Psychiatry and Behavioral Health

David J. Ahlberg, MD, ABAM

Dr. Ahlberg

Dr. Ahlberg received his medical degree from Loma Linda School of Medicine in California while completing his residency at East Carolina University in Greenville North Carolina. He is licensed by the NC Medical Board for the practice of general Psychiatry and is available for the consultation and treatment of adults and children of all ages. In addition to general Psychiatry, Dr. Ahlberg is Board Certified by the American Board of Addiction Medicine and is a fellow with the American Society of Addiction Medicine. Dr. Ahlberg provides outpatient behavioral health treatment services at the offices at JCMC, and also travels to communities in Eastern North Carolina where he provides treatment for underserved populations. Further, Dr. Ahlberg is also licensed to practice medicine in the states of Florida and California while also engaging in the practice of Tele-Psychiatry to help ensure that his patients can continue to receive care from him even if relocated to one of these areas. Dr. Ahlberg enjoys his work as a medical doctor. Comprehensive quality medical care is of the utmost importance therefore Dr. Ahlberg works closely with all the providers at JCMC, Naval Hospital, Camp Lejeune, area hospitals and community providers for enhanced services.

Sonja Edmonds, M.D.


Dr. Sonja Edmonds is a Board Certified pediatrician with over 17 years of clinical experience in pediatrics and adolescent medicine.  She attended Grand Valley State University located in Allendale, Michigan where she received her Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Science.  She then attended Wayne State University School of Medicine in Detroit, Michigan where she obtained her Doctor of Medicine.  Dr. Edmonds conducted her pediatric residency at the Children’s Hospital of Michigan and at Wayne State-Detroit Medical Center.  She later served as an after-hours acute care physician for pediatrician for the Detroit Medical Center.  In addition Dr. Edmonds assisted with academic instruction for medical residents and medical students at the Children’s Hospital.  Dr. Edmonds is certified by the American Board of Pediatrics and is licensed by the North Carolina Medical Board.

Maria C. Soto, M.D., FAAP


Maria Soto has over 25 years of experience has a pediatrician.  Dr. Soto attended the Universidad Libre in Cali, Columbia where she received her Doctor of Medicine.  She conducted her internship at the Rafael Uribe-Uribe Clinic, Club Noel Children’s Hospital in Cali, Colombia where she participated in a rotating internship in internal medicine, obstetrics and gynecology, pediatrics, neonatology, and surgery and emergency medicine.  She participated in a pediatric internship and residency with the New York Medical College at Westchester County Medical Center and Our Lady of Mercy Medical Center in Valhalla, New York.  Dr. Soto is certified by  the American Academy of Pediatrics.

Arnold C Olegario, M.D.


Dr. Arnold Olegario is a Board Certified Pediatrician with over 35 years of pediatric experience.  He completed his Bachelor of Science in Medical Technology at Silliman University in Dumaguete City, Philippines and then earned his Medical Degree at Cebu Institute of Medicine in Cebu City, Philippines.  He completed his post graduate internship at Silliman University Medical Center located in Dumaguet City, Philippines.   Dr. Olegario completed his pediatric residency at the King’s County Hospital Center located in Brooklyn, New York. Dr. Olegario has been affiliated with the Arden Hill Hospital (Orange Regional Medical Center located in Goshen, New York and Saint Anthony Community Hospital located in Warwick, New York. He is certified by the American Board of Pediatrics and currently serves as the Chairman for the Department of Pediatrics for the Onslow Memorial Hospital located in Jacksonville, North Carolina.

Monique Ivanov, LCSW, DCSW

Monique Ivanov

Monique has 30+ years experience as a counselor and works with all age groups around a diversity of presenting concerns. She is certified in Critical Incident Stress Debriefing (CISD), trauma focused cognitive behavioral therapy, and solution focused interventions. Additionally she works extensively with military service members and their families. Ms. Ivanov has taught in the psychology, sociology, and social work departments at UNCG, La Sierra University, and for UNCW where she was the BSW Program Coordinator for the UNCW extension campus.