Mental health therapy raleigh nc

Is it hard just to make it through each day? Like everything is a struggle, and you’re not sure how much longer you can keep pretending it’s all fine? You don’t have the lust for life that you used to, and everything feels a bit “blah”. You can’t talk about it with your family or friends without worrying them or being dismissed. You’re noticing these things are negatively impacting your life, relationships, or performance at work. You feel unhappy, angry, or disconnected to people in your life and the world around you. Maybe you know what changes you want to see, but you don’t even know where to start. It all feels so daunting.

The Adult Mental Health Services team works to provide regulatory and program oversight and review, consultation to mental health/developmental disabilities/substance abuse services managed care organizations, providers of services and stakeholders. Our work involves assisting with technical and administrative issues affecting program development, using rules and regulations governing licensure and policy analysis, program standards, and implementation of new initiatives.

We perform reviews of programs and make recommendations for improvements and modifications as necessary. The team is responsible for program assessment functions, including gathering and analyzing data in support of a specific program and monitoring compliance with state and federal regulations.

We coordinate functions with other state agencies, providers of services, and stakeholders, including various commissions, advisory councils and planning groups to obtain and provide information as necessary, and to enhance the provision of services within the state.

The Adult Mental Health Team oversees:

ACT Teams include psychiatrists, nurses, social workers, substance abuse specialists, vocational specialists, certified peer support specialists, and other specialists who help adult individuals with severe and persistent mental illness (SPMI) live in their homes instead of institutions. They provide an array of community-based services, from delivering daily medications to helping individuals find and maintain safe and affordable housing. ACT is available 24/7. ACT is the most intensive available in the community. To find out if you qualify for this service, contact your LME-MCO.

Community Support Team

CST services consist of community-based mental health and substance abuse rehabilitation services and necessary supports provided through a team approach to assist adults in achieving rehabilitative and recovery goals. It is intended for individuals with mental illness, substance abuse disorders, or both who have complex and extensive treatment needs. CST is designed to reduce presenting psychiatric or substance abuse symptoms and promote symptom stability, restore the individual’s community living and interpersonal skills, provide first responder intervention and deescalate the current crisis, and ensure linkage to community services and resources. CST is available 24/7.

Critical Time Intervention (CTI) is a time-limited evidence-based practice that mobilizes support for society’s most vulnerable individuals during periods of transition. It is person-centered, recovery oriented and facilitates community integration and continuity of care by ensuring that a person has enduring ties to their community and support systems during these critical periods.

Individual Placement and Supports/Supported Employment

IPS/SE is an evidence-based practice that helps people with severe illness work at regular jobs of their choosing. It is a person-centered, behavioral health service with a focus on employment, that provides assistance in choosing, acquiring, and maintaining competitive paid employment in the community for individuals 16 years and older for whom employment has not been achieved or employment has been interrupted or has been intermittent.

Integrated Dual Disorder Treatment

The Integrated Dual Disorder Treatment (IDDT) model is an evidence-based practice that improves the quality of life for people with co-occurring severe mental illness and substance use disorders by combining substance abuse services with mental health services. It helps people address both disorders at the same time—in the same service organization by the same team of treatment providers.

The North Carolina Crisis Solutions Initiative focuses on identifying and implementing the best known strategies for crisis care while reducing avoidable visits to emergency departments and involvement with the criminal justice system for individuals in behavioral health crises. Crisis services or emergency services are available in North Carolina for adults experiencing issues with mental health, substance abuse, and intellectual/development disabilities. There are a variety of crisis services available throughout North Carolina, including Facility Based Crisis Programs (FBC), Mobile Crisis Management (MCM) and Behavioral Health Urgent Care (BHUC).

TMS is a service provided to individuals participating in the Transition to Community Living Initiative (TCLI), and was formerly called Tenancy Support Team (TST).  TMS focuses on increasing the individual’s ability to live as independently as possible, managing the illness, and reestablishing his or her community roles related to the following life domains: emotional, social, safety, housing, medical and health, educational, vocational and legal.

To access mental health, substance use, or IDD services in your county, please contact your LME/MCO.

If you have a complaint or grievance regarding services you have received,
or barriers to needed mental health, substance use, or IDD services, please contact our Customer Service and Consumer Empowerment Team.

