Therapists, Counselors and Psychologists in Durham, NC

Meet our Providers

Abena Bediako
Accepting:
  • BlueCross BlueShield of NC
  • Cigna
  • Magellan
  • Medicare
  • Medcost
Pending:
  • Aetna
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Behavioral Health Systems
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Multiplan
  • United Healthcare
Self Pay Rate: $99

Abena Bediako, LCSW

Philosophy of Care

As a License Clinical Social Worker with 20 years of experience in the mental health field, Abena sees this work as her calling. Abena is currently licensed and practicing therapy in NC. She earned her Bachelor of Arts from The College of William and Mary and shortly after earned my Master of Social Work from Howard University School of Social Work. Since that time, she has provided clinical services to children, adolescents, and adults in multiple settings.

Education

Master of Social Work
Howard University School of Social Work

Specialties

  • Relationship/Family Counseling
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Mood Disorders
  • Trauma
Asenath Devaney
Accepting:
Pending:
  • Aetna
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Behavioral Health Systems
  • BlueCross BlueShield of NC
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Medicare
  • Multiplan
  • United Healthcare
Self Pay Rate: $129

Asenath Devaney, Licensed Psychologist

Philosophy of Care

Asenath Devaney is a Licensed Psychologist who specializes in providing therapy and psychological assessment to children, adolescents, and adults. Asenath has been providing individual, group, and family therapy within varied mental health settings (Psychosocial Rehabilitation, Residential Treatment Centers, and School-Based Treatment) for over 20 years.

Asenath completed her Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Psychology and Theater from Wheaton College, her Educational Specialist (Ed.S) in School Psychology from Florida International University, and her Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D). in School Psychology from North Carolina State University. Asenath’s current focus of treatment is on assisting individuals to improve their communication and determine ways to develop the skills to cope with differences and difficulties. She is an adoptive parent and a strong ally to the LGBTQ community.

Asenath seeks to establish a warm, collaborative, problem-solving approach and provide unconditional acceptance to all clients. Her objective is to assist clients to meet their personal, academic, and professional goals. She will create a personalized treatment plan that meets your specific needs, utilizing cognitive behaviorally-based therapies including dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT), acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), trauma-focused cognitive behavioral therapy (TF-CBT), mindfulness, and mentalization, as well as person-centered counseling and reality therapy.

Education

Doctor of Philosophy
North Carolina State University

Specialties

  • Family Conflict
  • Gender Identity/Transgender
  • Parenting
  • School Issues
Christopher Betley
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • Cigna
  • Magellan
  • MedCost
  • Multiplan
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
  • BlueCross BlueShield of NC
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Behavioral Health Systems
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Tricare
Self Pay Rate: $199: Intake $149: Follow-up

Christopher Betley, PMHNP

Philosophy of Care

Christopher Betley is a board-certified Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP) with broad experience in caring for individuals of all ages and backgrounds. He completed his Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) at UNC-Charlotte and Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) at East Carolina University. Chris specializes in psychiatric (mental health) medication management for a wide variety of conditions.

Chris enjoys educating clients about mental health and how treatment can help. He closely partners with his clients to design and implement a personalized treatment plan while helping to boost confidence and resilience along the way. If medication is recommended, he takes time to ensure an understanding of how, why, and where it fits into the plan.

Chris believes a light-hearted, “human” approach with real conversation works best, and he aims to create an experience that doesn’t feel like your average trip to the doctor or NP. He looks forward to meeting you and helping to live the life you desire and deserve.

Education

East Carolina University
Master of Science in Nursing

Specialties

  • Medication Management
Kat Milberger
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • Beacon Health Options
Pending:
  • Behavioral Health Systems
  • BlueCross BlueShield of NC
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Medicare
  • Multiplan
  • United Healthcare
Self Pay Rate: $99

Kat Milberger, LCSW

Philosophy of Care

Kat Milberger is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and a fellow human being! Kat is committed to embracing life and helping others to work through life’s challenges to rediscover empowerment, joy, and connectedness. Kat understands that we cannot always choose the cards we are dealt; sometimes we deal with fear, loss, rejection, isolation, stress, anxiety, and pain due to personal or societal events that we have no control over. In counseling sessions, Kat can help you unpack, examine, and better understand the weight that you are carrying so that you can let go of things that you don’t need and build the tools to carry the rest with greater ease. 

