Alison S. Draper, LPA, PLLC
Psychological Associate, MA, LPA, HSP-PA Verified
Raleigh, NC 27609
PLEASE NOTE THAT I AM NOT ACCEPTING NEW THERAPY CLIENTS AT THIS TIME. As a Licensed Psychological Associate and Nationally Certified School Psychologist, I have a keen interest in and extensive experience working with preschool- and school-aged children, including those with developmental delays, learning disabilities, autism, ADHD, and other behavioral and emotional concerns. For several years, I worked as a school psychologist, providing psychological evaluations, intervention development, and consultative services. I am well-versed in the special education evaluation and eligibility process within the public school system.
(919) 246-5165
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Raleigh, NC 27609
PLEASE NOTE THAT I AM NOT ACCEPTING NEW THERAPY CLIENTS AT THIS TIME. As a Licensed Psychological Associate and Nationally Certified School Psychologist, I have a keen interest in and extensive experience working with preschool- and school-aged children, including those with developmental delays, learning disabilities, autism, ADHD, and other behavioral and emotional concerns. For several years, I worked as a school psychologist, providing psychological evaluations, intervention development, and consultative services. I am well-versed in the special education evaluation and eligibility process within the public school system.
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A Peace of Mind Family Counseling
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW Verified
Raleigh, NC 27609
Offers online therapy
We will create a customize treatment plan for you using the appropriate treatment intervention modal for you.
APOMFC offers evidence-based behavioral health services to assist you and your family with developing a happier, and healthier lifestyle. As a Licensed Clinical Social Worker Associate with ten years of experience, I will work closely with you, your family, and your healthcare team to address your personal needs and goals. APOMFC understands how difficult it is to reach out for help and the stigmas related to mental health which is why we treat all our client with dignity and respect. APOMFC offer three ways to access our services In-office, Teletherapy, and Mobile Counseling.
(919) 251-6628
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Raleigh, NC 27609
Offers online therapy
We will create a customize treatment plan for you using the appropriate treatment intervention modal for you.
APOMFC offers evidence-based behavioral health services to assist you and your family with developing a happier, and healthier lifestyle. As a Licensed Clinical Social Worker Associate with ten years of experience, I will work closely with you, your family, and your healthcare team to address your personal needs and goals. APOMFC understands how difficult it is to reach out for help and the stigmas related to mental health which is why we treat all our client with dignity and respect. APOMFC offer three ways to access our services In-office, Teletherapy, and Mobile Counseling.
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Walt Fritz
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, CRC, LCAS-A, LPC-S Verified
Raleigh, NC 27615
Not accepting new clients
My therapeutic approach is eclectic, typically using "Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy," I am trained in counseling individuals with: Mood Disorders - including Depression and Anxiety, Anger Related Issues/Disturbances, Behavior Problems, Familial Relations, Substance Abuse, and Crisis Intervention.
I was born in Hollywood, Florida. At age 10, my family and I moved to Santa Cruz, Bolivia, South America where I lived for eight years until graduating from high school. I completed my undergraduate degree in Communication with a minor in Psychology at Florida Atlantic University. In 2008, I earned my Master degree in Service Agency Counseling at the University of North Carolina at Pembroke. In 2010, I earned a 2nd Master degree in Rehabilitation at University of Kentucky.
(919) 585-1108
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Raleigh, NC 27615
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My therapeutic approach is eclectic, typically using "Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy," I am trained in counseling individuals with: Mood Disorders - including Depression and Anxiety, Anger Related Issues/Disturbances, Behavior Problems, Familial Relations, Substance Abuse, and Crisis Intervention.
I was born in Hollywood, Florida. At age 10, my family and I moved to Santa Cruz, Bolivia, South America where I lived for eight years until graduating from high school. I completed my undergraduate degree in Communication with a minor in Psychology at Florida Atlantic University. In 2008, I earned my Master degree in Service Agency Counseling at the University of North Carolina at Pembroke. In 2010, I earned a 2nd Master degree in Rehabilitation at University of Kentucky.
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Cassetta Scott
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, MS, NCC, LCMHC Verified
Office is near:
Raleigh, NC 27610
Offers online therapy
Adolescent/Child Services, Anxiety Disorders, Attention Deficit Disorder, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Crisis Intervention, Dialectic Behavioral Therapy, Domestic Violence, Gay-Lesbian Issues, Gender Identity, Group Therapy, Mens Issues, Mood Disorders, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, Parenting Issues, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, Psychotic Disorders,.
