Therapists in Orange County, NC

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Photo of Lou Lipsitz, LCSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Lou Lipsitz
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Chapel Hill, NC 27514
Not accepting new clients
I am interested in our struggles to become ourselves. My decision to become a therapist was based on my own experiences in therapy. Most people come to therapy because they are in pain and life is not working out as they hoped. That means that some of therapy is about the relief of pain and some of it is about a reorganizing of one's life. The experience of therapy also affects the therapist, so I have learned a great deal from my patients. I think "openness" would be a good word to describe my sense of how the process develops.
I am interested in our struggles to become ourselves. My decision to become a therapist was based on my own experiences in therapy. Most people come to therapy because they are in pain and life is not working out as they hoped. That means that some of therapy is about the relief of pain and some of it is about a reorganizing of one's life. The experience of therapy also affects the therapist, so I have learned a great deal from my patients. I think "openness" would be a good word to describe my sense of how the process develops.
(919) 824-5562 View (919) 824-5562
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Michelle Corbett Brown
Licensed Professional Counselor, EdD, LCMHC
Verified Verified
Chapel Hill, NC 27514  (Online Only)
Do you feel you have the weight of the world on your shoulders and worry about how to handle the responsibilities in your life? Do you want to feel understood? Are you having trouble communicating your point of view/handling conflict? Anything you are experiencing; you do not have to discover the solutions on your own. With a fresh perspective, you will find your inner power, gain self-confidence, and know you are somebody who is enough. I have a passion to help those who desire a different perspective or want to see their lives through a different set of lenses.
Do you feel you have the weight of the world on your shoulders and worry about how to handle the responsibilities in your life? Do you want to feel understood? Are you having trouble communicating your point of view/handling conflict? Anything you are experiencing; you do not have to discover the solutions on your own. With a fresh perspective, you will find your inner power, gain self-confidence, and know you are somebody who is enough. I have a passion to help those who desire a different perspective or want to see their lives through a different set of lenses.
(919) 446-4182 View (919) 446-4182
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Kate Kehayes
Counselor, MS, NCC
Verified Verified
Hillsborough, NC 27278
As a neurodivergent individual who utilizes a bionic arm, I'm no stranger to feeling different. Maybe you're struggling with self-esteem, anxiety or depression, having trouble with your relationships, or needing support with overwhelming feelings. I'm here to accept you as you are, provide tools, and support you as we find new strategies for managing your life stressors.
As a neurodivergent individual who utilizes a bionic arm, I'm no stranger to feeling different. Maybe you're struggling with self-esteem, anxiety or depression, having trouble with your relationships, or needing support with overwhelming feelings. I'm here to accept you as you are, provide tools, and support you as we find new strategies for managing your life stressors.
(919) 873-4811 View (919) 873-4811
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Ruth Bard
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Carrboro, NC 27510  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
I am a licensed psychologist with over twenty years of experience providing psychotherapy to children, adolescents and adults. I incorporate my training in psychodynamic psychotherapy, mindfulness, Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) and cognitive-behavioral therapy to assist my clients in reducing symptoms and increasing insight and self-awareness. I have specialties in pre-and post-partum mood disorders/infertility, eating disorders, women's issues, depression and anxiety disorders. I am also Intensively trained in DBT.
I am a licensed psychologist with over twenty years of experience providing psychotherapy to children, adolescents and adults. I incorporate my training in psychodynamic psychotherapy, mindfulness, Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) and cognitive-behavioral therapy to assist my clients in reducing symptoms and increasing insight and self-awareness. I have specialties in pre-and post-partum mood disorders/infertility, eating disorders, women's issues, depression and anxiety disorders. I am also Intensively trained in DBT.
(919) 234-5145 View (919) 234-5145
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Glenn Ireland
Pre-Licensed Professional, PhD
Verified Verified
Chapel Hill, NC 27517
Not accepting new clients
I respect your courage in seeking help and in pursuing growth and change. Many people have gone through times of feeling overwhelmed, worried, sad, angry, unheard or invisible, as well as other challenging emotions and experiences. I believe the best way to approach these concerns is providing skills and strategies for coping effectively, while also taking time to explore their origin and relational context in your life. This holistic process is geared toward deeper self-insight, greater connection with others, and empowerment aimed at fostering lasting change.
