MEET OUR TEAM
Catherine A. Gneiting PhD, LCMHCS
Cathy Gneiting is owner and CEO of CG Counseling and Consulting. She served 7.5 years in the U.S. Navy as a jet mechanic and currently is the wife of a contractor who deploys which has given her a unique insight into the Military lifestyle through first-hand experience.
She completed her Masters in Counseling at Webster University in Myrtle Beach, SC in 2008 and, earned a Ph.D. in Organizational Psychology in 2011. She is a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor Supervisor at the Masters level through the state of North Carolina, and has gained a broad range of experience over the years by working in a variety of different settings: Psychiatric Hospital, Crisis team, Methadone clinic, Community Support as well as private practice.
Although trained in different modalities she is able to be eclectic, looking at the clients' needs rather than any specific type of therapy. She received PTSD training through Duke University under Dr. Resick, the creator of Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT) which has been proven to alleviate PTSD symptoms in adults. Cathy also trained with Dr. Cohen, the creator of Trauma focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) which is the go-to gold standard treatment for children age 3-18 with extensive trauma.
Michelle Siriano MS, LCMHC
Michelle received her bachelor’s in psychology and her masters in professional counseling (has been changed to Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor) at Carlow College in Pittsburgh, PA. She spent 13 years working in various school settings. She has worked with various age groups of children with various diagnoses and disorders, along with parents, teachers, psychiatrists, and psychiatric nurses.
She also has experience as an outpatient counselor as well as working in therapeutic foster care. She interned at a drug and alcohol rehabilitation center, working mostly with teenagers. For the past six years, she has been in North Carolina as a military counselor on Camp Lejeune providing counseling to marines and their spouses, along with their children and their care staff. Recently, she left the base to work at a local elementary school, providing counseling for military children.
Michelle gravitates towards the ideas of Choice and Person-Centered Theories, in that we have the power to control ourselves. She uses a mixture of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Reality Therapy, and uses strength-based approaches to empower clients to make the changes they wish to see.
Dale McCallister MS, LCMHC-A
Dale received his Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics from UNC Wilmington in 2002 and his Masters of Science in Counseling (changed to Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor) from ECU in 2012. Dale is a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor Associate as well as Nationally Certified Counselor. As a local of Onslow County, having grown up in the Swansboro area as the child of two Marines, he has a heart for Marines, their spouses and their children. Dale favors a cognitive approach preferring the methods of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy but also pulls in tenants of Family Theory and Person Centered therapy in his approach.
Dale has worked for the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction for the last 16 years as a math teacher and a Guidance Counselor at Northside High School, Jacksonville High School, and New Bern High School.
Stefanie Anthenor MS, LCMHC-A
Stefanie is a military spouse who recently relocated to the Jacksonville area. She graduated from American Military University in 2015 with her Bachelor’s in Psychology, with honors. She earned her Master’s in Professional Counseling (changed to Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor) from Liberty University, graduating in 2018 with high distinction. Stefanie has also been trained in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), an evidence-based treatment for processing trauma.
Stefanie is also a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor Associate. Being the wife of an active-duty Marine gives her a unique perspective on military life and the challenges that families face daily.
Stefanie has experience working with individuals, families and couples. She believes each person is unique and treatment should be tailored to fit the needs of each individual. Her main goal is to help empower clients to set and achieve goals, through the use of evidence-based practice.
Vickie L. Bernet, Office Manager
Vickie Bernet has been in the Jacksonville area since 1975 when her family first moved to this area through the Marine Corps. Her main goal is to keep the office of CG Counseling and Consulting running smoothly and seamlessly as she assists both new clients and old.
She is the "go-to" person with anything that involves the front office, specifically but not limited to: new client paperwork, scheduling of appointments, billing as well as any questions you have concerning insurance.
Counseling is a way to help you face challenges with someone else who is nonjudgmental, who can assist you in finding your own way through a difficult time in your life.
All Therapists working at CG Counseling and Consulting have experience working with teenagers, adults, couples, and families.