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.

Ashleigh Bryan

Ashleigh Bryan, MS, LMFT

You've taken a courageous first step by reaching out for therapy and I would be honored to facilitate your therapeutic process. As a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with over ten years of experience in the field, I can offer expertise to facilitate reaching the goals you want to achieve in the therapy process. My goal is to help you uncover your true potential and lead a life that is worth celebrating. While Read More...
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 10 years

Kemi Huntley

Kemi Huntley, LPC

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...
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 5 years

Dr. Nina Solanki

Dr. Nina Solanki, Psy.D.

I am a Licensed Clinical Psychologist with over 10 years of experience practicing traditional therapy. I specialize in anxiety, relationship issues, self-confidence, eating issues (chronic dieting, overeating, body image issues), and overall self-improvement. My treatment approach is solutions focused in order to get the root of the issue and to help facilitate change. My preferred communication is through messaging and live chat. I take a holistic approach to mental health, meaning I address your thoughts Read More...
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 10 years

Kristina Ellen

Kristina Ellen, LPC, LCAS, CCTP

I am a holistic counselor who focuses on all aspects of the body and mind and what is necessary to maintain a balance there. I've been in the counseling field for 15 years and I have been a licensed counselor for the past 7 years. I have worked in all aspects of the counseling field including inpatient treatment centers, Assertive Community treatment teams, and Community Health as well as in Primary Care Medical Offices and Read More...
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 15 years

Christina Collins

Christina Collins, MA, LPC

Hello, and welcome to my page. I have been a practicing counselor for over ten years, and prior to my profession, I had been working intimately with people in human services. I encourage you to take the first step in working with me to overcome blocks in your life as we work together in a warm, supportive, and introspective environment. I utilize a strength-based holistic framework treating the whole person. Using a Rogerian approach, I Read More...
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 10 years

Tyela Smith

Tyela Smith, MSW, LCSW

Hi! My name is Tyela Smith, and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker currently practicing in North Carolina. I graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2011 with a Bachelors Degree in Psychology, then went on to obtain my Master's Degree in Social Work from the University of Georgia in 2014. I began practicing in the field very shortly after graduating with my Masters, and have been working primarily with Read More...
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 4 years

Ann-Marie Duncan

Ann-Marie Duncan, MA, LPC, LCAS

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...
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 25 years

Jessica Feldman

Jessica Feldman, LCSW

Hello! My name is Jessica and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in North Carolina with 5 years of experience. I have worked with children, adolescents, adults, and families with a special focus on trauma, severe and persistent mental illness, depression, anxiety, and stress. I believe client self-determination and a strengths-based approach is very important in therapy and use these techniques to work with clients to address their goals. I believe that therapy is a Read More...
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 5 years

LaShica Hemingway

LaShica Hemingway, LPC

Hi, I'm LaShica and I'm very excited that you are reaching out to take time for yourself. Counseling is a great form of personal care. I would like to tell you a little about myself. I currently live in Charlotte, NC but I'm originally from Marion, SC. I am married with 2 kids. I love lifting weights, playing softball, and running. I have over 10 years of experience in counseling Read More...
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 12 years

Jacqueline Baiada

Jacqueline Baiada, MSW, LCSW

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Therapist licensed in North Carolina with more than 20 years of experience working with adults, couples and families in a variety of settings. I have worked with people with a wide range of concerns including various types of trauma such as emotional, physical and sexual abuse, anger issues, depression, grief and loss, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting problems and PTSD. My counseling style is caring and challenging. I believe Read More...
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  • Languages: English, Danish, Norwegian, Swedish
  • Experience: 27 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.