College of Allied Health Sciences - Department of Addictions & Rehabilitation Services

             Navigate Counseling Clinic

About Us
Navigate Counseling Group Navigate maintains a holistic approach to counseling individuals, families, and groups utilizing evidence-based and innovative interventions. Navigate's qualified professionals are faculty and graduate students, whose credentials include licensed professional counselor (LPC) and associate (LPCA), licensed clinical addiction specialist (LCAS) and associate (LCASA), certified substance abuse counselor (CSAC), certified rehabilitation counselor (CRC), and/or certified vocational evaluation specialist (CVE).

  • Assessment and treatment planning
  • Disability and barriers to quality of life
  • General individual counseling
  • Referral to other community providers
  • Specialized services
    • Addictions and clinical counseling
    • Career/employment counseling
    • Complementary and alternative interventions
      • Art therapy
      • Biofeedback
      • Mind-body
      • Tele-counseling
    • Personal growth and development
    • Rehabilitation counseling
    • Veterans specific counseling

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News & Events

  Dr. Leigh Atherton Receives Award at NAMI-NC Annual Conference

  Dr. Leigh Atherton was presented The John Baggett Award at the National Alliance on Mental Illness – North Carolina
  (NAMI NC) 2014 Annual Conference held on October 17, 2014 in Raleigh, NC. The John Baggett Award is given in
  recognition of the local community efforts of a non-member on behalf of people living with mental illness and their families.
  Dr. Atherton would like to further recognize the faculty and students within the Department of Addictions and Rehabilitation
  Studies for their support and contributions to community service and fundraising efforts over the past year.





Save The Date 

Free workshop titled "Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders: An Ounce of Prevention" presented by Amy Hendricks

When: Tuesday October 28th, 2014 from 10:00am - 12:00pm 

Where: Laupus Library, room #1504 

Space is limited, please reserve your spot soon. Click here for more information.

This event is co-sponsored by Navigate Pregnancy & Recovery Clinic and the Pitt County Coalition on Substance Abuse.


Navigate PARC Baby shower event
1st Annual Baby Shower Event: Navigate Pregnancy & Recovery Clinic

When: Thursday October 16th, 2014 from 9:00am - 11:30am

Where: ECU Health Sciences Building, Faculty Lounge Room #4415

Contact: Samantha Coleman -

Please join the Department of Addictions and Rehabilitation Studies in support of Navigate Pregnancy & Recovery Clinic. Drop in to learn more about our clinic, play a game, or grab a bite for breakfast. New or gently loved donations are welcome. We hope you are able to join in our celebration! Click here for more information and donation ideas.

Registry information: Walmart, Target, Babies-R-Us, BuyBuyBaby


Navigate NAMI Walk

Navigate Group Raises Awareness and Walks for NAMI

Faculty, students, and friends of the Department of Addictions and Rehabilitation Studies/Navigate Counseling Clinic formed the team 'DARS Navigators' and participated in the 2014 National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) North Carolina Walk in May. The NAMI Walk NC is an annual fundraising event to raise awareness and fight the stigma associated with mental illness. Read more...



Navigate's Atherton & Perry Counseling Team Volunteers with American Red Cross during Eastern NC Tornadoes 

Navigate Counseling Clinic's Red Cross-Ready When the Time Comes volunteers, Vanessa Perry and Dr. Leigh Atherton, responded to areas in Eastern North Carolina affected by tornadoes this past weekend. The call came early Saturday morning and Perry and Atherton were quickly on scene to provide Disaster Mental Health services. They worked alongside other Red Cross volunteers to provide assistance to families displaced due to the storm. Great job Dr. Atherton & Vanessa!

Pregnancy & Recovery Clinic staff MAKING A RECOVERY
ECU, Vidant care for pregnant women, new moms with history of drug use

East Carolina University and Vidant Medical Center have teamed up to help pregnant women and new mothers with a history of substance abuse across eastern North Carolina.The Pregnancy and Recovery Clinic or PARC is an arm of ECU’s Navigate clinic, operated by the ECU Department of Addictions and Rehabilitation Studies in the College of Allied Health Sciences. Read more of this story by ECU News Services writer Crystal Baity here.

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