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Wiley E. Hughes


(Fayetteville, Raleigh & Wilmington Office)

Dr. Hughes is a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, a state certified Pastoral Counselor, and a National Certified Counselor. He is a member of the ACPE (Association Clinical Pastoral Education) PCC (Psychoanalytic Center of the Carolinas) APA (American Psychological Association) and the ACA (American Counseling Association). He has earned doctorates in Theology and Psychology and Masters degrees in Christian Education and Mental Health Counseling. Dr. Hughes is the owner of Southeast Counseling Services LLC in Fayetteville, Raleigh, and Wilmington NC.


Ally Hughes-Risen

Practice Manager

Southeast Counseling Services, LLC

(Fayetteville Office)

Hey there! I’m Ally, the practice manager here at Southeast Counseling Services LLC! I would first like to introduce myself. I have been working at SEC for two years and have loved every minute of it! In addition to being a part of SEC, I am a cosmetologist and the youth pastor at Destiny Now Ministries. As well, I attended Campbell University where I received my Bachelor of Arts in Christian Ministry and I currently attend the Clinical Mental Health Counseling program at the University of North Carolina at Pembroke in hopes to become a Licensed Clinical MentalHealth Counselor (LCMHC) one day. My goal is to ensure each person who reaches out to us feels prioritized and well taken care of. Whether it’s setting up an appointment, answering questions, or whatever it may be I am here for you! In the words of Helen Keller, “alone we can do so little; together we can do so much.”


Bethany Tennant


Southeast Counseling Services, LLC

(Wilmington Office)

I am a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor Associate and a Certified Rehabilitation Counselor practicing in Wilmington, NC. I specialize in working with college students and young adults experiencing issues related to adjustment, anxiety, depression, ADHD, sexual assault and trauma. I utilize evidence-based interventions, such as Solution-Focused therapy, Motivational Interviewing, and Cognitive Behavioral Therapies, all while keeping a person-centered and strengths-based approach at the forefront of my work. My experience includes working as an intensive in-home therapist with children and families, as well as a private practice. In addition, I extensive training in career counseling, life coaching, and trauma-informed work. 


Lauretta Lucas


Southeast Counseling Services, LLC

(Fayetteville Office)

I am a graduate of Liberty University.  I have a master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling.  I graduated from Fayetteville University with a B. S. in Business Administration and from Liberty University with a master’s degree in Human Services with a concentration in Marriage and Family Counseling.  After receiving a degree in Human Services, I realized that I wanted to broaden my scope to enable me to serve a more diverse population.  I am aspiring to become a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor (LCMHC).  


As I strive to reach this goal, I am actively under the supervision of Southeast Counseling Services, LLC.  My belief is that therapy is a collaborative process that can guide clients in a direction of increased self-awareness, gaining new perspectives, decreasing symptoms, and increasing their strengths in order to lead fulfilling lives with meaningful experiences.

"In this together"

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