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DeLonna Brown

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LCSW
20 years of experience
Virtual
In-person
4024 Barrett Dr...
22 mi
I am licensed in North Carolina with 16 years of professional work experience. As a licensed clinical social worker, I specialize in providing therapy to individuals across different age groups, including teens, young adults, and adults. My areas of expertise revolve around addressing various mental health, behavior health and life adjustments such as depression, anxiety, trauma, grief, work-related challenges, adjustment issues, and relationship issues. Depression, anxiety, life adjustments and trauma can significantly impact your daily life and overall well-being. I will support you in navigating these difficulties by providing tools to manage symptoms, fostering resilience, and helping you discover your strengths. Additionally, I understand the profound impact of grief and loss, and I will provide a compassionate space for you to process your emotions and find ways to heal. Work and relationship issues can often cause significant distress, affecting multiple areas of your life. I will assist you in exploring these challenges, developing effective communication skills, and establishing healthy boundaries. Whether you're struggling with career-related stress, workplace conflicts, or difficulties in your personal relationships, I am here to help you navigate these complexities and find meaningful solutions. My ultimate goal as your therapist is to empower you to lead a more fulfilling and balanced life. I am dedicated to walking alongside you on your journey towards healing, growth, and self-discovery. Together, we will work towards enhancing your well-being and building resilience to face life's challenges. I look forward to the opportunity to support you and guide you through this transformative process.

LaTonia Curtiss

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LCSW
21 years of experience
Virtual
​Do you struggle with feeling bad about yourself, and developing and maintaining healthy relationships with others? Do you feel down, depressed, feeling you let yourself or others down? Do you experience feelings of anxiety, stress, or trauma? Are these concerns impacting you at home, work, or other places? Seeking therapy can be scary, however, you have made the right descision. I believe individuals are the "experts on themselves" and possess the ability to make the desired positive change in their lives. In the session, we will utilize a Person Center Approach consisting of meeting the individual were they are, actively listening, providing support, encouragement, and validation, as well as utilizing Evidence -Based Treatment Modalities and Psychoeducation. Together, we will work collabratively to treat the whole person and empower the person to find their way forward.

John M Swails LMFT, CDBT, MS

(he/him)

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LMFT
20 years of experience
Virtual
John Swails is an ordained minister, a Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT), and Marine Corp Veteran, with military mental-health practice experience addressing traumatic stress, separation, family grief, and relationship issues, and civilian experience addressing physical and sexual abuse, single-mothers with dual diagnosed children, and group therapy for middle-school and teens to develop resiliency. As a therapist, John utilizes proven DBT, Strategic, CBT-Family, Solution-Focused, and other systemic techniques to address individual, couple, and family issues. As a minister John is sensitive to the beliefs of the client and is ready to explore spiritual solutions to any issue.

Marc Lewis

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LCSW
Virtual
In-person
111 Davis Stree...
45 mi
I am Marc Lewis, Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Licensed Clinical Addictions Specialist. I completed training in 2003 at the Joint Master of Social Work program at North Carolina A & T State University and the University of NC at Greensboro. I was also part of the NC Child Welfare Collaborative, which provided specific training in NC DSS and child welfare. I began my career practicing as a child protective services social worker. I worked as a front-line worker and as a supervisor with children and families related to abuse and neglect. I have experience working in hospital and community settings. I currently work in private practice with children, adults, and geriatrics. I have experience in cognitive behavioral therapy, motivational interviewing, solution-focused treatment, and dialectical behavioral therapy. I have worked with high conflict custody cases, and family reunification, and provided expert testimony in court proceedings. My Credentials are as follows: Licensed Clinical Social Worker, (LCSW) Licensed Clinical Addictions Specialist, North Carolina Substance Abuse Practice Board, (LCAS) Certified Clinical Supervisor, North Carolina Substance Abuse Practice Board, (CCS) Certified Case Manager, Commission for Case Management, (CCM)

Karen Patterson

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LCSW
26 years of experience
Virtual
I am Karen Patterson, a licensed Clinical Social Worker in North Carolina with 26 years of Clinical experience. I believe that you are the expert on your story and that you have many strengths that will assist you in overcoming things that challenge you. Taking the first step to sign up for therapy can take courage and I am proud of you for getting started. During our therapy sessions, you will learn new things, including lessons about emotions, thoughts, coping skills, facing fears and more. We will be developing a plan of action and setting goals. Each session is essentially a problem-solving session while exploring your thoughts and feelings. I will be able to interpret the information you give and show empathy as I look at your situation from your perspective to understand your experience. I am an active listener and provide a safe and calm environment so you can move closer to having the life you wish to work toward accomplishing.

Shay Carey

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LCSW
18 years of experience
Virtual
Hi there! Do you find yourself feeling "lost" by the various struggles of your life? Do you find yourself questioning your purpose? Let me help you! I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) with over 15 years of experience in the community mental health arena. I have worked with a variety of concerns i.e. crisis management, depression/anxiety, grief/loss, relational issues and stress management. Often times, we can lose sight of what we need when we are pushing through our own emotional fog. I can help you navigate these experiences in real-time with solutions suited to your desired outcomes.

