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It is Time to Let Go: Talk to an Expert


It is Time to Let Go: Talk to an Expert


Worrying from time to time is inevitable, particularly when the matter concerns something or someone close to your heart. You’re caught in a monstrous traffic on your way to a meeting with a client you’ve been wooing for the past few months. The stock market takes a plunge and you are seriously losing money big time. You are worried about your job, your marriage, or your children. You are about to address a large crowd. Who wouldn’t feel anxious under any of these circumstances?

Not every fear, however, is well-founded. When it becomes excessive to the point of interfering with your day to day life, you need to let it go. Talking about it to an expert can help.


Putting a Label to Your Fear

Anxiety is not just about feeling occasional justifiable worries. It is about feeling excessive, unreasonable fears that stand between you and your short- and long-term goals.

There are several anxiety disorders; each has different symptoms, but all are clustered around extreme, illogical fear and dread. One of these may be affecting you. These anxiety disorders include panic disorder, social phobia (or social anxiety disorder), post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), specific phobias, and generalized anxiety disorder (GAD).


Stop Anxiety Before It Stops You

It is estimated that there are almost 40 million adult Americans who are struggling with anxiety disorders. If you feel trapped in feelings of illogical uncertainty and fear crippling your abilities to make decisions and losing opportunities that come your way, you need to face your fears and stop them before they have an extreme negative affect on your life.

Just ignoring the signs can make your condition more complicated, leading to other physical and psychological problems, which may manifest themselves in extreme reactions including drug abuse and alcoholism. In cases like these, treatment will entail attending to these complications first to get to the root of the anxiety disorder.


Taking the First Step to Talking

If your anxiety is preventing you being a productive person, call Carolina Counseling Services – Southern Pines, NC right away to start treatment! If you are thinking your anxiety stems only from a health condition, you may want to call your doctor and make an appt also. Emotional and physical health go hand in hand, and it is important that you look at all angles. Many physician offices regularly refer their patients to Carolina Counseling Services – Southern Pines, NC as they continue to treat them for their physical ailments. Taking care of both your emotional and physical health is essential in enjoying your life.

Amazingly just talking about your fears can help a lot in easing your anxiety, particularly social phobia or social anxiety disorder. In a research undertaken by a group of scientists from Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health (September, 2014), it was revealed that “talk therapy, not medication (is) best for social anxiety disorder.” The findings also revealed that a lot of the sufferers choose medication or nothing at all because many do not have access to professional therapists.

Confidential / Private Sessions

Carolina Counseling Services – Southern Pines, NC contracts with Licensed professional counselors/therapists/psychologists who provide a friendly, caring, and relaxed atmosphere in the Southern Pines/Pinehurst/Aberdeen/Raeford area. These independently contracted therapists/counselors assist adult individuals, couples, families, and children with resolving issues and getting back to enjoying their lives. Whether you are non-military or military, the independently contracted therapists with Carolina Counseling Services – Southern Pines are able and happy to assist you!

Serving Areas: Carolina Counseling Services – Southern Pines, NC

Counties: Moore county, NC, Lee County, NC, Montgomery County, NC, Richmond County, NC, Randolph County, NC, Chatham County, NC

Cities: Southern Pines NC, Pinehurst NC, Aberdeen NC, Taylortown NC, Pinebluff NC, West End NC, Seven Lakes NC, Eagle Springs NC, Ashley Heights NC, Ashmont NC, Five Points NC, Wind Blow NC, Jackson Springs NC, Whispering Pines NC, Vass NC, Cameron NC, Carthage NC, Eastwood NC, Lakeview NC, Narrow Ridge NC, Robbins NC, Roseland NC, Tramway NC, Troy NC, Zion Grove NC, Biscoe NC

We are located at:

Carolina Counseling Services - Southern Pines, NC
780 NW Broad St. Suite 210
Southern Pines, NC 28387

How Do I Set Up my FIRST Appointment?

