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Anna Shaffner

Offering therapy in NC
License: LCMHC,NCC
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsTrauma and abuseSelf esteemDepression
9 years of experience

Ever wish you had someone else there when you need to talk? I can help! I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in North Carolina as well as a Nationally Certified Counselor (NCC). Prior to becoming a counselor, I received a Bachelor's degree in Nutrition. I am available more often than my Schedule suggests, and am always eager to remain flexible in order to meet my clients’ needs. I have experience working with young adults who are dealing with depression, anxiety, stress management, confusion about their career, self-esteem issues, body image issues, and relationship difficulties with significant others, family members, or friends. Sometimes in trying to deal with these concerns, people develop certain habits or ways of coping that begin to make life even more difficult. These issues are often part of the struggle of emerging or settling into adulthood, but I believe we can work together to help you figure out what you’d like to change and how you can make this happen. As a counselor, I prefer to take a supportive approach with the intention of helping you find your inner voice amidst the chaos of the various messages you receive about what you should be doing, what you should want, or how you should get it. I think this approach can be especially helpful for younger adults, as it can be difficult to maintain your autonomy and motivation with all of these messages and the pressures they imply. After you have gained more clarity about what you value within yourself and your life, as well as how you’d like to be different, we can begin working on the steps to fulfill the goals you create. This often involves the use of mindfulness exercises or cognitive-behavioral therapy skills to help us examine how your thoughts, feelings, and behaviors are connected, and how we can alter these cycles to work better for you. It took a lot of courage to get to the point you've already reached - to consider sharing your difficulties and fears with a professional in an effort to find greater peace or fulfillment. I look forward to working with you, and to sharing those burdens with you, and I hope together we are able to piece together a happier, healthier you!

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Anita Pardo

Offering therapy in NC
License: LPC
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseGriefBipolar disorderDepression
30 years of experience

Hi! My name is Anita Pardo and I have been a Licensed Professional Counselor in NC since 1996. I earned a Master of Arts in Counseling from Regent University (Virginia Beach, VA) in 1992. Most of my experience has been in the medical and Psychiatric settings, working with issues such as depression, anxiety, Panic Attacks, trauma, Bipolar Disorder, grief and chronic pain with techniques from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Person Centered, Psychodynamic, EMDR and Brainspotting. I try my best to see things from the client's perspective, offering a supportive setting to explore all possible options for healing, peace and freedom. Therapy is like working a jigsaw puzzle. The patient brings the pieces and we sort the pieces, find their place. Sometimes lots of pieces fall into place quickly and other times it may take a while to find how one small piece works. The point is not having to do it alone. As a Therapist with years of experience, I have lots of techniques that help the person explore solutions. I have worked night shift for years and am the perfect person to address the special needs of that lifestyle. I accommodate my hours to offer availability for times that are helpful to your needs. Congratulations on making this step and I look forward to working with you.

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Anne (Devon) Burnore

Offering therapy in NC
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsRelationship issuesFamily conflicts
13 years of experience

I am a licensed professional counselor and a licensed clinical addictions specialist in the state of Colorado and North Carolina. I have over 12 years of experience working in the field of mental health. I have experience with a variety of clients including active duty military, couples, teens, families, professionals, hospice patients and medically compromised. Through out my career I have had the chance to work with clients struggling with a variety of issues including depression, anxiety, stress management, marital problems, parenting concerns, family issues, PTSD, military reintegration, addictions, abuse and trauma. My counseling style is client centered and works to empower and create internal growth. I am open and accepting of all types of people and concerns and consider my counseling approach non-bias and compassionate. I draw from a few types of counseling theories and interventions though out the duration of my sessions. I am based in person centered therapy but frequently utilize cognitive-behavioral techniques, dialectic behavioral therapy, solutions focused and mindfulness techniques. My sessions are client driven, meaning that the client determines the goals and pace of therapy. Counseling is conducted for a variety of reasons, but everyone has one commonality in their reason for seeking counseling – change. counseling is the gateway to making personal changes and can assist in solving particular problems or learning to lead a healthier life. The counseling process can be interesting and exciting. It can also, at times, be very challenging, difficult and even painful. However, the goal will always be to bring about positive changes. I look forward to taking this journey with you.

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Leeann Peters

Offering therapy in NC
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsGriefSelf esteemDepression
5 years of experience

Hi, I am an individual and family therapist. I obtained my Master of Social Work from University of Southern California (USC) . I spent 30+ years working professionally with individuals and families who have major and minor medical illness therefore, I am proficient at counseling individuals and families afflicted with minor and major medical health issues. Then I spent 11 years working with individuals who have the disease of addiction and all that comes with that lifestyle which includes and not limited to homelessness, legal issues, mental health disorders, trauma, gang affiliation, grief and loss, and family problems. Working with medical illness and substance use disorders, you obtain mental health experience which makes one very proficient working with all mental health issues, including autism disorders. Working on the betterhelp plateform for the last three years has given me the experience working with all different types of cultures, populations, issues and have the ability to start excitedly where the client is at the given moment of meeting them. The populations I serve are females, males, couples, veterans and the LGBTQ-A I + community. I believe and work with holistic approach as I am a Reiki Master and have experience with Reiki Sessions, crystals, and alternative healing As a therapist it is my mission to assist you in achieving your goals in a safe, trusting, nonjudgmental, and respectful manner. I utilize a person centered concept, motivational interviewing, pros and cons therapy, mindfulness and narrative therapy so each individual can achieve their goals of a more satisfying life. I look forwards to meeting with you! I will not talk about religion (if your not religious) I will not talk about politics!! Specialties: Anxiety, Depression Substance and Alcohol disorders Grief and Loss Death, Dying, and Bereavement Life Changes Also Experienced in: Personality and mood disorders Family therapy Abuse and trauma Experience 20 + years in Substance and Alcohol issues 6+ years as a Mental Health Specialist 30 years in the medical field

