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Behavioral Services

While the spread of COVID-19 has impacted daily life, it doesn't mean you have to stop seeking out quality health care for mental health needs. FirstHealth of the Carolinas is modifying processes and expanding care options to ensure that we focus on our core purpose: To Care For People. For more information, call (910) 715-3376.

Video Visits Available at FirstHealth Behavioral Services Clinics

COVID-19 has changed much about everyday life, but FirstHealth of the Carolinas remains committed to quality patient care and safety. At our Behavioral Health clinics, we are ready to serve you when and where you need it.

FirstHealth is also expanding care capabilities at its Behavioral Health clinics throughout the region. Video visits will allow patients to continue seeing their clinician when they need assistance with a mental health issue.

Patients can begin the process with a phone call from a nurse and then have a live video chat with their provider. Like a normal office visit, providers who have relationships with established patients will be able to prescribe medications.

For more information, call (910) 715-3376.

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Adult Inpatient Psychiatric Services

The newly renovated 30-bed adult inpatient psychiatric unit at Moore Regional Hospital in Pinehurst provides psychiatric and detox services to patients ages 18 and older.  The unit was carefully redesigned to create a safe and comfortable state of the art behavioral health space for our patients.  The unit is staffed by a multi-disciplinary team of psychiatrists, nurses and social workers, and led by Medical Director Jason Jerry, M.D., addiction specialist and board certified psychiatrist. 


Services include:

• Medical Detoxification

• Dual Diagnosis Treatment

• Inpatient Psychiatric Treatment

• Voluntary / Involuntary Admissions

To download a brochure about out Inpatient Psychiatric Services, please click here.



Addiction Recovery Services

FirstHealth Addiction Recovery Services provides a full continuum of care for adult men and women, ages 18 and above, suffering from behavioral health disorders, substance abuse issues or experiencing overwhelming personal crises.  Addiction recovery services include scientific and 12-step modes of treatment and medication-assisted treatment if needed.  

Both the chemical dependency and psychiatric tracks have a setting that provides tools for recovery. Personalized treatment plans are specifically developed according to each patient's unique strengths, needs and goals. Therapies and related services that may be incorporated into a patient's plan include medication management, individual therapy, group therapy, family therapy, along with a special recovery program designed for professionals.

FirstHealth Addiction Recovery Services provides levels of care to include:

  • Medical Detoxification
  • Dual Diagnosis

We also offer ongoing counseling and treatment in an outpatient clinic setting based on each patient's individual needs.





Clinic Services 

Adult Services

  • Family Therapy
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Relationship Difficulties
  • Grief & Loss
  • Stress Management
  • Addiction Disease Issues
  • Psychological Testing
  • Communication Difficulties
  • Professional Support Aftercare Program
  • Anger Management
  • Divorce/Remarriage
  • Trauma / PTSD Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
  • Chronic Illness
  • Medication Management
  • Attention Deficit/Hyperactive Disorder (ADD/ADHD)
  • Abuse Issues
  • First-Episode Psychosis
  • Schizophrenia
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Personality Disorders
  • Neuropsychological Testing


Adolescent Services

  • Behavioral Assessment
  • Depression
  • TF-CBT Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (ages 10-18)
  • Anxiety
  • ADHD & ADD
  • Oppositional Behavior
  • School Difficulty
  • Social Skills Training
  • Temper Tantrums
  • Adjustment to Parental Divorce/Remarriage
  • Abuse Issues




Specialized programs

Crisis Intervention

Professional Support Aftercare Program (PSAP); To download a brochure, click here.

Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT)

Illness Management and Recovery (IMR) Program

Early Psychosis and Schizophrenia Treatment Program



Meet Our Team



Jason Jerry, M.D.

Jason M. Jerry, M.D.