  • Call: (910) 585-6745 (Fastest way to schedule)
  • Text: (910) 308-3291 (Reply will be via phone)
  • Click here and use our Contact Form (You must include your phone number, because replies will only be made by telephone to ensure security/privacy)
  • Call or Text for your New Patient Appointment Anytime!
  • Appointment scheduling for NEW clients: Mon-Fri 8:30am-5:15pm
  • New client appts may be scheduled when therapists have openings, which may include daytime, evenings and weekends.
  • Established/Standing Appointments are made directly with your therapist!
  • Referrals: MOST beneficiaries do NOT need a Referral!

Choose your Therapist

  • Kristin Vernon, MSW, LCSW

    Specializes in: (Ages 5+) Children, Adolescents, Couples, Families, Anxiety, Depression, Self-Esteem Issues, Grief and Loss, Communication Skills, Divorce, Adjustment Disorders, Mood Disorders, Coping Skills, Parenting, Family Conflict, Marital Conflict, Relationship Issues
    Insurance: BCBS, Tricare, Medicare, cash
    Location: Southern Pines, NC
  • Gretchen Montesanto, MA, LPC, NCC

    Specializes in: (Ages 18+) Teens, Individuals, Anxiety, Depression, Self-Esteem Issues, Grief and Loss, Stress, LGBT, Adjustment Disorder, Motivation, Life Transitions, Mood Disorders, Military Spouses

    Credit Cards: Visa, Mastercard, Discover and American Express

    Location: Southern Pines, NC
    Insurance: BCBS, Tricare and Cash
    Location: Southern Pines, NC
  • Jaime J. Fitzpatrick MS, LPCS, LCAS

    Specializes in: (Ages 18+) Adults, Families and Couples, Anxiety, PTSD, Trauma and Abuse Recovery, Depression, Military Life Issues, Adjustment Disorder, Relationship Issues, Marriage Counseling, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Trauma Focused Therapy, Addictions, Emotional Disturbance, Coping Skills, Impulsivity, Grief and Loss, Self-Esteem
    Insurance: BCBS, Tricare and Cash

    Credit Cards: Visa, Mastercard, Discover and American Express

    Location: Southern Pines, NC
  • Kelly ErkenBrack, LCSW

    Specializes in: (Ages 3+) Children, Teens, Adults, Couples and Families. Anxiety, Depression, Grief and Loss, Mood Disorders, Trauma, Adjustments and Life Transitions, ADHD, Behavioral Issues, Parenting, Relationship Concerns, Self Esteem
    Insurance: BCBS, Medicare,  Tricare Prime/Select and Cash

    Credit Cards: Visa, Mastercard, Discover and American Express

    Location: Pinehurst, NC and Southern Pines, NC
  • Kathryn Wiens, PsyD. HSP-P

    Specializes in: (Ages 18+) Adult, Individuals, Couples and Families.
    Insurance: BCBS, Medicare, Tricare Prime/Select, Cash, HSA and FSA accepted

    Credit Cards: Visa, Mastercard, Discover and American Express

    Location: Pinehurst, NC and Southern Pines, NC
  • Tracy Goldberg, MSW, LCSW

    Specializes in: (Ages 5+) Individuals, Adolescents, Adults, Couples, Children and Families. Attention Deficit, Oppositional Defiance, Behavioral Issues, Peer Relationships, Family Conflict, Depression, Anxiety, Parenting Anxiety, ADHD, Self-Esteem Issues, Family Conflict/Divorce, Marriage Counseling, Adjustment Disorders, Relationship Issues, Grief and Loss, Communication Skills, Behavioral Issues, Coping Skills, Mood Disorders, Parent Skill Building, Christian Counseling upon request
    Insurance: BCBS, Tricare, Medicare, Cash, HRA and FSA accepted

    Credit Cards: Visa, Mastercard, Discover and American Express

    Location: Southern Pines, NC