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Top 10 counselors in Charlotte, NC

Clients agree: these therapists are highly rated for knowledge, experience, communication, and more.
Patricia Heitz Wellness/Daydreams Come True

Patricia Heitz Wellness/Daydreams Come True

New on Thervo
Offers online services
8+ years in business
Serves Charlotte, NC
I have written a book called “Daydreams Come True” it is a self coaching workbook which is different from any other self-help book in that I ask you very targeted questions to get you to search your soul for the answers you have been seeking and help you identify limiting beliefs. After you have identified what your limiting beliefs are and why you have developed them, i then guide you to develop new beliefs that support what you really want in your life. This is true empowerment. It is different from life coaching in that you create the answers, you see the bigger picture, and you create a new path for your life. I am merely the facilitat...
Synergie Of Wellness, L3C

Synergie Of Wellness, L3C

New on Thervo
Offers online services
1 hire on Thervo
17+ years in business
Serves Charlotte, NC
Our mission is to help children, adults and families uncover their true potential and celebrate a self sustaining life. While difficult situations of the past are not easy to overcome, we are dedicated to working together with individuals in an effort to understand and manage the symptoms which result from such challenges in life. Our Vision is to simply provide a holistic approach and apply non-traditional techniques as well as treatment modalities which are intended to unearth long-standing behavior patterns or negative perceptions that may be holding children, adults and families back from experiencing a more fulfilling and meaningful lif...
Living Waters Agency LLC Only NC

Living Waters Agency LLC Only NC

5.0Exceptional(5)
Offers online services
7 hires on Thervo
3+ years in business
Serves Charlotte, NC
Paula M. says, "Karen is very professional. She’s a great listener and has good insights. Very happy with my sessions. " Read more
Tranquil Therapies And Tea

Tranquil Therapies And Tea

New on Thervo
Offers online services
3 hires on Thervo
8+ years in business
Serves Charlotte, NC
I am lucky enough to have found my purpose in life and that is healing. I love my job! I get to wake up every day and make people feel better! I love my clients so I communicate with them! I want to know what your expectations are so I can help you meet them! Whether its during the treatment at my office or with homework and self care! I want you to leave here with the tools you need to feel great everyday!
ReVive Counseling

ReVive Counseling

5.0(3)
Offers online services
5 hires on Thervo
10+ years in business
Serves Charlotte, NC
Ms. J. says, "ReVive Counseling’s professionalism, outstanding service and phenomenal 5 star patient care was a lifesaver for my family! I felt like we mattered, they were vested in us and our success. I went in thinking only my teenager needed help but ended up getting the best advice and guidance with present day social issues I never had to deal with during my teenage years. ReVive Counseling’s undivided attention and extraordinary clinicians helped me gain the emotional tools to successfully deal with our reality which made us a stronger family. They will always be in my contact list!" Read more
Cynthia Seaforth, Licensed Marriage And Family Therapist

Cynthia Seaforth, Licensed Marriage And Family Therapist

5.0(2)
Offers online services
4 hires on Thervo
11+ years in business
Serves Charlotte, NC
I believe in therapy and the how it helps individuals, couples, and families learn communication and acceptance so they feel connected. This is what I offer clients when they enter into a counseling relationship with me. I offer them a safe environment where its okay to communicate thoughts and feelings. I know how to look at your problems from a big picture, and practical perspective. I am able to provide hope when my clients enter counseling and do not see hope. I have worked with clients in diverse settings since 2002, to include the North Carolina court system, the Department of Health and Human Services, and the Department of Public Saf...
Velaris Psychological Services, PLLC

Velaris Psychological Services, PLLC

5.0(1)
Offers online services
3 hires on Thervo
Serves Charlotte, NC
says, "Megan is the single greatest therapist I've ever had. She makes me feel heard and sane, and always gives me sound advice. She has a demeanor that makes you feel instantly comfortable and you feel like you can talk to her about anything. My weeks are always better when we meet. She has made a huge impact in my life and everyday thinking." Read more
I Am Discovered, LLC

