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Dr. Jennifer Deaton, LCMHC

Stress, Anxiety LGBTQ+ Family conflicts Trauma, Abuse Parenting issues
Video Phone Live Chat Messaging

About me

I am a licensed clinical mental health counselor (LCMHC) in North Carolina with a Ph.D. in Counselor Education. My background is working with couples and families experiencing life changes and transitions. These transitions and changes may include (but not limited to) grief and loss, interrelationship issues, depression, and anxiety. Through this work, I am able to work on an individual basis or collaborate with other family members to support practices of open and emotion-focused communication.

My work with clients begins with developing a working relationship together so that we may collaborate and meet your goals. You know you best. I am simply here to support navigating hardship, redirecting difficult thoughts and feelings, and guide healthy lifestyle changes. But the working relationship must come first. In this process, I have found my clients are most successful when we work together on a reoccurring basis. This is your time set aside to work on the most important person in your life - you.

Finding a counselor that is the right fit can be a hard process but it is essential to create change and support your goals. Let's start there and work together. Looking forward to hearing from you!

*Please note that my name has changed to Jennifer McAvoy on my license but prefer to maintain Jennifer Deaton professionally. Although, my clients are welcome to call me Jen.

Professional experience

9yrs in practice
Stress, Anxiety LGBTQ+ Family conflicts Trauma, Abuse Parenting issues

Additional areas of focus: Relationship issues, Grief, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Depression, Coping with life changes, Coaching, Compassion fatigue

Services offered

Live Chat

License information

NC LCMHC 11708


These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Dr. Jennifer Deaton. 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.

Dr. Deaton has helped me tremendously over the past year!

Written on Jan 12, 2023 after therapy with Jennifer for 2 years and 9 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, and coping with life changes

I love working with Jennifer. I feel as though she really understands where I am coming from and steers me in the right direction. There’s always great advice in ways I wouldn’t normally predict.

Written on Mar 30, 2020 after therapy with Jennifer for 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, grief, self esteem, coping with life changes, and coaching