First settled as a place for Christian’s to worship, Pleasant Garden, North Carolina, has a history that dates back to the 1700s. Its name says a lot about the intentions of the pioneers who built the town, as there hope was that this beautiful area would be both agreeable and peaceful.

Unfortunately, there are times when inner turmoil can make even the most peaceful places seem difficult to dwell in. If you are facing a similar struggle, reach out to one of our Pleasant Garden area mental health specialists. Matching with someone who understands your issues and can guide you toward tranquility can make a world of difference in your life.

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Chanel Bowen

Offering therapy in NC
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsRelationship issuesSelf esteemDepression
8 years of experience

Hello! I'm Chanel, wishing you love, peace, and prosperity. I am a dual-licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor and Clinical Addiction Specialist so that I can help clients improve mental health and overcome problematic behaviors by teaching healthier ways of coping. Using Cognitive-Behavioral methods, DBT Skills Training, and Relapse Prevention Models, services are tailored to your needs. My goal is to help you Bring Forth a Greater You. As a registered yoga teacher, clients can be guided through stress-reduction exercises during our telehealth sessions. Learn Emotion Regulation, Stress Tolerance, & Interpersonal Effectiveness as you get the right tools to build a solid foundation for a mentally healthier you. I am typically available for live video and phone sessions Tuesdays through Fridays in the A.M., and respond to messages throughout the day Monday through Friday. I love this platform for my clients because you can send messages to share your thoughts and feelings 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Are there any questions I can answer for you at this time?

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Thomas Wilder

Offering therapy in NC
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsSelf esteem
4 years of experience

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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Betsy Comingore

Offering therapy in NC
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesSelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
8 years of experience

For the past 8 years, I have enjoyed my work as a licensed counselor in North Carolina. In our time together, I want to hear from you and explore your wish. What would be different if you felt less depressed or more self-confident? What if you found a place for your anxiety so that it didn't rule your life? 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. Getting started can be the hardest part so keep going- you are being kind to yourself in getting the support you need.

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Katherine Salmons

Offering therapy in NC
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseDepression
4 years of experience

I am a licensed clinical social worker and licensed clinical addiction specialist in North Carolina with over 4 years of experience working as a primary therapist for teenagers and/or young adults and their families. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, substance use and process addictions, parenting/family problems, ADHD and many more. I also helped many people who have experienced various types of trauma or abuse. I am a very passionate and authentic person with a therapy style that is kind, caring, and direct. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. My approach combines cognitive-behavioral, experiential, humanistic, strength based, and trauma informed therapy. I will tailor our sessions and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. I know that it can be hard to begin your mental health journey or pick a therapist. I am here to support and empower you in that journey. I look forward to working with you!

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Yvonne Johnson-Gilbert

Offering therapy in NC
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsTrauma and abuseAnger managementCoping with life changes
35 years of experience

I am licensed in North Carolina with 35 years of professional work experience that is multi-diagnostic in the areas of Addiction, Trauma, Anger Management, Abuse , Personality Disorders , Emotional Dysregulation Disorders and Clinical Art Psychotherapy. My value system dictates 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 by signing up for therapy takes emotional courage and I am proud of you for starting on your journey to recovery and healing and hope that you will allow me to take that journey with you.

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Melissia Bennett

Offering therapy in NC
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesSelf esteemDepressionCompassion fatigue
17 years of experience

I am licensed in North Carolina with 17 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, motivation, self esteem, and confidence, & depression. I work with my clients to create an open and safe environment where thoughts and feelings can be shared without fear of judgment. Taking the first step to sign up for therapy can take courage and I am proud of you for getting started!

