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Jen Warshawsky

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LCMHC
21 years of experience
Authentic
Solution oriented
Warm
Virtual
In-person
1554c Union Rd,...
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: Jun 3

Sherrita Ried

(she/her)

Sherrita Ried profile image
LCMHC
5 years of experience
Warm
Empowering
Authentic
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: Jun 5

Mary P. Jackson

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LCSW
4 years of experience
Authentic
Solution oriented
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: May 31

Sammy Glenn

(he/him)

Sammy Glenn profile image
LCSW
13 years of experience
Direct
Empowering
Intelligent
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. PLEASE NOTE THAT I HAVE A FULL-TIME PRACTICE OUTSIDE OF GROW AND IF YOUR FIRST APPOINTMENT CHOICE IS MADE FOR THE FOLLOWING DAY OR 2-3 DAYS AWAY, I WILL LIKELY HAVE TO MOVE IT OUT SEVERAL DAYS. IF YOUR NEED IS MORE EMERGENT, THEN PLEASE ACCESS CARE LOCALLY OR YOU MAY FIND ANOTHER THERAPIST ON GROW THERAPY THAT IS AVAILABLE SOONER. I TRY TO BALANCE HELPING AS MANY AS I CAN WITHOUT COMPROMISING THE CARE. THANK YOU, SAM

Next available: May 31

Alexis Highsmith

(she/her)

Alexis Highsmith profile image
LCSW
14 years of experience
Authentic
Solution oriented
Warm
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: Jun 3

Amie Hanson, LCMHC

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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: Jun 3

Annie Williams

(she/her)

Annie Williams profile image
LCSW
Virtual
Hi! I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker based out of North Carolina. I received my Masters degree from Arizona State University and have been practicing for 9 years. I believe that working together in a safe, non-judgmental environment can create space for the healing you deserve. In my early career I worked with Child Protective Services to support the reunification of children with their biological parents. I then moved to North Carolina to continue work with keeping families together that had suffered trauma and/or behavioral issues. From there, I worked as an individual therapist working with teenagers and adults. During that time, I led groups that focused on education for women who experienced anxiety on a daily basis. Prior to the Grow Therapy platform, I worked to support adults in crisis who needed immediate psychiatric support.

Next available: Jun 3

Jimmeal Peterson

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Jimmeal Peterson profile image
LCSW
10 years of experience
Empowering
Authentic
Solution oriented
Virtual
If you are here, that means you are thinking about yourself in a very attentive way! You have decided to make yourself a priority and I am so glad for the space that you're currently in! I have over a decade of experience guiding individuals and couples through life-altering and transitional events. I earned both my BSW and MSW from Florida State University. I am dedicated to providing my clients with the support and guidance needed on their journey toward improved mental health and well-being.

Next available: Jun 6

Renee Tong

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Renee Tong profile image
LCSW
15 years of experience
Authentic
Solution oriented
Empowering
Virtual
Renee Tong, LCSW, LISW is a highly skilled and compassionate clinical therapist dedicated to providing exceptional mental health care and support to adults over age 18, and seniors and is LGBTQ-friendly. Her private practice began in 2007. With a wealth of experience and a profound understanding of human behavior, Renee is committed to helping her clients navigate life's challenges and achieve personal growth. Renee earned her Master's degree in Social Work from Barry University, Florida, equipping her with a solid foundation in evidence-based therapeutic techniques and theories. She went on to obtain her clinical licensure as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), demonstrating her commitment to professional excellence and ethical practice. She is currently licensed in the following states: Florida, Arizona, Virginia, Massachusetts, North Carolina, South Carolina, Washington, Oregon, Ohio, and Kansas. Throughout her career, Renee has successfully assisted clients from diverse backgrounds and with a wide range of mental health concerns. Her expertise spans various areas, including life transitions, anxiety, depression, trauma, relationship issues, grief and loss, self-esteem struggles, Stress and worry, Caregiver stress, PTSD, Trauma, ACOA (Adult Child of Alcoholic or Drug Addict), addictions, Relapse Prevention, Dual Diagnosis, Grief, Shame and Guilt, Abandonment issues, Betrayal, Codependency, Toxic Relationships, Postpartum Depression, and Infertility-informed. By employing a holistic and client-centered approach, Renee fosters a safe and non-judgmental space for individuals to explore their emotions, thoughts, and experiences. Renee's therapeutic style combines empathy, active listening, and collaboration, ensuring that each client's unique needs and goals are addressed effectively. She employs evidence-based interventions such as cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), mindfulness techniques, solution-focused therapy to promote personal insight, resilience, inner child wound work, narrative therapy, attachment style theory method along with client center humanistic approach towards positive change.

