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500,000 people sought help at Thriveworks in the last year

Discover how starting therapy for black men & women therapy can support your own journey toward a happier, more fulfilling life.

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ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS

Aetna, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina | BCBS, Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card), +22 more
Anger, Behavioral Issues, Coping Skills, Stress, ADHD, +3 more

ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS

Aetna, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina | BCBS, Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card), +21 more
Self Esteem, Stress, Women’s Issues, ADHD, Bipolar Disorder, +5 more

As a therapist, I want to meet you where you are at and walk alongside you to where you want to be.

ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS

Carelon, Caresource, Carolina Behavioral Health Alliance (CBHA), +9 more
Anger, Behavioral Issues, Coping Skills, Self Esteem, Stress, +8 more

I intend to create a safe and supportive space for you.

ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS

Aetna, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina | BCBS, Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card), +20 more
Military / Veteran, Anger, Coping Skills, Self Esteem, Stress, +8 more

I am a Licensed Social Worker who primarily sees older adolescents and adults.

ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS

Aetna, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina | BCBS, Carelon, +19 more
Coping Skills, Infidelity, Men’s Issues, Self Esteem, Sex Therapy, +8 more

My goal as a culturally aware Black woman is to bring awareness to the power of our mental health within our community, build mental wellness, and all... My goal as a culturally aware Black woman is to bring awareness to the power of our mental health within our community, build mental wellness, and allow my community to see more therapists who look like them, like myself. Read more

Starting Therapy for Black men & women

What is Therapy for Black men and women?

Therapy for the treatment of Black men and women is a person-centered, individualized type of psychotherapeutic care that takes into account the emotional and mental impact of being a black person of color in today’s society. Thriveworks Cary therapists use traditional therapy techniques implemented through an anti-racist lens, addressing issues like racism, colorism, toxic masculinity/misogyny, and others. This type of therapy is meant to create a safe space for black individuals to express their emotions and alleviate their stress in an environment that caters to their unique experiences.

How does Therapy for Black men and women work?

Therapy for Black men and women is much like standard psychotherapy in that Thriveworks Cary therapists will use a variety of approaches depending on each client’s needs. However, it will also heavily incorporate person-centered therapy, which means that every client’s individual experiences, goals, and needs will be at the forefront of treatment.

Is Therapy for Black men and women conducted in person or online?

Therapy for Black men and women at Thriveworks is conducted both in person and online by video. We encourage you to choose the option that works best for you.

How long does Therapy for Black men and women last?

Therapy for Black women and men will last as long as necessary to achieve the client’s therapeutic goals, whether that be a few months or years. Generally, though, true progress will often take at least five months. Thriveworks therapists in Cary, NC will continue to provide care for as long as necessary to help clients meet their therapeutic needs.

Need more help deciding?

A number of barriers can hold people back from seeking mental health care, and unfortunately, some people have more roadblocks than others when they reach out for help. Psychiatrist, Dr. William Lawson gave an example of just two of the many barriers that African Americans often face when they seek out mental health care: access and quality of care. In a NPR interview, Dr. Lawson explained, “Dr. Satcher in his surgeon general’s report noted that there was less accessibility of mental health services for people of color for a variety of reasons. Part of it is that many of the systems simply aren’t located in proximity to where people of color are.”

Dr. Lawson went on to tell a story from medical school when he was taught that African Americans cannot develop depression—a gross falsehood. “Part of it is that many professionals simply don’t know how to diagnose properly African-Americans,” Dr. Lawson said. These barriers have had terrible consequences as a 2010 study showed that Caucasians receive mental health care at twice the rate as African Americans even though they suffer from mental illness at the same rate. Many African Americans and mental health professionals are working to remove the barriers that keep people from receiving the therapy they deserve. More and more, African Americans have access to quality mental health care.

The therapists at Thriveworks Counseling in Cary offer quality mental health care that accounts for the unique needs of our African American clients. Our professionals do not want anything to keep anyone from receiving the care they deserve.

Therapy and Trust

In high school, Jinneh’s mother passed away, and she sunk into a depression. A therapist prescribed her medication for the illness, but her family and friends did not trust that the therapist was giving Jinneh the best care. Jinneh did not fill the prescription, and she stopped therapy. Several years later, Jinneh was still fighting depression when her roommate suggested she try treatment again. Jinneh’s depression healed with therapy and medication, and now, Jinneh works full time, educating others about mental illness and mental health care. Jinneh’s story is told in The Washington Post’s article, “Therapists say African Americans are increasingly seeking help for mental illness.” Many others are experiencing what Jinneh went through—feeling distrust toward mental health professionals but also needing care. Trust is an important part of the therapeutic relationship.