While living, your life can be pathway filled with lessons, hardships, heartbreaks, and joyous moments. Seasonally, we may experience an impasse, where life’s transitions hinder our ability to move forward or work through the barriers that we are forced to deal with. With the right counselor, you can re-center your focus and healing so that you can move forward with life. As a mental health counselor with more than 12 years of counseling experience, I have assisted both children and adults with centering their focus with their life lens. As your clinical support, let us see if I can assist with exploring pathway and your goals.
(919) 705-0776
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Office is near:
Raleigh, NC 27610
Offers online therapy
Adolescent/Child Services, Anxiety Disorders, Attention Deficit Disorder, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Crisis Intervention, Dialectic Behavioral Therapy, Domestic Violence, Gay-Lesbian Issues, Gender Identity, Group Therapy, Mens Issues, Mood Disorders, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, Parenting Issues, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, Psychotic Disorders,.
While living, your life can be pathway filled with lessons, hardships, heartbreaks, and joyous moments. Seasonally, we may experience an impasse, where life’s transitions hinder our ability to move forward or work through the barriers that we are forced to deal with. With the right counselor, you can re-center your focus and healing so that you can move forward with life. As a mental health counselor with more than 12 years of counseling experience, I have assisted both children and adults with centering their focus with their life lens. As your clinical support, let us see if I can assist with exploring pathway and your goals.
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Lakesha L Means
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW Verified
Raleigh, NC 27609
Offers online therapy
My ideal clients are individuals and or families who are in need of effective counseling, skills training, interventions and resource coordination and more. I am committed to individual therapy, family preservation, and empowering individuals to set and achieve their own goals. I want to remove the negative stigma attached to therapy and support my clients on their development. I am very passionate about helping clients find ways to regulate and process their emotions effectively. I am committed to helping my client focus on building an effective connection and engagement by conveying a sense of worthiness, dignity and respect.
(984) 214-8206
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Raleigh, NC 27609
Offers online therapy
My ideal clients are individuals and or families who are in need of effective counseling, skills training, interventions and resource coordination and more. I am committed to individual therapy, family preservation, and empowering individuals to set and achieve their own goals. I want to remove the negative stigma attached to therapy and support my clients on their development. I am very passionate about helping clients find ways to regulate and process their emotions effectively. I am committed to helping my client focus on building an effective connection and engagement by conveying a sense of worthiness, dignity and respect.
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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.
Cali Park
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, LCMHC Verified
Raleigh, NC 27615
Offers online therapy
Cali Park is a licensed clinical mental health counselor and nationally certified counselor. Cali has gained experience in various settings including community college, mental health outpatient settings, and within client’s homes since 2017. Cali is dedicated to providing the best services possible to each client she serves. Cali completed her Bachelors of Science in Kinesiology at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro and her Masters of Arts in Mental Health Counseling at Capella University.
(984) 205-7402
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Raleigh, NC 27615
Offers online therapy
Cali Park is a licensed clinical mental health counselor and nationally certified counselor. Cali has gained experience in various settings including community college, mental health outpatient settings, and within client’s homes since 2017. Cali is dedicated to providing the best services possible to each client she serves. Cali completed her Bachelors of Science in Kinesiology at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro and her Masters of Arts in Mental Health Counseling at Capella University.
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Choices in Wellness LLC
Raleigh, NC 27609
Offers online therapy
Welcome! You are already taking the first step in your mental health journey by researching potential counselors. Are you struggling with stress, sexual or self identity, or any changes in your life that have affected your emotional state? I can offer a safe, non-judgmental space to talk through anything you are struggling with, process your emotions, and work towards creating healthy coping skills. I am here to listen and help empower you to solve any issues you may be facing.
(919) 276-8889
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Raleigh, NC 27609
Offers online therapy
Welcome! You are already taking the first step in your mental health journey by researching potential counselors. Are you struggling with stress, sexual or self identity, or any changes in your life that have affected your emotional state? I can offer a safe, non-judgmental space to talk through anything you are struggling with, process your emotions, and work towards creating healthy coping skills. I am here to listen and help empower you to solve any issues you may be facing.
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Alexandra Calix-Hughes
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PhD, MSW, LCSW Verified
Raleigh, NC 27609
Offers online therapy
*I am NOT currently taking new patients.* I provide a safe and nurturing environment where clients can be heard and empowered to explore, discover, understand, resolve, and transform their lives. I am committed and passionate about my work with clients. I offer therapeutic services to adolescents, adults, families, and couples in English or Spanish. My treatment methods are selected based on the client's presenting issues/ needs, assessment data, and evidence-based practices. I utilize a strength-based approach, commonly using cognitive and behavioral therapeutic modalities, skills training, and education in my work with clients.
