With cities growing faster than ever, sometimes figuring out how you can get your mental health in check can really help. Luckily, there are counselors in Concord ready to help you. 

Concord is right near the Charlotte Motor Speedway and is one of the fastest-growing areas in the Charlotte area. It’s filled with many different events and attractions, including a NASCAR track. You can speed your way to happiness and fulfillment in life not just in a car, but with the help of a therapist that you can talk to for all of your troubles as well.

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Katie Crisp

Offering therapy in NC
License: MSW,LCSW,LCAS
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsLGBTTrauma and abuseCoping with life changes
11 years of experience

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and a Licensed Clinical Addiction Specialist in North Carolina, where I have worked since completing my education. As a therapist, I have worked in both outpatient mental health/substance use treatment clinics and inpatient settings. Over the years, I have worked with individuals who experience challenges with symptoms related to anxiety, who have been experienced challenges in relationships, and those who are wanting to increase stress management skills. In working with clients, I utilize an eclectic range of skills and tools but typically find that solution-focused skills, cognitive-behavioral techniques, and motivational interviewing tools are useful to a wide range of individuals. Whether we are addressing the thoughts that might be re-enforcing anxiety, working on a wellness action plan, or creating a relapse prevention plan for substance use, I practice from a recovery-model perspective, which offers that everyone has the ability to recover and achieve wellness. Regardless of what area we might focus our attention on or what techniques we might use, I always believe in being compassionate and empathetic, honest, and warm. As someone who will walk alongside you on your journey to wellness, I believe that therapy is a collaborative process. My goal is to provide you with the support that is specifically tailored to your strengths and needs. Moving towards wellness can feel like a daunting task, but I am here to offer my support as you begin your journey.

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Jennifer (Jen) Sherman

Offering therapy in NC
License: LCMHC,NCC
Stress, AnxietyLGBTFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseDepression
10 years of experience

As a mental health counselor and gender specialist, my commitments are to be your advocate, supporter, teacher, and encourager. Together, we will create a safe and trusting therapeutic environment where you feel comfortable to work. It is a truth of mine that we are all in our own struggles; if only we could be there together in those struggles, we may be able to truly find our strengths more easily. My therapy style is interactive, inviting and a space I commit to always feeling honest and authentic (I love a good sense of humor along the way). I focus on supporting the individual, as each is unique and may present an array of concerns. An individual will be able to enter into a therapeutic environment that is safe, free from judgment, and supportive. I strive to supply a space for each client that is empowering and motivating. I primarily work from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and Positive Psychology. I specialize in working with adolescents, teens, adults, and LGBTQ-affirmative and Transgender transitioning. I have specific experience within trauma-focused, anxiety, depression, mood disorders, relationships, family issues and child behavior concerns. I enjoy working with clients on issues of self-esteem building, anxiety reduction, coping skills, and relationship skills-building. Knowing your authentic self is a true journey of discovery and self-love. This is a true guide for all of my clinical work. I have collected my clinical experience from settings of private practice, university counseling and grade schools. ​I am an avid reader (kind of a history and sci-fi dork...) and have two fantastically wild and amazing kiddos. In my spare time, you can always catch me hosting impromptu dance parties in the kitchen. I am currently a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor (NC) and National Board Certified Counselor. I typically schedule Live Sessions week-to-week, including offering some evening and weekend slots. I will be happy to work out a consistent time for you once we get started.

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Sharon Hollandsworth

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

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in North Carolina. I have 35 years of agency experience working with adults in individual and group therapy. I practice client-centered therapy with a problem solving and skills training approach. I provide a very supportive and validating environment at all times with my clients. I like to begin by assessing and exploring along with you what you are experiencing as difficulty and what you feel you need or want in the counseling experience. This process continues as long as we work together. I will also introduce skills training practices to help in coping with and responding to your areas of difficulty. These skills will help you gain strength in developing focus, relaxation, and interpersonal skills, and reducing anxiety, distress, and emotional upheaval. We will also focus on problem-solving skills and making plans or choices when needed. Please call 911 for local emergency services. You can also call 1-800-273-TALK (8255) to talk to someone right away A little about me- I received my first degree in Music as a Guitarist before going on to get a psychology major and then a Masters In Social Work Treatment from the University of Tennessee. My work experience has been in community mental health centers and community health centers in Raleigh/Durham, NC. I look forward to working with you when you are ready to start exploring.

