Our Team

Dr. Savitha Upadhya

Psychiatrist. MD

Savitha Upadhya MD, Doctor of Medicine (Psychiatry), has been serving in our area since 2008 and is a member of the American Psychiatric Association and the North Carolina Psychiatric Society.

Dr. Upadhya sees patients with all mental health diagnoses such as Post-partum Depression, Mood Disorders (including Bipolar and Major Depressive Disorder), Anxiety Spectrum Disorders, Psychotic Disorders, OCD, AD/HD and PTSD. Dr. Upadhya treats adults ages 18 to 65.

Mental Health Nurse Practitioner

Ada Nwankudu received here MSN (Nurse Practitioner) degree from University of South Carolina. She also obtained her Bachelor of Nursing and Master of Public Administration degrees from USC, Columbia SC. Her Bachelor’s degree n Political Science from Benedict College, Columbia SC.

She has practiced in a variety of settings, Outpatient mental health clinics, in hospitals, in ER, and in Urgent Care settings, rural family medicine clinics and in ICU settings. She has two decades of experience in general medicine and more than a decade in Mental Healthcare. She treats adults with Attention Deficit, Anxiety, Depression, Stress. Obsession  and mood disorders.

She goes by name Ada (pronounced “Aida”) and she is an ordained minister as well.

Ada Nwankudu

Audrey Wisner

Mental Health Nurse Practitioner

Ms. Wisner is Board Certified Advanced Practice Registered Nurse and has been serving in the area since 2013. She earned her Master’s in Nursing at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. She earned her BA from Meredith College in Raleigh and her Nursing degree from Hahnemann Hospital in Philadelphia.

Ms. Wisner has previously worked as a nurse at UNC Hospital Psychiatric Inpatient Units, the WakeBrook Recovery Center and for Easter Seals Home Health. As a Nurse Practitioner she has worked in various outpatient clinics in Raleigh and Durham. She specializes in the treatment specializes in medication management, mood disorders and anxiety disorders. Ms. Wisner treats adults ages 18 and up.

Clinical Psychologist

Dr. Wright has been practicing psychology since 1992. She holds a bachelor’s degree from Wake Forest University and a PhD from the University of Mississippi. She has worked with a variety of adult patients, specializing in chronic mental illness, mood disorders, anxiety, and the geriatric population. Dr. Wright is available, also for psychological testing such as ADHD Evaluations.

Dr. Martha Wright

Dr. Philip Kaplan

Clinical Psychologist

Dr. Kaplan, is originally from Brooklyn, New York.  He attended the City College of New York for his undergraduate degree and completed his doctoral training in 1984 at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio.  He has worked primarily providing clinical and forensic diagnostic consultation in a variety of settings.

He relocated to North Carolina in 2019 from the Caribbean, where he was on the faculty of a medical school teaching patient-centered interviewing, selected ethics topics and working in their counseling center.  At Alpha, he provides psychological testing and therapy to adults who are experiencing problems with attention, self-regulation, substance/alcohol dependence and interpersonal difficulties.  He is a trauma-informed provider who also offers a cognitive behavioral approach to treat these difficulties.

Mary Spencer

Mental Health Counselor

Mary Spencer is a Mental Health Counselor who is board certified in Adult Psychiatric/Mental Health Nursing. She received her Bachelor's Degree in Nursing from Duke University and her Master's Degree in Psychiatric Nursing from Louisiana State University. She has been in private practice since 1991 and has worked with adults ages 18 and older to help them overcome the daily challenges of life through talk therapy. Mary has experience working with a variety of medical disorders which include Anxiety, Mood Disorders, ADHD, Panic Attacks, OCD, and has demonstrated success using Cognitive Behavioral Therapies (CBT).