Oppositional Defiance (ODD) Therapists in Wilmington, NC

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Erika Mccullough-Simpson
Psychological Associate, MA, LPA
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I have spent the bulk of my career helping children and their families to deal with a broad range of issues in healthy ways and to realize that their pasts do not have to limit their futures. Over the last 20 years, I have enjoyed my practice with adolescents and adults with varying concerns, particularly trauma, depression, and anxiety. From years of working with high risk youth and adolescents, I am also very familiar with the juvenile justice system and with oppositional defiant or conduct disordered adolescents.
(910) 817-4261
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Wilmington, NC 28403
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Brenda B Knierim
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with 15 years of experience working with children, adults, and families. My treatment approach is strength based and client centered. I thoroughly enjoy assiting others in identifying and overcoming current life stressors in order to move forward and create positive change. I work with children and parents in collaboration to treat childhood disorders including ADHD, ODD , adjustment issues, depression, anxiety, and mood disorders. I also treat adults experiencing similar symptoms associated with depression, anxiety, relationship difficulties, and life changes.
(910) 506-3310
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Wilmington, NC 28403
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Eric Hartman
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
I am a licensed psychologist who specializes in the assessment and treatment of children, adolescents, and young adults who suffer from stress reactions, mood disorders, anxiety, anger and aggression problems, opposition, defiance, child maltreatment, family disruption and loss, ADHD, learning issues, and grief. I have received specialized training in utilizing trauma focused cognitive behavioral therapy which has proven efficacious in treating posttraumatic stress disorder, complicated bereavement, depression, anxiety, externalizing behaviors, sexualized behaviors, feelings of shame, and mistrust. I also have an interest in working with bereaved children and family members who have lost loved ones through sudden or traumatic experiences.
(910) 687-6342
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Wilmington, NC 28412
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Catherine Swartzwelder Pittman
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, LPC, CPC, LCMHC
Verified
Verified
NOW Accepting Adults! I practice Child Centered play therapy with children and adolescents. I have worked with this population for over 20 years. I am also a Parenting coordinator and coach for high conflict divorce cases throughout the New Hanover County court system. I am now seeing adult patients as well.
(910) 262-2362
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Wilmington, NC 28403
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Jennifer Myers
Psychological Associate, MA, LPA
Verified
4 Endorsed
Verified
4 Endorsed
Do you wish your partner understood you better? Do you feel like you can't connect with your kids? Do you want to manage relationships better? You can! I work with clients of all ages to make relationships healthy and strong. Clients see me individually, or with loved ones to learn how to communicate better and diffuse conflict. When working with couples and families, I utilize John Gottman’s Marital Principles, as well as Sue Johnson’s Attachment Marital Therapies. I treat mood disorders, navigating life transitions, issues related to sexual functioning and trauma, as well as interpersonal conflict within close relationships.
(833) 693-6293
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Wilmington, NC 28403
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Howard S Grotsky
Psychologist, EdD
Verified
Verified
After receiving my Doctorate degree from the University of Virginia in 1973, my family and I relocated to Wilmington, NC. I have been in full time private practice since 1981 and an integral part of the psychology community. My personality traits include sensitivity, compassion, and an active sense of humor. Nevertheless, no therapist is right for everyone, and I encourage new patients to have 3-4 sessions with any counselor before judging whether there is a connection. If we connect, great. If not, I am happy to assist patients in finding healthy and appropriate therapists suitable for them.
(910) 447-4202
Wilmington, NC 28403
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Patricia Estadt
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, MS, LCMHC, NCC, RPT
Verified
Verified
In the counseling relationship, I view myself as a collaborator, advocate, and nurturer. I look for opportunities to better support and empower clients on their journey towards a more hopeful, healthier life. My mission is to help families/clients that are stressed, overwhelmed, or struggling with a variety of areas such as depression, anxiety, changes in life, grief, trauma, and divorce. I do not provide custody evaluations and I am not an expert witness as defined by the legal system.
