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WHO WE ARE

 

  • Our company is based on the belief t​hat our customers' needs are of the utmost importance. Our entire team is committed to meeting those needs. As a result, a high percentage of our business is from repeat customers and referrals.
  • We would welcome the opportunity to earn your trust and deliver you the best service in the industry.
  • We offer same day appointments but due the COVID 19, we are receiving high volume of calls please send us a text or voice message and we will answer as soon as we can.
  • We are your Better Choice!
  • A Better Choice Rise Up Counseling, LLC is a BBB Accredited Mental Health Clinic in Cary, NC
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  • WE SPECIALIZE IN DWI AND SUBSTANCE ABUSE ASSESSMENTS AND TREATMENT. OUR HIGH QUALITY PROFESSIONAL AND FRIENDLY STAFF INCLUDES BILINGUAL AND CULTURALLY COMPETENT COUNSELORS.
  • OUR STAFF:​
  • JOE HAZEL, MDIV, LADC, CCS
  • Clinical Director
  • GEMIMAH KERNER, MA, CADC
  • Executive Director
  • ROBERT (BOB) KERNER, J.D., CADC
  • Program Director
  • CESIAH HERNANDEZ, PSYD, LPC
  • Mental Health Counselor
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  • DWI, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services
  • © 2018 | A Better Choice Rise up Counseling
  • ​​Phone: 919-607-7888;  Spanish 919-985-9017 Fax: 888-900-7754
  • Chatham County
  • 288 East St Ste.1003
  • Pittsboro, NC 27312
  • 919-607-7888
  • Wake County
  • 1140 Kildaire Farm Rd Suite 108-1
  • Cary NC 27511
  • Johnston County
  • 5533 NC Hwy 42 West
  • Unit B-22
  • Garner NC 27529
  • ABOUT OUR EXECUTIVE DIRECTION:
  • ​Our executive director, Gemimah Kerner-Hernandez Fuentes, has been working over 20 years as a substance abuse counselor in Wake County and has more than 25-years experience working as parent educator and christian family counselor.
  • Born and raised in Havana, Cuba, Gemimah received her license in Havana. She worked in Peru as missionary for almost three years as a christian family counselor and educator. She has a master in Theology and a Bachelor Degree in Business Administration. She is certified substance abuse counselor and parent educator at the professional level by the State of North Carolina.
  • Gemimah was full time employed with SAFEchild for more than 17 years, a non-profit child abuse prevention agency as a program coordinator teaching parenting education classes and case management. Also for the last 23 years she has been working around Wake County with cases of DWI and other drug and alcohol problems and as a volunteer in the community and 9 years volunteer at Smart Star Board of Directors.
  • Our company is based on the belief that our customers' needs are of the utmost importance. Our entire team is committed to meeting those needs. As a result, a high percentage of our business is from repeat customers and referrals.
  • We would welcome the opportunity to earn your trust and deliver you the best service in the industry.
  •  
  • We offer same day appointments but due the COVID 19, we are receiving high volume of calls please send us a text or voice message and we will answer as soon as we can.
  • We are your Better Choice!
  • A Better Choice Counseling, LLC is a BBB Accredited Mental Health Clinic in Cary, NC
  • COVID-19 GUIDELINES FOR SERVICES ​
  • YES WE ARE PROVIDING OUR SERVICES VIA TELEHEALTH! YOU CAN COMPLETE THE ASSESSMENT VIA VIDEO CONFERENCE. WE CAN SEND YOU THE FORMS VIA EMAIL/FAX. WE ARE HOLDING WEEKLY GROUPS ONLINE! CONTACT US TODAY!
  • WE ARE COMMITTED TO ENSURING YOU HAVE THE INFORMATION YOU NEED TO SAFELY ACCESS OUR SERVICES.
  • PLEASE CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE ABOUT OUR PROTOCOLS, AND HOW TO HELP LIMIT THE SPREAD OF INFECTION.
  • ​​Phone: 919-607-7888          Spanish 919-985-9017           Fax: 888-900-7754
  • We have either day or evening appointments for assessments. We offer a variable-length format for our classes. We recognize that no single treatment schedule can meet everyone’s needs. Patients can enter treatment at any time during the program. Evening and weekend hours are available to accommodate our clients so that work schedules are not interrupted.
  • We offer treatment for family members as well as the patient. When families are involved, the risk of relapse is significantly reduced.
  • If you or someone you know needs help, do not hesitate to contact us. Simply call to arrange an initial consultation. All clients are seen on an appointment basis. Many new clients are referred by their attorneys or their primary care physicians, but you can also call yourself to schedule an initial consultation. We work with families and their children.
  • With a variety of offerings to choose from, we are sure you'll be happy working with us. Look around our website and if you have any comments or questions, please feel free to contact us by calling 919-345-5230 or send an e-mail to abetterchoiceriseupcounseling@gmail.com
  • Gracias por visitarnos!
  • Para mas información en Español haga clic aqui o por favor llame al: 919-345-5230
  • Le ayudaremos a completar los requisitos de la corte y la División de Motores y
  • vehículos respecto a cualquier cargo de alcohol y otras drogas.
  • Hacemos clases de ADETS y programas de termino corto y largo desde 20 horas
  • hasta 89 horas durante las noches y fines de semana

 

 

 

 

 

 

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