Find Therapists, Counselors and Psychologists in Winston-Salem, North Carolina

Find a therapist in Winston-Salem, North Carolina that meets your needs. Browse our comprehensive list of affordable and licensed therapists in Winston-Salem 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

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

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

Jennifer Brigman

Jennifer Brigman, MS/EdS, LPC

Hello and welcome to Betterhelp! My name is Jennifer. I have both Master’s and Education Specialist degrees with a concentration in Couples and Family counseling. I’ve worked as a licensed therapist in North Carolina for 11 years. I work frequently with difficult relationship dynamics whether in families or among romantic partners. I do quite a bit of work in trauma recovery, anxiety and stress reduction, resiliency building, and identity development. Mine is a holistic, positive, Read More...
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 11 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

Kelly Nelson

Kelly Nelson, LPC, LCASA

I am a licensed professional counselor with board certification in the state of North Carolina, where I have practiced seven years, collaborating with individuals and their loved ones to improve communication, relationships, and overall quality of life. I received my master of science in Rehabilitation Counseling and Psychology from the University of North Carolina. I am involved in research on holistic healthcare and have co-authored articles exploring therapy treatments for individuals diagnosed with Read More...
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 7 years

John ODonoghue

John ODonoghue, LMFT, LCP

For 25 years I have had the privilege to help people navigate difficult passages in their lives, in a variety of settings. Give yourself credit for reaching out, because a good therapist during these times can make a huge positive difference. In retrospect you may see that ill fortune, suffering and emotional pain helped you grow, and that without these challenges you may not have learned what you needed to progress. As Eckhart Tolle has Read More...
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 27 years

Overview of Mental Health Resources in Winston-Salem, North Carolina

Winston-Salem is the 5th most populous city in North Carolina with a recorded population of 245,549 as of 2018. The county seat of Forsythe County, Winston-Salem has most significantly played a role in the U.S. textiles and tobacco industries. While those industries still exist, they are not as large as they once used to be, and this has caused an upheaval in the identity of the city. Winston-Salem has increasingly become one of the leading areas in the country for nanotechnology, biotechnology, and other scientific industries.

The city is also changing in other ways as well. An ongoing problem the Winston-Salem area continues to deal with are the effects of substance abuse. Between 2005 and 2015 Forsyth county experienced one of the largest increases in opioid-related deaths among other comparable urban areas in the country. Substance abuse can often go together with mental health troubles- with people self-medicating rather than seeking alternative therapies.  This has been a significant enough issue that the community has identified mental health as one of the priority health issues to be addressed in their public health initiative. It is clear that vast improvements need to be made to the mental health services available for residents of the Winston-Salem area.

If you identify with suffering from some form of debilitating stress or depression, or even if you feel something is not quite right, it may be time to seek the assistance of a mental health professional or therapist. We can help you connect with the appropriate service depending on what your needs are.

Realizing that you are in need of support is not always easy to admit, but when you are at the stage that you need a helping hand, we want to be able to make your search is as simple as possible. It can be overwhelming to know where to start, but if you take a minute to decide what type of program or professional might help you most, you’ll be more likely to find an effective plan.

Starting Your Search for a Mental Health Professional

Asking yourself some initial questions may make your search for a mental health professional easier. If you take the time to think about your own needs and preferences, you are more likely to connect with someone who can best understand you. It will then be easier to review the differences between service providers. Here are a few questions that you should with:

  • What type of symptoms and emotions are you experiencing?
  • What do you want to gain from going to therapy or working with a mental health professional?
  • Are you more comfortable speaking with a male or a female about your personal issues?
  • What time and monetary resources do you have to devote to the process?
  • Would you be better served by working with a professional that specializes in the behaviors you are wanting to address? (For example, someone who has extensive professional experience in working with overeaters, etc.)

This list of questions is by no means complete, but it is a good place to start. By honestly answering them you’ll have a better idea of what your own needs are, and you can target mental health professionals that fit the criteria. Therapy is not a once-size-fits-all endeavor, it works best with highly-tailored to your individual needs.

Talking to Your Health Insurance Provider

Ask you begin your search for a therapist you should also talk to your health insurance provider and find out if and what they cover in terms of mental health services. You may find that your insurance company requires you to work with certain professionals in their own network. This could be a big consideration for you as it could help alleviate the out-of-pocket costs associated with treatment.

How Can Help You Connect with a Winston-Salem Mental Health Professional

Through our site, you can view the wide-range Winston-Salem therapists and mental health professionals that are available to you. We make it easy to browse the qualifications of each provider and easily compare their service offerings, so you can choose from those that might be best able to help you. Once you develop a short list of therapists you think might want to work with, you can reach out to them individually and find out more about their process and see if there is a good rapport between them and yourself. Having the ability to clearly communicate with a therapist is an important factor in working toward your well-being.

Developing a great, trusting relationship with the right mental health professional can go a long way toward ensuring you are on the path to wellness.