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Building Recovery-Oriented System of Care, Raleigh, NC

Chris LaSalle
Clinical Coordinator 
Ridgeview Institute
 
Chris LaSalle is a Licensed Professional Counselor and the Clinical Coordinator for the Adult Psychiatric and Adult Addiction Medical Services for the outpatient Day Program at Ridgeview Institute. In his position he is responsible for development and maintenance of the compassionate, high-quality treatment offered at RVI. He has a broad range of clinical experience having worked in a clinical capacity in inpatient and outpatient treatment at hospitals and mental health centers since 1991. Chris has expertise working with the broad spectrum of psychiatric and addiction diagnoses including Dual Diagnoses.
 
Michael Washo, M.D.  
Medical Director
Fellowship Hall
 
Michael Washo, M.D., joined the leadership team of Fellowship Hall as Medical Director in October 2014. Dr. Washo is board certified in psychiatry and board eligible in addiction medicine (with plans to be certified in 2015).  He completed his undergraduate degree at Duke University, medical school at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, and his residency in psychiatry at Duke. He rotated through Fellowship Hall as a Duke resident in 2006.  Dr. Washo served as a staff psychiatrist at R.J. Blackley Alcohol and Drug Abuse Treatment Center in Butner, NC from 2007 through October 2014.
 
 

Amy McMillan, M.Ed., LPCS
Licensed Professional Counselor, Nationally Board Certified Clinical Therapist, Believe

Amy has worked in the Eating Disorder and Recovery field for over 15 years. She is a counselor, educator, consultant, clinical supervisor, and practicing owner of Believe In Therapy, a therapeutic center for change. Nationally Board Certified, Amy is a graduate of North Carolina State University’s Psychology, Sociology, and Counseling programs. She specializes in treating eating disorders, depression, anxiety, dual diagnoses, and trauma. Utilizing eclectic methods, Amy is trained in DBT, CBT, hypnotherapy, relaxation techniques, guided imagery, and art therapy.

Amy is an active consultant to other professionals, as well as speaking for companies including Glaxo Smith Kline, SAS, CRC Health Group, YMCA, Lifetime Fitness, Blue Cross Blue Shield's Health Awareness drive at North Carolina Farm Bureau, and LPCANC. Amy worked for Guardian ad Litem, an organization providing counseling for abused and neglected children, and was the Clinical Director for a Critical Access Behavioral Health Agency.  She is a trained DBT provider, and was invited to lead DBT groups at Carolina House IOP, as well as providing individual treatment in the residential program of Carolina House.  Her articles and presentations have included topics such as, DBT and CBT in treating Binge Eating Disorders, Treating Eating Disordered Clients in Private Practice, Addictions, Trauma and Mindfulness.