Therapists must work to build trust with their clients. Trust is the foundation of a therapeutic relationship, and at our office, we hope to build up trust before a client even steps into their therapist’s offices. We believe in being transparent about the therapy we offer and in equipping our clients with accurate information about what they can anticipate from seeking mental health care at our office.

Our mental health professionals give each client individualized care. Every person has their own strengths and weaknesses, experiences and stories, hopes and dreams, traumas and triumphs. Our mental health professionals do not see a diagnosis but a person. Each client is unique and deserves unique care. Mental health care is a very personal experience, and clients often set the pace of care. Therapists are guide, but they are not dictators. Clients need to feel safe, and as their trust in their therapist grows, they can delve deeper and deeper into emotional and psychological wounds. They can thus delve deeper and deeper into emotional and psychological healing.

Our mental health professionals also give each client holistic care. People are whole beings and their whole lives matter—including their race, culture, and ethnicity. Some mental health care professionals advocate for a “colorblind” approach that minimizes a client’s race. At Thriveworks Cary Counseling, we advocate for an approach that emphasizes understanding and empathy. As African American clients feel comfortable in therapy, they often work through issues such as …

  • Discrimination
  • Racial trauma
  • Anxiety
  • Career advancement
  • Grief counseling
  • Divorce
  • Sexual identity issues
  • Child therapy
  • Obsessive-compulsive tendencies
  • Depression
  • Anger management
  • Executive coaching
  • Substance use
  • Eating disorders
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder
  • Suspected abuse of a child
  • Infidelity
  • Addiction
  • Job loss
  • Psychiatric testing
  • Couples and marriage counseling

Our mental health professionals value a client’s community support. Therapists have not always worked well with their client’s communities, but at Thriveworks Counseling in Cary, we understand that a client’s family can play a role that a counselor cannot. Similarly, a faith leader can support a client in a way that friends and family member cannot. Therapists can give care that faith leaders cannot. Each piece of a client’s life is important for their mental health, and each plays an important role.

Scheduling an Appointment for Counseling at Thriveworks Cary, NC

If you are considering mental health care, consider reaching out to our office. Our therapists have appointments available. We offer quality mental health care that is culturally sensitive to our clients’ context. When you contact our office, know that…

  1. A scheduling specialist will answer your call and help you make an appointment. We do not have voicemail or an automated response system, but we do have real people who help our clients.
  2. New clients often have their first appointment the day following their first call. If you are ready to start therapy, we are ready to start too.
  3. Life is busy, so we offer evening and weekend sessions.
  4. You will never be put on a waitlist because we do not have one.
  5. We accept a variety of insurance plans.

Call us today.

Pricing & insurance

Our therapists accept most major insurances. We cover 180 million Americans – and offer self-pay options, too.
Learn more about pricing for therapy and counseling services at Thriveworks.

Our Cary therapists and counselors accept 25 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina | BCBS

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card)

  • Carelon

  • Caresource

  • Carolina Behavioral Health Alliance (CBHA)

  • Cigna | Evernorth

  • Cigna | Evernorth EAP

  • Cigna | Evernorth Medicare Advantage

  • Compsych

  • First Health Network

  • Humana Exchange

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Self-pay costs at Cary
Talk therapy

