Find Therapists, Counselors and Psychologists in Gastonia , North Carolina

Find a therapist in Gastonia, North Carolina that meets your needs. Browse our comprehensive list of affordable and licensed therapists in Gastonia , 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

An Overview of Mental Health in Gastonia, North Carolina

Charlotte’s third largest suburb, Gastonia, North Carolina, houses approximately 76,593 inhabitants. Located along the South Fork River, residents enjoy the beauty of nature via hiking, kayaking or picnicking at one of the county’s many parks. Arts and culture thrive in the area as well, with access to local museums, theaters and a planetarium. Gastonia is an ideal place to live, evidenced by community reception of the All-America City Award and the U.S. Conference of Mayors Top Livability Award.

The majority of Gastonia’s population flourish in this environment. However, those with mental health needs often require more support than typical suburban life has to offer. The National Institute of Mental Health reports that an estimated 18.3 percent of adults in the United States suffer from some form of mental illness. Unfortunately, less than half seek emotional support services.

Prevalence of Mental Illness in North Carolina

Mental Health America (MHA) is a nonprofit organization committed to the positive emotional well-being of people across the nation. According to MHA data, North Carolina’s 18.98 percent prevalence rate of adults with mental health concerns is generally commensurate with the national average. The number of teens with at least one recent major depressive episode (11.7 percent) is slightly less than the national average of 12.63 percent.

Similar to the prevalence of major depression in teens, North Carolina’s overall suicide rate of 12.97 people per 100,000 is less than the national statistic of 13.42 per 100,000. Of course, no amount of suicide is an acceptable rate. At any age, therapeutic intervention is critical for those experiencing significant feelings of helplessness or hopelessness.

Household Composition in Gastonia, North Carolina

A social support system, including family and friends, buffers the negative impact of stress on body and mind. The opposite is true as well, in that marital discord or conflict within the family unit can cause or exacerbate mental health problems. Currently in the US, approximately 6.9 per 1,000 people are married, while the divorce rate is 3.2 per 1,000. In North Carolina nearly 11 percent of people are divorced, which falls in the middle of the pack compared to other states.

In Gastonia, 46.6 percent of residents are married while 13.6 percent are divorced. This represents a rate somewhat higher than the rest of the state. Divorce impacts more than just the size of the household. Even in the most amicable of separations, there may be heightened feelings of anger and loss. Parents of the dissolved union need to come to terms with sharing time with children. Frequently, a divorce brings on financial hardships that compound the situation.

Marriage counseling helps couples regain trust and improve communication to help save relationships. When the marriage cannot be saved, individual or group therapy helps people deal with the loss and move forward.

Crime Statistics in Gastonia

Another external factor that influences mental health is feeling safe. In the hierarchy of needs, safety is a basic need second only to food, clothing and shelter. Unfortunately, being victimized threatens this sense of security. In Gastonia, there is a 1 in 18 chance of becoming a victim of either a property or violent crime. This crime rate is 93 percent higher than the state and 105 percent higher than the national average.

When a person or loved one is a victim of a violent crime, stress reactions escalate. In some cases, serious depression and anxiety occur and negatively impact all aspects of a person’s life including relationships, career and even sense of self. Counseling services help people work through this difficult time and reestablish feelings of safety and control.

Access to Care in Gastonia, North Carolina

It is unfortunate that less than half of the people with mental illness across the nation receive professional support. Similarly, 50.7 percent of North Carolina residents with emotional health needs do not access treatment. This is likely due to multiple factors such as lack of adequate insurance or unfamiliarity with how to locate support.

E-Counseling streamlines the process of finding a counselor that is right for you or your loved one. Our online therapist directory contains helpful information pertaining to high-quality, licensed therapists in Gastonia. Whether for a long-standing issue or trauma related to a recent event, therapeutic services can help you live your best life.