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What to Expect on Your First visit to CCS at Fuquay-Varina, NC


What to Expect on Your First Visit to CCS – Fuquay-Varina, NC


The decision to finally address your emotional struggle is a good one. Carolina Counseling Services – Fuquay-Varina, NC staff and contracted therapists are ready to get you started on your journey to feeling better.


A Second Home Awaits

As you step inside our building, you don’t get the feeling you are there for a treatment or because you are not feeling well, or your child. It is clean, inviting and the fittings and fixtures around make you think of home where you can just sit back and unwind. The soft music in the background will help your mind relax. You will be engulfed by something familiar; a calmness and coziness much like your home. The privacy is tangible making it easy to trust your professional therapist.


Before Meeting Your Therapist

The waiting area is roomy, cozy and functional. Take a seat and relax a bit before attending to the basic paperwork you need to do before your first appointment. Find the clipboard left in the hallway, fill out a form and wait for your therapist while they finish a session with another client. Make sure you brought your insurance card and an ID card.


Meeting Your Therapist

Once your appointment time comes, your therapist will come and meet you. You will be invited into the private office; allow the therapist to copy your insurance and ID cards. At this time, you will pay any copays/deductibles/session fees to the therapist. (You will have already been informed of amount you will need to bring – if any- when you first made the appointment on the phone with the appt setter.) Your therapist will then give you a receipt.

Once this is completed, the session will begin. The first session is usually focused on understanding your symptoms, past history and current circumstances which contribute to your symptoms and a plan of what needs to be done to work towards resolution of the issue and elimination of the symptoms. During this time, you and your contracted Carolina Counseling Services – Fuquay-Varina, NC therapist will assess and decide if you are a good fit for each other. If for some reason, you are not, then the therapist will be happy to make a referral to a licensed therapist who is – whether that be another contracted Carolina Counseling Services – Fuquay-Varina, NC therapist or someone outside of CCS.


We want what is best for YOU

At Carolina Counseling Services, we believe that you will best make progress when you have a therapist that’s the right fit for you. Even after the session, you are free to decide whether to stick with the one assigned to handle your case, or make a request for the therapist to be changed. You can always call CCS number to make any request. Similarly, the therapist will also refer you to another professional practitioner within CCS if that therapist thinks another therapist can help you better based on the evaluation during your first session.

We will not hesitate to refer you to an outside therapist if your need is something that is not among our expertise. We do this because your health and interest are Carolina Counseling Services’ foremost concern. It is essential to us that you receive the kind of attention you need and deserve. Our mission is to make life a little better one client at a time.

With this introduction, we hope to assuage your worries a bit so you’ll find the courage to break free from your emotional burdens and troubled thoughts. We are eager to meet you and work with you! Don’t hesitate! Call now for an appointment!


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Confidential / Private Sessions

Carolina Counseling Services – Fuquay-Varina, NC contracts with Licensed professional counselors/therapists/psychologists that provide a friendly, relaxed atmosphere. Carolina Counseling Services – Fuquay-Varina, NC contracts with friendly, caring therapists who assist adult individuals, couples, families, and children with resolving issues and getting back to enjoying their lives. Whether you are non-military or military, it will always been a pleasure to work with you. CCS and the independently contracted therapists are able and happy to assist active duty dependents and retired military and their families.

Serving Areas: Carolina Counseling Services – Fuquay-Varina, NC

Counties: Wake County NC

Cities: 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, Apex NC

Zip Codes: 27501, 27502, 27523, 27526, 27529, 27539, 27540, 27592

We are located at:

Carolina Counseling Services - Fuquay-Varina, NC
602 E. Academy St. Ste. 103
Fuquay-Varina, NC 27526

(910) 624-6973

602 E. Academy St. Suite 102

Fuquay-Varina, NC 27526

How Do I Set Up my FIRST Appointment?

  • Call: (910) 624-6973 (Fastest way to schedule)
  • Text: (910) 308-3291 (Reply will be via phone)
  • Click here and use our Contact Form (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.
  • Established/Standing Appointments are made directly with your therapist!
  • Referrals: MOST beneficiaries do NOT need a Referral!

View the independently contracted, Caring, Licensed Therapists. Who is the Best Fit for you?

  • Kimberly Tran, PhD, HSP-P

    Specializes in: (Ages 18+) Individuals, Couples, anxiety, PTSD, trauma (adults who have experienced childhood physical, emotional and/or sexual abuse, Wounded Warrior) grief and loss, relationship issues, addiction, recovery, co-occuring substance abuse, couple/marital concerns, personality disorders, mood disorders.
    Insurance: BCBS, Tricare (to include Tricare Prime), Medicare and cash
    Location: Fuquay-Varina, NC

  • Laura Coyle, PhD, HSP-P

    Specializes in: (Ages 3+) Children, Adolescents, Couples, Individuals, Family, anxiety, persistent sadness and depression, mood swings, responses to trauma, grief, behavioral concerns, autism spectrum disorders, attention difficulties, excessive procrastination, challenges related to physical health concerns, relational conflicts, problematic alcohol or drug use, problematic eating patterns, communication difficulties, Affirmative and Multiculturally Competent Counseling, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.
    Insurance: BCBS, Tricare (to include Tricare Prime) Medicare and cash

    Credit Cards: Visa, Mastercard, Discover and American Express

    Location: Fuquay-Varina, NC

  • Teshia Utley-McKoy, MS, LPC

    Specializes in: (Ages 4+) Children, Adolescents, Individuals, Marriage and Couples counseling, Anxiety issues, Parent-child relational issues, Spirituality, Behavior Management, ADHD, ODD, PTSD Trauma, Self-Esteem, Depression, Grief and Loss, Adjustment and Transitional Issues, Coping Skills, Christian counseling.
    Insurance: BCBS, Tricare (to include Tricare Prime), HSA/FSA and cash

    Credit Cards: Visa, Mastercard, Discover and American Express

    Location: Fuquay-Varina, NC

  • Rachel Macko, LCSW

    Specializes in: (Ages 18+) Adults, Individuals, Anxiety, Panic Disorder, OCD, Depression, Mood Disorders, PTSD, Trauma, Acute Stress Disorder, Chronic Pain/Health Concerns, Grief and Loss, Adjustment/Transitional Issues, Coping issues, Sleep Issues, Communication issues. Mindfulness Training and EMDR are available.
    Insurance: BCBS, Medicare, Tricare Prime/Select, Cash, HSA and FSA accepted

    Credit Cards: Visa, Mastercard, Discover and American Express

    Location: Fuquay-Varina, NC
  • Sherry Horowitz, LCSW

    Specializes in: (Ages 10+) Children, Adolescents/Teens, Adults, Individuals, Couples, Families, Communication Skills, Mood Disorders, Adjustment Disorders, ADHD, Couples/Marriage Counseling, Grief and Loss, Parenting Issues, Panic Attacks, Issues Related to Military Families, Self-Esteem, Sleep Issues, Positive Behavior Modification, Eating Disorders, Anxiety or Fears, Depression, Self-esteem, Body Image Issues, Grief and loss, ADHD in girls and women
    Insurance: BCBS, Medicare, Tricare, HSA/FSA and cash

    Credit Cards: Visa, Mastercard, Discover and American Express

    Location: Fuquay-Varina, NC