Stef loves to work with young adults and adults who struggle with the need to control or who feel stuck in the perfection cycle. Stef brings a calm, down to earth energy with a touch of humor. She really enjoys working with those struggling with food & body image concerns, social anxiety & other stress and anxiety. Stefanie provides therapy for adolescents 13+ and adults. She specializes in the treatment of anxiety disorders, eating and body image concerns, substance use concerns, attachment issues as well as self-esteem and identity issues.
Arise Counseling and Therapy is an outpatient mental health private practice focused on walking with people through difficulties, to find freedom within themselves. Integrity, confidentiality and providing a safe space is of the utmost importance to us. We empower our clients to gain the tools and skills to create the changes that they desire in their life. Our goal is to create a safe environment to manifest self-awareness and acceptance, to awaken the motivation for change.
Lic Clinical Mental Health Counselor Associate, MA, LCMHCA, NCC
Sometimes (okay, most of the time?) the struggle is real and our inner-critic is loud. And yet, I fully believe you are inherently worthy and capable of healing. I also believe healing begins with compassion, curiosity and a little bit of humor, and I would be honored to join you in the journey. Nothing is more important to me than creating a safe and supportive environment for my clients to journey towards personal growth. My desire for clients is for them to cultivate compassion and clarify their values, and leave therapy feeling empowered to live a values-aligned life.
My goal as a therapist is to create a space where you are welcome and accepted. My approach is creative and collaborative. I use various therapeutic techniques (Person-Centered, Strengths Based, CBT, MI, etc.) that focus on your natural strengths and needs. I am also a MATCH certified therapist.
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, LCMHCS, CSAT-S, CST
I specialize in addiction and relationship issues with adults and couples; specifically, depression, anxiety, sex/porn addiction, trauma, attachment and intimacy issues, substance abuse, and compulsive behaviors. If you are interested in positive change, then I am a proactive psychotherapist who will work with you to get you feeling better and living the life you want as soon as possible. We will create a treatment plan and measurable goals specific for you and the issues that bring you to therapy. We will also focus on the deeper reasons that cause you pain or conflict. If you want effective psychotherapy, call me at 919-698-7061.
I believe people seek out objective psychological services when they have exhausted their personal resources; it is at that point I find they are open to collaboratively seeking out and finding new ways to resolve their problems. With a Master's Degree from East Carolina University and 30+ years experience, primarily in a clinical setting, but some in group care and some in academia, I strive to offer these services in warm non-institutional setting. I have been married to Chuck for 26 years and have 3 wonderful adult children.
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.
Are you or your relationship in a slump? Have you tried therapy before and felt like you didn't get any feedback? Have you had a hard time connecting with your therapist? These are the complaints I hear consistently from clients about previous therapy experiences. I work very collaboratively with my clients to help you learn to rely on yourself and your natural support systems to begin feeling better about life. I encourage all of my clients to find their own ways to manage difficult emotions and find happiness and contentment in their life.
Licensed Professional Counselor, LCMHCS, LCAS, CCS
I am passionate about strengthening marriages, helping couples find restoration from bad choices, better communication, and how to recover from the difficulty of an affair. Men and women are trapped by their addiction to pornography, and I am committed to help you find a true path to restoration and health. The sexual addiction cycle is tough but with your commitment to work hard, I will help you find healing from the devastation within your marriage and family relationships. My practice also includes helping church leaders find restoration from burn out or other struggles such as pornography or infidelity.
Today you are one step closer to a new you where you feel empowered and on a positive path to growth and well-being. Our experiences in life although similar are still very individual and unique to each of us. It is normal to experience anxiety, fear, anger and sorrow however; when these emotions are extreme they can prevent us from being fully alive, spontaneous and joyful. It is during these times we may need assistance to better understand ourselves and make necessary changes. I commonly treat individuals and couples with anxiety, depression, addictions and relationship difficulties that successfully resolve the issues causing these symptoms.
I am a board certified clinical neuropsychologist practicing in a private practice setting. My practice is primarily neuropsychological testing of patients presenting with memory disorders, dementia, traumatic brain injury, stroke, and mood disorders. I also complete psychological evaluations for ADHD, learning disorders, and behavioral disorders.
