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Carolina Counseling Services - Fuquay-Varina independently contracted therapists can help YOU!
Carolina Counseling Services contracts with Independent Licensed professional counselors/therapists and Psychologists who provide a friendly, relaxed and safe atmosphere to everyone. Carolina Counseling Services Fuquay-Varina assists individual adults and couples with resolving issues so that life can be enjoyed again. We also love to work with the military and feel privileged to assist dependents and retired military and their families.
First time appointment scheduling hours: Mon-Fri 9am-4pm
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Therapy, Counseling and Psychotherapy are often used interchangeably in English. This is also the case for Counselor, Therapist and Psychologist. It really doesn't matter the word used. When needed, it is most helpful to talk to someone who is experienced and trained in helping others. A friendly, caring Counselor, Psychologist or Therapist who is professionally licensed and experienced is most likely to be able to help the most. You don't have to work your issues out alone. These independently contracted therapists are the licensed, friendly professionals that you have been looking for! Call or text now to schedule your appointment!
Welcome to Carolina Counseling Services of Fuquay-Varina, NC!
When you decide to create a fresh start and reality that would generate a fulfilling and happy life for you and those you care about, you may be looking for some help. As you step on the threshold of the new Carolina Counseling Services office at Fuquay-Varina, NC, you know right away that your trust is well-placed. Like the rest of the CCS offices in NC, coming to CCS- Fuquay-Varina, NC is like coming home.
It’s just in the neighborhood…
We are bringing our services closer to you. Our office is located in room #103 at the Teacherage, a beautiful, comfortable unique historical building located at 602 East Academy Street, in Fuquay-Varina.
There’s no reason for hesitation…
We know keeping the matter private is important for you or your child. At this time when all you should be concerned about is feeling and thinking better, we don’t want you bothered by a signage that can stir apprehension. Coming to Carolina Counseling Services - Fuquay-Varina, NC frees your mind from worrying about stigma or labels. Here, you will be welcomed by a homey ambiance that makes you feeling positive - calm, relaxed and reassured.
We make things easy for you…
Who wants to be bothered by referrals? Carolina Counseling Services - Fuquay-Varina, NC knows your hands are full, which is why we are ready to assist you process insurances particularly those covered by Tricare, Blue Cross Blue Shield, and Medicare If you have another insurance provider and you would like to make an appt, call us and we will be happy to discuss your options.
You will be in good hands…
Carolina Counseling Services, with 21 years of experience and offices in both Fayetteville and Southern Pines, has made a reputable name to trust. It is the same business that is offering you CCS- Fuquay-Varina, NC. Carolina Counseling Services has over 20 independently contracted licensed and experienced therapists in the Fayetteville and Southern Pines areas. In Fuquay, we currently are starting small and then expanding – all with caring, friendly independently contracted therapists who can help you rediscover a rewarding and more fulfilling life as an individual, couple or family.
To get information about our services or to make an appointment, please feel free to call us at 910-485-6336. You may also send us a text, or send us an email ✉ Verna@ccs.hush.com. Please note that if you text or email, our return message will always be by telephone to ensure security and your privacy.
It is proactive to find help when you or a family member is bothered by certain life events/perceptions/stressors. This is why it matters that you choose CCS- Fuquay-Varina, NC, where you will enjoy a relaxed setting and a licensed professional who is both friendly and helpful. In this environment, it is much easier to get issues and problems resolved so that you may move on to enjoy your life.
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Fuquay-Varina, NC Office Address and Information:
Map of Fuquay-Varina, NC address
- Carolina Counseling Services Fuquay-Varina, NC
- 602 E. Academy St. Suite 103
- Fuquay-Varina, NC 27526
- 602 E. Academy St. Suite 103
Confidential / Private Sessions
If you’re experiencing stressful life situations or going through an emotional crisis, you might be reluctant to seek counseling knowing your most private feelings would be shared with a stranger – the therapist. It is nearly impossible for a therapist to provide the necessary help if you’re unwilling to open up your innermost feelings due to lack of trust. For counseling to be successful, it must be built on trust..
