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Donesha Brothers

Offering therapy in NC
License: LCSW
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsSelf esteemDepression
6 years of experience

Vision: "I believe in forming a warm, welcoming, and judgement-free environment where individuals, children, and families can work towards a healthier lifestyle and mental health status. I believe in overcoming barriers and that with the proper knowledge, guidance, and skill building, children, adolescents, and adults can lead healthy and fulfilling lives. I look at providing counseling services as an honor/privilege and take pride in my person-centered and empowering approach. I look forward to walking with you on your journey to new beginnings." I am a graduate of both Elizabeth City State University and Edinboro University of Pennsylvania. I hold a BSW and MSW in Social Work. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) through the North Carolina Social Work Certification and Licensure Board. I utilize a person-centered, flexible, and down-to-earth style. I enjoy helping clients gain a better understanding of self and how thoughts/emotions effect our everyday lives and ability to respond to stress. I primarily work with Adults, children, adolescents,and families, ages 4+.

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Wiley Pittman

Offering therapy in NC
License: MS,LCMHC
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsGriefSelf esteemDepression
3 years of experience

I am Tom Pittman. I have doing this work in form or another for more than 10 years. I am a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor in North Carolina. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, career challenges, substance use disorder as well as other mental health issues . I also helped many people who have experienced physical trauma or emotional abuse. My counseling style is warm and interactive. I believe in treating anyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion, and I don't believe in stigmatizing labels. My approach combines cognitive-behavioral, humanistic, dialectical behavioral, 12 step as well as spiritual principles. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. I believe in a person centered approach and do not think "one size fits all." It takes courage to seek for a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards a change. If you are ready to take that step I am here to support and empower you. I look forward to working with you!

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Patricia Geel

Offering therapy in NC
License: MA, LMFT
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseDepression
31 years of experience

I am a licensed marriage and family therapist (LMFT) in North Carolina with over 30 years of experience working with individuals, couples and families presenting with a wide range of concerns including relationship difficulties, parenting problems, depression, anxiety, and adjustment problems. For the last 12 years before moving to North Carolina in 2019 I worked primarily with active duty or retired military members, their spouses, significant others or family members through the Department of the Navy's Fleet and Family Support program. Military families experience problems arising from frequent moves, extended family separations due to deployments or other assignments, and the anxiety and fear family members feel when the service member is in a dangerous situation or when regular communication is not possible. In addition I assisted clients who had experienced domestic violence or childhood abuse or neglect. I also have extensive experience working with parents to improve communication with their children, learn and apply more effective discipline techniques, and develop helpful behavior management practices. I am a certified clinical trauma professional and also am certified as a clinical telemental health provider. My approach to therapy is individualized and focused on the unique strengths and challenges of each client. My therapeutic style is engaging and collaborative exploring with each client the strengths he or she already has to find solutions. I draw on tools and perspectives from several approaches including Brief Solution Focused Therapy, Family Systems Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and Dialectical Behavior Therapy. I know that it takes courage to reach out for help. I would be honored to assist you as you address the concerns that are motivating you to seek counseling services. I believe that together we can find solutions.

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Shawnte' Gates

Offering therapy in NC
License: M.S. ,NCC,LCMHC
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsSelf esteemDepression
10 years of experience

Hi, I am so glad that you decided to look at my profile. My name is Shawnte’ Gates and I am Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor in North Carolina. I am also a National Certified Counselor. I have over 13 years experience working in the mental health field. I have worked in a variety of settings including residential, in-home and out patient. I have extensive experience providing quality services for adults and children. Helping others is truly a passion of mine. I enjoy encouraging clients to be their best self and teaching and reviewing techniques to overcome anxiety, depression and building their self esteem. I have an understanding that things may not always be easy however, in techniques of changing your way of thinking and reviewing skills there are ways to overcome and be an even better you. I will do the best that I can, to help you overcome obstacles and allow you to make the best decisions for you. I use a person-centered, holistic, multicultural, and integrative approach in treatment. What does all of that mean? I begin where you are and I tailor the treatment approach to your needs while being sensitive to your individual cultural identities and lifestyle choices that impacts your experience. I primarily use evidence based techniques including cognitive-behavioral therapy, mindfulness, motivational interviewing and solution-focused counseling. I would describe my style as warm and supportive. I provide a nonjudgmental environment. Collaboration is important and in working together we can establish concrete goals and steps to help you overcome your current concerns or obstacles. Therapy should be a service/place where people feel safe and comfortable sharing their thoughts, feelings, experiences and more without being judged. It takes courage to take the next steps towards change and it would be my pleasure to support and help you achieve your goals, that have always been within you!

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Jessica McIntyre

Offering therapy in NC
License: MSW,LCSW
Stress, AnxietyFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseGriefCoping with life changes
3 years of experience

I am a licensed clinical social worker with over nine years of experience in the field of social work. I obtained a Bachelor’s of Science degree and Master of Social Work Degree from East Carolina University. Since graduating, I have been providing direct services for individuals and families. I have worked with individuals that have experienced grief, depression, anxiety, trauma, relationship issues, parenting problems and career challenges. I am experienced in mindfulness and self-awareness. My therapy style is empathetic, compassionate, and being respectful of your choices. My therapeutic approach combines mindfulness and cognitive-behavioral techniques. If you are ready to take the first step towards change, I am ready to join you on your journey of self-fulfillment and empowerment.

