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Angela Burnett

Offering therapy in NC
License: MA,NCC,LCMHC
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseGriefDepression
5 years of experience

Hello! Thank you for looking more closely at my profile. I am grateful that you would like to know more about me as I look forward to meeting you! I am a licensed professional counselor in North Carolina. I have been practicing for 4 years. I have experience working in schools, private practice, and hospital settings. I have experience working with clients inclusive of adolescents, teens, and adults across the lifespan who struggle with issues related to life transitions, relationship issues, and managing symptoms related to anxiety and depression. I also support clients who have endured the effects of trauma, grief and loss, as well as self-harming behaviors and suicide ideation. My eclectic therapeutic approach to therapy stems from my background and training in humanistic approaches including somatic experiencing, mindfulness techniques, cognitive behavior therapy, person-centered therapy, existential therapy, and narrative therapy. My approach to counseling is to focus on connection with the client by creating a warm and genuine therapeutic space where clients feel safe to explore and grow at their own pace.

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Kizzy Thomas

Offering therapy in NC
License: MSW, LCSW
Relationship issuesFamily conflictsParenting issuesSelf esteemCareer difficulties
4 years of experience

Hello, you made it!! This may be a difficult time in your life, but you have made the best step by walking through the door of therapy. You will embark on a step-by-step process towards reaching your goals. I am Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of North Carolina and Texas. I graduated from North Carolina State University and I graduated in 2011 with my Master of Social Work degree. I have worked in the social work field for over 19-years and my career, is my life passion. I love working with people and sharing in their plight in this life. I am a therapist, that take pride in listening to your story. I believe that you are the expert, regarding things in your life. I have been known to work well with complicated situations and provide a calm to the storm. I utilize a Person-Centered Approach , Brief Solutions Focused Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Gottman Method and the Humanistic Approach in my practice. These approaches will establish a basis for you to set-goals and assist you towards reaching your goals. I am a laid back therapist, that is a great listener, and has a non-judgmental zone within my practice. Get comfortable in your private space, and let us embark on this journey together. I look forward to connecting with you!!!

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Heather Burgess

Offering therapy in NC
License: LCMHC,LCAS-A,NCC
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsRelationship issuesFamily conflictsDepression
5 years of experience

I am a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor and have been in practice since 2018 after obtaining my master’s degree from Montreat College. Additionally, I am currently licensed with the National Board of Certified Counselors and am also a Licensed Clinical Addiction Specialist licensed with the North Carolina Addiction Specialist Professional Practice Board. I have served diverse people on an ACTT team and with a men’s residential substance use program in Asheville, NC. I have worked as a crisis hospital advocate with Our Voice, Inc. and I have also offered courses for CEU’s on sex trafficking to various groups. I currently provide in-home therapy to families where the identified client is at risk of out of home placement. This involves working with a family from a systems based approach across school, home, legal, social services, and prosocial involvement to effect change using a variety of tools from modalities such as Internal Family Systems, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, and Art based therapy. In addition I offer private counseling services to individuals aged 13 and up with focuses on a variety of issues including personality disorders, substance use, depression, anxiety, PTSD, grief/loss, anger management as well as life stressors, such as divorce, moves, and new jobs. My primary approach to counseling is integrative derived heavily from cognitive behavioral therapy with a trauma informed approach. My role is to assist you in reaching whatever goals you may have for yourself by providing nonjudgmental support and helping to facilitate your journey. I strive to empower you and assist you in expanding healthy awareness, rather than to give you advice. With that said, I also like to be action oriented with specific treatment goals in mind as we work through the reasons you have sought help. You are the expert on you and I am here to support and promote new discoveries. I want you to feel heard, validated, and supported on this journey you have undertaken and I take great joy in every step, small or great, my clients take. I enjoy being creative with a client to devise a plan specific to them to gain success and overcome obstacles in their lives. Thank you for taking the time to read my profile and I look forward to working with you!