Next available: Jun 4

Lorena Gonzalez

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Lorena Gonzalez profile image
LCMHC
10 years of experience
Empowering
Solution oriented
Authentic
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 genuinely a love of mine, and I am very invested in 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: Jun 5

Leslie Jones

(she/her)

Leslie Jones profile image
LCSW
3 years of experience
Solution oriented
Intelligent
Empowering
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: Jun 3

Liz Adamovich

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Liz Adamovich profile image
LCSW
5 years of experience
Open-minded
Challenging
Solution oriented
Virtual
Hey there! I’m a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, I graduated from App State (NC) 6 years ago. I work with adults who are experiencing trauma, anxiety, and depression and help them to find their way back to the best version of themselves. When we've experienced something troubling or traumatic in our lives, it can be difficult to find our way back to version of ourselves that feels whole and happy. I'm here to help you figure out who that person is and guide you back to them.

Next available: Jun 1

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
Warm
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: Jun 10

Kimberly Williams

(she/her)

Kimberly Williams profile image
LCSW
11 years of experience
Authentic
Empowering
Warm
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: Jun 10

Kelly Hamilton

Kelly Hamilton profile image
LCMHC
19 years of experience
Challenging
Intelligent
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: May 31

DANIEL OLACIREGUI

DANIEL OLACIREGUI profile image
LCMHC
8 years of experience
Authentic
Humorous
Empowering
Virtual
My name is Daniel OIaciregui M.S. , LMHC. I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in the state of Florida. I have been working as a therapist since 2017. I have the pleasure of working with a wide variety of clients. I have been working with substance abuse, anxiety, depression, trauma, first responders, and Bipolar clients. I am versed in several modalities including Gestalt, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution-Focused, Trauma, and EMDR trained. I utilize these approaches with my clients to help address and manage their needs. I believe it is essential to create a partnership with clients to maximize success. I believe increasing one's quality of life is key to better living. I appreciate and respect the courage it takes to ask for help, and am grateful for the opportunity to assist others.

Next available: Jun 3

Carolyn Miller

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Carolyn Miller profile image
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: Jun 3

Keysha A. Reynolds

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Keysha A. Reynolds profile image
LCMHC
10 years of experience
Virtual
Hi there! I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) in North Carolina, a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in South Carolina, and a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) in New Hampshire. I specialize primarily in working with women of color who are struggling with trauma, anxiety, daily stressors, and relationship issues. My other specialities include helping my clients to work through blocks and traumas by connecting with their bloodline ancestors (Ancestral Healing).

Next available: Jun 3

Debbie Fritts

Debbie Fritts profile image
LCMHC
13 years of experience
Warm
Authentic
Empowering
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: May 31

Kristel Byrd

(she/her)

Kristel Byrd profile image
LCSW
2 years of experience
Solution oriented
Authentic
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: Jun 12

Jennifer Taylor, MS, MA, LCMHC, NCC

Jennifer Taylor, MS, MA, LCMHC, NCC profile image
LCMHC
3 years of experience
Authentic
Challenging
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: Jun 5

Lynn Childress

(she/her)

Lynn Childress profile image
LCMHC
12 years of experience
Virtual
Are you looking to improve your overall mental health? Do you struggle with anxiety or depression? Do you want to change the way that you view yourself or life itself? I give tools that can help you overcome the lies that you have been told about who you are and discover the truths about yourself. I am an LCMHCS and I specialize in anxiety, depression, and trauma. My philosophy is that no adversity is a waste of your time if you learn from it, become stronger because of it, and help others through it. That is what I do.

Next available: May 31

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

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Wanda Kellyman, M.S., M.Ed., NCC, LCMHC profile image
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 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.

