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Dedicated Professionals Working to Restore Families

The staff at Lake House Academy brings together education, skill, experience and a love for what they do. Each of these individuals understands the complex family dynamics our girls come from. Our goal is to help your daughter rediscover the confident, resilient and fun-loving person you know and love.

Alex Hamilton, M.Ed, LCPC

Clinical Director

Alex received her Master’s of Education in Counseling and has...

Carson Ray, LMFT-A

Therapist

Carson completed a bachelors degree in Psychology with a minor...

Andrea Burgess, LCSW

Equine Therapist

Andrea attended the University of North Carolina and earned a...

Alex Hamilton, M.Ed, LCPC

Position: Clinical Director
Email: [email protected]

Alex received her Master’s of Education in Counseling and has her Bachelor of Music from Colorado Christian University. Alex is passionate about creating an inviting, safe, and inspirational environment to guide change and growth in individuals. With a unique background of education Alex embraces each individual’s distinctive needs. Combining years of working in residential treatment as well as the school system, she practices implementing group counseling and individual interventions with caring skill.  She often uses her knowledge of neuro-development and learning to connect with clients on multiple levels. She lets creativity be a stepping stone to emotional vulnerability and understanding. On her down time you can find Alex playing guitar, rock climbing, and exploring her new home in the Blue Ridge Mountains.

Carson Ray, LMFT-A

Position: Therapist
Email: [email protected]

Carson completed a bachelors degree in Psychology with a minor in Child Development and Family Relations at East Carolina University. She then attended Appalachian State University, where she received a masters degree in Marriage and Family Therapy. Carson completed a year-long internship where she worked at a community mental health clinic, providing free individual and group therapy.

Carson enjoys working with young people and families, and has fun hiking and exploring with students!

Middle School Favorites

Band: Fleetwood Mac

Hobby/Sport/Activity: guitar and flute

Most Prized possession: Harry Potter books

Andrea Burgess, LCSW

Position: Equine Therapist

Andrea attended the University of North Carolina and earned a Masters in Social Work. She is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Addictions Specialist, and brings a wealth of experience in child, adolescent and family services to the team. Andrea leads Lake House Academy’s Equine Therapy program and is trained in Trauma Focused Equine Assisted Psychotherapy (TF-EAP), Equine Assisted Growth and Learning (EAGALA) and Parelli Natural Horsemanship. She has experience in juvenile justice wilderness programming, inpatient psychiatric care, experiential programming for child and adolescent residential facilities, as well as experience in private practice. When not working, Andrea enjoys a variety of outdoor adventure including rock climbing, dirt biking, mountain biking and snowboarding.

Middle School Favorites:

Band: Duran Duran

Hobby/Sport/Activity: Riding horses

Most Prized Possession: My roller skates

 

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