Shelia Leese-Roberts

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LCSW
25 years of experience
Virtual
I strongly feel that to help a person, the person must feel comfortable, truly heard, understood, and valued. My role is to help foster a safe, non-judgmental, and empowering space that can help guide you to reach your goals. I am a licensed clinical social worker. I specialize in treating depression, anxiety, PTSD and trauma. Some of the people with whom I have worked are looking to make a specific change and are looking for support, others are struggling with challenging symptoms and are looking for relief, others are having difficulties managing emotions or maintaining relationships. My approach is trauma-informed, client-centered, collaborative, creative, and adaptive. I use an integrated and holistic approach so that therapy is unique to each individual and their needs. I pull from and utilize various evidence-based therapeutic modalities when working with individuals; including: EMDR, TF-CBT, Acceptance and Commitment (ACT), Cognitive Processing (CPT), PE, and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), solution focused and strengths-based perspectives, motivational interviewing, and mindfulness. Using a private and secure virtual platform. Adult individual, couples or family sessions are welcomed. I look forward to hearing from you.

Wanda Kellyman, M.S., M.Ed., NCC, PLLC

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LCMHC
7 years of experience
Virtual
Hello, I am Wanda Kellyman, a dedicated and highly qualified professional specializing in mental health and personal development. My extensive qualifications include being a National Certified Counselor, Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, Board Certified Life Coach, and Mindfulness Practitioner. With these credentials, I've honed my expertise in providing transformative therapy and guidance to individuals seeking personal growth and healing. My therapeutic approach is rooted in holism and strength-based principles. I understand that each person is a complex being with interconnected aspects of physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual well-being. Rather than focusing solely on problems or deficits, I empower my clients by highlighting their innate strengths and resources, helping them effectively navigate life's challenges. To create a more engaging and dynamic therapeutic process, I integrate various forms of creative expression into my sessions. Through poetry, art, music, meditation, and movement, I encourage clients to explore and communicate their inner emotions and thoughts. This creative dimension not only fosters self-expression but also deepens self-awareness and introspection, leading to profound personal insights and growth. By harmonizing my certifications, experiences, and passion for holistic well-being, I strive to cultivate a supportive and compassionate environment where individuals can flourish and embark on their unique journeys of self-discovery and transformation. I firmly believe in the immense potential within each person to lead a fulfilling and purposeful life, and I am wholeheartedly committed to guiding them on that empowering path toward mental and emotional well-being. The overarching theme of my approach can be summarized in three words: Engagement, Empowerment, and Bliss. Through engagement in creative and reflective processes, clients find the power to empower themselves and ultimately achieve a state of blissful well-being.

Joy Close

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LCSW
27 years of experience
Virtual
Hello there, my name is Joy. I think it is wonderful that you have decided to try therapy. Deciding to come to therapy is a big decision and takes courage. My passion is for individual psychotherapy. People come to work with me on issues such as depression, anxiety, grief/loss, life transitions and relationship concerns. I have expertise in each of these problems and feel that it is an honor to be invited to accompany my patients on this part of their journey. I am passionate about social justice, my work and making the world a better place. I am an anti-racist, anti-sexist, and LGBTQIA+ affirming clinician.

Katie Sampalis

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LCSW
3 years of experience
Virtual
Hi there, I'm Katie! I'm a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. If you have been noticing that feeling of never being caught up or always tired regardless of how much sleep you get? Or maybe you are having some doubts around your current relationship? Family stress or unsure how to implement boundaries? I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, adoption, relationship issues, family conflicts, & trauma and abuse. I will support you in exploring your history and uncovering patterns you may not even be aware of so that you can begin to have more control of your emotions and be excited about your life and relationships again. I know from my years of experience working with individuals that you have the ability to make big changes in your life. If you are ready to do the work, you will be amazed at how capable you are to explore parts of yourself you never knew existed. The process of therapy can allow you to grow more quickly than you ever have before. It takes courage to seek out a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards a change. I am here to support & empower you in that journey. My clients are very high-functioning, motivated, and committed to making changes in their love life and I love providing them with tools and techniques so that they can reach their potential and ultimately stop coming to therapy.

Tonya Bunch

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LCSW
6 years of experience
Virtual
Hi there, I'm Tonya. Do you find yourself struggling with day-to-day life? Are you having a hard time with your relationships, work/life balance, and health? Is it challenging to be kind and loving to yourself? I help high performers, emotional suffering, and trauma survivors to manage burnout, and learn emotion regulation, mindfulness, and recovery in trauma. Together we will work to identify what is working and what is not working for you to help balance your life. We will use a person-centered approach to your mind, body, spirit and environment. I love using strength-based and mindfulness to help you learn that you have the coping skills to manage your struggles. Whether you are seeking help for anxiety, depression, trauma or relationship issues, I am here to help. Seeking therapy is scary and taking the first step is the hardest. I am here to support you nonjudgmentally, no matter the issue. You are making the right choice. I give you the space and time to build a therapeutic relationship to reach your goals. You deserve a safe space to heal and grow. In our sessions together, I will meet you with compassion and evidence-based techniques so you can overcome the hangups and habits that have been holding you back. Let's work together!

Kayla Brehm

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LCSW
8 years of experience
Virtual
Hello there! Thank you for investing your time in getting to know me better and exploring how I can provide support. Acknowledging the need for assistance can be a daunting step, and finding the right starting point can be overwhelming. I hope that my profile will offer some insight, but please don't hesitate to reach out. We can arrange a phone or video call to delve deeper into the possibilities of our collaboration. Your well-being is important, and I'm here to assist you on this path. My mission is to empower individuals in cultivating balance, becoming more present in their daily lives, discovering joy and comfort, and fostering security in themselves, their relationships, and life itself. Our collaborative journey together involves identifying what's not working for you, while also tapping into your inner strengths and personal resources to restore balance in your life. My approach is holistic, encompassing the needs of both your mind and body. Whether you're grappling with overwhelming stress or trauma, relationship challenges, or recurring anxiety and depression, remember that seeking therapy is a courageous step forward. You deserve a secure environment to heal and grow. In our sessions, I'll approach you with empathy and evidence-based techniques, empowering you to overcome the obstacles and patterns that may be hindering your happiness and well-being.