(919) 301-0846
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Raleigh, NC 27609
Offers online therapy
*I am NOT currently taking new patients.* I provide a safe and nurturing environment where clients can be heard and empowered to explore, discover, understand, resolve, and transform their lives. I am committed and passionate about my work with clients. I offer therapeutic services to adolescents, adults, families, and couples in English or Spanish. My treatment methods are selected based on the client's presenting issues/ needs, assessment data, and evidence-based practices. I utilize a strength-based approach, commonly using cognitive and behavioral therapeutic modalities, skills training, and education in my work with clients.
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Kamalpreet Chauhan
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, LCMHC Verified
Raleigh, NC 27615
Offers online therapy
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in North Carolina. I maintain a welcoming environment where unconditional positive regard is emphasized. I bring my unique multicultural and corporate world experiences into the counseling room to help address OCD, anxiety, depression, psychosis, life transitions, acculturation and identity issues. I am also passionate about working with couples with life challenges, relationship issues and behavior issues. I have weekend hours available. I use various therapy approaches tailored to each person's situation. I aim to relieve distress and gain self awareness.
(984) 205-0536
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Raleigh, NC 27615
Offers online therapy
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in North Carolina. I maintain a welcoming environment where unconditional positive regard is emphasized. I bring my unique multicultural and corporate world experiences into the counseling room to help address OCD, anxiety, depression, psychosis, life transitions, acculturation and identity issues. I am also passionate about working with couples with life challenges, relationship issues and behavior issues. I have weekend hours available. I use various therapy approaches tailored to each person's situation. I aim to relieve distress and gain self awareness.
Joi L Johnson
PhD, MA, CCC
Raleigh, NC 27603
Offers online therapy
Suicidal thoughts, Hurt, Depression, Anxiety, Stress, Loneliness, Abused, Domestic Violence, Divorce, Marriage Issues, Broken Relationships...? Shepherd for the Shattered provides confidential counseling to help you cope and overcome.
(646) 603-1857
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Raleigh, NC 27603
Offers online therapy
Suicidal thoughts, Hurt, Depression, Anxiety, Stress, Loneliness, Abused, Domestic Violence, Divorce, Marriage Issues, Broken Relationships...? Shepherd for the Shattered provides confidential counseling to help you cope and overcome.
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Robert B. Mitchell-Creative Solutions Counseling
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC Verified
Raleigh, NC 27612
Hi. I am Bob Mitchell and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), a Certified Employee Assistance Professional (CEAP), and a Certified Life Coach (CLC). I am a graduate of Asbury College, (B.A. Biblical Studies) and East Carolina University (Ma. ed. Counselor Education) and I have worked in the mental health field for over 25 years working with individuals, couples, troubled teenagers, and adults. I am an individual practitioner in Raleigh. People who come to me are often struggling with individual life issues and/or mental health issues that require a professional touch.
(919) 514-1297
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Raleigh, NC 27612
Hi. I am Bob Mitchell and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), a Certified Employee Assistance Professional (CEAP), and a Certified Life Coach (CLC). I am a graduate of Asbury College, (B.A. Biblical Studies) and East Carolina University (Ma. ed. Counselor Education) and I have worked in the mental health field for over 25 years working with individuals, couples, troubled teenagers, and adults. I am an individual practitioner in Raleigh. People who come to me are often struggling with individual life issues and/or mental health issues that require a professional touch.
Carol Battle-Ferguson
Lic Clinical Mental Health Counselor Associate, LCMHCA Verified
Raleigh, NC 27658
Offers online therapy
Sometimes life will throw you a curve, making it difficult to get back on track. My counseling experience of over (20) years has primarily focused on children, adolescents, and adults with concerns about anxiety, depression, grief, and self-esteem. Clients' counseling issues include personal, emotional, professional, and relationship problems, among many others. In essence, when appropriate, using play therapy with children and expressive art therapy techniques with clients, incorporating any arts modality that lends itself to the specific client's wellness, needs, and comfort levels.
(919) 214-5435
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Raleigh, NC 27658
Offers online therapy
Sometimes life will throw you a curve, making it difficult to get back on track. My counseling experience of over (20) years has primarily focused on children, adolescents, and adults with concerns about anxiety, depression, grief, and self-esteem. Clients' counseling issues include personal, emotional, professional, and relationship problems, among many others. In essence, when appropriate, using play therapy with children and expressive art therapy techniques with clients, incorporating any arts modality that lends itself to the specific client's wellness, needs, and comfort levels.
