Mental Health Counselors in North Carolina

Find the best mental health counselors in North Carolina. The mental health counselors below specialize in treating a range of issues, including anxiety, depression, relationship issues, trauma, and eating disorders.

83 Matching Mental Health Counselors with Availability

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Kara J Anglin

Therapist

Accepting clients from North Carolina

Adjustment difficulties & disorders - Anxiety - Adolescent mental health - Loss, grief, and bereavement - Depression - Panic attacks / panic disorder
Online only
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Kendra King

Therapist

Accepting clients from North Carolina

Couples counseling - Premarital counseling - Relationship issues - Sex addiction - Sexual health & dysfunction - Infidelity
 In-person & online
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Bianca K Gragg

Therapist

Accepting clients from North Carolina

Attachment issues - Race & cultural identity - Relationship issues - Spirituality & religion - Abandonment issues - Racism, oppression, and discrimination
 In-person & online
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Sarah Mehta

Therapist

Accepting clients from North Carolina

ADHD - Entrepreneur mental health - Family trauma - Creative and service professional mental health - Relationship trauma
 In-person & online
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Luminspire Counseling Collective PLLC

Group practice

Accepting clients from North Carolina

Anxiety - Attachment issues - Depression - Self-esteem - Stress management - Trauma
Online only
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Melodie Anne Winter

Therapist

Accepting clients from North Carolina

Pregnancy, perinatal, postpartum mental health - Social anxiety - Women's issues - Burnout - Life purpose & meaning - Anxiety
 In-person & online
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Rosalba Mendoza

Therapist

Accepting clients from North Carolina

Anxiety - Depression - Existential crisis & challenges - LGBTQIA, gender, & sexuality topics - Life transitions - Trauma
 In-person & online
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Samuel Barr

Therapist

Accepting clients from North Carolina

Adjustment difficulties & disorders - Anxiety - Career counseling - Depression - Existential crisis & challenges - Stress management
 In-person & online

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Anita Bhat

Therapist

Accepting clients from North Carolina

Complex PTSD (C-PTSD) - Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) - Life coaching - Mind-body connection - Compulsive behavior - Rapid Transformational Therapy (RTT)-in Training
 In-person & online
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Phil Lee D'Agostino

Therapist

Accepting clients from North Carolina

Anxiety - Communication issues - Couples counseling - Depression - Life coaching - Relationship issues
 In-person & online
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John Nathan Riley

Therapist

Accepting clients from North Carolina

Trauma - Alcohol use disorder & addiction - Chronic pain - Attachment issues
 In-person & online
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Strive On Counseling

Group practice

Accepting clients from North Carolina

ADHD - Anxiety - Depression - Life transitions - Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) - Trauma
 In-person & online
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Kalle Stinson

Therapist

Accepting clients from North Carolina

Anxiety - Life transitions - Spirituality & religion - Relationship issues - Enneagram Personality Inventory
 In-person & online
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Jane M. Floyd

Therapist

Accepting clients from North Carolina

Anxiety - Depression - Loss, grief, and bereavement - Medical professionals' mental health - College & graduate student mental health - Traumatic brain injury
 In-person & online

Next available consults:

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Geode Health - North Carolina

Group practice

Accepting clients from North Carolina

ADHD - Anxiety - Depression - Loss, grief, and bereavement - Trauma - Mood disorders
 In-person & online
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Maira Munir

Therapist

Accepting clients from North Carolina

Trauma - Race & cultural identity - Relationship issues - Mind-body connection - Women's issues - Life coaching
 In-person & online
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Evergreen Child & Family Therapy

Group practice

Accepting clients from North Carolina

Child mental health - Couples counseling - Family issues - Parenting - Relationship issues - Emotion regulation
Online only
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Katie E Parenti

Therapist

Accepting clients from North Carolina

Anxiety - Borderline personality disorder - Depression - LGBTQIA, gender, & sexuality topics - Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) - Trauma
Online only
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Ananta Lakshmi Manasa Chitluri

Therapist

Accepting clients from North Carolina

Anxiety - ADHD Coaching - Life Coaching - Couples Counseling
 In-person & online
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Brittany Calhoun

Therapist

Accepting clients from North Carolina

Addiction - Anxiety - Depression - LGBTQIA, gender, & sexuality topics - Substance abuse - Trauma
 In-person & online

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FAQs about how to find a mental health counselor in North Carolina

How do I find a mental health counselor in North Carolina?