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Meredith Hinson

Offering therapy in NC
License: LCSW,LCAS
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsTrauma and abuseBipolar disorderDepression
7 years of experience

My passion stems from this belief: All people have the power and potential to figure out how to best live in this world. My role as a counselor is to help clarify how one's own life experiences influence their thinking, behaviors, emotions and perceptions of the world. Once a person understands the origins of their problems more deeply, they are then able to make and sustain the changes they need to move forward. It is my hope to create a supportive, nonjudgmental space in which a person can feel safe and comfortable exploring their lives and experiences. Trust and the ability to truly consider another's perspective are vital to effective counseling. Meaningful change is most probable when one is able to build off their own strengths. The social work perspective has provided a deeper understanding of how the whole environment needs consideration when working toward change. Since 2015, I have worked as a counselor in the community, inpatient treatment, partial hospitalization, intensive outpatient, and outpatient therapy, which is my strength and preference. The experience that sets me apart includes training in Dialectical Behavior Therapy and holistic approaches.

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Greg Hilgert

Offering therapy in NC
License: MA,MEd,LCMHC
Stress, AnxietyFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseSelf esteemDepression
21 years of experience

I value the uniqueness of you. No person, conflict, issue, or struggle is the same. Having worked with a varied client population in a wide array of clinical settings, my approach to each client is individualized and client-centered. Throughout the years, I've gained experience working with adolescents, adults, couples, and families as they address their own mental illness, life choices, and ineffective behavioral patterns. I have extensive experience working with adolescents and families dealing with interpersonal problems, mood disorders, substance abuse issues, and difficulties stemming from family conflict. Furthermore, I’m a certified provider of multiple evidence-based trauma therapy models including EMDR and TF-CBT. I utilize a solution-focused and cognitive-behavioral approach and will work collaboratively with you to realize the change you've been looking for.

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Tracy Lewis

Offering therapy in NC
License: MSW, LCSW
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesSleeping disordersBipolar disorderDepression
18 years of experience

My name is Tracy Lewis. I have been practicing for almost twenty years. I have a master's degree in Social Work. I am also a Certified Integrative Health Coach. I enjoy working to help people improve their lives. My favorite treatment approaches are Client Centered Therapy and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. Clients often know what they need. They just need someone to guide them to. In this approach, you act as an equal partner in the therapy process, while your therapist remains non-directive and not past judgments on your feelings. The therapist help guide clients to grow psychologically, become more self-aware, and change their behavior via self-direction. The Cognitive Behavioral Therapy-based approaches are designed to help clients deal with anxiety, stress and depression by teaching them how to develop their skills needed to stop negative or unhelpful thoughts and start thinking, feeling and behaving in more positive ways. I look forward to working with you to guide you to become a better you!

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Sherrita Ried

Offering therapy in NC
License: LCMHC
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseIntimacy-related issuesSelf esteemDepression
4 years of experience

PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION In 2003, I received my Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from University of North Carolina at Wilmington. I earned a Master of Arts degree in Counseling from Wake Forest University in 2018. My graduate program is accredited by the American Counseling Association’s Council for the Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP), the nationally recognized agency for counseling graduate program THEORETICAL ORIENTATION My approach to counseling is based upon Person-Centered, Solution-Focused Brief Therapy, and Cognitive-Behavioral theoretical principles. During session, I strive to maintain an environment that contains unconditional positive regard, empathy and will be genuine. I guide clients through the process of exploring feeling, thoughts and solutions. I will work with you to develop a plan not just for the moment but to carry into the future. COUNSELING BACKGROUND My professional path started with a career in nursing. I learned that there was a large gap in whole body healthcare and I wanted to help my patients heal mentally. I made the transition to mental health because I wanted to make a lasting impact. I am trained in Grief and Loss Counseling, Trauma Counseling, Premarital Counseling, and Group Counseling. I have over 12 years of training and experience which includes work with terminally ill, military members and their families, alternative sexual life, trauma, and LGBTQ+. I am also EMDR trained.

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Leslie Jones

Offering therapy in NC
Stress, AnxietySelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changesCoaching
3 years of experience

I a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in North Carolina with 3 years of professional work practice . I have experience working with clients struggling with stress and anxiety, motivation, self esteem, confidence, depression, and coping with life changes. I believe that you are the expert of your story and that you have many strengths that will assist you in overcoming the obstacles that challenge you. It takes courage to seek out a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards change. I am here to support and empower you in your journey.

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Melanie Shobe-Wierwille

Offering therapy in NC
License: LPCC
Stress, AnxietyParenting issuesSelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
7 years of experience

Hi, my name is Melanie Shobe-Wierwille. I am a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor for the state of Ohio; and a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor in the the state of North Carolina. I received my Bachelors Degree from The Ohio State University and my Masters Degree from the University of Dayton. I have held a counseling license since 2009. I am a client centered, strengths based, solution focused counselor who believes that the power to heal and achieve our goals lies within. I am here to support and guide you in making the changes you desire. “If we change nothing, nothing changes." Dr. Joyce Brothers (American Psychologist) I am also a married, mother to four children ages 9,11,17, and 20 and have three pets: two cats and a dog. My interests include trying new things, reading, and spending time with family. My current availability on BetterHelp is Monday, Wednesday, Friday 10-2, and my current mode of service is live chat (like texting) and audio (like a phone conversation, but via the computer). I do not provide video sessions at this time.

How to find counseling in Casar

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

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Casar 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 Casar 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 Casar 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 Casar, 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 Casar 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 Casar 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 Casar 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 Casar 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 Casar 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 28020 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 Casar 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 Casar 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 Casar, 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.

Casar 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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