Clinical Mental Health Counseling will involve identifying and evaluating clients mental and physical states and any behavioral problems and then helping clients gain skills and learning behaviors that put them on the path to mental wellness.

Cedar Oaks Clinic is excited to be able to offer the services of Catherine Busam LCMHC, Jeff LiCalzi LCMHC and Kristen Baez LCMHC-A.

Catherine Busam is a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor and Supervisor. She has over 20 years of experience working with families and children struggling with emotional and behavioral issues.

Jeff LiCalzi is a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor and is certified in grief, loss and trauma, interpersonal neurobiology and somatic action methods, and Psychosocial Oncology. Jeff specializes in and works with and provides a unique perspective on LGBTQI+ related concerns. He is relational and heart-centered in his approach. Warmth, non-judgement, authenticity, and empathy are a staple of Jeff’s approach. No mysteries and sharing within reason are the norm. It’s all about the connection.

Kristen Baez has 5 years of experience working with adults and children at an inpatient psychiatric facility, and has additionally worked with children and teenagers in schools and in-home counseling.

Why should I see a Clinical Mental Health Counselor?

  • Therapists will provide talk therapy sessions to help clients explore and cope with social, emotional, or behavioral issues.
  • Therapists will assist with setting goals to help you lead a more balanced life.

Crisis Services

Always contact the Cedar Oaks Team with any concerns or questions. In an emergency, or if you are unable to contact us, listed below are some additional helplines and advocacy services. These are run by different organizations.  They are free services that you can use for talk or text support in an emotional crisis. For a medical emergency always call 988.

Suicide Prevention Lifeline

If you would like immediate help, please call or text 1-800-273-8255 (TALK). Through this toll-free phone number, we offer a network of crisis centers across the country. These centers staff their lines with people who are trained to listen and offer support to people in emotional crisis. If you are in an immediate medical crisis, please call 988.

North Carolina Hopeline – you talk, and we listen.

CALL OR TEXT: 919-231-4525 | 877-235-4525

NAMI – National Alliance on Mental Health

Crisis line, information, and advocacy

NAMI North Carolina

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