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50+ Optum therapists in North Carolina

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Jen Warshawsky

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Jen Warshawsky profile image
LCMHC
20 years of experience
Authentic
Solution oriented
Warm
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!

Next available: Feb 26

Susan Henkel

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LCMHC
11 years of experience
Virtual
I am a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor (LCMHC) in North Carolina with over 10 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with sex, sexuality, and intimacy-related issues, stress and anxiety, work/performance stress, relationship issues, MK/expat issues, family relationships, faith deconstruction, postpartum concerns, & parenting issues. I have my Bachelor of Arts degree from The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and my Master's of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from UNC-Greensboro, and have since pursued further training and education in several areas, including sex therapy, couples counseling, and postpartum issues. 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 sign up for therapy can take courage and I am proud of you for getting started!

Next available: Feb 26

Danika Mills, MSW, LCSW, MPS, LCAT, CCM

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Danika Mills, MSW, LCSW, MPS, LCAT, CCM  profile image
LCSW
15 years of experience
Virtual
Are you constantly pulled in different directions, struggling to find balance and self-compassion in your busy life? Do you need support navigating the ever-changing transitions of womanhood? I'm Danika, and I am a therapist who supports women's health in all stages. I use interventions informed by intersectional feminism, anti-racist scaffolding, reproductive justice, and a trauma-informed lens. With over 15 years of experience in healthcare, including specialties in women's health and health tech, I bring a unique blend of expertise to help you navigate life's challenges and opportunities. As a seasoned Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Certified Case Manager, and Licensed Creative Arts Therapist, I believe in a holistic approach to healing, one that encompasses both mind and body. In my practice, we may use evidence-based approaches and/or the creative arts therapies when words alone fall short. Through various mediums, we will unlock deep-seated emotions and provide a profound outlet for self-expression. This specialized approach offers a safe space for exploration and transformation. Our work will be uniquely tailored to you. My therapeutic style is rooted in positivity and empowerment. I employ solution-focused, evidence-based, and strengths-based techniques, ensuring our sessions focus on uncovering your innate strengths and actionable solutions. Together, we'll nurture a space of growth, self-discovery, and healing, where you'll feel supported and understood at every turn. With my extensive background in both healthcare and technology, I'm attuned to the unique challenges of modern living. I understand the delicate balance required to maintain physical and mental well-being in a fast-paced world. Through our partnership, you will not only overcome obstacles but thrive, lead to a fulfilling, balanced life. It's a privilege to be part of your journey toward a happier, healthier you.

Next available: Feb 27

Don Sanders

(he/him)

Don Sanders profile image
LCMHC
6 years of experience
Virtual
I believe that everyone may experience unfortunate circumstances during their lifetime. When this happens, we may need a helping hand in managing our difficulties. It takes a brave person to ask for assistance but this is the first step in the healing process. If you would like for me to be that helping hand, please contact me. I offer Tele-Counseling at various times in order to meet the busy schedules that many people have in their lives.

Next available: Feb 24

Terri Ray

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Terri Ray profile image
LCMHC
30 years of experience
Virtual
I believe that persons seeking counseling for any reason are asking themselves, “Who am I?” Professional counseling helps you return to the authentic self that you were born with before life experiences pulled you away from it. Therefore, I ask you to bring to our sessions the thing that is generating the most energy for you that day; the good, the bad, and the ugly. It may not seem to apply to the reason that you started therapy, but it will. Because everything matters.

Next available: Feb 26

Teresia Medley-Hood

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Teresia Medley-Hood profile image
LCSW
10 years of experience
Direct
Authentic
Virtual
Hi there, I'm Teresia! Do you feel overwhelmed by challenging relationships with loved ones, friends or co-workers? Are you struggling to keep up with your relationships, work and health? Is it hard to be kind to yourself? I help people just like you manage anxiety and avoid burnout. Together, we can identify what's not working and get you back to balance. We'll use a holistic approach, addressing the needs in all aspects of your life. I will integrate mindfulness and CBT to help you develop a stronger relationship with yourself. My area of expertise includes anxiety issues, stress, anger management, depression, coping skills and mood disorders including bipolar. Whether you're dealing with everyday stress, relationship issues or cycles of anxiety and depression, I'm here to help. Seeking therapy can feel scary but you're making the right choice. 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 holding you back. Let's work together!