I respect your courage in seeking help and in pursuing growth and change. Many people have gone through times of feeling overwhelmed, worried, sad, angry, unheard or invisible, as well as other challenging emotions and experiences. I believe the best way to approach these concerns is providing skills and strategies for coping effectively, while also taking time to explore their origin and relational context in your life. This holistic process is geared toward deeper self-insight, greater connection with others, and empowerment aimed at fostering lasting change.
(919) 584-9087 View (919) 584-9087
Photo of Morgan L Barlow, MPH, SEP, LCSWA, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Morgan L Barlow
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MPH, SEP, LCSWA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Chapel Hill, NC 27514
Waitlist for new clients
My approach is one of collaboration, curiosity, humor and warmth, using an anti-oppression framework. As a Somatic Experiencing Practitioner, I bring empathy, skill and understanding with how to carefully engage and shift the effects of stress, grief, anxiety, depression and past traumas. Navigating relationships, identity questions and adjusting to life transitions is a significant part of this work. I welcome working with clients from all cultural, class, ethnic, racial and religious backgrounds; abilities; gender identities; and sexual orientations.
My approach is one of collaboration, curiosity, humor and warmth, using an anti-oppression framework. As a Somatic Experiencing Practitioner, I bring empathy, skill and understanding with how to carefully engage and shift the effects of stress, grief, anxiety, depression and past traumas. Navigating relationships, identity questions and adjusting to life transitions is a significant part of this work. I welcome working with clients from all cultural, class, ethnic, racial and religious backgrounds; abilities; gender identities; and sexual orientations.
(919) 752-3019 View (919) 752-3019
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Ashley Tucker
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Chapel Hill, NC 27514  (Online Only)
Ashley Tucker is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Licensed Clinical Addictions Specialist with 8 years experience in the mental health field. She is passionate about helping adults address their unique challenges and live more fulfilled lives. Ashley specializes in working with clients to manage their depression, anxiety, substance use concerns, and grief/loss/trauma, as well as help adults overcome major life transitions. Ashley is originally from Panama City, FL but grew up in Morehead City, NC, completing her Bachelor of Social Work at North Carolina State University and her Master of Social Work at East Carolina University.
Ashley Tucker is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Licensed Clinical Addictions Specialist with 8 years experience in the mental health field. She is passionate about helping adults address their unique challenges and live more fulfilled lives. Ashley specializes in working with clients to manage their depression, anxiety, substance use concerns, and grief/loss/trauma, as well as help adults overcome major life transitions. Ashley is originally from Panama City, FL but grew up in Morehead City, NC, completing her Bachelor of Social Work at North Carolina State University and her Master of Social Work at East Carolina University.
(919) 336-1613 View (919) 336-1613
Photo of Margaret E. Wilner, LCSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Margaret E. Wilner
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Chapel Hill, NC 27514
Not accepting new clients
Beneficial psychotherapy provides a safe place for a trusting, collaborative relationship to develop between therapist and client. I provide an empathic 'space' where we can work together to consider the impact of stress, current challenges and past experiences on present difficulties to enable greater self-awareness, enhance quality of life and support behavioral changes that free one up to make the best possible choices for themselves in order to live life to its fullest. With focused attention, questions, observations and comments my clients and I strive together to define and achieve therapeutic goals in either short or long term psychotherapy.
Beneficial psychotherapy provides a safe place for a trusting, collaborative relationship to develop between therapist and client. I provide an empathic 'space' where we can work together to consider the impact of stress, current challenges and past experiences on present difficulties to enable greater self-awareness, enhance quality of life and support behavioral changes that free one up to make the best possible choices for themselves in order to live life to its fullest. With focused attention, questions, observations and comments my clients and I strive together to define and achieve therapeutic goals in either short or long term psychotherapy.
(919) 432-5319 View (919) 432-5319
Photo of Maggie Truesdale, LCSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Maggie Truesdale
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Chapel Hill, NC 27514  (Online Only)
