Chris-Marie Mensah, Therapist in North Carolina — Zencare
Chris-Marie  Mensah

Chris-Marie Mensah

They/Them/Theirs

Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor Associate, LCMHC-A Licensed Clinical Addictions Specialist, LCAS
North Carolina Accepting Online
Updated May 11, 2022

Specialties & Expertise

  • Addiction
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Eating disorders & disordered eating
  • LGBTQIA, gender, & sexuality topics
  • Trauma

Professional statement

Chris-Marie graduated from East Carolina University’s Clinical Counseling program with an emphasis in Addiction and Rehabilitation Studies. She graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Biology from Wofford College. She works collaboratively with children, adolescents, families, and individuals to develop a strong therapeutic relationship to help identify core problem areas that may hinder the progress of personal and family goals. Chris-Marie practices from a multiculturalism Christian lens which considers the cultural, spiritual, and economic impacts of our evolving society on one’s everyday life. Taking into account issues such as anxiety, depression, substance use, trauma, and rehabilitation allows Chris-Marie to provide holistic services for all individuals.

Creating an open and trusting space is essential for one to feel vulnerable to discuss sensitive issues that hinder their healing. Chris-Marie understands how difficult it can be to be vulnerable in a new space and prides herself on building healthy communication and dialogue. Internal Family Systems, an evidence-based practice, main goal is to embody the Self and heal our injured parts so that we can live with confidence, guided by curiosity and compassion. This is why Chris-Marie is passionate about listening to the parts of the Self that may seem scary, damaging, or hard to ignore. When these parts of the Self are identified a positive relationship forms, which begins the healing process. Chris-Marie understands that one’s journey may include difficult chapters and celebrates the strength that comes from them.

Utilizing evidence-based research theories you will connectedly find your healing and restoration. Chris-Marie has experience working with adolescents and adults and considers it a privilege to be a part of your journey.


Message to clients

Are you feeling overwhelmed with stress from life transitions (divorce, attending school, health issues, moving, loss or death), relationships, parenting, work, and other commitments? Could you use support with anxiety, depression, trauma, grief, or addictions? Chris-Marie Mensah provides a setting to help you reach your goals and overcome life's challenges. If you are looking for direction, support, and encouragement in your life right now, Chris-Marie Mensah offers you a safe space to do this in virtual or telephone sessions. I primarily see adolescents (elementary, middle, and high schoolers), college-age students and adults.

Chris-Marie Mensah is cognizant of the constant battles minorities and people of color have to endure on a daily basis. Our sessions will be a safe space to process through these complex emotions. Issues concerning sexual trauma, premature deaths, obsessive compulsive disorders, illness-related deaths, eating disorders, and gender identity are also welcomed.

Take the first step in healing. Message Chris-Marie Mensah today to book an appointment.


Specialties

Addiction - Coping with emotional discomfort and suffering; reducing or abstaining from unwanted behaviors such as unhealthy gambling or shopping

Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)

Depression - Providing support and promoting healing of hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life

Eating disorders & disordered eating - Reducing unhealthy eating patterns, beliefs, and behaviors, such as restricting, purging, and binging; healing the emotional pain surrounding disordered eating

LGBTQIA, gender, & sexuality topics - Exploring topics of sexuality, gender, and identity; coping with discrimination and oppression; navigating relationship, family, and cultural challenges

Trauma - Coping and healing after threatening or scary events, such as witnessing accidents or experiencing sexual, verbal, emotional, or physical abuse




Clientele

  • Adults (24+)
  • Children (<12)
  • Couples
  • Families
  • Parents
  • Seniors (65+)
  • Teenagers (13-18)
  • Young adults (18-24)

Insurance

Chris-Marie Mensah is not in-network with any insurances.

Read about the benefits of seeing an out-of-network provider here.


Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions: $125 (50min)
  • Sliding scale: $30 - $125
  • Initial session: $165 (60min)
  • Couples sessions: $165 (50min)
  • Group sessions: $110 (50min)
  • Family sessions: $185 (50min)
  • Crisis Appointment: $100 (50min)

Additional session information

Therapist's note

Sliding scale fees are offered. Please speak to me about pricing if you have financial constraints.


Location(s)

Online Sessions (North Carolina)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 8:00am - 8:00pm
  • Tue 8:00am - 8:00pm
  • Wed 8:00am - 8:00pm
  • Thu 8:00am - 8:00pm
  • Fri 8:00am - 8:00pm
  • Sat 8:00am - 8:00pm
  • Sun 8:00am - 8:00pm

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 1 year

Bowman Family Services, Psychotherapist, 2021 - Present

East Carolina University, MS Clinical Counseling & Addictions, 2021
Wofford College, BS Biology, 2019


Licensure

North Carolina: A17368


Languages

English