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7 Reasons Why Seeing a Therapist is a Good Idea

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Life is seldom easy, and is usually filled with many challenges. There will be “ups” that you can enjoy with enthusiasm, and there will be “downs” that can help you become more resilient and a stronger person.

Unfortunately, some of the obstacles in your path can take their toll on you, so you may be left feeling distressed, anxious, angry, or frustrated. It is during these times that seeing a therapist makes good sense. In what ways can you benefit from therapy/counseling?

Counseling can help:

1. Identify and Resolve the underlying issues – An experienced therapist can assist you in delving into your life events and discover what could be causing you to feel the turmoil inside. Resolving your emotional issues can be much more difficult without an understanding of what’s causing you to feel or think the way you do.

2. Improve your self-esteem – Overcoming negativity in your life can be empowering. As you resolve your emotional issues, your self-esteem and confidence can be reinforced. You can then gain the momentum to bounce back and resume your life after a distressing event.

3. Enhance your relationships – Negative feelings, such as jealousy, guilt, grief, and anxiety, are unhealthy. They can stand in the way of maintaining satisfying relationships. Counseling can help sort out and resolve your feelings, allowing the opportunity to improve your relationships with the people around you - your spouse, siblings, friends, and colleagues.

4. Illuminate your other options – Emotional difficulties may confuse your objectivity and decision-making skills. However, therapy can be informative and enlightening. With the assistance of a skilled and objective therapist, you can learn to make better decisions on important matters in your life - health, career, relationships, etc.

5. Address negativity – Negative thoughts and emotions can have a powerful effect over your life. With counseling and therapy, you can improve your way of thinking and your attitude so that you become more optimistic and productive, this may allow you to better focus on attaining your goals.

6. Empower you with critical, life-changing skills and tools – More than overcoming adversity in your life, counseling can proactively empower you to stay on top of things in your life with the use of life-enhancing tools and skills. With these new skills, you can begin working on making things better.

7. Feel better – With all the benefits you gain from counseling/therapy, you can resolve your life issues, understand them, and stay optimistic and encouraged. The result is to feel better, even when life isn’t perfect.

If you think these benefits can improve your current situation and enrich your life – Call Carolina Counseling Services - Fuquay-Varina, NC (N. Main St) today, and be matched with independently contracted therapist!

Our Mission

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.

For further enquiries, comments or advices, kindly contact us in one of the 4 ways we described on each page of this website.

When you need an expert who can help...contact Carolina Counseling Services.

Evening and Weekend appointments: We have therapists available for appointments from 8am to 8pm Monday through Friday. Some independently contracted therapists have Saturday appointments available if requested.

Serving Areas: Carolina Counseling Services

Counties: Wake County NC

Areas: Fuquay-Varina NC, Holly Springs NC, Angier NC, Duncan NC, Chalybeate Springs NC, Feltonville NC, Garner NC, Kennebec NC, Willow Springs NC, Cokesbury NC, Holland NC, Wilbon NC

How Do I Set Up my FIRST Appointment?

  • Call: (919) 762-3185  (Fastest way to schedule)
  • Text: (910) 308-3291  (Reply will be via phone)
  • Email: NewClient@CCS.Hush.com (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.
  • Evening and Saturday Appointments Available. Call Now!
  • Established/Standing Appointments are made directly with your therapist!
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Carolina Counseling Services - Fuquay-Varina, NC N. Main St. Office
1517 N. Main Street
Fuquay-Varina, NC 27526



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    Management at: ccsmgmt@ccs.hush.com

    If you need to speak specifically to the owner, please contact her directly at: Verna@ccs.hush.com


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Do You Think You Have Depression? How Counseling Can Help

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Feeling sad is an emotion that may come and go like the rising and ebbing of the tide – it is a natural emotion that is experienced by all humans. When your sadness seems to be dominating your thoughts or becoming the center of your life, it is not something you should ignore or take lightly. Pay attention, because sadness can be a symptom of depression.

