Meet Our Therapists

Sarah Cooper | Edward Blevins | Andrew Fish | Brooke Vedel

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 sarah@dogwoodcounseling.com 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 edward@dogwoodcounseling.com or 704.615.6500.

ANDREW FISH, LCSW
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Andrew believes in empowering clients to be their best selves and develop the skills needed to overcome the stresses of daily life. His primary goal as a therapist is to provide the right support and assistance that will enable clients to meet their objectives head-on. Andrew values a collaborative relationship between therapist and client that fosters an optimal setting for addressing individual issues, reducing barriers, and achieving personal growth. His therapy approach invites clients to strive for their personal goals while providing a supportive environment to learn how to overcome setbacks and distractions in the present as well as into the future. Andrew is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 7 years of experience. When working with clients, he incorporates several therapeutic frameworks including Solution Focused, Cognitive Behavioral, Person-Centered, and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) Therapy. Andrew works with adults and adolescents, as well as couples. He enjoys working with clients who are struggling with ADHD, anxiety, depression, self-esteem, body image, trauma, and substance use. Andrew received a BA in Psychology from Elon University and a Masters in Social Work from UNC Chapel Hill.

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

Contact Andrew directly at andrew@dogwoodcounseling.com or 413.531.4577.

BROOKE VEDEL, LPCA, LCASheadshot pic- brooke

Brooke views therapy as an opportunity for individual growth through self-reflection and awareness. She works collaboratively with her clients to set goals, establish healthy coping and communication skills, and find solutions to problems. Brooke values building a supportive and trusting relationship in therapy, as well as fostering independence, confidence, and resilience within her clients. She believes the client is the expert of his or her own life. Brooke is a Licensed Professional Counselor Associate and a Licensed Clinical Addictions Specialist who works with individuals age 16 and up.  She specializes in treatment of substance use and addiction, anxiety, depression, life transitions and adjustments, and maternal mental health.  Brooke received a MS in Family and Community Services and a Minor in Criminal Justice from East Carolina University and a Masters in Clinical Counseling with an emphasis in Addictions Counseling from East Carolina University.

Brooke accepts Aetna, BCBS, Cigna, MedCost, and United Healthcare/Optum, offering daytime and evening appointments.

Contact Brooke directly at brooke@dogwoodcounseling.com or 704.529.9200.