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Tracy Stribling Franklin
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Highlands, NC 28741
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor who mainly utilizes Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) to help my clients. My goal is to help people identify ways to alter their own thinking in order to improve communication and decrease feelings of fear, anxiety, sadness, loneliness, etc,. By utilizing active listening skills and applying different therapeutic approaches, I strive to help my clients recognize patterns in behaviors and/or negative thoughts which may be keeping them from living the life they desire. Small changes can be made to help clients recognize these patterns and live a more fulfilling and meaningful life. I look forward to working with you.
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor who mainly utilizes Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) to help my clients. My goal is to help people identify ways to alter their own thinking in order to improve communication and decrease feelings of fear, anxiety, sadness, loneliness, etc,. By utilizing active listening skills and applying different therapeutic approaches, I strive to help my clients recognize patterns in behaviors and/or negative thoughts which may be keeping them from living the life they desire. Small changes can be made to help clients recognize these patterns and live a more fulfilling and meaningful life. I look forward to working with you.
(870) 639-4538 View (870) 639-4538
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Abundant Life Counseling
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, CCSAS
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Highlands, NC 28741  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
I believe the road to recovery from sexual and pornography addiction goes through your childhood. Using my unique Inner Child Model, I have helped hundreds of men learn to stay one step ahead of their addiction. Your addiction is rooted in past trauma/neglects, that in many cases, are subconscious. I want to help you understand "why" you behave in destructive ways. Together, we will put you on a path to healing and help you learn how to manage this painful addiction and at the same time repair your relationship.
I believe the road to recovery from sexual and pornography addiction goes through your childhood. Using my unique Inner Child Model, I have helped hundreds of men learn to stay one step ahead of their addiction. Your addiction is rooted in past trauma/neglects, that in many cases, are subconscious. I want to help you understand "why" you behave in destructive ways. Together, we will put you on a path to healing and help you learn how to manage this painful addiction and at the same time repair your relationship.
(404) 220-8806 View (404) 220-8806
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Kevin Reed Inabinet
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Highlands, NC 28741
After being in the helping field for over 25 years, I understand what a leap of faith it is to reach out for help as well as how stressful and scary it can be. I also know how important it is to be treated with respect, professionalism, and dignity. This need is surely magnified when it involves the people you care about the most. Seeking help for your family can also become very confusing and frustrating. I am working hard to eliminate those unnecessary barriers. My experience is with children, adolescents, and their families.
After being in the helping field for over 25 years, I understand what a leap of faith it is to reach out for help as well as how stressful and scary it can be. I also know how important it is to be treated with respect, professionalism, and dignity. This need is surely magnified when it involves the people you care about the most. Seeking help for your family can also become very confusing and frustrating. I am working hard to eliminate those unnecessary barriers. My experience is with children, adolescents, and their families.
(828) 237-4115 View (828) 237-4115
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Edward B Kizer
Counselor, LPC, LCMHC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Highlands, NC 28741
We are products of our environment, experiences and relationships. Along the way, we have gathered deeply internalized beliefs - some that serve our growth and wellbeing, some that don’t - emotions, both positive and negative, and chronic stress or trauma. All of this has impacted our life and much of what has happened in the past still resides deeply in our body, manifesting as behavioral, relational or emotional struggles, often unexplained and sometimes inexplicable.
We are products of our environment, experiences and relationships. Along the way, we have gathered deeply internalized beliefs - some that serve our growth and wellbeing, some that don’t - emotions, both positive and negative, and chronic stress or trauma. All of this has impacted our life and much of what has happened in the past still resides deeply in our body, manifesting as behavioral, relational or emotional struggles, often unexplained and sometimes inexplicable.
(864) 400-7096 View (864) 400-7096
Photo of Adrianne Melton, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in 28741, NC
Adrianne Melton
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Highlands, NC 28741
I help people who’ve discovered that they have outgrown their lives find the most authentic versions of themselves. You may have become aware that something important in your life feels inauthentic, small or suffocating. This can manifest as symptoms of depression and anxiety, making you feel both overwhelmed and underwhelmed simultaneously. These life transitions can make you feel as if everything around you is falling away. This is fertile ground for growth and an ideal time to seek counseling. These experiences will break you, but can also be used as a catalyst to elevate you to create something more whole from the broken pieces.