Lauren Anzelone

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LCSW
20 years of experience
Virtual
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, receiving my Master's in Social Work from East Carolina University in 2009. I have provided support to children, adolescents, their families, and adults since 2003. Some of my specialty areas include depression, anxiety, PTSD, relationship issues, behavioral concerns, trauma, Mood Disorders, and ADHD. I am passionate about helping women, parents raising adolescents and/or foster children, and young adults. I have two boys, one who just turned 20 years old and one who is a Senior in high school. My oldest is on the Autism Spectrum and my youngest has ADHD. As a mom, I understand parenting can be tough and is very unique to the child. As a parent, I am also entering that transition stage and truly understand all the emotions that come along with the transition. I am a Bible-believing Christian and have learned along the way there is nothing too big for God to help us through.

Dr. Priscilla Wright, Ph.D.LPC

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PhD
Virtual
👋 I'm Priscilla Wright and I'm thrilled that you're considering working with me on your journey toward improved mental health and well-being. Let me give you a snapshot of what I bring to the table, so you can decide if we might be a good fit. 🎓 First off, I hold a Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology . I'm also licensed in multiple states Over the years, I've worked in various roles, from Clinical Supervisor to Human Services Coordinator, gathering an array of experiences that help me offer personalized and effective care. 🙏 For me, therapy isn't just a quick fix. It's about building a long-term relationship where you feel safe, heard, and empowered. I'm dedicated to working together to help you lead a more balanced and enriching life. 🌟 I continually strive for innovation and excellence. I've introduced programs like "Cuddle Sessions" with animals to help staff combat compassion fatigue, and my ongoing research interests include the fascinating impact of human-animal interactions on stress levels. These might seem unrelated, but it all adds to a more holistic approach to mental health. 📞 If you think we'd be a good fit, I would love to hear from you! Together, we can explore how to navigate the challenges you're facing and work towards a more balanced you. Looking forward to the possibility of working together!

Raquel Henkel

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LCMHC
18 years of experience
Virtual
Hi there, I’m Raquel. Do you get overwhelmed by feelings of anxiety, depression, and low self-worth? Do you feel like no matter how hard you try, you will never be good enough? Are you struggling to find satisfaction in your life? I help clients discover their strengths and resources to become the version of themselves that they want to be. Together we will identify maladaptive thoughts and habits that create barriers to meeting outcomes and replace these with more balanced thinking and behaviors. I use a mix of Cognitive-Behavioral and Solution-Focused modalities to get to the root of core beliefs that get individuals stuck in daily living, while also engaging in resource talk that instills hope for a preferred future. Whether you are dealing with anxiety, depression, or just the difficult changes that come with life, I’m here to help you. Therapy can be a process that feels uncomfortable but it can also be so rewarding and life-changing. The decision to seek help is a difficult one but be assured that it is the right one. I will provide a listening ear and an open heart as we dive in together to help foster healing and growth at a pace that feels comfortable to you. Let’s work together so that you can begin living life to the fullest.

Erin Cooley-Gross

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LCMHC
9 years of experience
Virtual
Hey, I'm Erin, and I love being a mental health counselor. I started my career as a preschool teacher, determined to save the world one child at a time. My father, the original Cooley, was a social worker who inspired my love of working with and helping people. Wanting to make a greater impact on the success of children and families, I pursued a Masters in Counseling. This began my journey into the world of mental health and it has truly been a journey of purpose for me. I tell my clients that I am a "geek" for counseling and I am always absorbing new information about the mental health field. I have been working as a trauma-informed therapist for many years. I am trained/certified in Cognitive Processing Therapy, Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and, more recently, EMDR. I take into account the whole person, understanding that many factors make up health. I am creative in utilizing many modalities to help you achieve your goals with your mental health and overall well-being. I deeply believe in the natural desire for each person to reach wholeness and believe you are the expert of yourself. I desire to guide, support and challenge you to reach your fullest, actualized self.

Cheria Morgan

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LCSW
9 years of experience
Virtual
Hello, my name is Cheria. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in North Carolina with 9 years of experience. I believe that every individual has the answers they need within themselves, and my role is to support and guide them toward discovering their solutions. My approach is client-centered, meaning that I prioritize the needs and goals of my clients above all else. My ultimate goal is to help you become the best version of yourself, and I am committed to working with you every step of the way. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, parenting issues, anger management, & depression. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. Taking the first step to seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I am here to support you in that process.

Kelli Cryer, LCMHC

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LCMHC
12 years of experience
Virtual
Greetings, My name is Kelli Cryer and i am a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor in the state of North Carolina. Let’s be honest, the ebbs and flows of life can sometimes derail us and at other times, we find that we excel. The journey forward isn’t always clear and is often met with obstacles that feel insurmountable. As a therapist, I strive towards working together in a collaborative effort to cultivate an environment where clients grow in their security to express themselves, BOTH authentically AND freely. My counseling practice has included experience working with system-involved youth, couples, families, working professionals, college students, and community partners. One of the hardest parts of the journey is showing up. Let’s work toward liberating yourself until you are the empowered you again! Feel free to contact me via email or phone to schedule a consultation. I look forward to the possibility of joining you on your journey.

