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Meet the Cary, NC clinical team!

Tylynn Carlton

September 14, 2021


Candace Harris, Eleanor Health Clinic Manager in North Carolina

My name is Candace Harris. I come to Eleanor as the Interim Director of Operations for Eleanor Health in NC. I have had the privilege of working in the Mental Health/Substance Use Disorder field for 10 years and have served in various clinical settings. My experience has taught me that when we are brave enough to embrace our vulnerabilities, our true power is revealed. I’m excited to support our community as our team helps people to live amazing lives by delivering a whole-person, personalized approach to treatment and recovery. When I am not at Eleanor, my daughter, the light of my life, keeps me busy with her cheer, dance, and social activities.

I’m excited to introduce you to the rest of our Eleanor Health Cary clinical care team!


Alexia Montague, Therapist for Eleanor Health in Cary, North Carolina

Alexia Montague, MSW, LCSWA

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker Associate working as a therapist here at Eleanor’s Cary office. I received my bachelor’s degree from Meredith College, and my Masters from NC State University. I have experience working within the foster care system, as well as community based outpatient therapy. During my clinical internships I gained experience from working with the Raleigh Police department, Interact, the LGBT Center of Raleigh, and a local private practice specializing in intimacy and sexuality. From a very young age I have always found enjoyment in helping others and engaging in my community. I am very proud to be a part of the Eleanor Health family as their guiding principles truly direct us in the work that we do. When I’m not working I enjoy spending time with my wife and our two big fur babies outdoors, traveling, trying new foods, working out, and embarking on new adventures with friends and loved ones.


Kelly, an addiction treatment physician for Eleanor Health in Cary, North Carolina

Kelly Pieh Holder, DO, FACOG, MA

My name is Kelly Pieh Holder, DO, FACOG, MA and I am a Staff Physician for the Cary, NC location.  I am a board certified obstetrician-gynecologist.  As an ob-gyn I have served on faculty at the University of North Carolina as the Director of Gynecology for the Chatham Hospital, as the Director of Women’s Health at a community health center in Eastern North Carolina and as an Ob Hospitalist. It was while working in these underserved communities that I noticed a gap in care for women with substance use disorders and so I started providing addiction treatment with a special focus on substance use disorders in pregnancy.  I am deeply committed to providing high-quality care to a diverse population and am thrilled to be joining Eleanor Health. While not practicing as a physician, I enjoy running (especially RunDisney races in Disney World), spending time with my family and practicing Krav Maga.


Valerie Blouin-Hunter, LCSW

Hello, my name is Valerie Blouin-Hunter, LCSW and I am a Behavioral Health Clinician for our Cary location. I am a licensed clinical social worker.  I have been working in behavioral health for over 15 years.  I recently relocated to North Carolina from New Jersey. When I am not working, I enjoy spending time with my children and family, cooking new foods, and painting. I am excited to be a part of the Eleanor Health Family.


Tefanie, Member experience administrative specialist for Eleanor Health in Cary, North Carolina

Tefanie Bowser, Member Experience Administrative Specialist (MEAS)

If you need help with your substance use disorder, we are here to help you build your confidence and momentum towards the future you want. We provide treatment services for adults with alcohol, opioid, and other substance use disorders. We are conveniently located in Asheville, Cary, Durham, Fayetteville, Greensboro, Hickory, High Point, Matthews, Mooresville, Raleigh, and Wilmington North Carolina. We also provide services via Telehealth.

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