Susan Orenstein, Ph.D.
Licensed Psychologist & Founder
Dr. Susan Orenstein is a licensed psychologist and the founder and director of Orenstein Solutions. Susan has committed her professional career to helping individuals and couples improve their relationships. She specializes in relationship issues, offering counseling to those who feel frustrated, hurt or misunderstood in their relationship. She helps her clients learn to communicate more effectively and build intimacy inside and outside of the bedroom.Read MoreDr. Orenstein received her Bachelor’s Degree from Brown University, Master’s Degree from Georgia State University, and Doctoral Degree in Counseling Psychology from Temple University. She has pursued advanced training in marital therapy and family mediation, including training in Gottman’s Scientifically-Based Marital Therapy and Stan Tatkin’s PACT Model (Psychobiological Approach to Couples Therapy), Level 1 and Level 2.
SPECIALTY AREAS: Couples Counseling, Affair Recovery, Coping with Divorce, Blended Families, Same Sex Couples, Dating and Relationship Issues, Anxiety and Depression
Joel Dillon, Psy.D.
Dr. Joel Dillon is a licensed psychologist with extensive experience working with children, teens and adults with ADHD, substance abuse, and anger management difficulties. Dr. Dillon draws from evidence-based treatments including Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT) to help clients eliminate destructive behaviors and manage their mood. Through his strength-based approach, he assists individuals and families in developing solutions necessary for positive behavior change.Read MoreDr. Dillon received his Masters from Appalachian State University, and his Doctorate from the Virginia Consortium Program in Clinical Psychology. In his pre-doctoral training with Northwest Georgia Regional Hospital, he concentrated in the treatment and assessment of forensic issues, academic difficulties, and behavioral disruptions related to ADD/ADHD. He received his post-doctoral training through the NC Department of Juvenile Justice where he focused on conduct disordered behaviors, substance abuse and anger related difficulties. He has presented research on forensic assessments at state, regional, and national conferences. In addition, he has instructed local law enforcement agencies and state government departments on various mental health related topics. He holds professional membership in state and national psychological associations.
SPECIALTY AREAS: Counseling for Children, Teens and Adults with Disruptive Behaviors, Anger Management, Substance Abuse, ADHD and LD Evaluations, Family Therapy/Parent Training
Amy K. Mistler, Ph.D., ABPP
Board Certified in Clinical Psychology
Dr. Amy Mistler specializes in helping clients heal from trauma and its after-effects such as anxiety, depression, insomnia, disordered eating, anger, substance use, and post traumatic stress disorder. Dr. Mistler’ s counseling approach is compassionate, respectful and collaborative. She believes counseling is an empowering process, based on her client’s values, and in which the client is always in charge. Dr. Mistler draws from research-supported treatments to help clients reach their goals.Read MoreDr. Mistler received her Masters and Doctoral degrees in Clinical Psychology from Arizona State University and is board certified through the American Board of Clinical Psychology. She completed her pre-doctoral internship at the Phoenix Veterans Affairs Medical Center where she focused on building expertise with trauma and PTSD as well as health psychology. Dr. Mistler has received formal training in multiple trauma-focused treatment techniques including Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT), and Prolonged Exposure (PE). Dr. Mistler has also taught psychology courses at Arizona State University and Grand Canyon University. She has spoken at national conferences and has published research in multiple scholarly journals, including Child Maltreatment, Psychoneuroendocrinology, Hormones and Behavior, Developmental Psychology, Obesity Studies, Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, and Journal of Social and Personal Relationships.
SPECIALTY AREAS: Counseling for Adults with Trauma, PTSD, Insomnia, Disordered Eating, Anxiety, Depression, Teen and Family Issues, Anger Management, Substance Abuse, and Relationship Issues, as well as Forensic and Psychological Assessment.
Meet our Neurofeedback Specialist:
Frederique Beaufils has professional training and experience in providing neurofeedback to children and adults, using the NeurOptimal® Neurofeedback system. Having regularly practiced meditation and yoga for over 15 years, Frederique’s long-term interest in wellness and stress management motivated her to become a neurofeedback trainer. Moreover, her personal experience using neurofeedback demonstrated to her the powerful and positive benefits of this brain training system.Read More
Read Frederique’s storyIn addition to Frederique’s professional training and qualifications as a provider of NeurOptimal® Neurofeedback, her initial career as a translator for a large software company also prepared her to work with this powerful system, that is considered a gift of technology she can share with others. Furthermore, Frederique completed a training program in Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT). She believes that mindfulness is very complimentary to neurofeedback, and tries to share this approach in her interactions with clients. She encourages clients to observe the changes that occur during and between neurofeedback sessions, to let go of their expectations, to be open to the process of transformation, and to just be with what is happening moment by moment. Read More about NeurOptimal® Neurofeedback here.
Meet our Office Team:
We are excited to welcome Kathleen McNeely to the Orenstein Solution’s team. Kathleen will provide reception services and additional administrative support for the practice. She is happy to assist you with any scheduling or billing concerns.
Sarah Maxey is the office manager at Orenstein Solutions. Sarah graduated UNC-Chapel Hill with a Psychology Major. She is in charge of our outreach, and adds an artistic, creative touch to everything she does.