Trust is the foundation of a counselor-client relationship. It is the first thing that any therapist will assure you from the very start of the counseling process in order to put your mind and body at ease. Maintaining confidentiality is an important ethical code and responsibility required by professional counseling organizations.
High Standards of Ethical Behaviors
The American Psychological Association has established the Ethical Principles of Psychologists and Code of Conduct which is strictly to be followed by its members. Another important instrument to guide counselors to practice their profession with the highest ethical standards is the Code of Ethics approved by the governing council of the American Counseling Association. Counselors are committed to abide by the principles outlined in these codes of ethical practices, including safeguarding information derived during therapy sessions. When you seek therapy, you can be assured that all the personal information you provide is guarded with the utmost confidentiality.
Counseling Shrouded with Confidentiality
Confidentiality is a sensitive issue for both therapists and clients. It means all personal, private and intimate information is held in confidence by your counselor and cannot be accessed without your authority.
With this assuring fact, you’re more inclined to reveal even the most intimate issues hidden in the deepest recess of your mind. The trust you feel for the counselor impels you to share whatever emotional issues bother you cognizant of the fact you’re protected by the code of confidentiality.
** Please note exceptions to this are by law, and is the same at any other counseling facility or practice in NC: If there is imminent harm to someone, or suspected child or elder abuse, these must be reported to appropriate authorities.
Privacy Matters at Carolina Counseling Services
Confidentiality can be expected from the every contracted therapist, counselor or Psychologist at Carolina Counseling Services. Every session is considered unique and privacy is an essential ingredient.
8 Signs You May Benefit from Counseling
When you are not feeling yourself and you have difficulty doing the things you enjoy, it can help to work with an unbiased professional who can help guide you through these difficult times.
Here are eight signs that you may benefit from counseling:
- 1. Experiencing very intense emotions. It is normal to experience grief, pain, anger, fear, etc. However, when feelings become unbearable, or too frequent, for what feels like too long or the emotions are hampering your day-to-day life, you may benefit from professional counseling.
- 2. A traumatic event is constantly in your thoughts. Again, it is normal to think about it and be affected by a traumatic event in your life. If you are struggling to bounce back it may be time to call.
- 3. You are bothered by unexplained physical symptoms. This may prompt you to see a doctor. If the doctor cannot find a medical cause for symptoms after running some tests, it is good to explore all angles; this may be a good time to consult with a therapist.
- 4. You find yourself abusing a substance. Your use could be causing problems in your life you may or may not be aware of. This may be a good time to engage in counseling.
- 5. You are not performing well at work or school. If your level of performance has gone down due to loss of interest, fatigue, or difficulty focusing, this is a great time to find out why. A therapist can help you find the source of these issues.
- 6. You feel sad and disconnected from those that you used to feel passionate about. If previous passions start to become lackluster, you could benefit from consulting with a professional to help you find out why. It could be a symptom of something more serious.
- 7. You have difficulty trusting and your relationships are troubled. You may need to resolve those past issues to find happiness and to prevent you from perpetuating those patterns in your own life.
- 8. You have changed in a negative way. If the people who truly care for you have already voiced a common concern or observation, it may be wise not to ignore them.
It is not only beneficial to consult a counselor when you are experiencing emotional turmoil. You may also want to see a therapist because you want to feel better, perform better and/or make your life better. If you want to explore barriers to self-esteem, to love yourself more, to be more successful at school/work, to be a better parent, or to make your good marriage great. There are professionals to help you attain your goals. If you want these things to change, there is nothing more enlightening than working with a therapist.
When you notice any of these eight signs feel free to call Carolina Counseling Services in Fuquay-Varina, NC. We have licensed independent contracted therapists to help you go through life when it is extra challenging. Call us to today.
11 Reasons Why you may want to Visit a Licensed Therapist before a Psychiatrist
People go through an exhaustive process of soul searching before they make up their minds to seek professional help for persistent emotional and psychological issues. It is a decision that takes courage, and people make it because they know it will help improve their lives. If you have made this decision, you have taken a courageous first step towards addressing the challenges in your life.
