Counselors and Therapists in Cary, NC

Get affordable in-person or online care — we accept most major insurances and have self-pay rates as low as $99.

Meet our Providers

Alina Lis
Self Pay Rate: $199: Intake $149: Follow-up

Alina Lis, PMHNP

Philosophy of Care

Alina Lis is a board-certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner with over five years of experience working as a nurse, with the majority of that time spent in inpatient medical oncology/hospice and substance abuse treatment.

Alina earned her Master of Science degree from Walden University after receiving an undergraduate nursing degree from Rasmussen College. Her approach to care is collaborative and client-centered. Her treatment model involves a holistic approach that, besides psychopharmacology, includes spiritual support, dietary recommendations, exercise, and other evidence-based interventions.

Alina creates a non-judgmental, accepting, and empathetic environment where patients feel listened to and understood. Alina believes in treating the whole individual; she strives to create an individualized treatment plan tailored to each unique individual and their life goals.


Master of Science in Nursing
Walden University


  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • ADHD
  • Anger
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
Johnesha Truesdale
Self Pay Rate: $99

Johnesha “Maggie” Truesdale, LCSW

Philosophy of Care  

Johnesha Maggie Truesdale is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in the state of North Carolina. She has a significant amount of experience working with children and families to address parenting/co-parenting challenges, child behaviors, and overall relationship and family dynamic concerns. Additionally, she has experience and enjoys working with individuals and couples. 

Maggie utilizes a variety of approaches when working with her clients, to ensure they are person centered. She provides a safe, non-judgmental, therapeutic environment that embodies a unique holistic approach. Some of the treatment practices she regularly uses are cognitive behavioral therapy, solution focused, emotion focused, mindfulness, and faith based therapy interventions, to list a few. 

Therapy should be a space where you are welcome to be yourself and discuss your authentic feelings. Maggie believes that the rapport building process is vital to the therapeutic relationship. Maggie is committed to proving a healthy and adventurous journey for you during this process. She believes this is a collaborative process and all you need to prepare for each session, is to, show up as yourself. She invites you to begin on your journey to wellness. 


Masters of Social Work
North Carolina State University


  • Relationship counseling 
  • Martial and pre-martial counseling 
  • Relationship concerns (Family, Couples, and friendships) 
  • Anxiety (including physical healthy lifestyle’s) 
  • Child behavioral concerns 
  • Aggression/Anger management  
  • Stress management 
  • Women & Men issues 
  • Parenting concerns (including co-parenting) 
Laura Pond
Self Pay Rate: $99

Laura Pond, LCMHC

Philosophy of Care

Laura Pond is a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor with 11 years of experience working with clients to realize and cultivate their strengths to better manage their mental well-being. Laura graduated from the University of Central Florida in 2010 with a Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology. She has enjoyed working with a wide range of clients experiencing difficulties with anxiety, depression, mood disorders, anger management, substance abuse, self-harm, suicidal ideation, and relationship issues.

Laura primarily applies Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy approaches with a mindful, client-centered, and collaborative focus with her clients.

Laura has a strong background working with adolescents and adults experiencing a mental health crisis. She will work to do more than listen but will actively work to comprehend your current and past experiences, in a way that will help you find a healthy way forward.


University of Central Florida
Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology


  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Bipolar
  • Self-harm
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Substance Abuse
  • Anger Management
  • Relationship Issues
Liana Nelson-Peterson
Self Pay Rate: $99

Liana Nelson-Peterson, LCMHC

Philosophy of Care

Liana is a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor Supervisor and a Licensed Clinical Sex Addictions Specialist with over 10 years of experience working with diverse populations, ages as well as a wide range of diagnoses and disorders.

Liana is a Grief, Trauma, and Attachment Therapist Specializing in Sex Addiction and Intimacy. This allows for the ability to help individuals explore and regulate their emotions, thoughts, and behaviors as they struggle with behaviors that continue to cause them undue stress and anxiety.

Liana is an eclectic therapist that uses many forms of therapy. Liana gives her clients the ability to explore who they are with unconditional positive regard. “I like to let you take the wheel, but I'll be here to guide you. I promise!” she says. Liana’s goal is to help you reconnect to the person you desire to be during your healing journey.


Master's in Counseling
Webster University


  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Couples/Relationship Counseling
  • Trauma
  • Grief
Sherri Osborne
Self Pay Rate: $199: Intake $149: Follow-up

Sherri Osborne, PMHNP-BC, GNP-BC

Philosophy of Care

Sherri Osborne is a board certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP-BC) and a board certified Gerontological Nurse Practitioner (GNP-BC) who has 12 years of experience in working with adults seeking help with medication management for mental health conditions.

