Jamie Grisham
Psychologist, PsyD, MPH Verified
Raleigh, NC 27603
Offers online therapy
As a clinical psychologist, I help clients gain clarity and to find resolution to seemingly insurmountable issues and problems. I specialize in treating adults throughout the life cycle who have anxiety, eating disorders, depression, and/or relationship issues. By providing a compassionate and validating environment, clients are empowered to identify their needs and the means to get those needs met. I believe that each individual has their own voice and that therapy can facilitate its strengthening and emergence as a guiding force.
(984) 207-0921
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Raleigh, NC 27603
Offers online therapy
As a clinical psychologist, I help clients gain clarity and to find resolution to seemingly insurmountable issues and problems. I specialize in treating adults throughout the life cycle who have anxiety, eating disorders, depression, and/or relationship issues. By providing a compassionate and validating environment, clients are empowered to identify their needs and the means to get those needs met. I believe that each individual has their own voice and that therapy can facilitate its strengthening and emergence as a guiding force.
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Casey Paganucci
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW Verified
Raleigh, NC 27612
Offers online therapy
Waitlist for new clients
Sometimes life can be overwhelming. Perhaps you're tired of anxiety keeping you up at night or feel like depression is hindering you from living your life to your full potential. I enjoy working with adults who may feel trapped in a cycle of anxiety/depression or just feeling stuck in the monotony of every day life. Some issues I commonly work with clients on are: pregnancy/new parenting stress, career challenges, academic stress, alcohol use, relationship challenges, trauma.
(919) 737-7120
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Raleigh, NC 27612
Offers online therapy
Waitlist for new clients
Sometimes life can be overwhelming. Perhaps you're tired of anxiety keeping you up at night or feel like depression is hindering you from living your life to your full potential. I enjoy working with adults who may feel trapped in a cycle of anxiety/depression or just feeling stuck in the monotony of every day life. Some issues I commonly work with clients on are: pregnancy/new parenting stress, career challenges, academic stress, alcohol use, relationship challenges, trauma.
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Madison Veasey
Counselor, LCMHC, LCAS Verified
Raleigh, NC 27609
Offers online therapy
Clinical specialties include anxiety, depression, substance use, coping skills, self-esteem, life transitions, and more.
I’m Madison Veasey, LCMHC, LCAS, a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor and a Licensed Clinical Addiction Specialist- here to guide you through life’s most complex and difficult matters. I truly care about my patients’ well-being and guarantee top of the line therapy services catered to their needs. I have provided a number of specialized therapeutic services to those dealing with challenging life experiences. Patient well-being is my number one priority and I go above and beyond to help them through all their obstacles.
(984) 207-3193
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Raleigh, NC 27609
Offers online therapy
Clinical specialties include anxiety, depression, substance use, coping skills, self-esteem, life transitions, and more.
I’m Madison Veasey, LCMHC, LCAS, a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor and a Licensed Clinical Addiction Specialist- here to guide you through life’s most complex and difficult matters. I truly care about my patients’ well-being and guarantee top of the line therapy services catered to their needs. I have provided a number of specialized therapeutic services to those dealing with challenging life experiences. Patient well-being is my number one priority and I go above and beyond to help them through all their obstacles.
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Jane Roberts
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSWA Verified
Raleigh, NC 27615
Offers online therapy
Jane Roberts is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker Associate and seasoned healthcare professional who has experience working with adults, teens and children, in both individual and group settings. Jane works primarily with individuals with anxiety, depression and stress. She also enjoys working with couples and families, especially related to parenting issues.
(919) 705-0690
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Raleigh, NC 27615
Offers online therapy
Jane Roberts is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker Associate and seasoned healthcare professional who has experience working with adults, teens and children, in both individual and group settings. Jane works primarily with individuals with anxiety, depression and stress. She also enjoys working with couples and families, especially related to parenting issues.
