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Heather Scarboro, LCMHC

Stress, Anxiety LGBT Trauma and abuse Grief Depression
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About me

I am a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor (NC #10893) with a Masters of Education in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from the University of North Carolina at Pembroke. I have experience in community mental health, college counseling, and private practice. My specialty areas include anxiety disorders, dissociative disorders, panic disorders, trauma, and depression.
I offer both short and long-term therapy and use a confidential, practical, and positive approach with adults dealing with issues such as:
Feeling stressed and overwhelmed
Depression and anxiety
Sexual assault/Domestic violence
My counseling approach is eclectic, systemic, holistic and humanistic. As a mindfulness-based, existentialist therapist, my goal is to provide the means and the guidance to support you in finding the internal and external resources to create the life you desire. Our work may focus on changing thoughts, feelings, and behaviors as well as taking a developmental look at where problems may have originated. Together, in a collaborative process, we will develop goals and interventions that are tailored to your unique and specific needs.
It takes courage to seek a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards a change. If you are ready to take that step I am here to support and empower you.
I look forward to working with you!

Professional experience

6yrs in practice

Additional areas of focus: Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue, Abandonment, Aging and Geriatric Issues, BDSM, Kink, Alternative Sex Culture, Blended Family Issues, Cancer, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Chronic Pain Illness and Disability, Co-morbidity, Codependency, Commitment Issues, Communication Problems, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder (DMDD), Dissociation, Divorce and Separation, Domestic Violence, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Emptiness, Expats, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Fertility Issues, First Responder Issues, Forgiveness, Gender Dysphoria, Guilt and Shame, HIV / AIDS, Hospice and End of Life Counseling, Impulsivity, Infidelity, Isolation/Loneliness, Life Purpose, Midlife Crisis, Mood Disorders, Multicultural Concerns, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Paranoia, Phobias, Post-traumatic Stress, Pregnancy and Childbirth, Prejudice and Discrimination, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Harm, Self-Love, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Sexuality, Smoking/Vaping Cessation, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Somatization, Women's Issues, Workplace Issues

Clinical approaches: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Hypnotherapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Somatic Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

License information

NC LCMHC 10893


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

Heather has provided me with support and insight that I have not experienced with other therapists. She has been amazing in helping me on my journey.

Written on Mar 14, 2023 after therapy with Heather for 3 years and 7 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, career difficulties, bipolar disorder, and compassion fatigue

In my time working with Heather, I feel I have progressed in a significant way, and have been successfully working through trauma, grief, and navigating complex times/changes in my life (like living in and moving back home from a foreign country, dealing with assault, family conflict, and difficult relationships...also during a pandemic). I so appreciated Heather's mindful, compassionate, and well-informed approach. Heather is also great at explaining complex stuff in a gentle and helpful way. Thank you so much Heather!

Written on Jan 12, 2022 after therapy with Heather for 2 years and 3 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, eating disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

Heather is the person I model much my therapeutic learning form

Written on Aug 25, 2021 after therapy with Heather for 1 year and 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

I’ve been doing therapy sessions with Heather for about three months now. I was really struggling in a third UK Lockdown and felt so trapped in my own mind and body (and home of course) but Heather helped me find the positives in little things. Do more of the small things I enjoy and allow my anxiety to be seen but pushed away. I have seen such a huge transformation in myself and I know I couldn’t have down this without her help! I feel great. Thank you Heather :)

Written on Apr 02, 2021 after therapy with Heather for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and self esteem

I think Heather's responses to our messaging are accurate. We are still in the early stages though, and if this forum equated to an in-person visit, I would suggest that we are still in the "mapping-out" stages of an introduction. Which is fine for my current needs.

I have faith that with time, I will gain valuable insight and ability to manage the issues we are discussing. Thank you

Written on Jan 30, 2021 after therapy with Heather for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, relationship issues, family conflicts, anger management, coaching, and compassion fatigue

Heather was amazing! She really guided me throughout my journey step by step.
I’m very thankful.

Written on Nov 16, 2020 after therapy with Heather for 1 year and 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, and anger management