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Dr. Nichell Newton

Offering therapy in NC
License: EdD,MA,LCMHC
Stress, AnxietyFamily conflictsParenting issuesDepressionADHD
20 years of experience

Are you struggling to cope with everyday stressors? Are you feeling anxious, depressed or? Do you want to improve the way you handle problems? Do you want to increase your self-awareness? Whatever it is you may be experiencing, I can help you move beyond your struggles and guide you on a new path. We will work together to challenge the thoughts, beliefs, and patterns that prevent you from moving forward. I focus my work with my clients on creating long-lasting cognitive and behavioral changes. Together, we bridge the gap between mental health and physical health and take an integrated coaching approach to better improve your overall wellbeing. My clients are those who want to focus on creating healthier habits, both physically and mentally. I and clients believe that all of the parts of the self are interconnected, from physical symptoms to emotions, and social interactions. Living a healthy life means having a balance between your physical, mental, and social wellbeing. My education and background includes a MA in Professional Counseling and an EdD in Educational Leadership. Additionally, I have over 15 years experience counseling families and adults. You can trust that through your healing journey, I will treat you with compassion and respect. I use a supportive and nurturing approach in therapy. Individuals can come to me for support, guidance, and education. Let me help you to gain enjoyment, serenity and peace in your life.

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Donna Jeane Pappas

Offering therapy in NC
Stress, AnxietyGriefSelf esteemCoping with life changesADHD
31 years of experience

My practice is built on the concept of curiosity for possibility, working with clients to be curious about what might be and what could be. Counseling provides a platform for seeking some type of change, whether for self, circumstances, or life directions. Curiosity for possibility looks at what you can create yourself, looking at what brings meaning, relevance and purpose to your life. I am a licensed counselor (Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor) in North Carolina with 32 years of experience. My professional experience has been diverse and varied. The thread throughout my counseling career is establishing a foundation for coping with change, life transitions and creating new chapters. I have worked with individuals and families coping with major health issues and life threatening illnesses, along with helping clients through the grieving process of a significant life loss. Through the years clients come with various issues (developmental milestones-college new career, retirement, relationship, parenting, adult child/older parents). In today's world there are may stressors that can enter our life. I see my role is to provide new tools and along with helping the client look at what has worked previously. This creates strategies for problem solving and enhancing your daily life experience. My therapy approach combines elements of positive psychology, cognitive behavioral therapy, reality therapy, solution focused and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy . Most important in working with you, I want to understand your strengths, values and your vision of your best self and your life. My priority is to meet you where you are with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. I want to understand your concerns and specific needs, along with how you think I can best help you. Then we can work together to develop a treatment plan and goals. My therapeutic and life philosophy comes from the quote “becoming is better than being” by Carol Dwick. Embracing “becoming” means always moving toward your more fulfilling and happier life. It begins with taking steps forward. I am here to partner with you to support, equip and empower you as you take your steps.

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Marissa Patti-Marshall

Offering therapy in NC
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseParenting issuesSelf esteemDepression
5 years of experience

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in North Carolina and South Carolina with 5 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with a variety of concerns including stress, anxiety, motivation, self esteem, depression, trauma, parenting, and behavior issues. In addition, I have worked with individuals experiencing homelessness, addiction, and life transitions. I work with my clients to create a safe environment where thoughts and feelings can be shared without fear of judgment. I utilize a client-centered approach to ensure clients are heard, validated, and empowered. My therapeutic style combines Cognitive Behavioral Therapy with Solutions- Focused approaches. I ensure clients’ strengths are highlighted and built upon. 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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Bree Normandin

Offering therapy in NC
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsRelationship issuesDepressionADHD
3 years of experience

I passionately serve clients across all ages and backgrounds, with a particular specialization in supporting clients aged 13 and above who are navigating challenges related to Addiction, Anxiety, Autism (ASD), ADHD, depression, and borderline personality disorder (BPD). Additionally, I hold expertise in conducting assessments for ADHD and Autism in clients age 13 and above (North Carolina Clients only at this time). If you are looking for an assessment and match with me, please let me know immediately upon matching. My work is rooted in a commitment to providing tailored, compassionate support, aiming to empower my clients to understand themselves better, develop coping strategies, and enhance their overall well-being, leading to meaningful and positive changes in their lives.

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Julie Scott

Offering therapy in NC
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseBipolar disorderDepressionCoping with life changes
15 years of experience

Hi, I am Julie. I am a Texas licensed professional counselor with 15 years of experience in counseling and wellness. My motivation to become a counselor stemmed from personal hardships of being a young single mother who had to raise my children while managing school and work at the same time. There was lots of stress, anxiety, and fear of not being able to do it all and striving to be the best. Fortunately I have help from a wonderful counselor. So I’d like to pay forward and use the skills I have learned from my personal experiences and professional education to help you navigate life challenges, whether it is wellness and self-care, work-life integration, anxiety and stress, relationship building, grief and loss, and other challenges. During my career, I have had the pleasure to work with individuals from diverse backgrounds. As a counselor, I believe that working together to develop skills to deal with any challenges is important. I implement a personalized approach by leveraging your personal strength combined with complementary techniques including mindfulness and wellness, solution-focused therapy, motivational interviewing, and cognitive behavioral therapy so that you can adapt, build resilience, and enjoy life as you deserve.

How to find counseling in Maggie Valley

Finding the best therapist close by in Maggie Valley 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 Maggie Valley. 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 Maggie Valley, 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 Maggie Valley 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 Maggie Valley 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 Maggie Valley, elsewhere in Haywood, 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 Maggie Valley area can be found below:

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Maggie Valley 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 Maggie Valley 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 Maggie Valley 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 Maggie Valley, 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 Maggie Valley 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 Maggie Valley 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 Maggie Valley 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 Maggie Valley 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 Maggie Valley 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 28785 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 Maggie Valley 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 Maggie Valley 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 Maggie Valley, 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.

Maggie Valley 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

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 Maggie Valley:

28751, 28785

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