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Dana Robinson

Offering therapy in NC
License: LPC
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseDepression
8 years of experience

Greeting!! I’m Valencia a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor providing services to those who seek to be the change that they want to see. I’ve been in the mental health field for over 15 years. Counseling is what I do, I love to help others help themselves get to a healthier place in life. A lot of my experience is in community work but also includes counseling in the school, hospital and home setting. I like to consider myself a student of life and try to learn something from everyone I meet. I’ve learned over the years that counseling is what you make it, and it is my attempt to give you the best experience possible. I look forward to working with you, ~Valencia, LCMHC~

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Matrice Morrison

Offering therapy in NC
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseIntimacy-related issuesCoping with life changes
5 years of experience

I am a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor with over five years of counseling experience in the state of North Carolina. For the past 10 years I have worked with the Military population aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune. My services that I have offered include Individual Counseling, Couples Counseling, Group Therapy and Psychoeducation. My area of interest include Post Traumatic Stress, Communication and Trust issues in Marital and Couples, Grief, Anxiety, Depression and Suicidal Ideations. My therapy style is compassionate, collaborative and interactive. My approach can be described as Cognitive Behavioral Theory. I am trained in the following protocol therapies to include Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Cognitive Processing Therapy and Prolonged Exposure Therapy. I also have provide preventative services in the form of resiliency training to help clients build more coping skills to deal with stress professionally and personally. I am trained in evidence-based treatment for active duty service members and veterans. And I have offered Integrative Behavioral Couples Therapy to couples of various representations. My approach can be described as holistic in services. I enjoy working with school-age children, adolescents, and adults. I am looking forward to meeting with you and accompanying you along your journey. I am aware that like meeting with any one new you have to become comfortable with opening up. Allow me to help you be the best version of you.

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Tracey Boubacar

Offering therapy in NC
License: MSW, LCSW
Relationship issuesParenting issuesAnger managementSelf esteemDepression
17 years of experience

I have been providing therapy and mental health services for over 14 years. I have a warm and nonjudgmental attitude. I am compassionate and my goal is to help you succeed and enjoy your best life. I utilize Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution Focused therapy and Motivational Interviewing, I have worked in many areas of mental health. I have worked with a variety of individuals. I feel my vast experience will help you in achieving your goals. It takes courage to embark upon this journey, I will help you improve the quality of your life. I also have a strong focus on working with people with relationship issues to improve their quality of life.

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Elizabeth Wilson

Offering therapy in NC
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsFamily conflictsSelf esteemDepression
15 years of experience

Hi there and thank you for taking the time to read my profile. I am a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor (LCMHC) and a Licensed Clinical Addiction Specialist based in Charlotte, North Carolina. I have over 15 years of experience working in MH and SA. I completed my Masters in Counseling Psychology from the University of West Alabama in 2005 and Substance Abuse Certification program from the University of North Carolina Charlotte in 2006. I use a combination of Family Systems Theory, Experiential Therapy, HumanisticTherapy and Solution Focused Therapy to help my clients achieve their goals and work towards their ultimate potential. I meet clients where they are with no judgment. Let’s face it, life’s hard. Sometimes we need help to cope with daily life stressors or major life changes.

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Matthew Beal

Offering therapy in NC
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseGriefDepression
12 years of experience