Next available: Feb 24

Marlo Sell

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LCMHC
10 years of experience
Direct
Open-minded
Virtual
Marlo Sell is a therapist in North and South Carolina. She provides holistic therapeutic services to clients in their late teens through adulthood. Marlo enjoys working with clients who struggle with anxiety, depression, work/life balance, life transitions, relationship issues/boundaries, domestic violence/sexual assault, self-love/esteem issues, self-harm, and those who want to build a better life and future for themselves. Marlo’s treatment approach involves changing thoughts, behaviors, and emotions, as well as working on areas such as emotion regulation, distress tolerance, mindfulness, and interpersonal effectiveness. Marlo adds in different holistic approaches to therapy such as mediation, EFT, breathwork, shadow work, and self-care.

Next available: Feb 25

Nikki Lowman

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LCSW
6 years of experience
Virtual
Hi! My name is Nikki Lowman. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in NC. I am an LGBTQ+ affirming therapist and a trauma-informed therapist. I have 6 years of experience. I specialize in working with children, adolescents and young adults (18-25). I have experience working with adults. I specialize in providing trauma-based and client-centered therapy to help clients find peace and serenity in the middle of many storms life can bring. My goal is to always help clients understand that when you cannot change your environment, you change the way you respond to your environment. My approach to therapy is warm, interactive, collaborative and sometimes playful. My goal is to help clients find healing and to give them hope for the future. I believe we can all benefit from embracing our inner child more. I am here to support you on your journey to healing and creating a life worth living.

Next available: Feb 25

Raheem Forsythe

(he/him)

Raheem Forsythe profile image
LCSW
5 years of experience
Virtual
As a licensed clinical social worker (LCSW) and licensed clinical addictions specialist associate (LCASA), I am passionate about empowering individuals to harness their strengths and navigate life's challenges. At Comfort Counseling Cafe Corporation, I am committed to providing a warm and comfortable environment where clients can explore their unique journeys. As the owner, my mission is to foster resilience and well-being through a collaborative and supportive therapeutic experience.

Next available: Feb 26

Sherrita Ried

(she/her)

Sherrita Ried profile image
LCMHC
5 years of experience
Virtual
Greetings. I am a LCMHC based in North Carolina. In 2003, I received my Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from University of North Carolina at Wilmington. I earned a Master of Arts degree in Counseling from Wake Forest University in 2018. My graduate program is accredited by the American Counseling Association’s Council for the Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP), the nationally recognized agency for counseling graduate program.

Next available: Mar 1

Darlene Sowa

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LCMHC
28 years of experience
Solution oriented
Humorous
Authentic
Virtual
Has anxiety and panic impacted your life and emotional well-being? Have you been avoiding doing certain things in your life out of fear? Has this affected your overall quality of life? I have some great tools and techniques that you can immediately apply to your life to start alleviating the symptoms of anxiety. I’ve had experiences that cause panic and can help you learn new ways to cope with anxiety. I am an ex-police officer twice (and a coroner), I've worked in hospice, and psychiatric hospitals, supporting and counseling first responders, and currently work in an emergency room evaluating the needs of individuals experiencing acute mental health issues. I provide full evaluations with diagnoses and guide people to the services they need to regain their best selves.

Next available: Feb 28

Jennifer Parker

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LCSW
3 years of experience
Virtual
Hi! I’m a LCSW (licensed clinical social worker) based in North Carolina. I attended East Carolina University and graduated with a Bachelor of Social Work degree and then I attended Winthrop University and graduated with my Master of Social Work degree. I have 11 years of general social work experience and have been a LCSW since 2020. The majority of my LCSW experience is working with grief and loss, depression and anxiety.

Next available: Feb 24

Kenneth J. Stephenson

Kenneth J. Stephenson profile image
LCMHC
29 years of experience
Virtual
I believe there is power in learning to balance our lives emotionally and spiritually. I have 25-plus years of experience as a counselor, and have been able to help clients find emotional and general life balance. I draw from primary treatment modalities of Cognitive Behavioral, Dialectical Behavioral, Solution Focused, Psychodynamic, and Existential Theories. At the conclusion of counseling, clients should be able to actively deal with their internal states in a way that allows them to feel more at peace with increased self-esteem, and well-being.

