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.


Ashleigh Bryan

MS, LMFT
10 years experience
You've taken a courageous first step by reaching out for therapy and I would be honored to facilitate your therapeutic process. As a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with over ten years of experience in the field, I can offer expertise to facilitate reaching the goals you want to achieve in the therapy process. My goal is to help you uncover your true potential and lead a life that is worth celebrating. While... Read More
You've taken a courageous first step by reaching out for therapy and I would be honored to facilitate your therapeutic process. As a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with over ten years of experience in the field, I can... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 10 years

Corey Pitts

MA, LPC, LCAS
3 years experience
Devoted, dedicated, and intrigued to not only embark on a journey in self-discovery, but also, in the utilization of the colors in which you hold. I am a 27 year old, ambitious counselor who graduated from Lenoir Rhyne University in Hickory, NC. I hold a Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, as well as a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology. My expertise stems in the treatment and management of co-occurring disorders, of which... Read More
Devoted, dedicated, and intrigued to not only embark on a journey in self-discovery, but also, in the utilization of the colors in which you hold. I am a 27 year old, ambitious counselor who graduated from Lenoir Rhyne University in... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 3 years

Melissa Guarnaccia

MSW, LCSW
11 years experience
Congratulations on taking the first step towards reaching your personal goals! I would love to help you unlock your true potential. I am a psychotherapist with eleven years of experience and training in Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), and Solution-Focused Therapy. I have a relaxed, open-minded and non-judgmental counseling style, but I am also action-oriented with my clients. My experience includes working with children, adolescents... Read More
Congratulations on taking the first step towards reaching your personal goals! I would love to help you unlock your true potential. I am a psychotherapist with eleven years of experience and training in Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Acceptance... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 11 years

Christina Collins

MA, LPC
10 years experience
Hello, and welcome to my page. I have been a practicing counselor for over ten years, and prior to my profession, I had been working intimately with people in human services. I encourage you to take the first step in working with me to overcome blocks in your life as we work together in a warm, supportive, and introspective environment. I utilize a strength-based holistic framework treating the whole person. Using a Rogerian approach, I... Read More
Hello, and welcome to my page. I have been a practicing counselor for over ten years, and prior to my profession, I had been working intimately with people in human services. I encourage you to take the first step in... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 10 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

Chris McKillop

LPC, NCC
6 years experience
Hi, my name is Chris McKillop and I am an LPC 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 and a Juvenile Court... Read More
Hi, my name is Chris McKillop and I am an LPC 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... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 6 years

Jennifer Miller

LPC, NCC
3 years experience
As a mental health counselor, my commitments are to be your advocate, supporter, teacher, and encourager. Together, we will create a safe and trusting therapeutic environment where you feel comfortable to work. I began my career as a counselor well before I had a clue what professional counseling even was. As a public education teacher, I was drawn to the students in seeing so clearly their mental health needs and quickly knew I was meant... Read More
As a mental health counselor, my commitments are to be your advocate, supporter, teacher, and encourager. Together, we will create a safe and trusting therapeutic environment where you feel comfortable to work. I began my career as a counselor well... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 3 years

Ashley Cutrell

LCSW
4 years experience
Hi – It’s nice to meet you! You have already taken the first step to becoming a better version of yourself. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who has been in the helping profession for five years. I have experience working with children, adolescents, adults, and families. I work with people whom have experienced trauma as a child or as an adult, people who are experiencing anxiety, depression, grief, low self-esteem, and relational issues. I am... Read More
Hi – It’s nice to meet you! You have already taken the first step to becoming a better version of yourself. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who has been in the helping profession for five years. I have experience working... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 4 years

Cindy Goulding

MS, LPC, NCC
31 years experience
I have over 30 years of experience as a licensed mental health therapist, and I am also a certified health and wellness coach and certified personal (fitness) trainer. I also provide alternative modalities to healing. I have worked in a variety of settings, including corporate wellness, schools, outpatient centers, and an emergency department. My practices are simple, effective, and evidence-based and outcomes have great success with a collaborative approach. I specialize in healthy weight,... Read More
I have over 30 years of experience as a licensed mental health therapist, and I am also a certified health and wellness coach and certified personal (fitness) trainer. I also provide alternative modalities to healing. I have worked in a... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 31 years

Kristina Ellen

LPC, LCAS, CCTP
15 years experience
First and foremost, I am very happy that you have chosen Betterhelp and I look forward to being able to help you through this trying time in your life. I go by Nicole. Kristina is my first name and what is on my license so that is what is listed. I am a holistic counselor who focuses on all aspects of the body and mind and what is necessary to maintain a balance there.... Read More
First and foremost, I am very happy that you have chosen Betterhelp and I look forward to being able to help you through this trying time in your life. I go by Nicole. Kristina is my first name and... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 15 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

Kimberly Azevedo

LMFTA
3 years experience
Kim is currently accepting new clients (evening and weekend hours). She specializes in major life transitions, work/life balance, and LGBTQ+ identifying folx. Kim works with individuals, couples, and families. She has training in the Gottman Method and in expressive arts based therapy. Read More
Kim is currently accepting new clients (evening and weekend hours). She specializes in major life transitions, work/life balance, and LGBTQ+ identifying folx. Kim works with individuals, couples, and families. She has training in the Gottman Method and in expressive arts based therapy. Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 3 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.