Think about your health care needs. What professionals support your overall well-being? Many people see a primary care physician when they are ill or for preventative health care needs. Many also see specialized doctors—endocrinologists, oncologists, OB/GYNs, cardiologists, and more.

Many people lean on these professionals to keep their body fit and fueled. Not long ago, most people’s list would have stopped here, but these days, more and more people are including a life coach, therapist, or counselor on this list. These mental health professionals are supporting people’s overall well-being through caring for their minds and emotions.

The providers at Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Raleigh agree: physical health is important and so is mental health. People are whole—in their mind and body. Physical health affects mental health. Mental health affects physical health. They both matter. Unfortunately, mental health has not always received its due.

Social stigmas have labeled counseling and therapy as “weak,” but the reality is that just as everyone will likely face physical health problems, they will also likely face mental health problems at some point. There is no shame in reaching out for help from a mental health professional, just as there is no shame in going to see a doctor.

At Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Raleigh, it is our privilege to stand with our clients as they fight for their mental health. Our therapists, counselors, psychologists, psychiatrists, and life coaches are often able to provide support and guidance that bring symptom relief, professional advancement, and personal growth. And they can do so in in-person counseling or online counseling—it’s whatever works best for you.

Mental Health and Life’s Challenges

What are the two guarantees in life? Yes, death and taxes. Let’s add a third: life is a rollercoaster. Everyone has ups. Everyone has downs. Life is full of joys and challenges, opportunities and setbacks. How people respond, however, is not a guarantee.

Think about these situations. What difference could guidance and support make for responding to these challenges and opportunities?

  • Your job is a fantastic fit. It’s just right for your experience and skills. You are well-liked and doing well. But will it be a good fit in three years? If you were to make a change, what would it be? A new career? Moving up the ladder?
  • You and your family just relocated, and your teens are not adjusting well. They are sweet kids, but it has been a rough six months since they found out they were moving. You have done what you know to be supportive, but you are out of ideas.
  • You recognize this habit is trouble. You want to stop. You have tried to stop. What started as occasional use has become daily use, and every time you take two steps forward, you take one step back.
  • You are the luckiest. Everything is going really well with you and your partner. You moved in together a while ago, and you are head over heels. You have been talking about the possibility of marriage. What’s the right next step to keep growing as a couple?
  • Life has changed on a dime. Your dearest friend, your confidant, your other half was here one day and not the next. Grief is overwhelming. It hurts to breathe. How could life ever be normal again?

Can you resonate with any of these situations? Most can in some way, shape, or form. Perhaps the details differ, but the feelings are the same. When life presents an opportunity or a challenge, many people invite mental health professionals to help them navigate the emotions and the relational dynamics of their given situation.

Family therapists, psychotherapists, psychiatrists, social workers, clinical psychologists, and counselors can often help people process their feelings, stay focused upon what matters, and find the mental health care options they need.

The Benefits of Psychiatry Counseling

If you’re dealing with anxiety, depression, or another mental health issue, there is likely a physical and mental component to what you’re experiencing. As medical doctors, psychiatrists can conduct a comprehensive evaluation of your symptoms and determine an appropriate course of action.

Depending on your situation, you may benefit from medication, counseling services, psychotherapy, or a multifaceted approach. Psychiatrists are also equipped to administer exposure therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), and various other forms of therapy.

If you’re struggling with mental health issues, contact Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Raleigh today to get access to expert psychiatry counseling via online therapy.

Appointments at

Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Raleigh

Are you considering making an appointment for counseling or therapy? Consider reaching out to Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Raleigh. When new clients call our office, here is what they can expect…

  1. Our Scheduling Specialist will answer your call and help you find an appointment time that works for you.
  2. You may have your first appointment within 24 hours of your call. New clients often meet with their coach, therapist, psychiatrist, or counselor the following day.
  3. Evening and weekend sessions are offered.
  4. Many insurance plans are accepted.
  5. We do not have a waitlist, but we prefer to have our clients receive the guidance they need when they need it.

Contact Thriveworks today for your first in-person or online counseling appointment today.

Where Is

Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Raleigh


Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Raleigh is located just off Six Forks Rd, on the east side of the street. We currently share a building with the Law Offices of Jeffrey G. Marsocci, PLLC, and The Plain English Attorney. There’s parking available on all sides of the building.

If you have trouble finding our office or have any questions about how to get here, please don’t hesitate to reach out!

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