(910) 405-7765
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Wilmington, NC 28403
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Lauren Stephenson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
*I am accepting a limited number of new clients for telehealth only.* We all experience difficult times in our lives where we could use extra support from a nonbiased party. Every day life can become stressful and hard to manage. Working together to develop healthier ways to navigate the world it can lead to better relationships with ourselves and those around us. I would like to assist you with living the life that you truly want to live.
(910) 386-0987
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Wilmington, NC 28409
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Christine Hook
Psychologist, PhD, NCSP
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
Have you wondered if your child may have attention deficit disorder, a learning disability, dyslexia, an autism spectrum disorder, or some other issue that may be impacting success at school, life at home, or self-esteem? I specialize in the assessment of the factors that are impeding the progress of children, adolescents, and college students, and I can help answer these questions for adults as well. I also provide evaluations for early Kindergarten entry, homeschooled children, and am available for consultations with schools. My goal is to provide a comprehensive, individualized assessment that highlights strengths and weaknesses, and provides recommendations for a course of action.
(910) 249-4576
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Wilmington, NC 28401
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Kasha Sears Howard
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CAMC, CDBT, CCTP
Verified
Verified
Now offering Social Emotional Learning groups every Thursdays at 4pm for young adolescents starting on 9/7/2022 My groups will teach children how to regulate their emotions in any environment. The choice to begin therapy takes courage & purpose & I am committed to creating a safe & focused environment for exploration & insight. My practice is rooted in genuineness, desire and a core belief that the human life force is resilient and giving. To get the most out of your Tx I need you to approach therapy esp. if you're suffering from trauma, as a collective effort being open and honest about your treatment plan/goals.
(910) 466-6458
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Wilmington, NC 28403
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Kim Kelley Longbottom
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LCAS, CCS, MAC
Verified
Verified
I believe every person has the desire to be happy and content in their world, as well as the ability to achieve this ideal. However, the way a person learned to view and operate in the world as a child can make it difficult to reach this potential. By addressing a person's core beliefs & values along with their attitudes and behaviors together we can unlock the potential that's been there from the beginning. As your therapist, I will provide a safe place for you to allow the answers that are within you to emerge so we can work with them.
(910) 915-8896
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Wilmington, NC 28403
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Linda Burbank
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
Verified
I have been providing outpatient therapy in Wilmington NC for 20 years. I work with families, children, adolescents, adults, and couples. I am experienced treating people with depression, anxiety, school issues, relationship issues, difficult family dynamics, couples issues, and parenting difficulties. My approach is empowering and non threatening as well as solution focused and goal oriented. I will help people build on their strengths to improve their lives
(910) 292-4208
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Wilmington, NC 28405
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Alicia Ann Sumner
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSWA
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Happiness begins here! I see therapy as the process of learning about yourself and tapping into your inner source of strength. It is common for people to feel overwhelmed, anxious, depressed, and sometimes just "stuck". I strive to meet each and every person where they are and establish a great relationship that is comfortable, trusting, and non-judgmental. No matter what life throws your way, you are already on the right path to success.
(910) 597-2914
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Wilmington, NC 28403
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STG- Standing In The Gaps, Therapy Services, PLLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSWA, , LCASA
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Helping you to be heard, and more importantly, to be understood. Life can get difficult, and sometimes seeking help from a professional therapist can make things better. I care about your well-being and I will provide you with the tools you will need to seize the day and the skills to tackle even the most traumatic circumstances. It is the goal of therapy is to help clients develop strong, solid coping skills which they can rely upon to get through their daily struggles.
(910) 909-3640
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Wilmington, NC 28403
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Clarity Counseling Center
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LPA, LPC, PhD, LCAS
Verified
6 Endorsed
Verified
6 Endorsed
Let us therapist-client "match-make" you! Finding the right therapist can feel daunting if not nearly impossible. Let our trained staff help match-make you with the best therapist for you. They consider things like: reason for coming in, age, therapist and client personality, insurance, schedule, and client preference when selecting a therapist. Give us a call today and allow us assist in matching you!