I help people who’ve discovered that they have outgrown their lives find the most authentic versions of themselves. You may have become aware that something important in your life feels inauthentic, small or suffocating. This can manifest as symptoms of depression and anxiety, making you feel both overwhelmed and underwhelmed simultaneously. These life transitions can make you feel as if everything around you is falling away. This is fertile ground for growth and an ideal time to seek counseling. These experiences will break you, but can also be used as a catalyst to elevate you to create something more whole from the broken pieces.
(828) 275-2266 View (828) 275-2266
Photo of Sarah Mehta, Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor in 28741, NC
Sarah Mehta
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, MA, LCMHC, LCAS, NCC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Highlands, NC 28741
“You need to get your shit together!” Your inner critic sternly informs you as you prop yourself up on your work desk and sigh wearily. Your chest tightens as your phone reveals part of another lengthy, panicked text from your mom about your brother’s latest relapse. Seconds later, you remember that you got a tad defensive with your partner yesterday, forgot to answer an email, and have 20 more things to add to your to-do list- all before you’ve finished your coffee. Your brow furrows as you hastily wrack your brain for a solution to stifle the lingering dread you can’t shake, while also trying to remember if you left the stove on.
“You need to get your shit together!” Your inner critic sternly informs you as you prop yourself up on your work desk and sigh wearily. Your chest tightens as your phone reveals part of another lengthy, panicked text from your mom about your brother’s latest relapse. Seconds later, you remember that you got a tad defensive with your partner yesterday, forgot to answer an email, and have 20 more things to add to your to-do list- all before you’ve finished your coffee. Your brow furrows as you hastily wrack your brain for a solution to stifle the lingering dread you can’t shake, while also trying to remember if you left the stove on.
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Photo of Julie Shepardson, Psychological Associate in 28741, NC
Julie Shepardson
Psychological Associate, MA, LMHC, LPA, LPC
Verified Verified
Highlands, NC 28741
Are you feeling anxious, sad, stressed, or overwhelmed? Are you struggling with painful feelings or a difficult relationship or situation? Is your marriage struggling? If so, I can help you find the solutions to the problems that trouble you. You'll find that I have a warm, non-judgmental, and easy style that helps people relax. I will help you actively learn new ways to cope, gain new insights, and experience new ways of relating to people or situations. I help people discover and eliminate destructive personal and interpersonal patterns, make difficult life decisions, and to find paths to greater fulfillment.
Are you feeling anxious, sad, stressed, or overwhelmed? Are you struggling with painful feelings or a difficult relationship or situation? Is your marriage struggling? If so, I can help you find the solutions to the problems that trouble you. You'll find that I have a warm, non-judgmental, and easy style that helps people relax. I will help you actively learn new ways to cope, gain new insights, and experience new ways of relating to people or situations. I help people discover and eliminate destructive personal and interpersonal patterns, make difficult life decisions, and to find paths to greater fulfillment.
(910) 613-9331 View (910) 613-9331
Photo of Dana E Mills, Licensed Professional Counselor in 28741, NC
Dana E Mills
Licensed Professional Counselor, LCMHC, LCAS, CCS
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Highlands, NC 28741
Everyone faces difficulties in life at some point and can use discreet, compassionate, non-judgemental support to develop strategies to manage and overcome those difficulties. No single therapeutic approach can treat every individual. I believe that recovery and improvement are possible for everyone. Therapy helps find solutions that foster a sense of personal empowerment to make choices in your own recovery. My therapeutic approach focuses on an individual's strengths to engage in their life. Learn skills to help manage and treat anxiety, depression, mood and personality disorders, substance use issues, and trauma resolution.
Everyone faces difficulties in life at some point and can use discreet, compassionate, non-judgemental support to develop strategies to manage and overcome those difficulties. No single therapeutic approach can treat every individual. I believe that recovery and improvement are possible for everyone. Therapy helps find solutions that foster a sense of personal empowerment to make choices in your own recovery. My therapeutic approach focuses on an individual's strengths to engage in their life. Learn skills to help manage and treat anxiety, depression, mood and personality disorders, substance use issues, and trauma resolution.
(828) 634-4378 View (828) 634-4378
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Stephanie Cheryl Bowman
Lic Clinical Mental Health Counselor Associate, LCMHCA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Highlands, NC 28741
My passion lies in working with individuals who have experienced complex trauma and those currently living with eating disorders or disordered eating. It is my goal to help my clients no longer feel alone, and to move from a place of shame and guilt to one of believing and knowing that all of their parts are good.
My passion lies in working with individuals who have experienced complex trauma and those currently living with eating disorders or disordered eating. It is my goal to help my clients no longer feel alone, and to move from a place of shame and guilt to one of believing and knowing that all of their parts are good.
(828) 200-5332 View (828) 200-5332
Photo of Annalyse Wilkins, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in 28741, NC
Annalyse Wilkins
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-A
Verified Verified
Highlands, NC 28741
(828) 351-7057 View (828) 351-7057

