Kings Mountain celebrates its history and culture each year with its Mountaineer Days Heritage Festival. In life, you live your days between the history of your past and the celebration of today. Yet, mental health issues can take away your happiness in the here and now.

You try to relax and enjoy your life, but emotional turmoil sidetracks you into despair. How can you celebrate when your life feels like such a disaster? The first step is to find help and support. Talk to a counselor in the Kings Mountain area to move beyond your past and find joy in today.

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Melissa McClung

Offering therapy in NC
Counselor License Type(s): LCMHC
Stress, AnxietySelf esteemCareer difficultiesDepressionCoping with life changes
3 years of experience as a therapist

I have worked in various positions in the counseling arena for nearly 30 years. I enjoy working with families, couples and individuals to help them achieve their full potential. I work with clients who struggle with anxiety and depression. I help clients deal with life on life's terms. I tailor my practice to each client's individual needs. I believe that each person, whether man, woman or child, has within him or her the ability to be emotionally well. I work with individuals and families. I utilize a holistic approach combining Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), Reality Therapy, and Emotion-Focused Therapy. I work with substance abuse issues in a non-judgmental manner to help those struggling in recovery. I also provide pre-marital and marital counseling. My passion and greatest wish is for my clients to make progress towards his or her goals. Tomorrow can always be better than today if we work together.

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Katie Sheets

Offering therapy in NC
Counselor License Type(s): MSW,LCSW
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsDepressionCoping with life changes
6 years of experience as a therapist

Hello! My name is Katie. Thanks for reading my profile. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in North Carolina. I have been working with individuals and families since 2010 in a variety of different settings. I have worked throughout the world in Italy, Japan, and South Korea. I love my job and I enjoy getting to know new clients. I use a strengths-based, solution focused approach. Therapy strategies are not one size fits all. I utilize different modalities depending on my clients needs. I frequently gravitate to Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. CBT can help you view challenging situations more clearly and respond more effectively. My primary goal is to provide a positive, safe environment where you feel comfortable expressing your thoughts and feelings. I believe we all desire meaningful, fulfilling lives. Oftentimes figuring out what that looks like for you is a journey. I applaud you reaching out and showing up! I look forward to the chance to partner with you on your journey.

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Tonya Delborne

Offering therapy in NC
Counselor License Type(s): MA,LCSW
Family conflictsParenting issuesCoping with life changes
20 years of experience as a therapist

Hello! My name is Tonya and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW). Originally from Chicago, I earned my MA from University of Chicago in 1998, and since then I have worked in a variety of therapeutic settings including domestic violence shelters, a foster care/adoption agency, and a parenting organization as well as managing a private practice where I currently reside in North Carolina. I work with clients affected by depression, anxiety, life changes, trauma and parenting and relationship challenges. My approach to therapy is client-centered: clients are the experts on their lives and determine the direction and depth of therapy. Through a strengths-based and solutions-focused lens, I draw on multiple treatment modalities to guide clients in identifying strengths and developing treatment plans that accomplish their goals. Through Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), I assist clients in exploring relationships among thoughts, feelings, and behaviors to aid in discovering dysfunctional thought patterns leading to self-destructive behaviors and beliefs. Using Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), I support clients through developing skills: mindfulness, distress tolerance, interpersonal effectiveness, and emotion regulation with the goal of moving clients towards a life involving the capacity for experiencing joy and freedom. Outside of my work as a therapist, I enjoy cycling, swimming, reading, knitting, cooking, and spending time with my family and friends.

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Rosario Sralla

Offering therapy in NC
Counselor License Type(s): M.S.,LCMHC,LPC
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseGriefDepression
17 years of experience as a therapist

