I am a licensed professional counselor and a licensed addiction specialist in North Carolina with more than 25 years of counseling experience. I have worked in a variety of settings including medication assisted treatment centers, hospital psychiatric units, counseling centers, and private practices. I am currently a behavioral health specialist working with clients in a collaborative effort to provide counseling and assist in helping clients achieve relief from stresses associated with range of concerns such as substance abuse, anxiety, depression, adjustment to life’s issues and trauma. I encourage clients to improve their quality of life through the exploration and development of helpful life skills.
My counseling style is warm, supportive and nonjudgmental. I view therapy as a collaborative effort between the therapist and client. I believe in treating people with respect, sensitivity, and compassion, and I don't believe in stigmatizing labels. I am a client centered, strengths based, trauma informed counselor who works with individuals toward getting stronger, accepting responsibility to move forward, and psychological healing. I am trained in CBT, DBT, harm reduction and motivational interviewing. I work with clients to identify treatment issues, develop treatment plans, and create a strong follow through in the counseling process. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs.
It takes courage to seek help to reach for a more fulfilling and happier life. Take the first steps towards a change can be daunting. If you are ready to take that step, I am here to support, encourage, and empower you in your process.
I look forward to working with you!
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Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Trauma and abuse , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Parenting issues , Self esteem , Career difficulties , Coping with life changes , Coaching , Compassion fatigue , ADHD , Codependency , Drug and Alcohol Addiction , Family of Origin Issues , Life Purpose , Mood Disorders , Polyamory / Nonmonogamous Relationships , Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) , Self-Love , Sexuality , Women's Issues Read more...
Client-Centered Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy
LCMHC #4987 (Expires: 2023-06-30)
Ann-Marie is the BEST! She is patient, kind, responsive, understanding, non-judgemental, "real" with you, and incredibly helpful. She has helped me out A TON in just the week or two that I have been communicating with her. Thank you Ann-Marie & Betterhelp
She is fantastic.
Ann-Marie is the best!
Ann-Marie Duncan is the best therapist I’ve ever had. With her support and facilitation, I’ve made incredible progress, and I’m on track to keep it up!
Ann-Marie is approachable, knowledgeable, kind and honest. She has helped me view things in new ways that have helped me with my mental health. She is relatable, understanding and non-judge mental. I appreciate her more than she will know!
Ann-Marie has been a life-saver for me over the past year. Her expertise, professionalism, warmth, and understanding has helped me immeasurably in getting through one of the toughest periods of my adult life. I have a lot of work to do, but the insights that she led me to and the skills that she taught me will help guide me as I do that work.
Ann-Marie Duncan is exactly what a counselor should be. She has a tremendous amount of empathy, is an excellent listener, and is able to help an individual work through their issues without judgement. Ann-Marie is also highly trained and resourceful; often having a recommendation for further study and reading to support the patient's goals. I strongly recommend Ann-Marie.
Attentive with good ideas on how to heal
She is the most kind understanding and an absolute joy as well as help. She’s helped me so much during this time
Awesome counselor. You can tell she actually cares and listens.
Ann-Marie is the first counselor I was matched with and I'm so glad it was. She is very kind, caring and so easy to talk to. She has a great sense of humor as well. When I would normally feel like I have to explain myself, Ann-Marie already understands. I would definitely recommend speaking with Ann-Marie.
She is an amazing listener and able to provide insight, the standard answers. I really appreciate the resources she provides to continue my work after our sessions. Most of all, she doesn’t judge or push me when I am not ready to take certain steps in my life. Supportive at every step of the way.
Ann-Marie is fantastic at what she does. She promotes growth and change by listening and engaging and truly caring. She gave me equal parts compassion and tough love, she provided honesty with a gentle touch, and she never made suggestions that were out of my reach. I am where I am today because she learned how to engage with me and guided me down a path to better. I couldn't have asked for a better counselor.
Ann-Marie has helped me work through my panic disorder, anxiety and depression and I appreciate her SO MUCH! She is respectful, empathetic and kind. She breaks things down in a way that makes sense, helps me with information on my mental health issues that I never worked through before and I cannot thank her enough for her continued support!
Ann Marie is fantastic. I am so lucky to have been initially paired with her as a Therapist. I would gladly recommend her to others.
Ann-Marie is an amazing therapist. This is my first experience with therapy and I am not disappointed. I was nervous to start but she let me start slow with several chat sessions until I was comfortable doing a video call. She listens and provides wonderful insight and advice. Therapy has been so helpful for me and I greatly appreciate her and her time.
In my short time with Ann-Marie, I have already started seeing the wonderful benefits of working with her. She’s warm, but honest. Her experience and knowledge is obvious from the start. I feel incredibly lucky to have found someone as great as Ann-Marie.
Recently we've all been hit pretty hard and I cannot say enough how helpful Ann-Marie has been for me the past (almost) year. She's helped me through my day to day life and especially has helped me cope with what's been going on recently. There was a time where I was really really really stressed and upset. Ann-Marie was there for me during our sessions but also responded to me in a timely manner in our chat space. I speak about her often to my friends and many of them have looked into therapy for themselves because of my positive experiences. It's freeing to know there is someone who can help me organize my thoughts and feelings, who helps me express myself, believes in me, and who cheers me on no matter what.
