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    Kai Chatman, M.A., LCASA, LPCA Substance Use Disorder Counselor, Mental Health Therapist

    Kai joined First Step Services, LLC in January 2017 as a Masters in Counseling intern. Kai has a Bachelors in Psychology from East Carolina University. She completed her Masters Degree at East Carolina University in Clinical Counseling with a concentration in Substance Abuse Studies.  Upon graduation from East Carolina Graduate School in May, Kai joined the staff at First Step Services, LLC as a full time Substance Use Disorder Counselor and Mental Health Therapist. Kai facilitates the Tuesday/Thursday/Saturday morning Intensive Outpatient group. She conducts individual and family counseling and substance use and mental health assessments for both community and federal clients.

    Kai can be reached by email at “kai@firststepnc(dot)com” or by phone at (919) 803-8931.


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    Initially I expected the group sessions to be very boring and was rather unenthusiastic about attending. However, after my first few sessions I found an appreciation for the program. I think what was most beneficial for myself was seeing and hearing other people's situations as it made me realize I could very well be in


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