Wilson is known for the history it has in tobacco consumption, and while it used to be a popular market, it’s known more as a vice. However, with the help of a counselor, you can overcome these vices, and live the life that you want free from it. 

Wilson was recently hit by the destruction of Florence, but it is an old city rich in history in North Carolina. Life can be hard, and sometimes you’re hit with a hurricane of shock, but with the help of a counselor, you’ll be able to overcome your issues, and see through even the worst of disasters that are out there. 

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Katherine Myers

Clinical therapist offering therapy in NC
Counselor License Type(s): LCSW,LICSW
AddictionsTrauma and abuseEating disordersDepression
9 years of experience as a mental health therapist

Maybe you have waited a long time to seek help and suffered in silence. Perhaps you've become accustomed to this discomfort or a pain. Or maybe you desire change through seeking understanding and want a greater sense of wellbeing. Therapy can help you with this process of personal growth and healing. Whether you have a crisis, traumatic experience, significant life challenge or are wanting to experience greater fulfillment therapy may be for you. I specialize in the treatment of eating disorders and helping people heal from traumatic experiences. I also enjoy working with people struggling with anxiety and depression, self-esteem and body image, and substance abuse/recovery from addiction. I believe through understanding and awareness, we can move toward becoming our true selves and deeply experience life. As a therapist, I am nonjudgmental, genuine, compassionate and goal oriented. I believe humor helps humanize the therapeutic experience. My treatment philosophy is primarily based in psychodynamic, cognitive behavioral and dialectical behavior therapy. I am trained in EMDR and certified in equine-assisted psychotherapy.

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Cora Strickland

Clinical therapist offering therapy in NC
Counselor License Type(s): MA,LCMHC
Stress, AnxietyFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseAnger managementDepression
15 years of experience as a mental health therapist

Hi. My name is Cora Adams Strickland I’m a licensed clinical mental health counselor for the state of North Carolina. Currently, I own a private mental health practice in Burlington, NC where I provide individual and family therapy for children and adults. I have has been in private practice for over 15 years. The theoretical approach(s) that I use is Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) and Motivational Interviewing. I assist people with understanding the connection between their thoughts, their feelings, and their actions. I use some of the following interventions to assist persons with making change: • Cognitive restructuring and behavioral activation. • Investigating thoughts. • Identifying cognitive distortions. • Acceptance Exercises. • Relaxation techniques. • Motivational Interviewing. I received my Undergraduate degree from East Carolina University in Greenville, North Carolina and my Master’s degree from North Carolina Central University in Durham, North Carolina. Specialties • Stress, Anxiety • Trauma and abuse • Self esteem • Depression • Coping with life changes (Adjustment Disorders) • PTSD I also have experience in, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Parenting issues, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, ADHD Years of Experience: 15

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Tiffany Harris

Clinical therapist offering therapy in NC
Counselor License Type(s): LCSW
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseSelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
20 years of experience as a mental health therapist

It is my goal to assist my clients with bridging the gap from where they are emotionally, cognitively, physically, and spiritually to where they want to be. I am a licensed clinical social worker with 20 plus years’ experience including private and group practice, education, government and psychiatric trauma. I am certified in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and have extensive training in evidence-based practices in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy skills training, and Solution Focused Brief Therapy. I equip my clients with techniques to reduce symptoms associated with transitions, anxiety, post traumatic stress (PTSD) depression, and generational trauma. They learn the building blocks to release negative emotions, reduce/eliminate physiological arousal triggers, reduce stress, and develop a sense of calm and clarity. They also learn how to improve the quality of their relationships. The by-product of working with me is goal achievement, internal and external healing. My philosophy in counseling is that life is a journey that gives us new opportunities every day to live the life we desire. No two days are the same, and we will have highs and lows, but it’s up to us to stay the course, reset or make changes as needed. We also must gather the experiences and supports along the way to get to where we want to go next. I have a passion for empowering people to heal and break free from traumatic experiences that causes distressing emotions. Working with me, you will receive the tools necessary to step up to a whole new level of empowerment, confidence, and vitality. You will also take steps to release disempowering patterns and thoughts that limit your goal achievement and hinder quality relationships. You have the right, and internal power to heal. I look forward to joining you on your journey!

