Family Therapy in Wilmington, NC

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Photo of Victoria Leonard, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Wilmington, NC
Victoria Leonard
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
3 Endorsed
Verified
3 Endorsed
I enjoy working with people from different walks of life and have worked in various settings including outpatient clinics, hospitals, and non-profit family services agencies.
Every day I am honored to be working with individuals who have the courage to look in the mirror and work on themselves. I view psychotherapy as an opportunity for growth no matter where you are in your life; whether seeking support in a time of crisis, suffering from a mental illness, working on relationships, or you are simply curious about who you are and how your mind works. My treatment approach and technique are tailored to each client. I value change to increase self-awareness and individual growth.
(910) 356-8418
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Wilmington, NC 28411
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Ashley Trotter
Counselor, MA, LCMHC
Verified
7 Endorsed
Verified
7 Endorsed
At Reclaim Counseling & Wellness we offer a wide range of therapies that address individual client and family needs.
Are you feeling overwhelmed, anxious, and tired? Do you find yourself feeling stuck and unable to identify what’s holding you back? I know it can be difficult sometimes, especially when you are struggling and facing so many challenges. I am here to help you manage the challenges and calm the chaos. Through therapy, we can work together to find solutions that improve your life and allow you to live the life you were created to live.
(336) 791-4225
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Wilmington, NC 28403
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Heather Thigpen
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, MEd, NCC, LCMHC
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
I work with children, adolescents, young adults, and families to help them with emotional and behavioral disorders. I use games and toys to help clients feel more at ease during sessions. I also use the family systems model to assist families with problems and help teach them new skills to achieve positive and sustaining change.
(910) 613-5605
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Wilmington, NC 28403
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Lauren Butler
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW-A
Verified
3 Endorsed
Verified
3 Endorsed
I am a therapist specializing in working with children (ages 3-12) & their families as well as parents struggling with perinatal mood and anxiety disorders (PMADs). I believe that from the very beginning, families deserve the absolute most support available to them, and I understand that this can look very different from family to family . I desire to provide a unique and welcoming therapy experience that helps identify and build on the strengths you have already developed. Reaching out for help, whether it is for yourself as a parent or for your child, is such a brave step, and I do not take being part of the process lightly!
(910) 406-6325
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Wilmington, NC 28401
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Wilmington Counseling
Drug & Alcohol Counselor, LCMHC, LCAS, CCS
Verified
4 Endorsed
Verified
4 Endorsed
**Telehealth sessions are available.** It's important to me to cultivate a safe relationship space with everyone I see in counseling. We will collaborate, question, reflect, and explore positive directions based on your unique situation, concerns, strengths and individual sense of meaningfulness. Although my comfort zone within the range of life is relatively broad, I do have some special interest in areas related to substance use, family counseling and all facets of pre/post natal concerns.
(910) 212-4240
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Wilmington, NC 28403
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Richard Brice
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
Verified
My specialties include Depression/Mid to Later Life Crises/Anxiety-Panic States/Relationship Issues/Personality Disorders/Mental Issues due to Medical Conditions/Neurocognitive Disorders including Dementia/ Family Discord/Psychoses-.
My name is Richard Brice. My counseling with you will be centered on your being "a whole person" not you being a collection of diagnoses. I will work with you in finding specific strategies that will help you in the treatment of your problems and concerns. Our overall goal will be for you to reach a state of wellness in your life. I am offering you a place of counsel where you can find peace, understanding and knowledge-you will never be judged-you will be respected and accepted.
(910) 493-3794
Wilmington, NC 28401
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Windy Ezzell
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, MA, LCMHC
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
I have extensive and advanced training as trauma informed clinician with a passion in family building, male/female reproductive health, single parent family building, infertility, LGBT family building, and fertility coaching.
Welcome! I'm licensed in the state of North Carolina as a Clinical Mental Health Counselor with 20+ years experience working with children, adults, couples and families. I'm excited you're taking the steps for your wellness and self care! My training, experience, and general counseling practice include working with clients regarding trauma, depression, anxiety and other life adjustments, so they may live happy and productive lives. My practice also includes, grief/loss, all aspects of family building, reproductive health across the lifespan, recurrent miscarriages, pregnancy loss, (In)fertility, and the impact on all parts of Self.
(910) 256-3784 x101
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Wilmington, NC 28403
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Tab Ballis
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LCAS, CCS
Verified
10 Endorsed
Verified
10 Endorsed