Find a mental health counselor near you in North Carolina on Zencare. Narrow your search by using filters like insurance, therapy budget specialty, and provider identity. Mental health professionals on Zencare are vetted for their extensive experience treating individual adults, children and adolescents, as well as couples and families. Explore each potential mental health counselor profile to learn more about their specialties, and watch an introductory video to get a sense of their personality. Book a free initial call to find the right mental health counselor for you!

Does insurance cover therapy in North Carolina?

Yes, most North Carolina health insurance carriers provide mental health benefits that cover therapy. However, the exact amount of coverage will vary based on the plan details and whether the selected provider is in-network or out-of-network with your insurance. If the mental health counselor is in-network with your insurance, you’ll pay only a copay at each session after meeting your annual deductible. If the mental health counselor is out-of-network with your insurance, you may still be able to receive reimbursement after paying the fee at the time of therapy session. If you have a PPO or POS insurance plan, you can likely receive some reimbursement when you see a mental health counselor out-of-network in North Carolina. If you have an HMO, EPO, or Medicaid/Medicare plan, you likely cannot receive reimbursement, and would be responsible for the full out-of-network session fee. Note that services designed to treat topics which are not diagnosed mental health conditions, such as couples counseling and life coaching, are not typically covered by health insurance. The potential mental health provider must also be a licensed therapist in your state for the insurance company to cover services.

How do I find an affordable mental health counselor in North Carolina?

Many mental health counselors offer a sliding scale, or a range of session fees based on financial need to clients who would not otherwise be able to afford typical therapy rates in North Carolina. If you are struggling to pay for therapy, consider asking for a sliding scale, looking for an in-network mental health counselor, or seeking services through a local agency, college counseling center, or hospital.

How can I make an appointment with a mental health counselor in North Carolina?

Start your search for an appointment with a mental health counselor in North Carolina on Zencare. Many mental health professionals located in North Carolina require clients to have an introductory call before booking a full appointment online. In this free call, the prospective mental health counselor will ask about your goals for treatment, and make sure that their skills, specialized training, and scope of private practice are a match for your mental health issues. At the same time, you should assess if you feel comfortable talking with the mental health counselor, as studies show that the most important determinant of successful therapy is the relationship between therapist and client. After an initial call, you’ll typically be given the option to book an appointment with the mental health counselor, or continue your search if it’s not a good fit. At the initial session, you’ll likely discuss the therapeutic process and determine goals for your personal growth. Common therapy goals include learning effective coping strategies to deal with negative feelings, increasing self-awareness, and gaining a deeper understanding and insight into relationship patterns.

How can I find a mental health counselor in North Carolina who sees clients after hours?

Find a mental health counselor who sees clients after hours on Zencare. Many mental health counselors in North Carolina offer appointments outside of traditional business hours. Simply filter by Office Hours under More Filters to choose the time of day that works best for you, whether that be early morning before work, in the evenings, or even over the weekend. After hours sessions are a good option for busy individuals, couples, and families dealing with hectic schedules and who need a flexible option for their mental health care.

How do I find a mental health counselor in North Carolina who offers in-person sessions?

Find a mental health counselor who offers in-person sessions on Zencare. Many mental health counselors in North Carolina have resumed offering in-person sessions; you can filter by “In-Person” to find a provider who is accepting new clients for in-office sessions. You can also search by map to find providers in North Carolina near you. While some clients prefer in-person sessions because they offer a safe, neutral ground for the session to take place, for the widest range of mental health counselor options, consider expanding your search to also include providers licensed in your state who offer telehealth, or therapy sessions via remote video call.