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Karina Killough

Clinical therapist offering therapy in NC
Counselor License Type(s): LCMHC,MS
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsRelationship issuesBipolar disorderDepression
23 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor (LCMHC) licensed in the state of North Carolina and I have a Master's Degree in Clinical/Community Psychology. I have over 23 years of experience working with a wide range of issues and ages. I have worked with clients that struggle with depression, anxiety, mood disorders, substance abuse/dependency, stress management, women's issues and self-esteem, family and relationship issues and individuals with trauma and abuse issues. I have experience working in Inpatient, Intensive Outpatient and Outpatient settings and have utilized individual, family/couples and group therapy. My counseling approach is based on compassion, empathy, respect, support and a genuine desire and goal to help individuals address any area of concern.. I will engage in a beneficial therapeutic relationship that provides opportunity for the individual to identify appropriate coping skills to address life issues and improvement in their overall mental and emotional health. My primary therapeutic approach is Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, but I also utilize other therapeutic approaches including but not limited to Rational-Emotive Therapy, Person-Centered Therapy and Mindfulness. I will focus on treatment planning to address an individual's specific needs and goals. The first step in seeking support is always the most difficult one and at times can feel a little overwhelming. However, I believe the benefits of therapy can be very rewarding and I am excited and privileged to be a part of your journey. I look forward to working with you.

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Tawnya Thompson

Clinical therapist offering therapy in NC
Counselor License Type(s): LCMHC
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesDepressionCoping with life changes
24 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am a licensed clinical mental health counselor in the state of North Carolina. I having been working in this field for over 24 years. I am fortunate to have been afforded the opportunity to work in a variety of settings. These settings include substance abuse treatment, mental health crises, domestic violence, critical incidences, youth corrections, individual, couples and family counseling. I have worked with clients who have had issues with depression, anxiety, stress and psychsocial problems. While I have benefitted greatly from these experiences, I believe myself to be most effective in individual counseling. I have taken the benefit of all these experiences and combined them to be the best counselor I can be. No matter the initial presentation of my clients, their issues tend to fall into one or more of the areas of my experience. As a therapist, my theoretical approaches tend to be solution focused, reality based with an emphasis on how my client views him or herself and the world around them. I believe we all make decisions and exhibit individual behaviors based on what we perceive is happening to us and the world around us. My goal is to help my clients determine if their beliefs, as well as their actions, are helping them be the best they can be. In addition to that, I work to ensure that my clients have the emotional tools they need to appropriately and effectively manage the emotional ups and downs of life. As I see it, life is "a continuum of temporary circumstances that we all must navigate the best we can with the skills we have". My calling is to serve others, with the hope that I can contribute in some way to helping them make their lives better..

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Teoletta West

Clinical therapist offering therapy in NC
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesSelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
12 years of experience as a mental health therapist

As a Licensed Clinical Social Worker for the past 12 years, I have worked with people experiencing challenges largely related to anxiety. Anxiety presents itself for different reasons, but it is not something you need to be afraid of. Our thought life impacts our well-being at the core of who we are and every aspect of how we see life starts with a thought. In your thoughts about therapy, I imagine you are desiring support and guidance to navigate a specific challenge in your life at this time. I am here to support and empower you in this moment of life as we work together to unlock, transform, and release what is needed so that you can move beyond the wall.

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DionShay Norfleet

Clinical therapist offering therapy in NC
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsGriefDepression
10 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am licensed in North Carolina with 10 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 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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Sharon Torian

Clinical therapist offering therapy in NC
Relationship issuesTrauma and abuseAnger managementSelf esteem
3 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am licensed in North Carolina with 3 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with relationship issues, trauma and abuse, & anger management. I also have experience working with 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. 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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Courtney Jost

Clinical therapist offering therapy in NC
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesSelf esteemCoping with life changesCompassion fatigue
4 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am licensed in North Carolina with 4 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, motivation, self esteem, and confidence, & coping with life changes. 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. 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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Nosaba Naveed

Clinical therapist offering therapy in NC
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseSelf esteemCareer difficulties
12 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am licensed in North Carolina with 12 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, & motivation, self-esteem, confidence, and many more issues. 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!

How to find a therapist for counseling in Wilson

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

  • CBT
  • DBT
  • Substance use therapy
  • Couples therapy

When you're ready to start your search and find Wilson 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 Wilson, elsewhere in Wilson, 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 Wilson 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 Wilson 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 Wilson 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 Wilson 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 Wilson online therapy platform verified?

Therapists in Wilson, 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 Wilson 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 Wilson 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 Wilson 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 Wilson 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 Wilson 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 Wilson?

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

Wilson 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 Wilson 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 Wilson 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 27894 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 Wilson counselor?

Before seeing your Wilson 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 Wilson.

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 Wilson 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 Wilson 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 Wilson, 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.

Wilson 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 contact@betterhelp.com.

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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27893, 27894, 27895, 27896

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