John Riley, Therapist in Mebane, North Carolina — Zencare
John Nathan  Riley
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John Nathan Riley

Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, LCMHC
North Carolina Accepting Online
Mebane Accepting In-person
Updated August 8, 2021

Specialties & Expertise

  • Trauma
  • Alcohol use disorder & addiction
  • Chronic pain
  • Attachment issues

Professional statement

John’s clients tend to find themselves with a great depth of feeling that is not always understood by the people around them. They usually feel their own feelings and those of others with great clarity. They are often confidants and even healers but do not always know how to receive help. They tend to be highly motivated and even successful but often find themselves stuck in the wrong pursuits. Their sensitivity makes them perceptive but the high level of sensory inputs can leave them feeling drained and more often in need of a recharge than less sensitive people.

High sensitivity is a great gift when channeled appropriately. However, many of John’s clients have found that their sensitivity has been misused; either by themselves or others. Sometimes this is intentional but often it comes from a misunderstanding of high sensitivity and its limits. This can lead to confusion at the least, depression and anxiety at the worst.

John’s hope for his highly sensitive clients is that they come to understand and channel their sensitivity to become who they truly want to be. John uses a relational psychodynamic perspective with insights from the mindfulness traditions to help his clients find a genuine, engaged, and alive acceptance of who they are. John graduated from the Naropa University Master of Arts in Contemplative Counseling program. John’s studies focused on the best of both a Buddhist and a Western view of the mind coupled with intensive retreat meditation practice.

John’s office is located in charming downtown Mebane, NC; conveniently accessible from Durham, Chapel Hill and Burlington. John also offers video sessions.


Message to clients

My hope for my highly sensitive clients is that they come to understand and channel their sensitivity to become who they truly want to be. I want to help my clients find a genuine, engaged, and alive acceptance of who they are.

My work is depth oriented and intensive. Clients come at least once per week and often twice a week or more. My work focuses not just on insights but an embodied, in the moment experience of the change process. I incorporate insights from mindfulness practice traditions, EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing), body based trauma treatment and the therapy relationship itself.


Specialties

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

Alcohol use disorder & addiction - Tolerating emotional discomfort; reducing or eliminating reliance on alcohol; development of new coping mechanisms for stress and suffering.

Chronic pain - Managing the biological, psychological, and emotional aspects of pain

Attachment issues - Development of effective relational and communication skills; insight into family attachment patterns;fostering healthy family relationships.




Clientele

  • Adults (24+)
  • Parents
  • Seniors (65+)
  • Young adults (18-24)

Insurance

John Riley 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: $175 (50min)
  • Initial session: $175 (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
  • Courtesy billing
Payment options
  • Cash
  • Check
  • Credit Card
  • Debit Card
  • Venmo
  • Zelle
Session frequency

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

  • Weekly
  • Multiple times a week

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
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Mebane practice
Accepting new clients in-person
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
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Work and Education

Years of Experience: 12 years

Private Practice, Psychotherapist, 2016 - Present
Beacon Health Options, EAP Counselor, 2015 - 2016
Workplace Options EAP, EAP Counselor, 2014 - 2015
Crossroads Treatment Center, Addiction Counselor, 2013 - 2014
Boulder Mental Health Partners, Outpatient Therapist, 2010 - 2011

Naropa University, MA, 2010


Licensure

North Carolina: 9681


Languages

English