Next available: Feb 27

Dr. Mark Bell, PhD, LCMHCS

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Dr. Mark Bell, PhD, LCMHCS profile image
LCMHC
13 years of experience
Virtual
I am a dedicated and experienced counselor committed to helping individuals like you navigate life's challenges. My role is to provide a safe and non-judgmental space where we can collaboratively explore your concerns, develop strategies for personal growth, and work towards achieving your goals. With a client-centered approach and evidence-based techniques, I am here to support you on your journey towards improved mental well-being and a brighter future.

Next available: Feb 28

Jamie Moog LCSW

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Jamie Moog LCSW  profile image
LCSW
6 years of experience
Authentic
Solution oriented
Warm
Virtual
Taking the first step toward mental wellness can be daunting. I’m here to meet with you authentic kindness and empathy as you begin to make changes to better yourself and your life. I foster a nonjudgmental atmosphere for you to explore all the inner-workings that may be contributing to you not feeling like your best self. I specialize in trauma, disordered eating, body image, anxiety, depression, stress management, and parenting. I have worked with children, adolescents, and adults experiencing a range of difficulties from stress through severe symptoms related to a variety of disorders. I have training in Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Cognitive Processing Therapy.

Next available: Feb 27

Mary P. Jackson

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LCSW
4 years of experience
Virtual
Hey there! My name is Mary P. Jackson! I’m a mother, Nana, sister, auntie, daughter, and friend, so essentially, I’m every woman. I'm a Woman of Color who is committed to making therapy acessiable, not just to women but especially to women who look like me. I’m passionate about working with survivors of interpersonal violence, and sexual trauma and assisting women with managing everyday life stressors such as parenting, work, and relationships.

Next available: Feb 24

Sammy Glenn

(he/him)

Sammy Glenn profile image
LCSW
12 years of experience
Virtual
Thank you for stopping by my page! What you will experience as my client will always be based upon the following: professionalism, care, and experience. I consider effective mental health treatment to be a life-changing experience and it is my goal as your therapist to support you 100% in reaching your goals. My philosophy is this: "I'll always help if you'll always try." I have worked with a wide variety of people, and find that almost all of us can connect as fellow humans. I am currently licensed in North Carolina, West Virginia, Florida, Tennessee, and California, and make my home in beautiful Southern Oregon.

Next available: Feb 26

Alexis Highsmith

(she/her)

Alexis Highsmith profile image
LCSW
14 years of experience
Authentic
Solution oriented
Open-minded
Virtual
Are you struggling with feeling worried or depressed? Are you experiencing difficulty focusing or coping with life situations? Congratulations on taking the steps to improve your mental health. I feel that it is important to have your voice heard and I am here to provide a safe space just for that. I have worked as a therapist for the past 13 years with individuals and families. My goal is to help you reach for personal therapy goals.

Next available: Feb 29

Amie Hanson, LCMHC

(she/her)

Amie Hanson, LCMHC profile image
LCMHC
6 years of experience
Virtual
Feeling overwhelmed? There are kids, parents, work, spouse, school, and when you think of all the things your head feels like it might explode. When you add in anxiety, depression, frustration from being unable to focus, grief, or any other mental health struggle, it probably adds to the whirlwind you feel like you're stuck in. Maybe you've been told "it could be worse," or to "be grateful," but this didn't make you feel any better. No matter how big or small you think your situation is, your emotions and what you're feeling are valid and important, and worthy of acknowledgment and exploration. It's time to take care of you and seek help, in a safe, empathetic, and judgment-free space. Once you feel heard and validated, we can dive in together to explore where your feelings may come from. I understand it can be hard to reach out for help, but I will meet you where you are emotionally and proceed at your pace. Allow me to join you in your journey.

