Carol Mayfield

LCSW

About Me

Hi, I'm Carol, and I'm a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Addictions Counselor in North Carolina. I've been working in mental health, addictions, and/or crisis intervention since fields of mental health, addictions, and crisis intervention over 30 years ago when I was first in graduate school in Southern Illinois. I started volunteering at a drop-in crisis agency, and from that experience and my graduate school counseling work I fell in love with talking to people, getting to know them, hearing about what they were struggling with in the moment, what they were wanting to do, and what they were stuck with that was making it challenging to reach their goals. I took a circuitous route to getting my graduate degree in Rehabilitation Counseling with a mental health and addictions focus as I worked through some of my own issues, then I started working in residential and outpatient settings with people dealing with addictions, mental health issues, and eating disorders. After awhile I went back to school, this time in New Orleans, for a Master's Degree in Social Work. Since then I've been continuing with crisis intervention, mental health therapy, and addictions work.
I'm passionate about helping people look at their lives, notice what works and doesn't work, identify what they want to be different, and help them find ways to accept what is or make changes that fit for them. Although I recognize sometimes we cannot change what is, I believe we can usually change what we think and believe about what is, which in turn changes how we interact within our relationships and the world around us.
I am a compassionate, gentle, caring person who is highly ethical, believes every person can choose their own way to be in the world, and that every person has a right to do so within the limits of not hurting others and, preferably, not hurting themselves either. I am accepting of people of various races, cultures, beliefs, colors, values, sexual preferences, genders, etc.
I am quiet, calm, easy to talk with, love cats and other animals, listen well, enjoy reading and listening to books, and watch minimal TV. I have lived in Washington, Kentucky, Illinois, Alabama, Iowa, Missouri, Louisiana, and Colorado. I have worked extensively with military Veterans and come from a military family.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Addictions
  • Self esteem
  • Depression
  • Coping with life changes
Also experienced in:
LGBT , Relationship issues , Grief , Career difficulties , Coaching , Compassion fatigue

Clinical approaches:
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy, Somatic Therapy

Years of Experience: 36

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LCSW #C005069 (Expires: 2023-08-12)


Reviews

These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Carol Mayfield. We don’t pay anyone to provide their review and they are all made voluntarily. Some people's experience receiving therapy with BetterHelp might be different.

Written by S.A. on Jul 16, 2022 after therapy with Carol for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Carol is an amazing therapist and a pure joy to work with (and I never thought I would say that about therapy). She is wonderfully empathetic, a deep listener, and she offers very thoughtful and helpful suggestions. I feel safe with her, and she is incredibly knowledgeable and kind. I could not recommend her highly enough!

Written by K.A. on Apr 30, 2022 after therapy with Carol for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, parenting issues, anger management, and coping with life changes

She is a great listener and makes you feel very comfortable.

Written by M.A. on Apr 26, 2022 after therapy with Carol for 11 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and self esteem

Carol is really great at helping you find the right techniques to help you in your everyday life. I have appreciated all of her help. I have better self care values because of her help.

Written by A.L. on Apr 20, 2022 after therapy with Carol for 8 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

10/10

Written by S.H. on Mar 13, 2022 after therapy with Carol for 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and parenting issues

She has helped me so much in my life with work life balance and working on my own wellness! Can’t recommend her enough!

Written by S.K. on Feb 22, 2022 after therapy with Carol for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, sleeping disorders, self esteem, coping with life changes, and adhd

She's very good. I've felt calm with her.

Written by K.I. on Feb 12, 2022 after therapy with Carol for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, grief, and self esteem

Just want to say Carol Mayfield was a great and understanding therapist who listen to my issues with out judgement. I feel confident with her help that I will be okay just continue to take it day by day.Unfortunately not able to continue due to finances..but I recommend her don't hesitate she's excellent. Thanks Betterhelp and Carol.

Written by W.H. on Dec 09, 2021 after therapy with Carol for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, depression, self esteem, and relationship issues

I have only had one session but she was a great listener and held space well.

Written by L.E. on Nov 28, 2021 after therapy with Carol for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, career difficulties, and adhd

This is the first year I’ve done virtual counseling and I’ve had a hard time finding someone I not only get along with but also one who appropriately challenges me. Carol had take the time to get to know me and has adapted her counseling to my needs. I appreciate her intuition, counsel, kindness, and support. She is the best online counselor I’ve ever worked with!

Written by T.R. on Nov 17, 2021 after therapy with Carol for 2 weeks on issues concerning lgbt, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, and coping with life changes

Carol is thoughtful and professional. I am grateful for our sessions and her years of experience that guide what I am working through during this difficult time of life.

Written by S.U. on Nov 08, 2021 after therapy with Carol for 3 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, and coping with life changes

Carol has helped me navigate a difficult situation in my marriage. Her therapeutic approach is non-judgmental, empathetic and insightful. She is a skilled therapist and I highly recommend her!

Written by J.O. on Nov 04, 2021 after therapy with Carol for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, and coaching

Carol was amazing. I really liked working with her. Smart, professional, and responsive. The only reason I’ve decided to not continue working with Carol is because I found a local therapist which makes in-person appointments possible.

Written by A.M. on Oct 10, 2021 after therapy with Carol for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, grief, self esteem, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

Carol is so easy to talk to and helped me realize things I hadn’t thought of before. Very supportive - she has a gentle and approachable manner.

Written by H.E. on Sep 14, 2021 after therapy with Carol for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, and career difficulties

Carol Mayfield has been very supportive and beneficial to me in working through several difficult issues I have in my life. She listens and remembers things I’ve said. She responds to my messages quickly and is empathetic and caring in her work with me. I highly recommend her as a counselor.

Written by S.A. on Aug 29, 2021 after therapy with Carol for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

Carol is amazing and I highly recommend her for anybody.

Written by M.A. on Aug 01, 2021 after therapy with Carol for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, self esteem, coaching, and adhd

Thank you for listening to my worries, struggles and concerns. So far you have been very helpful in helping me to maintain my good status of mental health.

Written by S.A. on Jul 26, 2021 after therapy with Carol for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

Carol is an excellent listener, kind and very empathetic. She also offers practical and easy suggestions for making changes that have been very helpful to me.

Written by T.E. on May 21, 2021 after therapy with Carol for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, and self esteem

Carol is a fantastic therapist who listens and helps you in areas you’re struggling with. It’s nice to have someone who cares, and is there for me. So glad I matched with her. 10/10

Written by R.A. on May 20, 2021 after therapy with Carol for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and coping with life changes

Carol is an excellent counselor! She has provided me with some really helpful exercises to sort through my priorities. She also asks helpful and leading questions which I really appreciate as in the past I have not always known what to say to my therapist. I also feel like whatever I say will be met with kindness and understand which is invaluable.

Work with me!