Jason M. Jerry, M.D., earned his medical degree from Medical College of Ohio and completed his residency at The University of Miami-Jackson Memorial Medical Center in Miami, Florida.  A board certified psychiatrist, Dr. Jerry has devoted most of his career to the research and treatment of those addicted to alcohol or drugs.  He is certified by the American Board of Addiction Medicine.  Prior to joining FirstHealth, Dr. Jerry was a staff psychiatrist at the Cleveland Clinic’s Alcohol and Drug Recovery Center and an assistant professor at the Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine of Case Western Reserve University.  He has been very involved in patient advocacy work and served as the chair of the Treatment Subcommittee for the U.S. Attorney of Northern Ohio’s Heroin and Opioid Task Force, chair of the Addiction and Pain Committee for the Ohio Psychiatric Physicians Association and as a member of the Ohio State Medical Association’s Focused Task Force on State Legislation.

He previously worked for one of the largest privately owned addiction treatment centers in Florida and served as the corporate medical director.

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Mary T. Mandell, M.D.

Mary Mandell, M.D.

Mary Mandell, M.D., has been an outpatient psychiatrist with FirstHealth of the Carolinas since 2003. After earning her undergraduate and medical degrees from Emory University in Georgia, she completed a residency in psychiatry at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where she served as chief resident. A board certified psychiatrist, she specializes in treating patients (including physicians and other professionals) who have been diagnosed with mood and anxiety disorders. Dr. Mandell, who operated a private practice for three years before joining FirstHealth, received an Exemplary Psychiatrist Award from the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) in 2006. This national award is presented only to about 10 psychiatrists throughout the country each year.

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Meredith Stanton, M.D.   

Meredith Stanton, M.D.

Psychiatrist Meredith Stanton, M.D., has a particular interest in adults and children with anxiety and mood disorders, especially PTSD, generalized anxiety and depression.  A native of Georgia, Dr. Stanton earned her medical degree from the Mercer University School of Medicine in Macon and completed her internship and residency in psychiatry at Atlanta’s Emory University School of Medicine.  Certified by the American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology, she was previously associated with Palmetto Tuomey Healthcare System, Tuomey Healthcare System Senior Life Improvement Program, Sumter Psychiatry Associates and Santee-Wateree Mental Health Center.

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Joel Monroe, Psy.D.

Joel M. Monroe, Psy.D.

Joel M. Monroe, Psy.D., is a licensed clinical psychologist. He received his bachelor’s degree in psychology from Heidelberg University and obtained his doctoral degree in clinical psychology from the American School of Professional Psychology in Washington, D.C. He completed his residency at Broughton Hospital and a postdoctoral fellowship in psychotic disorders at the Medical College of Georgia. Dr. Monroe specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of schizophrenia and other psychotic disorders. He provides a full range of adult psychological services, including neuropsychological and psychological evaluation, consultation, psychosocial skills and resiliency training, and individual psychotherapy. His clinical interests include severe and persistent mental illness, psychosocial rehabilitation and recovery, trauma and dissociative disorders, neuropsychiatric conditions, and adult general mental health. He received the 2017 Mental Health Professional of the Year Award from the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI). He is an active member of the American Psychological Association, the International Society of Schizophrenia Research, the International Society for Psychological and Social Approaches to Psychosis, and the Society for Personality Assessment.

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Matthew Eubanks, PA-C

Matthew Eubanks, PA-C, is a native of Moore County and is quite familiar with FirstHealth. While still in high school, he obtained hundreds of volunteer hours within various departments of Moore Regional Hospital. After obtaining his undergraduate degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Matthew returned to work for FirstHealth on a medical floor for two years while obtaining hours for graduate school. He obtained a master’s degree in physician assistant practice from Campbell University, rotating solely with FirstHealth and local community practices. In his current role at FirstHealth, he works primarily with individuals on the inpatient psychiatry service and in the outpatient behavioral services clinic. Matthew is excited to return to the community, and he is passionate to serve in a new role as a provider with FirstHealth Behavioral Services.

