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Meet the Matthews, NC clinical team!

Tylynn Carlton

December 4, 2021


Emily, a Physician for Eleanor Health in Matthews, Hickory, & Durham, North Carolina


Emily Rayes-Prince, M.D.

Hello, My name is Emily Rayes-Prince, M.D. and I am a triple Board Certified medical doctor at Eleanor Health.  My specialties are Addiction Medicine, Pain Medicine, and Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. My goal is to provide personalized medical management of substance use disorders for individuals seeking treatment at Eleanor Health. My approach is reflective listening in the spirit of motivational interviewing and working collaboratively with the Eleanor Health team to provide the supportive environment in which healing occurs. When I am not working, I am dancing or spending quality time with friends.


Cheryl, a nurse practitioner for Eleanor Health in Matthews, North Carolina

Cheryl Smith, FNP-C

Hello! My name is Cheryl Smith and I am excited to be a NP for the Matthews, NC location. My experience as a NP has been in Primary Care and MAT for OUD. Prior to becoming a NP, I was a RN for 16 years with med/surg, pain management, and outpatient surgery experience. I enjoy spending time with family and friends, cooking/baking, flipping through magazines and cookbooks, and trying new restaurants.



Danaan Yo, Behavioral Health Clinician for Eleanor Health in Matthews, North Carolina

Danaan Yo, LCSW

Hi! My name is Danaan Yo and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker at Eleanor Health. As a therapist, my goal is to create a safe environment for individuals to take the time to discover what they need in order to live their best life. When I am not working, I love cooking, reading, and doing anything that requires me to get creative and crafty!


Lakeitha, community recovery partner for Eleanor Health in Mooresville, North Carolina

Lakeitha Gaston, Community Recovery Partner

I am super excited to join the Matthews team at Eleanor Health. I have over 15 years of experience working with the North Carolina mental health population and I am passionate about helping others in general. I feel that helping others is my calling and I am very excited to join forces with Eleanor Health to continue my journey in community service.


Amber, member experience administrative specialist for Eleanor Health in North Carolina

Amber Epperson, MEAS

I have worked in healthcare & mental health for over 10 years. I am an extrovert to the extreme! I love staying busy and meeting new people! Fun Fact: I LOVE penguins! I collect and have an exorbitant amount of penguin paraphernalia.


Patricia, a member experience administrative specialist for Eleanor Health in Matthews, North Carolina


Patricia Archie, MEAS

Hello hello hello! My name is Trish Archie and I work as the MEAS (Member Experience Administrative Specialist)  for Eleanor Health, Matthews, NC location. I attended Belmont Abbey College with a major in sociology, but “life” happened in my last semester, and I was unable to complete it. Most of my work history is in construction administration but I always wanted something more rewarding and purposeful. I have a few years of “working” experience with mental health and/or substance/alcohol use disorders, but a “lifetime” of being affected by either family or friends. I now strive to support and encourage those on the road to recovery; it’s my heartfelt mission to make an impact just by being me. In my time away from work, I love to spend time with my amazing granddaughter, my fantabulous daughter, and my incredible loony friends!

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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