Find Therapists, Counselors and Psychologists in Chapel Hill, North Carolina

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


Corey Pitts

MA, LCMHC, LCAS
4 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: 4 years

Sherry "Stella" Thomson

MSW, LCSW
15 years experience
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and haveworked in the mental health field since 1995. My main areas of work involved resolving past trauma, improving self-esteem, depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, and anger management. I use Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Internal Family Systems and EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing). My counseling style is friendly and interactive and I hold a deep personal belief that all people have intrinsic... Read More
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and haveworked in the mental health field since 1995. My main areas of work involved resolving past trauma, improving self-esteem, depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, and anger management. I use Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 15 years

Joseph Stertz

MDiv, LCSW
5 years experience
Welcome to the BetterHelp platform. It takes a lot of courage and strength to reach out for help. I'm so glad you did. Hi, I’m Joseph Stertz. I’m a therapist and a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. You might also call me a listener and a seeker. Together in therapy, we’ll explore the terrain of your inner life. Inside yourself is where you’ll find your values and goals. I believe that recovery from depression and anxiety... Read More
Welcome to the BetterHelp platform. It takes a lot of courage and strength to reach out for help. I'm so glad you did. Hi, I’m Joseph Stertz. I’m a therapist and a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. You might also call... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 5 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

Ashley Cutrell

LCSW
5 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: 5 years

Jeff Thompson

MA, LPC
14 years experience
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor licensed in North Carolina with over 13 years of experience working as a psychotherapist and life coach. Over the years, I have had the opportunity to work with a wide variety of clients coping with a range of issues including PTSD, depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting problems, career challenges, OCD and ADHD. I have also helped athletes, musicians and actors toward peak performance. My counseling style is friendly, authentic, and... Read More
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor licensed in North Carolina with over 13 years of experience working as a psychotherapist and life coach. Over the years, I have had the opportunity to work with a wide variety of clients coping... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 14 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

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

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

Thea Vondracek

MA, LMFT, LPCS
13 years experience
Hello! I have been a North Carolina Licensed Professional Counselor since 2006. I have particular interest in facilitating personal change and promoting effective communication. I bring to my counseling practice many years of life experience. I respect personal beliefs in regards to faith, religion, and spirituality. I encourage self-sufficiency and personal strength. I promote purpose, intentionality, and kindness. Counseling can help you understand why you do what you do. It is a... Read More
Hello! I have been a North Carolina Licensed Professional Counselor since 2006. I have particular interest in facilitating personal change and promoting effective communication. I bring to my counseling practice many years of life experience. I respect personal beliefs... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 13 years

An Overview of Mental Health in Chapel Hill, North Carolina

Founded in 1793, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, is in both Durham and Orange counties. Chapel Hill is home to a large collection of food, music, sports and media outlets and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. College sports are a huge part of the town’s economy and environment, with the Tobacco Road rivalry between the school and the four ACC teams in North Carolina: the Tar Heels, Duke, North Carolina State and Wake Forest.

Some people even call the city magic and it was listed on The Guardian’s best towns and small cities in the United States. As a small college town, it has the charm that comes from small town life combined with Southern culture, a liberal philosophy and access to both the mountains and the coast.

AS of 2014, the city was home to 59,376 people and the median age for residents was 26.6 years, quite a bit lower than the state’s at 38.7 years. This is likely because so many of Chapel Hill’s residents are drawn in by the university, decreasing the median age. The median household income is $71,003, quite a bit higher than the North Carolina average at $50,584. This means that while the residents are younger, professionals in the city are being paid better than those in the rest of the state.

The cost of living index puts Chapel Hill at 97.2 which is almost at average for the country. The United States cost of living index is 100. Chapel Hill is made up of approximately 68 percent whites, 13 percent Asians, nine percent blacks, six percent Hispanic and four percent of people are of more than one race.

Of the people over 25 in the city, 96 percent graduated high school, while almost 75 percent have at least a bachelor’s degree. The city’s unemployment rate is 4.5 percent, which is slightly higher than the country’s current low at 3.7 percent. Although the cost of living is lower, the higher unemployment rate may cancel out the benefits of paying less for rent and goods.

The divorce rate for those 15 years and older is 6.6 percent, while 53.2 percent of those people have never married. Just over 36 percent are currently married, and three percent are widowed. Chapel Hill is a fairly safe area to live with lower occurrences of violent and property crimes like burglaries, theft, robberies, rape, auto thefts and murders. While the average United States crime index is 282.1, the city’s is quite a bit lower at 173.4.

While Chapel Hill is described as an exciting place to live, the people deal with the same mental health problems that plague the rest of the country. Mental illness does not discriminate and is often prevalent in college towns where people are under a lot of stress and pressure to get good grades, be successful and meet the expectations of their peers.

Mental Health Resources in Chapel Hill, North Carolina

Mental illnesses are any disorder that affect the mind including behavior, thinking and mood. These disorders can include schizophrenia, anxiety, depression, addictive behaviors and eating disorders. While most people will deal with a mental health problem once or twice throughout their life, there are also those who have a genetic predisposition and may have a mental illness that does not go away.

Depending on the type of illness, different treatments options are available. In Chapel Hill, the UNC Medical Center provides adult, child and adolescent psychiatry treatment and the UNC School of Medicine’s Department of Psychiatry offers adult inpatient services and a long list of other treatments. Most mental illnesses can be treated with a combination of medication and therapy, but it’s important for the individual to stay on top of their treatment plan with someone they trust.

The Challenge of Finding a Suitable Therapist in Chapel Hill, North Carolina

At E-counseling, we know how difficult it is to reach out for help when you are struggling with a mental illness. By creating an easy to access directory for most cities in the United States with a list of therapists, we hope to make it easier to ask for treatment when you really need it. Those who are struggling with grief, relationship problems, anxiety, depression or stress can reach out and find a therapist quickly with our help.