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BEHAVIORAL HEALTH PROVIDERS
Larissa Carpenter, LCSW
Larissa, PCSG’s Behavioral Health Director since 2015, is a graduate of Valdosta State University, where she received a Master’s in Social Work. After graduation, Larissa worked with Thomas University’s Division of Social Work as an assistant to the Division Chair, helping to develop curricula, participating in area outreach, and coordinating events for CEU’s and legislative education for students. Next she was employed with the Department of Behavioral Health and Disabilities as a senior member of the Social Services Department. She later became the Program Manager for DBHDD Forensic Services, coordinating care, providing supervision, and acting as a liaison between the judicial system and treatment providers in twenty-six counties. The last two years have been devoted to learning how to assess, diagnose, and treat adult behavioral health patients with a focus on substance abuse and trauma.
In her spare time, Larissa enjoys spending time with friends and family, as well as training for triathlons.
Christina Haire, LCSW
Christina is a native of Mitchell County GA and has lived in Bainbridge GA for the past 20 years. She holds a Master Degree in Social Work from Valdosta State University. She is licensed and Board Certified as a clinical social worker (LCSW) in the state of Georgia. She has twelve years of diverse social work experience, working in the capacities of grief and loss, child and family issues, substance abuse counseling, and behavior modification. She has a working knowledge of treatment methods with clients suffering mental illness and addictive disease. Her approach to counseling is an eclectic blend of cognitive behavioral theory, brief therapy, grief/loss theory, and motivational techniques. She believes her role as counselor is to serve as a guide through the process of self-exploration and insight. She provides counseling to Primary Care of SWGA adult and pediatric patients with general mental health concerns including: Depression and Anxiety, Panic Attacks, ADD/ADHD, Grief and Loss, Stress Management and Insomnia, Parenting and Family Issues, and Perinatal Mood disorders including Postpartum Depression.
Primary Care of Southwest Georgia-Blakely is a Health Center Program grantee under 42 U.S.C. 254b, and a deemed Public Health Service employee under 42 U.S.C. 233(g)-(n)