Next available: Jun 2

Quanda L Banks

Quanda L Banks profile image
LCMHC
5 years of experience
Virtual
In-person
5135 Morganton ...
Greetings! I am a Licensed Clinic Mental Health Counselor (LCMHC). I earned my MS degree from Capella University. I have been licensed for 5 years and I love what I do. I was built for this profession. I specialize in Self-Esteem and Trauma. I work with a lot of individuals who have been in traumatic relationships and are wanting to learn how to regain themselves back.

Next available: May 31

Dr Robert m Cox

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Dr Robert m Cox profile image
LCMHC
23 years of experience
Authentic
Solution oriented
Virtual
In-person
120a East Innes...
Life can be tough, leaving us feeling helpless and tired. You don't have to be alone during those times. When you're struggling with grief, pain, anxiety, or depression from the effects of traumatic experiences, discrimination, toxic environments, or substance use (yours or another's), reach out to Cox Family Wellness. We will support your strength and resilience, help you problem-solve, and, most of all, help you live into a new future. We are trauma-informed and certified in Autism treatment. Dr Robert Cox and Cox Family Wellness provide a safe, quiet, confidential, professional space for adults and couples to discuss whatever is on their minds. I work from a mindful, compassionate approach that allows people to feel seen and heard. My experience is in crisis services, substance use, anxiety, and depression. I am glad to chat about your concerns and your resilience. I want to help you remember your power. If you would like to talk about the power of attachment, the stress in your body, and the uses of self-compassion and mindfulness, please call or email. We can talk once or often. Same-day and single-session appointments are available. Be good to you!

Next available: May 31

Sejal Patel

(she/her)

Sejal Patel profile image
LMFT
5 years of experience
Authentic
Empowering
Direct
Virtual
Hiya. My name is Sejal Patel, and I am currently licensed in North and South Carolina, as a LMFT. As a therapist, I show curiosity when my client(s), families, and couples ask me for guidance. Majority of my clients', share the assumption, because I am a therapist, I experience minimal challenges in life and relationships. I wish that was true. My professional education and knowledge has been helpful and useful. Truthfully, the lessons I learned by experiencing failures, challenges, and struggles of life are the true heroes to how I find my solutions. I welcome your curiosity to a collaborative process that combines my professional expertise, your life experience knowledge, and the power of creative solutions.

Next available: May 31

Teshia Weeks Purvis

(she/her)

Teshia Weeks Purvis profile image
LMFT
16 years of experience
Warm
Empowering
Direct
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

Next available: May 31

Sunny Volano

(she/her)

Sunny Volano profile image
LCMHC
13 years of experience
Direct
Empowering
Authentic
Virtual
Things can feel out of control and you don’t know how to slow it down. Life can feel like a whirlwind sometimes. Maybe thoughts are irrational, but can’t stop them. Maybe you are starting to realize you might not make the best choices. Maybe you have driven yourself into a state of panic. Maybe your child has hit a breaking point and you don’t know how to help. We can figure this out together. I want to help you achieve that balance you are looking for so you can start living the life you want. I have worked with children and adults for the past 13 years in community mental health, in schools, and in private practice.

Next available: Jun 4

Jason Pearce, LCSW, BCD

(he/him)

Jason Pearce, LCSW, BCD profile image
LCSW
12 years of experience
Warm
Authentic
Solution oriented
Virtual
In-person
601 North Belai...
I am retired Army officer and a licensed and board certified clinical social worker. I am considered a subject matter expert in a few areas, primarily cognitive behavior therapy. I chose to be a cognitive therapist because it resonates with me and because it works. Traditional talk therapy can be cathartic and have a relaxing effect, but you could do that with a friend at no cost. I value your time and money by utilizing evidence-based psychotherapy techniques to help you get better faster and learn the skills to help keep you out of a therapists office in the future.

Next available: Jun 4

Jay Arroyo, DSW, LCSW-S

(she/her)

Jay Arroyo, DSW, LCSW-S profile image
LCSW
10 years of experience
Virtual
Hi there! I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker servicing mental health needs for over 10 years, graduated with my undergraduates in Psychology and Spanish, followed by my Master's of Science in Social Work, and ended with my Doctorate of Clinical Leadership in Social Work. I've previously worked with multi-ethnic children in foster group homes, adults in the Dallas area, with women, and most recently with active duty military personnel. I help people process and heal from trauma, which is a privilege for me, and I help people also deal with day to day life challenges brought on by mental health concerns in our lives.