You probably see that the next thing on your table is finding the right professional who will help you, and you will probably ask yourself: Should I go to a licensed therapist or a psychiatrist? It is sometimes difficult to determine which professional you should see because in many ways, psychology and psychiatry are fields that overlap. Both fields are dedicated to mental and emotional well-being, and among other things, both are devoted to the study of the mind, emotions, and behavior.
There are many differences in the academic preparation of people who work in these two fields. Furthermore, there are many differences in the way therapists and psychiatrists conduct their interventions. In some cases, a therapist and a psychiatrist will work together or coordinate the management of a client’s treatment. Generally, however, seeing a therapist is the first step to take, and there are at least 12 reasons why this is a wise move.
- 1. Psychiatric treatment is a last rather than a first resort. Remember: Psychiatric treatment is usually medication only. A good number of cases can be handled with therapy minus the psychotropic medications that have to be prescribed by a psychiatrist. Therapy has often been proven as a sufficient intervention, and therapists tend to focus more on helping clients modify the behavior and lifestyle that lead to the emotional or mental issues the client is grappling with.
- 2. An assessment by a therapist will help ascertain the kind of assistance you need. One of the things that licensed therapists are trained to do is to determine the cause of a person’s symptoms. An evaluation by a therapist will show whether or not a client needs psychotropic medications. If these are needed, the therapist will refer the client to a psychiatrist, but if these are not necessary, there would be no need to go under the care of a psychiatrist.
- 3. A visit to a therapist is an uncomplicated and helpful first step. Visiting a therapist is a helpful first step to take, especially if you have a lot of concerns (children, marital conflict, adjustments to life changes, overwhelm) demanding your attention at the same time. A psychologist will help you sort out these concerns, which is what you need most when you try to get a handle of everything. A psychiatrist will focus on prescribing medication to resolve symptoms rather than help you come to an understanding of what you need and what you really want to do.
- 4. Therapists can give you more time. In most areas in the United States, there is a shortage of psychiatrists so that they are generally pressed for time and unable to spend more than 15 minutes with you. A good part of this time is used to discuss or follow up your medication.
- 5. Some psychiatrists actually require their clients to be referred by a therapist. Because of the shortage of people in this specific field, many psychiatrists prefer that their patients be referred to them by a licensed psychologist. A good number of psychiatrists welcome the idea of having patients who continue to work with therapists for issues or concerns that they have no time themselves to help their patients through.
- 6. The therapist is an added resource and “safety net” for psychiatric patients. Having a therapist in the picture means a psychiatric patient consistently has a licensed professional to provide assistance when the psychiatrist cannot provide the time for this. In fact, rather than provide this intervention themselves, most psychiatrists will refer their patients to a therapist if therapy is needed.
- 7. Therapists can help you improve your compliance with medications. A relationship of trust is built between a therapist and a patient, and most psychiatrists acknowledge this. Because of this, psychiatrists often draw on the support of therapists to help their patients adhere to their medications. Your therapist will help you understand your medication better and this will help you follow your prescription faithfully.
- 8. Counselors will help you arrive at an informed decision about your treatment options. Your therapist will not only make a professional assessment of your symptoms and discuss with you your treatment options. They will also help you see whether the signs and symptoms you manifest call for the use of psychotropic medications. They will help you evaluate the different treatment options open to you and refer you to a psychiatrist if this is necessary.
- 9. Your therapist will be able to refer you to a good psychiatrist. Therapists have good information about the psychiatrists available in your area. If your therapist sees you need medications that can only be prescribed by a psychiatrist, your therapist will refer you to a psychiatrist. In doing this, your therapist is able to choose a psychiatrist they believe that you can work with, and one who can best help you.
- 10. Therapists can help you achieve wellness without psychotropic drugs and the ensuing side effects. If you visit a therapist first, you will be able to explore options that do not include psychotropic drugs, some of which have undesirable side effects. If your concern is something that can be resolved without drugs, your therapist will help you find a way to do it.