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Amy Bowles Propst
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW Verified
Raleigh, NC 27609
Offers online therapy
Waitlist for new clients
These are extraordinarily tough times. Many of us are struggling to manage our "new normal" during this ongoing pandemic. Some of us find it difficult to enjoy the things we used to enjoy or to motivate ourselves to do what's necessary for ourselves and our families. These could be signs that it's time to seek professional help. I would be honored to help you with these challenges or any other concerns you may have such as depression, anxiety, stress and anger management, or conflicts with your loved ones.
(984) 205-8944
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Raleigh, NC 27609
Offers online therapy
Waitlist for new clients
These are extraordinarily tough times. Many of us are struggling to manage our "new normal" during this ongoing pandemic. Some of us find it difficult to enjoy the things we used to enjoy or to motivate ourselves to do what's necessary for ourselves and our families. These could be signs that it's time to seek professional help. I would be honored to help you with these challenges or any other concerns you may have such as depression, anxiety, stress and anger management, or conflicts with your loved ones.
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Carolina Aguilar
Counselor, MA, LCMHCA, TRCC Verified
Raleigh, NC 27617
Offers online therapy
I enjoy working with individuals and couples impacted by depression, anxiety, PTSD/sexual abuse, marital conflict, and grief/loss.
Are you stuck in life? Do you find yourself repeating the same patterns but don't know why? Do you want to heal past wounds that are coming in the way of present relationships and living at your best? Difficulties in life can become a great opportunity to foster growth, resilience, and self-awareness. It is scientifically proven that your your body has an innate capacity to return to balance given the right conditions, and I am here to walk side-by-side with you on that journey.
(984) 203-9206
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Raleigh, NC 27617
Offers online therapy
I enjoy working with individuals and couples impacted by depression, anxiety, PTSD/sexual abuse, marital conflict, and grief/loss.
Are you stuck in life? Do you find yourself repeating the same patterns but don't know why? Do you want to heal past wounds that are coming in the way of present relationships and living at your best? Difficulties in life can become a great opportunity to foster growth, resilience, and self-awareness. It is scientifically proven that your your body has an innate capacity to return to balance given the right conditions, and I am here to walk side-by-side with you on that journey.
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Cierra Wall
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSWA Verified
Raleigh, NC 27605
Offers online therapy
I have experience in cognitive behavioral therapy, problem solving skills, life balance, coping skills, behavioral issues depression and anxiety.
CURRENTLY ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS. I strive to inspire hope and change in my clients while being open-minded and working collaboratively to create the opportunity to cultivate new healthy ways to think, feel and react. I achieve this by providing a safe, supportive, and nonjudgmental environment to build a therapeutic relationship with clients. Based on the client’s needs I will utilize a treatment model to address and work on the client’s needs. Focusing on the client and their goals while identifying the clients’ strengths and goals will be beneficial to the client building a strong sense of self.
(984) 203-7445
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Raleigh, NC 27605
Offers online therapy
I have experience in cognitive behavioral therapy, problem solving skills, life balance, coping skills, behavioral issues depression and anxiety.
CURRENTLY ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS. I strive to inspire hope and change in my clients while being open-minded and working collaboratively to create the opportunity to cultivate new healthy ways to think, feel and react. I achieve this by providing a safe, supportive, and nonjudgmental environment to build a therapeutic relationship with clients. Based on the client’s needs I will utilize a treatment model to address and work on the client’s needs. Focusing on the client and their goals while identifying the clients’ strengths and goals will be beneficial to the client building a strong sense of self.
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Mark J Bertelsen
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Raleigh, NC 27615
Offers online therapy
Waitlist for new clients
My specialties include working with individuals with anxiety and depression.
Video on Website Link - NOT CURRENTLY ACCEPTING CLIENTS- I believe life should be a lot easier then it is. We all get pushed past our limits that challenge who we think we are. The pressure changes us into different people. How do we get past reacting to life and get on to living life intentionally? The answer is not easy, because there are many factors that fracture our attention, steal our resources, and prevent progress. My job is to help change these factors to set you up for success and aid in defining what success means for you.
(919) 351-8487
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Raleigh, NC 27615
Offers online therapy
Waitlist for new clients
My specialties include working with individuals with anxiety and depression.
