Carolina Beach Counseling - Finding Creative Solutions to Life's Challenges

Meet Our Clinical Team:



Aaron Albert, MD FAPA*

Dr. Albert is a board certified psychiatrist and a fellow of the American Psychiatric Association.  He received his medical degree from Wake Forest University School of Medicine and completed a psychiatry residency at Wake Forest Baptist Hospital.  Dr. Albert is a general psychiatrist with a special interest in treating opioid addiction and has been prescribing suboxone since 2011.  His other areas of practice include emergency psychiatry, correctional psychiatry, outpatient medication management, and telepsychiatry.  Dr. Albert is currently accepting new patients for pshyciatric evaluation, medication management and suboxone treatment.  For more information regarding psychiatric services click here or call 910-707-3770.  To find out more about Suboxone treatment call 910-458-4544.




Loralie Grigas, MSW, LCSW, LCAS, SAE* 
Loralie has lived in the Wilmington area for nearly 20 years.  She has been with Carolina Beach Counseling since 2011 and became a managing partner in 2014. 

As a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) and a Licensed Clinical Addiction Specialist (LCAS), Loralie understands the unique challenges an individual faces when they have a co-occurring mental health and substance use issue.   Loralie offers outpatient therapeutic services and has a particular interest in treating anxiety and depression, grief and loss issues, geriatric mental health, co-dependency, and dual diagnosis treatment.  In addition to mental health therapy, she also provides addiction treatment.
  
Loralie received her Master in Social Work from the University of North Carolina at Wilmington with a concentration in Clinical Practice.  She has worked in an Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP), on a Assertive Community Treatment Team (ACTT) and as an individual therapist helping individuals with mental health and substance use disorders.  Loralie also spent many years as a mental health advocate in southeastern North Carolina.  This experience has given her a unique understanding of our current mental health system and the resources available in the local community. 

Click here to view Loralie's Psychology Today listing.  To contact Loralie directly call 910-617-4675. 



Corey Andolfi, MA, LMFT, NBCCH* 

Corey joined Carolina Beach Counseling in 2014 and became a managing partner in 2015.  He is currently practicing as a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) and National Board Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist (NBCCH).  

Corey brings with him a body of experience working in a variety of clinical settings including residential, in-home, hospital, community agencies, and schools.  Corey offers outpatient mental health treatment in the form of individual, group, couples, and family therapy. Corey has experience treating a variety of mental health issues with concentrations in family conflicts, parenting, and behavioral diagnoses. Corey also offers clinical hypnosis services that address obstacles such as smoking cessation, weight loss management, fears, self-esteem, and stress management.

Corey graduated from La Salle University in Philadelphia with a Masters of Arts in Clinical Counseling. He completed his internship at one of the premier mental health facilities in the eastern county region of Pennsylvania at Crozer Chester Medical Center. Corey continued to provide outpatient and in home services until he moved to the Wilmington area. He also conducted in-home and outpatient therapy to at-risk families and individuals. Corey has experience handling a variety of presenting issues working with the juvenile justice system and social services. He brings with him a wealth of knowledge in the areas of developmental disabilities and Autism, as he worked cooperatively with schools and families to help these individuals reach their goals. 

Click here to view Corey's Psychology Today listing.  To contact Corey directly call 910-294-0970. 




Jessica Manning, MSW, LCSW, LCAS*

Jessica is a clinical therapist who has been practicing in the Wilmington, NC area since 2005. She practices as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) and a Licensed Clinical Addictions Specialist (LCAS). Areas of expertise and special interest include addiction, anxiety disorders, depression, chronic pain, trauma, grief and loss, and relationship issues.

 Jessica received her Bachelor of Science in Family and Community Services from Berry College in Mount Berry, Georgia, in 2000, where she completed an internship at the Department of Family and Children’s Services and volunteered her time at domestic violence and youth shelters. In 2005, Jessica completed her Master of Social Work (MSW) from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. While in graduate school, she completed an internship at a pre- and perinatal substance abuse outpatient treatment program, and at the Crisis Unit of the local police department. Since graduating from UNC-CH, Jessica has worked in a variety of clinical settings, including substance abuse treatment facilities as a lead counselor, as a behavioral consultant and developer of an integrated behavioral health program at a rural health primary care practice, and as the program director for an integrated dual diagnosis program.

 Jessica provides outpatient mental health and substance abuse counseling in both individual and group formats, to adults and adolescents. Jessica joined Carolina Beach Counseling in October 2014 and she currently lives in Wilmington with her husband and two children.

Click here to view Jessica's Psychology Today listing.  To contact Jessica directly call 910-632-0994.


* Please note that each provider at Carolina Beach Counseling is independently licensed and insured.  They are independent practitioners and are not employees of Carolina Beach Counseling. 
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