Starr Baldwin


About Me

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in North Carolina with over 25 years experience in counseling. I have worked with individuals with a vast array of concerns including anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, ADHD, OCD, specific phobias, dementia, schizophrenia, PTSD, all types of abuse, relationship issues and parenting issues. I have had the opportunity to work in a variety of settings and have been able to develop therapeutic relationships with clients in multiple developmental stages.

My theoretical orientation is Cognitive Behavioral, meaning that I believe that our emotions and behaviors are often caused or derived by one's thoughts. Once a client identifies a displeasing behavior, changing one's thoughts can assist with changing one's feelings and behaviors that follow. I also utilize Solution-focused Therapy, whereby counseling is goal-oriented and focused on the present and future circumstances. However, I always have a unique approach with each client because I individualize my approach based on one's needs.

My counseling style is inviting and comforting. I have a nonjudgmental compassionate nature. I strongly value the quality of relationships with others and naturally place a tremendous emphasis on the professional relationship in the therapeutic setting. I hold a strength-based perspective whereby I focus on the client's viewpoint and believe that the client holds the key to his/her progress, whereby my role is to appropriately facilitate that progress. Trust and safety are important factors in the therapeutic process since they allow the disclosure and effort necessary for the change process to begin. Change is not easy. It requires ongoing participation through the willingness to practice thought and lifestyle modification that often feels uncomfortable at first. However, clients are never expected to do anything in counseling that is not reached by mutual agreement. This is a process of working together toward the attainment of your goals, not my goals. You are the key and I'm simply the facilitator. I'm confident that we can become a strong team and I look forward to working with you!


  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Depression
  • Coping with life changes
  • ADHD
Also experienced in:
Family conflicts , Trauma and abuse , Grief , Sleeping disorders , Parenting issues , Anger management , Self esteem , Communication Problems , Control Issues , Family of Origin Issues , Impulsivity , Life Purpose , Read more...
Years of Experience: 26

Services Offered

  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video


LPC #3512 (Expires: 2021-06-01)


Written by C.H. on Sep 12, 2020 after counseling with Starr for 2 weeks

Starr is very understanding and offers excellent suggestions for specific issues ... most importantly she listens to you

Written by E.I. on Jun 16, 2020 after counseling with Starr for 1 year and 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, parenting issues, self esteem, and bipolar disorder

Starr is wonderful. Have recommended her to several people.

Written by D.U. on Mar 12, 2020 after counseling with Starr for 6 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, sleeping disorders, self esteem, and adhd

She is freaking awesome

Written by C.A. on Sep 24, 2019 after counseling with Starr for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, self esteem, and anger management

I've only been working with Starr for a few weeks, but it's really nice to have someone there to listen to what's going on in your life and know they aren't judging you. I feel comfortable talking to her and knowing she is actively listening to me and helping me through what's going on.

Written by L.I. on Jan 19, 2019 after counseling with Starr for 4 months

I enjoy my sessions;I feel that I am learning to accept situations easier. I enjoy talking to Starr about anything I wish to discuss and feeling that she cares.

Written by K.A. on Oct 04, 2018 after counseling with Starr for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, and bipolar disorder

She is so kind and amazing to talk with! Compassionate is a perfect way to describe her!