Counselors in North Carolina

Charlotte (1347)Raleigh (925)Asheville (677)Greensboro (623)Durham (586)
Winston Salem (530)Fayetteville (436)Wilmington (372)Concord (283)Greenville (265)Gastonia (259)Hickory (195)Cary (193)Jacksonville (162)Chapel Hill (158)Monroe (128)Boone (127)High Point (126)Waynesville (118)Statesville (107)Salisbury (106)Sylva (106)Burlington (105)Mooresville (104)Morganton (95)Lexington (90)New Bern (89)Hendersonville (86)Albemarle (84)Lumberton (84)Goldsboro (80)Kannapolis (77)Matthews (73)Shelby (72)Cornelius (69)North Wilkesboro (69)Asheboro (62)Wake Forest (61)Huntersville (60)Pinehurst (55)Wilson (52)Henderson (47)Apex (44)Marion (44)Sanford (44)Garner (43)Davidson (42)Clayton (41)Rocky Mount (41)Brevard (40)Morehead City (40)Whiteville (39)Rockingham (38)Franklin (37)Raeford (37)Reidsville (37)Newland (36)Mount Airy (35)Elizabeth City (34)Louisburg (34)Shallotte (34)Fuquay Varina (33)Carrboro (32)Thomasville (32)Washington (32)Southern Pines (31)Kinston (30)Smithfield (30)Wentworth (30)Wilkesboro (29)Kernersville (28)West End (28)Hillsborough (27)Black Mountain (26)Jefferson (26)Laurinburg (26)Pembroke (25)Waxhaw (25)Lenoir (24)Roanoke Rapids (24)Dunn (22)Weaverville (22)Yadkinville (21)Clyde (20)Rutherfordton (20)Nags Head (19)Troy (19)Fort Bragg (18)Knightdale (18)Lincolnton (18)Murphy (18)Spindale (18)Ahoskie (17)Belmont (17)Leicester (17)Pittsboro (17)Forest City (16)Roxboro (16)Burgaw (14)Burnsville (14)Mocksville (14)Camp Lejeune (13)Clemmons (13)Lillington (13)Mount Olive (13)Taylorsville (13)Wadesboro (13)Buies Creek (12)Conover (12)Creedmoor (12)Elkin (12)Siler City (12)Sparta (12)Winterville (12)Holly Springs (11)Selma (11)Southport (11)Williamston (11)Badin (10)Butner (10)Erwin (10)Morrisville (10)Cherokee (9)Columbus (9)Hope Mills (9)Jamestown (9)Marshall (9)Mebane (9)Archdale (8)King (8)Kitty Hawk (8)Rose Hill (8)Arden (7)Crossnore (7)Delco (7)Dobson (7)Elizabethtown (7)Lewisville (7)Mill Spring (7)N Wilkesboro (7)Pineville (7)Rockwell (7)China Grove (6)Clinton (6)Denver (6)Eden (6)Gold Hill (6)Graham (6)Hayesville (6)Indian Trail (6)Moyock (6)Nebo (6)Newton (6)Oxford (6)Tarboro (6)Aberdeen (5)Bryson City (5)Flat Rock (5)Hampstead (5)Manteo (5)Tryon (5)Warrenton (5)Beulaville (4)Bladenboro (4)Brasstown (4)Candler (4)Dallas (4)Emerald Isle (4)Fletcher (4)Havelock (4)Kill Devil Hills (4)Lakeview (4)Mars Hill (4)Mint Hill (4)West Jefferson (4)Angier (3)Bakersville (3)Banner Elk (3)Bayboro (3)Cameron (3)Carolina Beach (3)Cullowhee (3)Fairmont (3)Ft Bragg (3)Granite Falls (3)Highlands (3)Ocean Isle Beach (3)Rich Square (3)Snow Hill (3)Spruce Pine (3)Swansboro (3)Valdese (3)Windsor (3)Winston-Salem (3)Zebulon (3)

Learn more about Counselors

A counselor provides support and guidance to individuals, couples, families, and groups. Counselors work in a variety of settings to help people work through or overcome their personal, social and psychological challenges. A counselor who offers primarily mental and behavioral health counseling may be known as a mental health counselor or therapist. Guidance counselors help people with their educational and career goals.

The practice of counseling varies depending on the counselor’s specialty, setting and patient. In general, a counselor may:

  • Provide individual, group, family, and couples/marriage counseling
  • Provide school and career planning guidance
  • Advocate for patients and certain populations, such as abused women, children, and the disabled, to help them overcome institutional and social barriers
  • Perform risk assessments and personality tests
  • Evaluate and develop counseling plans for their patients, re-evaluating and modifying these plans as needed
  • Provide coping skills and therapeutic techniques to patients, such as breathing techniques, talk therapy, and the use of visual imagery
  • Collaborate, refer, and consult with other professionals, such as teachers, psychologists, social workers, and psychiatrists
  • Involuntarily commits patients in emergency situations

Many different types of healthcare professionals can practice counseling, including licensed counselors, social workers, marriage and family therapists, and psychologists. Counselors may also be known by the following names: therapist, psychotherapist, psychoanalyst, and guidance counselor.

There are 11634 specialists practicing Counseling in North Carolina with an overall average rating of 4.2 stars. There are 45 hospitals in North Carolina with affiliated Counseling specialists, including The Moses H. Cone Memorial Hospital, University of North Carolina Hospital and Cone Health Wesley Long Hospital.