Next available: Feb 26

Jamie Peckous

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LCSW
15 years of experience
Virtual
Hi! I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker currently practicing in North Carolina. I graduated from East Carolina University in 2009. I enjoy working with individuals who are experiencing life circumstances that are causing symptoms of anxiety and depression. My creative and openminded style aids in my ability to establish a solid foundation of trust and the rapport necessary for a healing relationship. I work through a collaborative approach; you are the expert on you and I am here to offer clinical guidance during each session.

Next available: Feb 26

Mary Candace Bryant

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Mary Candace Bryant profile image
LCSW
5 years of experience
Virtual
So glad you're here! I am an LCSW, licensed in NC and SC. I believe in taking a collaborative, tailored approach to helping my clients feel better and live a life of contentment, whatever that looks like! I love it when my clients consider their sessions a SAFE, relaxed, open space to express themselves freely without fear of judgement, whatever they're going through. I firmly believe in the power of connection in emotionally safe spaces to help us work through our toughest "stuff," and it's such an honor and privilege to help my clients feel loved, heard and understood! I want my clients to consider therapy THEIR time, and I hope they leave sessions feeling a little more hopeful, heard, unburdened and ready to get back to their lives.

Next available: Mar 11

Tanasha Hooks, MA, LCHMC, LCASA, NCC, CCMHC

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Tanasha Hooks, MA, LCHMC, LCASA,  NCC, CCMHC profile image
LCMHC
10 years of experience
Authentic
Warm
Solution oriented
Virtual
Honest Conversations and True Healing is my mission! Hello, My name is Tanasha Hooks I'm a licensed psychotherapist and owner of Emotional Wealth and Wellness PLLC. I currently hold the following certificates and licenses - MA, LCHMC, LCASA, NCC, and CCMHC. My clinical expertise consists of several years of working in mental health, substance abuse and healthcare. I have worked in agency settings and private practice settings which has given me the tools to provide therapy for a diverse range of clients. My experience includes adolescents and adults from all walks of life with mental health and substance use issues. I strive to continue to learn to ensure that my clients are given the best therapy I can provide. Change is not always easy, and making that decision change is scary, but it is worth it. What are those things that are keeping you from living the life that you always dreamed of? We will go on a journey of self-discovery, healing and empowerment that it will take to get you there. This therapeutic experience is all about you! You deserve to be the best version of yourself, ready to get started?

Next available: Mar 1

Lorena Gonzalez

(she/her)

Lorena Gonzalez profile image
LCMHC
9 years of experience
Empowering
Solution oriented
Virtual
Hello, and thank you for considering me to be your therapist. I am a bilingual (English and Spanish) Licensed Clinical Mental Health and Addictions Therapist, as well as a clinical supervisor in NC and Licensed Professional Counselor in VA. I have over 9 years of experience as a licensed therapist, and over 18 years of experience in the mental health field, in various capacities. Therapy is my love, and I am very passionate about walking alongside clients on their journey. My therapeutic approach is person-centered with an existential and humanistic focus. I treat trauma, complex trauma, depression, anxiety, other mood disorders, and addictions in adolescents and adults. I believe that people can change and grow to their fullest potential when given a safe space to explore what is creating limiting beliefs in their lives and holding them back from seeing the magic in life.

Next available: Mar 13

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.

Next available: Mar 5

Bob burnett

Bob burnett profile image
LCSW
27 years of experience
Virtual
I am a licensed clinical social worker in private practice since 1996. I have experience working in a multitude of worked in both inpatient and outpatient facilities. I have training in short term solution, focused therapy, addressing interpersonal, developmental an existential concerns. I am also well-versed in cognitive behavioral therapy. I seek to offer practical goals and objectives to my clients to address the changes they are seeking.