Video on Website Link - NOT CURRENTLY ACCEPTING CLIENTS- I believe life should be a lot easier then it is. We all get pushed past our limits that challenge who we think we are. The pressure changes us into different people. How do we get past reacting to life and get on to living life intentionally? The answer is not easy, because there are many factors that fracture our attention, steal our resources, and prevent progress. My job is to help change these factors to set you up for success and aid in defining what success means for you.
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Salona Lutchminarain
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW-A Verified
Raleigh, NC 27607
Offers online therapy
We can make a plan together that is the best fit for you, whether you need some go-to skills to manage everyday anxiety and depression, or do some deep healing.
**ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS** Choosing the right therapist is a very personal and important decision. It is crucial that client and clinician have the means to form a strong and trusting therapeutic alliance in order to do deep and meaningful work together, I strive to achieve that with every client I work with. My specialty lies in working through unresolved trauma. My trauma informed approach will help guide you through your healing process as you come to terms with events and lay them to rest. I draw from Acceptance Commitment Therapy and have a client centered approach as I believe that clients are the experts on their story.
(919) 343-5530
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Raleigh, NC 27607
Offers online therapy
We can make a plan together that is the best fit for you, whether you need some go-to skills to manage everyday anxiety and depression, or do some deep healing.
**ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS** Choosing the right therapist is a very personal and important decision. It is crucial that client and clinician have the means to form a strong and trusting therapeutic alliance in order to do deep and meaningful work together, I strive to achieve that with every client I work with. My specialty lies in working through unresolved trauma. My trauma informed approach will help guide you through your healing process as you come to terms with events and lay them to rest. I draw from Acceptance Commitment Therapy and have a client centered approach as I believe that clients are the experts on their story.
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Finding Peace, PLLC
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, MS, LCMHC Verified
Raleigh, NC 27610
Offers online therapy
I help motivate adolescents and adults get unstuck, reach their goals, and live a life they desire by overcoming and managing life adjustments, anxiety, depression, and low self-esteem, self-worth, and self-confidence.
Are you isolating from others, judging yourself, putting others’ needs before your own, or feeling a lack of purpose/hope for the future? Feeling stuck, anxious, hopeless, irritable, moody? Do you experience low self-esteem, a loss of interest in activities/people, strained relationships with others, a sense of grief of the old version of yourself? Are you keeping yourself busy so you don’t have to think about the state of your life? Or doing the opposite – can’t getting out of bed because your life is not what you imagined?
(919) 873-3832
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Raleigh, NC 27610
Offers online therapy
I help motivate adolescents and adults get unstuck, reach their goals, and live a life they desire by overcoming and managing life adjustments, anxiety, depression, and low self-esteem, self-worth, and self-confidence.
Are you isolating from others, judging yourself, putting others’ needs before your own, or feeling a lack of purpose/hope for the future? Feeling stuck, anxious, hopeless, irritable, moody? Do you experience low self-esteem, a loss of interest in activities/people, strained relationships with others, a sense of grief of the old version of yourself? Are you keeping yourself busy so you don’t have to think about the state of your life? Or doing the opposite – can’t getting out of bed because your life is not what you imagined?
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Erin Beverly Foerster
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW Verified
Raleigh, NC 27615
Hello! My name is Erin Beverly Foerster and I am a licensed clinical social worker. I specialize in treating adjustment disorders, depression, anxiety, PTSD and trauma. Some of the people with whom I have worked are looking to make a specific change and are looking for support, others are struggling with challenging symptoms and are looking for relief, others are having difficulties managing emotions or maintaining relationships. I find the variety interesting and enjoy the challenge of helping people consider making a change, explore a new path, combat debilitating symptoms.
(919) 887-8499
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Raleigh, NC 27615
Hello! My name is Erin Beverly Foerster and I am a licensed clinical social worker. I specialize in treating adjustment disorders, depression, anxiety, PTSD and trauma. Some of the people with whom I have worked are looking to make a specific change and are looking for support, others are struggling with challenging symptoms and are looking for relief, others are having difficulties managing emotions or maintaining relationships. I find the variety interesting and enjoy the challenge of helping people consider making a change, explore a new path, combat debilitating symptoms.