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Lauren Alvarez
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LCMHC, TF-CBT Verified
Raleigh, NC 27609
My name is Lauren Alvarez and I earned my Masters in Counselor Education with a focus in Clinical Mental Health at ECU; finishing in December of 2013. In early March of 2017, I became a fully Licensed Professional Counselor after about 3 years in the counseling field. I have worked in various settings from hospitals, child advocacy centers, domestic violence agencies and shelters, to agencies in community mental health with positions as an Advocate, Case Manager, Intensive In-Home Team Lead, Assessor, and Outpatient Therapist for the Spanish and English speaking populations.
(919) 504-5037
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Raleigh, NC 27609
My name is Lauren Alvarez and I earned my Masters in Counselor Education with a focus in Clinical Mental Health at ECU; finishing in December of 2013. In early March of 2017, I became a fully Licensed Professional Counselor after about 3 years in the counseling field. I have worked in various settings from hospitals, child advocacy centers, domestic violence agencies and shelters, to agencies in community mental health with positions as an Advocate, Case Manager, Intensive In-Home Team Lead, Assessor, and Outpatient Therapist for the Spanish and English speaking populations.
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Steven Riley
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LCMHC, LCASA Verified
Raleigh, NC 27615
Offers online therapy
Everyone faces challenges in life and sometimes we are in need of answers and guidance. Children, teens, adults and even couples all face these challenges. You really have all the answers to face these challenges. My name is Steven Riley and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of North Carolina. I am also a Licensed Clinical Addiction Specialist Associate. I am here to guide you through the process of making each step to success and happiness.
(919) 372-4479
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Raleigh, NC 27615
Offers online therapy
Everyone faces challenges in life and sometimes we are in need of answers and guidance. Children, teens, adults and even couples all face these challenges. You really have all the answers to face these challenges. My name is Steven Riley and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of North Carolina. I am also a Licensed Clinical Addiction Specialist Associate. I am here to guide you through the process of making each step to success and happiness.
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Crocus Counseling and Life Coaching
MA, LCMHCS Verified
Raleigh, NC 27658
Offers online therapy
I especially enjoy working with LGBTQIA+, non traditional couples, families, individuals with depression, anxiety, stress management, work conflicts, ADHD and grief/loss. I use a combination of several theoretical approaches along with humor to assist people/families with working through many of life's difficult transitions. I have a very honest and direct approach which includes at times therapeutic self-disclosure that some people find refreshing. I am here to help you on your journey to a new positive you. I would love to welcome you into a environment that helps you feel accepted and not judged.
(919) 948-3093
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Raleigh, NC 27658
Offers online therapy
I especially enjoy working with LGBTQIA+, non traditional couples, families, individuals with depression, anxiety, stress management, work conflicts, ADHD and grief/loss. I use a combination of several theoretical approaches along with humor to assist people/families with working through many of life's difficult transitions. I have a very honest and direct approach which includes at times therapeutic self-disclosure that some people find refreshing. I am here to help you on your journey to a new positive you. I would love to welcome you into a environment that helps you feel accepted and not judged.
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Loretta Brown
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CAMS-1, CSTAS, CPI Verified
Raleigh, NC 27615
Offers online therapy
Restorative Living Family Services, PLLC is a mental health base organization serving, adults, children, adolescents and families. Restorative Living Family Services, PLLC provides comprehensive clinical and court mandated assessments, psychotherapy, family therapy, bereavement counseling, Life coaching, Anger Management classes, Parenting Skills classes and Shoplifting and theft addiction classes. Loretta Brown, LCSW, CAMS-1,CPI, CSTAS is a skilled and seasoned clinician with over twenty-five years of practice. RLFS vision is to provide support, encouragement, and diversion services to aid in sustaining optimal living.
(984) 203-7462
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Raleigh, NC 27615
Offers online therapy
Restorative Living Family Services, PLLC is a mental health base organization serving, adults, children, adolescents and families. Restorative Living Family Services, PLLC provides comprehensive clinical and court mandated assessments, psychotherapy, family therapy, bereavement counseling, Life coaching, Anger Management classes, Parenting Skills classes and Shoplifting and theft addiction classes. Loretta Brown, LCSW, CAMS-1,CPI, CSTAS is a skilled and seasoned clinician with over twenty-five years of practice. RLFS vision is to provide support, encouragement, and diversion services to aid in sustaining optimal living.