Ginnovia Dumas

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LCMHC
3 years of experience
Virtual
In-person
2444 Commerce R...
114 mi
Are you tired of being stuck in a vicious cycle of depression, anxiety, and stress? My name is Ginnovia (Gigi) Dumas. I am a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor offering sessions to individuals for anxiety, depression, stress, life transitions, and trauma. As a Navy veteran, I also have a passion to work with military-connected individuals. I work with tweens, adolescents, and adults. I am committed to providing individualized treatment for each client, using evidence-based interventions and approaches. My goal as a therapist is to help erase the stigma attached to mental health while providing an affirming, inclusive, and safe space for processing and healing.

kristin hoffman

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LCMHC
8 years of experience
Virtual
Hey there and welcome! I’m Kristin. Do you find yourself stuck in the cycle of anxiety? Have you faced challenges related to self esteem that has felt limiting to you? I work to empower my clients to overcome the challenges of anxiety and stress that this world can bring. I also work to build that self confidence and esteem from within so the beauty that others see can be felt within. I have specialized in treating anxiety and self-esteem issues for nearly 10 years. In addition, I truly believe that past traumas play a significant role in the development of anxiety, depression, and maladaptive behaviors. I work with my clients to address and place these experiences in a safe place so that they are less impactful to our lives.

Kristina Mills-Gregory

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LCMHC
13 years of experience
Empowering
Solution oriented
Virtual
Hi there, my name is Kristina Mills-Gregory, and I am a licensed clinical mental health counselor in North Carolina and Florida. I have been providing therapy for over 12 years. I have a Masters in Counseling from Campbell University, and a BA in Psychology and Communication Studies from University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill. Prior to becoming a therapist, I started my career as a school counselor in public schools. I have also worked in community mental health, providing a wide range of services. My passion is helping others achieve their goals, and that is why I take a partnership approach to therapy. We will work together to ensure that you are moving forward in your progress. I use a wide variety of techniques that are specific to the individual, based on your needs. These include Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution Focus Technique, and Person Centered. I work to ensure that you feel safe and secure, by providing a space free from judgment.

Clover McKinney

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LCSW
6 years of experience
Virtual
Hello! My name is Clover and I am a licensed clinical therapist and addiction specialist in the state of North Carolina and I use she/her pronouns. I look forward to the opportunity of learning and working together as part of our therapeutic process. I enjoy working with folks who are gender diverse and members of the LGBTQIA+ community who experience unique stressors and conflicts with their day-to-day lives. I also love working with folks who struggle with substance use either in addition to other life stressors or on its own. I started my clinical work with addiction and grew as a therapist and person to see people from a whole-person perspective. Our difficulties, conflicts, our stressors do not define us for who we are and when they prevent or delay us from becoming our authentic selves is where the therapeutic process blossoms. As a person who identifies as gender diverse, I have lived through many difficult life circumstances where I have learned and grown as a person. I have first-hand navigated through complex systems and emotionally wrought situations to become my authentic self and continue to do so. I believe everybody is always in a constant process of growing into our best selves and I hope to have the opportunity to work with you along this process too.

Marketa Winfield

(she/her)

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LCMHC
3 years of experience
Virtual
In-person
4108 Park Road,...
111 mi
Hi I'm Marketa. Thank you for reaching out and considering this step. The decision to come to therapy can be scary. There are so many unknowns, especially if you have never done this before. I am here to stand and walk with you through every step of the process of change and healing- It gets better. My goal in my relationship with you is to make sure that you feel safe and comfortable enough to be yourself. have a passion for working with children and adolescents; ages 10 to 17 with feeding and eating disorders. I welcome adults of all ages struggling with anxiety, depression, eating disorders, body image concerns, anger management, and trauma. You are not alone. It gets better. I look forward to hearing from you. Let's start today.

Martin Deza

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LMFT
7 years of experience
Direct
Challenging
Intelligent
Virtual
Hello I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (License #106348) and have worked in the field since 2011. I grew up in the San Diego area and have worked in various hospitals and clinics in my local community. I obtained my Baccalaureate Degree in Cognitive Psychology from University of California Irvine and my Master’s Degree in Marital and Family Therapy from University of San Diego. My experience includes working with individuals, couples, and teenagers (ages 12 and up) at a variety of settings including inpatient psychiatric facilities, outpatient programs, residential treatment facility for mood and addiction issues, and as part of an emergency crisis team. These experiences have allowed me to work with a variety of different clients experiencing various mental health concerns and or psychosocial issues. I have extensive knowledge and experience working with clients struggling with addiction and substance use issues, as well as trauma, depression and anxiety, and immediate crisis intervention.

Courtney Lee, MSW, LCSW, LCAS

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LCSW
12 years of experience
Virtual
Are you anxious, depressed, or struggling in your relationships? Are you feeling fed up or on edge? Many people experience these issues and you are not alone! Are you ready to find relief, relaxation and make connections? Together, we can work on bringing back that best version of you. I know how hard it can be to feel connected to people, especially after the world essentially shut down and is starting to open back up again. I strive to provide a safe space to support you in overcoming your struggles. I have worked with young adults to those late in adulthood struggling with substance use, anxiety, depression, trauma and adjustment issues. I engage in ongoing education to learn and improve my current skill set. My primary therapeutic approaches are Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy and Person Centered Therapy. I have been practicing in the field of Social Work for over twelve years. I obtained my Masters of Social Work from East Carolina University with a concentration in Substance Use Disorders. My goal in a therapy session is to meet you where you are, to focus on the here and now to be positive and empathetic.