- 11. Care under a therapist is the more economical option. Seeing a psychiatrist will cost you much, much more than seeing a therapist. On top of that, seeing a psychiatrist means paying even more for the psychotropic medications that will be prescribed. Psychiatrists charge approximately $250 for a 45 minute first appointment, and then $85 or so for succeeding follow-up sessions that last about 15 minutes or less. Therapists usually charge about $100 for an hour’s session. (Most insurance policies will cover all or a part of a -session whether this is with a therapist or a psychiatrist. It is best to check with your insurance what their policy is.)
If you feel that your life has been difficult lately and you are thinking about asking for professional help, make sure that you see a therapist first. If you are in North Carolina, you will surely get the help you need from one of the independently contracted therapists at Carolina Counseling Services in Fuquay-Varina, NC.
How Talking to a Counselor can Change Your Life
If your normal feelings can be described as sad, angry, confused, anxious, hopeless, guilty, or painful on most days, then you must be in anguish. Feeling bad most of the time makes for a miserable life. If you are wondering what you can do to feel good, why not release these emotions, resolve those unresolved issues? Talking is good, and talking to a counselor is even better.
Talking about your negative emotions, experiences, life events, issues and oppressive thoughts can be amazingly healing. But, while family and friends may be willing to listen, they may not be able to provide the kind of help you need for an emotional condition such as depression or anxiety. They probably will not be able to help you resolve your issues. They also may not be able to stay neutral if you wish to talk about concerns involving your spouse, parents, siblings, children, or friends.
If you want to feel better and change your life, talking to a counselor or a therapist is a valuable option.
You must have noticed how you can feel better after talking about troubling thoughts with a family or friend. Talking to a counselor or therapist works in the same way, only much better!
As well as a listening ear, they can help you sort out what needs to be sorted out. As a professional, your therapist will not only listen, but trace the roots of your emotional issues and help you make constructive changes in your life to resolve and overcome your concerns and difficulties. They can be a positive influence in your life, providing you with an alternative perspective and encouragement at a time when you need it most.
Therapy works because it goes beyond talking. It uses strategies that make you work toward the resolution of your issues. This means that talking during therapy is not focused only on your feelings and issues, but also on ways to help you overcome those things that are resulting in the overwhelming symptoms you are experiencing.
The Role of a Good Therapist
There is a world of difference between talking to a good therapist and just plain talking to any person (family or friend). Since they facilitate your therapy, they will ask you questions and guide you to get the most out of the therapy or counseling. An experienced therapist will know how to help you.
If you work with a therapist you trust, you find yourself feeling comfortable. This is important in order to share your innermost guarded thoughts and work toward successful resolution of issues.
With a good therapist you trust, you can:
- • Face your concerns bravely because you know someone supports you without any bias or expectations.
- • Understand the reasons you are reacting the way you do to some factors or stresses.
- • Define, set, and attain your wellness goals.
- • Create a steady, reliable routine that helps you adjust better despite some symptoms.
- • End negative and unhealthy perspectives and practices.
- • Accept your chronic medical condition and enjoy your life.
- • Understand and resolve the factors or experiences contributing to your fears, anxiety, or insecurities.
- • Better be prepared for those unforeseen stressful life events.
- • Recognize the triggers and stop symptoms that may send you into a downward spiral
- • Make sense and resolve the lingering issues of your unhappy life as a child or other past disturbing experiences.
- • Recognize your true self and separate it from the one created by your behavioral or emotional condition.
- • Repair and improve your relationships with the people you care about.
- • Create a plan you can use when a crisis arises that threatens to erode your progress.
The Medication-Free Approach with the Right Therapist
Taking a pill can be a tempting option to push away your issues and symptoms, but emotional conditions are often too complicated to be fixed by a drug. Talking to a therapist often frees you from the use of medications, which can add to your treatment cost (unless you are covered by insurance) and can cause side effects. In addition, there are things that medications cannot address, such as resolution of issues and how to define, set, and achieve your wellness and life goals.