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Hattie Williams

Offering therapy in NC
Stress, AnxietyGriefSelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
6 years of experience

I am a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor based in North Carolina. My experience comes from providing direct mental health care in various settings and providing grief counseling to children in school and national grief counseling settings. I have worked with children, teens, and adults with varied presenting issues, including anxiety, depression, anger management, trauma, stress, low self-esteem, Women issues, Marital/ Pre-Marital, Spirituality, Life Coaching, and family issues. I approach the therapeutic relationship with respect and dignity for each client. I walk with them on their journey to wholeness at their own pace. I worked with individuals and families from diverse backgrounds, helping them navigate their challenges. I am compassionate and a great listener. I believe in what I do and am compassionate about helping the people I serve. I think we all can reach our highest potential, which is what I want to help my clients do. Many individuals I worked with have had setbacks, but once they believe in themselves, they realize their stumbling blocks are only stepping stones to their destination. Working toward a more fulfilling and happier life takes a lot of strength and determination. If you allow me, I will walk with you on your journey. My therapy style and approach are eclectic; I draw on influence from Cognitive Behavior (CBT), Person-Centered, Mindfulness-Based, Positive Psychology, Solution Brief Therapy (SFBT), and others. I earned a Master of Arts (MA) in Professional Counseling from Liberty University. I have six years of professional Counseling and over thirty years of experience working in human services.

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Angela Dreher

Offering therapy in NC
AddictionsTrauma and abuseCareer difficultiesDepressionCoping with life changes
4 years of experience

I am licensed in North Carolina with 4 years of professional work experience. In addition, I operated a homeless shelter for 13 years providing case management services. I have experience in helping clients with coping with addictions, trauma and abuse, career difficulties, & depression. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. Taking the first step to seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I am here to support you in that process.

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Steven Allman

Offering therapy in NC
Career difficultiesCoaching
20 years of experience

I have been licensed as a Clinical Mental Health Counselor in North Carolina, USA, since 2001. Prior to getting licensed I was employed in the Executive Search industry. I have also worked as an Outplacement Consultant for the largest outplacement firm in the US. Recently, I was employed with the NC Department of Health & Human Services, Division of Vocational Rehabilitation Services as a Rehabilitation Counselor for 16 years providing career services to clients with physical, mental, and/or developmental challenges. In 2022, I contributed to a newly published career counseling textbook and currently serve as Advocacy Chair for the Licensed Clinical Counselor Association of NC. I also Chair the Professional Association Council in NC and received the "Outstanding Advocacy Award" in 2023 "for excellence in clinical mental health advocacy efforts that advance the counseling profession and the communities served." Earlier, I served as President of the NC Career Development Association, NC Rehabilitation Association, and NC Association of Personnel Consultants. I remain a Certified Personnel Consultant and I have been a Master Career Counselor through the National Career Development Association. I have written a weekly column for a New York Times regional newspaper known as "Career Talk." You are the expert of your story and have strengths that will support you in overcoming challenges you may currently face. My approach to counseling is from a career perspective. All activities of life contribute to our "career" including what we do for pay as well as what we do just for the joy of doing it! Finding joy at work can lead to creating joy when not at work and generalizes to all our relationships! Taking the first step to sign up for counseling requires courage and I look forward to meeting you!

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Jennifer Ordonez

Offering therapy in NC
Stress, AnxietyFamily conflictsParenting issuesSelf esteemCompassion fatigue
26 years of experience

I am licensed in North Carolina with 26 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with mood disorders, stress and anxiety, family conflicts, parenting issues and coping with grief and loss. I utilize solution focused and cognitive behavioral approaches. I encourage clients to recognize their strengths and empower them to make changes in their lives that will help them feel happy and fulfilled.

How to find counseling in Pleasant Garden

Finding the best therapist close by in Pleasant Garden 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 Pleasant Garden. 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 Pleasant Garden, 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 Pleasant Garden 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 Pleasant Garden 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 Pleasant Garden, elsewhere in Guilford, 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 Pleasant Garden area can be found below:

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Pleasant Garden 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 Pleasant Garden 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 Pleasant Garden 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 Pleasant Garden, 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 Pleasant Garden 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 Pleasant Garden 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 Pleasant Garden 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 Pleasant Garden 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 Pleasant Garden 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 27406 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 Pleasant Garden 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 Pleasant Garden 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 Pleasant Garden, 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.

Pleasant Garden 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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27313, 27406

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