Next available: Feb 26

Leslie Jones

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Leslie Jones profile image
LCSW
3 years of experience
Virtual
Do you struggle to understand your emotions? Do you experience situations that influence your feelings and thoughts? Are you ready for change? I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Registered Electroneurodiagnostic Technician. My work experience as a Clinical Social Worker includes crisis and detox facilities, outpatient therapy, medication assistance programs, substance use intensive outpatient therapy, and group therapy. As an Electroneurodiagnostic Technician, I performed tests on the brain, spinal cord, central and peripheral nervous system, and cellular functions. I combine both expertise to ensure mental and health needs are addressed. I specialize in CBT skills to help motivated individuals understand how emotions and thoughts influence behavior and life. Together, we will explore current situations and past experiences to identify how they affect your life today. We will use a whole-body approach to address the mind, body, and spirit needs to help restore balance and regain control over your life. Whether you're dealing with everyday stress, relationship problems, positive self-reflection, anxiety, or depression, I am here to help. Whether this is your first time or the tenth time, you're making the right choice. You will always be provided a safe space where you feel heard and supported. In our sessions together, I'll meet you with empathy and evidence-based practice techniques to help you overcome the struggles holding you back and assist you with determining the changes needed to bring about positive changes.

Next available: Feb 29

Shereka Shaw

(she/her)

Shereka Shaw profile image
LCMHC
13 years of experience
Authentic
Direct
Warm
Virtual
I am Shereka S. Shaw, a License Professional Counselor for the state of Georgia. Are you an African American Woman, often misunderstood, while struggling with managing being an employee, being a wife and being a mother? Are you a person who is often overwhelmed with various feelings related to stress, frustration and aggravation? I have over 10 years of experience working with those who struggle with managing their emotions due to depression, anxiety, or past traumatic events. With the use of Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Cognitive Behavior Therapy and high encouragement to engage in more self-care, I assist clients like you in developing skills that decrease levels of stress, as well as, anxiety and depression-related symptoms. The step is always the most difficult one to take and you have done that when you decided to seek therapy! Let's see how we can work together to develop healing and wholeness!!!

Next available: Feb 27

Carla Gray, Licensed Clinical Mental Health Therapist, Doctoral Candidate

Carla Gray, Licensed Clinical Mental Health Therapist, Doctoral Candidate profile image
LCMHC
26 years of experience
Authentic
Humorous
Open-minded
Virtual
About me I come to you offering 26 years of providing therapy as an NC-licensed clinical counselor. I am a Ph.D. candidate and am all but done with my dissertation research in psychology on trauma in breast cancer patients. My background includes PTSD, severe anxiety and depression, divorce, PTSD, bipolar disorder, eating disorders, self-esteem work, grief work, sleep disorders, and chronic medical illness. I am a therapist who can meet you where you are and give you immediate skills that you can try for symptom relief, starting your journey to a healthier you. I practice cognitive-behavior techniques and will set measurable goals in therapy, providing tips for healthy coping techniques. I also offer psychotherapy sessions. It would be an honor to assist you in your healing. "We only live today once," let me help you make your days better. 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

Next available: Mar 1

Kimberly Williams

(she/her)

Kimberly Williams profile image
LCSW
11 years of experience
Empowering
Authentic
Challenging
Virtual
Greetings, I'm Kimberly! I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker practicing in North Carolina and Virginia. Do you feel managing life's transitions is becoming overwhelming? Are you struggling to keep up with your relationships, work and health? Is it hard to show yourself compassion? Through telehealth sessions, I assist individuals manage anxiety and depression while identifying ways to increase healthy self-awareness and self-esteem. Together, we can identify what's not working and get you back to balance. We'll use a whole self approach, addressing the needs of your mind, body and spirit. I also integrate Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, mindfulness, and assistance with developing a stronger relationship with yourself. Whether you're dealing with feeling overwhelmed, relationship issues or cycles of anxiety and depression, I'm here to help. Seeking therapy can feel scary but you're making the right choice. You deserve a safe space to heal and grow without judgment and during our sessions together, I'll meet you with compassion and evidence-based techniques so you can become a better version of yourself! So let's get started.