Teshia Weeks Purvis

(she/her)

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LMFT
16 years of experience
Virtual
Hi, I'm Teshia. Despite your best efforts, do you find yourself on the verge of divorce? Your marriage may be a disaster, but your divorce doesn't have to be! As a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with nearly 20 years of experience as a family law paralegal, I possess a unique set of skills that are invaluable to those who find themselves in the throes of divorce. In addition to providing support through one of the most difficult life transitions, understanding that the legal process of divorce has the potential to inhibit the healing process and completely devastate families, I provide my clients with a better way to divorce...a way that builds up instead of tears down...a way that refashions your family instead of leaving it shattered. Since every ending brings a new beginning, my goal as your therapist is to guide you through the uncertainty of divorce, help you regain your balance and help you lay the foundation for a HEALTHY new beginning. No matter where you are in the divorce process, whether working as your therapist or as your divorce coach, I am dedicated to helping you regroup, recover and grow. "GREAT IS THE ART OF BEGINNING, BUT GREATER IS THE ART OF ENDING." -Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Latonya R. Moore

(she/her)

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LCSW
20 years of experience
Solution oriented
Warm
Humorous
Virtual
Welcome and thank you for visiting my profile! I am Latonya Moore. Are you feeling "stressed out", anxious and/or depressed? Are you having difficulty in your relationships? Would you like to learn coping skills to manage your life more effectively? I am an experienced therapist and I am licensed in Washington, DC and in the states of Maryland, Virginia and North Carolina. I am excited that you have decided to focus on improving your health and wellness. Be mindful that the change you are seeking requires commitment and a willingness to participate in a supportive, collaborative process.

Cloie Schessl

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LCSW
3 years of experience
Virtual
To feel fulfilled and truly happy in life, we need to take care of ourselves from the inside out, and this is what I help my clients do in their therapy sessions. I am passionate about supporting my clients to help them achieve their mental health goals and live a more positive and rewarding life. I help clients to re-discover their mental and emotional strength and to persevere through life's unexpected challenges. Therapy is a collaborative effort, and I look forward to working together as a team to help you reach the full potential that you have always envisioned in your life. I have worked in a variety of settings such as outpatient therapy, community mental health, nonprofit, private practice, inpatient psychiatry, and school settings. I specialize in working with children, adolescents and adults of different backgrounds, ethnicities and lifestyles. I offer a non-judgmental and person-centered environment for clients to explore areas of their life that they would like to bring about change and work through mental health concerns. I will help you work through past, present and future challenges you wish to overcome. Contact me today to start the journey of improving your life and meeting your goals!

Carla Gray

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LCMHC
20 years of experience
Virtual
About me I am licensed in North Carolina with 20 years of professional work experienced in clinical counseling. I am working on my doctoral research in psychology. My background include trauma work, severe anxiety and depression, couples work, PTSD, bi-polar disorder, eating disorders, self-esteem work, grief work, sleep disorders, and chronic medical illness. I have worked with all ages. Also, I am a therapist who can meet you where you are, give you immediate ways to begin your journey to a healthier you. I practice cognitive-behavior techniques and will set measurable goals in therapy, providing tips for healthy coping techniques. My history: I grew up in Waynesville, NC so I am a mountain girl. For now, I live near Charlotte, NC with my husband and 16-year-old son. We have a 7-acre working horse farm that we share with my retired showhorse, three rescue dogs, and a rescue cat. I am a two-time breast cancer survivor and my research for my doctorate is about breast cancer survivors and mental health, specifically PTSD, post-traumatic growth, and quality of life. I hope to empower you to have the quality of life that you deserve. "We will never live this day again - so let's make it a great one." -unknown author

Adriana Londono, LCSW, LCAS, CCS-I

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LCSW
4 years of experience
Challenging
Empowering
Virtual
Hello! I'm so glad you're here! My name is Adriana, and I am a therapist who specializes in creating a safe space for individuals to be their true, authentic selves. As someone who is passionate about helping others, I understand how challenging it can be to navigate the complexities of life, especially in leadership roles, caregiving roles, as a mother, or as a fellow therapist. That's why I'm here to help. With years of experience in the field, I have developed a unique approach to therapy that incorporates mindfulness techniques, stress management, and strategies for creating balance in your life. I believe that everyone deserves to feel empowered and supported, and I am committed to helping you achieve your goals. Self-care is crucial, and I am here to help you find ways to incorporate it into your daily life. Whether you need to process a difficult experience or just need someone to talk to, I am here for you. I am dedicated to creating a judgment-free space where you can explore your thoughts and emotions openly and honestly. So if you're looking for a therapist who truly cares about your well-being, please don't hesitate to reach out. Together, we can work towards achieving your goals and creating a life that feels fulfilling and meaningful.