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in 28741

10+

Average cost per session

$150

Therapists in 28741 who prioritize treating:

80% Relationship Issues
80% Anxiety
60% Depression
60% Grief
60% Trauma and PTSD
60% Self Esteem
50% Spirituality

Average years in practice

10 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

100% Aetna
75% BlueCross and BlueShield
50% Cigna and Evernorth

How Therapists in 28741 see their clients

90% In Person and Online
10% Online Only

Gender breakdown

70% Female
30% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in 28741?

Search for nearby therapists or counselors by inputting your city, town, or suburb; or zip code; or a provider’s name into the search bar. From there, you can filter providers by the issues they treat, cost, insurance, gender, and other factors to find providers who are well-suited to your needs. To navigate between locations within the same country, enter a new city or zip code into the search bar.

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Is everyone in the Psychology Today Therapy Directory a licensed therapist?

The Psychology Today directory lists providers who offer legitimate mental health services to the public, including psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers, and counselors.

Many have been licensed by the country or state where they practice; providers whose license or primary credential has been verified by Psychology Today are signified by a “Verified” symbol. Some clinicians or organizations provide services for which their state or country does not offer licenses, such as pastoral counseling. They may be selectively included without the “Verified” seal.

What’s the difference between a psychologist, a therapist, and a counselor?

Therapists, psychologists, and counselors are all licensed mental health professionals. In the US, psychologists have earned a doctoral degree. The terms “therapist” and “counselor” are used somewhat interchangeably, but generally therapists offer longer-term, mental health care, while counselors offer shorter-term care that may focus on one domain, such as marriage, career, or academic challenges.

Clients should consider factors such as insurance coverage and their primary reason(s) for seeking therapy to determine the type of professional best suited to their needs. Someone struggling with mental health challenges such as depression or anxiety, for example, may wish to seek out a clinical psychologist or therapist, while someone navigating career obstacles or marital upheaval may benefit from seeing a counselor who can offer short-term, targeted support.

What type of therapy is right for me?

The type of therapy best suited to a particular individual depends on several factors, including their primary reason for seeking therapy, their preferred timeline (some therapy types last for a set number of sessions, while others are open-ended), and their personality and preferences—some may prefer a more structured approach. For many individuals, multiple types of therapy could provide a good fit.

How much does therapy cost?

The cost of therapy depends on a number of variables, including location and the therapist’s experience and training. On average, a therapy session in the United States could cost between $100 and $200 or more. If you have insurance, the expense of mental health care is typically lower, but it varies based on your insurance plan details and whether you choose an in-network or out-of-network mental healthcare provider.

What are more affordable or low cost therapy solutions?

Many therapists offer sliding scale payments, usually on a limited number of slots, which consists in an agreement between the therapist and a client to pay a reduced rate. Therapists who provide such arrangements often consider the client's income or ability to pay, but the extent of the discount is ultimately at the therapist's discretion. Furthermore, while group therapy may have different goals and benefits compared to individual therapy, it can be a more affordable solution to address certain types of issues.

Is online therapy cheaper than in-person therapy?

Many therapists charge the same amount for online therapy as they do for in-person therapy—though clients may still find this cost-effective if it cuts down on their transportation costs. Health insurance plans often offer equivalent coverage for online and in-person therapy; indeed, in many places, they are legally required to do so. Text-based or on-demand therapy apps may be cheaper than traditional one-on-one psychotherapy; however, the practice may be less effective and is not likely to be covered by insurance.

Is online therapy a good option?

Therapy conducted online can be just as effective as in-person therapy, as long as there is a strong alliance between the client and the therapist. To find a therapist who provides telehealth services to clients in your area, click “Online Therapy” on the directory homepage and search by your city or town or your zip code.

Are therapy sessions confidential?

Confidentiality is a crucial part of the therapeutic relationship. Therapists in the United States are bound by the regulations set out by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA), which aims to protect sensitive health information. With very few exceptions, a therapist will only discuss their client with others when the client has given their written permission. The instances in which a therapist would be required to disclose personal information are: if a client poses a danger to themselves or others, if the therapist suspects the abuse of a child or an elderly or otherwise dependent adult, or if they are legally forced to by court order. These exceptions to the confidentiality agreement are usually discussed with a client before their first session.