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Meredith Stokke Delbridge
Licensed Professional Counselor, MC, LCMHC, NCC, CEDS Verified
Raleigh, NC 27615
Offers online therapy
I am a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, a Nationally Certified Counselor, and a Certified Eating Disorder Specialist. I specialize in treating anxiety, depression, grief and loss, life transitions, parenting concerns, relationship challenges, women's issues, eating disorders, and self-esteem. I work with individuals- both adolescents and adults- as well as families, and together, we create an individualized treatment plan to meet your goals. It can be difficult to reach out for support, and I highly value a safe, non judgmental and compassionate environment for you to further explore your concerns.
(919) 634-6544
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Raleigh, NC 27615
Offers online therapy
I am a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, a Nationally Certified Counselor, and a Certified Eating Disorder Specialist. I specialize in treating anxiety, depression, grief and loss, life transitions, parenting concerns, relationship challenges, women's issues, eating disorders, and self-esteem. I work with individuals- both adolescents and adults- as well as families, and together, we create an individualized treatment plan to meet your goals. It can be difficult to reach out for support, and I highly value a safe, non judgmental and compassionate environment for you to further explore your concerns.
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Barbara H Irving
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, ACSW Verified
Raleigh, NC 27615
Hi, thanks for considering me. While no one can go back and make a brand new start, anyone can CHOOSE to start from today and CREATE A BETTER FUTURE. I help my clients identify and change problematic life patterns, regulate their emotions, and generally feel happier about their lives. Developing healthier, more adaptive ways of functioning improves their relationships and enhances their self-esteem. Well known for working with couples, I've also focused a major part of my practice on individuals struggling with anxiety and depression.
(754) 802-2372
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Raleigh, NC 27615
Hi, thanks for considering me. While no one can go back and make a brand new start, anyone can CHOOSE to start from today and CREATE A BETTER FUTURE. I help my clients identify and change problematic life patterns, regulate their emotions, and generally feel happier about their lives. Developing healthier, more adaptive ways of functioning improves their relationships and enhances their self-esteem. Well known for working with couples, I've also focused a major part of my practice on individuals struggling with anxiety and depression.
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Marlee Thomsen
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSWA Verified
Raleigh, NC 27615
Not accepting new clients
As a clinician, I am passionate about working with children, adolescents, and young adults who have anxiety, depression, ASD, ADHD, and learning disabilities. I find joy in helping my clients set goals and acquire skills to help them deal with their unique challenges. I have a passion for working with parents on enhancing their parenting skills by helping them understand their child’s development. Additionally, I work with individuals across the lifespan who are experiencing an eating disorder, disordered eating, or body image issues. I enjoy helping clients improve how they relate to their body, food, and exercise.
(984) 459-7621
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Raleigh, NC 27615
Not accepting new clients
As a clinician, I am passionate about working with children, adolescents, and young adults who have anxiety, depression, ASD, ADHD, and learning disabilities. I find joy in helping my clients set goals and acquire skills to help them deal with their unique challenges. I have a passion for working with parents on enhancing their parenting skills by helping them understand their child’s development. Additionally, I work with individuals across the lifespan who are experiencing an eating disorder, disordered eating, or body image issues. I enjoy helping clients improve how they relate to their body, food, and exercise.
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Patrick T. Hefferan
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, LCMHCS, NCC Verified
Raleigh, NC 27613
Offers online therapy
I am passionate about combining diverse resources and therapeutic tools in working with clients with Marriage and Family Issues, ADHD, Impulse Control (related to internet and video games), Depression,Anxiety,LGBT Issues, Stress Reduction, Grief, and Life Transitions.
