Welcome to Better Help! My name is Rikki Bullard I am a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor (LCMHC) in the state of North Carolina and have over 12 years of experience working as a therapist. I have spent several years dedicated to working in individual counseling, specifically in the areas of depression, anxiety, relationship issues, behavioral concerns, parenting, family issues, adjustment/transitions, and trauma. I believe in helping my clients find the joy and happiness in life that they deserve and providing clients with the skills and techniques to be able to manage the ups and downs of life and live a healthier and happier life.
My approach in the counseling process is a client-centered approach. I believe in meeting the client where they are and guiding sessions based on what the clients needs are and change with the client by using reflective questions. This theoretical approach allows the counselor/therapist to apply components of several major counseling and psychological theories including, Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), Existential, Person-Centered Therapy, Reality Therapy, and other disciplines within the field of psychology and counseling to allow for maximal results upon the specific needs of the clients. Each of these approaches is well-established, researched, and respected therapies.
I will have open and honest communications with clients and provide compassionate, empathic, and sensitive counseling that is specific to the experiences of your life.
I look forward to working with you to help you get to a place of peace and happiness. Let’s take that first step together!
Additional areas of focus: Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Grief, Parenting issues, Anger management, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, Coaching, ADHD, Blended Family Issues, Body Image, Commitment Issues, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder (DMDD), Divorce and Separation, Domestic Violence, Emptiness, Family Problems, Fatherhood Issues, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Impulsivity, Infidelity, Isolation / Loneliness, Jealousy, Life Purpose, Mood Disorders, Multicultural Concerns, Personality Disorders, Phobias, Postpartum Depression, Post-traumatic Stress, Pregnancy and Childbirth, Prejudice and Discrimination, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Love, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Traumatic Brain Injury, Women's Issues, Workplace Issues, Young Adult Issues
Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Existential Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
SC LPC 9283
NC LCMHC 9016
Rikki has been a God send in my life now for over a year, and it’s been a rough year!! She helps me make sense of the crazy in my world without an ounce of judgment, pure genuine concern and compassion with just enough accountability to help me week to week handle whatever may be thrown my way. She hears past my words and sees things in ways I’m not able to in the moment. She reaches out with words of wisdom and guidance on days we don’t have sessions, but somehow at the exact time that I need to hear what she has to say. Therapy isn’t anything like the stigma it received years ago, she is a staple in my life and I am so very grateful for Better Help matching me with her :)
Written on Nov 20, 2023 after therapy with Rikki for 11 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, parenting issues, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, and adhd
Rikki is very sweet and helpful. She has helped me so much in the short amount of time I’ve been with her. She is awesome. I would recommend her to anyone.
Written on Sep 04, 2023 after therapy with Rikki for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, anger management, compassion fatigue, and adhd
For the first time in my life, I feel like someone cares. Rikki truly listens and tries to understand my struggles. She also offers suggestions and help where she can.
Written on Apr 28, 2023 after therapy with Rikki for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, sleeping disorders, and self esteem
Rikki ROCKS!!! Hands down the best therapist I have ever had. She is present, offers tools, checks in, very attentive, real and relatable. My life looks completely different in the most positive way as a result of our collaboration and her support. Rikki is truly gifted in this field.
Written on Mar 29, 2023 after therapy with Rikki for 1 year and 8 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, self esteem, coping with life changes, and adhd
I've worked with Rikki for a year and I've unlocked more positivity and potential than I thought was ever possible. Beginning with understanding my negative thoughts and feelings to doing well in job interviews and beyond! I'd recommend her to anybody looking for a soothing presence and immediately recognizable expertise.
Written on Jan 26, 2023 after therapy with Rikki for 11 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, and coping with life changes
Rikki makes me feel like she genuinely cares.
Written on Nov 22, 2022 after therapy with Rikki for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, self esteem, and anger management