My approach to the collaborative effort of psychotherapy is influenced by structural/strategic family systems theory, informing the process of joining with clients to clarify their roles in relationship, family , and community. Creative engagement in experiential learning assists individuals, couples, and families in gaining a fresh perspective through focused work that brings lasting results. I endeavor, in every client relationship, to de-mystify the daunting prospect of change, empowering personal choice in difficult circumstances through guided self-exploration.
(910) 684-5005
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Wilmington, NC 28401
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Jeanna Lloyd
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
I work with children, adolescents, and adults utilizing cognitive- behavioral therapy and family systems theory. I strive to develop an authentic and caring therapeutic relationship in which clients can grow to meet their potential. I have worked in outpatient mental health for over 20 years with a variety of disorders such as depression, grief and loss, ADHD, trauma, anxiety, autism and other mood disorders. My approach to therapy is integrative, collaborative, and individualized. My goal is to help you determine what is causing and maintaining current problems and how to make necessary changes in thoughts, feelings, and behaviors resulting in greater health and happiness.
(910) 406-6190
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Wilmington, NC 28405
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Katie Adams
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MBA, MSW, LCSW, LICSW
Verified
Verified
Welcome! If you're interested in working with someone to support you through pregnancy, the postpartum adjustment or parenting - I'd love to help! I especially enjoy working with: women who are pregnant, postpartum women, mothers of young families and women facing life and career transitions or challenges. I also work with people experiencing parenting and family stress, anxiety disorders, depression, grief and loss, divorce or separation, and couples counseling. As an MBA, I also specialize in working with individuals around their finances and career empowerment.
(910) 519-8124
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Wilmington, NC 28411
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Tracy Brenton
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, MS, LCPC, LCMHC
Verified
Verified
I primary blend Attachment-Focused EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing), Internal Family Systems, Polyvagal Therapy, Dialectic Behavior Therapy, Psychoeducation & Coaching with my clients.
NOTE: Waiting list is closed. You've been researching topics like Gaslighting. Flying Monkeys. Narcissistic supply. Malignant narcissism. Covert Narcissism. Complex PTSD. You understand terms like scapegoating because you've lived it. You have constant anxiety and intrusive thoughts. You're hypervigilant. Your brain never shuts down. Sometimes, you might think you're dissociating. If this is you, I'm your girl. Nearly 80% of my practice is focused on helping survivors of narcissistic abuse. I can help.
(910) 338-1550
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Wilmington, NC 28401
Not accepting new clients
Not accepting new clients
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Linda Whitlock
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
I have been trained extensively in Structural Family Therapy , Systems Theory and trauma resolution.
"Only in an open non judgmental space can we acknowledge what we are feeling. Only in an open space where we're not caught up in our own version of reality can we see and hear and feel who others really are, which allows us to be with them and communicate with them properly." This quote by Pema Chodron, an American Buddhist Nun expresses the atmosphere I hope to create for clients seeking counseling services from me. For more than 30 years I have attempted to provide, through a collaborative dialogue services that will improve each clients quality of life.
(910) 202-6504 x2
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Wilmington, NC 28401
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Margaret Mensch
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, MEd, LCMHC
Verified
Verified
Margaret Mensch, MEd, LCMHC has 10 years of experience working in individual and family therapy . She strives to provide quality and compassionate care by helping clients to gain insight, grow, and heal through the therapeutic process. Her passion is guiding, inspiring, and teaching skills to people, so that they feel empowered to overcome life's challenges. Ms. Mensch approaches the therapeutic process through a humanistic lens, using modalities and theories that help fit her clients needs including cognitive behavioral therapy, mindfulness training, and solution focused work.
(910) 376-8019
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Wilmington, NC 28403
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Morgan Lankford
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, MS, LCMHC, CBIS
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Among my many specialties I can assist you in: trying to find balance in daily life; decreasing anxiety and/or depression; repairing relationship or family issues; coping with PTSD; fighting chronic pain; and improving caregiver skills.
Sometimes life’s burdens can seem too heavy; daily stresses too overpowering. Everyone needs a little guidance from time to time from someone who can help us see and use the deep reserves of the strength that lies within us. Recognizing a problem is the first step towards finding a solution. To seek help for the problem is a sign of courage, not weakness. The goal of therapy is to empower you and to provide you with the skills needed to independently solve your problem. I am here to provide support and help you in developing ways to cope with life's struggles.
(910) 294-5842
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Wilmington, NC 28411
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Clyde Locklear
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, LCMHC
Verified
Verified
Clyde specializes and is fully trained in motivational interviewing, cognitive behavioral therapy, rational-emotive therapy, brief solutions focused interventions, psychodynamic theory, client-centered treatment approaches, functional family therapy , systematic desensitization, and humanistic approaches.
