Carrboro is a family town in Orange County, North Carolina that is home to over 21,000 people. Some of the people in the town suffer from mental health conditions like depression and anxiety disorders. Luckily, Carrboro has some of the best mental health providers in the country. 

Depression can cause memory loss, confusion, lack of energy, and isolation while anxiety disorders are known for chronic worry, inability to sleep, and panic attacks. If you have any of these or other mental health symptoms, you should make an appointment to speak to one of the Carrboro therapists right away.

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Jennifer Quagliariello

Offering therapy in NC
License: LCSW
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseDepressionCoping with life changes
10 years of experience

Hi! My name is Jen and I'm a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with ten years of experience providing Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Cognitive Processing Therapy, Solution-Focused Brief Therapy, and Motivational Interviewing. As your therapist, it is my goal to provide a safe, nonjudgmental space to facilitate your own healing, self-discovery, and personal growth. It is important to recognize that clients are the expert of their own lives, and I honor and respect their beliefs, values, and goals. I have specialized training in Cognitive Processing Therapy for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, and working with survivors of abuse, rape, domestic violence, and emotional abuse. I also have experiencing working with individuals who are experiencing depression, anxiety, relationship issues, stress, anger, and self-esteem. I received my Master's in Social Work degree from the University of North Carolina Wilmington. My background includes work in community mental health, private practice, and hospital social work. I'm looking forward to working with you!

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Kelsey Crowe

Offering therapy in NC
License: MSW,LCSW,LCAS
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsLGBTSelf esteemCoping with life changes
14 years of experience

I am a licensed psychotherapist with a decade of experience in the field. I've been told that I am easy to relate to, empathetic, and engaged. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including substance use, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting problems, career challenges, OCD and ADHD. I also helped many people who have experienced physical trauma or emotional abuse. My counseling style is warm and interactive. I believe in treating anyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion, and I don't believe in stigmatizing labels. My approach combines solution focused and cognitive behavioral approaches. I will make sure that we are meeting your individual needs and style of communicating. I can't wait to meet you!

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Mary Hales

Offering therapy in NC
License: MA, LPC, LCMHC
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsTrauma and abuseBipolar disorderDepression
22 years of experience

Hello! I am Mary Hales, a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, and Licensed Clinical Addiction Specialist. I obtained my Masters in Mental Health Counseling from Medaille College in NY. I have over 15 years of experience in various settings such as outpatient clinics, hospitals, residential settings, community-based agencies, and private practice. My specialties include anxiety, depression, PTSD, mood disorders, substance and other addictions, trauma, and abandonment, couples, and grief therapy, to name a few. I believe that each individual is unique, and it is important to address each client’s issues with an individualized personal approach, one that is relevant to the person and their current presenting problem. I approach counseling in a manner that empowers individuals to create positive change in their situations. My approach is to use a range of therapeutic modalities, to focus on the clients and their needs. I believe in creating a therapeutic relationship in which clients can feel safe while discussing and exploring their problems. Counseling should be considered a journey of personal exploration, which may lead to major changes in your life perspectives and decisions. It takes courage to take the first steps towards seeking this journey of personal exploration for a more fulfilling and happier life. So, if you are ready to take that step, I am here to support and empower you to achieve your personal goals. I look forward to working with you!

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Genera Gilliam

Offering therapy in NC
License: LCMHC,NCC
Stress, AnxietyGriefParenting issuesSelf esteemDepression
14 years of experience