I Am Discovered, LLC

New on Thervo
Offers online services
24+ years in business
Serves Charlotte, NC
Here's the deal. Coaching, consulting, psychotherapy, they all are about creating space for strong, character and values driven people to think about their lives, their relationships and their thoughts, feelings and actions in the pursuit of happiness. There is no one better at helping business owners, couples and individuals do this profound work than me. Just what 30 plus years of experience gets you. What I create for you is a place to open up and explore what you feel think and want. A guide who knows how to support you in creating your best life. Most of the time people who work with me come to realize they know more than they think...
Laura Seitz LCSW LCAS Psychotherapist

Laura Seitz LCSW LCAS Psychotherapist

New on Thervo
2 hires on Thervo
Serves Charlotte, NC
All areas of childhood, teen, adult, marriage, family and addiction counseling services since 1988
Dr. Eve, PhD, LCMHC

Dr. Eve, PhD, LCMHC

New on Thervo
Offers online services
14+ years in business
Serves Charlotte, NC
My compassion for others drives me to deeply care about the wellbeing of my clients. Many people frequently tell me about how my presence helps them feel calm and relaxed, which I realize can be of great help in these stressful and hectic times. I love helping others feel better, find meaning, and be able to process the things that they have been through. We can all become stronger, more resilient people from the challenges that we have faced.

Your counseling questions, answered

Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thervo.

How much does counseling cost?

Counseling costs $100 to $250 per session if not covered by insurance, depending on your location, type of counseling, and the counselor's specialty. Prices are on the high end of the range in major metropolitan areas like New York and San Francisco. The average cost of counseling with insurance is $20 to $60 per session for the copay.

Online counseling costs $50 to $110 per week through websites that offer a membership plan. Plans on the lower end of the price range are typically limited to support via text or email messaging only, while plans at the higher end of the range include scheduled video sessions with a licensed counselor or therapist.

Marriage counseling costs $120 to $250 per session for in-person therapy or $90 to $230 per session for online therapy.

Can you use an HSA or FSA for counseling?

You can only use your HSA or FSA for counseling if you have a billable diagnosis—such as depression or bipolar disorder—and the therapy is deemed medically necessary. You can't use your HSA or FSA for marriage or family counseling, grief counseling, or therapy for stress management.

What are the types of counselors?

Counselors have a master's degree in psychology and are trained and licensed to practice psychotherapy. A counselor may be licensed or certified in a specific area:

  • Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC)
  • Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists (LMFTs)
  • Licensed Practicing Counselor (LPC)
  • Nationally Certified Counselor (NCC)
  • Registered Child Therapist RPT)
  • Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW)

What does a counselor do?

A counselor can help you navigate challenging life situations, understand your emotions, strengthen your self-esteem, and improve your communication and coping skills. They provide support through difficult times and guide you in making the necessary changes in thinking and behavior to improve your mental and emotional health.

Counselors can help you with a variety of problems:

  • Depression and mood changes
  • Marriage and relationship problems
  • Grief or loss
  • Anxiety, stress, and panic attacks
  • Self-esteem and body image concerns
  • Eating disorders
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Anger management
  • Addiction
  • Gender or sexual identity concerns

Can counselors prescribe medication?

Counselors are licensed psychologists but not medical doctors, and in most parts of the U.S. they are not allowed to prescribe medication. Only Idaho, Illinois, Iowa, Louisiana, and New Mexico allow counselors to prescribe medication, and counselors in these states must complete additional psychopharmacology training and certification.

In the rest of the U.S., only a medical doctor can prescribe medication. Psychiatrists are medical doctors and can prescribe medication, but they typically do not provide talk therapy or counseling services.

Can counselors diagnose ADHD, autism, or other mental health conditions?

A licensed counselor can give a mental health diagnosis in all states except Indiana and Maine. However, the counselor must refer clients to a psychiatrist or other medical doctor if the condition requires medication. Consult a counselor near you if you have concerns about ADHD, anxiety, depression, autism, bipolar disorder, or other mental health conditions.