My clients consider me to be an empathic listener, a keen observer, and a calming presence. I bring a warm smile, a curious, gentle, friendly manner, a ready laugh, and a healthy self into my therapy sessions every day. I sincerely care about the people I work with and work hard to create a warm and trusting environment for clients of all ages. Forming and nurturing relationships is my strength. It's within the context of a healthy relationship that emotional and mental healing occurs. I'm trained to facilitate treatment for internet and technology compulsions and addictions including gaming, online pornography, and related issues.
(919) 913-8323
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Raleigh, NC 27613
Offers online therapy
I am passionate about combining diverse resources and therapeutic tools in working with clients with Marriage and Family Issues, ADHD, Impulse Control (related to internet and video games), Depression,Anxiety,LGBT Issues, Stress Reduction, Grief, and Life Transitions.
My clients consider me to be an empathic listener, a keen observer, and a calming presence. I bring a warm smile, a curious, gentle, friendly manner, a ready laugh, and a healthy self into my therapy sessions every day. I sincerely care about the people I work with and work hard to create a warm and trusting environment for clients of all ages. Forming and nurturing relationships is my strength. It's within the context of a healthy relationship that emotional and mental healing occurs. I'm trained to facilitate treatment for internet and technology compulsions and addictions including gaming, online pornography, and related issues.
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Amy Lynn Otterson
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, MEd, NCC, CMCC, LCMHCS Verified
Raleigh, NC 27605
Not accepting new clients
I am experienced working with individuals (age 13-50), couples and families who are experiencing issues such as: ADHD, Behavioral Disorders (ODD/Disruptive Disorder), Mood Disorders (Depression, Bipolar Disorder, Anxiety), Trauma (PTSD, Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault), Self-injury, and Compulsive Disorders as well as family conflict resolution.
Are you looking for something to be different in your life? Do you want to change your life situation, solve a problem, make a major decision, or gain a better understanding of what is happening in your life or relationships? Through counseling, I will provide a person-centered and cognitive behavioral perspective. This means I view counseling as a process by which I help to facilitate my client's exploration and identification of their needs to assist them in making changes in their cognition and behaviors, which will result in the attainment of improved life satisfaction and self-acceptance.
(919) 246-4215
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Raleigh, NC 27605
Not accepting new clients
I am experienced working with individuals (age 13-50), couples and families who are experiencing issues such as: ADHD, Behavioral Disorders (ODD/Disruptive Disorder), Mood Disorders (Depression, Bipolar Disorder, Anxiety), Trauma (PTSD, Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault), Self-injury, and Compulsive Disorders as well as family conflict resolution.
Are you looking for something to be different in your life? Do you want to change your life situation, solve a problem, make a major decision, or gain a better understanding of what is happening in your life or relationships? Through counseling, I will provide a person-centered and cognitive behavioral perspective. This means I view counseling as a process by which I help to facilitate my client's exploration and identification of their needs to assist them in making changes in their cognition and behaviors, which will result in the attainment of improved life satisfaction and self-acceptance.
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Candise Morris
Licensed Professional Counselor, LCMHC Verified
Raleigh, NC 27615
Offers online therapy
I enjoy helping others with their life problems. If you are facing tough decisions, feeling depressed, angry, anxious, or experience Post-traumatic Stress Disorder symptoms, I believe a Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT) approach can help. I also utilizes other therapy models based on presenting symptoms such as Reality Therapy and Christian-based counseling if requested. I believe there is nothing that people cannot overcome with a desire and will to work together, and a willingness to implement changes.
(919) 635-5825
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Raleigh, NC 27615
Offers online therapy
I enjoy helping others with their life problems. If you are facing tough decisions, feeling depressed, angry, anxious, or experience Post-traumatic Stress Disorder symptoms, I believe a Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT) approach can help. I also utilizes other therapy models based on presenting symptoms such as Reality Therapy and Christian-based counseling if requested. I believe there is nothing that people cannot overcome with a desire and will to work together, and a willingness to implement changes.
Sam Simon
Counselor, PhD, LCMHC, NCC Verified
Raleigh, NC 27607
Offers online therapy
I believe that it is a privilege to hear the stories of my clients. I am a goal-oriented, solution-focused counselor who meets the client where they are at based on their needs and wants. I specialize in anxiety, depression, and career and academic concerns. I believe in somatic response work, and have experience teaching mindfulness and meditation. I have worked with both children and adults.