As a provider who has personally experienced trauma, domestic violence, and the effects of being the child of an alcoholic parent and a military family, Sherri understand the issues surrounding these and the importance of resiliency. She also has a crisis-based background and sees the effects that mental health and substance abuse have on the individual and their families. Sherri believes that faith, in whatever manner you choose to practice, helps give one strength to become a survivor and not a victim.

Sherri completed her Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN) at Guilford Technical Community College, her Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) at Winston-Salem State University, and both her Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) and her PMHNP at the University of South Alabama. Sherri utilizes a holistic approach to mental health conditions. The goal is to ensure that one’s physical health has been ruled out as a contributing factor. Medication is only a piece of providing care and in combination with counseling can be effective in improving a person’s quality of life. Sherri's goal is never to "dumb and numb" someone, but to have the least amount of medicine needed to help manage symptoms.

Sherri seeks to establish a relationship with you that is based on warmth, trust, caring, and integrity in order to promote mental wellness and recovery for you which in turn improves your quality of life. Everyday life can be hard and stressful and having someone there to support you in that journey can mean a lot. The goal is for each day to be the best it can be fo


University of South Alabama
Master’s Degree in Nursing


  •  Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Substance Use
  • Pharmacology/Medication Management
  • Sleep disorders
  • Stress management
  • Geriatric psychiatry
  • Military/Veterans Treatment
DeborahT. Bell
Self Pay Rate: $99

Deborah Bell, Ph.D., LMFT, CTHP

Philosophy of Care

Dr. Deborah T. Bell is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in the state of North Carolina.  She has experience collaborating with military and civilian families to resolve anxiety, depression, trauma, grief, loss, and relational concerns between couples.  She obtained her BA in Communication from DePaul University, her Master of Family Therapy from Drexel University, and her Ph.D. in Marriage and Family Therapy for Military Families from Northcentral University. She completed her doctoral internship at the Fort Bragg military installation. 

Dr. Bell focuses on resilience utilizing evidence-based approaches such as Brief Solution Focused Therapy, Emotionally Focused Therapy, and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy to empower her clients.  She promotes healing and growing stronger through difficult experiences while prioritizing care, compassion, and attention to detail. Her research with female veterans has given her insight into assisting with reintegration difficulties.

Dr. Bell will establish a safe, nurturing connection with you to help you achieve your therapeutic goals and cope with your troubling circumstances.


Northcentral University
Ph.D. in Marriage and Family Therapy for Military Families

Drexel University
Master of Family Therapy


  • Relationships
  • Families
  • Trauma (combat, MST, and PTSD)
  • Readjustment/Reintegration for veterans adjusting to civilian life
  • Marriage
  • Depression
  • Christian Counseling
  • CBT
  • EDMR
  • Grief/Loss
  • Military Sexual Trauma
  • Military Reintegration Support
Turiya Powell
Self Pay Rate: $99

Turiya Powell, LCMHC, MA

We all experience difficulties in life. I am here to help you work through whatever difficulties you may be experiencing. I encourage my clients to overcome their obstacles in order to lead a more fulfilling and productive life. I am a very compassionate therapist and I want to provide a comfortable and trusting environment in order to assist you in making the most impactful and lasting improvements in your life.

I am a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor and Licensed Clinical Addictions Specialist in North Carolina. I received my Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from North Carolina Agricultural & Technical State University and my Master’s degree in Professional Counseling from Liberty University.

I began my professional counseling experience in October 2015 where I provided individual counseling. I worked with adults, adolescents, and children experiencing a wide range of DSM diagnoses alongside a psychiatrist, nurses, social workers, and other counselors.

I have also worked as a substance abuse counselor and began work for a substance abuse treatment center in October 2017, providing intensive outpatient group counseling and individual counseling. I have resided in Greensboro, NC for the majority of my life and enjoy spending time with my husband and 2 year old daughter, Nova.

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Location details

Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry is located at 119 SW Maynard Rd Suite 200, Cary, NC 27511. We’re nearby Pit Stop Express Lube & Inspection and Vapor Max.

Phone number (919) 415-1112
★★★★★ 5.00 (11 reviews)
Address 119 SW Maynard Rd Suite 200,
Cary, NC 27511
Office Hours Shown in ET
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

Support team hours Shown in ET
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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