William Allen Jr.
William Allen Jr. is the Co-Founder /Owner and Operations Director of Cedar Tree Empowerment Center (CTEC). He oversees the day to day operations of CTEC, ensuring that the best quality of treatment services and practices are utilized in all daily operations. He supports CTEC’s administrative functions to ensure that each client is provided the most efficient care.
Aysia Allen, Licensed Clinician
Aysia Allen is the Co-Founder/Owner and Clinical Operations Director of CTEC. She is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), has a Master’s Degree in Social Work with a concentration of children and family dynamics from The University of NC at Charlotte (UNCC). She has been licensed for about 15 years and has always had a passion to empower people to be self-confident and self-compassionate.
Co-Founders, Will and Aysia are happily married, have three daughters (2 on earth and 1 in heaven) and 2 dogs. Their love for providing hope to families during challenging times is sincere and both believe it is a gift from God. Although CTEC does not discriminate against any religion, the owners are shameless Christians who are determined to encourage others to live with purpose. The two are a dynamic team, bringing their backgrounds together to foster healing to those who need it.
Jordan Inman, Licensed Clinician
Jordan Inman, MA, LCMHC, NCC specializes in providing clinical services to adolescents and adults who may be struggling with a variety of issues, including: anxiety, depression, life transitions, mood instability, work/life balance, stresses of motherhood, relationship issues, shame, and low self-esteem. Jordan uses cognitive behavioral therapy to teach wellness partners how to identify and replace disordered thought patterns with healthier ways of thinking in order to improve mood and overall wellness.
Shauna Mason, Licensed Clinician
Shauna Mason, MS, LCASA, is a Licensed Christian Therapist. Her primary area of interest is substance abuse, addictions, marriage and family distress, depression, trauma, self-esteem and spirituality matters. Shauna has 20 plus years of experience in the mental health field, providing
enhanced services to youth and their families. Shauna has a Master of Science Degree in Christian Counseling of Substance Use and Addictive Disorders, a Post Master of Science in Counseling Marriage and Family Therapy Certificate, and a Master of Art in Christian Studies with an Emphasis in Leadership from Grand Canyon University. She has a passion for helping others and is committed to assisting Wellness Partners at Cedar Tree Empowerment Center (CTEC) with developing the tools necessary to create healthy ways of coping with life stressors.
Kyoko Funabashi, Licensed Clinician
Kyoko Funabashi, M.Ed., NCC, LCMHCA is passionate about working with individuals who are experiencing stress, depression, trauma, transitional life issues, low self-esteem, and other emotional barriers. Kyoko has a special interest in providing services to teenagers and adults, with an emphasis on the female population. Kyoko’s primary approach to counseling is an integration of solution-focused, mindfulness-based, and cognitive-behavioral therapies. This integrative counseling approach strives to balance mindful awareness, a genuine and empathic relationship with the Wellness Partner. This process is a collaborative effort between the therapist and Wellness Partner, identifying what initial changes one could work towards to minimize emotional and behavioral disturbances in their current life.
Jessica Cratch is a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor Associate who specializes in helping children, adolescents and young adults. Jessica is passionate about serving individuals who may be struggling with stress, anxiety, emotional regulation, school, family/ peer relationships and life transitions. She received her Bachelor’s Degree in Interdisciplinary Studies with a focus in Psychology from Winston-Salem State University. With a passion to help, nurture and provide mental health to children, adolescents & young adults she decided to pursue higher education in the Mental Health field. Jessica received a Master of Science Degree in School Counseling from North Carolina Agricultural & Technical State University. She has had the pleasure of working as a School Counselor for over 5 years serving children & adolescents.
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