Find Therapists, Counselors and Psychologists in Raleigh, North Carolina

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


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

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

Kelly Griffin

MSW, LCSW
10 years experience
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 10 years of experience working with children, adolescents, and adults in various settings. I have developed the skill set and expertise of working many areas under the umbrella of mental health management such as: depression, anxiety, family relationships/conflict, parenting, abuse/neglect, and life transitions. I have had substantial success with providing counseling to victims of domestic violence. My goal as a therapist is to... Read More
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 10 years of experience working with children, adolescents, and adults in various settings. I have developed the skill set and expertise of working many areas under the umbrella of... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 10 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

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

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

Autumn Austin

LPC, LCAS, BC-TMH
15 years experience
I believe the counseling experience is a very personal, shared interaction between two people; the most crucial aspect of this relationship is trust. To help you build this trust, I want to share with you my professional beliefs, background, and most importantly, what you can expect. I have a Master of Arts in Counseling from UNC Charlotte, I am a Licensed Professional Counselor and Board Certified Tele-Mental Health Professional in North Carolina. My... Read More
I believe the counseling experience is a very personal, shared interaction between two people; the most crucial aspect of this relationship is trust. To help you build this trust, I want to share with you my professional beliefs, background,... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 15 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

Alyssa Gardner

MA, Ed.S, LPC
4 years experience
I have been a practicing Licensed Professional Counselor in North Carolina for four years. I have worked with people of all ages from varied backgrounds in different stages of life. I specialize specifically in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. This theory focuses on thoughts, feelings and actions and specifically looks for negative interactions between any of these three areas. In this therapeutic approach, we will look for irrational thoughts or untrue thoughts that may be holding you... Read More
I have been a practicing Licensed Professional Counselor in North Carolina for four years. I have worked with people of all ages from varied backgrounds in different stages of life. I specialize specifically in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. This theory focuses... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 4 years

Barbra Rogoff

LCSW
12 years experience
I believe with a little help anyone can move past any obstacle, achieve their goals, and experience a more rewarding and fulfilling life. Read More
I believe with a little help anyone can move past any obstacle, achieve their goals, and experience a more rewarding and fulfilling life. Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 12 years

Melody Smith

LMFT
9 years experience
I have extensive experience working with individuals & couples within a systems approach. This foundation enables you & your loved ones to become more congruent, better differentiated, & to set and maintain healthier boundaries. My approach will enable you to shift out of ineffective roles and patterns by gaining a stronger sense of self. Read More
I have extensive experience working with individuals & couples within a systems approach. This foundation enables you & your loved ones to become more congruent, better differentiated, & to set and maintain healthier boundaries. My approach will enable you to shift out of ineffective roles and patterns by gaining a stronger sense of self. Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 9 years

Niti Wade

CSW
18+ years experience
I offer you over 18 years of experience working with women, couples, children, and families. Upon meeting me, you will find someone who is non-judgmental and empathetic. I specialize in using an eclectic mix of solution-focused, cognitive-behavioral, and mindfulness approaches to address issues of depression, anxiety, and general life stressors. Read More
I offer you over 18 years of experience working with women, couples, children, and families. Upon meeting me, you will find someone who is non-judgmental and empathetic. I specialize in using an eclectic mix of solution-focused, cognitive-behavioral, and mindfulness approaches to address issues of depression, anxiety, and general life stressors. Read More
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  • Languages: English and Spanish
  • Experience: 18+ years

Sheri Leider

MSW, LCSW in NC
20+ years experience
Are you having a rough time coping? Feeling anxious, overwhelmed, depressed? I believe that the most important aspect is finding the right therapist that you feel comfortable with to share your most intimate thoughts and feelings.In my practice I provide a confidential,non judgmental environment where you feel safe enough to open up . Read More
Are you having a rough time coping? Feeling anxious, overwhelmed, depressed? I believe that the most important aspect is finding the right therapist that you feel comfortable with to share your most intimate thoughts and feelings.In my practice I provide a confidential,non judgmental environment where you feel safe enough to open up . Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 20+ years

Adam Bearman

LCSW in NC
17 years experience
I believe that each of us has goals that we may need help to achieve and I would be honored if you would consider letting me help you with your goals. I know that asking for help from others can be a difficult process, but I believe that working together we can make this a stress free process and we can both benefit from working with each other. Read More
I believe that each of us has goals that we may need help to achieve and I would be honored if you would consider letting me help you with your goals. I know that asking for help from others can be a difficult process, but I believe that working together we can make this a stress free process and we can both benefit from working with each other. Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 17 years

The State of Mental Health in Raleigh, North Carolina

Raleigh is the capital of North Carolina and the second largest city of the state.  The city’s population is estimated to be 464,758 as 2017 by the U.S. Census Bureau and it covers an area of 144.0 square miles .  It is one of the fastest-growing cities in the country.  Raleigh was one of the country’s first planned cities in which a grid pattern was designed with the State Capital in Union Square as its center.  The creation of the Research Triangle Park in 1959 led to several tens of thousands of job opportunities in science and technology, which drew an in pouring of nonresidents to relocate there.  Raleigh is one of the fastest growing cities in the U.S.  The median household income for Raleigh was $64,456 in 2017.

The area has a humid subtropical climate with four separate seasons.  The winters are mild to chilly and the summers are hot and humid.  Hurricanes can be expected during late summer and early fall in addition to an occasional tornado.