My name is Rosario Sralla. I was born in Monterey, Mexico but have been a Texan since I was 2 years old. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in the State of Texas, a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor in the State of North Carolina, and a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor in the State of Maine. I reside in Western North Carolina with my husband of 23 years, and our 2 giant Schnauzers - Clyde (8) and Thor (7). I have two grown step-children - Nicholas, married to Rachel; and Lindsey, married to Eddie. Together they have blessed us with 5 beautiful grandchildren - Savannah (10), and Nicholas (7), Vivian (1), Ezekiel (7), and Ezra (5). They all live in the San Antonio area in Texas. I have two sons - Ben and Jacob - who have been living with Jesus for 19 and 10 years, respectively. They were 30 and 34, respectively, when they changed addresses. I have a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology and a Master of Science in Counseling Psychology. My education and professional background in helping individuals with a wide array of mental health issues gives me a unique and effective approach to counseling. My personal life story enhances my approach, compassion, and empathy. I work to provide my clients treatment plans that they can use in their everyday lives to help them achieve their goals. My experience includes treating adults from diverse backgrounds with a wide range of concerns. My training in Integrative, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy and Motivational Interview Therapy complements my humanistic philosophy of Client-Centered ideology, and my life story helps me get deep into where my clients are so I can help guide them to a better place. As a therapist, I have a lot of empathy, I am caring, and I am invested in improving my client's life circumstances. I am non-judgmental and believe that no matter how similar or different we may be, we can work together and develop a rapport. We can start right away, opening lines of communication so I can understand where you are coming from and help in anyway I can. My hope is to develop a warm, and trusting relationship in which you feel comfortable, and heard. One of my favorite things to hear as a therapist from a client is, "exactly," because I know we are on the same page, and I smile when a client says after session, " I feel much better." Education Texas A & M University - Corpus Christi - Bachelor of Arts, Psychology Texas A & M University - Corpus Christi - Master of Science, Counseling Psychology License/Certifications State of Texas - Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) State of North Carolina - Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor (LCMHC) State of Maine - Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC). SPECIALTIES Stress, Anxiety Anger management Self esteem Depression Relationship issues Trauma and Abuse Grief Intimacy-related issues Clinical Approaches: Client-Centered Therapy Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) Existential Therapy Mindfulness Therapy Motivational Interviewing Solution-Focused Therapy Years of Experience: 17 SERVICES OFFERED Video Messaging Live Chat Phone LICENSING LPC #65742 (Expires: 06-30-2024) LCMHC #11731 (Expires 06-30-2024) LCPC #CC6674 (Expires 07-31-2024)

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Thomas Wilder

Offering therapy in NC
Counselor License Type(s): MA,LCMHC,LSAC-A
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsSelf esteem
4 years of experience as a therapist

Recovery is a long and soulful process. Finding a counselor with whom to collaborate on your personalized journey to a more whole and independent life is like a hero who needs a good sidekick. If you choose to work with me on your recovery and healing journey I will be a faithful sidekick and you will be the hero of your story. I will encourage you, give you feedback, share hard truths with you, maybe even confront you, give you sage counsel, and essentially be part of your tribe. But like every hero's journey, at the end you will have to face your fears without me. But you will have changed, grown, become larger than your anxieties, rewritten your story by replacing words of doubt, pain and languish with words that more accurately and compassionately represent you and the growth you have worked so hard for. I am a psychotherapist here in the mountains of North Carolina. Since I graduated from Montreat College I have achieved full licensure (LCMHC) and I have almost completed my Licensed Substance Abuse Counselor (LSAC-A). For the past 3 years I have worked in a recovery based, person-centered therapeutic community with incredible individuals who suffer from major mental health challenges and in some cases addictions as well. Empathy, warmth, humor and confrontation are my strong suits in the therapeutic relationship. My specialty is in treating disorders of overcontrol. As in, so much self-control it gets in the way of expressing yourself, or gets in the way of living a meaningful life. Maladaptive perfectionism falls into this category, along with all-or-nothing thinking, resistance to feedback, loneliness, anxiety, treatment resistant depression and OCD. My preferred modality is Radically Open Dialectical Behavior Therapy, I also use Narrative Therapy, Eco Therapy, Existential Therapy and I do Brainspotting, Natural Flow EMDR, and mindfulness. I would be honored to get to know you. May your recovery be profound, may your recovery lead to wholeness, may your recovery sustain. Respectfully, Thomas Wilder MA, NCC, LCMHC, LSAC-A

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Alyce Bitticks

Offering therapy in NC
LGBTTrauma and abuseParenting issuesDepressionCoping with life changes
40 years of experience as a therapist

I am a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor Supervisor in the state of North Carolina with over 40 years of professional work experience. I have experience working with individuals who have been victims of violent or intrusive crimes including child abuse, sexual assault, domestic violence, and child sexual abuse. I also have experience working with individuals affected by adoption and foster care. I come from a diverse background and have experience working with clients from multi-cultural backgrounds. I also have experience working with individuals suffering from depression and anxiety. I will work to create a safe environment where you can express your thoughts and feelings 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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Melissa Schreiber

Offering therapy in NC
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsRelationship issuesFamily conflictsDepression
20 years of experience as a therapist

I am licensed in North Carolina and have been practicing psychotherapy for over 20 years. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, stress and anxiety, addiction, relationship issues and grief. I have also helped clients process the trauma associated with physical and emotional abuse. My style is warm and compassionate and I tailor my therapeutic approach to meet your specific needs. I believe that you have many strengths that will assist you in overcoming personally challenging issues. Life is hard and most of us are ill-prepared to navigate the numerous obstacles we all encounter. Engaging in therapy will help you to develop the skills necessary to navigate all of life's challenges. You will learn how to be your own best problem solver. Taking the first step on your journey toward achieving a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I am here to support and empower you in that process. I look forward to working with you!

