Carolina Counseling Services

Independently Contracted Therapist / Counselors' Profiles

Therapist Kristin Vernon, MSW, LCSW

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

Therapist Gretchen Montesanto, MA,LPC, NCC

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: BCBS, Tricare and cash

Credit Cards: Visa, Mastercard, Discover, American Express

Location: Southern Pines, NC

Location: Southern Pines, NC

Therapist Jaime J. Fitzpatrick MS, LPC, LCAS

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: BCBS, Tricare, NCHC and Cash

Credit Cards: Visa, Mastercard, Discover, American Express

Location: Southern Pines, NC

Therapist Gail Gustafson, MSW, LCSW

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: BCBS, Tricare, Medicare, Cash, HRA and FSA accepted

Credit Cards: Visa, Mastercard, Discover, American Express

Location: Southern Pines, NC

Tracy Goldberg, MSW, LCSW

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: BCBS, Medicare, Tricare, Cash, HSA and FSA accepted

Credit Cards: Visa, Mastercard, Discover, American Express

Location: Southern Pines, NC

Brittny Gainey, MSW, LCSW

Brittny Gainey, MSW, LCSW

I am happy to work with adults, couples, children and adolescents ages 5-16, and families. I can help with depression, anxiety, behavioral and emotional issues, and challenges adjusting to everyday life.

I am passionate about assisting you in bringing about changes in your life. I’m humbled by the opportunity to share in your movement to a place where you can enjoy life to its fullest, and have positive and hopeful thoughts of the future.

In applying the Proverb, “As a man thinketh so is he,” when you change your thoughts and perspective, you then have the ability to change your decisions, your behavior and your emotional experience. These changes affect not only yourself, but those around you. I can help you accomplish these things.

Call now for your appointment. I am looking forward to working with you!

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

Issues: Anxiety, Depression, Academic/Behavioral Issues, ODD (Oppositional Defiance Disorder), ADHD, Relationship Issues, Marriage Counseling, Parenting, Trauma, Christian Counseling upon request

Personal Info: In practice since 2012; School: Joint Master of Social Work Program at NC A&T State University and UNC Greensboro; Graduated 2010; License #C007993, NC

Insurance Accepted: BCBS, Medicare, Tricare, NCHC  and cash

Credit Cards: Visa, Mastercard, Discover, American Express

Location: Southern Pines, NC

Therapist Kelly ErkenBrack, LCSW

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, NCHC, Medicare, Tricare Standard and Cash

Credit Cards: Visa, Mastercard, Discover, American Express

Location: Pinehurst, NC and Southern Pines, NC

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Serving Areas: Carolina Counseling Services

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

Areas: 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