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Sandra Perry

Clinical therapist offering therapy in NC
Counselor License Type(s): MS, LMFT, AAMFT Approved Supervisor
Relationship issuesFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseGriefParenting issues
21 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am a marriage and family therapist licensed in the state of North Carolina. I have worked for eighteen years in the area of mental health, in which the role of family relationships is central. I have worked with clients on a wide range of issues including childhood trauma, behavioral and emotional disorders, anxiety, divorce, domestic violence, parenting, family conflict, loss, and grief to name a few. Open communication is very important to the successful outcome of therapy. You will be encouraged to discuss your issues in a safe and caring environment, in order to develop strategies and skills to reach your goals and cope with difficult situations. A counseling plan will be highly specific to your needs. I look forward to working with you!

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Dr. Lakisha Ellison

Clinical therapist offering therapy in NC
Counselor License Type(s): LCSW
LGBTRelationship issuesFamily conflictsParenting issuesCoping with life changes
15 years of experience as a mental health therapist

Welcome! I am a Doctor of Social Work and a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in North Carolina. I started my social work career in 2005, working with children and families of all ages, races, sexual orientations, genders, and abilities. I have assisted clients with depression, anxiety, attachment, grief/loss, parenting concerns, relationship challenges, trauma, abuse, Bipolar, adjustment issues, and more. I helped families address various concerns that revolved around child abuse, child neglect, domestic violence, substance abuse, self-esteem, and beyond. My current focus areas include sexual trauma, anxiety, work with transgender individuals, and the impact of adverse childhood experiences throughout the life span. I also enjoy working with queer and lesbian women of color interested in processing race, ethnicity, and sexuality concerns at the intersections of gender, oppression, and other unique experiences. My counseling style is client-centered, down-to-earth, and engaging. I integrate my humor and acts of holistic practice to include aromatherapy, healing rituals, and more. While I am not strictly a cognitive behavioral therapist (CBT), I often use CBT and find it helpful if clients are empowered to understand and use CBT outside of the traditional therapy session. Also, I use solution-focused techniques, motivational interviewing, and aspects of reality therapy, to name a few. As a social worker, I am strength-based and conceptualize clients' needs with their unique environments in mind. My goal is to help my clients be the most authentic and empowered version of themselves and live unapologetically real. The process of uncovering and discovering takes courage, strength, and hard work, something most of us have and need a little reassurance. If you are ready to begin a new therapy journey, I will be a professional support for you. You got this! The therapeutic relationship is critical and one of the most important aspects of a successful experience. I consider it a privilege to assist individuals on their journey. I look forward to working with you! In Kindness and Wellness, Kisha

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Eva Jones

Clinical therapist offering therapy in NC
Counselor License Type(s): LCMHC,LCAS-A
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsParenting issuesDepression
5 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor in North Carolina with 5 years counseling experience working as a counselor and life coach. My work has been in the realm of depression, anxiety, anger management, emotional and behavior issues as well as substance use issues. I have worked with families struggling with relationship issues and parenting skills. I also have experience in areas of life coaching such as individual and spiritual growth. My desire is to work with individuals struggling with depression, anxiety, anger management, emotional and behavior issues as well as substance use issues. My counseling approach is calm, warm and empathetic while being non-judgmental. My approach is eclectic/integrative therapy. I believe that individuals are unique and will benefit from the most effective methods to address their needs. It takes courage to stand up and ask for help. I believe you can find joy in your journey when you allow change to start from within yourself by creating a positive atmosphere. When you are ready I am ready to stand up and walk with you. I look forward to hearing from you soon.

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Amy West

Clinical therapist offering therapy in NC
Counselor License Type(s): LCSW
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseParenting issuesCoping with life changesCompassion fatigue
5 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am a licensed clinical social worker with 10 years of experience working in the community with diverse individuals and families. I have specific experience in working with people in all roles and phases of parenthood, including pregnancy & infertility, post-partum, fatherhood, step-parenthood, and kinship/adoption/foster care. I am passionate about working with individuals experiencing anxiety, depression, impacts of trauma, relationship, and women's issues. For the last several years I have also worked in a role supporting other helping professionals process burnout and work-life balance. Whether you are considering a change, in the process of managing change, or having change forced upon you, I can walk with you through it. I believe that everyone has their own inherent strengths, and deserves respect and compassion. Everyone can benefit from an unbiased listening ear where you can express yourself and leave feeling heard in an unjudgmental space. My therapeutic style is rooted in understanding how each individual's experiences, biology, and relationships impact their decision making and the way they view the world and their place in it. We will create a plan together that works to meet your needs, and what you hope to get out of our time spent together. I can both challenge some of your habits and thoughts that aren't working for you, and just listen when you need to empty your mind.

