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.


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

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.