McDermott Connor, Therapist in North Carolina — Zencare
McDermott  Connor

McDermott Connor

Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor Associate, LCMHC-A
North Carolina Accepting Online
Updated September 21, 2021

Specialties & Expertise

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Couples counseling
  • Addiction
  • Substance abuse
  • Panic attacks / panic disorder

Professional statement

McDermott Connor is a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor Associate and a Licensed Clinical Addiction Specialist Associate in Salisbury, NC. McDermott specializes in working with adults and couples who suffer from addiction and/or mood disorders including depression and anxiety. Many of McDermott’s clients are struggling in recovery and/or feel overwhelmed with their emotions and react to daily situations with heightened emotional responses such as sadness, anger and shame. McDermott helps clients move past those difficult emotions and find inner balance.

McDermott is trained in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Motivational Interviewing. In sessions, he assists the client in identifying, testing the reality of, and correcting dysfunctional beliefs underlying his or her thinking. With unique goals for each client, McDermott uses motivation and goal-setting to help clients gain awareness of their behavior, identify places for improvements and build new habits.

McDermott received his masters in counseling from UNC Charlotte. His style is leading with kindness, compassion, understanding and respect. He is currently seeing clients virtually and offers free phone and video consultations.

Message to clients

Are you looking for support and healing? When you are suffering, having a safe space to sort it out can allow doors to open you didn’t even realize were there. The sooner that you address the problem, the better. Let me help you find what you're searching for. I believe that the counseling relationship provides access to a healing connection.

I have experience with a wide range of mental health and substance abuse related concerns. My clients describe me as kind, compassionate, and genuine. In our work together, you can expect acceptance, respect, understanding, and the invitation to show up just as you are. I am a 200 hour certified yoga instructor and enjoy teaching mindfulness meditation.

I am in this field because of my passion to support and help others on their journey, whatever that may be. Whether you are dealing with addiction, anxiety, depression, mood disorders or other conditions, my role is to support you throughout the process. I am seeing clients virtually and offer free phone consultations. I look forward to hearing from you.


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

Couples counseling - Addressing relationship challenges and life transitions; strengthening communication and feelings of security, desire, connection, and love

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

Substance abuse - Reducing and preventing the negative impact of drug and alcohol use and addictions on physical, emotional, and relational health

Panic attacks / panic disorder - Brief, intense periods of overwhelming fear or anxiety


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


  • Aetna
  • Oscar Health
  • Oxford Health Plans
  • United Healthcare

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions: $100 (50min)
  • Sliding scale: $70 - $100
  • Initial session: $120 (50min)
  • Couples sessions: $140 (50min)
  • Family sessions: $140 (50min)

Additional session information

Out-of-network billing options

This provider can support you in getting reimbursement from your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network reimbursement. Here are the out-of-network billing options they provide:

  • Super billing
Payment options
  • Credit Card
Session frequency

Frequency of sessions this provider offers to see clients once you are an established client.

  • Weekly
  • Monthly
  • Every other week
  • Every other month
  • Multiple times a week
  • As needed


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 Please inquire about hours
  • Tue Please inquire about hours
  • Wed Please inquire about hours
  • Thu Please inquire about hours
  • Fri Please inquire about hours
  • Sat Please inquire about hours
  • Sun Please inquire about hours

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 4 years

One Love Community Programs, Clinician, 2020 - Present
Connor Counseling Services, Therapist, 2020 - Present
Daymark Recovery Services, Human Services Clinician , 2019 - 2020

UNC Charlotte, MA Counseling, 2018
Queens University, BA Psychology , 2014


North Carolina: 14619