Durham, North Carolina Therapists

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Raleigh, North Carolina

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Thank you for being here! I want to acknowledge that looking for help can be hard as it can be the first step of a healing process and seeking out help can sometimes provoke a sense of fear or anxiety. I work with individuals experiencing various...
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Durham, North Carolina

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North Carolina, New Jersey

Please see my profile at www.compassfamilytherapy.net.
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Raleigh, North Carolina

Melody Smith MA LMFT has almost a decade of experience working with families, couples, and individuals to rebuild foundations and promote healthy growth and change. At her marriage and family therapy practice in Raleigh, North Carolina, Melody...
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North Carolina

Relationships, trauma, health issues, life transitions, grief, family dynamics, and childhood wounds can keep us feeling stuck. Nothing is more important to the therapeutic experience than the relationship between client and therapist. My goal is to...
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North Carolina

I am a licensed clinical social worker (LCSW) providing counseling in Sanford North Carolina. I received my Master of Social Work (MSW) degree in 2001 at the University of Maryland in Baltimore. I have completed the required two years of postmasters...
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Cary, North Carolina

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North Carolina

Has life challenges, left you feeling overwhelm, unable to cope? MBS Restorative Centre employs a holistic approach of psycho-therapy counseling by incorporating the mind, body and spirit. Strength is the ability to recognize when to ask for help as...
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Raleigh, North Carolina

I work to build a strong relationship with each client, one that promotes trust, awareness, and understanding. I see therapy as a collaborative effort in which we are equal partners. This allows therapy to become a back-and-forth in which we talk...
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North Carolina

I believe it is my job to come alongside you in your journey, to be supportive of the goals you have but also to respectfully challenge you at times. When you need to be challenged, you will be encouraged to take steps that you may have never...
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North Carolina

Gina is a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor and a Licensed Clinical Addiction Specialist. She obtained her Bachelor’s degree from California State University of Long Beach in English Education. She holds her Master’s of Arts degree from...
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Raleigh, North Carolina

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North Carolina

I offer you over 18 years of experience working with women, couples, children, and families. Upon meeting me, you will find someone who is non-judgmental and empathetic. I specialize in using an eclectic mix of solution-focused,...
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Cary, North Carolina

Welcome! I welcome you to an opportunity to explore solutions to your every day problems. I know setting goals may be different for you, if you never done it before. If you set goals daily, but do not talk, and not share them, you will find the...
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North Carolina

I am a bilingual Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over ten years of experience. If you are struggling with depression, anxiety, low self-esteem, body or relationship issues, I believe I can help you. My therapeutic approach is client-centered,...
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North Carolina

I am a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor and have practiced in North Carolina since 2005. I have worked with adolescents, adults, families, and couples in various settings including a children's hospital, community mental health agencies,...
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Greensboro, North Carolina

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North Carolina

I do my best work helping people through life transitions. Navigating through changes while maintaining our values is our biggest challenge. I can help by being a catalyst and supporter.
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Greensboro, North Carolina

Kalie Moore, LPCA, holds a Master’s degree in Professional Counseling. She specializes in providing child and adult therapy services and social skills groups for kids, teens, and young adults. Kalie has experience working with kids, teens,...
Liana Nelson
LMHC, L.P.C, MS
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North Carolina, Missouri

Is sex a difficult subject and the thought of sex and intimacy sends you on an emotional rollercoaster? Do you find yourself guarded and struggling to connect and commit even with yourself? Avoidance is no longer working and it seems impossible to...
Sheri Leider
MSW, LCSW in NC
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Raleigh, North Carolina

Are you having a rough time coping? Feeling anxious, overwhelmed, depressed? I believe that the most important aspect is finding the right therapist that you feel comfortable with to share your most intimate thoughts and feelings. In my practice, I...
Sarah Gates
MA, LPA
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Greensboro, North Carolina

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North Carolina

Sarah sees children, adolescents, and families. She is a Licensed Psychological Associate who provides therapy and psychological evaluation services to children and adolescents individually and within the context of the family. She also completes...
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Cary, North Carolina

Dr. Wynns, the owner and founder of Wynns Family Psychology, is frequently sought out as local expert on child psychology and parenting issues for radio shows, t.v. news, magazines like Carolina Parent, and t.v. shows like My Carolina Today. She was...
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Raleigh, North Carolina

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North Carolina

Addressing challenges in our personal life is not easy. While a common reaction to difficulties and challenges is to attempt to avoid them, it seldom solves the problem. Friends can help with some struggles in life, while other challenges need...