Johnesha “Maggie” Truesdale is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in the state of North Carolina and has been practicing clinical social work since 2018. Maggie earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work at North Carolina Central University, then entered the highly competitive Advanced Standing Program at North Carolina State University where she earned her Master’s degree in Social Work. She has a significant amount of experience working with children and families addressing parenting/co-parenting challenges, child behaviors, and overall relationship and family dynamics, as well as working with individuals and couples.
Johnesha “Maggie” Truesdale is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in the state of North Carolina and has been practicing clinical social work since 2018. Maggie earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work at North Carolina Central University, then entered the highly competitive Advanced Standing Program at North Carolina State University where she earned her Master’s degree in Social Work. She has a significant amount of experience working with children and families addressing parenting/co-parenting challenges, child behaviors, and overall relationship and family dynamics, as well as working with individuals and couples.
(919) 804-1590 View (919) 804-1590
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Katherine A Prakken
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Chapel Hill, NC 27514
Not accepting new clients
The best therapy arises out of an authentic connection with an experienced, kind, and curious therapist. I'm serious, yet also warm. Though I've been a therapist for 25+ years, I remain humbled by the privilege of getting to deeply know my clients. I believe that being supported in therapy is necessary, but not sufficient. Real growth often requires encountering uncomfortable parts of ourselves. I strive to to deepen awareness and give practical tools for change, while simultaneously promoting self-compassion. My training and life experience with marriage, parenting, career, and personal growth inform my work.
The best therapy arises out of an authentic connection with an experienced, kind, and curious therapist. I'm serious, yet also warm. Though I've been a therapist for 25+ years, I remain humbled by the privilege of getting to deeply know my clients. I believe that being supported in therapy is necessary, but not sufficient. Real growth often requires encountering uncomfortable parts of ourselves. I strive to to deepen awareness and give practical tools for change, while simultaneously promoting self-compassion. My training and life experience with marriage, parenting, career, and personal growth inform my work.
(919) 648-0557 View (919) 648-0557
Photo of Sage Navarra, MSW, LCSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Sage Navarra
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Chapel Hill, NC 27514
I do individual psychotherapy and coaching work. I specialize in relationships, trauma and anxiety. My intention is to provide a safe, nonjudgmental relationship in which people can explore their feelings, needs, beliefs and perceptual frames in order to make significant and lasting changes. For some people learning the effective use of assertiveness, self compassion and boundaries can be key components to changing their relationship to self and others.
I do individual psychotherapy and coaching work. I specialize in relationships, trauma and anxiety. My intention is to provide a safe, nonjudgmental relationship in which people can explore their feelings, needs, beliefs and perceptual frames in order to make significant and lasting changes. For some people learning the effective use of assertiveness, self compassion and boundaries can be key components to changing their relationship to self and others.
(919) 426-2713 View (919) 426-2713
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Creating Successful Children - David Shanks, LCSW
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MBA
Verified Verified
Chapel Hill, NC 27514
Successful children are happy, socially competent and secure in developing age appropriate skills. They get along with their family, friends, and at school. What all parents want is to successfully launch their children as independent adults. This can be a daunting task in today's world. The time to identify and solve problems in this process is as early as possible. I offer both short-term and long-term interventions for children and the adults in their lives. I also work with adults to help you identify and change stuck patterns of thought and feeling to move ahead in life.
Successful children are happy, socially competent and secure in developing age appropriate skills. They get along with their family, friends, and at school. What all parents want is to successfully launch their children as independent adults. This can be a daunting task in today's world. The time to identify and solve problems in this process is as early as possible. I offer both short-term and long-term interventions for children and the adults in their lives. I also work with adults to help you identify and change stuck patterns of thought and feeling to move ahead in life.
(919) 585-1087 View (919) 585-1087
Photo of Rafia Rebeck, MA, MEd, LCMHC
Rafia Rebeck
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselors, MA, MEd, LCMHC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Chapel Hill, NC 27514