Candace Fritts

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LCSW
10 years of experience
Virtual
In-person
1307 Farm Branc...
94 mi
Candace “NIX” Fritts is a licensed Zumba instructor, yoga instructor and Licensed Clinical social worker. She has been teaching Zumba over 5 years and has utilized her passion for healing and helping others as a therapist over the past decade. “NIX” specializes in and has a passion for cultural diversity, gender identity/LGBTQIA+ issues, equality, relationship/marital issues, depression, anxiety, and Trauma. She defines "empathy" as her number one skill and superpower. In addition “NIX” is a huge advocate and member of the LGBTQIA+ community. She is also a member NAACP and the Black political caucus of Cabarrus County. NIX also encourages health and wellness with a belief that healing can be achieved in various ways. Fun Fact: NIX was once a contestant on “Lets make a Deal”

Robbie McCraw

(she/her)

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LCMHC
3 years of experience
Virtual
Hi there, I'm Robbie, Do you feel overwhelmed, sad, or unsteady in your current day-to-day? Are you struggling to maintain a healthy lifestyle, enjoy work, or have a stable relationship? Is it just kind of hard lately to be yourself or know who you truly are? I help individuals manage anxiety and depression as well as avoid burnout. We can work together to identify why you are struggling and what's not working to help you get back to living your life. We'll use various approaches to find what works best for you and address topics that you feel are of the highest value to your immediate needs. Whether you're overwhelmed, depressed, anxious or find yourself in a manic state, I'm here to help. Seeking therapy can feel scary and making that first step is hard but you're taking the initiative and I'm proud of you for that! You deserve a safe place to heal and grow. In our sessions together, I'll meet you with compassion and empathy so you can overcome the habits that are holding you back. Let's work together and grow!

Catharine Guicheney

(she/her)

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LCSW
33 years of experience
Virtual
Welcome to HeartSpace Counseling. My name is Catharine Guicheney, and I have been blessed to work with folks from all walks of life as a board certified licensed clinical social worker for over 30 years. I gear my practice towards after hours support with appointments available M-F in the evenings and on Saturdays. I am currently accepting new clients for virtual sessions and hope to hear from you.

Mikayla Franklin, M.A., LCMHC

(she/her)

Mikayla Franklin, M.A., LCMHC profile image
LCMHC
13 years of experience
Virtual
Are you having trouble expressing your feelings, putting YOU first or navigating life’s many challenges? Are you figuring out you cant pour from an empty cup? Life is life'ing and you may be feeling stuck and your ready for change? I see you and im here to help! As a Black Millennial therapist, who is also a military spouse, I am passionate about providing relatable therapy to BIPOC , LGBTQIA+ ,Millennials and Military families.

Mark Gough

(he/him)

Mark Gough profile image
LCMHC
27 years of experience
Virtual
My practice over the past 25 years as an LCMHC has allowed me to help people of diverse backgrounds overcome a variety of life's challenges. I help people by meeting with them, learning about their problems and discovering ways for them to feel more at ease. The most common issues that I help people with involve their moods (for example sadness, worrying, anger or stress) and with their relationships. All types of people come to see me; people just like you who have hit a bump in the road and want to help themselves feel better again. I've focused on adults, couples and adolescents struggling with anxiety, depression, controlling anger, family conflict, substance abuse, and behavioral issues. If you're looking for someone to help, I'd welcome your call!

Tonia Locklear

(she/her)

Tonia Locklear profile image
LCSW
10 years of experience
Virtual
In-person
4209 Morganton ...
48 mi
As a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, I recognized and value the trust my clients place in me. I strive every day to provide quality and exceptional service. I truly care for all my clients and work diligently to help them find the answers they seek. Ever since I was young, I knew I wanted to get into a career path that would make a difference in people’s lives. This interest led me to study social work and mental health. ​ I transitioned from crisis intervention into counseling because I really enjoy talking with people about their interpersonal relationships. Also, I feel like I have a knack for helping. When I started Soul Expressions, I wanted to do something different. I wanted my practice to reflect my unique skills and insights with an emphasis on evidence-based treatments as well as holistic services. Creating a unique social environment that explores culture, art and wellness reflecting the heart and soul of the city. I enjoy working with clients who are committed to making changes in their life. I take pleasure in providing my clients with tools and techniques so that they can reach their potential and ultimately stop coming to therapy. I know your time and money is valuable, so I try to be as structured, and goal oriented as possible. I enjoy hearing how well my clients are doing and seeing their progress in treatment. I am so glad you are here. On behalf of Soul Expressions Counseling…welcome. This is where the healing begins!

Carolyn Miller

(she/her)

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LCSW
13 years of experience
Virtual
Hi! My name is Carolyn and I absolutely LOVE my role in the Wilmington community as a Social Work clinician! I have lived in Southeastern North Carolina for 23 years, contributing to the academic growth of special needs children in the community followed by improving the mental health of our healthcare workers and others in the community. I currently own and run several businesses across the state of North Carolina. Along with my counseling practice, I run a private homeschool, a vacation rental, and an online writing businesses. I am enrolled in a Doctorate program for Social Work through Barry University in Moiami Shores, and I have had my private practice full time for 10 years and thoroughly enjoy each day in my work! Online therapy has been a great resource for me to reach folks outside of my local community.

Lisa Antonick

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LCSW
30 years of experience
Virtual
Do you worry about everything from bills to what people think of you? Do you have trouble sleeping, headaches or nightmares about past bad memories or losses? Do you feel tired and unmotivated? I help people feel less stressed and more motivated. I provide a safe space to explore the roots of your problems whether it's anxiety, depression , relationships or grief. I can give you tools that you can use every day. I use an approach addressing the mind , body and spirit. I also use cognitive behavioral therapy with compassion. You can be honest with your feelings with no judgment.

