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Kathryn Falbo-Woodson

Offering therapy in NC
License: MSW,LCSW
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesGriefDepressionCompassion fatigue
10 years of experience

My name is Kathryn Falbo-Woodson, MSW, LSCW, and I am a licensed clinical social worker (LCSW) in NC with more than 15 years of experience in the mental health field. I have an undergraduate degree in psychology (BA) and a Master's in Social Work (MSW). I have volunteered in different capacities with local nonprofit organizations, supporting social justice and suicide prevention efforts. My background includes extensive experience understanding hope and resiliency and treating stress-related disorders, such as trauma, relationship distress, anxiety and depression. Many times these conditions go hand-in-hand with other medical conditions (i.e., autoimmune disorders, cancer, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, neurological disorders, etc.) or life stages (i.e., career changes, caregiving, death/dying, divorce/separation, empty nest, retirement, etc.). I also work with individuals in "health coaching" capacities, such as developing effective strategies to enhance well-being, including improved sleep, weight loss, stress reduction, and pain management. I work from a compassion-oriented framework to foster holistic healing. Our work will be grounded in safety and hope. Many clients tell me I make them feel very at home and comfortable as if we've known each other for a very long time even upon our first meeting together. I recognize that asking for help is a difficult first step in your healing process and I am honored to walk alongside you on this journey.

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Samantheo Marcellus

Offering therapy in NC
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesSelf esteemCareer difficultiesDepression
20 years of experience

Hello and Welcome. I am a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor (LCMHC) in North Carolina; and have over 15 years of experience in the mental health and academic (higher education) setting. My primary experience within these settings includes academic, personal, and career counseling. I am also equipped to address issues centered around depression, stress and anxiety, self-esteem and body image, parenting problem, relationship issues, etc. My counseling style is warm, genuine, and interactive. I strive to develop a trusting relationship with each client; and work to maintain an environment consisting of unconditional positive regard and empathy. Together, we will explore how certain thoughts and beliefs can produce negative or painful feeling and maladaptive behaviors. Then process and guide individuals through the exploration of solutions already present within their lives in order to address solve current challenges. I believe in treating people with dignity, respects, and compassion; while utilizing a range of therapeutic modalities that focus on the client and their needs. Treating the whole individual is my main focus and will work with the client to ensure that you reach your full potential. 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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Jamie Haidinger

Offering therapy in NC
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsGriefDepression
15 years of experience

Hi my name is Jamie and I'm not your traditional mental health therapist. I have 30 plus years experience providing supportive counseling, crisis intervention and life coaching/encouragement in the setting of acute medical hospitals, nursing homes, and community physical rehab centers. I have worked with individuals with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, grief/loss and life changes ( empty nest, divorce, retirement ). People experiencing physical /emotional abuse have also found my support helpful. I have a Bachelor of Social Work degree from Salem State University. My Master of Social Work degree is from Boston University. I have a Certificate of Clinical Gerontology from Boston College. I am licensed in MA ( LICSW ) NC ( LCSW ) NH ( LICSW ) ME ( LCSW ). My counseling style is warm, caring and supportive. I meet my people where they are in their discomfort and together we identify the source of pain and we work together to find a solution. My approach is YOU focused. It is gentle and kind. I am a nurturer. I will listen to your story and together we will develop a plan that will lead you to a better place in your life. I will never lead you to a place you are not ready to go . We live in a challenging world. Life is hard. I believe we all deserve to have peace of mind, feel motivated, and experience joy. This is not too much to ask for out of life. With my many years of experience I have helped people lessen their anxiety, improve their mood, move forward with difficult life decisions, improve the quality of their personal/work relationships and heal broken hearts. I would love the opportunity to offer my skills and compassion to help with your journey to a more peaceful, joy filled state of mind.