Next available: Feb 28

Leyla El-Baba

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Leyla El-Baba profile image
LCSW
3 years of experience
Empowering
Solution oriented
Authentic
Virtual
Hey! I am happy that you are here :) You deserve to be seen and heard, just as you are. Navigating late-stage capitalism can feel overwhelming, isolating and yucky. We live lives of stress, pain, existential dread and go through the motions to get by. But there has to be more....right? I believe that within the context of relationship, healing can occur. The therapeutic bond and trust we build is where the work begins. I serve as a warm witness as you begin your journey toward the life you want to create. My approach to therapy is transpersonal, humanistic and deep. I view things from both a systems and attachment perspective. In my own healing journey, I struggled to identify with the Medical Model approach to treatment, focused on "managing" ourselves and numbing or altering symptoms with coping strategies rather than a deeper exploration. I believe it is important to break down the assumption that human suffering is purely a genetic biochemical or neurophysiological process and believe to see humans in this light is restricting. There are larger systems at play that influence us and the way we feel in the world. It is critical to acknowledge the impact that systems of oppression have on individuals, communities, and society at large. I try to put into perspective how the privileges I hold impact the way that I am able to navigate the world. I enjoy working with clients who also want to engage in unraveling their relationship to the Capitalism. I am a white, cis-gender female. I am neurodivergent, queer, chronically ill and a survivor. I am the eldest daughter of an immigrant. I exist and reside on land stolen from the Eastern Band of the Cherokee Indians. I have worked with children, adolescents, adults and families in clinical settings since 2015. My experience includes a residential treatment center for adolescents, a psychiatric hospital for youth and adolescents, a wilderness therapy program and a residential substance abuse treatment program for pregnant and parenting women. I also had the privilege to support children and families on the Qualla Boundary as a therapist on the Integrated Child Welfare Team. I love working with individuals who are hyper-aware, interested in understanding themselves better, neurodivergent, high masking, highly sensitive, highly intuitive, symbolic thinkers, ✨magical✨, LGBTQIA2S+ and survivors of intergenerational trauma.

Next available: Feb 24

Marsha Clarke

(she/her)

Marsha Clarke profile image
LCSW
23 years of experience
Virtual
Do you feel mentally exhausted trying to keep up with a never-ending list of responsibilities? Do you feel stuck in your efforts to work through childhood trauma, and relationship and communication challenges? Do you struggle with work/life balance? Do you find it difficult to allow yourself grace? You are not alone! Whether you're experiencing emotional difficulties or relationship dynamics, I'm here to help! Seeking therapy can be anxiety-provoking, but you are making the right decision and it shows your commitment to your personal growth. Together, we can identify what's not working and get you back to your equilibrium. In our session, I'll meet you with compassion and evidence-based strategies to enhance your insights into effective coping, communication and problem-solving skill sets.

Next available: Feb 26

Kelly Hamilton

Kelly Hamilton profile image
LCMHC
19 years of experience
Virtual
I have been a NC licensed professional since 2001. I have a broad range of experience working with mental health and substance use disorders, but am a trauma therapist at heart, committed to helping you realize the best version of yourself. I am a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor (LCMHC), Licensed Clinical Addictions Specialist (LCAS), Certified Trauma Treatment Specialist (CTTS), Certified Clinical Military Counselor (CCMC), and National Certified Counselor (NCC). I am also registered as a Professional Counselor Telehealth Provider in the state of SC (#867). https:llr.sc.gov.TeleHealth/Counselor.html

Next available: Feb 26

Rosario Sralla

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LCMHC
17 years of experience
Virtual
My name is Rosario Sralla. I was born in Monterey, Mexico but have been a Texan since I was 2 years old. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in the State of Texas, a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor in the State of North Carolina, and a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor in the State of Maine. I reside in Western North Carolina with my husband of 23 years, and our 2 giant Schnauzers - Clyde (8) and Thor (7). I have two grown step-children and a combined total of 5 beautiful grandchildren. They all live in the San Antonio area in Texas. I have two sons - Ben and Jacob - who have been living with Jesus for 20 and 11 years, respectively. They were 30 and 34, respectively, when they changed addresses. I have a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology and a Master of Science in Counseling Psychology.

Next available: Mar 1

Stephanie Griggs

Stephanie Griggs profile image
LCSW
5 years of experience
Virtual
My name is Stephanie, and I'm a licensed clinical social worker living in North Carolina. I have been practicing professionally since 2018, and have experienced working with children, adults, families and couples, in settings that include private practice, school-based, agency and crisis work. My favorite part of being a clinician is having the privilege of witness folks learn and develop their own strengths and truths, and become holistically healthier, more empowered, and more in control of their own lives.