Debbie Fritts

Debbie Fritts profile image
LCMHC
13 years of experience
Virtual
Hi, My name is Debbie! Do you ever feel the light has gone out and you are navigating alone and in the dark? Does life seem to have no meaning and purpose? Do you struggle to get out of bed? Has something happened in your life that has caused you to question yourself and everything around you? Find Hope Here – Let’s work together to find a brighter tomorrow. Life can be miserable at times but it shows great insight on your part to reach out for help. By doing this you have completed the first step. Being willing to accept, change, and adapt to your new situation, can be daunting and scary but I want to walk this journey with you. You are worth it and deserve a better life with consistency, growth and a little fun! I am a Licensed Mental Health Therapist with 13-plus years of phone counseling experience related to grief, trauma, depression, anxiety, and life transition related to postpartum depression, new careers, retirement, divorce, disabilities, and the aging process. Experience also includes building and maintaining relationships in a healthy way. I want to walk this journey with you providing empathy, education, and a non-judgmental safe place for you to share your thoughts and feelings. We will move at your pace because we cannot rush grief. Thank you for allowing me to share your life and its many detours.

Stephanie McGee LCMHC/LCAS-A

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LCMHC
20 years of experience
Virtual
We often face challenges in our lives that cause us to shift and sometimes lose focus of ourselves and what is important to us. It is my privilege to be that compassionate and listening ear to provide support, encouragement, and tools to navigate these trying times. The ultimate goal is to provide a safe, unbiased, and nonjudgmental therapy experience to help you to feel empowered and heard. Whilst working with individuals, children, and families of all ages, races, and walks of life is a dream come true. I am here to serve! I am here for you! I am here to offer support, guidance, and the tools to ensure that the goals which you have set for yourself can be attained. I look forward to the opportunity to partner with you as we work through life’s unexpected challenges.

Mary Beth Johnson

(she/her)

Mary Beth Johnson profile image
LMFT
3 years of experience
Virtual
In-person
331 South Washi...
145 mi
Do you find yourself tired of having other people's worldviews and judgments imposed upon you? Do you feel that no matter how hard you try, nothing you do is ever enough? It is my goal to provide a safe space where clients can truly be themselves without fear of judgment. As a result, I do not believe in a one size fits all approach to therapy. I work to tailor each session to fit the needs of the person/persons in front of me. I work with couples and families to help them find peace and stability in their relationships. I also have extensive experience working with children and teenagers, having worked with them in various settings and roles. These experiences enable me to consider every aspect of their life, and how they affect the child and teen's well being and mental health. I am honored to work with my clients, and do not take the responsibility lightly. During our sessions I will offer compassion, hope and ways to deal with the issues you are facing.

Jerrica Royal, MS, LCMHC

(she/her)

Jerrica Royal, MS, LCMHC profile image
LCMHC
9 years of experience
Virtual
In-person
2309 West Cone ...
51 mi
Are you experiencing changes that are inducing anxiety within your professional and personal relationships? Perhaps you are seeking answers to the many curve balls life throws our way. Depression, trauma, grief & loss, divorce, anxiety, relationship conflicts, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, and self-image issues are all mental disorders that can cause an individual to feel a loss of control. Let me support your journey in life. My specialty is helping others uncover roots to their trauma, insecurities, disorders, and other life setbacks. Let me join you in creating a realistic plan to achieve optimal coping and happiness.

Ally Yarsinske

(she/her)

Ally Yarsinske profile image
LCMHC
7 years of experience
Virtual
Feeling overwhelmed, stressed, and exhausted constantly? Isolated and alone because you don’t want to burden your friends or family with your problems? Or maybe you don’t know quite how to name why you feel this way or how to talk about it. Well, there is the good news - therapy is the place to explore the challenging thoughts and feelings you're having. I’ve worked in the mental health field since 2016, helping people of all ages, backgrounds, and challenges. I approach mental health challenges with a holistic mindset to help identify what we can change, inside of our control, and to increase reliance. Depression, anxiety, ADHD, and trauma are just a few examples of mental health struggles that impact the way we live and experience the world around us. However, the opposite is also true! Because our lifestyles can influence our ability to tolerate stress and feel good about ourselves. My job as a therapist is to help you work through what is working, and what isn't working, and what we can do about it. I believe by working as a team and supporting you in achieving your goals, you will reconnect with the strength, resilience, and confidence inside you to better manage the ebb and flow of life's challenges. Why choose me? Well, to help me feel like less of a stranger, here is more detail about my background. I received my Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Lenoir Rhyne University's Graduate Center of Asheville, NC in December 2020. I hold a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from Longwood University in Farmville, VA. I'm a Qualified Mental Health Professional with five years of direct care experience with adolescents in residential treatment. My graduate internship was community and school-based outpatient therapy with Access Family Services, where I earned over a year of experience. Since August of 2021, I've worked as an outpatient therapist, both in-person and virtually, with a company in the Chapel Hill area. I work with individuals of all ages and presenting concerns, however, I specialize in helping adults resolve issues related to anxiety, depression, suicidality, trauma, ADHD, parenting, life transitions, and relationship challenges. I use evidence-based techniques and practices to support your personal growth and development, such as Person-Centered Therapy and Motivational Interviewing for connection and empowerment through the therapeutic relationship; ACT to support increasing distress tolerance and connecting with personal values; CBT to explore the connection between thoughts, feelings, and behaviors; and Mindfulness to support increased self-awareness, grounding and stress reduction.