Next available: Jun 1

BeLight Holistic Psychotherapy, PLLC

(she/her)

BeLight Holistic Psychotherapy, PLLC profile image
LCSW
10 years of experience
Virtual
You are welcome here. What version of you gives away your power? Do you find yourself meeting people where they are yet often feel unsupported in the way you need it? Are you struggling to find balance and purpose as a mama? Are you experiencing fear and anxiety or depression during your pregnancy and/or post-partum? Did you know post-partum recovery can last upwards to 10yrs? I offer a compassionate, integrative, holistic approach in supporting women in their paths to mind, body, spiritual wellness. This decision is grounded in the belief that you already possess many tools for healing and life satisfaction within. I will hold sacred space as you journey inward to your well-being. Whether you are experiencing stress, anxiety, depression, grief, confusion, conflict in relationships, lack of boundaries or showing up as the cycle-breaker, I am here. As Bessel van der Kolk shares "Trauma shows up as a behavior". I extend an invitation for you to connect.

Next available: May 31

Marc Lewis

(he/him)

Marc Lewis profile image
LCSW
Warm
Authentic
Virtual
In-person
111 Davis Stree...
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)

Next available: May 31

Jason Branch

(he/him)

Jason Branch profile image
LCSW
5 years of experience
Virtual
Above all, I believe that therapy should be simple, stress-free and easily accessible. I am a warm and empathetic psychotherapist who takes a humanistic approach. My goal is to provide curious inquiry through a non-pathologizing lens filled with compassion and care. I view therapy as a heart-centered, shared journey focused on healing and wellness. I enjoy working with a variety of populations including adolescents, adults, and families. My passion is rooted in the primary mission of the social work profession to enhance human well-being and empower clients to be the best version of themselves that they can. Personal Interest: Spending time with my family, movies, sports, video games, comics, and some anime. Also, I love to smile.

Next available: Jun 4

Cynthia Burke

(she/her)

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LCSW
19 years of experience
Authentic
Direct
Virtual
Hello, I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 20 years of experience who is licensed in both Virginia and North Carolina. I am currently providing individual therapy with adults. I take a client centered approach to help people identify their biggest stressor and then work with them to find a way to address and alleviate that stressor. One of my favorite moments is when the client begins to realize they can do all of this on their own and they can fly through life.

Next available: May 31

Shay Baker

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LCSW
12 years of experience
Authentic
Solution oriented
Direct
Virtual
Young, old, rich or poor--- it does not matter your struggle as my virtual doors are open to assist you in achieving optimal wellness. I believe in meeting you where you are and offers therapy and wellness services in the office, home, community and schools. From the child struggling with ADHD, anxiety, or defiance problems to the adult grappling with depression, suicidal thoughts, or marital problems; to the elderly client mentally struggling with losing their independence or limited mobility, I strive to provide seamless and personally meaningful treatment and care. My assessment of clients includes a careful consideration of the importance of fluctuating mental states and key relationships in their life, as well as family and cultural patterns. I strive to develop an understanding of the interconnection of an individual’s mind, body and soul. I join with you to help you discover meaning and purpose in your struggles. Not only am I a Therapist, I’m also a Registered Nurse and currently finishing my studies to become a Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner. I believe that the body heals with play, the mind heals with laughter, and the soul heals with joy.

Next available: Jun 7

Chelsea Turner

(she/her)

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LCMHC
8 years of experience
Humorous
Solution oriented
Empowering
Virtual
Hello! I am a licensed clinical mental health counselor and a licensed clinical addictions specialist in the state of North Carolina. I am also a licensed professional counselor in the state of Colorado and a nationally certified therapeutic recreation specialist. I received my Bachelors in Recreational Therapy and my Masters in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from East Carolina University and have been practicing for 8 years. I help individuals who are having difficulty dealing with anxiety, depression, and trauma navigate their symptoms and the world around them. I work with individuals as young as 9 years old.

Next available: May 31

LaTonia Curtiss

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LCSW
21 years of experience
Empowering
Authentic
Solution oriented
Virtual
​ Do you struggle with feeling bad about yourself, developing and /or 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 decision. 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 ( such Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution Focused Based Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Mindfulness, Person Centered Approach, and Psychoeducation) Supportive Therapy, Stress Management, and Anger Management. Together, we will work collaboratively to treat the whole person and empower the person to find their way forward.