Kat works through a mindfulness, culturally-affirming and trauma-informed lens and has a Cognitive Behavioral, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, and Sensorimotor background. They use dialogue, mind-body work, and creative therapies to help you non-judgmentally explore, be curious about, process, and make changes to your patterns of thinking, feeling, and doing. Kat earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology and Studio Art at William and Mary and a Master’s in Social Work from Virginia Commonwealth University.

In Kat’s spare time, they enjoy live music, art and poetry, exploring nature, lifting weights, skating, and working on their camper van.  

“Investing in your own healing can be intimidating and overwhelming, but it has the capacity to open your life up in profound ways. I look forward to witnessing your growth and transformation.”
- Kat (any pronouns are welcome - they/them, she/her, he/him are all fine!)

Education

Virginia Commonwealth University
Master's in Social Work

Specialties

  • Autism Spectrum, ADHD or other Neurological Differences
  • Life Transitions
  • Grief and Loss
  • Trauma and Trauma-related Challenges, PTSD
  • Romantic Relationships, Sexual Difficulties, Polyamory
  • Family and Friendship Conflicts
  • Gender and Sexuality Concerns
  • Self-advocacy, Assertiveness and Communication Skills
  • Anxiety, Phobias, Panic
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
  • Anger Management, Impulse Control, Frustration Tolerance
  • Depression and Isolation
  • Health-related issues, Disability
  • Discrimination and Systemic Oppression
LaKaya Craig
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • Cigna
Self Pay Rate: $99

LaKaya Craig, Resident in Counseling

Philosophy of Care

LaKaya is a licensed clinical mental health counselor associate in North Carolina with a master's in counseling from Wake Forest University and also has several years of experience in health education and coaching. She especially enjoys working with youth and their families dealing with a variety of issues including depression, anxiety, chronic illnesses, and navigating the curveballs that life can throw. She collaborates with people who desire self-discovery and growth, healing and progressing forward with new and positive outlooks.

LaKaya firmly believes that no person is the same and uses a person-centered, strengths-based approach and often pulls from motivational interviewing and cognitive-behavioral perspectives to help people reach within and pull out their full potential. She makes sure to get to know the person, or people, across from her and create a space that is comfortable, open, and most importantly, safe.

LaKaya is passionate about partnering with people from all walks to help them towards experiencing their full, best life and truly thrive. No matter where you may be in your life's journey, she is ready to join you as you continue forward.

Education

Master of Arts in Counseling
Wake Forest University

Specialties

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Life transitions
  • Chronic illnesses
  • School issues
Olivia Walters
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • BlueCross BlueShield of NC
  • Cigna
  • Multiplan
Pending:
  • Beacon Health Options
  • ComPsych
  • Harvard Pilgrim
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Medcost
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
Self Pay Rate: $99

Olivia Walters, Resident in Counseling

Philosophy of Care

Olivia Walters is a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor Associate in the state of North Carolina who has experience with children and adolescents seeking help for anxiety, depression, grief, relationship issues, career and life transitions, and stress management. She completed her Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice from Marshall University and received her Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling also from Marshall University.

Olivia’s therapeutic approach is warm and supportive with a combination of cognitive behavioral, person-centered, and mindfulness-based practices. Olivia trusts that the best approach is integrative in nature and unique to each individual.

Olivia wants to create an inviting and comfortable space for each of her client’s to be heard and valued. Olivia seeks to establish a working relationship with each of her client’s where goals can be met, and personal growth can be achieved.

Education

Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling
Marshall University

Specialties

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • ADHD
  • Stress management
  • Anger management
  • Life transitions
  • Relationship issues
  • Self Esteem

 

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