Black Mountain is a beautiful vacation destination for many across the United States. Having the privilege of living in this small town means days full of beautiful weather, amazing views, and fulfilling relationships. But, if you're one of the millions of people across the United States struggling with mental wellness issues, enjoying all that Black Mountain has to offer may be difficult to do.

Reach out to a mental health professional today if you find yourself struggling to enjoy life because of relationship issues, loss, trauma, or mental illness. A qualified therapist or counselor will provide you with the support you need to get back on your feet and enjoying life again.

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Janet Mutahangarwa

Offering therapy in NC
License: MSW,LCSW
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesParenting issuesSelf esteemDepression
10 years of experience

My name is Janet Mutahangarwa and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in the State of North Carolina. I have over 10 years of experience in mental health services and behavioral issues. I treat individuals from diverse backgrounds. I also hold a degree in finance which sometimes comes handy when helping those who are stressed due to financial needs. My approach is treating the whole person because most of the time our problems are the outcome of more than just one thing and when I get to know you as a whole person I am able to address different issues that could be contributing to that one specific problem. We all experience some difficulties in our lives sometimes and we all cope differently. What works for one person/couple who are experiencing a similar situation may not work for another and so I personalize your treatment to fit you. Being in therapy is like being on a journey, and I make sure you are on the driver’s seat and I become your great working GPS, guiding you to your desired destination. We might have to take a detour on the way but together we will get you where you want to be. Among the treatment modalities I use are: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) - Motivational Interviewing, Mindfulness, Positive Parenting, Contingency Management...

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Kathryn Falbo-Woodson

Offering therapy in NC
License: MSW,LCSW
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesGriefDepressionCompassion fatigue
10 years of experience

My name is Kathryn Falbo-Woodson, MSW, LSCW, and I am a licensed clinical social worker (LCSW) in NC with more than 15 years of experience in the mental health field. I have an undergraduate degree in psychology (BA) and a Master's in Social Work (MSW). I have volunteered in different capacities with local nonprofit organizations, supporting social justice and suicide prevention efforts. My background includes extensive experience understanding hope and resiliency and treating stress-related disorders, such as trauma, relationship distress, anxiety and depression. Many times these conditions go hand-in-hand with other medical conditions (i.e., autoimmune disorders, cancer, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, neurological disorders, etc.) or life stages (i.e., career changes, caregiving, death/dying, divorce/separation, empty nest, retirement, etc.). I also work with individuals in "health coaching" capacities, such as developing effective strategies to enhance well-being, including improved sleep, weight loss, stress reduction, and pain management. I work from a compassion-oriented framework to foster holistic healing. Our work will be grounded in safety and hope. Many clients tell me I make them feel very at home and comfortable as if we've known each other for a very long time even upon our first meeting together. I recognize that asking for help is a difficult first step in your healing process and I am honored to walk alongside you on this journey.

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Yvette Spears

Offering therapy in NC
License: MA,LMFT
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseCoping with life changes
9 years of experience

I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in North Carolina, with over 9 years of experience working with a diverse group of clients. My primary experience is working with Combat Veterans, Survivors of Military Sexual Trauma, and their families coping with stressors after deployment or discharge from services. This can include challenges of PTSD, Depression, Anxiety, substance use, and relationship issues . I have helped families gain healthy effective communication to improve co-parenting and blended family dynamics. Working with couples to improve dialogue and set reasonable expectations for a successful relationship through the use of Gottman method and Emotionally Focused Therapy. My counseling style is collaborative with a focus on being compassionately accountable with my clients, meaning I will be curious, respectful, and challenging with others to assist them in their recovery or treatment needs while assuring that all tools needed to cope are available. I have an eclectic approach that combines influences from Attachment styles in Family of Origin, Cognitive Behavioral, and Experiential Therapy models like Internal Family Systems to explore the primary needs of clients. I specialize in treatment for people coping with life transitions and issues of readjustment. Life can be challenging and often we seek someone to work with collaboratively to guide through difficult or new experiences to alleviate the stress of the unknown while being somewhat autonomous to know that we still achieved this through our own efforts. My goal is always to insure that my clients feel empowered in the choices they make in achieving goals for their mental health.

