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Therapists in Southern Pines, NC

  Kristin Vernon, MSW, LCSW

I have immediate openings! I enjoy working with all groups and ages including children, adolescents, and adults. I am passionate about working with children and adolescents who are experiencing behavioral concerns or adjustment issues, as well as working with parents to manage behaviors and better understand their children. I also enjoy working with adults and families to help improve symptoms of depression, anxiety, mood disorders, adjustment concerns, as well improve communication, assertiveness, and anger management.

I look forward to working with you! I have over five years of experience in a private practice setting. My goal is to assist you with reaching your own personal goals. Again, I work with people of all ages to help better manage and cope with a range of symptoms and issues. Please call today so that we can begin our work together!

Specializes in: (Ages 5+) Children, Teens, Individuals, Couples, Families.

Issues: Anxiety, Depression, Self-Esteem Issues, Family Conflict/Divorce, Marriage Counseling, Adjustment Disorder, Relationship Issues, Grief and Loss, Communication Skills, Behavioral Issues, Coping Skills, Mood Disorders, Parent Skill Building

Personal Info: In practice since 2012; School: Appalachian State University; Graduated 2009; License #/State: #C007983, NC

Insurance Accepted: BCBS, Tricare, Medicare and cash

Location: Southern Pines, NC

  Gretchen Montesanto, MA, LPC, NCC

Taking the first steps to a better you may sound scary, but you can do it with a bit of help from a caring, “easy to talk to” counselor.

I believe that anyone can move toward being a better and happier person with counseling. I am able to help adults, spouses and parents navigate through life’s circumstances, frustrations and setbacks to achieve personal goals. I can help you too!

It is important to me to always provide a friendly, safe and understanding atmosphere to help you work through whatever issues need to be resolved:

• As a military spouse, I understand your worries and difficulties while you try to be a constant positive factor in your family’s life, while change is constantly occurring. I am acutely aware of the issues that most military spouses face daily and more importantly, I actually know how to help.

• If you are the parent of a special needs child, I can help you work through those challenges and emotional pieces that go with these challenges. I am a parent of a special needs child myself and understand what you are going through.

• If you are an adult struggling with issues such as depression or anxiety, I will be pleased to work with you in resolving issues, working through setbacks and moving forward with your life.

• If you are in the middle of a life transition or confused with issues concerning low self-esteem, relationship issues, or adjustments, I can help you understand and resolve them so that you may better enjoy your life.

You don’t need to face these life challenges alone. Call to make your appointment now and get started to a healthier and happier you!

Specializes in: (Ages 14+) Depression, Anxiety, Military Spouses, Parents of Children with Special Needs

Issues: Anxiety, Depression, Life Transitions, Grief and Loss, Self-Esteem,Adjustment Issues, Motivation, LGBT, Coping Skills, Life Transitions, Relationship Issues

Personal Info: In practice since 2009; School: Marymount University; Graduated 2007; License #/State: #2356, NC

Insurance Accepted: BCBSTricare and cash

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Location: Southern Pines, NC

  Jaime J. Fitzpatrick MS, LPCS, LCAS

I truly enjoy working with adults, families and couples regarding a variety of issues. As a therapist I strive to support, empower and challenge my clients. As a military spouse I have awareness of the unique challenges that face military families, this insight can help me to help you through the challenges you may be facing.

If you are experiencing anxiety, depression, trauma history, life changes, relationship issues, irritability, substance use, mood swings, child behavioral issues or any other life changes please call or email me. I have immediate openings and look forward to meeting you to start our work together.

Specializes in:
(Ages 18+) Adults, Families and Couples. Anxiety, Depression, Trauma History, Life Changes, Relationship Issues, Irritability, Substance Abuse, Mood Swings

Issues: 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

Personal Info: In practice since 2007; School: Niagara University; Graduated 2009; License Number: NC LPC #10136 and NC CSAC #20073

Insurance Accepted: BCBSTricareNCHC and Cash

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Location: Southern Pines, NC

  Gail Gustafson, MSW, LCSW

I have openings and can see you right away! I enjoy working with all ages including children, adolescents and adults, and can help you with issues such as depression, anxiety, overwhelm, grief, adoption, trauma and most relationship issues.

Don’t hesitate to call and make the appointment! Remember that almost everyone needs help along the way.One of the greatest signs of strength is reaching out for help when you need it. Life can be complicated, stressful and sometimes even traumatic – but it is also beautiful, joyful, and filled with possibilities. What is keeping you from moving toward the life you want? Whether struggling with depression, anxiety, unresolved trauma, relationship issues, or whatever is getting in your way, my goal is to help you help yourself. Things can get better. Take that first step toward healing.

Since 2003, it has been my pleasure to work with children, adolescents, adults, couples and families. I am a “person centered” therapist and use EMDR, as well as techniques from CBT and the Satir Model among others. No two people are the same, so no single therapy modality is right for everyone. I strive to individualize treatment to ensure you are receiving what you need to reach your therapeutic and life goals.

Call today so that I can help you reach those goals. I am looking forward to working with you!

Specializes in: (Ages 3+) Adolescents and Adults, Individuals, Couples and Families.

Issues: Adolescents and adults, individuals, couples and families. PTSD/Trauma, EMDR, Adoption, Drug/Alcohol/Substance Abuse addiction, Anxiety, Depression, Bi-polar, Life Transitions, Grief and Loss, Parenting, family, couples and marriage counseling

Personal Info: In practice since 2003; School: The University of Southern California with a Master of Social Work in 2003

Insurance Accepted: BCBSTricareMedicare, Cash, HRA and
FSA accepted

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Location: Southern Pines, NC

  Tracy Goldberg, MSW, LCSW

I have immediate openings. I enjoy working with children, adolescents and their families who are having adjustment or behavioral issues. I am happy to work with parents who want to understand and better manage their children’s behavior. I also enjoy assisting families and adults to help decrease/resolve symptoms of anxiety, mood disorders, depression, adjustment issues, as well as increase and improve communication.