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Brittany Wharton

Offering therapy in NC
License: MSW,LCSW,LCASA
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsRelationship issuesFamily conflictsDepression
6 years of experience

As a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) and Licensed Clinical Addiction Specialist (LCAS) in North Carolina, I bring over 6 years of specialized experience in addressing a wide range of mental health and addiction concerns. My practice encompasses trauma, attachment issues, depression, anxiety, mood disorders, as well as addiction-related challenges. With expertise in both mental health and addiction, I offer a holistic approach to therapy, recognizing the interconnectedness of these issues in individuals' lives. Whether you're grappling with trauma, struggling with mood disorders, or facing substance use concerns, I provide tailored interventions to meet your unique needs. Grounded in evidence-based modalities such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and client-centered therapy, my therapeutic approach is flexible and responsive to your goals and preferences. Together, we will collaboratively develop strategies to support your individual needs, foster self-awareness, challenge negative thought patterns, and promote positive change. I firmly believe that prioritizing your mental health and addressing addiction concerns are essential steps towards healing and personal growth. By investing in therapy, you are embarking on a journey of self-discovery and empowerment. I am committed to supporting you on this journey and look forward to working together to help you achieve greater well-being and resilience.

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Donna Young

Offering therapy in NC
License: LPC-MHSP
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesGriefDepressionCoping with life changes
25 years of experience

My name is Donna Young. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor. I have an undergraduate degree in psychology from the University of Virginia and a graduate degree in counseling psychology from Bowie State University. I have been a practicing psychotherapist since 1995, with experience providing care in various local and federal agencies, schools, and health care systems. I am skilled to treat individuals struggling with many life issues such as grief, work stress, relationship stress, post-traumatic stress, anxiety, depression, spirituality, and women’s issues. My theoretical framework consists of a holistic approach and integrates key components of cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) and solution focused therapy. I enjoy helping people work through problems until they find solutions and develop new insight. Overall, I strive to help individuals live a happier, healthier, and more productive life.

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Nancy Ferguson

Offering therapy in NC
Relationship issuesFamily conflictsSelf esteemCareer difficultiesCoaching
10 years of experience

I am a licensed in North Carolina Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) with 10 years of professional work experience. In addition to working with families and couples, I have worked for 22 years in corporate environments doing career and executive coaching. 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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Cheryl Hall

Offering therapy in NC
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsTrauma and abuseSelf esteemDepression
6 years of experience

Taking the first step for therapy takes courage. Be proud of yourself for getting started. I have experience in helping clients with stress, anxiety and trauma utilizing modalities EMDR, CBT and DBT. Areas of focus include assisting individuals coping with addictions and substance abuse. I provide guidance in developing motivation, self-esteem and confidence for clients in addressing their needs. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity and compassion. I tailor our dialogue and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs.

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Jennifer Atkins

Offering therapy in NC
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesGriefSelf esteemDepression
21 years of experience

I am licensed in North Carolina with 21 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, coping with grief and loss, & 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!

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Alyson Stiles

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

I am a licensed therapist in North & South Carolina and I have experience in helping clients with anxiety, codependency, trauma, abuse, motivation, self esteem, confidence, & depression. In our sessions you will be treated with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. Taking the first step to seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage, and I am here to support you in that process. I value getting to know you and your history so that I can tailor our conversations to meet your unique and specific needs. It's my hope that I can offer you support, information about the brain and body, and tips and tricks to help with the challenges you're experiencing.

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Laura Davis-Perry

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

I am licensed in Ohio and North Carolina with 9 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, trauma and abuse, motivation, self esteem, and confidence, & depression. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. Taking the first step to sign up for therapy can take courage and I am proud of you for getting started!

How to find counseling in Duck

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

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Duck 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 Duck 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 Duck 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 Duck, 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 Duck 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 Duck 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 Duck 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 Duck 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 Duck 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 27949 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 Duck 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 Duck 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 Duck, 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.

Duck 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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