Triangle ACT

Assessment, Consultation, and Therapy


Lorraine Matthews, PsyD

Licensed Psychologist


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.

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 received specialized training in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy and Cognitive Behavorial Therapy.

Maria C. Young, MSW, LCSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Maria is a veteran clinician with over 20+ years of experience. She is a bilingual Spanish speaker and has had the opportunity to work with various populations. Her experience began teaching parenting classes to Spanish speaking families and working with groups of adults and children. She then moved into managing a team of clinicians who were working in-home doing therapy. After managing a team, she missed the clinical and direct practice so she began to work in private practice. She has extensive experience working with children and families both in the school and in the office. She has been a school social worker for the past 7 years. Maria also works with adults individually. Her concentration is on areas such as depression, anxiety, parenting, communication, ADHD, and stress, among others.

Melissa Senior, PhD

Licensed Psychologist

Dr. Melissa Senior is a North Carolina Licensed Psychologist who works with children, adolescents, and young adults with a variety of socioemotional and academic needs. She received her Doctor of Philosophy in School Psychology degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She previously worked with college students with and without disabilities at UNC-CH for four years before serving as a school psychologist for Wake County Public Schools. She has served as a school-based psychologist in elementary, middle, and high schools for the last five years. Dr. Senior has extensive experience delivering comprehensive psychoeducational services to students with developmental disabilities, autism spectrum disorders, ADHD, anxiety and learning disabilities. She also enjoys academic coaching with a focus on self-monitoring and developing executive functioning skills. Dr. Senior looks forward to working alongside families to understand evaluation results as well as navigate community and school-based resources.