Find Therapists, Counselors and Psychologists in Cary, North Carolina

Find a therapist in Cary, North Carolina that meets your needs. Browse our comprehensive list of affordable and licensed therapists in Cary to find a professional specializing in counseling people with stress, anxiety, depression, relationship issues, grief and more.


Sharon Woodard

MA,LCMHC
10 years experience
Life transitions and traumatic experiences can cause emotional and mental distress. Having someone to guide you in processing your thoughts will improve your overall well-being and make you feel less alone in your struggles. I am a licensed clinical mental health counselor who will provide you with a welcoming space where you can share your most intimate issues. Together, let us develop healthy coping mechanisms that will help you move passed or better deal... Read More
Life transitions and traumatic experiences can cause emotional and mental distress. Having someone to guide you in processing your thoughts will improve your overall well-being and make you feel less alone in your struggles. I am a licensed clinical... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:10 years

Sharon Phelan

MSW,LCSW
3 years experience
Hey there! My name is Sharon, and I'm a lover of the great outdoors, perfectly roasted coffee, classic rock, and Star Wars. Let me start by saying this- you're doing great. You're on this counseling page right now, which means that you have decided to get help for an issue that you are ready to deal with. As Jedi Master Obi Wan Kenobi would say, "You have taken your first step into a larger world".... Read More
Hey there! My name is Sharon, and I'm a lover of the great outdoors, perfectly roasted coffee, classic rock, and Star Wars. Let me start by saying this- you're doing great. You're on this counseling page right now, which means... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:3 years

Michael Borenstein

LPC
3 years experience
Growing up I always knew I wanted a career where I would be able to help people and have a positive impact in their lives. I grew up in Baltimore, Maryland and attended Rutgers University in New Jersey where I earned a Bachelors of Arts in Psychology with a minor in Sociology. After graduating I moved to Washington, DC where I attended The Chicago School of Professional Psychology, DC campus for my Masters in Clinical and... Read More
Growing up I always knew I wanted a career where I would be able to help people and have a positive impact in their lives. I grew up in Baltimore, Maryland and attended Rutgers University in New Jersey where I earned... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:3 years

Ann-Marie Duncan

MA,LPC,LCAS
27 years experience
I am a licensed professional counselor and a licensed addiction specialist in North Carolina with more than 25 years of counseling experience. I have worked in a variety of settings including medication assisted treatment centers, hospital psychiatric units, counseling centers, and private practices. I am currently a behavioral health specialist working with clients in a collaborative effort to provide counseling and assist in helping clients achieve relief from stresses associated with range of concerns such... Read More
I am a licensed professional counselor and a licensed addiction specialist in North Carolina with more than 25 years of counseling experience. I have worked in a variety of settings including medication assisted treatment centers, hospital psychiatric units, counseling centers,... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:27 years

Elizabeth Bell

MA,NCC,LCMHC
3 years experience
Hello! My name is Elizabeth, however you are welcome to call me Beth. I am a nationally certified Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor (LCMHC), formerly known as Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), working in North Carolina. After working in the behavioral health field for several years, I obtained a Master's degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling to better meet the individualized needs of my clients. My professional experience includes working with adolescents... Read More
Hello! My name is Elizabeth, however you are welcome to call me Beth. I am a nationally certified Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor (LCMHC), formerly known as Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), working in North Carolina. After working in the... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:3 years

Loretta Brown

LCSW
25 years experience
You've made a courageous step! Seeking out therapy is an admission that your ready to make changes in your life. It can be a scary decision. Seeking out help for life challenges can be a guide and safe place to help build you and stabilize you. Keep moving forward, you are on the right track. Welcome to Better Help, my name is Loretta Brown. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with a wealth... Read More
You've made a courageous step! Seeking out therapy is an admission that your ready to make changes in your life. It can be a scary decision. Seeking out help for life challenges can be a guide and safe place... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:25 years

Chris McKillop

LCMHC,NCC
6 years experience
Hi, my name is Chris McKillop and I am a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor in North Carolina. I have been involved in the area of mental health and developmental disabilities since 1993. I received my Masters in Counseling in 2004 from the University of North Carolina in Charlotte. I have worked in community-based settings, group homes and transitional housing settings, as well as working as a school counselor for 2 years... Read More
Hi, my name is Chris McKillop and I am a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor in North Carolina. I have been involved in the area of mental health and developmental disabilities since 1993. I received my Masters in... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:6 years

Natalie Stainback

LCSW,LCAS
10 years experience
Thank you for taking the time to learn more about me! My name is Natalie and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Licensed Clinical Addictions Specialist in North Carolina. I have 9 years of experience working with individuals with mental health and substance abuse concerns. I have worked in a variety of settings including inpatient psychiatric hospitals, school settings, outpatient therapy, in-home therapy, and addictions to include individuals using medication... Read More
Thank you for taking the time to learn more about me! My name is Natalie and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Licensed Clinical Addictions Specialist in North Carolina. I have 9 years of experience working... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:10 years