Basic Facts to Know About Depression

  • Hallmark Symptom: Sadness, as a symptom of depression, may not just be a passing feeling, it can persist and be overwhelming. Sadness is the emotion most associated with depression, making it the hallmark symptom.
  • Other Symptoms: Aside from sadness, some people with depression may experience lethargy or weakness. You may lose interest in the things, activities or people that used to give you pleasure. Also, your sleeping and/or eating patterns can change with depression. It can affect your functioning, so you may not be able to accomplish your usual, everyday tasks. Focusing may become difficult, and making decisions and remembering can become an effort. Other possible symptoms of depression are feelings of negativity, worthlessness, hopelessness, helplessness, and guilt.
  • Recognizing Symptoms: The symptoms are non-specific and your symptoms may not necessarily be the same as the other depressed people you know. Sometimes, the symptoms may have different presentations, such as anger/constant irritability or even physical pains. If you are emotionally down, you may experience several of these symptoms; but, if these are persistent and intense, it is best to seek professional help for proper assessment, diagnosis and treatment of the symptoms.
  • Forms: Depression has several forms; postpartum blues, dysthymia, seasonal affective disorder (SAD), and psychotic depression. It is also a phase people with bipolar disorder can display. For a person to be diagnosed with depression, the symptoms should be exhibited for two weeks or longer.
  • Triggers: Nobody is “immune” from depression, but some people are more vulnerable. Though, depression is not rare, people with a genetic predisposition or those who have depression in their family can be more at risk. Also, people who are introverted or have experienced unsettling life events may be vulnerable to depression.

Seeking Positive Help

Excessive sadness can be overwhelming, and you may feel miserable to the point of feeling hopeless and helpless. It would be a mistake to underestimate your “sadness,” because if it is a symptom of depression it can get worse without treatment. The symptoms of depression can be treated, so that you can restore your functioning and live a healthy life. To identify and resolve the challenges of depression, seek help from an experienced therapist independently contracted with Carolina Counseling Services - Fuquay-Varina, NC (North Main St). Call, text, or email today to make an appointment!

Child Counseling: The Journey Towards Emotional Wellness

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Children are not equipped to interpret stimuli the same way as adults. They can be emotionally weighed down by saddening or tragic events, such as the loss of a family member or pet, a serious illness in the family, bullying at school, or the separation of their parents. If your child is affected by an emotional condition, they can experience harmful symptoms that may impact their functioning and their ability to interact with others.

When your child’s behavior changes, applying the usual parenting strategies, such as discipline or tolerance, may not be effective. To help your child handle their emotional concerns, recognize and work on their strengths, and develop social skills, child counseling can help.

What a Child’s Behavioral Changes May Mean

All children can exhibit poor behavior from time to time. Your child may have outbursts, break rules, and disobey instructions. They may disrupt classroom activities and clash with other children. These behaviors or responses do not necessarily mean they are troubled children. However, if their tantrums, defiance, and disobedience are intense, frequent, and without a justifiable cause, there could be a behavioral issue. This is the time when a child counselor can help.

Child counseling is a viable option that you can explore to understand your child’s challenges and their unusual reactions and behaviors. Counseling can fortify your efforts and concerns in alleviating your child’s difficulties and challenges.

Child Counseling: How It Works

Child counseling is a sensible strategy to help your child ease their symptoms of depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, oppositional defiant disorder (ODD), attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), adjustment disorder, or other emotional conditions. Counseling can help your child understand their emotions, such as grief, low self-esteem, or anger after an unsettling event in their life. Then, they can learn to express themselves in healthier ways.

Child counseling can get to the root of underlying issues that are triggering your child’s unusual behaviors - bedwetting, insomnia, eating disorders, or loss of interest in people and activities they used to enjoy. It can also empower you, so you can create a positive and supportive environment for your child.

Where Help Awaits

Childhood could be your child’s potential source of inspiration later in life. If you want to guide them towards emotional wellness and have questions about your parenting techniques, then let a caring and experienced child counselor independently contracted with Carolina Counseling Services - Fuquay-Varina, NC (N. Main St), assist you. Call CCS now for your first appointment.

View the Independently Contracted, Caring, Friendly Licensed Therapists.

  • Julie Stoneham, MSW, LCSW, LCAS-A

    Specializes in: (Ages 5+) Children, Teens, Individuals, Couples, Depression, Anxiety, Self-esteem , Grief and Loss, Communication Difficulties, Attention Deficit, Oppositional Defiance, Anger Problems, Post Traumatic Stress , Trauma Recovery, Dissociation , Bipolar Disorder, Coping with Medical Concerns, Self-harming Behavior, Substance use, Parenting Concerns, Relationship Issues, Life Transitions, Spirituality, Christian Counseling
    Insurance: BCBS, Tricare, Medicare, NCHC, cash, HRA and FSA accepted

    Credit Cards: Visa, Mastercard, Discover and American Express

    Location: Fuquay-Varina, NC
  • Diane M. McKnight, MA, MSW, LMSW, LCSW, ATR

    Specializes in: (Ages 4+) Children, Teens, Adults, Couples, Trauma/PTSD, Adult Survivors of Abuse, Grief and Loss, LGBTQ Issues, Anxiety, Depression, Couples/Relationship Issues, Marriage Therapy, Major Life Transitions/Adjustments, Spirituality Issues
    Insurance: BCBS, Tricare, Medicare, and cash

