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Jordan Siegel, MSW, LCSW

Jordan Siegel, MSW, LCSW
Clinical Director

jsiegel@lakehouseacademy.com

Jordan received her bachelor’s degree in psychology from Franklin & Marshall College and earned her master’s degree in social work at the University of Pennsylvania. She began her work in the field by facilitating and developing positive youth development programs in conjunction with her college and local nonprofit organizations in the surrounding inner-city area. While in graduate school, she worked with people of all ages in an inpatient psychiatric hospital and as an outpatient therapist for children and adolescents ages 3 to 17 at a community mental health center in Philadelphia.

Prior to joining Lake House Academy, Jordan worked as an adolescent and family therapist at a private therapeutic boarding school for high school-aged adolescents. Her approach to treatment is grounded in attachment theory and attachment development. She also draws from trauma-focused treatment interventions, cognitive behavioral interventions, and family systems/structural family therapy.

In her spare time Jordan enjoys anything creative, artistic and active, from painting pottery to CrossFit workouts. She also spends a lot of time exploring the outdoors with her canine companion, Calvin.


Juliette McNamara, LCSW

Juliette McNamara, LCSW
Therapist

jmacnamara@lakehouseacademy.com

​Juliette attended Indiana University for her undergraduate and earned a BS in Psychology. She went on to attend Wake Forest University to earn her MA in Psychology. Juliette completed her thesis on parenting for adolescents and began to cultivate a greater passion for working in direct care.

After completing the Master's program at Wake, Juliette began working in direct care with adolescents on the Autism Spectrum. Juliette continued to work in community mental health until returning to school to complete her MSW and earn her licensure as a Clinical Social Worker. Juliette specializes in Dialectical Behavior Therapy and is passionate about working with young women who need support in coping with the challenges that accompany adolescence and the transition to becoming a successful young adult.

In her free time, Juliette enjoys spending time with her pets and being active. Juliette plays ultimate frisbee and loves to play board games.


Aubrey Baptista, MA, LPCA
Therapist

abaptista@lakehouseacademy.com

Aubrey’s interest in counseling started in high school when she saw there was a need for peer mediation and founded her school’s first peer mediation club. She completed her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Justice Studies from the University of New Hampshire. She spent time studying art while working with a range of populations after undergraduate school. She began sharing her skills with people and experienced the healing and connecting power of the arts.

Aubrey earned her Master’s degree in Mental Health Counseling and Art Therapy from Lesley University in Cambridge, MA. She loves working with youth because they bring today’s joy and tomorrow’s future. Aubrey enjoys creating opportunities for girls to discover their true potential by showing acceptance, empathy, and passion for all. She has explored a range of topics from spirituality, art, and behaviorism, to brain- body science.

When Aubrey is away from Lake House, she is most likely with her family enjoying the outdoors. Aubrey has an adventurous spirit and loves to hike the local mountain ranges and go long boarding on the Swamp Rabbit Trail. On rainy days, she plays inside and makes art.


Brittany Kiser, LPCA

Brittany Kiser, LPCA
Therapist

bkiser@lakehouseacademy.com

Brittany brings with her to Lake House Academy a passion for supporting adolescents and their families in developing the skills needed for healthy relationships and a successful future. She is registered with the NC Child Treatment Program as a clinician trained in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. Brittany will join the LHA team with a wealth of knowledge and experience gained from her time serving as a therapist in both middle and high school settings.


Londa Bissell Kauffman, MA, LPCA
Therapist

lkauffman@lakehouseacademy.com

Londa comes to Lake House Academy with a wealth of knowledge and experience in the mental health field. After earning her master’s degree in clinical mental health counseling from Montreat College, Londa completed her internship at Lake House Academy where she immediately felt right at home with the program model, the staff team, and the students. Through her work with adolescents in a residential setting, she discovered her love of experiential learning and adventure based counseling. Additionally, Londa has also worked with adolescents in a wilderness program and has most recently worked with adults in a residential setting.

During her internship at Lake House Academy, Londa fell in love with the mission of “Healing through Play” and learned a lot about the Theraplay model and attachment, and how these models help families to heal. Londa also utilizes the Reality Therapy/Choice Theory in her work to help students and families understand that we all have needs we are trying to meet and behavior helps us to meet those needs. Londa is a big believer in getting out of the office and learning through our experiences.

When she is not at Lake House, Londa enjoys spending time in nature, playing board games, watching college football, and hanging out with family and friends. Some fun facts about Londa: she is originally from Indiana, she enjoys the occasional mountain snowstorm, and her favorite season is autumn.


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