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.


Melissa Davis

MA, LCMHCQS, CTP
9 years experience
Hello and welcome to your first steps in a new life. Here is a little about me. My name is Melissa Davis and I am a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor and Qualified Supervisor. I graduated from Seton Hall University with a Master's Degree in Counseling. I have also received Certifications in Play Therapy and Substance Abuse Therapy. I have been in the Mental Health field for... Read More
Hello and welcome to your first steps in a new life. Here is a little about me. My name is Melissa Davis and I am a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor and Qualified Supervisor. I... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 9 years

Beryl Miller

MSW, LCSW
19 years experience
At times, life may seem overwhelming. It is during these times that you may need someone, a professional, who will help you gain a fresh perspective on a situation and equip you with the tools and resources you need to help you to live your best life. I would like to be that professional to you. I have enjoyed working in the various fields of social work for approximately 25 years. I... Read More
At times, life may seem overwhelming. It is during these times that you may need someone, a professional, who will help you gain a fresh perspective on a situation and equip you with the tools and resources you need ... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 19 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

Sirena Blaesser

MSW, LCSW, CPC
35 years experience
Sirena is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker/Therapist as well as a Certified Professional Coach and has been in the field of mental health and personal growth for over 30 years. She has an ability to appreciate every client who works with her, and comes from a holistic perspective of mind, body, and spirit in her work. Sirena uses CBT in her approach with clients as well as an eclectic mix of training that... Read More
Sirena is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker/Therapist as well as a Certified Professional Coach and has been in the field of mental health and personal growth for over 30 years. She has an ability to appreciate every client who... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 35 years

Harriet Bryant

LCMHC
15 years experience
Life is filled with many twist, turns and transitions! Sometimes it can hit us all at one time and be difficult to manage and in the midst of it we forget that we matter. I am here to let you know that YOU matter as an individual, in your relationships and different spaces in your life! A better you enables your ability to show up renewed and be present... Read More
Life is filled with many twist, turns and transitions! Sometimes it can hit us all at one time and be difficult to manage and in the midst of it we forget that we matter. I am... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 15 years

Janet Mutahangarwa

MSW, LCSW
10 years experience
My name is Janet Mutahangarwa and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in the State of North Carolina. I have over 10 years of experience in mental health services and behavioral issues. I treat individuals from diverse backgrounds. I also hold a degree in finance which sometimes comes handy when helping those who are stressed due to financial needs. My approach is treating the whole person because most of the time our problems... Read More
My name is Janet Mutahangarwa and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in the State of North Carolina. I have over 10 years of experience in mental health services and behavioral issues. I treat individuals from diverse backgrounds.... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 10 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

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

Keith Poche

MSW, LCSW
3 years experience
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. I am also a Licensed Clinical Addiction Specialist Associate. I have 24 years’ experience working with children and adults Including those with various mental health and addiction issues. Keith received his Bachelors of Science in Criminal Justice from Northern Arizona University in May 1994 and a his Masters of Social Work from California State University in December 2010. I have been trained with Triple P Level 3, Together... Read More
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. I am also a Licensed Clinical Addiction Specialist Associate. I have 24 years’ experience working with children and adults Including those with various mental health and addiction issues. Keith received his Bachelors of... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 3 years

Dr. Nancy Greene

LCSW, DSW
5 years experience
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker licensed in North Carolina and Florida with over 5 years of experience working as a social worker and therapist. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship, and self-esteem issues. I also helped many people who have experienced family issues with parents, caregiving, and issues related to aging. My counseling style is warm and interactive. I believe in treating anyone with respect,... Read More
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker licensed in North Carolina and Florida with over 5 years of experience working as a social worker and therapist. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety,... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 5 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, 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

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.