Meet Our Team of Clinicians and Staff

Concrete Roses Life Center's team of clinicians is profoundly trained, professional, helpful, and compassionate.


Our personalized and unified approach encourages people to commit to defeating obstacles that are hindering the desired quality of their lives, transforming destructive behaviors, and achieving the insight and coping skills for underlying emotional, subjective issues.

“When I understand myself, I understand you, and out of that understanding comes love.”

-Jiddu Krishnamurti

Teisha Fowler, LCHMCA

Graduate of Walden University where I earned my MS in Clinical Mental Health Counseling with a  dual specialization in Trauma and Marriage, Couple, and Family Counseling. As your counselor, I am passionate about helping clients find the inner strength they need to face all obstacles they may face in life. Depending on the needs of the clients I may utilize Solution Focused Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, or Family Systems Therapy to aid the client in reaching their specific therapeutic goals.


I work with individuals from a variety of backgrounds on issues including depression, anxiety, stress, trauma, relationship challenges, grief and loss, and other mental health and life concerns. I have experience working with adolescents, adults, families, couples, and groups within urban communities. I believe that my role as a Counselor is to collaborate with my clients and work with them to solve their issues. By using “miracle questions”, journaling assignments, breathing exercises, charting, and many other techniques; the client(s) will begin to develop and construct the appropriate coping toolbox for their specific needs.


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Tawana Walker, LCSWA

Tawana Walker is a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor Associate. Tawana graduated from Montreat College with her Master’s in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. She loves working with children, teens, and women. Tawana has extensive experience in Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and grief.

She works with clients experiencing anxiety, depression, disruptive behaviors, relationship challenges, self-esteem, and trauma.  She thrives to create a warm, safe, and non-judgmental space for all her clients.

Tawana believes that no one is broken but instead everyone has something that they can heal from. She believes that therapy is a collaborative process and guides clients to increase self-awareness, gain new perspectives, decrease symptoms, and increase personal strengths to have a more meaningful life experience. 


Tawana has been married for over 27 years and has three young adult children and 1 grandchild. She enjoys reading, shopping, traveling, and eating out.  She is currently an Elementary School Counselor and has worked in the Social Service field for over 20 years. 

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Mrs.Wiggins is a mental health professional with ten years of experience, specializing in working with all ages during stressful times.  She assists with bringing oneself back to independence and improving self-worth through movement therapy; solution-focused CBT, reality-based treatment, and structure. When you feel out of control or disappointed, she is here to assist you with finding peace of mind. 


She can provide problem-solving, coping, and organizational skills to assist with. She is an empathetic and loving individual who easily understands what you might be going through.


Mrs. Wiggins helps with ADHD, stress management, and anxiety to assist with providing appropriate coping skills... I truly believe everything happens for a reason and together we can "Dance in the Rain." We can create a working alliance to improve your relationship with yourself and others. We can do it together. You are not alone.

Anne Wiggins, LCSW


Ms.Young completed her first degree in 2006 at North Carolina A&T State University where she graduated Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Social Work. 

Ms. Young later continued her education in 2007 with accumulating a Master of Social Work Degree from the University of South Carolina. After completing her training, Ms. Young obtained a six-month position in England, the United Kingdom working with teenagers aging out of the foster care system.


Ms. Young was able to assist many teenagers without families to locate and maintain stable housing and support them with continuing their education. 


Ms. Young later returned to the United States where she obtained her LCSW to provide individual and family counseling. 

Shkeitha Young, LCSW,



Ms. Burstein is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and a certified trauma specialist. She works with individuals who are struggling with a wide variety of issues that include but are not limited to depression, anxiety, PTSD, in addition to other interpersonal stressors. She works with these individuals to help them find relief and better ways of managing these symptoms to ensure one can maintain a healthy quality of life.


She believes that human beings are resilient by nature and can find relief from emotional distress. She helps those find the balance between releasing emotional pain while at the same time utilizing healthy coping skills. Every person at some point in their life has experienced a negative emotion.


When these emotions stay elevated over some time, they can interfere with every facet of life. Ms. Burstein is here to help individuals walk through their feelings, healthily release them, and help them continue progressing towards their individualized goals.

Jessica Burstein, LCSW

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Melody Gurganus, LCSWA

Life can be full of uncertainties and hardships. It is my belief that we are not made to carry those burdens alone. I have a passion for encouraging, motivating, and walking with people into their God-given purpose and destiny. I believe we all have something great to contribute to life. I am here to help you uncover your potential.

I have 10 years of experience working with women and children.

I strive to provide a welcoming and accepting atmosphere.


I am a native of North Carolina. In my free time, I enjoy visiting local attractions.  I also enjoy serving within my church and community.

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Vonda Simmons, Life Coach 

Vonda Simmons is a certified life coach. Her practice specialty is Life after Divorce which consists of family blending, co-parenting and transformational living. She has affectionately served in the nonprofit sector serving families facing homelessness. She currently serves as a Family Service Coordinator to create and empower individuals as they work toward positive change and self-sufficiency. Combing her passion for serving the community and coaching directly to individuals is a crucial piece to the economic mobility puzzle.

She is well equipped to take on the challenge of building programs through the power of connection and relationships.