Getting mental health care can help you learn to overcome your challenges and meet your goals. If you’re looking for psychotherapy in North Carolina, consider online therapy. While there may be mental health clinics and independent practices in the state, it can be challenging to find in-person treatment. An online therapy platform like BetterHelp can help you overcome barriers like a lack of in-network providers or transportation challenges.

With BetterHelp, you can work with a mental health professional who will guide you through the counseling process from the comfort of your home at a time that works for you. While BetterHelp does not currently offer treatment to children or adolescents, experienced providers are familiar with various treatment modalities that provide individual therapy to young adults, middle-aged people, and seniors. 

Therapy can help you overcome a number of challenges, including improving low self-esteem, learning healthy coping skills, navigating family conflicts, or undertaking self-exploration. If you’re looking for a therapist, NC has many telehealth services available. The providers below are licensed to provide therapy across North Carolina and can help you take steps toward living your best life.

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Linda Burbank

Offering therapy in North Carolina
License: LCSW
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsParenting issuesDepression
30 years of experience

I am licensed in North Carolina with 30 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, & parenting issues. I believe that you are the expert of your story and that you have many strengths that will assist you in overcoming things that challenge you. It takes courage to seek out a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards a change. I am here to support & empower you in that journey.

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Sarita Favers

Offering therapy in North Carolina
License: MA,LCMHC,LCAS-A
Stress, AnxietyAnger managementSelf esteemDepressionCoaching
15 years of experience

Results-oriented, compassionate, and behaviorally focused are strengths that I use to ensure the continuity of care for the population in which I work with. With a great background in a wide arrangement of mental health populations and disorders, my career has developed into being a well rounded clinician. The many areas that I have worked under the umbrella of mental health management include schizophrenia, depression, anxiety, eating disorders, substance abuse, explosive disruptive behaviors and anger management. I have worked with both victims and abusers, as well as provided crisis interventions to those presenting as suicidal. My experiences has lead me to provide services to adults, children and adolescents, both within the community and treatment facilities. This has given me a keen insight into handling such situations by analyzing all angles, and making critical decisions. During the course of a career spanning over ten years, I have attained much experience in crises management in post-traumatic situations and criminal behavioral management. I have obtained full licensure of LPC, and have obtained my LCAS-Associate licensure. Ensuring individuals recognize problems, understand triggers and modify their behaviors is my prime focus with every person served. I believe in modeling the motivational interviewing style, to ensure each individual feels they are part of their treatment. I believe in maintaining meaningful relationships with the population served, as well as healthcare providers, so that the effectiveness of both types of medical intervention programs is optimal. To enhance my skills and knowledge, I am continuing my education by ascertaining a PhD in Forensic Psychology.

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Dr. Brian Esterling

Offering therapy in North Carolina
License: MBA,PhD
Stress, AnxietySelf esteemCareer difficultiesDepressionCoaching
30 years of experience

Hello! My name is Brian and I am a Licensed Psychologist with over 30 years of experience in the field. I began my career on the faculty at Duke University Medical Center in Durham, NC where I saw clients and supervised psychiatric interns completing their outpatient rotations. I have also served as the Clinical Director for a national managed care organization, where I was responsible for monitoring and ensuring best practice treatment planning and therapeutic techniques from over 5,000 practitioners across the United States in a wide range of therapeutic settings including inpatient hospitalization, partial and intensive outpatient care, and outpatient settings. I am currently serving as the Chair of the Graduate Psychology program at a major online university in Florida. Clinically, I work with clients affected by depression, anxiety, self-esteem/motivation, and career challenges. Originally from the mid-west, I currently reside in south Florida. I received my undergraduate degree in Psychology and Biochemisty from Rutgers College in New Brunswick, NJ and my Doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology from the University of Miami in Coral Gables, FL. I also returned to school following my Doctoral degree to obtain an MBA from Pfeiffer University in Charlotte, NC as I am also interested in looking at financial models that promote greater quality of care in behavioral health settings. My approach to therapy is both client-centered and solution-oriented. I strongly believe that clients are the experts of their lives and can be empowered to make changes that allow them to reach their goals. I assist clients in identifying areas of focus (i.e., a roadmap to what they want to achieve in therapy) as well as the steps necessary to take to make the positive changes that they desire. This is accomplished through Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and mindfulness techniques where I assist clients in exploring relationships among their thoughts, feelings, and behaviors that may be contributing to barriers to their short- and long-term goals, ultimately creating a path to positive outcomes. Outside of my work, I am a competitive rower and devoted father of two wonderful children. I enjoy spending time with my wife and children, traveling, home improvement projects and restoring and maintaining my classic sports car.