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Melanie Brinson

Clinical therapist offering therapy in NC
Counselor License Type(s): LCMHC
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseParenting issuesSelf esteemDepression
7 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor licensed in the state of NC with over 7 years of experience working as a therapist. I have worked with clients with a wide range of ages and concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting problems, OCD, trauma related disorders, low self-esteem, motivation issues, adjustment disorders, and ADHD. The majority of my experience has been with children, teens, and young adults. I enjoy working with the youth of today to help secure a strong solid future for tomorrow. My counseling style is warm and accepting. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. My approach combines cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), motivational interviewing, mindfulness, and solution focused therapy. I have a strong appreciation for art and understand the power of art in therapy. I believe that through a strong therapeutic relationship change can occur. I will focus my energy in allowing you to feel heard, cared for, and understood. This will allow you to unlock your true desires and ideas for your next steps. Your future is yours and you will be the author of your story. My role is to help you to embrace your strengths, work with your weaknesses, and help you to reach your own goals. I look forward to helping you reach your goals!

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Tulani Vaughn

Clinical therapist offering therapy in NC
Counselor License Type(s): MSW,ACSW,LCSW
Stress, AnxietyGriefSelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
4 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in the state of North Carolina and also a certified Health Coach. I received my Master’s Degree in Social Work from Columbia University in New York City and I have over 30 years of social work experience working in a variety of social work settings. I have worked with clients who have struggled with depression, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, loss, parenting problems, career challenges and a number of other issues. My therapy style is warm and interactive. I believe in treating anyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. I begin by listening carefully to the issues and deciding together with you on goals for therapy. My approach is client-centered and combines cognitive-behavioral, solution-focused, mindfulness, psychodynamic and psycho-educational. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. I am committed to supporting all people where they are in life and helping them transition through difficult times of crisis or stress by building resilience and using healthier coping skills. Life at times can be very overwhelming and challenging. It takes courage to seek a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards change. If you are ready to take that step towards feeling better emotionally, mentally and physically, I will be here to support and empower you. I look forward to having the privilege to work with you!

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Kelly Stone

Clinical therapist offering therapy in NC
Stress, AnxietyLGBTRelationship issuesIntimacy-related issuesCoping with life changes
7 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am licensed in North Carolina with 7 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues (romantic, family, or professionally), intimacy related issues, & depression. I also have experience working with clients who have personality disorders and bipolar disorder. I believe in a holistic approach and will collaborate with you as 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!

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David Rosser

Clinical therapist offering therapy in NC
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesGriefDepression
4 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am licensed in North Carolina with four years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with depression, stress and anxiety, relationship issues, and coping with grief and loss. I view life as a journey, and counseling as help and guidance in a portion of that journey when it becomes difficult. All of our journeys at some point will come to a place of hardship, pain, or sorrow. Counseling can provide both healing and the ability to overcome those obstacles that are holding you back from living your best life. My counseling style would best be described as eclectic. I use cognitive behavioral therapy because of its proactive nature, but also use interventions from other modalities. The most effective counseling to me addresses both the cognitive mental piece and the emotional piece as well. In other words, I want my clients to be able to express themselves and release pent up emotions but also understand the possible causes creating the issues. I believe the key to successful therapy is creating a safe environment that encourages openness and honesty and is free from judgment. I encourage my clients to express themselves without feeling as if they have to edit or filter their thoughts and feelings. 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 and empower you in that journey. On a personal note, I am a widowed and remarried father of two wonderful but challenging teens. My journey has had certainly had some hardships but has also been filled with more blessings than I can count. Thanks for taking time to read this, and if you feel we might work well together, then please reach out. Either way, I sincerely hope you find the peace, balance, and happiness that you deserve.

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Erika Raynor

Clinical therapist offering therapy in NC
Stress, AnxietySelf esteemBipolar disorderDepressionCoping with life changes
12 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am licensed in North Carolina with 11 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, coping with grief and loss, bipolar disorder, & 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. 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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Michael Farley

Clinical therapist offering therapy in NC
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesGriefSelf esteemDepression
13 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am licensed in North Carolina with 13 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 believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. 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.

How to find a therapist for counseling in Parmele

Finding the best therapist close by in Parmele 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 Parmele 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 Parmele. 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 Parmele, 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 Parmele 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 Parmele 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 Parmele area in different types of therapy, including:

  • CBT
  • DBT
  • Substance use therapy
  • Couples therapy

When you're ready to start your search and find Parmele 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 Parmele, elsewhere in Martin, or in the greater state of North Carolina.