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Dr. Deborah Gipple

Offering therapy in NC
License: Ph.D ,LCMHC
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseGriefSelf esteemDepression
23 years of experience

Hi! And welcome! Congratulations on taking the courageous first step toward improving your life by reaching out and sharing information about yourself! I understand counseling as a journey where I meet you where YOU ARE AT (mentally and emotionally) and then have the privilege of traveling with you on your journey of self-discovery. I use my skills to assist on the rocky patches in the road, and am ALWAYS encouraging, confirming, and celebrating YOUR SUCCESS. I create a space for you that is confidential, accepting, and non-judgmental. I have a Ph. D. in Mental Health Counseling and am currently a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor (LCMHC) in the state of North Carolina. I also have a sub-specialization in Marriage and Family Therapy. I have over 20 years of counseling experience, working in private and non-profit organizations, helping children, teens, and adults of all ages. The counseling modalities I use are Adlerian, Solution Focused therapy, Cognitive Behavioral techniques, and a traumagenic approach. Issues for which I have provided therapy include: childhood abuse; childhood trauma resolution; questionning alcohol abuse; codependency; grief and loss; adult ADD; negotiating stressful life transitions, dealing with verbal aggression; conflict resolution; decision making; effective parenting skills; stressful family environments; and developing effective and lasting communication skills. I have also helped some of my clients resolve depression and anxiety which often are associated with the aforementioned issues. My availability is currently Monday through Thursday. All appointments are after 12:00pm. Sometimes my schedule will vary if I have a personal matter that I have to take care of.

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Dr. Dorrance Kennedy

Offering therapy in NC
License: EdD, LCSW
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsGriefIntimacy-related issues
10 years of experience

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 10 years of counseling experience. I have worked with clients who have experienced stress, anxiety, relationship challenges, post traumatic issues. My counseling style is engaging and interactive. I strive to treat everyone with respect and compassion. My therapeutic approach includes Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, the Gottman method, and Solution Oriented Therapy.

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Christina Johnson

Offering therapy in NC
License: LCMHC
Stress, AnxietyParenting issuesSelf esteemDepression
15 years of experience

I am a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor (LCMHC), with over 15 years of professional experience. I earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology and a Master’s in School Counseling with Career Coursework. I own a private practice and currently work with adults offering life and career coaching, mindfulness practices, and individual therapy. ​As a clinician I am positively committed to assisting clients face and overcome life’s challenges by tapping into their own strengths and intrinsic motivation to promote total wellness. I am able to provide a safe and confidential space to manifest the possibilities. Together, I can help you center and find the calm in a world full of challenges and uncertainties. Learn to manage what you can control as it pertains to anxiety, trauma, depression, loss, self-esteem, health and wellness and more. Therapy is a group effort that requires your commitment and willingness to accept change. I take a client centered approach through the use of various modalities of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Solution Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT), and Reality Therapy. I blend various techniques that are specific to each individual client and will infuse a Faith-Based/Spiritual approach upon request. You are here on purpose!

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Maurice Fairley

Offering therapy in NC
Anger managementSelf esteem
8 years of experience

Maurice Fairley is a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor (LCMHC) for the state of North Carolina and National Certified Counselor (NCC) with a Master of Science in Mental Health Counseling from Capella University. His experience includes working with children, adolescents and adults treating trauma, depression, anger and anxiety. Maurice is certified in and uses the evidence-based practices of Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Eco-systemic Structural Family Therapy and Cognitive Behavior Therapy allowing him to effectively address an array of emotional and behavioral issues for individuals and families.

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Adriene Smith

Offering therapy in NC
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsIntimacy-related issuesDepression
10 years of experience

I am licensed in North Carolina with 7 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, & family conflicts. I also have experience working with 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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Cynthia Fullwood-Fleck

Offering therapy in NC
Stress, AnxietySelf esteemCoping with life changes
20 years of experience

I am licensed in the states California and North Carolina, as an LMFT, 20+ years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, & motivation, self esteem, sex education, and confidence. 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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Jeanie Kincaid

Offering therapy in NC
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsDepressionCoping with life changes
22 years of experience

As a licensed therapist in North Carolina with almost 20 years of experience, I have helped clients with depression, anxiety, social phobias, relationship issues, family conflicts, work and life stressors, motivation, self esteem, and confidence building, . I believe that you are the expert of your story and that you have many strengths that will assist you in overcoming your challenges. 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 & empower you in that journey. It is my belief that everyone can find their joy.

How to find counseling in Concord

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

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Concord 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 Concord 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 Concord 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 Concord, 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 Concord 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 Concord 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 Concord 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 Concord 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 Concord 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 28027 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 Concord 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 Concord 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 Concord, 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.

Concord 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 Concord:

28025, 28026, 28027

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