Dr. Jones is a Licensed North Carolina Psychologist and owner of the office therapy dog, Crosby. It is not uncommon for Crosby to be on the premises and greeting or snuggling with clients.  Dr. Jones focuses mainly on the provision of individual psychotherapy for adults; she offers a Christian focus when desired. Her areas of interest include the treatment of anxiety, issues germane to the military spouse, women's issues and the study of identity in midlife. She primarily uses cognitive-behavioral therapy to treat conditions such as anxiety, depression, and adjustment disorders. Having completed an internship and post-doc under a neuropsychologist, she also has an interest and background in neuropsychological and psychological assessment. Dr. Jones limits her services to those that are clinical in nature and does not perform evaluations geared towards writing letters for the provision of Emotional Support Animals. 

Karen Kaminski Esala, MS, MSW, LCSWA is a licensed clinical social work associate with a passion for working with children, adolescents and families. Karen was employed as a school counselor prior to entering the field of clinical social work. Her experience in the academic setting has helped to prepare her as an educational advocate raising awareness about personal accommodations and modifications in a learning environment. Karen also has experience working with individuals seeking services for depression, anxiety and postpartum mental health care. Her desire is to continue growing as a professional committed to serving others in the field of clinical social work.

Dr. Reeder studied neuropsychology and has been in practice since 1991 in a wide variety of academic and clinical settings. Since 2012, he has worked extensively with active duty military at Naval Medical Center, Camp Lejeune. Although Dr. Reeder previously worked only with individuals with brain injuries, he now practices general clinical psychology with all individuals. He typically uses cognitive and/or cognitive-behavioral therapy, but occasionally uses other psychotherapeutic approaches as well. He treats a wide variety of conditions such as stress disorders, anxiety disorders (obsessive-compulsive disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder, etc.), depression, and other conditions. He is happy to treat individuals or couples.

Our resident neuropsychologist, Dr. Steed, has been in practice since 1993 and has worked in several inpatient and outpatient clinical settings. Among his areas of expertise include evaluation of closed head injury and other conditions that can affect neurocognitive functioning. He has worked with military service members for several years evaluating blast-related traumatic brain injuries. 



Alpha Neurobehavioral Clinic, PLLC

3805 Henderson Drive

Jacksonville, North Carolina 28546-5228


Phone: (910) 378-7669     Fax: (910) 939-2186