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Sandra Sargent

Offering therapy in NC
License: LCSW
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseAnger managementSelf esteemDepression
12 years of experience

Hello and welcome to Better Help Counseling Services. My name is Sandra Sargent and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker . I have 12 years of experience as a clinical therapist and over 30 years of experience in the Human Service field. I have travelled extensively as a military spouse and have had the opportunity to work with a diverse population. I have worked with all ages from infancy through the end of life. My undergraduate degree is in Human Services and my Master's Degree is in Social Work specializing in working with adults, children, and families. My life journey has taken me in a myriad of directions from providing counseling and parenting classes to families, working within the foster care and adoption system, directing a teen pregnancy center in a high school, working as a clinical social worker with hospice and palliative care, and for the past 12 years working as a therapist with the Department of Defense assisting soldiers and their families with behavioral health issues. I have experience working with anxiety, depression, post-traumatic stress, self-esteem, and stage of life adjustments. The therapies I use include: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) Motivational Interviewing (MI) Exposure Therapy Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) Mindfulness Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT) Solution Focused Therapy

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Twyla Peterson Wilson

Offering therapy in NC
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsTrauma and abuseBipolar disorderDepression
40 years of experience

I am licensed in North Carolina with over 30 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with gender-responsive, trauma-informed addiction treatment, trauma and abuse, anxiety, & motivation, self esteem, and confidence. It is very important to me that my clients feel safe and supported, and to create an 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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Frantica Hardaway

Offering therapy in NC
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsAnger managementCareer difficultiesDepression
7 years of experience

I am licensed in North Carolina and New York with 7 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with depression, stress, anxiety, anger management, and those who experience a loss of motivation, self-esteem, and confidence. 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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Michelle Stroebel

Offering therapy in NC
Stress, AnxietyLGBTSelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
5 years of experience

Hi! You have made the first step on a new journey and I am here to support you in that process. I know talking to a stranger can be a bit unnerving. So, let me introduce myself. I'm Michelle Stroebel (they/she). I have been practicing as a counselor for over five years now and in the mental health field for about 25 years. My journey started when I received my Bachelor of Arts in Human Services from Gardner Webb University. During that time, I worked in multiple roles in mental health, ranging from direct care to supervisory and even in state Medicaid policy and administration. I later earned my Master of Arts in Counseling from Montreat College. I have also returned to school can am currently working on a Doctor of Behavioral Health. I have worked as a psychotherapist both online and in private practice. I also provide consultation and training on brain health. I have experience working with people struggling with anxiety, trauma, depression, executive function dysfunction, and life stressors. I am a proud member of the LGBTQ community. I believe that everyone deserves to be loved and understood. I am passionate about helping others heal, and my therapeutic approach consists of mindfulness, energy healing, person-centered, solution-focused, and strengths-based therapies. I am a reiki practitioner with a heavy focus on energy and the brain-body connection. However, I meet the needs of clients on an individual, case-by-case basis. I'm looking forward to sharing this journey with you. Specialties Stress, Anxiety, Depression, Executive Dysfunction, and Transgender experiences. Also experienced in: LGBTQ, Trauma, Self-esteem, Career difficulties, Coping with life changes, Coaching, ADHD, Self-love, and Autism Spectrum. Clinical approaches: Trauma-informed, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Client-Centered Therapy, Third and Fourth Waive Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy, Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) and Somatic Therapy.

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DeShala Hunt

Offering therapy in NC
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsAnger managementDepression
5 years of experience

I am licensed in North Carolina with 3 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, & parenting issues. I am currently trained in level 3 Gottman Method and have done much research in working with couples. Positive parenting, ADHD parent support, and healing from traumatic experiences are a few other areas of expertise. 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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Dr. Sybil M Curry

Offering therapy in NC
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesDepressionCoping with life changesCoaching
30 years of experience

I am licensed in Michigan and North Carolina with 30 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, depression, & coping with life changes. 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 seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I am here to support you in that process.

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Yasheka Robinson

Offering therapy in NC
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseIntimacy-related issuesSelf esteemDepression
3 years of experience

I am licensed in North Carolina and South Carolina, with 3 years of professional work experience as a therapist. I have over 19 years of experience in the field of social services working in child protective services as an investigator, working with active duty regarding military sexual trauma and with Veterans with varying mental health needs. I have experience in helping clients work through and process trauma (sexual and combat trauma), stress and anxiety, intimacy related issues, & motivation, self-esteem, and confidence. I work with my clients to create an open, safe and brave space where thoughts and feelings may 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.

How to find counseling in Black Mountain

Finding the best therapist close by in Black Mountain can feel challenging, but know that once you narrow your search for a counselor serving your area, you can find a therapist in your city that is accepting new clients and fits your goals. Whether you're struggling with depression, anxiety, marriage, family issues, or other emotional challenges, feel proud that you have begun your search to find the mental health care services that work best for you in order to begin your personal journey towards emotional healing.