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Tina Berg

Offering therapy in NC
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesGriefEating disordersSelf esteem
4 years of experience as a therapist

I am licensed in North Carolina with 4 years of professional work experience in outpatient and inpatient environments. I have a Master's degree in Clinical Psychology and Clinical Counseling. I have completed my first year of classes towards a PhD in Clinical and Forensic Psychology. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, coping with grief and loss, & eating disorders; as well as a variety of other experience. 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 using treatment modalities such as CBT, ACT, DBT, and faith-based counseling. . 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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Dr. Chadwick Royal

Offering therapy in NC
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesSelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
27 years of experience as a therapist

I am licensed in North Carolina with 28 years of work experience as a counselor. I have experience in helping clients with depression, stress and anxiety, relationship issues, career concerns, motivation, self esteem 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. Taking the first step to seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I am here to support you in that process. A little about doctorate is in Counselor Education and Supervision from N.C. State University (c/o 1999), my master's degree is in Community Counseling from UNC-Greensboro (c/o 1996), and my bachelor's degree is in Psychology from N.C. State University (c/o 1993). I have been in the counseling field since getting my first job in a private behavioral health hospital in 1993. Since that time, I have worked in both public and private mental health agencies, public schools, and as a director of a non-profit organization. Since 2002, I have been a full-time professor of Counseling at N.C. Central University (Durham), and I have maintained a small private practice during this time. I have always felt it is important to stay active as a clinician if I am attempting to teach others how to do it. My practice hours are a bit scattered each day during the week, Monday through Friday. I generally can respond to messages at least once per morning and once per afternoon (Mon.-Fri.). You can also book a live session with me ahead of time. Please remember that BetterHelp is not appropriate if you are in crisis or in immediate need of support. In crisis situations, please call 911, 988, or your local emergency services.

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Karen Nance

Offering therapy in NC
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesParenting issuesCareer difficultiesDepression
18 years of experience as a therapist

I am licensed in North Carolina with 18 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, parenting issues, & career difficulties. 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 seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I am here to support you in that process.

How to find counseling in Kings Mountain

Finding the best therapist close by in Kings Mountain 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 in Kings Mountain that work best for you in order to begin your personal journey towards emotional healing with a therapist.

Understanding the type of therapy you'd like to search for is crucial before finding a therapist or psychologist in Kings Mountain. 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 Kings Mountain, 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 in the Kings Mountain region and in the state of North Carolina. Find a therapist under any of these distinctions and know that the sessions they offer can provide a safe place to heal.

A mental health counselor working through their own in-person therapy practice in Kings Mountain or online may assist clients in improving healthy relationships, communication skills, working through life transitions, couples counseling, managing a mood disorder, improving coping skills, self help tips, offer life coaching, family therapy, or change in negative thinking patterns. A therapist may also provide a safe place and validation for clients experiencing emotional pain, or that simply want a psychological assessment. 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 Kings Mountain 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 Kings Mountain, 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 Kings Mountain area can be found below:

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Kings Mountain 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 Kings Mountain 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 Kings Mountain 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 a BetterHelp therapist 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 Kings Mountain, 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 or medication as treatment, or perform psychological assessments and other psychiatric services.

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, post traumatic stress disorder, and more. An online mental health professional, including the therapists in Kings Mountain 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 Kings Mountain helping individuals on topics including managing life transitions, symptoms affecting sexual health, behavioral health, coping skills for anxiety, depression, trauma, stress, marriage counseling, and more. 

What mental health issues can psychotherapy address?

BetterHelp's verified Kings Mountain 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 Kings Mountain 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 Kings Mountain 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.

Kings Mountain therapists 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 Kings Mountain 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 Kings Mountain 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 psychotherapist.

With a lot of people in NC, therapists 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 28086 or the surrounding zip codes, consider others available through the BetterHelp site. No matter if you are seeking help from therapists in your area or beyond, online therapy can be a great option.

How should I prepare for my first therapy session with a Kings Mountain 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 while offering mental health services. The first session will often serve as an intake to get to know you as a person and learn why you're attending therapy in Kings Mountain.

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 from a therapist. A Kings Mountain 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 with a counselor 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 that a counselor can help with.

Is mental health care and therapy worth it? 

Therapy with a licensed counselor 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 Kings Mountain, 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.

Kings Mountain 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.

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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 to customer service 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.

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