Next available: Feb 28

Carolyn Miller

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LCSW
14 years of experience
Empowering
Open-minded
Authentic
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.

Next available: Feb 26

Krystal Hall

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LCMHC
11 years of experience
Virtual
In-person
313 Clifton Str...
93 mi
My name is Krystal Hall and I am a licensed clinical mental health counselor, as well as a licensed clinical addiction specialist. I am also the owner of Joy's New Beginnings Counseling Services. For the past ten years, I had the pleasure of assisting individuals in obtaining a new way of life without the day-to-day experience of problematic symptoms related to their own mental health and/or substance use. I have worked in many different roles including individual therapist, group therapist, clinical supervisor, and community advocate.

Next available: Mar 5

Porsche Collins

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LCSW
15 years of experience
Virtual
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker practicing in the state of NC, SC, GA and IN. I am the sole therapist of Empathic Hues Counseling and Consultation, PLLC. My practice was created to help adults dealing with depression, anxiety and needing guidance with adjusting to to a change in quality of life. I have experience in the areas HIV/AIDS as well as substance abuse. I hope to help individuals find peace needed to have more control over their lives and confidently overcome challenges. My goal is to help you understand “you” as well as focus on developing your internal and external strengths.

Next available: Feb 26

Debbie Fritts

Debbie Fritts profile image
LCMHC
13 years of experience
Warm
Empowering
Solution oriented
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.

Next available: Feb 28

Dr. Kelly Maybin

(she/her)

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LCSW
10 years of experience
Virtual
Hi! I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW). I received my Doctor of Social Work from Simmons University in Advanced Clinical Practice, and my Master's of Social Work from the University of Tennessee. I have years of experience working with families, communities, and the aging population that have struggled with a wide range of issues such as Depression, Anxiety, PTSD, OCD, Bipolar, Personality Disorder, and Schizophrenia.

Next available: Feb 24

Loretta Tillman

Loretta Tillman profile image
LCMHC
21 years of experience
Virtual
In-person
3120 Latrobe Dr...
108 mi
Hello! I am a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor (LCMHC)in North Carolina, Nevada and South Carolina with over 20 years of counseling experience. I am also a Nationally Certified Counselor and Accredited Disability Representative. I work with clients with a variety of concerns to include anxiety, bipolar, depression, self-esteem, life transition issues, chronic pain, and disability.

Next available: Feb 27

Sandra Bragg

Sandra Bragg profile image
LCSW
25 years of experience
Virtual
Hello, I have a PhD in Human Services and is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. I have experience working with the military population, domestic violence and all age group from ages 12 up to the elder population. I have worked with clients experiencing stress, anxiety, depression , couples counseling and anger issues. Clients have reported positive results and using skills that are taught to them.

Next available: Feb 24

Kayla Caine

Kayla Caine  profile image
LCMHC
9 years of experience
Virtual
I am a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor in North Carolina and an Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Florida and have been in the field of mental health for more than 10 years. I work with adults struggling with a variety of different conditions to include depression, anxiety, life transitions, women's issues, grief and loss and trauma and PTSD.

Next available: Feb 26

Jerrica Royal, MS, LCMHC

(she/her)

Jerrica Royal, MS, LCMHC profile image
LCMHC
9 years of experience
Virtual
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.

Next available: Feb 26

Erin McAdams

(she/her)

Erin McAdams profile image
LCMHC
21 years of experience
Warm
Solution oriented
Direct
Virtual
Would you like to create space for work/ life balance? Would it be helpful to learn more about the connection between your behaviors, feelings, and thoughts? Are you ready to talk about coping strategies- both those that work and learn new ones? I work collaboratively with individuals and families to manage stressors, feelings of stress and anxiety, and cope with addictions. I help clients develop coping strategies that may challenge past thoughts and behaviors but lead toward the accomplishment of goals. Sometimes, it is simply reminding ourselves of what worked before and getting back on track and other times, it is about learning something never practiced before.

