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97 therapists in North Carolina specializing in Parenting

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Ally Yarsinske

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Ally Yarsinske profile image
LCMHC
8 years of experience
Authentic
Warm
Solution oriented
Virtual
Feeling overwhelmed, stressed, and exhausted constantly? Isolated and alone because you don’t want to burden your friends or family with your problems? Or maybe you don’t know quite how to name why you feel this way or how to talk about it. Well, there is good news - therapy is the place to explore these challenging thoughts and feelings. I’ve worked in mental health since 2016, helping people of all ages, backgrounds, and challenges. I approach mental health challenges with a holistic mindset to help identify what we can change, inside of our control, and increase reliance. Depression, anxiety, ADHD, and trauma are a few examples of mental health struggles that impact how we live and experience the world. However, the opposite is also true! Because our lifestyles can influence our ability to tolerate stress and feel good about ourselves. My job as a therapist is to help you work through what is working, and what isn't working, and what we can do about it. I believe in us working as a team and supporting you in achieving your goals, so you can reconnect with your inner strength, resilience, and confidence to manage life's challenging ebbs and flows. Why choose me? Well, to help me feel like less of a stranger, here is more detail about my background. My M.A. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling is from Lenoir Rhyne University's Graduate Center of Asheville, NC in Dec. 2020. I hold a B.S. in Psychology from Longwood University in Farmville, VA. I'm a Qualified Mental Health Professional with 5.5 years of direct care experience with adolescents in residential treatment. My graduate internship was community and school-based outpatient therapy with Access Family Services. August 2021 to March 2024, I was an outpatient therapist, in-person and virtual, with a company in the Chapel Hill area.

Next available: Jun 21

Jamie Moog LCSW

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Jamie Moog LCSW profile image
LCSW
6 years of experience
Authentic
Empowering
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: Jun 20

Alexis Highsmith

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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 24

Amie Hanson, LCMHC

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Amie Hanson, LCMHC profile image
Frequently booked
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 24

Bob burnett

Bob burnett profile image
LCSW
27 years of experience
Intelligent
Solution oriented
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: Jun 24

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 24

Erin McAdams

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Erin McAdams profile image
LCMHC
21 years of experience
Solution oriented
Warm
Empowering
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: Jun 20

Kristel Byrd

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Kristel Byrd profile image
Frequently booked
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 24

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 20

Zoee Byrd

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Zoee Byrd profile image
Frequently booked
LCMHC
3 years of experience
Authentic
Empowering
Virtual
Hello! My name is Zoee Byrd and I am an LCMHC. I am based out of North Carolina and completed my Masters degree in Clinical Mental Health through Wake Forest University. I enjoy working with teenagers and adults of all ages through life transitions, general stressors, regulating mood, and overall gaining insight into who they are. I have been striving to help others create their life worth living for the past 3 years.

Next available: Jun 21

Sejal Patel

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Sejal Patel profile image
LMFT
5 years of experience
Authentic
Empowering
Open-minded
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: Jun 20

Denise Mason

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Denise Mason profile image
Frequently booked
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: Jul 9

Ann Glaser

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Ann Glaser profile image
LCSW
25 years of experience
Humorous
Authentic
Virtual
You deserve to live your life feeling centered, safe, and well. You don't have to meditate for hours every day, become a yogi master, or spend years in therapy to achieve this. My goal is to provide you with a safe space to explore your feelings, identify your strengths, become comfortable with yourself, and find peace. I am a licensed clinical social worker with more than 25 years of professional and/or lived experience with vicarious trauma/secondary traumatic stress, work stress, anxiety, depression, grief and loss, and role changes through life stages. I understand the experience of loving and living with someone who is struggling with mental health and/or addiction concerns. You are not alone, and there is nothing wrong with you. We will work together to get you where you want to be. Let me help you be your best self.

Next available: Jun 20

Erin Cooley-Gross

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Erin Cooley-Gross profile image
Frequently booked
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 30

Nicole Ellen

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Nicole Ellen profile image
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 27

Tonya Becker

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Tonya Becker profile image
LCMHC
6 years of experience
Virtual
Hello! Whether you've found yourself here by chance or boldly stepped into this journey, I'm excited to be your guide in this therapeutic voyage. With over 15 years of experience as a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor in North Carolina, including 6 years dedicated exclusively to counseling, I've had the honor of supporting individuals from various backgrounds. Let's embark on this journey together, navigating the ups and downs as we work towards your growth and healing.

Next available: Jun 20

Mellissa Forde-Jackson

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Mellissa Forde-Jackson profile image
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: Jun 24

LaToya Waddell

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LaToya Waddell profile image
LCMHC
14 years of experience
Virtual
I am an experienced and dedicated professional counselor who specializes in working with individuals aiming to cope with life-stressing events and in need of understanding the strength of transferable skills. I have worked in community, private, non-profit, hospital, and higher education clinical settings. I have experience working with people of all ages and with a variety of mental health, substance use, relationship issues, and life issues.

Next available: Jun 20

Amy Barnwell

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Amy Barnwell profile image
LCMHC
10 years of experience
Authentic
Empowering
Intelligent
Virtual
Hello My name is Amy Barnwell, Everyone experiences transitions in life and at times need additional support in navigating the changes of life. Finally Me Counseling PLLC is a place where individuals are celebrated and encouraged to live happy and fulfilling lives- true to their authentic selves. Whether you are challenged with symptoms of anxiety, depression, or other concerns- there is hope and you can begin again. My approach is collaborative and I utilize experience and training from diverse environments to influence counseling modality and strategies emphasized in sessions to address the specific needs of my clients. Additional Training in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Trauma Focused-Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Spiritual Issues, Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Trained, Moral Injury, Compassion Fatigue, Solution Focused Brief Therapy, and Motivational Interviewing.