Understanding the type of therapy you'd like to search for is crucial before finding a therapist or psychologist in Black Mountain. Perhaps you're interested in narrowing your search for a psychotherapist that can offer psychodynamic, cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), talk therapy, provide group therapy, marriage and family therapy for individuals or couples, or couples therapy. Each type of therapy can offer various benefits and address or treat different disorders. If you're still unsure or are new to counseling in Black Mountain, feel free to contact the provider via email to find out which methods they practice.

It is also important to understand that mental health professionals in the United States are accredited to provide care, helping individuals and couples, with a variety of licenses. These include licensed marriage and family therapist (LMFT), licensed clinical social worker (LCSW), and clinical psychologist or doctor of psychology (PsyD). Regardless of their licensure, they are trained to treat individuals and couples counseling, and sometimes children, in any type of therapy. Find a therapist under any of these distinctions and know that the sessions they offer can provide a safe place to heal.

Mental health professionals working through their own in- person therapy practice in Black Mountain or online may assist clients in improving healthy relationships, communication skills, working through life transitions, managing a mood disorder, improving coping skills, or change in negative thinking patterns. They may also provide a safe place and validation for clients experiencing emotional pain. Verified providers can provide licensed marriage and couples therapy, tailor to individual needs, and create a therapeutic relationship as a National Certified Counselor.

There are all kinds of therapists working with clients today across the United States and in the greater Black Mountain area in different types of therapy, including:

  • CBT
  • DBT
  • Substance use therapy
  • Couples therapy

When you're ready to start your search and find therapists, have in mind what type of therapy you'd like your provider to be most experienced with and choose an experienced provider with a practice located near you in the city of Black Mountain, elsewhere in Buncombe, or in the greater state of North Carolina.

Frequently asked questions (FAQs)

Some other commonly asked questions on therapy with a licensed counselor and BetterHelp serving the Black Mountain area can be found below:

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Black Mountain therapist?

The average price of an in-person therapy session in the US is $100 to $200 per hour. These prices may be higher in Black Mountain due to a higher cost of living. The price also depends on the type of provider you are looking for. See the following average prices for various mental health providers without insurance:

  • Counseling with a psychiatrist: $150-$500
  • Counseling with therapists: $100-300
  • Therapy with a psychologist: $100

While many psychologists in Black Mountain may not take health insurance, some in the state of North Carolina may work on a sliding scale, meaning they'll factor in your income and charge what you can afford per session. With BetterHelp or clinicians throughout the state of North Carolina you can expect significantly more affordable options, with sessions ranging from $65 to $100 per week (billed every four weeks).

How is a licensed therapist on this online therapy platform verified?

Therapists in Black Mountain, North Carolina working on BetterHelp are licensed, trained, experienced, and accredited as a doctor of psychology (PhD / PsyD), licensed marriage and family therapists (LMFT), licensed clinical social worker (LCSW / LICSW), or licensed professional counselors (LPC). All of these psychology clinicians have a Masters Degree or a Doctorate Degree in their field of psychology sciences, and follow the APA Code of Ethics. They have been qualified and certified by their state's professional board after successfully completing the necessary education, exams, training and practice with a patient, and extensive experience in a healthcare clinic or treatment centers, in order to become a mental health provider. While their lived experience, expertise, careers, and background vary, they all possess at least 3 years and 1,000 hours of hands-on experience with adult and sometimes teen patients, and have the necessary therapist credentials to provide a safe space for long lasting emotional healing in therapy. 

Please note BetterHelp does not offer or provide care from psychiatrists to prescribe a drug as treatment, or perform psychological assessments.

How does working with a counselor in BetterHelp online therapy sessions work?

BetterHelp clinicians treat clients online across the United States (individuals and couples) through life transitions, inner child exploration, long term depression or anxiety, and more. An online mental health professional, including the therapists in Black Mountain above, can work with young adults, children, adolescents, and adults virtually as an accredited licensed clinical social worker (LCSW) or licensed marriage and family therapist (LMFT). You do not have to commute to a an office as a psychotherapy client.

Through BetterHelp therapy, you can partake in video, phone, or live chat therapy sessions with your licensed therapist. You can work through various symptoms, use the in app journaling feature, and receive worksheets. You'll also find support groups or group therapy lead by a therapist in Black Mountain helping individuals on topics including managing life transitions, symptoms affecting sexual health, behavioral health, coping skills for anxiety or depression, trauma, stress, marriage counseling, and more. 

What mental health issues can psychotherapy address?

BetterHelp's verified Black Mountain therapists specialize and have clinical experience in a wide range of mental health issues and modalities, helping clients to feel better and improve their lives every day. See below for examples.