    Credit Cards: Visa, Mastercard, Discover and American Express

    Location: Fuquay-Varina, NC
  • Shanna N. Reyes, MS, LPC, LCASA

    Specializes in: (Ages 4+) Children, Adolescents, Adults, Couples and Families, Immigrants/Refugees/Disaster Survivors, PTSD, Trauma, Grief and Loss, Self-Esteem issues, Coping skills, Behavioral Modification, Parenting interventions, Anxiety, Depression, Adjustment issues, Bipolar and other Mood Disorders, LGBTQIA, Substance abuse​
    Insurance: BCBS and cash
    Location: Fuquay-Varina, NC

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Marriage Counseling: On the Way to a Lasting, Fulfilling Marriage

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Marriage is still considered one of the most natural steps that couples take, despite the possibility of conflicts that may result in divorce. Couples face enormous challenges today, though, marriage is still a cherished institution, despite conflicts and divorces. Marital counseling can be the one element that can strengthen your bond through the rest of your life.

The Foundation of a Marriage

Love is probably the most romantic reason for two people to get married and spend the rest of their lives together. Love can sustain a relationship, but only for a while or at least until a major disagreement interrupt the elements that are critical for an enduring marriage – respect, trust and integrity.

Love is usually the cornerstone of a marriage, but it needs reinforcing because it can be weakened by issues that arise. Love can slowly dissolve when conflicts escalate and turn into anger, frustration, distrust and disrespect. All of these can become major issues, particularly when they cannot be resolved by your failing communication. This is when non-judgmental and unbiased marriage counseling can help.

Marriage Counseling Works

Marriage counseling is a proactive strategy that works best by sorting out and resolving your emerging concerns long before they become harmful. It provides couples a neutral venue and the opportunity to talk about their concerns without the usual pressures that they are dealing with at home.

Counseling works on strengthening the marriage by reinforcing the individuals in a marriage, so that they can become committed and resilient on their own. This means that it isn’t only for troubled couples, but for all marriages who want to achieve a happy and enduring union. It is also for couples who believe there is no shame in seeking help to fortify their relationship.

The Secret to a Lifelong Marriage

It isn’t easy to live with somebody who brings into a marriage their individual standards, philosophies, and beliefs, but it is a possibility. Differences can breed conflicts, and conflicts can breed anger, frustration, and negativity. Yet, differences can also foster understanding and love, and allow you to respect and accept opposite cultures and views.

A marriage counselor independently contracted with Carolina Counseling Services - Fuquay-Varina, NC (North Main St), can help you find common ground among your differences. Be proactive in your marriage and call CCS- FV now to make an appointment.

Improving the Quality of Your life with Individual Counseling

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Life isn’t a hundred percent perfect all the time. Almost always, challenges arise affecting some aspects of your life, particularly in today’s confusing and complex world. They may only be minor issues that prevent you from being productive for the day, however, they may be major concerns that can overwhelm you and have a lifelong impact.

Though these issues cannot always be avoided, you do have options. Individual counseling can help you to stay strong in the face of challenges, learn lessons from bad experiences, and move forward with optimism and faith in yourself.

Understanding Individual Counseling

According to Good Therapy, individual counseling “is a collaborative process between therapist and client that aims to facilitate change and improve quality of life.” Counseling can assist you in facing and resolving difficulties that may be weakening your emotional wellbeing, while improving your positive traits, such as self-esteem, confidence, courage, kindness, and inner peace. Thus, it can allow for self-improvement and self-growth in a proactive manner.

Individual counseling can help you see your concerns in a different light, so you can sort through and resolve them. It can be a way of treating the lingering symptoms affecting your functioning. You may not realize it, but it could also help you with normal developmental issues, so you can address them before they affect your happiness and quality of life.

Individual counseling can be varied or utilize different tools, depending on the nature of your concerns. It can be focused on a decision that has an immediate bearing on your health, career, or relationship. It can be a healing approach for excessive grief, guilt, low self-esteem, sadness, anxiety, trauma, etc. This is possible because of the trust and the bond established between you and your counselor/therapist.

Individual Counseling That Works

During counseling, you can talk about your concerns and you can set goals with him/her. If you are experiencing emotional turmoil, you can explore your options. If you are suffering from the symptoms of an emotional or behavioral condition, the counselor can assess them for proper diagnosis and treatment. With the help of a trustworthy CCS counselor, you can address your personal challenges, resolve your issues, and start to achieve emotional wellness.

If you feel you are in a situation where your emotions seem to be taking over your life, don’t let yourself begin to feel helpless. You can improve the quality of your life with the help of an independent counselor contracted with Carolina Counseling Services - Fuquay-Varina, NC (N. Main St). Call, text, or email today to make an appointment!