Through a collaborative approach, I strive to help clients achieve their personal goals while providing empathy and respect as the foundations of treatment. I have experience working with adolescents, adults, couples, and families with a variety of emotional and behavioral concerns. My specialties include treating anxiety disorders, depression, mood instability, relationship and marital conflict, substance abuse, stress management, college issues, and life transitions (career decisions/changes, marriage, loss of relationships, retirement, etc.). I am also passionate about helping people improve their interpersonal and romantic relationships and incorporate research from the Gottman Method to teach practical communication and conflict resolution skills.
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.
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, LCMHCS, LCAS, CCS, MAC
...Are you feeling stress? Overwhelmed with your responsibilities? Have depression, anxiety, worry, physical pain? Is it hard to get through the day? Relax. Take a deep, cleansing breath. Call me, Jim Doxey, and I will help you. I have a profound respect for deep human suffering. My pledge is to hold you and your life issues with care and respect. I will work hard in partnership with you to help you achieve success. You can be seen at your earliest convenience.
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, MS, LCMHC
My desire is to be of assistance to those seeking recovery from substance abuse, dual diagnosis and trauma issues. I will certainly attempt to help anyone who seeks my help. I believe we all hold our own answers however we might need assistance admitting what the answers are.
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, RYT200, LCSW, CNHP
Melissa, Jenny, and Ruffin are now accepting new clients! Melissa is able to see BCBS clients and self pay individuals. Jenny and Ruffin both operate on a very generous sliding scale. Jenny and Melissa specialize in working with Teens, young adults, and middle-aged individuals going through major life changes. Ruffin loves working with family conflicts, marital issues, and trauma. All counselors are trauma informed therapists, and operate from a very compassionate standpoint. Please email info at madewellcenter.org to get started today!
También hablo Español! Therapy with me can help with symptoms such as depression, trauma, anxiety, stress, grief, relationship problems, sleep issues, and any other difficulties you might be facing. I have experience working with clients of all ages enduring a myriad of life changes including severe mental health diagnoses, grief/bereavement, or immigration processes. In addition to individual therapy sessions, I can also provide immigration-focused assessments, and telemental health sessions if your location or transportation is an issue inhibiting you from pursuing therapy.
I understand that finding a therapist that fits your needs, your schedule, and your budget can be tough. That is why I offer a free 15 minute phone consultation to help us decided if I am the best option for you. The clients I work with are tired of feeling the weight of heavy thoughts and feelings and are ready for a change. If that sounds like you, please reach out today.
I enjoy working with a variety of clients. I specialize in addiction therapy and recovery processes for all types of addictions. However, I also treat major and minor depression, anxiety, PTSD, trauma, panic attacks, schizoaffective, personality disorders such as borderline and narcissism, as well as many others. I also provide marriage and family therapy. Everyone deserves a chance and an opportunity to heal on the individual basis and within the family unit. I assist clients with healing, living, and loving life again.
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor Associate, MAED, LCMHCA
Accepting New Clients! Congratulations on taking the first step in choosing a therapist. Do you need someone to listen without judgment? A safe place to share your thoughts and feelings and to get out of that "stuck space" by considering solutions to improve your overall wellbeing? I would enjoy beginning this journey with you by establishing a warm, supportive, and trusting relationship through open and non-judgmental communication. Throughout my career my work as an educator and therapist has involved working with individuals and families. At heart, I am a helper, encourager, and challenger who believes in people.
What type of mental health professional is right for me?
Some of the most common types of mental health providers in Wrightsville Beach are psychologists, licensed counselors, therapists, psychotherapists, and licensed clinical social workers, all of whom diagnose mental health conditions and provide individualized treatment.
Services offered, education and credentials vary by type of mental health professional. Each professional in Wrightsville Beach then may specialize in certain areas, such as depression, marriage counseling, or anxiety. Although many mental health providers are not licensed to prescribe medication, they may coordinate with a provider who can.
Both in-person and online therapy sessions are available from most psychologists.
How to find a specialist?
You can refine your search using the filters on this page. There are several categories you can filter by to find mental health professionals with the experience you are looking for. You may want to filter for CBT Psychologists in Wrightsville Beach, or Child Psychologists in Wrightsville Beach.
Many find it useful to use filters to view only psychologists that have experience working with certain issues, like Wrightsville Beach psychologists specializing in EMDR.
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. Psychologists in Wrightsville Beach specialize in therapeutic approaches such as CBT, EMDR, and Interpersonal Therapy (IPT), among others. 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?
Many therapists accept health insurance. Check to see if your insurance is covered. Feel free to discuss this when you contact the therapist.