Waitlist for new clients
My approach to therapy is gentle, perceptive, and honest. Utilizing contemporary neuroscience and traditional mindfulness, I cultivate a therapeutic environment that is ripe for transformation, health, and joy. Clients appreciate my warmth, authenticity, and the sense of safety that I create. I enjoy supporting my clients in exploring core beliefs that have been limiting their freedom. As a practitioner, I value all avenues of experience (thoughts, emotions, physical sensations, memories, images, and dreams) as valid pathways into the inner world.
My approach to therapy is gentle, perceptive, and honest. Utilizing contemporary neuroscience and traditional mindfulness, I cultivate a therapeutic environment that is ripe for transformation, health, and joy. Clients appreciate my warmth, authenticity, and the sense of safety that I create. I enjoy supporting my clients in exploring core beliefs that have been limiting their freedom. As a practitioner, I value all avenues of experience (thoughts, emotions, physical sensations, memories, images, and dreams) as valid pathways into the inner world.
(984) 203-9088 View (984) 203-9088
Photo of James Moran, MEd, LCMHCA, NCC, Counselor
James Moran
Counselor, MEd, LCMHCA, NCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Carrboro, NC 27510
When we ignore or deny the things that upset us most, the more power and control we attribute to them. How often do you suppress or push away painful feelings, intrusive thoughts, shame, or chronic suicidality? Rather than avoid what’s causing our pain, fear, and discomfort, it's crucial that we stop and ask ourselves why we’re avoiding the things that make us human. When we ignore the physical and cognitive messages our bodies communicate to us, we risk neglecting what our bodies need to heal and thrive, thus denying ourselves the chance to succeed and live a value-driven and purposeful life.
When we ignore or deny the things that upset us most, the more power and control we attribute to them. How often do you suppress or push away painful feelings, intrusive thoughts, shame, or chronic suicidality? Rather than avoid what’s causing our pain, fear, and discomfort, it's crucial that we stop and ask ourselves why we’re avoiding the things that make us human. When we ignore the physical and cognitive messages our bodies communicate to us, we risk neglecting what our bodies need to heal and thrive, thus denying ourselves the chance to succeed and live a value-driven and purposeful life.
(919) 343-9227 View (919) 343-9227
Photo of Terrie S Baker, MS, MSW, LCSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Terrie S Baker
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MS, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Chapel Hill, NC 27514
Not accepting new clients
You have been been facing difficulties but feel unable to continue struggling alone. Therapy is a good option because often issues are best solved within the context of a collaborative therapeutic relationship. Your difficulties may be the result of current stresses, changes in your phase of life, long-standing difficulties with relationships, or childhood loss or abuse that continues to pain you. My psychoanalytically-informed approach to short or long-term therapy is based on gaining insight into what issues may be interfering with your ability to work effectively, enjoy life or relate to significant others.
You have been been facing difficulties but feel unable to continue struggling alone. Therapy is a good option because often issues are best solved within the context of a collaborative therapeutic relationship. Your difficulties may be the result of current stresses, changes in your phase of life, long-standing difficulties with relationships, or childhood loss or abuse that continues to pain you. My psychoanalytically-informed approach to short or long-term therapy is based on gaining insight into what issues may be interfering with your ability to work effectively, enjoy life or relate to significant others.
(919) 335-3930 View (919) 335-3930
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J Bass
Counselor, MA, LCMHCA, LCASA, NCC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Chapel Hill, NC 27514
I proudly identify as an LGBTQ therapist who believes in a therapeutic relationship that is steeped in active listening, empathy, and unconditional positive regard. I offer an integrative approach to clients that focuses on the client’s unique needs and identities. One of my primary specialties is affirmative and knowledgable therapy for LGBTQ clients. I use various counseling techniques such as unconditional positive regard, Nurture Play Structure (NPS), cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), Motivational Interviewing, and Solution-Focused Brief Therapy as well as psychoeducation to provide an individualized plan of care.
I proudly identify as an LGBTQ therapist who believes in a therapeutic relationship that is steeped in active listening, empathy, and unconditional positive regard. I offer an integrative approach to clients that focuses on the client’s unique needs and identities. One of my primary specialties is affirmative and knowledgable therapy for LGBTQ clients. I use various counseling techniques such as unconditional positive regard, Nurture Play Structure (NPS), cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), Motivational Interviewing, and Solution-Focused Brief Therapy as well as psychoeducation to provide an individualized plan of care.