How can I choose the best counselor near me?

When searching for a counselor, it's important to choose one who makes you feel comfortable, safe, and respected. Follow these tips to find the best counselor for you:

  • If you have a specific concern—such as depression, stress, or relationship issues—look for counselors who specialize in that area.
  • Ask your medical provider for recommendations.
  • Read reviews from other clients on Thervo and Google.
  • Confirm the counselor accepts your insurance or offers a sliding-scale rate.
  • Ask about telemedicine and virtual visit options.
  • Schedule an initial consultation to make sure you're happy with the counselor's communication style and empathy.

What questions should I ask counselors?

Ask these questions to help you choose a counselor who will help you achieve the best results:

  • How long have you been practicing, and what are your certifications?
  • What areas of counseling do you specialize in?
  • What is your philosophy as a counselor?
  • What therapeutic approaches do you typically use?
  • What does a typical session look like?
  • Are you more directive or guiding as a counselor?
  • Do you give homework or reading assignments?
  • Do you offer virtual / telemedicine appointments?
  • Do you accept my insurance? Do you bill the insurance company directly?
  • Do you offer sliding-scale rates for clients without insurance?

Reviews for Charlotte counselors

Recent success stories from people in the Charlotte area.
Hugo S.
Prompt response and professional service. I was looking for professional help to work on some personal issues and I found Karen. She has been very helpful and has helped me to set some goals for personal improvement. One of the things I like about Karen is her practical counseling approach, no none sense or just an ear to hear me with no practical or achievable plan. I think she is very understanding and empathetic. After every session I can understand the reasons behind certain behavior patterns which really help me to make some improvements in my personal and social life, and I also have some homework (which I think is important) that reminds me that improvement does not end once the counseling session ends but constant practice is important. In my opinion Karen is a great professional to reach out to if you need someone understanding who really enjoys helping others. I'm not someone who writes reviews about anything or everything but I think this is a review well deserved.
Living Waters Agency LLC only NC
Jermaine D.
Revive Counseling has really made a difference in my life! I was going through a tough and confusing time in my life and I was really stuck. I did not fully realize how stuck until Kim Hall helped me to realize the depth of it. She was in partial as she could be with the one side of the experience with my ex wife and gave me some observations about myself. After giving me some exercises to help do some self reflection, I realized I was really stuck. Some of the exercises I did not do and that set me back at times, but when I did them, they help with giving me clarity. I finally had a break through. I am not fully recovered ,but I am on my way. Kim was easy to talk to and share even though she was a stranger recommended by a church member. She was flexible with my schedule. You should not put a price on mental health, but the fee was very affordable and fit in my budget well to help me heal but not break the bank. I thank the Lord God for putting me in the path of Kim and Revive Counseling because God gave us free will, but when we listen and submit to His will, it makes life easier especially when he sends you guidance through people.
ReVive Counseling
Brandi S.
Cynthia Seaforth, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
Rhonda
Shatara, has helped me with the process of my anxiety and fears during a difficult time in my life. I did not understand what was happening to me at the time and I don't think I would be in the place I am in today without having met her.
Evolve-Integrative Counseling
Dan W.
Going through severe personal issues in attending to my wife, sick with cancer, with my religious beliefs and sexuality, I met Helena online. She listened to me, handled my emotional outbursts and self-destructive ideas with outstanding patience and taught me meditative relaxation, which I started practicing and will, most probably lifetime.
Oakdale Hypnosis Center
E. J.
I am recommending Life Path Holistic Counseling and Consulting for counseling and mental health therapy. Jenny Renville has helped me during troubled times. Mrs. Renville has helped me to cope with my personal and professional problems in a holistic way. Coping without the aid of psychotropic medication has enabled me to use other means of dealing with my issues in a holistic way. I am learning how to deal with stress without suppressing my feelings through other means or sources. Seek Mrs. Renville for therapy, she is the best!
LifePath Holistic Counseling and Consulting, PLLC.
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