(919) 858-2064
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Raleigh, NC 27607
Offers online therapy
I believe that it is a privilege to hear the stories of my clients. I am a goal-oriented, solution-focused counselor who meets the client where they are at based on their needs and wants. I specialize in anxiety, depression, and career and academic concerns. I believe in somatic response work, and have experience teaching mindfulness and meditation. I have worked with both children and adults.
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Sarah Stevens Therapy
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW Verified
Raleigh, NC 27605
Offers online therapy
Waitlist for new clients
I believe that every human is shaped by an interplay of factors that come from within and without the person. That is to say that the power of therapy comes from a deeper understanding of the forces inside and out that shape a person into a unique individual. I also find that the center of psychotherapy is the relationship--the relationship with those in one’s life, the relationship with the therapist, and the relationship with oneself. Whether you are seeking therapy to find a deeper purpose in your life, or you are experiencing life’s challenges in the form of pain, anxiety, depression, loss, or conflict, I am here to help.
(919) 343-0676
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Raleigh, NC 27605
Offers online therapy
Waitlist for new clients
I believe that every human is shaped by an interplay of factors that come from within and without the person. That is to say that the power of therapy comes from a deeper understanding of the forces inside and out that shape a person into a unique individual. I also find that the center of psychotherapy is the relationship--the relationship with those in one’s life, the relationship with the therapist, and the relationship with oneself. Whether you are seeking therapy to find a deeper purpose in your life, or you are experiencing life’s challenges in the form of pain, anxiety, depression, loss, or conflict, I am here to help.
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Virginia P Smith
Counselor, LCMHCA Verified
Raleigh, NC 27615
Offers online therapy
Waitlist for new clients
Areas in my scope of practice include anxiety, depression, self-harm, grief, chronic pain, career/vocational counseling, self-image/esteem, and marriage.
Are you looking for help in navigating a season of life? Whether you are looking for help for yourself, your teen, or your relationship, it would be my honor to walk with you. My primary approach is Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, which focuses on fixing faulty beliefs which drive unhealthy thoughts and feelings. Situations cannot always be changed, but what we believe or interpret about situations can be. At times, it’s not that we experience false beliefs, but that we are in a season of suffering, and in that need to learn how to suffer well.
(919) 263-5615
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Raleigh, NC 27615
Offers online therapy
Waitlist for new clients
Areas in my scope of practice include anxiety, depression, self-harm, grief, chronic pain, career/vocational counseling, self-image/esteem, and marriage.
Are you looking for help in navigating a season of life? Whether you are looking for help for yourself, your teen, or your relationship, it would be my honor to walk with you. My primary approach is Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, which focuses on fixing faulty beliefs which drive unhealthy thoughts and feelings. Situations cannot always be changed, but what we believe or interpret about situations can be. At times, it’s not that we experience false beliefs, but that we are in a season of suffering, and in that need to learn how to suffer well.

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Depression Therapists
Depressive disorders are characterized by persistent feelings of sadness and worthlessness and a lack of desire to engage in formerly pleasurable activities. Depression is not a passing blue mood, which almost everyone experiences from time to time, but a complex mind/body illness that interferes with everyday functioning. It not only darkens one's outlook, it is commonly marked by sleep problems and changes in energy levels and appetite. It alters the structure and function of nerve cells so that it disrupts the way the brain processes information and interprets experience.

Despite feelings of hopelessness and worthlessness, depression is a treatable condition. It can be treated with psychotherapy by depression therapists in Raleigh. As with many illnesses, the earlier treatment begins, the more effective it can be and the greater the likelihood that recurrence can be prevented.

Psychotherapy addresses the thinking patterns that precipitate depression, and studies show that it prevents recurrence. Drug therapy is often helpful in relieving symptoms, such as severe anxiety, so that people can engage in meaningful psychotherapy.