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Melanie Brinson

Offering therapy in North Carolina
License: LCMHC
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseParenting issuesSelf esteemDepression
7 years of experience

I am a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor licensed in the state of NC with over 7 years of experience working as a therapist. I have worked with clients with a wide range of ages and concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting problems, OCD, trauma related disorders, low self-esteem, motivation issues, adjustment disorders, and ADHD. The majority of my experience has been with children, teens, and young adults. I enjoy working with the youth of today to help secure a strong solid future for tomorrow. My counseling style is warm and accepting. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. My approach combines cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), motivational interviewing, mindfulness, and solution focused therapy. I have a strong appreciation for art and understand the power of art in therapy. I believe that through a strong therapeutic relationship change can occur. I will focus my energy in allowing you to feel heard, cared for, and understood. This will allow you to unlock your true desires and ideas for your next steps. Your future is yours and you will be the author of your story. My role is to help you to embrace your strengths, work with your weaknesses, and help you to reach your own goals. I look forward to helping you reach your goals!

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Latoyia Miller

Offering therapy in North Carolina
License: LCMHC,LCAS-A
Stress, AnxietyAnger managementSelf esteemDepressionADHD
11 years of experience

I received my Masters of Science in Rehabilitation Counseling, in May 2007, from Winston-Salem State University in North Carolina and my BA degree in Psychology in May 2004 from Bennett College for Women. I am fully licensed as a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor in North Carolina and provisionally licensed in substance abuse counseling. I have over 17 years of experience in the mental health substance use field. I provided services such as but not limited to: Intensive In-Home therapy, outpatient therapy, substance use treatment, group therapy, school-based therapy, emergency room behavioral health assessor, hospital inpatient therapy, family therapy, adult and children care manager, Autism Spectrum therapy, etc. I offer therapeutic mental health and substance use services to children, adults, elderly, and families that spread across the continuum of mental health, IDD and substance use treatment services. It is my ethical and moral duty to provide you with services that are person centered and goal oriented. We work as a team together. Therefore, fostering a positive and thriving therapeutic relationship. It is one of my goals to facilitate an environment that is conducive for you to feel welcomed and comfortable.

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Patricia Greer

Offering therapy in North Carolina
License: MSW,LCSW,LCAS
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsTrauma and abuseGriefDepression
18 years of experience

Feeling stressed, anxious, confused, bored, lonely, sad or down? Struggling with an addiction? Over the years I have helped many people work through these issues to empower them to improve and enjoy a better quality of life. I know firsthand how it may feel vulnerable and unsettling to reach out and ask for help with therapy. However, I firmly believe we all deserve the opportunity to improve ourselves. I am a LCSW and LCAS, a skilled and accomplished Behavior Health Therapist with integrity, empathy and compassion specializing in the treatment of co-occurring Mental Health and Substance Use Disorders to empower clients and their families to improve their quality of life. Since 2005 I have worked with clients of all ethnic and demographic background. I am experienced with multiple treatment modalities to help individuals and families with various issues, including effective communication, practical coping skills, major traumas and losses, grief, depression, anxiety, anger management/healthy relationships, alcohol/drugs, lifestyle adjustments, and parenting. My goal and hope are to help people find their own voice with assertiveness skills and become comfortable in their own skin to live a better and more fulfilling life. I look forward to working with you!

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Dr. Jerlinda Anderson

Offering therapy in North Carolina
Stress, AnxietyFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseParenting issuesDepression
10 years of experience

I am a registered yoga teacher, registered play therapist and a licensed clinical mental health counselor in North and South Carolina & Georgia with 10 years of professional work experience. In addition I am a trained Trauma Focused CBT therapist. I have experience in helping clients with family conflicts, trauma and abuse, & sleeping disorders. I also have experience working with parenting issues. I work with my clients to create an open and safe environment where thoughts and feelings can be shared without fear of judgment. It takes courage to seek out a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards a change. I am here to support & empower you in that journey.

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Martha Cobb

Offering therapy in North Carolina
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseGriefIntimacy-related issuesDepression
24 years of experience

I am licensed in North Carolina with 24 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, trauma and abuse, intimacy related issues, & anger management. I work with my clients to create an open and safe environment where thoughts and feelings can be shared without fear of judgment. Taking the first step to sign up for therapy can take courage and I am proud of you for getting started!