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Danielle D Oates
Counselor, LCMHC-A, M Ed Verified
Raleigh, NC 27616
Offers online therapy
Life has many turns and twists. Some we may be able to see coming. Some we don't. We all experience pain, grief, disappointment and heartbreak in life. However, how do we adjust to these challenges while life is still moving? My responsibility as therapist is to support those who are lead to me for counseling without judgment. One of my goals for clients I counsel is to build trust, integrity and a therapeutic connection to begin working towards empowering individuals to changing distorted thoughts, behaviors or challenges in a person’s life. I am glad that you are here to seek therapy and support.
(919) 646-5783
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Raleigh, NC 27616
Offers online therapy
Life has many turns and twists. Some we may be able to see coming. Some we don't. We all experience pain, grief, disappointment and heartbreak in life. However, how do we adjust to these challenges while life is still moving? My responsibility as therapist is to support those who are lead to me for counseling without judgment. One of my goals for clients I counsel is to build trust, integrity and a therapeutic connection to begin working towards empowering individuals to changing distorted thoughts, behaviors or challenges in a person’s life. I am glad that you are here to seek therapy and support.
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Angie Matthews
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LCAS Verified
Raleigh, NC 27609
Not accepting new clients
Life will happen. It is inevitable. Each of us will face challenges, disappointments, and sorrows. Through it all I have found the most powerful tool in helping me meet the various seasons of life has been love. I believe in positive regard towards others and the power of love to help us recover from all the surprises life can throw our way. Degrees may demonstrate my time invested, skills may demonstrate my time in practice, but only service rooted in love can create a safe environment for others to uncover their wounds and begin the process of healing and recovery.
(919) 813-6332
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Raleigh, NC 27609
Not accepting new clients
Life will happen. It is inevitable. Each of us will face challenges, disappointments, and sorrows. Through it all I have found the most powerful tool in helping me meet the various seasons of life has been love. I believe in positive regard towards others and the power of love to help us recover from all the surprises life can throw our way. Degrees may demonstrate my time invested, skills may demonstrate my time in practice, but only service rooted in love can create a safe environment for others to uncover their wounds and begin the process of healing and recovery.
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Valerie Copeland
Marriage & Family Therapist, MC, LMFT Verified
Raleigh, NC 27612
Offers online therapy
I am experienced with adolescents, disabled veterans, homeless individuals and families, developmentally disabled adults, Individuals, Couples, Teens,Children, and Families of trauma. Treatment includes Group Home settings, Residential Treatment Facilities, In-Patient, homeless shelters, and in the family home I am a certified a Trauma Specialist, I've received training in Gambling addiction, and have completed several hours in Transactional Analysis/Re-decision Therapy at the South East Institute in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. I have been trained in Sexual Offender Treatment and Assessment with upcoming Certification 2016. I have expertise in grief and loss, launching, and communication improvement within the family structure.
(919) 535-4883
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Raleigh, NC 27612
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I am experienced with adolescents, disabled veterans, homeless individuals and families, developmentally disabled adults, Individuals, Couples, Teens,Children, and Families of trauma. Treatment includes Group Home settings, Residential Treatment Facilities, In-Patient, homeless shelters, and in the family home I am a certified a Trauma Specialist, I've received training in Gambling addiction, and have completed several hours in Transactional Analysis/Re-decision Therapy at the South East Institute in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. I have been trained in Sexual Offender Treatment and Assessment with upcoming Certification 2016. I have expertise in grief and loss, launching, and communication improvement within the family structure.

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Intervention Therapists
An intervention can motivate someone to seek help for alcoholism, drug abuse, eating disorders or other addictive behaviors.

An addiction intervention therapist in Raleigh or a drug intervention Raleigh typically offers a comprehensive course of treatment that is designed to provide individuals who are involved with drugs with the education and life skills they need to overcome their addiction.

Alcohol intervention therapists in Raleigh focus primarily on how alcohol addiction affects the entire family. Interventionist counselors in Raleigh provide tools for the family to adequately deal with the situation, and work to establish healthy boundaries that restore order during this chaotic time. Most importantly, highly trained and educated interventionists work diligently to urge the alcoholic to accept treatment or face the consequences of his or her continued use.

The earlier an Eating disorder intervention in Raleigh takes place, the better the chance for recovery. The cooperation of a professional is an important part of this often complex assessment.

Everything that takes place within an intervention is facilitated and supervised by a professional interventionist. One of the ways the interventionist can assist is by preventing a breakdown of communication. The interventionist will often meet with family members and friends of the affected individual prior to the intervention. During this preliminary meeting, the entire group will work together to design an approach. This may include preparing individual letters that detail personal experiences or describe pain that has been caused by the addiction.