Find Therapists, Counselors and Psychologists in Fayetteville, North Carolina

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


Donesha Brothers

LCSW
3 years experience
Vision: "I believe in forming a warm, welcoming, and judgement-free environment where individuals, children, and families can work towards a healthier lifestyle and mental health status. I believe in overcoming barriers and that with the proper knowledge, guidance, and skill building, children, adolescents, and adults can lead healthy and fulfilling lives. I look at providing counseling services as an honor/privilege and take pride in my person-centered and empowering approach. I look forward to walking with... Read More
Vision: "I believe in forming a warm, welcoming, and judgement-free environment where individuals, children, and families can work towards a healthier lifestyle and mental health status. I believe in overcoming barriers and that with the proper knowledge, guidance, and skill... 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

Thea Vondracek

MA,LMFT
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

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

Tara Parker

MSW,LCSW
5 years experience
Hi there! I’m Tara! I know that reaching out for help when we need it can be super intimidating and I applaud you for taking this big step. So many people spend such a great portion of their lives being sad, angry, depressed, or worried and I am glad that you are seeking something better for your life because we all deserve to be happy. My goal as a therapist is to help you develop... Read More
Hi there! I’m Tara! I know that reaching out for help when we need it can be super intimidating and I applaud you for taking this big step. So many people spend such a great portion of their lives being... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:5 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

AJ JEFFREY

LCSW
12 years experience
Choosing a counselor is an extremely important decision, trust and a good rapport is essential to success in the therapeutic relationship. As a Licensed Clinical Social Worker my work is rooted in a client-centered approach and led by the desires of those whom I am working with. You can expect a a warm and respectful approach, professionalism, and affirmation of your values and desires. My overall approach to counseling is... Read More
Choosing a counselor is an extremely important decision, trust and a good rapport is essential to success in the therapeutic relationship. As a Licensed Clinical Social Worker my work is rooted in a client-centered approach and... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • 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

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

Monique Willett

MS,NCC,LCAS-a,LPC,LCMHCS,BC-TMH
10 years experience
I am a National Certified Counselor (NCC), a Professional Counselor in the states of North Carolina and South Carolina. I am a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor Supervisor in North Carolina as well as a Licensed Clinical Addictions Counselor Associate, (LCAS-a) and Board Certified, Telemental Health counselor (BC-TMH). I have experience working with adults, adolescents, and children both in individual and group settings. I also have experience working with couples, families and in various settings... Read More
I am a National Certified Counselor (NCC), a Professional Counselor in the states of North Carolina and South Carolina. I am a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor Supervisor in North Carolina as well as a Licensed Clinical Addictions Counselor Associate,... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:10 years

Guide to Mental Health resources in Fayetteville, North Carolina

The large city of Fayetteville is in one of North Carolina’s most populous regions: Cumberland County. Fayetteville is perhaps best known for the relatively large military base of Fort Bragg in the northwest, which spans across three additional counties. As of 2017, there were an estimated 209,889 people claiming to be residents of the city, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. That number is steadily increasing as time goes on, at roughly 5 percent per year, much like other similarly situated cities. The primary motivation behind people’s decision to move to the popular North Carolina city is a job opportunity. However, that does not mean that if you are to move there without a job already in your scope that you will receive one easily.

On the contrary, Fayetteville, as well as much of North Carolina, is going through some rough times, economically speaking. The inhabitants living there are enduring multiple crises, including high rates of crime, poor education, unemployment, and a high cost of living. All of those factors and more are actively contributing to a larger, more complex crisis that makes many Fayetteville residents suffer: a mental health emergency. Let’s go over, in detail, what Fayetteville, North Carolina is experiencing in terms of mental health, why it’s happening, and how to get in contact with an apt therapist that can bring relief via treatment, if you are in need.

As mentioned before, the problem of poor mental health is not relegated to the city of Fayetteville alone. Instead, the entire state of North Carolina is feeling its effects, as well as much of the nation. According to a study commissioned by Mental Health America, the North Carolina is amongst the top 50 percent of states regarding the prevalence of mental illness. Mental illness, in this context, can refer to any disorder of the mind ranging from generalized anxiety disorder to post-traumatic stress disorder. In other words, things are not looking too good for those living in Fayetteville, statistically. So, why is there such a high rate of mental illness in the area?

To begin with, there is an undeniable statistical link between high crime areas and areas with more people that suffer from mental illnesses. Unfortunately, the city of Fayetteville is notorious for its high rates of crime in the area. These crimes include theft, burglary, and vehicle theft. However, the rate of violent crime in the area is more than double that of the North Carolina average. In fact, the overall crime rate in Fayetteville is roughly 90 percent higher than that of the national average, according to numbers provided by the FBI.

As per a 2016 report, approximately one out of every five students in public schools in America suffer from a mental illness and receive little to none of the amenities they require from said school. Just as areas with rampant crime tend to have higher rates of mental illness, the poorer the education students receive on average, the more vulnerable they become to a mental illness diagnosis. Unfortunately, Fayetteville is no exception. The education pupils get is sub-par, according to the most recent test scores available to the public. In fact, the average test score of a Fayetteville student is 20 percent lower than the national average of 49 percent. Undoubtedly, the poorly constructed curriculum in the area is taking its toll on the student population, deteriorating the situation even further.

When looking at an area’s well-being, unemployment is a key indicator of mental health. Regrettably, much of Fayetteville is without a job. As per a 2017 report from the U.S. Census Bureau, the rate of unemployed individuals in Fayetteville, North Carolina is roughly 40 percent higher than the national average; a troubling number, indeed. Couple the staggeringly high unemployment statistic with the fact that living in the city is unaffordable at the average level of income, and there are some serious negative ramifications in terms of mental health.

The Trouble of Finding a Suitable Therapist in Fayetteville, North Carolina

The United States is going through what experts have dubbed a “mental health professional shortage.” This means there is an influx of those who are in need of treatment because of issues with their mental health, but simply not enough trained people to provide it. Making matters worse, oftentimes when someone manages to find a treatment provider, they find they are unable to pay for it.

In Fayetteville, the number of persons who lack health insurance is almost double that of the national average, coming in at around 15 percent, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. A higher number of those without health insurance are mentally ill when compared to the rest of the nation.

Furthermore, another reason people don’t receive the treatment they need is because of refusal to seek it out. Some have a false stigma surrounding mental health engrained in them. Because of fear of judgment from others, they decide to not look for help. It’s important to recognize the falsity of said stigma and the necessity for treatment of mental health problems.

Mental Health Resources in Fayetteville, North Carolina

Fortunately for those living in Fayetteville, there is a number of renowned facilities in the area catering to those in need of help with their mental health. These include places like Cape Fear Valley Health, an organization dedicated to providing a bevy of comprehensive services tailored to those suffering from mental illness. Community Connections Healthcare Services also services those in the Fayetteville area that are in need.

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