Meet our Providers

Sonia M. Rhodie, PhD., Licensed Psychologist

Dr. Rhodie is the owner and founder of New Day Behavioral Health Center. She received her Doctorate in Psychology, with emphasis in the area of Clinical Psychology, from The Pennsylvania State University, and completed her clinical internship at Howard University Hospital in Washington, DC. She has an extensive history of providing psychological and counseling services to the families and residents of Cumberland and surrounding counties. Dr. Rhodie’s specialties include: mood and anxiety disorders, adjustment disorders, women’s health concerns that impact overall mental health, challenges related to developmental stages and transitions—such as adolescent and young adult development and senior transitions, marriage and family counseling, and adult trauma related disorders. She has extensive experience working with adolescents, adults, families, couples and seniors. Dr. Rhodie’s general orientation to psychological and counseling interventions is consistent with evidence based assessment and treatment approaches, with a primary orientation toward cognitive behavioral interventions. She is a North Carolina rostered Cognitive Processing Therapy provider, and provides services to veterans, active duty service members and their families residing in Cumberland and surrounding counties. Dr. Rhodie also offers faith based interventions to those who identify spirituality as an important aspect of their lives.

Oscar R. Franco, PhD., Licensed Psychologist

Dr. Franco obtained his doctorate in Clinical Psychology from the University of Vermont in 1989. One year earlier, he completed his pre-doctoral internship at Judge Baker Children’s Center/Children’s Hospital in Boston, specializing in the evaluation/treatment of children/adolescents and their families. Serving this community since 1990, Dr. Franco has provided psychological and behavioral health care to children, adolescents and adults with a variety of psychiatric conditions and social-emotional distress, including: mood disorders (depression and bipolar disorders), eating disorders, adjustment-related disorders, and other forms of psychological distress associated with medical conditions. He has extensive experience with children and adolescents who suffer from neurodevelopmental disorders such as ADHD, Autism/Asperger’s Disorder, Tic Disorders and learning related disorders. Dr. Franco’s general orientation to his clinical work is guided by evidence-based assessment/treatment methods, with particular emphasis on cognitive-behavioral approaches and with sensitivity to social-cultural factors. As a Spanish-speaking professional, Dr. Franco has served many in the Hispanic community over the years in need of psychological/behavioral services.

Amber Bates, MA, LPA, HSP-PA

Ms. Bates completed her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, with a minor in French Studies from Wake Forest University. She then earned her Master of Arts degree in Psychology, with an emphasis in Clinical Psychology from North Carolina Central University. Ms. Bates has extensive experience assisting children and adolescents struggling with mood and anxiety disorders, adjustment disorders, as well as impulse-control/conduct disorders. Ms. Bates's clinical work is grounded in evidence-based practice, with a primary orientation toward cognitive-behavioral interventions. When she is not providing therapy, Ms. Bates enjoys conducting comprehensive psychological testing for all age groups to assess intellectual and learning disabilities, autism spectrum disorder, attentional or behavioral problems, and personality traits.

Sheila M. Weaver LCSW, LISW-CP, LCAS-A

Mrs. Weaver received her Master of Social Work from Syracuse University with an emphasis in Individual, family, and group psychotherapy. She is licensed to practice clinical social work in North and South Carolina. Mrs. Weaver is the spouse of a military veteran and has worked with children, adolescents, adults, couples, and families in states up and down the East Coast. Mrs. Weaver has extensive experience working with military members, veterans, and their families. She specializes in PTSD, moral injury, adjustment disorders, sleep disorders, and caregiver burnout. Mrs. Weaver works from a systems theory perspective and follows an evidence-based assessment and treatment model with an emphasis on cognitive-behavioral interventions.

Angela R. Edwards, PhD., Licensed Psychologist

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