Meet Our Therapists

Sarah Cooper | Edward Blevins | Angela Adamcik Sara Wilkerson | Charlie Taylor | Zoë Leary 

Sarah Cooper, LCSW, LCAS
Owner of Dogwood Counseling
0682-SarahCooperHeadshots_0120F web versionSarah established Dogwood Counseling in 2016 with the hope of building a practice to provide exceptional mental health care services with like-minded clinicians.  Sarah believes in meeting clients where they are and honoring the individual journey of every client.  Her approach emphasizes the importance of a supportive, collaborative relationship between therapist and client.  Sarah views therapy as a process through which we can gain self-awareness and allow ourselves the opportunity for growth and change.  Sarah is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and a Licensed Clinical Addictions Specialist with over 10 years of experience. Sarah works with individuals ages 18 and up.  She specializes in treatment of substance use and addiction, anxiety, depression, pregnancy and postpartum support, and maternal mental health.  Sarah received a BA in Psychology from UNC Chapel Hill and a Masters in Social Work from UNC Charlotte.

Sarah accepts Aetna, BCBS, Cigna, Humana, MedCost, and United/Optum insurance plans.  Sarah offers weekday daytime appointments.

Contact Sarah directly at or 704.617.0756.

Edward Blevins, LMFTA, LCAS, CSI
EdwardEdward recognizes the significant role the family system plays in the development of the individual and emphasizes understanding clients through the lens of their family interactions. He helps clients obtain greater awareness and develop skills to live life better.  Edward believes people can choose to rise above life events that have impacted them, and that healing is the key to experiencing a wholesome and healthy life. Edward is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist Associate, Licensed Clinical Addictions Specialist, and Certified Clinical Supervisor Intern with over 15 years of experience.  He works with individual adults and adolescents, couples, and families, utilizing a variety of theoretical models to help guide the process of change including Narrative, Solution-Focused, Bowenian, Structural, and Strategic Therapy.  Edward specializes in treatment of substance use and addiction, relationship issues, marital and premarital counseling, and family therapy.  He offers substance abuse assessments and provides Christian based counseling upon request.  Edward received a BA in Psychology from UNC Charlotte and a Masters in Science in Marriage and Family Therapy from Capella University.

Edward accepts Aetna, BCBS, Cigna, Humana, MedCost and United/Optum insurance plans, offering daytime, evening, and weekend appointments.

Contact Edward directly at or 704.615.6500.

Angela Adamcik, LCMHC, CCTP
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Angela is a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor and Certified Clinical Trauma Professional with years of experience working with older teens and adults dealing with anxiety, trauma and PTSD, life transitions and various work and family related concerns. Angela strives to help others through taking time to understand their needs and strengths, building a therapeutic relationship and working towards the goals they set. She believes her role as a counselor is to guide her clients in identifying what is not working in their lives based on their values and developing a road map to happiness and confidence. Angela uses various evidenced base models (Cognitive Behavioral, Psychodynamic, Solution Focused, Enneagram Personality and Trauma Therapy) to work with her clients based on their needs while following a holistic model of mental health and physical wellness. She is comfortable using Christian beliefs in counseling should her clients want this involvement.

Angela received her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Masters in Counseling from Cleveland State University. In her spare time, Angela enjoys spending time with her family and dogs, and being outside enjoying what nature has to offer.

Angela accepts Aetna, BCBS, Cigna, Humana, MedCost and United/Optum insurance plans.

Contact Angela directly at or 704.266.6148.

Sara Wilkerson, LCMHC-A, NCC
As a therapist, Sara recognizes the importance of autonomy in the therapeutic relationship. She believes in guiding her clients to reach their own conclusions and helps them achieve their goals. Sara utilizes a Cognitive Behavioral approach to break down the barriers and stresses the importance of progress over perfection. She also incorporates other therapeutic approaches such as Eye Movement and Desensitization Therapy (EMDR), and Solution Focused therapy.

Sara is a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor Associate. She is also a National Certified Counselor. Sara works with clients 18 years of age and older. She specializes in the treatment of trauma. Some of her focus areas are sexual assault, domestic violence, suicide survivors, and PTSD. Sara also specializes in working with persistent mental health disorders such as bipolar disorder, depression, and anxiety.

Sara received a BA in Psychology from the University of Louisville and a Masters in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from UNC Charlotte.

Sara accepts Aetna, BCBS, Cigna, Humana, and MedCost insurance plans, offering weekday daytime appointments.

Contact Sara directly at or 980.999.0501.

Charlie Taylor, LCAS
Charlie Headshot3Charlie understands that therapy can be an intimidating and overwhelming process to start. He meets his clients where they are and engages with clients using a positive, non-threatening, and relatable approach. Charlie endeavors to create a collaborative therapy process that assists clients with addressing concerns and working towards their individualized goals.

Charlie is a Licensed Clinical Addictions Specialist with over 5 years of experience. He works with individuals ages 18 and up and incorporates Motivational Interviewing, Rational Emotive Behavior, Solution Focused, and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. Charlie specializes in working with clients who struggle with substance use and addiction and enjoys working with clients on managing stress, anxiety, depression, anger, and relationship issues. Charlie received a BA in Experimental Psychology and a Masters in Rehabilitation Counseling from the University of South Carolina.

Charlie accepts BCBS and Cigna insurance plans as well as self-pay.  He offers weekday daytime appointments.

Contact Charlie directly at or 803.720.9772.

Zoë Leary, LMFT, LCAS-A
Zoe Headshot3Zoë is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and a Licensed Clinical Addiction Specialist- Associate who has trained extensively as a relational and systemic therapist. Zoë specializes in working with trauma, addiction, anxiety, grief, and relationship concerns. She provides a nonjudgmental and accepting atmosphere where she works together with clients to identify the source of their concerns and begin a journey towards healing and peace.

Zoë has experience working with individuals, couples, families, and children in both residential and outpatient environments. In addition to her professional experience in both residential and outpatient clinics, one of Zoë’s most rewarding positions was providing family therapy at The Ronald McDonald House in Charlotte while she was pursuing her Master’s degree.

Zoë graduated from University of Mississippi with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and received a Master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy at Pfeiffer University Charlotte in 2015.

Zoë accepts Aetna, BCBS, Cigna, MedCost, and United/Optum insurance plans, offering daytime and evening appointments.

Contact Zoë directly at or 980.288.5539