Donald McRae

LCMHC, LPC

About Me

Hello,
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and a Licensed Addictions Counselor (LAC) in South Carolina. I am also a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor (LCMHC) in the state of North Carolina. I have been licensed for more than twenty years and have provided therapy in a number of settings to include a mental health clinic, military bases and not-for-profit agencies. I have a wealth of knowledge and experience working with individuals, families and couples. I have facilitated psychotherapy groups and provided individual therapy. I am certified in Dialectic Behavior Therapy (DBT) and I am grounded in Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) as well as Trauma Focused CBT.
I genuinely enjoy working with others and have been successful helping people attain their goals. In addition to DBT and CBT, I have a rich background in Mindfulness, and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) , Motivational Interviewing and Brief Solution Focused Therapy.
I believe that it takes courage and commitment to confront oneself and bring about change in a therapeutic relationship. I am nonjudgmental, empathetic, compassionate and sensitive to the effort it takes to engage in therapy. I welcome the opportunity to work with individuals that are genuinely committed to self examination and change.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Addictions
  • Relationship issues
  • Grief
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
LGBT , Family conflicts , Trauma and abuse , Intimacy-related issues , Sleeping disorders , Parenting issues , Anger management , Self esteem , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Coping with life changes , Coaching , Read more...

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

Years of Experience: 23

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

NC LCMHC 16473

SC LPC 4661


Reviews

These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Donald McRae. 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 N.I. on Sep 26, 2022 after therapy with Donald for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, self esteem, and adhd

Don is Amazing at listening and responding in a kind and considerate way!! Best Therapist ever! Really lucky to have him!!

Written by B.O. on Sep 04, 2022 after therapy with Donald for 1 year and 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, career difficulties, and coaching

Don is great!

Written by C.O. on Aug 29, 2022 after therapy with Donald for 1 year and 8 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, anger management, coping with life changes, and adhd

Dons a really educated and well rounded therapist. You are in great hands.

Written by T.O. on Aug 04, 2022 after therapy with Donald for 7 months on issues concerning depression, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, and coping with life changes

Don has been absolutely awesome, really don’t consider him my therapist but my friend. So lucky to get paired with him

Written by R.A. on Jun 16, 2022 after therapy with Donald for 3 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, parenting issues, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, and adhd

Don always offers insight that I can take with me. He suggests books, podcasts, apps and quotes that apply to my situation and needs at the time of our sessions.

Written by K.R. on Jun 10, 2022 after therapy with Donald for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, family conflicts, grief, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, and self esteem

He is absolutely amazing. I've been to several therapists and have never felt like anyone has ever understood me the way he has. He's very patient and understanding and comes up with ways that most appeal to me, in terms of dealing with life issues.

Written by H.E. on Jun 06, 2022 after therapy with Donald for 9 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, bipolar disorder, and adhd

Very professional and knowledgeable. Make you feel comfortable to talk about anything. Have had the best experience with Better Help and Don. Thank you

Written by D.A. on Apr 28, 2022 after therapy with Donald for 6 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, sleeping disorders, and adhd

Don is an excellent listener, who is very good at helping process thoughts and bring things back into focus. His expertise in getting to the heart of the issue and giving an unbiased perspective are invaluable. I have been constantly impressed by his use and introduction of outside materials that I typically find helpful. His responses to written communication have always been timely, and he has given the distinct impression that he truly cares about his patients/clients and is invested in helping find a healthy path forward, while showing patience when I cannot immediately see what may be more obvious to an outside observer. While my journey is by no means complete, I think I am certainly closer to the right path with his guidance.

Written by M.A. on Jan 24, 2022 after therapy with Donald for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, sleeping disorders, and self esteem

I continue to be amazed by the help that comes from the session with Donald McRae. Great at listening and responding with insight and compassion. He is also very responsive in a timely fashion to messages between sessions. Highest recommendations for Donald McRae!

Written by M.A. on Jan 17, 2022 after therapy with Donald for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, sleeping disorders, career difficulties, and compassion fatigue

Don was extremely helpful in our initial meeting and I appreciated his insight. I look forward to continuing therapy with him

Written by J.O. on Oct 07, 2021 after therapy with Donald for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, intimacy-related issues, anger management, and adhd

Donald has been a good therapist for me.
He listens, seems to have great experience, and I've found him to be helpful.

Written by A.U. on Aug 22, 2021 after therapy with Donald for 2 months on issues concerning addictions, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, bipolar disorder, and compassion fatigue

Don has been an extremely helpful and understanding counselor. He always listens to my concerns and recommends further readings outside of our sessions that may help me.

Written by S.E. on Jun 15, 2021 after therapy with Donald for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and compassion fatigue

So far so good. I like how he was able to relate to me so quickly.

Written by J.O. on Jun 07, 2021 after therapy with Donald for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, and anger management

Donald McRae is a very helpful person, he knows exactly what he is doing and knows how to give very good specific details and tries his hardest to understand on what we are going threw.

Written by M.A. on Apr 22, 2021 after therapy with Donald for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, eating disorders, and sleeping disorders

Mr. McRae is excellent! He is always available (during business hours) and is eager to communicate with his clients! He is very knowledgeable and a great resource!

Written by S.H. on Apr 22, 2021 after therapy with Donald for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, self esteem, and career difficulties

Don has been fantastic. He's great at listening but knows when and how to interject with support, advice and a plan. He's also very responsive and checks in on progress. Very happy to have him in my corner.

Written by N.I. on Apr 17, 2021 after therapy with Donald for 2 months on issues concerning relationship issues

For someone who never thought counseling was for me, this has been an invaluable experience

Written by A.M. on Apr 10, 2021 after therapy with Donald for 4 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, coping with life changes, and adhd

A respectful and informed counselor

Written by C.H. on Mar 02, 2021 after therapy with Donald for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, and self esteem

Don is very thorough and has helped guide me tremendously. He holds me accountable and is always able to offer sound advice. Don is also flexible. He has set up calls for weekends when slots filled up during the week. Don has a wealth of knowledge and resources that point toward growth. I am eternally grateful for his service and help!!

Written by A.M. on Feb 15, 2021 after therapy with Donald for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and anger management

Donald has been my first counselor on Betterhelp and honestly, it's been much better than I expected. I had read so many horror stories of people having bad therapists on Betterhelp but Donald has been attentive, thorough, and really seems to have an understanding of how more sensitive people like me process emotions. For the first time in therapy, I don't feel judged or too much for someone to have to deal with. He really makes me feel normal and helps guide me in a way that I don't feel pressured or demanded. I really feel like we would have great success working together long-term!

Written by S.H. on Feb 05, 2021 after therapy with Donald for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and coaching

Don was fantastic. He is insightful, an active listener, and very easy to talk to.

Written by J.O. on Jan 23, 2021 after therapy with Donald for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, intimacy-related issues, and eating disorders

Donald is a fantastic counselor, and very easy to talk to. He was the first counselor I have ever spoken to, and I was immediate impressed by how closely he listened to and understood what I was saying.

Written by T.A. on Dec 29, 2020 after therapy with Donald for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety

Donald McRae is wonderful!

Written by S.E. on Dec 17, 2020 after therapy with Donald for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, and self esteem

Very attentive and all around great guy

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