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Danelle Locklear, LCSW

Stress, Anxiety Addictions LGBTQ+ Relationships Depression
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About me

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) Licensed School Social Worker (LSSW) and a Certified Alcohol Drug Counselor (CADC)in the state of North Carolina. I have been providing supportive social work services for youth and families in a public school setting for 23 years. I have provided part-time substance abuse services for 22 years and mental health clinical services for 5 years. I have a passion for helping others overcome barriers so they can become their “Best Self”. I have worked with a wide range of age groups and special populations. I have experience with a variety of mental health conditions such as substance abuse, depression, anxiety, addiction, anger management issues, grief/loss, trauma, relationship conflicts, and more.
I have a Person-Centered approach to therapy. I believe in helping a person and what they can do, not their condition or disability, or limitations. I focus on helping the person achieve their aspirations that are tailored to their needs and unique circumstances. However, depending on needs, treatment goals, and a person's desired outcome different therapeutic interventions are utilized; Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), and Motivational Interviewing (MI).
It is my desire for every person to:
“The purpose of life is not to be happy. It is to be useful, to be honorable, to be compassionate, to have it make some difference that you have lived and lived well.”
― Ralph Waldo Emerson

I look forward to working with you.

Professional experience

5yrs in practice
Stress, Anxiety Addictions LGBTQ+ Relationships Depression

Additional areas of focus: Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Eating disorders, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Attachment Issues, Chronic Pain Illness and Disability, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder (DMDD), Domestic Violence, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Family Problems, Guilt and Shame, HIV / AIDS, Impulsivity, Isolation / Loneliness, Jealousy, Life Purpose, Midlife Crisis, Money and Financial Issues, Mood Disorders, Multicultural Concerns, Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Paranoia, Personality Disorders, Polyamory / Nonmonogamous Relationships, Postpartum Depression, Prejudice and Discrimination, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Harm, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Smoking/Vaping Cessation, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Women's Issues, Workplace Issues

Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy

Services offered

Live Chat

License information

NC LCSW C013058


These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Danelle Locklear. 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.

Danelle has been a great listener and has been really honest with me about what I need to do to accomplish my goals. She motivates me to be my best self and recognizes what makes me unique so she can help in the best way for me.

Written on Apr 11, 2022 after therapy with Danelle for 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, sleeping disorders, self esteem, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd

It's the first time I have been comfortable in therapy. She gives me tools to work with.

Written on Feb 21, 2022 after therapy with Danelle for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, and coping with life changes

She is very understanding and attentive. I feel like she listens to me and helps me focus on the things I want to work on.

Written on Feb 03, 2022 after therapy with Danelle for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

I feel like Danelle is a perfect fit for my goals! I think it's not too often that you meet a therapist that can help with both substance abuse and things like reading social cues. It's very nice that I could connect with her through BetterHelp even though she's further away than I would be able to travel to see her in "real life." I was skeptical about this platform at first, but I'm so happy that I've met a therapist who is a really good fit for me and who I can see on a weekly basis!

Written on Jan 22, 2022 after therapy with Danelle for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, sleeping disorders, and self esteem

My past experience with therapy made it difficult to seek help. That has changed once I matched with Danelle. Danielle is very attentive, non-judgemental understanding and compassionate about her work. I felt very empowered after our first session to focus on healing. I feel safe disclosing and expressing myself which I've hesitated too in the past. She has helped me through some dark moments! Hands down I would recommend her to anyone! Truly a gem :)

Written on Nov 06, 2021 after therapy with Danelle for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, compassion fatigue, and adhd