Mental Health Concerns and Resources in Durham, North Carolina

 Located in the north-central part of North Carolina, the city of Durham is the core of the Durham-Chapel Hill metro area. Durham is the 4th most populous city in the state of North Carolina with 267,743 residents as per the U.S. Census Bureau 2017 estimates. The area has seen a 17.2% increase in population since 2010, outpacing both the state and national averages of 7.7% and 5.5% respectively.

While the per capita income in Durham ($30,645) is slightly higher than the national average ($29,829), the area has a much higher percentage of people living below the poverty line (18.5%) as compared to the averages for North Carolina (14.7%) and the United States (12.3%).

In addition to income and poverty, health insurance is another socioeconomic factor that has a huge impact on residents’ ability to receive mental health care when needed. In Durham, 16% of the population under 65 years of age has no health insurance. In comparison, 12.6% of North Carolina’s residents and 10.2% of the U.S. population are without insurance.

The State of Mental Health in Durham, North Carolina

The 2017 Durham County Community Health Assessment reports that adult residents experienced on average 5.1 days of poor mental health in the past month, compared to 3.8 days on average for the state of North Carolina. Durham residents identified several primary causes of stress in their lives with 44% reporting work-related stress. Caring for loved ones with illness or disability ranked second with 27.2%, personal relationships ranked third with 25.4%, and bills was the fourth most common cause of stress with 23.8%.

The Community Health Assessment also reports that 28% of high school students and 26% of middle school students have had depressive thoughts or feelings. Additionally, 14% of high school students and 18% of middle school students have contemplated suicide.

In light of these findings, it is not surprising that 55% of Durham residents have identified mental health as one of the top 5 health priorities in Durham County along with affordable housing, access to healthcare and insurance, poverty, and obesity and diabetes. The Community Health Assessment has formulated the following three specific objectives focused on mental health in Durham:

  • Reduce the average number of poor mental health days in the last month among adults;
  • Reduce the suicide rate among residents;
  • Reduce the number of mental health-related visits to the ER.

Mental Health Care Availability in Durham, North Carolina

According to the Community Health Assessment, Durham is one of the top cities when it comes to access to health care. The ratio of residents to mental health providers in Durham County is 200 to 1 compared to 360 to 1 average for the top performing counties in the United States and a staggering 490 to 1 average for North Carolina.

The Community Health Assessment also provides an extensive list of mental health care initiatives and organizations. Some of the resources available to Durham residents include:

  • Alliance Behavioral Healthcare
  • Carolina Outreach Behavioral Health Urgent Care
  • Durham Network of Care
  • Partnership for a Healthy Durham
  • Durham System of Care
  • Durham VA Medical Center
  • Together for Resilient Youth
  • Duke Children’s Evaluation Center

Alliance Behavioral Healthcare caters to individuals without health insurance or ability to pay for health care services. The agency is responsible for providing developmental disability, mental and behavioral health services to the residents of Cumberland,

Durham, Wake and Johnston counties. In 2017 the organization provided services to 46,204 Medicaid members and 18,143 individuals using state funding.

How to Choose a Mental Health Care Provider

If you have no insurance or ability to pay for care, you should take advantage of the public mental health system in North Carolina. If you are looking for a private provider however, you should consider their specialization, their past experience with treating your condition, and their reputation as a health care provider in the community.

You can find additional mental and behavioral care specialists in our professional directory. We strive to include only reputable providers who can assist with conditions such as depression, bipolar disorder, stress, substance abuse and other more serious mental illnesses. We also want to educate people about the importance of seeking mental health care and selecting the right professional.

If you or a loved one are currently experiencing an emotional or mental crisis, you should call 911 or the National Suicide Prevention Hotline, or go to the nearest ER.