Specialties on BetterHelp include:

You may also be struggling with relationship problems that could be addressed in couples therapy or with a sex therapist. In that case, you may choose to work with one of BetterHelp's experienced cognitive-behavioral therapists or licensed marriage family therapists (LMFT) who work with clients in relationships. You can also try a Black Mountain therapy provider through BetterHelp's sister platform, ReGain, which is dedicated to couples and spouses worldwide. 

How do I know if online counseling is right for my family?

One of the potentially rewarding aspects of working with a therapist is the validation and active listening they can provide. Your friends and loved ones may also be available to listen, but you may feel that they may lack the skills to provide objective guidance. Counselors are trained to respond to various concerns, symptoms, and mental health conditions.

A psychologist in your city can support you toward a healthier emotional state, regardless of your mental health, life concerns, or healing needs. While supporting individuals in developing healthier habits, another good benefit of therapy is having an understanding, safe space with a non-judgmental party who can support you through challenging experiences.

Many people have sensitive topics that they may feel ashamed to discuss with their friends or partner. A Black Mountain therapist can help you confront these concerns and open up through unique methods of support. There are also many types of therapy, such as art therapy, where you may find you can express yourself through creativity instead of words.

With a lot of people in NC, providers may be booked out with clients. Through the list of profiles above and others within BetterHelp's team, you may be able to find a psychologist within 24 to 48 hours. If you're searching to find a a nearby psychotherapist close to 28711 or the surrounding zip codes, consider others available through the BetterHelp site. No matter if you are seeking help in your area or beyond, online therapy can be a great option.

How should I prepare for my first therapy session with a Black Mountain counselor?

Before seeing your therapist, prep for your session by reading to understand the therapy process. You might write a list of questions you want to ask your psychotherapist, any emotional pain you may feel, and the ways in which you hope to improve. When you attend your session, let them know if you have any concerns about therapy or feel unsure about what to talk about. They may help guide you with open-ended therapeutic questions. The first session will often serve as an intake to get to know you as a person and learn why you're attending therapy.

Should I find a therapist or psychologist if I feel fine? 

Some simply don't feel the need to see a psychologist. However, some people may avoid attending therapy due to stigma or preconceived notions of what therapy entails. Although psychologists often support people with mental health conditions, 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 feedback and advice. A Black Mountain licensed clinical social worker may help you gain power over your life and emotions while you navigate day-to-day experiences.

Gaining a new perspective on yourself through various therapies might allow you to improve your self-esteem, work through relationships, and gain a better sense of your mental health goals. The success you may find through therapy can be dependent on your process.

People may also attend therapy for specific motives, such as bullying, an autism diagnosis, a desire to learn mindfulness meditation, personality concerns, trouble with office workers, specific phobias, and many other principles.

Is mental health care and therapy worth it? 

Therapy is effective and has the power to change individuals' lives. Each client is at a different stage of their emotional healing journey in life, as each human can be unique in their personality, expression, skills, and goals. A psychologist can target various symptoms, experiences, and personalities to help you feel your best and put you on the path to healing. Unlike advice from a friend, family, or non-professional, a mental health professional has an understanding of various disorders like ADHD and depression with many hours of experience in treating adults in their practice. For this reason, seeing an evidence based psychologist in Black Mountain, North Carolina can be worth it. Over 41 million adults in the US attend therapy services each year, showing it's a popular option and is proven to be effective.

Black Mountain has many clinicians who practice person or client-centered individual therapy in-person and through online therapy to assist clients in their healing journey. If you opt into online therapy, you might also be able to meet with providers all over the United States and change therapists easily at any time. Many people struggling with anxiety and depression, substance abuse, body image issues, and more find therapists that are a good fit for them, feel supported, and gain further insight into their lives through internet-based therapy.

Do therapists judge you in therapy sessions?

The boundaries between you and a therapist are in place to help you and them regarding ethical concerns. Mental health professionals are held by ethical standards through the American Psychological Association (APA) and are not allowed to judge or harm their clients. If you are concerned about sharing details about yourself, feel free to withhold personal information. Their job in the therapeutic relationship is to create a safe place, help you gain a deeper understanding of your mental health, and support you. You might consider changing counselors if you don't feel safe or respected.

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Take some time today to learn more about the team of therapists at BetterHelp to understand the services available to you clearly. If you are new to therapy or have any questions about the services and terms, please reach out through the contact page or send an email to

If you’re ready to sign up for online therapy, consider signing up with a platform like BetterHelp and get matched within 24 to 48 hours.

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:

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