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I would like to take a moment and thank you for visiting our website here at Mind of Hope Commmunity Living Program, Inc.  Mind of Hope was organized in 2000 as a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization to service the mental health needs of the community.  Services are provided mostly in the underserved counties of southeast North Carolina.  Our primary populations is serving the needs of severely and persistently mentally ill (SPMI) adults, as well as, geriatric populations residing in group homes, assisted living, and nursing homes in remote areas that may not otherwise have access to mental health care.  Mind of Hope, Inc. has provided a variety of mental health services including individual & group therapy, psychological testing and assessment and consultation with other program providers, as well as, clinical supervision of various other mental health staff and providers.

Our Staff

Dr. Russell Thomas, PhD

Dr. M. Russsell Thomas received his doctorate in clinical psychology from the Fielding Graduate University.   Dr. Thomas is in his 42nd year of practice in clinical psychology serving a variety of populations including SPMI adults, Geriatrics, and children & teens.   Dr. Thomas' practice has evolved to almost exclusively conducting psychological evaluations and assessments with experience in assessing evaluating psychopathology and personality, dementia, intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) and competency.  In addition, Dr. Thomas has authored over a dozen books, covering a wide range of topics including non-medical approaches to working with Attention Deficits (Turbo Charged Childhood), finances (12 Pillars & a Prayer), spiritual health (Seekers) and a series of children's books (The Marvelous Adventures of Melitus Marphaffle and The Habakkuk Story)

Our Offerings

We currently offer outpatient mental health services including individual & group psychotherapy, psychological testing, family services and consultation.

Our Mission

Our mission is to provide community-based mental health services primarily in underserved areas of southeast North Carolina to those individuals, couples and families struggling with mental illness and/or behavioral problems who might otherwise have difficulty accessing services.

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