Welcome, The counseling experience is one of a very personal, shared interaction; one of the most crucial aspect of this relationship is trust. People come to counseling because they want something to be different in their lives. The counseling process can be fun and exciting, and at times, possibly challenging. However, the goal will always be to bring about some positive change. My approach to counseling is best described as and can include: strength based, solution-focused, client-centered while utilizing cognitive behavioral and/or family systems techniques. I believe people are capable of reaching their fullest potential given the right support and tools for change. Whenever possible, treatment should involve the entire support system. The goals and techniques of therapy will be based on the client specific goals and reasons for entering into counseling. I view counseling as a process where I help my client explore, clarify and identify their needs and facilitate them in making changes in thoughts, beliefs and behaviors. I also value collaborating with other community resources in order to extend support for the well-being of the client. I look forward to working with you. I have 14 years of experience in school, agency, and private practice settings providing individual, group, and family counseling. Counseling experience that I have provided treatment for include: Crisis Intervention Anxiety Stress Management Grief and Loss Anger Management Depression/Bipolar Parenting Issues Education Communication Skills Values/Goals Clarification At-Risk Youth Career Development Lifestyles: Cultural, Religious, and Sexual Orientation Training B.A in Psychology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill- 2001 M.A. in Counseling, North Carolina Central University- 2006 Grace and Courtesy , Genera N Gilliam, MA, LCMHC, NCC (Nicole)

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Beth Brittain

Offering therapy in NC
License: LCMHCS,Ordained clergy
Stress, AnxietyFamily conflictsGriefSelf esteemCoping with life changes
23 years of experience

Hello, I am a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor Supervisor. I have been in the counseling profession for over 23 years and was a pastor for 15 before that. I have a Masters of Divinity with a focus in Counseling. I integrate all the various modalities I know when walking along side my clients. I do not pretend to have all the answers, but I am very comfortable sitting in the questions and discovering the possibilities with you. I have expertise in grief counseling, working with people who are identifying at LGBTQ+ and various other life transitions.

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Samantha Owusu

Offering therapy in NC
Relationship issuesTrauma and abuseIntimacy-related issuesDepressionCoping with life changes
15 years of experience

I am licensed in North Carolina with 15 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy related issues, & depression. 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. 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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Russell Goodwin

Offering therapy in NC
Stress, AnxietySelf esteemCareer difficultiesDepressionCoping with life changes
10 years of experience

**Effective 5/27/2023, I am available only for Live Chat and Messaging** I am a solutions-focused Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor (LCMHC) licensed in North Carolina since 2009. I have extensive experience working with adult populations and, in particular, those who struggle with depression, anxiety, and existential concerns. I hold a masters degree in professional counseling as well as masters degrees in two other disciplines (business, education). I am active in higher education having served as an undergraduate human services instructor since 2009. If we choose to work together, we will spend time exploring how your beliefs and thoughts influence your feelings and behaviors (i.e., a cognitive-behavioral approach). We will also focus on what truly motivates you and use that information to determine goals that are both relevant and doable (i.e., a motivational interviewing approach). I will work with diligence to provide a space for you to explore both your thoughts AND your feelings. If this sounds compelling, feel free to schedule an appointment!

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Martha Cobb

Offering therapy in NC
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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Annie "Aaliyah" Bond-Richardson

Offering therapy in NC
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseDepression
3 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, & trauma and abuse. 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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Gina Solari

Offering therapy in NC
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseGriefDepression
5 years of experience

Hello! My name is Gina Solari and I am a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Therapist (LCMHC) through the state of North Carolina. I currently have 5 years of work experience. Most of my experience is in helping clients with trauma, abuse/neglect, stress and anxiety, depression, relationship issues, & coping with grief and loss. I am rostered through the state of North Carolina as a Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapist (TF-CBT). I believe in meeting people where they are, and providing them with tools, skills and resources to add to their own toolboxes. The ultimate goal is to help clients reach a place where they can heal, feel proud of themselves for the work they have done, and successfully live each day to the best of their ability.

How to find counseling in Carrboro

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

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Carrboro 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 Carrboro 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 Carrboro 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 Carrboro, 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 Carrboro 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 Carrboro 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 Carrboro 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 Carrboro 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 Carrboro 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 27516 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 Carrboro 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 Carrboro 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 Carrboro, 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.

Carrboro 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

To stay up to date with BetterHelp's initiatives through their social channels, you can follow them on PinterestLinkedInInstagramTwitter, and Facebook. For mental health tips, check out the BetterHelp YouTube channel.

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 contact@betterhelp.com.

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 Carrboro:

27510, 27516

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