Next available: May 31

Rebecca Edwards

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LCSW
6 years of experience
Warm
Open-minded
Authentic
Virtual
Hi! I'm a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. I graduated with my Master's Degree for the University of South Florida. I have experience working with adult and adolescents dealing with depression, anxiety, substance abuse, self-esteem, life changes and other challenges. I specialize in working with women and men who are experiencing depression, anxiety, stress, relationship issues, negative self-image. I work with clients to help them discover their true self, underneath the expectations they have placed on themselves or feel pressure from others. I will meet you where you are in your journey, and will facilitate the changes to help you be a happier and healthier version of yourself.

Next available: Jun 7

Denise Mason

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LCSW
23 years of experience
Empowering
Solution oriented
Warm
Virtual
Hi! My name is Denise and I'm a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of North Carolina and Florida as well as a Licensed Independent Social Worker- CP in the state of South Carolina and Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker in Vermont. I specialize in mood and adjustment disorders such as depression and anxiety as well as trauma associated disorders, but have worked with a variety of disorders dealing with, but not limited to behaviors, relationships and grief. I am honest, open and direct, but warm and encouraging at the same time. I love to see the humor in different situations where some might not expect. I believe that humor can work in therapy when needed. I incorporate goal-setting for your mental health, personal and professional life. My counseling approach is client centered and I use Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing and Stages of Change as therapeutic interventions that will help you with the issues you struggle with.

Next available: Jun 18

Jennifer N Alfonso

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LCMHC
4 years of experience
Empowering
Authentic
Warm
Virtual
Hey! Hola! I'm Jennifer Alfonso, a Bilingual Mental Health counselor licensed in North Carolina. -Soy Jennifer Alfonso, una consejera de salud mental bilingüe con licencia en Carolina del Norte. My major specialty is working with grief, whether it be the loss of a loved one, a job, a dream, or one's own self-esteem. I am a passionate and understanding therapist who values each person's unique strengths and goals. My approach is to provide a safe and comfortable environment for you to explore your thoughts, feelings, experiences, and personal values. I have experience working with a variety of issues such as anxiety, depression, relationships, grief, and trauma. I believe in the power of creating a strong therapeutic alliance in order to achieve positive results. My own journey as an individual has provided me with compassion, empathy, and understanding of mental health. I am also committed to continuing my education and emphasizing the importance of self-care. I believe in creating a safe environment for individuals to openly and honestly express their thoughts and feelings. Furthermore, I am excited about being part of the Grow Therapy team and am truly dedicated to helping you move towards the life you desire and deserve. I look forward to meeting you!

Next available: Jun 4

Erin Cooley-Gross

(she/her)

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LCMHC
9 years of experience
Authentic
Empowering
Solution oriented
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.

Next available: Jun 23

Jaylyn Morgan, LCSW, LCAS

(she/her)

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LCSW
9 years of experience
Authentic
Intelligent
Virtual
Finding a nonjudgmental therapist who values your insight into your own life can be a challenge. I wish for my clients to know that I respect their expertise on their own lives and am honored to be allowed in during a time that may feel vulnerable and uncertain. I take a holistic approach, acknowledging that personal challenges are not often the result of one simple problem. Therefore, we can work collaboratively to pursue a variety of solutions. In the process, you have the potential to gain stronger self-awareness and grow the relationship you have, not only with yourself, but also with the world around you. I strive to create a safe space where all can feel comfortable being expressive and will feel fully supported in their therapeutic journey. I am truly looking forward to meeting you and teaming up to find the life are ready for.

Next available: May 31

Nicole Ellen

(she/her)

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LCMHC
20 years of experience
Solution oriented
Authentic
Open-minded
Virtual
Hi, I am a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor ((LCMHC) based in North Carolina. I’ve been in the mental health field for the past 20 years in all capacities from community mental health to running a private practice, teaching first responders, and running a team of 300 clinicians nationwide. Out of all of that, what I love most is the face-to-face experience that I get with my clients . There is nothing that compares to being a part of your journey and helping you heal, find health, and create peace and consistency in your life. Regardless of where you are, you can change your course, straighten your path, or just remove a few rocks from the road, and I would love to help you on your journey.