Anna Andrews

MS,LCMHC
12 years experience
Finding the right therapist can be hard. I'd like to try and provide a positive therapy experience for you through empathy, actively listening, non-judgment, and finding effective coping skills that you can use in your everyday life. I want you to feel heard and empowered to take control of whatever stressors are throwing at your life right now! I am actively licensed in the United States as a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor (LCMHC), as well... Read More
Finding the right therapist can be hard. I'd like to try and provide a positive therapy experience for you through empathy, actively listening, non-judgment, and finding effective coping skills that you can use in your everyday life. I want you... Read More
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  • Languages:English,Spanish,French,German
  • Experience:12 years

Carrie Savage

LPC,MAMFT
10 years experience
Carrie is a licensed professional counselor with specializations in Spirituality & Counseling, Addictions and Christian Sex Therapy, who offers a holistic approach to psychological wellness. Carrie holds a Master of Arts in Marriage and Family Therapy. She is currently the owner of Savage Life Solutions LLC, a Christian counseling practice that integrates spiritual and mental components for a comprehensive approach towards lifelong spiritual, mental and emotional wellness. Carrie sees individuals, couples, and families (including blended families)... Read More
Carrie is a licensed professional counselor with specializations in Spirituality & Counseling, Addictions and Christian Sex Therapy, who offers a holistic approach to psychological wellness. Carrie holds a Master of Arts in Marriage and Family Therapy. She is currently the... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:10 years

Kristen Wynns

Ph.D.
19 years experience
Dr. Wynns uses a solution focused approach to work with parents, young adults, teens and children. We help with common struggles including depression, anxiety, relationship problems, behavior problems, ADHD, ODD, acting out, marital issues, and Autism. Clients also come to improve their lives by enhancing meaning and purpose. Read More
Dr. Wynns uses a solution focused approach to work with parents, young adults, teens and children. We help with common struggles including depression, anxiety, relationship problems, behavior problems, ADHD, ODD, acting out, marital issues, and Autism. Clients also come to improve their lives by enhancing meaning and purpose. Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 19 years

Overview of Mental health resources in Cary, North Carolina

Cary is mostly in Wake County and a small portion of it is in Chatham County.  Cary is the largest city in North Carolina.  The city’s population increased a little over 43% since 2000.  As of the 2010 Census, the population was 135,234 and its estimated population was 162,025 in April, 2018.  It is the fifth fastest-growing municipality in the U.S.  It has a very low crime rate.  In 2015, it was reported to have only 84 crimes per 100,000 people.  Cary has a total area of 43.5 square miles (112.6 km²) and has a humid subtropical climate.  The summers are hot and the winters are mild.  The median household income was $110,609 in 2011 and the poverty rate was less than 6%.  It is estimated that over 70% of the residents were born outside of the area or outside of the country.  SAS Institute and Fidelity Investments are the top employers in the area.

City Concerns

The Wake County Community Health Needs Assessment reported in 2016 that its residents are unaware of the mental health services available to them or they are finding navigating the system to be difficult.  Many cannot afford private providers and are not finding enough sliding scale programs.  Many of the residents who participated in the survey stated that they often rely on emergency services “inappropriately”, because they do not know where else to go.  The same report identifies the 9th grade to be a large concern.  Thirty-two percent report that they have feelings of hopelessness.  Eighteen percent experienced suicidal thoughts.   Out of all of the students in Wake County, 28% reported that they did not feel good about themselves compared to 25% in the entire state.  Twenty-nine percent of both Wake County and the state of North Carolina students reported that they felt sad or hopeless for two weeks or more (one of the components for clinical depression).    Nineteen percent of all students, county and state, report that they have been bullied or are being bullied.  And 17% of both county and state students confessed that they seriously contemplated suicide within the past 12 months.

In the state of North Carolina, 35,827 divorces and annulments were granted in 2010. Diana Elliot, a family demographer at the Census Bureau that year, states that divorce rates are higher in the South, because marriage rates are higher.   In the same year, the U.S. rate was 3.6 percent.

There are approximately 50 psychiatrists in Cary, North Carolina.   There is an estimate of 459 licensed counselors, psychologists, and licensed mental health social workers and approximately 28 treatment centers.

How We Can Help

We did the research for you and listed nonprofit mental health organizations to make it easier for you to navigate the system.  Some of them offer sliding scale payment plans and it is noted if they do.  We hope that you can find a professional who is a good fit for you as you strive towards healing and happiness.  Please consider listing your symptoms, the timelines, and any other concerns you have prior to making the phone call.  This will ensure that you are thorough in your initial conversation and do not forget any important items.  If it important to you, consider if there are any factors that are necessary in working with your therapist.  Is their specialization an important factor?  Gender?  Education and experience?

We hope that you found this resource directory useful in finding the correct professional for your needs.