Though talking can make past pain and fears resurface, it has long-term benefits, if you work with an experienced therapist independently contracted with Carolina Counseling Services (CCS) in Fuquay-Varina, NC. It is easy to form a good relationship with a CCS therapist or counselor because they are professional, proficient, and trustworthy. They can help you heal from your past trauma and pain and transform yourself and your life by being positive, whatever curveballs may come your way.
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If you are looking for qualified therapists/counselors to help you understand your thoughts and feelings for a calmer, happier and fulfilled life, Carolina Counseling Services can help you.
We have contracted experienced and licensed counselors/therapists who are able to help you find resolution to your issues/problems in a private, secure and homey ambiance. Whoever you are - couples, families, adults, adolescents and children, as well as Military Dependents and Retirees – you can count on us for help.
- 1. On Your First Visit to Carolina Counseling Services - Fuquay–Varina, NC
- 2. NO NEED FOR A DR OR INSURANCE REFERRAL. JUST CALL US AND SCHEDULE YOUR APPT! If you have of these insurances, just come with your Insurance card and ID: Blue Cross Blue Shield , Tricare (Military Dependent or Retiree), Medicare.
- 3. CONVENIENTLY LOCATED: Find us close to you at Fuquay-Varina, NC. Our Main Office in Fayetteville, NC was established in 1994. We have opened this office in Fuquay –Varina, for your convenience!
- 4. INSURANCES: Blue Cross Blue Shield, Medicare, and all Tricare (prime, extra and standard) Not listed? Call us!
- 5. CONFIDENTIALITY AND PRIVACY are our outmost concern. With Carolina Counseling Services – Fuquay-Varina, NC, your records are well-guarded and your rights are respected by abiding by the HIPAA laws and always using appropriately secure encrypted tools.
- 6. REQUESTING AN APPOINTMENT IS EASY. Call us (919) 762-3185 for your first appointment.
Three Child Issues That Parents Should Know About
Each child is unique. It can be difficult to tell if your little one needs counseling or is just behaving in an unusual but normal way. But, as a parent, you play a critical role in determining whether your child has a problem that merits professional attention. If you can recognize the signs of certain emotional conditions, you will know when to seek help.
In this day and age, help abounds, and as an empowered parent, you can always proactively seek professional help from a counselor or therapist. Being an empowered parent starts with knowledge.
Here are some facts to add to your knowledge about children’s emotional issues:
1. Pediatric or Children’s Depression
That’s right: a child can get depressed—not the usual transient feelings of sadness or bad moods. According to the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP), “as many as one in 20 children and adolescents is depressed.” The post Six Things to Know About Child Depression enumerates six important facts that you must keep in mind:
- • It's more common than you think.
- • Depression can run in the family.
- • It's often masked or mimicked by other problems.
- • Irritability can be a major clue.
- • Early diagnosis and treatment is key.
- • The treatments for childhood depression are more complex than for adults.
To be able to help your child, learn the usual depressive symptoms and red flags, which, according to WebMD, could include:
- • Irritability or anger
- • Continuous feelings of sadness and hopelessness
- • Social withdrawal
- • Increased sensitivity to rejection
- • Changes in appetite—either increased or decreased
- • Changes in sleep—sleeplessness or excessive sleep
- • Vocal outbursts or crying
- • Difficulty concentrating
- • Fatigue and low energy
- • Physical complaints (such as stomachaches, headaches) that don't respond to treatment
- • Reduced ability to function during events and activities at home or with friends, in school, at extracurricular activities, and in other hobbies or interests
- • Feelings of worthlessness or guilt
- • Impaired thinking or concentration
- • Thoughts of death or suicide
2. Children’s Anxiety
Anxiety and Depression of America says that “anxiety is a normal part of childhood, and every child goes through phases. A phase is temporary and usually harmless. But children who suffer from an anxiety disorder experience fear, nervousness, and shyness, and they start to avoid places and activities.” Anxiety is an intrinsic human response that serves a critical biological function when there is an apparent danger. The response is characterized by physical and psychological “fight or flight” manifestations, which may include racing heartbeat, labored breathing, dizziness, shaky or clammy hands and feet, and difficulty focusing. While these manifestations are helpful in situations of real danger, your child’s health and development can suffer when anxiety has developed into a disorder.