In 2015, Forbes listed Raleigh as one of the best places for businesses and careers as there are major corporations headquartered in the city, such as BB&T Insurance Services and First Citizens BancShares.  The state of North Carolina and its public school systems are the top employers of the area.  The city’s Research Triangle is one of our country’s largest and most successful research parks.  Additionally, it is a key center in the U.S. for high-tech and biotech research. The location awards it with the opportunity to be a major retail shipping point and a wholesale distributing point for the grocery industry.  It is an arts- and culture-rich community, rewarding the city with the title of #1 America’s Best Places to Live by Businessweek in 2011.  The FBI reports that crime is well below the national average and below the state’s average.  The Research Triangle Park and the presence of numerous universities positions Raleigh to be the third most educated U.S. city by Time Magazine.  The county’s public schools have been applauded for their efforts in maintaining a balance for their diversity of race and socioeconomics in how they apportion students to schools.

2010 numbers from the U.S. Census report that 9.2 percent of all residents in Wake County were divorced and 2.5 percent were separated.  In the state of North Carolina, 35,827 divorces and annulments were granted in the same year. Diana Elliot, a family demographer at the Census Bureau that year, states that divorce rates are higher in the South, because marriage rates are higher.

In the same year, the U.S. rate was 3.6 percent.

North Carolina is rated 32 out of 51 states (D.C. is included) in reference to overall mental health.  This means that the lower the ranking, the higher frequency of mental health issues and less access to care.  Their youth ranking is at number 29. The Wake County Community Health Needs Assessment conducted in 2017 discovered that the rate of mental illness and substance abuse has increased while the treatment services have decreased.  Both conditions, mental health issues and substance abuse, are prevalent and considered a high priority in seven out of eight service zones.  Increasing apprehensions include prescription drug abuse, heroin use, and feelings of hopelessness reported by the county’s residents in a focus group.  Behavioral health was the highest response regarding the top community need reported in every survey conducted.  North Carolina is in a behavioral health crisis.  In the mid-2000’s, the state allowed for many of its treatment centers to become private and this exponentially increased the costs of treatment.  The mental health state budget continued to decrease from 2013-2015 and the budget continues to be cut by hundreds of millions of dollars.

As youth suicide rates are increasing across the country at a rate of 25.4, North Carolina has experienced an alarming increase in this unfortunate statistic.   However, although youth suicides in the state increased 12.7 percent from 1999 to 2016, North Carolina is at half of the national average rates.  This is still one suicide per every six hours and the rate is higher for young Veterans ages 18 – 34.   For young people ages 10 – 17, the second leading cause of death is suicide.

How We Can Help

Making the decision to improve your mental health is a courageous action step.  It may be overwhelming to choose the next step, yet we are here to help you navigate the system and find a supportive provider for you.  And there is good news in that North Carolina is taking progressive steps to address outpatient and inpatient needs.  The introduction of the WakeBrook Campus psychiatric center has a superior expertise in services that has received positive testimonials and reduced the pressure on hospital emergency rooms.  The state has taken great steps in the Strengthen Opioid Misuse Prevention program, which will help provide treatment and prevention for the residents attempting to recover.

Before choosing your therapist, take the time to list your symptoms, conditions, and concerns.  Consider what you would like to accomplish.  Personal referrals from friends and family are helpful for a variety of services, but therapy is an extremely subjective, individualized choice.  Once you have your list, consider the providers below to see who specializes in helping with similar experiences to yours.  You can narrow it down by any preferences that you may have such as gender, location (for example, preference of in-person therapy or virtual therapy), and education.  Many therapists offer free phone consultations and you can “meet” to see if it is a good fit for you.  Therapy and counseling can be work at times, but always worth the effort.

There are approximately 808 therapists, psychologists, and licensed social workers in Raleigh.  Sixty treatment centers are estimated to be in the city.                                                                   There is an estimate of 164 psychiatrists in the Raleigh area.

Crisis Centers

The Haven House offers youth crisis services, therapy for youth and their family, skills training, and intervention programs.

Wake Network of Care provides crisis support, suicide prevention, Cognitive / behavior therapy, group therapy, Dual Diagnosis treatment, trauma treatment, and medication for Veterans.  The services are offered to military families, young adult Veterans, adult and senior Veterans, active-duty military, and the LGBT+ community.  Services are reimbursed by the Veteran Association (VA).

The WakeBrook Campus offers crisis services for mental health issues, addiction issues, and to anyone with a developmental disability.

Nonprofit Mental Health Providers

Hopeway offers mental health services through their Residential Program, Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP), and Intensive Outpatient (IOP).  In addition, there is individual therapy and group therapy.

New Leaf Behavioral Health provides counseling services for children, adolescents, and adults.  They offer couples and family counseling.  Group counseling is available for children and adults.  There are free and low-cost services for those who qualify.

North Raleigh Mental Health and Wellness specializes in working with adults who experience depression, anxiety, adjustment issues, self-esteem issues, relationship concerns, life transitions, and the need for stress management.  They provide medication management.  This provider offers telepsychiatry, in which you can attend your appointments by telephone or through your computer.

SouthLight Healthcare provides mental health and substance abuse services.  Their specialty is a holistic program with integrated Behavioral Health Treatment and Medical Services with wraparound services to assimilate in a healthy manner into the community.  They work with the youth, adults, and the homeless community.

The Department of Health and Human Services (NCDHHS) works with health care professionals, community leaders and advocacy groups; local, state and federal entities for the delivery of mental health and substance abuse treatment for the Raleigh community, especially for the children, elderly, those with disabilities, and low-income families.

 

We hope that the directory is helpful to you to find a therapist who will help you in your journey to find peace and well-being.