Frequently asked questions (FAQs) about therapists and mental health services

Some other commonly asked questions on therapy with a licensed counselor and BetterHelp serving the Parmele area can be found below:

How does the cost of in-person counseling with a therapist compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Parmele 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 Parmele 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 Parmele 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). If you're looking for a therapist, Cincinnati offers a variety of professionals who can help with your mental health needs at a price you can afford.

How is a licensed therapist on this Parmele online therapy platform verified?

Therapists in Parmele, 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 Parmele psychiatrists to prescribe a drug or medication as treatment, or perform psychological assessments and other psychiatric services.

How does working with a professional 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 therapist, including the therapists in Parmele 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 Parmele 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 with the help of psychologists?

BetterHelp's verified Parmele 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:

  • Cognitive behavioral therapy - This type of therapy is provided by therapists who are professional counselors, helping clients identify and change negative thought patterns through structured sessions.
  • Behavior therapy - Therapists use behavior therapy techniques to help clients modify harmful behaviors and develop healthier habits, often through the guidance of a professional counselor.
  • EMDR therapy - EMDR therapists assist clients in processing traumatic memories to alleviate emotional distress and improve overall well-being, utilizing the expertise of a professional counselor.
  • Talk therapy - Therapists engage clients in talk therapy to explore their feelings and develop strategies for dealing with various mental health issues, often guided by a professional counselor.
  • Depression - Therapists offer counseling to help individuals manage symptoms of depression and improve their mood and functioning, often working closely with a professional counselor.
  • Anxiety disorders - Therapists specialize in anxiety disorders, offering strategies to manage and reduce anxiety symptoms effectively, often through counseling sessions with a professional counselor.
  • Stress - Therapists provide tools and techniques to help clients cope with stress and improve their mental resilience, frequently under the supervision of a professional counselor.
  • Eating disorders - Therapists experienced in eating disorders offer specialized counseling to address unhealthy eating patterns and body image issues, with the support of a professional counselor.
  • Grief - Therapists provide support and guidance to clients experiencing grief, helping them navigate the stages of loss, often in collaboration with a counselor.
  • Attachment therapy - Therapists use attachment therapy to help clients understand and improve their emotional bonds and relationships, often with the assistance of a counselor.
  • Relationships - Therapists work with clients to improve communication, resolve conflicts, and strengthen their connections with others, often using the skills of a counselor.
  • Children, adolescents, and teens - Therapists specializing in youth therapy address the unique mental health needs of children, adolescents, and teens, often involving a counselor in the process.
  • Addiction (substance abuse) - Therapists offer counseling for addiction, helping clients overcome substance abuse and maintain long-term recovery, often under the guidance of a counselor.
  • Divorce - Therapists support individuals through the emotional and practical challenges of ending a marriage, often working with a psychologist to provide comprehensive care.
  • Trauma or PTSD - Therapists specializing in trauma and PTSD help clients process traumatic experiences and reduce their symptoms, frequently collaborating with a psychologist.
  • Bipolar disorder - Therapists provide counseling to manage the mood swings and challenges associated with bipolar disorder, often in consultation with a psychologist.
  • Psychodynamic treatment - Therapists use psychodynamic treatment to explore unconscious processes and how they affect current behavior, often guided by psychologists.
  • Career counseling - Therapists assist clients in making informed decisions about their professional paths and resolving work-related issues, often with the help of psychologists.
  • Alcohol use disorders - Therapists offer specialized counseling to help clients manage and overcome alcohol use disorders, frequently under the supervision of psychologists.
  • OCD - Therapists provide strategies and support to manage obsessive-compulsive disorder symptoms, often via psychotherapy.
  • ADHD - Therapists offer counseling to help clients with ADHD improve focus, organization, and overall functioning, often via psychotherapy.
  • Mood disorders - Therapists work with clients to stabilize and improve mood through various therapeutic approaches, frequently in psychotherapy.
  • Sex addiction
  • Complex trauma
  • Life transitions

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 Parmele 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 in Parmele?

One of the potentially rewarding aspects of working with a Parmele 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.

Parmele 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 Parmele 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 Parmele 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 27871 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 Parmele counselor?

Before seeing your Parmele 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 Parmele.

Should I find a therapist or psychologist for therapy 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 Parmele 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 Parmele 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 with a therapist 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 therapist 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 Parmele, 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.

Parmele 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 during telehealth appointments?

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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