Next available: Feb 26

Kristel Byrd

(she/her)

Kristel Byrd profile image
LCSW
2 years of experience
Solution oriented
Open-minded
Virtual
Hi, My name is Kristel. I am an LCSW who provides talk therapy via Telehealth. I am a multifaceted individual with a deep well of life experiences that inform my perspective. As a former military brat and spouse, I've intimately understood the complexities of life's transitions. My journey has taken me from being a stay-at-home mom to transitioning back into the workforce, granting me a unique appreciation for both roles. I'm a devoted mother of two children, and my path has been marked by significant challenges, including the struggle with infertility and profound grief. I proudly identify as a feminist and supporter of the LGBTQ+ community. These aspects of my identity deeply influence my approach to life and work. With a background in working with families, individuals, and children, I bring a wealth of experience. My personal journey has shaped my empathetic, compassionate, and inclusive perspective, which I offer as a source of support and understanding to those I work with.

Next available: Feb 28

Makenzie Wilbourn

(she/her)

Makenzie Wilbourn profile image
LCMHC
4 years of experience
Virtual
Hello, I'm Makenzie! It can feel exhausting most days when we feel disconnected from ourselves, our relationships, or our surroundings. I’m here to help you feel comfortable with those uncomfortable experiences, shifting towards a deeper connection with yourself. Let’s get to know each other, build coping skills that will turn into healthy habits, and explore what self care means for you.

Next available: Feb 26

Jennifer Taylor, MS, MA, LCMHC, NCC

Jennifer Taylor, MS, MA, LCMHC, NCC profile image
LCMHC
3 years of experience
Virtual
Hi, I'm Jennifer. Do you sometimes feel stuck? Struggle with beliefs that maybe are getting in the way of you living your life to the fullest? Have you experienced a significant trauma? Are you struggling with daily life stressors? Are you looking for a therapist to help you develop boundaries? We can work together to develop strategies to improve balance in your life. Engaging in therapy can be an intimidating process. I help patients process trauma, changes in cognitive processing, as well as difficulties in daily relationships. A new diagnosis can be hard to process and can feel overwhelming. I work with patients to help identify strengths as well as opportunities for improvement. I use Cognitive Processing Therapy to address trauma, modifying as needed to meet individual needs. We'll utilize an eclectic approach to therapy, adjusting as needed to help you feel comfortable and build confidence in yourself. I'll meet you with compassion as well as evidence-based techniques so that you can build skills to help you through life's ups and downs. I appreciate your consideration. I look forward to working with you.

Next available: Feb 28

Mark Gough

(he/him)

Mark Gough profile image
LCMHC
27 years of experience
Solution oriented
Intelligent
Authentic
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!

Next available: Mar 19

Latonya Badger LCMHC, NCC

(she/her)

Latonya Badger LCMHC, NCC profile image
LCMHC
4 years of experience
Virtual
Hello, Are you feeling overwhelmed, stressed, or like life is taking over? It's completely natural to experience these emotions from time to time, but you don't have to navigate these challenges alone. My name is Latonya Badger, and I'm an experienced and compassionate mental health provider here to support you on your journey towards well-being and happiness. I have 4+ years of experience in the mental health field, I am a licensed therapist dedicated to helping individuals like you find balance, resilience, and inner strength. My approach is client-centered, meaning I tailor each session to your unique needs and circumstances. Together, we'll work collaboratively to address your concerns and develop personalized strategies to cope with life's stressors.

Next available: Feb 24

Dr. Beverley Gray

(she/her)

Dr. Beverley Gray profile image
LCMHC
15 years of experience
Virtual
I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in North Carolina with over 8 years of experience working with Children and Adults. I am also a licensed Chaplain and Ordained Pastor providing spiritual counseling for over 25 years. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting problems, career challenges, OCD, and ADHD, PTSD and trauma. I also helped many people who have experienced physical trauma or emotional abuse. My therapy style is warm and interactive. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion, and I don't believe in stigmatizing labels. My approach combines cognitive-behavioral, person centered, trauma focused, solution focused therapy and spiritual counseling. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. It takes courage to seek a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards change. If you are ready to take that step, I am here to support and empower you. I will meet you where you are and assist you with getting to where you want to be. I look forward to working with you!

Next available: Feb 26

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