Deanna Carvalho

Deanna Carvalho profile image
LMFT
8 years of experience
Virtual
In-person
1724 East Boule...
110 mi
Hi there, I'm Deanna. Do you find yourself wanting to live a more authentic, empowered and meaningful life? Do you feel pulled in a million directions, unable to fit it all in? Are you struggling to cultivate the kind of relationships, work and level of health that you desire? I can help you understand and manage anxiety and explore the root cause of why you feel stuck, down or struggle to create the life you desire. Together, we can identify what's not working and get you back to balance. We'll use a holistic approach, addressing the needs of your mind, body and spirit. I integrate mindfulness & somatic experiencing techniques to help you develop a stronger relationship with yourself and your body. Whether you're dealing with overwhelm, relationship issues or cycles of anxiety and depression, I'm here to help. I know that seeking therapy can feel scary and that it takes courage to show up for yourself in this way. You deserve a safe space to heal and grow. In our sessions together, I'll meet you with compassion and evidence-based techniques so you can overcome the hangups and habits that have been holding you back. Let's work together!

Debbie Esque, LCMHC

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LCMHC
25 years of experience
Virtual
Hi, my name is Debbie. Are you struggling with anxiety, fear, depression, anger, disappointment, trauma or difficult relationships? I have worked with all ages and walks of life in my 25 years of experience. As a seasoned therapist. I believe that a successful outcome of therapy goals begins with a harmonious relationship with the client. This begins with a clear understanding of the needs and desires of the client. My approach is to have a kind, caring and sensitive demeanor, yet, direct and firm as needed to achieve success. I strive to listen well and give appropriate feedback. I attribute my successful record as a therapist to having the education, knowledge, work experience, and confidence to work with each client and consider it a privilege to work with each one. I would be honored to work with you.

Kristie Papuchis

(she/her)

Kristie Papuchis profile image
LCSW
15 years of experience
Virtual
Do you feel pulled in a million directions, unable to fit it all in? Are you struggling to keep up with your relationships, work and health? Is it hard to be kind to yourself? I have a passion for helping children, adolescents, and adults achieve their fullest potential in life. My upbeat, empathetic, and compassionate personality helps me to connect with individuals and build strong therapeutic relationships. My clients are everyday people that need help with life’s challenges. My approach focuses on cognitive behavioral, DBT, and mindfulness techniques. With these techniques, I will help you identify your strengths, overcome your weaknesses, and develop the skills to reach your fullest potential.

Christine Smith

(she/her)

Christine Smith profile image
LMFT
7 years of experience
Virtual
In-person
2896 Highway 24...
138 mi
Do you recall a time when you felt truly seen, truly heard? That is the foundation of how I connect with my clients. My perspective of therapy begins with genuine connection, through which my clients feel not only safe, but also understood, validated, and nurtured. My strengths-based approach to therapy encourages growth, development, and healing by first recognizing the positive internal resources clients already possess and building on them to enable clients to reach their goals. I am here to listen and not to judge. I view problems as problems, not people as problems. Using evidence-based practices that align with these concepts, clients can build self-awareness and skills that they may apply between sessions so that they are active partners in their progress. We collaborate on solutions and clear pathways to reach those solutions. I am in this line of work because of a strong desire to help others live their lives as the best versions od themselves.

Jen Warshawsky

(she/her)

Jen Warshawsky profile image
LCMHC
20 years of experience
Virtual
In-person
1554c Union Rd,...
126 mi
Hi there, I am Jen. Do you want to improve the quality of your life? Do you want to make long-lasting changes that improve areas of your life such as work and relationships? I empower clients to overcome the daily challenges of dealing with such issues as depression (or other mood disorders), anxiety, PTSD/Trauma, and grief. I'm here to help clients (ages 10 & up) get back to a place in their life where they feel more balanced, secure and to a place where they feel happy with their overall quality of life. I do believe in a holistic approach that focuses on the mind-body-spirit connection. I utilize various techniques that include mindfulness, helping you identify and address irrational thoughts, motivational interviewing and more. I work with clients to identify treatment goals at their 1st appointment, if possible and I also like to assign therapeutic "homework" since this helps clients practice and eventually acquire the skills they need to feel better about themselves and their lives. No matter the issue, I'm here to help. Seeking therapy is a brave thing to do and I will provide a safe space to help you heal and grow. In our sessions, I will provide empathy, active listening and humor to help you overcome what is troubling you. I look forward to hearing from you soon!

Wilbert Nichols

(he/him)

Wilbert Nichols  profile image
LCMHC
10 years of experience
Virtual
In-person
2905 Breezewood...
50 mi
Hello! I’m a licensed counselor with over 10 years of experience in the field. My specialties include working with trauma, PTSD, depression, anxiety, mood disorders, stress, and compulsive and obsessive behaviors. I use a holistic approach that incorporates techniques such as mindfulness and cognitive behavioral therapy. I often find that my clients benefit from my experience working with modern neuroscience, which helps us better understand what’s going on inside our brains as we work towards changing our patterns of thinking and behavior.

Karen Tremblay

(she/her)

Karen Tremblay profile image
LCSW
24 years of experience
Virtual
My name is Karen Tremblay, I am a licensed clinical social worker. I believe in providing goal-directed collaborative therapy focusing on change as constant and certain. You are the expert of your life experiences and have the resources and strengths to overcome barriers to your wellness. I assist clients with learning skills that assist with managing and tolerating challenging and uncomfortable situations, identifying and developing achievable goals, and improving and enhancing personal resilience. I work with a variety of individuals providing telehealth services addressing a multitude of issues including but not limited to processing trauma, anxiety, stress, domestic inequality, and perfectionistic and relentless inner critic patterns. I generally check messages after 6:00 p.m., during the week. I will respond as quickly as I can. I am unable to schedule sessions during the day except for weekends. I do appreciate your patience as I may be tending to other clients or professional/personal responsibilities. I look forward to collaborating with you and witnessing your growth and wellness.

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