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Carol Mayfield, LCSW

Stress, Anxiety Addictions Self esteem, Motivation Depression Coping with life changes
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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.

Professional experience

36yrs in practice
Stress, Anxiety Addictions Self esteem, Motivation Depression Coping with life changes

Additional areas of focus: 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

Services offered

Live Chat

License information

NC LCSW C005069


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.

Carol is great. Very attentive and friendly with lots of approaches, adaptable to different circumstances and very engaging!

Written on May 23, 2024 after therapy with Carol for 10 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, and self esteem

Carol Mayfield is helpful, kind and compassionate.

Written on Dec 13, 2023 after therapy with Carol for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and sleeping disorders

Carol has been a kind and supportive source of guidance for me. Sometimes I have a really hard time getting out of my head and seeing the way forward through challenging situations. But I feel like I make progress towards enjoying life and finding compassion for myself and others after every session with her. She’s really helped me so much.

Written on Dec 01, 2023 after therapy with Carol for 3 months on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, self esteem, career difficulties, and adhd

Been working with her for 7 months now and she has completely helped me reshape my life for the better, I would highly recommend her expertise to anyone.

Written on Sep 09, 2023 after therapy with Carol for 6 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, and adhd

I love my therapist so far and I haven’t had a therapist this professional and good in a long time.

Written on Sep 08, 2023 after therapy with Carol for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, lgbt, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Carol is the most compassionate and intuitive person I know, and I am grateful that I get to work with her as my therapist. Her gentle and empowering approach is such a wonderful experience, and with each session I learn more about myself and recognize the tools within and outside myself that enable me to live more fully and comfortably. I cannot recommend Carol highly enough.

Written on Aug 13, 2023 after therapy with Carol for 1 year and 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, and coping with life changes