Meet Our Team
PAIGE BENTLEY GREASON
Ph.D., MA.Ed., LPC-S, RYT
Director Counseling & Wellness Services
Dr. Greason graduated from Wake Forest
University and came to counseling after a 10-year career in journalism and
public relations. Although she loved the creative nature of that work, she felt
that something was missing and returned to school to pursue her degree in
counseling. She has graduate degrees in counseling and counselor education from
Wake Forest University and UNC-Greensboro. She is licensed to provide
psychotherapy and clinical supervision. She completed training through the
National Institute for the Clinical Application of Behavioral Medicine to become
a Master Practitioner in mindfulness-based psychotherapy and is an EMDR
clinician. She is also a certified clinical hypnotherapist and registered yoga
teacher. She has additional training in Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy,
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Myers Briggs
Type Indicator, and Somatic Experiencing, among others.
counselor, I have adopted a “wellness” model of mental health, based on the
belief that most of the challenges that people encounter in life are part of
life’s natural rhythm. Some of these challenges are existential in nature; some
are more situational, stemming from any number of interacting factors. I
believe that all people have the resilience and potential for successfully
meeting life’s day-to-day challenges and for dancing with life’s unanswerable,
existential questions. Seeking counseling is a healthy step in that process. My
primary goal as a counselor is to help clients connect with their innate
capacity for wellness.
client-directed, mindfulness-informed therapy. I believe that clients are the
expert on themselves and that change and growth occur in a non-judgmental
environment that provides a balance of challenge and support. It is within the
safety of the therapeutic relationship that I believe clients can begin to
explore their personal challenges more deeply, connect with their own wisdom,
and find the life balance they seek. Together, we use the resources and
strengths that clients bring to the table in combination with appropriate
therapeutic interventions to reach clients’ goals.
Senior Mental Health Counselor
336.713.6302 Room 1212
Ryan earned his master's degree in Marriage and Family
Therapy (2013) from Pfeiffer University. He is licensed in the state of North
Carolina with the NC MFT Licensure Board. Before joining Wake Forest
University, Ryan was in private practice serving individuals and couples for a
wide range of issues including anxiety, addiction, and relationship health.
Ryan has trainings in the Gottman Method Couples Therapy and is an Approved
Gottman Educator. Additionally, he is the creator and co-host of In Session,
a podcast about mental health and therapy.
I like to emphasize that at the core, I believe people are equipped with the strength and resources to bring about resilience and wellness. My job is to help clients access their inherent wisdom and find a path toward managing difficulties while living life fully. As a family therapist I also believe that the problems for which we seek a solution are part of a larger web of self, family, school, work, culture, and society. Understanding and working within this systemic framework has powerful benefits, namely to remove the unhelpful ideas that our issues diminish our self-worth or value. As I like to say, "the problem is the problem," and I help clients spend more time finding solutions, inspiration, and motivation toward positive change, established in the form of specific goals.
To put it more generally, I am strengths-focused, but I will use a variety of models, interventions, and assessments to specifically tailor treatment to suit clients' specific needs and goals. Treatment could include solution-focused therapy, a genogram of relevant family and cultural history, mindfulness practices for wellness and academic efficiency, grief counseling, managing test-related anxiety, and much more. Most importantly however, is that treatment is conducted within an unconditionally positive and non-judgmental environment that fosters collaboration and feedback to bring about the most helpful outcomes.