(910) 386-0149
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Wilmington, NC 28403
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Nina Hayhurst-Chacon
Psychological Associate, MA, LPA
Verified
Verified
People come from all walks of life, no two are the same. With each unique challenge, there is a unique individual striving for change. Trauma and depression can significantly alter an individual's life leaving one feeling completely isolated and confused. My job is to encourage and provide a non-judgmental environment to facilitate healing and positive change.
(910) 343-6890
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Wilmington, NC 28401
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Dr. Ralph Fox II
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC-S, LPC
Verified
Verified
Early in my professional years, I asked: How can I treat, cure, or change this person? Now I ask, what can I do to create a relationship that my clients can use for their personal growth? I strive to enable people to smile again. Let's determine your needs in a safe, non-judgmental environment. Let me help empower you, develop a plan, stabilize, & deal with anger, sadness, anxiety, embarrassment, grief, etc. Privacy, discretion, & stability are important to your career & life. Expertise: Individual & Couples therapy, mediation/resolution, rebuilding self-esteem, general life guidance, getting to the root of the issues, etc.
(910) 216-4872
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Wilmington, NC 28405
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Brittany Patterson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
"The world breaks everyone, but some are strong at the broken places." -Ernest Hemingway. We all encounter challenges from time to time that seem to break us but with support we can strengthen the broken places to become whole again. If you are facing challenges in life with PTSD, depression, anxiety, relationship challenges or parenting needs I will help come alongside you to find the strength to heal and become whole again. I work with individuals of all ages (0-adult) as well as families. I take a holistic client centered approach to therapy.
(910) 405-8825
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Wilmington, NC 28403
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Stillpoint Counseling and Wellness, PLLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, owner
Verified
11 Endorsed
Verified
11 Endorsed
Often times people come to therapy due to feeling excessive stress at work, at home, or in their relationships. They find the pressures of every day life have exceeded their abilities, overwhelmed their senses, and left them with an inability to cope. They are often having problems going to school, completing tasks, getting along with others at work, and finding activities enjoyable resulting in low self-esteem, anxiety, depression, or other symptoms. Families often report not being able to get along or feeling overwhelmed with parenting a child that is having behavioral problems. They know they need to make a change.
(910) 427-5382
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Wilmington, NC 28403
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Lorraine Forris
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
Verified
For the past 25 years my interest and passion is working with adults and children, families and couples to reach their goals and make positive change in their lives. Whether you are experiencing an adjustment to a new and difficult situation or have been dealing with a more complex condition for which you need help, Ms. Forris helps define the issues and develop solutions. Ms. Forris has a wide breadth of knowledge and experience over a wide spectrum of mental health problems. She has trained, mentored and supervised many therapists in community mental health, home health and public health settings.
(910) 716-4577
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Wilmington, NC 28405
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What type of Wilmington mental health professional is right for me?
While most types of therapy have a lot in common, they also fall into clusters that share core features, such as cognitive therapies or psychodynamic approaches. It is important to seek someone who practices evidence-based therapy, meaning one or more forms of treatment that have been scientifically evaluated and tested, and demonstrate consistent improvement for a majority of patients.

If you are unsure about choosing the right therapist, it might be useful to first learn more about therapy types and modalities.
How to find a therapist in Wilmington?
When looking to find a therapist, it is certainly important to consider training and credentials. Studies also indicate that the therapeutic alliance, or the relationship the client develops with the therapist, is an important factor in their ability to work together to achieve the client’s goals.

What method of therapy is right for me?
When it comes to treatment methods, there's no 'right way.’ Each method of therapy can be beneficial for a variety of issues. Finding a psychologist or therapist who is a good fit for you is the most important step to discovering what type of therapy, or combination of therapeutic approaches, will meet your individual needs. Learn what to expect from different types of therapy and how they work.

How to use my insurance?
Understanding cost and insurance coverage is an important concern for many people. With some basic research and conversations with prospective therapists, you should be able to have a good understanding of the best way to afford therapy.