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LaToya Sutton

Offering therapy in North Carolina
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsSelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
8 years of experience

I am licensed in Virginia with 8 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, coping with addictions, motivation, self esteem, and confidence, & depression. I work with my clients to create an open and safe environment where thoughts and feelings can be shared without fear of judgment. Taking the first step to seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I am here to support you in that process.

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Angela Anderson

Offering therapy in North Carolina
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseSelf esteemDepression
4 years of experience

I am licensed in Texas and North Carolina with 4 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, motivation, self esteem, and confidence. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. Taking the first step to sign up for therapy can take courage and I am proud of you for getting started! I look forward to working with you to help you get to where you want to be and become the person you were born to be.

How can therapists in North Carolina support you?

Therapists in North Carolina can practice many types of counseling, from marriage and family therapy to cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) and dialectical behavior therapy (DBT). They may also assist you with symptoms of depression, stress, or anxiety.

Therapists may help you set and achieve career goals, work on current issues you may be facing, or address your past. Over 5,736,457 people live in North Carolina, and one out of five Americans has a mental health condition. Searching for licensed professionals in North Carolina may help you find mental health support for personal growth, anxiety disorders, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and other mental health concerns. You do not need a mental health diagnosis to seek support from one of BetterHelp's licensed providers above.  

The mental health field can include psychiatric medication management, online therapy, marriage counseling, couples therapy, clinical social work, licensed counseling, and other mental health services in person and online. Seeing a licensed provider can help you navigate mental health conditions and life circumstances through mindfulness and other specialized techniques.

Please note that BetterHelp does not offer diagnostic or medication management services.

Why are many residents in the state of North Carolina working with a licensed counselor?

People reach out for mental health support for a variety of reasons. Many individuals work with a counselor for general life advice, while others may attend therapy for a specific concern. Whether you live in a large city or a smaller county in North Carolina, BetterHelp can match you with a licensed professional tailored to your preferences noted when you sign up.

Mental health counselors in North Carolina support clients with varying issues, which can include:

  • Challenging situations or life stressors
  • Eating disorders
  • Anxiety disorders
  • Depression or depressive conditions
  • Adjustment issues
  • Emotional support for a terminal illness
  • Chronic pain emotional support
  • Grief
  • Personality disorders
  • Trauma
  • Relationship conflicts and concerns

Finding a therapist that takes new clients in online therapy can be the first step in finding a treatment plan that works for you. Your therapist can provide a safe space for you to focus on self-care and well-being.

If you're interested in speaking to one of the therapists above or being matched with a counselor in 24 to 48 hours, consider signing up for BetterHelp. BetterHelp has over 35,000 providers, including those listed above.

Emergency services

If you are experiencing a crisis or emergency, don't use this site's online services. If you are in life-threatening danger, call 911. If you require support for a crisis, reach out to the hotlines below:

Frequently asked questions (FAQs)

Some commonly asked questions can be found below.

How much does a therapist cost?

Mental health professionals can differ in price. Forbes found that the average cost of in-person therapy in the US is around $100 to $200 per hour. Pricing can also vary based on your location. 

BetterHelp offers payment plans of $60 to $90 per session, charged monthly in a lump sum. You can also take advantage of this pricing on one of BetterHelp's sister platforms, like ReGain for couples or TeenCounseling for teens aged 13 to 19.

Many therapists may be upfront about their pricing and whether or not they take health insurance from the beginning. Additionally, some in your area may offer a sliding scale plan to allow those with lower incomes to pay less for therapy. However, services online can often save individuals a few hundred dollars per month.

How do I know if I should get a therapist?

Mental health services and mental health providers may help you navigate various concerns. You do not need a diagnosis or condition to attend therapy; You can discuss grief, relationship concerns, stress, or life changes and ask for general advice. A counselor may help you gain power over your life and emotions while you navigate day-to-day experiences.

Mental health issues don't always present as a crisis. Many professionals provide talk therapy and support for life transitions, skills learning, relationship problems, or life coaching. Online therapy sessions in North Carolina can allow clients seeking therapy to experience professional help through video, phone, or live chat sessions without commuting to an office.

Does insurance cover therapy?

Different counseling services can vary in cost. Therapists must apply to accept insurance through insurance companies, which may take time and money, so not every therapist offers services through insurance. If you cannot find a therapist that accepts your plan, BetterHelp may be cheaper than visiting an in-person therapist.

Is online therapy safe?

Online therapy through BetterHelp and its sister platforms is safe. Therapists are licensed, experienced, and vetted before being contracted with the platform. If you experience any concerns with your therapist, you change your counselor through the platform or app at any time.

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