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Tamara Hemby

Offering therapy in NC
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsBipolar disorderDepressionCoping with life changes
12 years of experience

I am a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor and Licensed Clinical Addictions Specialist with over 10 years of experience. My interactions in therapy includes me being warm and encouraging while also promoting accountability. I have provided therapy in varied settings with a wide range of individuals. Issues addressed have included but are not limited to: family conflict, childhood trauma, addiction, depression, anxiety and feeling lost. I do not believe in "fixing" people; however, I do believe in recovery! I utilize an eclectic counseling approach consisting of cognitive-behavioral methods, along with a person-centered approach. Cognitive-behavioral therapy consists of techniques used to reduce emotional stress and negative behavior patterns in thoughts and perceptions, such as cognitive restructuring, problem solving, and modifying thoughts. Person-centered therapy focuses on the interpersonal relationship of the counselor and client, and identifying the client’s feelings and accept or alter these thought processes. Gestalt therapy is grounded in the client’s “here and now”. The initial goal is for clients to gain awareness of what they are experiencing and doing now to become whole or complete. Reality therapy focuses on keeping the client in the present with emphasis on client responsibility for success. Motivational Interviewing is often used and endorsed at my current place of employment due to effectiveness of the treatment modality when treating substance abuse and/or dependence. These therapy modalities are well established, researched, and highly respected. Deciding to seek out and utilize help takes courage and strength. I would like the opportunity to support you on your journey. I look forward to working with you!

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Joshua Heying

Offering therapy in NC
License: LCSW
Stress, AnxietyLGBTFamily conflictsBipolar disorderDepression
8 years of experience

Hello! My name is Josh and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) with roughly 11 years of experience in the field, 6 of which have been in direct, community-based clinical practice. In that time, I have worked in adolescent and adult community mental health/crisis intervention including experience in residential treatment, school-based counseling, family counseling, LGBT+ issues, personality disorders, parenting problems, severe/persistent mental illness, anxiety, relationship problems, depression, family conflict, and trauma. All that said, my aim is simply helping others reach their goals of managing everyday life a little easier. I like to believe that therapy is firstly based in a trusting relationship and enhanced by my clinical knowledge, not necessarily in disorders/clinical jargon; however, my approach combines cognitive-behavioral, dialectical behavioral, solution-focused, strengths-based, and psychodynamic therapy and I am comfortable utilizing any/all of these to tailor treatment to your individual needs! I applaud you for taking the first, often difficult, step towards meeting your goals and I look forward to working with you! I can also be found at:

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Elissa Both

Offering therapy in NC
License: MSW,LCSW,Elissa Buccarelli- Both
Stress, AnxietyAnger managementSelf esteemDepressionADHD
22 years of experience

Hello and welcome to my profile page! My name is Elissa (Lisa) Both and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. I have over 20 years of experience working with children, families, and individuals. Specifically, I have spent a significant portion of my career in education as a School Social Worker, where I was committed to serving the needs of students and their families. I have worked with many students who struggled educationally due to learning, emotional, and behavioral difficulties. In addition, I maintained a private practice throughout the years. I strongly believe that in order to be successful, it is important to build a trusting and welcoming environment for my clients. I put a great emphasis on meeting clients where they are and establishing that respectful, trusting relationship. I use a solution focused approach that is customized for each individual and situation in order to help them achieve their goals. Each client is unique and has different needs, which is why I believe it is imperative to work together to develop an individual approach that focuses on their strengths and resources available. I am passionate about helping people embrace their strengths and resources, as well as introduce people to new tools and skills to help guide them through difficult situations. Additionally, client feedback is extremely important to me, as the therapeutic process should be collaborative. This can help to ensure we are on the right track to helping you feel better and addressing your concerns.

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Garry Wiley Jr.

Offering therapy in NC
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsGriefDepression
3 years of experience

I am licensed in North Carolina with 3 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, & coping with grief and loss. I work with my clients to create an open and safe environment where thoughts and feelings can be shared without fear of judgment. 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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Cindy Edwards

