Najah Presley is the Co Founder and Clinical Director at Open Arms Treatment Center. As Co Founder and Clinical Director, she is responsible for assisting with day to day operations and strategic planning to improve the quality of care for Mental Health and Substance Abuse Treatment services provided by clinical staff. Before this role Najah worked as a Therapeutic Triage Specialist at Moses Cone Behavioral Health Hospital for 8 years where she provided clinical services to include screening patients experiencing life threatening debilitating mental illness and substance use addiction’s as well as being responsible for coordinating and making clinical recommendations for appropriate treatment and care.
Najah’s role was vital working with the hospital interdisciplinary team of professionals including Emergency Room Physicians, Psychiatrist, and Nurse’s. Najah was acknowledged and recognized via patient satisfaction survey, management, and peer review’s on multiple occasions for her high level of patience and clinical skill when working with patient’s and professional colleagues.
Najah holds a Master’s of Science Degree in Mental Health Clinical/Agency Counseling from North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University. Najah is a Licensed Clinical Addictions Specialist and is currently preparing to take her National Counselors Exam in 2018, in preparation for becoming a Licensed Professional Counselor. Najah has received extensive training in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy. Najah aspires to become the best therapist she can become by promoting a safe environment where healing, love, and strength can be nurtured to improve the quality of one’s life.
Najah enjoys traveling, shopping, reading, going to the beach, and spending quality time with her family, friends, and Golden Retriever in her spare time.