Find Therapists, Counselors and Psychologists in Greenville , North Carolina

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

Karen Terese Kewak

LPC
10 years experience
My name is Karen Terese Kewak. I actually go by my middle name., Terese. I am a licensed professional counselor in North Carolina. I specialize in trauma and substance abuse. However, due to the nature of my work in trauma and substance abuse, I'm very also very knowledgable and experienced with assisting clients dealing with anxiety, depression, relationship issues, grief and bereavement and life transitions. I also enjoy working with couples to... Read More
My name is Karen Terese Kewak. I actually go by my middle name., Terese. I am a licensed professional counselor in North Carolina. I specialize in trauma and substance abuse. However, due to the nature of my work in... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 10 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

Natalie Murray

LCMHC, M.Ed.
14 years experience
I specialize in couples counseling, relationships and sex therapy. The broad umbrella of sex therapy includes sexual abuse, sexual addiction, sexual dysfunctions and polyamory. I believe that cultural sensitivity and a positive therapeutic relationship creates opportunity for insight, growth, and change. I will work with you to understand your unique needs and tailor specific clinical interventions for you so that we can make positive strides toward your mental wellness. I am Safe Zone... Read More
I specialize in couples counseling, relationships and sex therapy. The broad umbrella of sex therapy includes sexual abuse, sexual addiction, sexual dysfunctions and polyamory. I believe that cultural sensitivity and a positive therapeutic relationship creates opportunity for insight,... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 14 years

Jennifer Miller

LPC, NCC
3 years experience
As a mental health counselor, my commitments are to be your advocate, supporter, teacher, and encourager. Together, we will create a safe and trusting therapeutic environment where you feel comfortable to work. I began my career as a counselor well before I had a clue what professional counseling even was. As a public education teacher, I was drawn to the students in seeing so clearly their mental health needs and quickly knew I was meant... Read More
As a mental health counselor, my commitments are to be your advocate, supporter, teacher, and encourager. Together, we will create a safe and trusting therapeutic environment where you feel comfortable to work. I began my career as a counselor well... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 3 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

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

An Overview of Mental Health in Greenville, North Carolina

As a gateway city to the eastern-third of North Carolina, Greenville is a fairly populated city with approximately 91,500 residents. As of right now, Greenville’s economy, which relies heavily on agriculture and trade, is in decline, which experts attribute partially to the cutbacks in the tobacco industry. However, because of the assortment of pharmaceuticals, material handling equipment and other manufacturing in the area, economists anticipate that job growth in the eastern part of NC will be among the highest in the state come the next census.

Until that happens, however, statistics remain dismal in the Greenville area. The estimated median household income in Greenville in 2016 was $36,806, nearly $15,000 lower than the state’s estimated median of $50,584. The estimate median per capita income in Greenville in 2016 was $24,887, roughly a third of the nation’s median of $60,200.

The poverty rate in Greenville is 32 percent. That is 14 percent greater than the national poverty rate. The homeownership rate is slightly higher, at 54.4 percent.

Poverty in and of itself is a leading indicator of mental health issues. The above stats, along with other indicators, suggest that mental health should be a concern for Greenville and the entire state of North Carolina. Additional data proves that it is.

The State of Mental Health in North Carolina

Mental health is a widespread issue that spans the entire U.S. North Carolina, however, is having a particularly hard time combatting mental health disorders.

  • In 2014, approximately one in five adults in North Carolina had a diagnosable behavioral, mental or emotional disorder.
  • One in 12 adults were dependent on alcohol or illegal drugs during that same year.
  • The current suicide rate in North Carolina is 13 per 100,000 individuals, which is on par with the national suicide rate, but higher than it was when the state created mental health objectives in 2008.
  • The average number of poor mental health dates among working adult residents is 3.8 per 100,000 individuals which is, again, higher than it was in 2008.

Risk Factors for Mental Illness in Greenville

What makes Greenville residents more susceptible to mental health problems than residents of other states or cities? Income aside, there are a few challenges specific to the eastern portion of North Carolina. Those include the following:

  • Poor Health: In 2011, 64 percent of eastern North Carolina adults reported that they were overweight or obese, nearly 39 percent had high blood pressure, and more than 40 percent had high cholesterol. 11.7 percent of adults were living with diabetes. Poor health is an aggravating factor for stress, depression and other mental disorders.
  • Sexually Transmitted Disease: From 2011 to 2013 Pitt County, was ranked as having the ninth highest rate of HIV in the state, and seventh highest rate of AIDS. Gonorrhea rates in the county were two times higher than the state’s rates. STDs can lead to depression, stress and anxiety.
  • Homeownership Rates: The homeownership rate in Greenville is 54.4 percent, significantly lower than the national rate. Lack of homeownership brings with it instability and anxiety regarding the future.
  • Infant Mortality: The infant mortality rates in Greenville are shockingly high, at 9.9 deaths per 1,000 live births, compared to the national infant mortality rate of 5.9. Losing a baby can trigger intense grief, depression, anger and other emotional responses.
  • Teen Pregnancy: The teen pregnancy rate in Pitt County in 2013 was 29.8 per 1,000 girls aged 15 to 19. The national rate is 22.3. Teen pregnancy can result in poverty, depression, lack of education and minimal job prospects.
  • Culture: Approximately 50 percent of Greenville’s population is non-white. More minorities tend to go without adequate mental health care than whites.

Availability of Mental Health Resources in Greenville

Despite the prevalence of both mental health risk factors and obvious signs of mental health-related issues, and despite efforts at both the state and federal levels to correct the issue, North Carolina’s mental health crisis is only getting worse. The reason for the crisis is simple: Since 1955, North Carolina has drastically reduced and misused its mental health resources. As a result, North Carolina residents have nowhere to turn when they need help.

Use E-Counseling To Find a Qualified and Compassionate Therapist in Greenville

If Greenville residents had more access to mental health care outside of the emergency room department, fewer people would have to live with emotional, mental or behavioral disorders. E-Counseling’s directory is a go-to resource for those in need of assistance and who feel as if they have no one to whom to turn.