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

I am licensed in Florida with 22 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, coping with addictions, trauma and abuse, & 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 sign up for therapy can take courage and I am proud of you for getting started! For North Carolina residents my Professional Discloser Statement is included below: PROFESSIONAL DISCLOSER STATEMENT My name is Cindy Edwards, LMHC, NCC. I have a Master of Art Degree in Clinical Psychology that I received from American International College in May of 1993. I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor/Qualified Supervisor in Florida. My license number is MH8582. I am a National Certified Counselor and my certification number is 304925. I am a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor (LCMHC) in North Carolina. My license number is 15778. I have twenty years of experience as a mental health counselor and have experience diagnosing and treating clients of all ages with diagnosis which include depression, anxiety, substance abuse and post-traumatic stress disorder. I use a Humanistic approach to treatment and focus on cognitive behavioral, dialectical and motivational interviewing and the stages of change techniques. I believe in teaching a balanced life approach to wellness. Sessions are an hour long. I discuss mental health and substance abuse symptoms and diagnosis with clients and we agree on a diagnosis before I document one. Proper documentation can assist medication providers with prescribing what is most beneficial for you. What you say is confidential unless you state you plan to hurt yourself or others or involved with child or elder abuse; a subpoena is not a court order. If you are unhappy with my services, please speak to me directly and give me the opportunity to resolve the problem. If you wish to file a complaint against me, you may do so in writing by contacting the North Carolina Board of Professional Counselors (NCBPC) at: P.O. Box 77819, Greensborough, NC 27417. NCBPC’s phone number is 844-622-3572 or 336-217-6007. E-mail address is: Information and downloadable form is available at http://www.ncblpcorg/Complaints.

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Carlene Messer

Offering therapy in NC
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseAnger managementDepression
20 years of experience

Hello, and thank you for visiting my profile. Congratulations on taking this positive step in getting the support that you need. My name is Carlene and I'm a licensed psychotherapist with 23 years of experience. I work individuals, couples, students, families and veterans. I have provided counseling services in many different settings including: a university counseling center, school system, private practice, community mental health centers and veterans within the VA system. These varied experiences have allowed me to develop an in-depth understanding of the ways that things can go wrong for people. My success in working with people stems from my desire to help them make sense of who they are, what they do and what they want in life. I strive to help them see the very best in themselves and others as well as the opportunities that they have. In these trying times there are many day-to-day stressors and we can often find ourselves lacking the skills to overcome these challenges. I work hard to help people set goals and to identify their strengths so that they are better able to deal with anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, anger, relationship conflicts, abuse and trauma. My approach is eclectic as I draw from many different evidence-based interventions because we are all unique. Practically speaking one-size does not fit all. My style is laid back, common sense and often playful. A positive therapy experience can and should be enlightening and rewarding. Warm Regards, Carlene Messer

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Lakia Branch-Rollins

Offering therapy in NC
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesGriefSelf esteemCoping with life changes
5 years of experience

Our lives do NOT get better by chance or happenstance, they get better by CHOICE! Congratulations on making a huge choice towards a more meaningful change in your life. We all come from various backgrounds, experiences, and will all face difficulties at one point in our lives. It's at that point, that we desire more, something different, a shift that will assist us from where we are, to where we desire to be, and I am here to assist you on that journey. We will accomplish growth together. I will assist by incorporating your mind, body, spirit and environment while bringing about meaningful change. I enthusiastically offer a person-centered approach that is designed towards your needs and unique situation. "The whole is greater than the sum of its parts" Aristotle. I am a licensed mental health counselor having obtained over 5 years of experience delivering crisis, case management, behavioral specialist consultations, interventions, and mental health counseling. Effective and efficient therapeutic background focusing on the totality of clients served by facilitating individualistic person-centered care while utilizing research-based modalities such as Motivational Interviewing, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Mindfulness, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy; all expedited with collaborative and constructive goal composition and treatment planning. I initiate all partnerships by guiding with compassion and empathy as a counselor, and I am open to working with all individuals regardless of age or population. Your individual goals are important to me and will always be considered in your growth and development. I am excited for you, your choice and our partnership. I look forward to hearing from you.

How to find counseling in Oxford

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

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Oxford 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 Oxford 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 Oxford 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 Oxford, 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 Oxford 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 Oxford 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 Oxford 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 Oxford 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 Oxford 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 27565 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 Oxford 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 Oxford 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 Oxford, 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.

Oxford 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 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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