Updated: Jul 30
Finding a therapist can be a daunting task. There can be so many to choose from without any knowledge of whether they'll actually be a good fit. For some people it can take some time to find a therapist that is a good fit. Do not get discouraged!
Finding a therapist that works for you goes beyond race and gender. It's important that you ask questions to help narrow down your options. Here are some questions you may consider asking before your initial appointment:
What insurance do they accept?
What are the out of pocket fees?
Do they offer a sliding scale if I cannot afford their rates?
What are their hours of operation?
What are their specialties? (do they focus on grief, depression, bipolar disorder, identity issues, family conflict, marital problems, etc.)
Do they work with individuals who have certain religious beliefs?
Do they offer services in languages other than English?
How long do sessions last?
Sometimes, even after asking these questions you may find that you'd rather seek help from someone else. That is okay! The good news is you do not have to stay with one counselor if you are not satisfied.
This is not an all inclusive list, but here's a starting point to reliable and culturally competent practices in the Charlotte, N.C. area. *this list will be updated over time*
Cano Family Services 1909 J.N. Pease Place, Suite 101 Charlotte, North Carolina (980) 313-3020 https://canofamilyservices.com
Chimere Neal, LCSW, LISW-CP Neal Counseling Services (704) 299-2881 https://www.nealcounselingservices.com
Lauren Neal, LPC, LCASA Well Being Transitions Counseling & Consulting Services 1905 J.N. Pease Place, Suite 202 Charlotte, NC 28262 (980) 404-2341 http://www.wbtcs.org
Center for Family & Maternal Wellness, PLLC
4915 Albemarle Road Charlotte, NC 28205 (980) 495-6305 https://www.cfmwellness.com
Kemi Huntley, LPC Huntley Counseling Center 7950 Nations Ford Rd, Suite 16 Charlotte, North Carolina (980) 272-7675 http://www.huntleycounselingcenter.com
Andrea Umbach, Psy.D. 1515 Mockingbird Lane, Suite 580 Charlotte, NC 28209 (704) 910-8381 firstname.lastname@example.org www.findyourbase.com
Traci Withrow, LCSW Mandala Counseling Services *offers services in Spanish* 9635 Southern Pine Boulevard, Suite 112 Charlotte, NC 28273 (704) 999-8284 http://www.mandalacounselingservices.com
Meagan Bullock, LCSW Kaleidoscope Counseling, PLLC 904 E 8th St. Charlotte NC 28204 (980) 237-7732 https://kaleidoscopecounselingpllc.com