Next available: Jun 6

Erin Martin

(she/her)

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LMFT
26 years of experience
Warm
Open-minded
Authentic
Virtual
I’m Erin and as an Integrative Psychotherapist, I focus on helping you to achieve balance in Mind, Body, and Spirit. Are you struggling with feeling sad, down, and/or anxious? Have you suffered trauma and/or abuse? Do you feel ashamed and/or guilty? Do you struggle with liking/loving yourself? Do you feel unworthy? Do you compare yourself to others and view yourself as less than and/or behind? Are you finding it difficult to keep up with all the responsibilities and challenges of life? If so, I want you to know that you are not alone, I understand, and I am here for you to create a safe space wherein you can express yourself and be truly heard as well as seen. I specialize in toxic shame, Type 2 Diabetes, and autoimmune-related health conditions such as Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Fibromyalgia, Irritable Bowel Syndrome & Inflammatory Bowel Disease, and Psoriasis. I wholeheartedly believe in you and your capacity to work through your struggles and create a life of joy and passion.

Next available: May 31

Ricky Speller

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LCMHC
2 years of experience
Virtual
Hello, I know that sometimes counseling can seem taboo or generic. I strive to make the counseling experience more exciting and fulfilling. I have worked with many different populations and different cultures. I have worked in different settings such as offices, schools and group homes. I have conducted in person and telehealth therapy sessions to meet the needs of my clients. I have a Bachelor's in Criminology from NC State University in Raleigh, NC and a Masters Degree in Professional Counseling From Grand Canyon University. I am eager and ready to work with each client to address their specific needs whether it is couples counseling, family counseling, or individual counseling.

Next available: Jun 4

Stephanie Anderson

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LCSW
21 years of experience
Virtual
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 21 years of experience. I know that therapy should be a team approach. I have learned that you, the client, are the expert on yourself. I am here to help guide and empower you to discover your full potential. It is important to me to create a safe environment for healing.

Next available: Jun 3

Kishia Williams

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LCSW
10 years of experience
Direct
Open-minded
Virtual
In-person
351 Wagoner Dri...
I am a solution-focused and cognitive behavioral therapist, focusing on problem-solving and cognitive reframing. My goal is to empower my patients. My other specialties in working with patients, include training in Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Mindfulness techniques, meditation, relaxation, bibliotherapy, music therapy, spiritual counseling, and many more eclectic techniques. Treatment plans are developed with flexibility and care towards a patient’s individual needs and expectations for therapeutic services.

Next available: Jun 1

Jimiko Ford

(she/her)

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LCSW
4 years of experience
Humorous
Direct
Open-minded
Virtual
Hello, are you ready to heal yourself emotionally and mentally? I’m Jimiko, a Licensed Clinical Therapist in NC and SC, owner of Emotional Healing & Recovery, LLC. Let's face it, life is hard and living in a toxic culture doesn't make it any easier. Talking and getting things out works wonders for your physical and mental health. Why suppress feelings and emotions when you can learn to work through them? I work with my clients to create an open and safe environment where thoughts and feelings can be shared without fear of judgment. You are not alone in this crazy world so let's talk!

Next available: May 31

Mellissa Forde-Jackson

(she/her)

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LCSW
10 years of experience
Warm
Empowering
Direct
Virtual
Greetings, I am Mellissa (Lissa). There are times when everyone experiences struggles. It doesn't matter who you are everyone can benefit from empathy and support during these times. It is important to understand during these periods you are not alone. Whether experiencing long term mental/behavioral health concerns or more short term situational based problems. Having an objective, compassionate individual to gain professional support from who can aid you with developing skills to help you better cope is a significant life line. A therapeutic alliance that is person centered around you and your goals are the center of our engagement. Meeting you where you are at and working together to get you to where you want/need to be is the primary template for successful therapeutic interaction. Areas that we will work towards improving based on your goals of therapy may include problem behaviors, cognitive processes, emotion recognition/regulation, mindful based process, interpersonal skills, coping skills, problem solving abilities and much more. Contact me to start on the road to healing and wellness.

Next available: May 31

Antoinette Nipper

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