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Kelly King, MSN, PMHNP

Kelly King, MSN, PMHNP, is an adolescent and adult psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner. She earned her bachelor’s degree in nursing from Indiana Wesleyan University and a master’s in nursing from Eastern Kentucky University’s psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner program. Prior to joining FirstHealth, King spent nearly 15 years as a registered nurse in inpatient psychiatry working with both children and adults. She enjoys working with patients of all ages but specializes in children, adolescents and young adults.

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Amy Scribben, MSN, PMHNP

Amy Scribben, MSN, PMHNP, is an adolescent and adult psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner in both Pinehurst and Rockingham. A native of Ohio, she has more than 10 years of nursing experience, 5 of those as a psychiatric nurse practitioner. Mrs. Scribben earned her master’s degree in nursing from the University of Akron. Most recently, she worked as a psychiatric nurse practitioner at Akron Children’s Hospital in Ohio and previously served in the same role with practices in Akron and Cleveland. Mrs. Scribben enjoys working with patients across the life span as has worked in a variety of settings, both inpatient and outpatient. Mrs. Scribben comes from a family of nurses, including her mother, who is a psychiatric nurse. In her free time, Mrs. Scribben and her family enjoy warm weather, fishing, four-wheeling and bike riding.


Liz Harry, MSW, LCSW

Liz Harry, MSW, LCSW

Liz Harry, MSW, LCSW, earned bachelor’s degrees in both social work and sociology and received her master’s degree in social work from Barry University in Miami Shores, Fla., in 1999. She has more the 20 years of experience in the mental health field, working as a counselor, case manager, therapist and clinical supervisor, and she was certified in Critical Incident Stress Management in 2004. She is experienced in working with children, adolescents, teens, adults and couples. She has worked in the fields of substance abuse in a long-term residential program in Florida, and has continued to work with patients who are dual-diagnosed and have chronic mental illness as well as those with marital problems, trauma/abuse issues, adjustment disorders and other behavioral issues



Danny Williams, LCSW 

Danny Williams, LCSW

Danny Williams, LCSW, has 23 years of experience and training in the mental health field, including 20 years of experience in emergency behavioral health assessment. He holds an M.A. in Marriage and Family Counseling from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary.

Before joining the FirstHealth behavioral clinic team, he served as provider network operations director, day treatment director, and child and family therapist for the Sandhills Center. He also assisted with after-hours emergency mental assessments and dispositions for FirstHealth.

Williams is experienced in addressing the emotional and behavioral needs of children, adolescents and their families as well as in emergency/crisis assessments for all age groups. 


Lisa Atkins, MSW, LCSW, LCAS

Ms. Atkins has more than 20 years of experience and training in the mental health and substance abuse fields, and is fully licensed in both disciplines. She is skilled in addressing trauma and other emotional and behavioral issues, and she specializes in addressing substance use issues.


Shelia Williamson, M.A., NCC, LPCS, LCAS, CCMHC, CSI

Ms. Williamson uses an integrated psychotherapeutic approach to therapy with a focus on CBT and Behavioral Therapy. She has experience working with children, adolescents and adults in individual, family and group settings.

Amanda Overacre, MSW, LCSW

Amanda Overacre, MSW, LCSW, earned her master’s degree in social work from the University of Connecticut in 2015. She has worked in inpatient, residential, and outpatient sectors focusing on providing both individual and group therapy to older adolescences and adults who suffer from substance abuse and co-occurring disorders, including anxiety, depression and post-traumatic stress disorder. She practices the modalities of Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Motivational Interviewing to enhance her client’s abilities to create and maintain a healthy lifestyle. 



Contact Information & Locations


Behavioral Services Clinic - Moore County 
Specialty Centers Building
35 Memorial Drive
Pinehurst, NC 28374

(910) 715-3370


Behavioral Services Clinic - Richmond County
Medical Park Building
921 S. Long Drive, Suite 202
Rockingham, NC 28379

(910) 417-3661


For transfers or direct admissions to Inpatient Psychiatry at FirstHealth Moore Regional Hospital in Pinehurst, call the FirstHealth Transfer Center at (910) 715-BEDS (715-2337). Clinical information will be requested about the patient.



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