Talk therapy

Includes individual, couples, child/ teen, & family therapy

First session

$1

Ongoing sessions

$1

Talk therapy

Psychiatry

Includes reducing symptoms with medication & management

First session

$1

Ongoing sessions

$1

Hear from our clients

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★★★★★
I highly recommend Dr. Deborah Bell if you need an empathetic and experienced therapist for trauma and/or bereavement issues.
Read more I highly recommend Dr. Deborah Bell if you need an empathetic and experienced therapist for trauma and/or bereavement issues.
Jeanne Jan 2024
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★★★★★
My husband and I saw Dr. Bell for marital counseling. She helped us work through things that I thought were impossible! Her style and methods of communicating helped us to examine ourselves and reestablish our relationship. Truly a God-send!
Read more My husband and I saw Dr. Bell for marital counseling. She helped us work through things that I thought were impossible! Her style and methods of communicating helped us to examine ourselves and reestablish our relationship. Truly a God-send!
Cary Mar 2022
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★★★★★
I have worked with Brittney Peiffer and cannot recommend her enough! She is attentive and and knowledgable, and genuinely cares for people and their well-being. She is able to provide guidance without judgement - and she has a special talent for building rapport with her clients. I would recommend Brittney to family and friends without hesitation.  She is an incredible asset to the Thriveworks Team!
Read more I have worked with Brittney Peiffer and cannot recommend her enough! She is attentive and and knowledgable, and genuinely cares for people and their well-being. She is able to provide guidance without judgement - and she has a special talent for building rapport with her clients. I would recommend Brittney to family and friends without hesitation.  She is an incredible asset to the Thriveworks Team!
Cary Mar 2021
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★★★★★
Nicole Kilpatrick is a veryy warm straight fowarded person who has a heart to help others. She is very passionate about the services she provides. She is warm, friendly, private and loyalty is outstanding. She is a giver in many ways and it comes from her heart.
Read more Nicole Kilpatrick is a veryy warm straight fowarded person who has a heart to help others. She is very passionate about the services she provides. She is warm, friendly, private and loyalty is outstanding. She is a giver in many ways and it comes from her heart.
Cary Jan 2021
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★★★★★
Nicole Kilpatrick is amazing! She actually listens to what you say and helps YOU figure out what steps need to be taken. A good counselor does not judge or makes you feel less than....this is Nicole
Read more Nicole Kilpatrick is amazing! She actually listens to what you say and helps YOU figure out what steps need to be taken. A good counselor does not judge or makes you feel less than....this is Nicole
Cary Jan 2021
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★★★★★
Nicole Kilpatrick is a phenomenal therapist that is all about making sure her clients needs are met. She is very personable, professional and just a great listener. She wants to know you as a "whole" person and challenges you to be your best person. She is all about staying motivated while moving through the healing process. Anyone can benefit from her expertise and her stellar tips and strategies!!! She is so intuitive and knowledgeable. I give her the highest rating!!
Read more Nicole Kilpatrick is a phenomenal therapist that is all about making sure her clients needs are met. She is very personable, professional and just a great listener. She wants to know you as a "whole" person and challenges you to be your best person. She is all about staying motivated while moving through the healing process. Anyone can benefit from her expertise and her stellar tips and strategies!!! She is so intuitive and knowledgeable. I give her the highest rating!!
Cary Jan 2021
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★★★★★
My family has had the pleasure of working with Nicole at this company. She is a great therapist and easy to talk to to. She was attentive to our needs and helped us to work through our issues during a very difficult time. Nicole is friendly and experienced in her treatment modalities. We would definitely continue to see her and recommend her to families that are experiencing hardships and need someone to provide support and assurance.
Read more My family has had the pleasure of working with Nicole at this company. She is a great therapist and easy to talk to to. She was attentive to our needs and helped us to work through our issues during a very difficult time. Nicole is friendly and experienced in her treatment modalities. We would definitely continue to see her and recommend her to families that are experiencing hardships and need someone to provide support and assurance.
Cary Nov 2020
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★★★★★
I highly recommend V. Nicole. She is so compassionate, easy to talk to, and has very practical information to provide about how to manage the stress of life. I highly recommend!
Read more I highly recommend V. Nicole. She is so compassionate, easy to talk to, and has very practical information to provide about how to manage the stress of life. I highly recommend!
Cary Nov 2020
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Where to find us

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Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry is located off of SW Maynard Rd, near the intersection of Maynard and Kildaire Farm Rd and just north of Big Lots. We're next to Pit Stop Express Lube & Inspection, Vapor Max, and Village Cleaners, and across the street from May Laundromat and La Michoacana Bakery. The closest bus stop is Kildaire Farm Rd at SE Maynard Rd.

Phone number

(919) 822-8286

Languages spoken by NC providers

  • ASL
  • English
  • Spanish
Saturday 8:00am - 9:00pm
Sunday 8:00am - 9:00pm
Monday 8:00am - 9:00pm
Tuesday 8:00am - 9:00pm
Wednesday 8:00am - 9:00pm
Thursday 8:00am - 9:00pm
Friday 8:00am - 9:00pm

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Saturday 7:00am - 6:00pm
Sunday 8:00am - 5:00pm
Monday 7:00am - 9:30pm
Tuesday 7:00am - 9:30pm
Wednesday 7:00am - 9:30pm
Thursday 7:00am - 9:30pm
Friday 7:00am - 9:30pm

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