It's hard for me to put into words my experience, so in case the point didn't get across- Ann-Marie is an awesome therapist!!!
In a busy world where very few people can pause to hear what each other says, Ann-Marie offers her clients a rare gift - she truly listens.
My overall experience with Ann-Marie Duncan has been extremely helpful. She's been upfront about her expertise and methodology. He responses are consistent and helpful. I recommend Better Help to everyone I know. This format is absolutely amazing.
Ann-Marie has been incredibly helpful and a crucial source of support for me. She provides wonderful guidance and resources and I know I can always count on her to give professional and meaningful advice and direction. I am so very grateful for her!
Ann-Marie is wonderful! When we talk, I feel like she's really paying attention and our talks always help me to be better! Highly, highly recommend her!
I have been working with Ann-Marie for a year now and I am so happy to have her to talk to about anything and everything. She has helped me so much this past year and I am so thankful for her.
She is sensitive and caring in a very relatable way. She gives a multitude of resources and is very knowledgeable about ways to cope/adjust behaviors and thought processes.
Ann-Marie is very knowledgeable in various studies and was able to help me identify my biggest issue immediately. She has given me a goal sheet so we can focus the time effectively and she does not just say "how do you feel about that," she gives me different perspectives and ways to think about things, along with information from studies, etc., which I like because it feels more evidence based, as opposed to comments being pulled out of thin air.
Ann-Marie is absolutely incredible, she is attentive, honest, and most importantly she listens. I've had many therapists and the issue I've always encountered is that I've never felt heard, I've never felt that I had a voice and I felt like a lot of things I've endured or had gone through were all in my head, however, Ann-Marie changed that. She not only gave me great advice, she gave me a voice and let me be heard.
She has helped me with so many things within myself. I still have improvements to make but I have made so much progress with Anne’s help!
Amazing help. She has compassion and empathy. She has helped me tremendously!!
Ann-Marie helped me get through a difficult transition in my life. I would highly recommend her to anyone. She is very encouraging, warm, and nurturing.
She's amazing. This process is very difficult for me but she is skillfully guiding me on my path. I'm so grateful to her.
I could not have had the confidence, groundedness or ability to let go on a weekly basis if it were not for Ann-Marie. She is exceptional at being there to listen and give advice and I am honored to be her patient.
Anne-Marie is a wonderful counselor and a genuinely caring person. She has helped me tremendously and I strongly recommend her to anyone!
Anne Marie is great and I am enjoying the worksheets and work she is actually making me do to become better! Thanks!
Ann-Marie is an excellent counselor. She listens, encourages, understands, and even knows when to give me the hard truth. I couldn't ask for better.
Very professional and skilled, always listens before making judgement.
Ann-Marie Duncan has been a great help to me during my time on BetterHelp. She responds back quickly, listens to what I am saying and asks questions to try and understand more about me to be able to help me through my problems. She provides worksheets depending on my individual needs and I really appreciate those. Would recommend!
Ann-Marie is a good counselor.
Ann-Marie Duncan is a very great counselor. She knows how to listen to my problems and give me skills to overcome struggles in my daily life. She’s very respectful and I’m thankful for her.
Ann-Marie is authentic and sincere. Ann-Marie is gentle when I need it but challenges me to solve problems that I need to address. Ann-Marie is more than just a good listener. She is an advocate for her client's best self. I appreciate the order and clarity that she has helped me develop in my relationships and my career. When I started with Ann-Marie I felt as if life was overwhelming and that I was sinking. Our dialogue has helped me to put things in perspective, but more importantly, she has given me real coping strategies that work real situations, Top marks and thanks.
She is great. She tells me a lot of things that have helped me during a difficult time in my life.
Ann- Marie is a wonderful empathetic counselor. She is a great listener and is reassuring and very helpful. I'm looking forward to learning how to practice the techniques she will be teaching me to help me better manage my anxiety.
Ann-Marie was very punctual and professional. She dealt with my problems rationally and in a calm/supportive tone. I would write quite long, and sometimes rambling emails about multiple problems that I am currently facing, but Ann-Marie was patient and addressed each concern equally. I would love to work with or recommend her again in the future.
Exactly the person I needed and gave solid feedback and inspiration for reflection. Highest recommendations.
Ann-Marie is very understanding and non-judgmental towards my experiences. She has never made me feel bad or guilty about the way I feel. She encourages me to participate in behaviors that would be positive for me when I'm in a bad state of mind. She reminds me that the things I feel are due to symptoms, and that helps me remember that I'm not a bad person and these things are not my fault. I recommend Ann-Marie for anyone that wants to feel validated and needs someone to listen.
Ann-Marie is extremely sweet and smart and I'm glad I took the step to ask for help and that it led me to her. She works at whatever pace is right for me. She gives so much support and encouragement, I would recommend her to anyone.
Ann-Marie is an amazing counselor and listener and I felt very comfortable talking to her about personal matters. I would definitely recommend her to others.