Triangle ACT

Assessment, Consultation, and Therapy

Providers

Lorraine Matthews, PsyD

Licensed Psychologist

Owner

Dr. Lorraine Matthews is a North Carolina Licensed Psychologist who works primarily with children, adolescents, and young adults. She received her Doctor of Psychology degree from the State University of New York at Albany in 1996 and completed her undergraduate work at Rutgers University in 1984. Dr. Matthews started Triangle ACT in 2007. Her professional interests include intervention for neurodevelopmental problems such as autism spectrum disorders and ADHD. She is also interested in working with children, adolescents, and young adults with problems related to mood, anxiety, adjustment, and behavior. She utilizes Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy approaches. She enjoys working closely with parents in a supportive and collaborative manner in order to provide the optimal outcome for their family.

Karen Schulze, MA

Licensed Psychological Associate

Karen Schulze received her Master’s Degree in Applied Clinical Psychology from the State University of New York at Plattsburgh in 1986, as well as a Certificate of Advanced Study in School Psychology from the same university in 1987. Karen is experienced in the evaluation of children and students across many ages, from preschool college, with a variety of learning, behavioral, or social challenges including developmental delays, ADHD, learning disabilities, and autism spectrum disorders. Karen views parents as partners and enjoys working together to gather the information needed to complete a thorough evaluation, assist them in understanding the results, and help them to access community and school-based resources.

Marc Giandenoto, MA, CAS

Licensed Psychological Associate

Marc graduated from UNC-Wilmington with an undergraduate degree in Psychology, and from East Carolina University with a Master's degree in School Psychology. He has worked for Edgecombe County Schools and Wake County Public Schools as a school psychologist in elementary, middle, and high schools. He has served as a school-based psychologist and central office administrator for the past 18 years. His professional interests include success coaching for students with ADHD and related disorders, evaluation of cognitive and academic strengths and needs, and parent consultation for behavior and academic difficulties. He is licensed by the NC Psychology Board as a Psychological Associate (Health Services Provider) and is a Nationally Certified School Psychologist.

Wendy Haugan, EdS

Licensed Psychological Associate

Wendy is a Licensed Psychological Associate who received her Master’s degree in Education, and her Educational Specialist degree in School Psychology from Kent State University. She has worked in Davidson and Wake County Public School Systems as a school psychologist for over 12 years serving children and adolescents ages 2 to 21 and their families. She has experience evaluating students with a wide range of disabilities, including specific learning disabilities, ADHD, developmental delays, social-emotional and behavioral challenges, intellectual impairments, and autism. Wendy’s interests include conducting evaluations that support intervention planning and working collaboratively with parents to address academic, social-emotional, and behavioral difficulties. The experiences she has gained in area school systems make her a valuable asset to parents seeking help navigating school resources and ensuring that well-informed education decisions can be made for their children.

Cynthia Allison Sprouse, MA, CAS

Licensed Psychological Associate

Allison is a Licensed Psychological Associate and a Nationally Certified School Psychologist. She received her undergraduate degree in Psychology at North Georgia College and her Master’s degree with a Certificate of Advanced Studies in School Psychology at East Carolina University. Allison is a member of the National Association of School Psychologists and the North Carolina School Psychology Association. She has worked as a school psychologist at Nash-Rocky Mounty schools and Wake County schools. During this time, Allison worked with children of all ages (pre-k to 18) and specialized in the assessment of students with suspected autism. She helped develop a model for bilingual assessments and screenings for ADHD. She has been trained in Traumatic Event Debriefing as a part of crisis intervention teams. Allison has provided contractual evaluation and consultation services to local charter schools. She has 20 years of experience working with children, parents, teachers, and support providers. Allison is particularly interested in working one-on-one with clients and their support networks to help connect the cognitive-behavioral therapeutic framework into their daily lives.

Mary Baker, MSW, LCSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Mary Baker is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who specializes in adolescents, adults, and couples. She earned her undergraduate degree in Psychology at the University of California Los Angeles and her Master of Social Work at North Carolina State University. Mary later joined the staff at the NCSU Counseling Center, where she worked for five years. Mary was also a group facilitator for SAFEchild’s domestic violence program for both men and women. Her professional interests include LGBTQ issues, depression, anxiety, self-injury, mood disorders, couples counseling and family therapy. In addition, Mary has recieved specialized training in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy and Cognitive Behavorial Therapy.