We all need quality, effective counseling at times. I consider it an honor to walk with people on their healing journey, whether that healing focuses on trauma, grief, sadness, anxiety, relationship troubles, shame, addiction, self-improvement, or a host of other problems. Whether your needs seem small or overwhelming, if you are thinking about counseling, congratulations! Every step requires courage, and I respect yours. My approach to psychotherapy is integrative, drawing from psychodynamic, positive, person-centered, existential, family systems, and cognitive behavioral approaches. I look forward working with you to identify whatever approach you find most helpful. You do not have to know anything about the different types of therapy, though. You just need a willingness to engage in the therapeutic relationship. My goal is to help you identify what human flourishing means for you and help you find and use the tools you need to move into that flourishing. I have 12 years of clinical experience, which has ranged from working in crisis counseling, outpatient therapy, and private practice and includes working with a wide array of challenges such as major mental health disorders, grief, trauma, dissatisfaction, and working toward specific goals. I also have experience in spiritually integrative psychotherapy. Religious faith can provide vital resources for healing, and it can contribute to emotional or relational difficulties. I am committed to working with you in a way that respects your faith commitments (or lack thereof), including your convictions, doubts, and questions. Additionally, I am committed to critical awareness of how systemic inequities and aspects of personal identity such as gender, race, class, ability, and sexuality can affect one's sense of well-being and relationships, including the therapeutic relationship. As a straight, cisgender, white man, I am committed to the practice of critical self-examination and to developing awareness of the systemic factors uniquely challenging to those with more marginalized identities. Whatever brings you to therapy, I look forward to connecting and building a healing relationship that develops the beauty and power of who you are and who you can be.

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Tayona Fraylon

Offering therapy in NC
Relationship issuesGriefEating disordersAnger managementDepression
5 years of experience

I am licensed in North Carolina with 4 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with relationship issues, coping with grief and loss, eating disorders, anger management and more. 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. 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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Sara Ford

Offering therapy in NC
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseSelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
25 years of experience

I am licensed in North Carolina with 25 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, & 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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Beverly Florence

Offering therapy in NC
Relationship issuesIntimacy-related issuesCoping with life changes
9 years of experience

I am licensed in North Carolina with 9 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with relationship issues, intimacy related issues, & coping with life changes. 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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Adrienne Forney

Offering therapy in NC
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseDepression
16 years of experience

Greetings! My name is Adrienne Forney I am licensed in North Carolina and South Carolina with 15 years of professional work experience. I have experience helping clients with stress and anxiety, coping with addictions (heroin, cocaine, marijuana, alcohol, prescription drugs), family conflicts, & trauma and abuse. I also have significant experience working with individuals who have been incarcerated due to various circumstances. My warm, empathetic approach to counseling helps others to reach their full potential and become stronger individuals. 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! I look forward to working with you!

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Carol Queen

Offering therapy in NC
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesSelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
4 years of experience

I am licensed in North Carolina with four years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, depression, relationship issues, anger management, & 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. Taking the first step to sign up for therapy can take courage and I am proud of you for getting started! Life can be unpredictable and can impact how a person copes with the stressors of everyday life. During chaotic times many clients have mentioned feeling overwhelmed, angry and anxious about their current situations. Regardless of the circumstances that led to someone reaching out for therapy, they took the first step toward wanting to change. Therapy can provide a safe and nonjudgmental space where you are validated and encouraged to express how you feel. My goal is to foster a strong therapeutic relationship and help you reach your personal goals. I am a dedicated and compassionate therapist with extensive experience in providing evidence-based counseling to individuals couples, groups and families. I have experience with pediatric, adult and geriatric clients and have served the military population while being a military spouse for a decade. Additionally, I have mental health experience serving as a therapist providing crisis intervention, substance abuse treatment and providing intensive family interventions. I have experience with Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), mindfulness practices, trauma informed care, and I am certified in Dialectical Behavorial Therapy (DBT). I encourage you to reach out and have a conversation. My goal is to provide culturally competent care and help individuals achieve emotional well-being and personal growth. I am a compassionate individual who believes in the power of active listening and empathy. My approach is to empower others to take control of their lives and make choices that align with their needs and values. I strive to help individuals navigate life's challenges and choices, always respecting their autonomy and unique journey.

How to find counseling in Burlington

Finding the best therapist close by in Burlington 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 Burlington. 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 Burlington, 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 Burlington 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 Burlington 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 Burlington, elsewhere in Alamance, 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 Burlington area can be found below:

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Burlington 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 Burlington 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 Burlington 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 Burlington, 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 Burlington 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 Burlington 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 Burlington 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 Burlington 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 Burlington 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 27217 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 Burlington 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 Burlington 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 Burlington, 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.

Burlington 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.

Stay up to date with the leading online counseling platform

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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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Below are some of the zip codes served by BetterHelp therapists in Burlington:

27215, 27216, 27217

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