You can better help your child to live without anxiety when you understand their symptoms, such as irritability, frequent crying, being clingy, having bad dreams, and/or wetting the bed. NHS Choices lists the following symptoms that may appear in older children:
- • Lack the confidence to try new things or seem unable to face simple, everyday challenges
- • Find it hard to concentrate
- • Have problems with sleeping or eating
- • Are prone to angry outbursts
- • Have negative thoughts going round and round their head, or keep thinking that bad things are going to happen
- • Start avoiding everyday activities, such as seeing friends, going out in public, or attending school
3. Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder or ADHD
ADHD, according to the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), is a behavioral condition that is “marked by an ongoing pattern of inattention and/or hyperactivity-impulsivity that interferes with (the) functioning or development.” It is an important concern that affects about 10 percent of children. It can stand in the way of learning, which is why it is usually diagnosed when a child enters school, though it can affect them even at a younger age.
Children with ADHD are generally and noticeably inattentive, hyperactive, and impulsive. These behavioral characteristics can put them in frequent trouble and make their life (and parenting them) more challenging. While inattention, hyperactivity, and impulsivity are the key behaviors of ADHD, they are also common in normal children, especially when excited. Consult a therapist for diagnosis when you notice the symptoms or there are certain risk factors:
- • Genes
- • Cigarette smoking, alcohol use, or drug use during pregnancy
- • Exposure to environmental toxins during pregnancy
- • Exposure to environmental toxins, such as high levels of lead, at a young age
- • Low birth weight
- • Brain injuries
Empowering Parents: Points to Ponder
- • These conditions are real and more common than you may realize. It isn’t safe to assume that your child’s extended sadness is a normal emotion, or that their excessive fear, inattention, hyperactivity, or impulsivity will dissipate as they grow older. These behaviors may get worse if they are part of a condition and the child goes without treatment.
- • Emotional conditions can run in the family, but they may not be your child’s destiny. An example is depression. If you, your spouse, or both of you have been depressed, your children have a 25 percent (one depressed parent) to 75 percent (both parents are depressed) risk of experiencing a depressive episode. Despite the genetic predisposition, your child can still live a normal life in a healthy, nurturing environment with prompt diagnosis and treatment.
- • Your child’s symptoms aren’t always easy to recognize. The signs of these conditions can be mimicked or masked by other health concerns. For instance, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) can coexist with depression. An expert therapist can provide help in distinguishing the symptoms.
- • Prompt and proper diagnosis and treatment are critical. It is always to your child’s advantage to receive prompt and proper diagnosis and treatment. Taking the symptoms for granted may lead to the worsening of the condition or its symptoms. These days, there are many ways to professionally assess your child’s emotional health; start by consulting a good therapist.
The Good News
Most of these conditions respond well to treatment, even when they are more complicated. However, because children are often unable to express their feelings well, helping a child can be more difficult. A good child therapist independently contracted with Carolina Counseling Services in Fuquay-Varina, NC, can provide the help they need. CCS-contracted therapists/counselors will not withhold help from your child, even if it means referring them to a psychiatrist when the use of medication is warranted.
Remember that emotional health is key for your child’s development and successful achievements in life. Without the help they require to regain normal functioning, they can grow into adolescence and adulthood with the “baggage” of an emotional condition. Love and care are critical, but if your child is weighed down by depression, anxiety, ADHD, or other conditions, they also need outside, professional help from a therapist contracted with Carolina Counseling Services in Fuquay-Varina, NC.
Don’t hold back now—pick up that phone and call us for your child’s first appointment.
Our mission is to contract with licensed therapists/psychologists who are client centered/focused, who are caring, friendly and helpful and who are able and willing to help you resolve you/your family issues. We care about ensuring those who need assistance, get it from those who are best qualified to give it. It is our pleasure to assist you in finding the right fit.
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