Next available: Jun 24

By Grace

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By Grace profile image
LCMHC
12 years of experience
Solution oriented
Authentic
Virtual
Hello, I am Darrell Patterson Does your life seem to be dictated by everything around you except for you and the things you want and love about being able to be fully you without shame, guilt or apology? I assist people with centering or recentering their thoughts around their intentions, their attentiveness and their mindfulness in healthy and helpful ways to live life on a win-win basis. Together, we can identify what is healthy and helpful to your intentions giving you the ability to set a path that is supportive of you and the intentions you have for success in all areas of your life (mentally, emotionally, spiritually, socially, financially and so on). We will explore a love for your whole self approach to address the areas of yourself that are not currently a welcomed part of the whole. Whether you are experiencing feelings of being overwhelmed, relationship issues or cycles of anxiety and depression, I am here to assist you. Seeking therapy can feel uncomfortable but you are making a conscious choice to regain the best version of yourself. You deserve a safe space to heal and grow. I believe the most important thing about therapy is being compassionate and introducing evidence-based techniques and interventions so you can overcome the adverse experiences that have become hindrances to your intentions for a healthy and happy life. Let's work together to find your win-win path and village.

Next available: Jun 20

Kristi Rakes

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Kristi Rakes profile image
Frequently booked
LCSW
15 years of experience
Virtual
Hi! I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, I graduated with my Master's in Social Work degree from UNC Chapel Hill in 2007. I am passionate about meeting you where you are, helping you navigate and explore your thoughts, feelings, and behaviors without judgement. If you are feeling ready to learn more about yourself and to find ways to develop more effective coping skills, reach out today!

Next available: Jul 15

Ashley Hardy

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Ashley Hardy profile image
LCSW
7 years of experience
Authentic
Solution oriented
Empowering
Virtual
Hi, I'm Ashley! I help women tap into their resilience, restore hope, and transform their lives with authenticity, compassion, and a passion for seeing women thrive. I like to consider myself THE therapist for women. My mission is to help individuals navigate life’s difficulties to become the best possible versions of themselves. Both my clinical and personal experiences have taught me that, though we cannot control everything, we can control our behaviors, perspectives, beliefs, actions, and HEALING. I plan to equip you with the tools needed to promote your overall well-being and facilitate lasting positive change. I hold EMDR and talk therapy sessions with clients who struggle with trauma, anxiety, depression, ADHD, mood disorders, and difficulty navigating challenges and transitions. However, I specialize in perinatal mental health, infertility, and EMDR. In addition, I run a support group for women struggling with infertility. Through additional training and certifications, I have and continue to develop a variety of tools to support you, and I may use different techniques during our work together. Accordingly, my approach is best described as client-centered and strengths-based, drawing also on theories and strategies of cognitive-behavioral therapy. When I am not practicing as a therapist, I am spending time with my family. We love to stuff our faces with tasty food and find new adventures. I also dabble in wedding photography as a creative outlet. But generally, you will find me advocating for women struggling with infertility and all the experiences it brings. I can't wait to work with you!

Next available: Jun 25

Tanielle L.A. Brown

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Tanielle L.A. Brown profile image
LCMHC
28 years of experience
Warm
Solution oriented
Direct
Virtual
With a distinguished journey that began in 1995, I have dedicated my life to fostering transformative change in mental health. As a seasoned psychotherapist and owner of my practice for over a decade, my purpose has always been to enlighten, uplift, and support those pursuing personal growth. My approach, rooted in a rich tapestry of therapeutic modalities, particularly shines with Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and innovative techniques that bridge profound understanding. I sincerely believe that life's experiences, even the challenging ones, are vessels of wisdom. In our sessions, together, we will unravel the core barriers holding you back, harnessing those insights to face life's challenges head-on. My mission is to guide you toward empowerment, enabling you to sculpt the most authentic and elevated version of yourself. In my quest to stay at the forefront of therapeutic innovation, I have integrated groundbreaking modalities like Frequency Therapy and Virtual Reality (VR) Therapy into my practice. VR Therapy, a pioneering approach, offers clients an immersive experience using VR headsets, granting them 24/7 access to guided meditations, mindfulness exercises, and breathwork sessions. This avant-garde method enhances focus and serves as a steadfast ally during moments of heightened stress or anxiety. Excitingly, I am broadening these eclectic therapeutic horizons by venturing into the metaverse and expanding my services to reach and resonate in this burgeoning digital realm. By harnessing these advanced tools and other remote-access programs, I strive to offer a holistic and adaptive healing journey, empowering individuals to navigate life's most tumultuous waters with resilience and grace.

Next available: Jul 3

Lisa Kelbaugh

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Lisa Kelbaugh profile image
LCMHC
14 years of experience
Virtual
Hi! I am a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor (LCMHC) practicing in North Carolina. I have been practicing for 13 years and have a wide range of therapeutic tools in my toolbox to work with clients of various ages and developmental stages. I consider it a privilege to work alongside clients who are experiencing life changes, relationship challenges, healing from past hurts, and who are wanting to grow personally. I enjoy being creative through music, art or writing, and I enjoy being a part of the healing process and journey for my clients.

Next available: Jun 21

Dr. Kerri McCullough

Dr. Kerri McCullough profile image
LCMHC
10 years of experience
Virtual
Kerri Legette McCullough is a National Certified Counselor, a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Virginia & District of Columbia, and a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor in the state of Maryland. She is an approved supervisor for the District of Columbia as well as a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional who works with children, adolescents, adults, and families who have experienced a variety of traumas.

Next available: Jun 21

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