(919) 298-8795 View (919) 298-8795
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Kelsey McVey
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW-C , LCSW
Verified Verified
Chapel Hill, NC 27516  (Online Only)
You may find that you are feeling overwhelmed, stuck, or not knowing how to navigate life's problems. Society and life expectations can be really good at telling us what we should choose, value, or what should be important. You may feel trapped in cycles of judgment, perfectionism, and over analysis, which could lead to feelings of anxiety, depression, and stagnation. I am here to help you find your way out of the mind’s clever traps and to teach you to relate differently to these types of thinking patterns, so these thinking patterns can no longer hold power over you.
You may find that you are feeling overwhelmed, stuck, or not knowing how to navigate life's problems. Society and life expectations can be really good at telling us what we should choose, value, or what should be important. You may feel trapped in cycles of judgment, perfectionism, and over analysis, which could lead to feelings of anxiety, depression, and stagnation. I am here to help you find your way out of the mind’s clever traps and to teach you to relate differently to these types of thinking patterns, so these thinking patterns can no longer hold power over you.
(919) 899-1128 View (919) 899-1128
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Shanti Vyom
Pre-Licensed Professional
Verified Verified
Chapel Hill, NC 27514
Hello, Namaste, Salaam! I'm so glad you're here. My name is Shanti and I'm a compassionate and culturally attuned therapist-in-training. With a commitment to fostering racial, cultural and social equity within the therapeutic process, I offer a  holistic approach to supporting you on your healing journey.
Hello, Namaste, Salaam! I'm so glad you're here. My name is Shanti and I'm a compassionate and culturally attuned therapist-in-training. With a commitment to fostering racial, cultural and social equity within the therapeutic process, I offer a  holistic approach to supporting you on your healing journey.
(919) 635-9967 View (919) 635-9967
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Lorena Gonzalez Vandersand
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Chapel Hill, NC 27514
I am a generalist and work with adults with a variety of presenting issues including: relationship stressors, sexual abuse or trauma, depression, anxiety, grief, family stressors and adjustment issues. I appreciate that these issues are often complex and complicated and it might feel very overwhelming. My belief is that people are resilient, and even the most resilient people can benefit from someone listening. My goal is to hear you, support you, and give you helpful feedback and suggestions for how to make changes. I like to focus on the skills and strategies you might be underestimating in yourself.
I am a generalist and work with adults with a variety of presenting issues including: relationship stressors, sexual abuse or trauma, depression, anxiety, grief, family stressors and adjustment issues. I appreciate that these issues are often complex and complicated and it might feel very overwhelming. My belief is that people are resilient, and even the most resilient people can benefit from someone listening. My goal is to hear you, support you, and give you helpful feedback and suggestions for how to make changes. I like to focus on the skills and strategies you might be underestimating in yourself.
(919) 502-7601 View (919) 502-7601
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Lydia Onofrei
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Chapel Hill, NC 27514
Psychotherapy is a meaningful and rewarding process. Through listening deeply together to your concerns, we can gradually build a safe and trusting relationship where you can feel known and helped. In a good therapy, it is possible to deal with our pain, grow emotionally and psychologically, and make important life changes. I work collaboratively with my patients to develop a deep understanding of who they are as individuals, how their problems have come about, and how we can clear away barriers to change and growth.
Psychotherapy is a meaningful and rewarding process. Through listening deeply together to your concerns, we can gradually build a safe and trusting relationship where you can feel known and helped. In a good therapy, it is possible to deal with our pain, grow emotionally and psychologically, and make important life changes. I work collaboratively with my patients to develop a deep understanding of who they are as individuals, how their problems have come about, and how we can clear away barriers to change and growth.
(781) 214-7141 x26 View (781) 214-7141 x26

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Number of Therapists in Orange County, NC

800+

Average cost per session

$150

Therapists in Orange County, NC who prioritize treating:

93% Anxiety
87% Depression
81% Relationship Issues
79% Self Esteem
71% Stress
70% Coping Skills
69% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

12 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

86% BlueCross and BlueShield
67% Aetna
42% Cigna and Evernorth

How Therapists in Orange County, NC see their clients

72% In Person and Online
28% Online Only

Gender breakdown

80% Female
18% Male
2% Non-Binary