My goal is to assist you in resolving issues so that you can enjoy your life.

I provide a supportive, non-judgmental, safe environment where you feel comfortable to talk about all of your concerns.

Call today for your appointment!

I am looking forward to working with you!

Specializes in: (Ages 3+) Individuals, Adolescents, Adults, Couples, Children and Families.

Issues: Attention Deficit, Oppositional Defiance, Behavioral Issues, Peer Relationships, Family Conflict, Depression, Anxiety, Parenting Anxiety, Depression, ADHD, Self-Esteem Issues, Family Conflict/Divorce, Marriage Counseling, Adjustment Disorders, Relationship Issues, Grief and Loss, Communication Skills, Coping Skills, Mood Disorders, Parent Skill Building,
Christian Counseling

Personal Info: In practice since 2003; School: University of Pittsburgh, Graduated 1998, License # State C005632, NC

Insurance Accepted: BCBSMedicareTricare, Cash, HSA and FSA accepted

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Location: Southern Pines, NC

  Kelly ErkenBrack, LCSW

Whether you are struggling with everyday life challenges or attempting to cope with a particularly difficult situation, or an ongoing issue, I would be pleased to help!

I enjoy working with children, teens, adults, and families. I am happy to work with children and their parents in strengthening relationships via addressing behavioral concerns and adjustment challenges. With my knowledge and experience, I can assist you and your child with resolving the issues that can be so overwhelming.

I also enjoy working with adults and teens. I specialize in addressing and resolving the symptoms of anxiety, depression, grief, trauma, and mood disorders in order to improve your enjoyment and quality of life.

As a military spouse, and sibling, I understand the many challenges that can happen from being a member of this special community. I understand the stresses and worry that the often continual life changes can result in. I can help.

I provide a welcoming, safe, and secure environment for you to share your concerns and challenges so that, together, we can work towards your meeting your goals. I believe there is hope for everyone to achieve their own version of great health and happiness, and I find great joy in helping the people from my community to do just that.

Call today to make an appointment. I look forward to working with you!

Specializes in: (Ages 3+) Children, Teens, Adults, Couples and Families

Issues: Anxiety, Depression, Grief and Loss, Mood Disorders, Trauma, Adjustments and Life Transitions, ADHD, Behavioral Issues, Parenting, Relationship Concerns, Self Esteem

Personal Info: In practice since 2013; School: Boston College; Graduated 2011; License #/State: #CO10635, NC

Insurance Accepted: 
BCBS
NCHCMedicare, Tricare Select and Cash

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Location: Pinehurst, NC and Southern Pines, NC

  Kathryn Wiens, PsyD. HSP-P

I believe we are not meant to walk alone through the struggles and joys of life, and it would be my genuine privilege to be a part of your journey. Please let me know how I can be helpful to you.

With me, therapy is a thoughtful, authentic conversation in a space that is safe, warm, comfortable, and nonjudgmental. Together, you and I can identify, gain clarity about, and resolve whatever issues feel relevant to you, including life’s most difficult situations. We will figure out what is working for you and what is getting in your way.

Among many other things, we can talk about your relationships, how you feel inside, painful feelings, what you want in life, and who you are as a person. We will continually work towards your personal goals, whatever they may be, while also focusing on cultivating self-compassion, inner peace, and overall well-being. I look forward to your call.

Specializes in: (Ages 18+) Adult, Individuals, Couples and Families.

Issues: While I specialize in therapy for adults from dysfunctional families, anxiety, depression, addictive behaviors, trauma, military life issues, and couples’ therapy, I treat people not disorders. I will help you see that your struggles are just one part of who you are, and together we will identify your many other qualities and strengths.

Personal Info: In practice since 2008; Education: American School of Professional Psychology at Argosy University, MA and PsyD in Clinical Psychology, graduated 2012; APA Accredited Internship at Temple University; Post-doctoral training at Saint Luke Institute; Maryland Licensed Psychologist (2013); California Licensed Psychologist (2015); Licensed Psychologist and Health Services Provider (HSP-P) in the State of North Carolina (2017), license no. 5288

Insurance Accepted: BCBSMedicare and cash

Location: Southern Pines, 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?

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  • 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 14+) 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, NCHC and Cash

    Credit Cards: Visa, Mastercard, Discover and American Express

    Location: Southern Pines, NC
  • Gail Gustafson, MSW, LCSW

    Specializes in: (Ages 3+) Adolescents and Adults, Individuals, Couples and Families, PTSD/Trauma, EMDR, Adoption, Drug/Alcohol/Substance Abuse addiction, Anxiety, Depression, Bi-polar, Life Transitions, Grief and Loss, Parenting, family, couples and marriage counseling
    Insurance: BCBS, Tricare, Medicare,Cash, HRA and FSA accepted

    Credit Cards: Visa, Mastercard, Discover and American Express

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

    Specializes in: (Ages 3+) Individuals, Adolescents, Adults, Couples, Children and Families, Attention Deficit, Oppositional Defiance, Behavioral Issues, Peer Relationship, Coping Skills, Family Conflict, Depression, Anxiety, Parenting, Christian Counseling
    Insurance: BCBS, Medicare, Tricare,Cash, HSA and FSA accepted

    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, NCHC, Medicare Tricare Select and Cash

    Credit Cards: Visa, Mastercard, Discover and American Express

    Location: Pinehurst, NC and Southern Pines, NC