Clyde V. Locklear is a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor (LCMHC) in the state of North Carolina with over 18 years of clinical experience. He has collaborated with multiple clinical populations throughout the years assisting both adults, couples and children with such mental health issues as mood disorders, major depression, anxiety disorders, post-traumatic stress concerns, life coach issues, relational difficulties and life phase changes. He obtained his Masters Degree in Consulting Psychology from Harvard University in Cambridge.
(910) 469-1769
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Wilmington, NC 28403
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Joseph Henry Latterner
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
5 Endorsed
Verified
5 Endorsed
Joseph views therapy as a collaborative journey and acknowledges and honors the strengths, skills and talents embedded in each individual and family he works with.
(910) 556-9344
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Wilmington, NC 28403
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Ed Cochard
Psychological Associate, MA, LPA
Verified
4 Endorsed
Verified
4 Endorsed
Are you ready to take control of your life? I'm ready to help you do just that. Whether you are dealing with anxiety, addiction, an eating disorder, or a variety of other concerns, I'll help you find solutions and strategies to be the person you want to be. I work with teenagers and adults through individual or family therapy to set goals, build trust, and provide nudges toward progress and success. I understand that you want to be heard and understood during your time of struggle.
(910) 335-8863
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Wilmington, NC 28403
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Brittni Adkins
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, LCMHCS
Verified
Verified
Further she encompasses ample experience in adult disorders such as anxiety, depression, life transitions, family discord, severe and persistent mental health disorders, &women's health.
Brittni Adkins, LCMHCS, is our practice owner and Clinical director. She holds a Master’s of Arts degree from John Carroll University in Clinical Mental Health. Further, she is currently pursuing ongoing certification in forensic counseling for the juvenile justice system. Brittni operates from a combination of Person-Centered and holistic approaches utilizing more innovative evidenced based counseling tools and techniques. Her counseling experience and background include child and adolescent mental health disorders including, developmental trauma, ADHD, social issues, gender identity issues, and bullying.
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Wilmington, NC 28403
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Reginald Thompson Sr
Drug & Alcohol Counselor, LCAS
Verified
Verified
Transparent, honest, licensed addiction therapist intrinsically driven to help individuals and families overcome the complexities associated with substance use. As known, addiction is a family disease. I provide a safe, non-judgemental environment for individuals to unpack, unload, vent, and share their personal journey. As well as, explore healthy ways "to find a way out of no way."
(910) 335-2864
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Wilmington, NC 28403
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Megan Best
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCAS, LCSWA
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I have specialized training working with those who are sober-curious, struggling with substances, in active addiction, family members of someone struggling in addiction, newly sober living, and long-term recovery.
Feeling like it’s time for a shift in life? Through a collaborative approach, I strive to help clients transition through many seasons of life - whether its feeling like the weight of the world is on your shoulders, becoming a new parent, feeling unmotivated and bored with the status quo, dealing with negative consequences, struggling with past trauma, or simply looking to be a better version of yourself. I believe that curiosity and compassion have the power to change our world, and you’ll see that integrated in my style of therapy. We will spend time learning, regulating, and connecting our emotions to FEEL. DEAL. and HEAL.
(910) 469-4913
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Wilmington, NC 28411
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Family Therapy

What do family therapists do?

A family therapist facilitates the process of understanding and improving how a family functions. The therapist will help family members develop empathy for one another. They’ll seek to understand existing patterns, misunderstandings, and conflicts that arise, in order to help the family arrive at a realistic, unified understanding and develop the coping skills they need to build stronger relationships.

How long does therapy for families take to work?

Therapy manifests differently in every family; a common time frame is 12 weekly sessions, but some families may see improvement after just a few weeks. Families should discuss their goals with the therapist at the beginning of the process and periodically revisit those goals to assess their progress together.

How can you encourage a family member to attend family therapy?

You can encourage family members to attend therapy by expressing with both love and concern the challenges you see and explaining how a therapist could help the family navigate those challenges together. An outside perspective can help everyone feel heard, get on the same page, and develop new skills. If family members are still hesitant, it may be helpful to emphasize that family therapy is short-term—it won’t last forever.

Is therapy for families effective?

Family therapy can significantly improve family dynamics and relationships. Research suggests that family therapy can help individuals understand their role in the family, communicate and solve problems together, reduce conflict and draw boundaries when necessary, and develop coping skills for stressors, major life changes, and mental or physical illnesses within the family.