Find Therapists, Counselors and Psychologists in Jacksonville , North Carolina

Find a therapist in Jacksonville, North Carolina that meets your needs. Browse our comprehensive list of affordable and licensed therapists in Jacksonville, to find a professional specializing in counseling people with stress, anxiety, depression, relationship issues, grief and more.

Jen Farrell

Jen Farrell, PhD, MSW, LCSW

My name is Jen Farrell, and I'm a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of North Carolina. I earned my PhD in Sport Psychology from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro in 2009. I also have a Master of Social Work degree, specializing in Clinical Mental Health, from Washington University in St. Louis. In my experience as a clinician, I have worked successfully with individuals struggling with eating disorders/disordered eating, body Read More...
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 3 years


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


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


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


Aaron Horn

Aaron Horn, LMFT

I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in NC. I know that raising kids is difficult, that healthy marriages take work and even the strongest individuals need help sometimes. I have over 10 years of experience working with families and individuals and over 20 years with adolescents. During that time I have seen a broad range clients who were experiencing both high and low points in their lives. This experience has Read More...
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 6 years


Lisa Wasoski

Lisa Wasoski, LCSW, LISW-CP

Do you have racing thoughts, sleepless nights? Is your thinking stuck in an anxious pattern of "what ifs" that make it hard to concentrate or focus? Do you have feelings of sadness that interfere with daily life? For nearly 25 years I have been helping people challenge lifelong messages that get in the way of personal fulfillment. Whether you hope to manage anger and stress, balance your mood, improve Read More...
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 25 years


Josh Sheets

Josh Sheets, LCSW

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in North Carolina with 8 years of experience working as a therapist. I have worked with clients of various ages and circumstances with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting problems, career challenges, anger management, and motivation. I also helped many people who have experienced trauma and individuals with chronic pain. I take a holistic approach to treatment taking into consideration physical health, Read More...
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 8 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


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


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


An Overview of Mental Health in Jacksonville, North Carolina

Mental health issues can affect people of almost any age, gender, race and nationality. Problems like depression, anxiety, addictive or risky behaviors and schizophrenia are more common in America than some believe, and a great many who are suffering from these mental disorders do so in silence because they do not have access to the help they need or believe it is not available. However, treatment options are out there, and it is important for those who are experiencing mental health problems to understand they are not alone.

Mental Health Challenges in Jacksonville

Jacksonville, North Carolina, which is located in Onslow County, has seen significant growth in the last decade. Its 68,315 residents take pride in the city’s rich military history, including the fact that it was named for Andrew Jackson, the 7th president of the United States. People who live in this area also enjoy mild winters and coastal views at the many beaches in and around Jacksonville.

However, despite all Jacksonville has to offer, there are some individuals in the city who suffer from poor mental health. One 2017 report noted that depression, anxiety disorders and schizophrenia were common in Jacksonville and led to risky behaviors including illicit drug use, gambling and making other poor lifestyle decisions. Mental health experts believe these issues stem from a variety of causes and these can include:

  • An unstable home life: Many children in the area are part of a military family, as North Carolina is home to numerous Marine bases. Frequent moves, the possible absence of a military parent and an unstable home life may trigger episodes of anxiety and operational defiant disorder;
  • Disproportionate Racial Numbers: Only two percent of Jacksonville’s population is Asian, while over 65 percent is Caucasian. This may cause minorities to feel depressed and isolated within their respective communties, especially if they have recently moved away from friends and family to work in the city.
  • Suicide: Suicide is the top cause of death in Onslow County. Many individuals who were deployed overseas and saw battle returned home with post-traumatic stress disorder, depression and other mental health problems that prompted them to take their own lives.

While former and present military service can be a major trigger for developing mental health problems, it is not the only cause. Non-military citizens of Jacksonville also face a variety of challenges when it comes to facing their afflictions and seeking treatment.

How Demographics Are Affecting Mental Health in Jacksonville

Poverty is likely a factor for how many people in Jacksonville have access to health care and other assistance they require for treating their mental illnesses. The poverty level in the city is 24 percent, which is higher than both the state and national averages. In addition, disabled females are 10 percent more likely to live in poverty than disabled males, which probably makes reaching assistance for depression, anxiety and other problems extremely difficult. Pre-teens and teenage males are especially at risk for poverty in the city, with nearly 20 percent living below the poverty line.

Gender may also affect how many people in Jacksonville currently suffer from mental health issues. Studies show that women are more likely to suffer from depression and anxiety disorders than men; however, there are several gender-driven factors in the city that may be contributing to these issues. For example, one study revealed the wage gap in North Carolina is considerable, with women making 85 cents to every dollar men earn for the same job. This study further noted that the wage gap for minorities in the area is even larger, with Hispanics and African-American women making less than 65 cents per every dollar their male counterparts earn. This can lead to feelings of anxiety, hopelessness and depression in these women, as they likely struggle to support themselves and their families while dealing with their growing untreated mental problems.

Finding Mental Health Treatment in Jacksonville

Those who suffer from mental illness in Jacksonville do not have to do so in silence. The city hosts a wide variety of services that are available for men, women, children and families and treat an array of problems that include:

  • Chronic depression
  • Anxiety disorders/anxiety attacks
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder
  • Substance abuse
  • Self-harm/suicidal tendencies

It is important that those dealing with these issues understand that help is available in Jacksonville and that they are not alone in their struggles.

Find a Therapist in Jacksonville

If you need to find treatment for your mental health problems, browsing the directory at E-Counseling.com can be the first step in accessing the proper care. Therapy can open new doors to improved mental well-being, so take the first step by finding a Jacksonville counselor or therapist today.