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.


Ceara Calloway

MSW, LCSW
3 years experience
Hey there! Congratulations on making such a giant step toward wellness! Asking for help can be extremely uncomfortable, so kudos to you! My name is Ceara Calloway and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker licensed in the great state of North Carolina. I graduated from Appalachian State University with my Master’s Degree in Social Work in 2016, and since then I have worked with a wide variety of clients each with unique backgrounds, diagnoses, and... Read More
Hey there! Congratulations on making such a giant step toward wellness! Asking for help can be extremely uncomfortable, so kudos to you! My name is Ceara Calloway and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker licensed in the great state of... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 3 years

Kemi Huntley

LPC
5 years experience
Hello my name is Kemi Huntley and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor and I have a Masters in Rehabilitation Counseling. I have experience working with individuals on an authentic level; I'm always meeting individuals where they are and walking alongside this wellness journey with them to get them to a place where feel mentally strong enough to then empower themselves. In addition, I have experience in treating various mental health disorders... Read More
Hello my name is Kemi Huntley and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor and I have a Masters in Rehabilitation Counseling. I have experience working with individuals on an authentic level; I'm always meeting individuals where they are... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 5 years

Jane Robbins

LCSW
24 years experience
Hi! Welcome to BetterHelp! I'm Jane. Congratulations on taking this step toward personal understanding and growth! It takes wisdom to identify that you could benefit from a professional's insight and assistance. It takes even more courage to actually reach out. Thank you for allowing me to be the person you trust. I'm an LCSW licensed in North Carolina. My education began with a Bachelors Degree in Psychology from UNLV. My MSSW came from University of Tennessee. My... Read More
Hi! Welcome to BetterHelp! I'm Jane. Congratulations on taking this step toward personal understanding and growth! It takes wisdom to identify that you could benefit from a professional's insight and assistance. It takes even more courage to actually reach out. Thank... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 24 years

Mari Flatt

M.A., LPC
5 years experience
My name is Mari Flatt and I have been working in mental health counseling for about five years. I obtained a Bachelor's degree in Psychology and Criminal Justice from North Dakota State University and I received my Master's degree in Counseling Psychology from the University of North Dakota. I am currently licensed in Colorado, North Carolina, and Tennessee. During my time in this profession, I have worked with many individuals struggling with a wide... Read More
My name is Mari Flatt and I have been working in mental health counseling for about five years. I obtained a Bachelor's degree in Psychology and Criminal Justice from North Dakota State University and I received my Master's degree... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 5 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

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

Ann-Marie Duncan

MA, LPC, LCAS
25 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: 25 years

AJ JEFFREY

LCSW
11 years experience
Welcome! 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 (LCSW) I've happily worked in the mental/ behavioral health field for over 10 years in a variety of settings to include private practice, outpatient mental health clinics, and non profit organizations. I have developed the skill set and expertise of working with individuals... Read More
Welcome! 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 (LCSW) I've happily worked in the mental/ behavioral health field... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 11 years

Afton Jones

LCSW, LCAS
6 years experience
A healthy mind is something that I believe is essential to overall health and I strive to do my best to help others improve in this area. Meeting clients where they are and helping them work through their ambivalence is something that I feel is essential to the therapeutic relationship. I specialize in helping women navigate life's transitions, set boundaries, and improve their self-confidence. I have years of experience working with adult populations to help them gain... Read More
A healthy mind is something that I believe is essential to overall health and I strive to do my best to help others improve in this area. Meeting clients where they are and helping them work through their ambivalence is something... 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

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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