How do I find a mental health counselor in North Carolina who offers online sessions?

Find a mental health counselor who offers online sessions on Zencare. Most mental health counselors in North Carolina continue to offer appointments online; you can filter by “Online” to find a provider who is accepting new clients for teletherapy sessions. In order to see a mental health counselor, they must be licensed to provide online sessions to clients living in your state. Online therapy is different from text therapy, or asynchronous therapy; online therapy offers the same consistent relationship with a local North Carolina mental health counselor that an in-person session would, with sessions taking place via phone or a video sessions through a secure teletherapy platform. Online therapy sessions are a convenient way to find a mental health counselor near North Carolina without leaving the comfort of your home or office.

Where can I get mental health therapy in North Carolina?

Start your search for mental health therapy in North Carolina on Zencare. Many mental health counselors are quality-vetted for excellence in clinical care. When you’re struggling with your mental health, it might be time to seek professional support in the form of counseling services, couples therapy, or psychiatric medication management. There are a wide range of private practice mental health counselors to choose from in North Carolina; consider narrowing your search by criteria like insurance carrier, therapy budget, specialty, or provider identity to find a great fit!

How can I start therapy in North Carolina?

Start your search for a great mental health counselor in North Carolina on Zencare. First, consider any logistic limitations, like how far you are willing to travel outside of North Carolina or if you are open to online sessions with a local provider. Also consider how much your therapy budget is, and when you are available for therapy. Then, make a list of priorities for your ideal mental health counselor: do they match your identity, or have expertise in a specific area like anxiety or depression? There is no one reason to start therapy; many individuals in North Carolina go see a therapist when they need help to move forward through a difficult time, cope with symptoms of a mental illness such as a mood disorder, navigate life transitions, process relationship difficulties or improve their behavioral health. Use your priorities to filter on Zencare by insurance, speciality, and availability. Look through a few provider profiles to find the mental health counselor you might click with, watch their introductory videos, and book a free call to find a great personal fit!

What kinds of mental health providers are available in North Carolina?

There are many different kinds of mental health providers available in North Carolina, including psychologists, clinical social workers, and mental health counselors. As long as the provider is licensed in your state, the factor that matters most to therapy outcomes is the therapeutic alliance, or the relationship you build with your therapist. Common types of therapy provided in North Carolina include cognitive therapies, like Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), and insight-oriented therapies like psychodynamic therapy. Other providers offer a blend of techniques for a more interpersonal, holistic approach. Some mental health therapists in North Carolina also offer specialized treatment services, like couples therapy, premarital counseling, and family therapy. While most North Carolina providers are qualified to treat general challenges, like depression, anxiety disorders, trauma, relationship difficulties, and low self-esteem, for concerns such as substance abuse, personality disorders, and eating disorders, consider seeking expert care. Together with your mental health counselor, you’ll build a treatment plan that addresses your reasons for seeking therapy and monitor progress toward your wellness goals and overall well being.

How does paying for therapy work in North Carolina?

There are several options for paying for therapy in North Carolina. For many people, the most affordable way to seek mental health services is to look for a provider who is in-network with your insurance. Due to high demand and low availability, in-network providers often have long waitlists; to widen your options and start therapy sooner, you might also consider looking for an out-of-network provider. When you see an out-of-network mental health counselor in North Carolina, you can ask for a sliding scale if you are unable to afford their typical session fees, or seek reimbursement from your insurance company if you have a PPO or POS plan. For clients who have an insurance plan with a high deductible and low medical costs, therapy costs are often comparable when you see a mental health counselor in- or out-of-network. While paying for therapy can be a substantial investment, it’s also a great way to improve relationships, boost self-esteem, address symptoms of mental illness, and ultimately live a happier, more self-directed life.

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