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Durham Counseling, Psychiatry—North Carolina Mental Health Help

Randall seems to have it all. He is happily married with two wonderful children. Their family home is beautiful. Randall is settling into a challenging and rewarding career. On the outside, his life is perfect. Unfortunately, Randall is like many others—the outward appearance does not tell the whole story.

On the outside, Randall has clung to perfection because on the inside, he is plagued by anxiety. Since he was a child, he has been worried and anxious and obsessive, but he has born this burden alone. That is until Randall had a very public panic attack. Randall is from the hit show This Is Us.

His character has given many who do not struggle with a mental illness a realistic peek into what it is like to fight anxiety. He has also given those who are battling a mental illness a spotlight that acknowledges and honors their struggle. The show has reached a wide audience, in large part because it resonates with people’s experiences—both in the difficult and in the beautiful.

The hardships of mental illness are real, but so are the possibilities for treatment. Many people are struggling with mental illness, relational challenges, or professional stagnation, but many are also reaching out to work with a therapist, counselor, psychologist, psychiatrist, or life coach because life can get better. Sometimes, all we need is a little help.

The mental health professionals at Thriveworks Counseling in Durham, NC are ready to offer that help. Our staff understands the challenges that life can bring, and we have worked with many clients to achieve goals, treat symptoms, and establish peaceful relationships. If you think you could benefit from working with one of our providers, know that we offer in-person counseling as well as online therapy. Either way, we can help.

Why Pursue Mental Health Care?

Whatever is happening in your life right now, everyone needs a safe place where they can retreat. Even during good times, life can be chaotic, busy, and disorienting. Stepping back to take a deep breath, reflect, prioritize, and reorient oneself can be difficult in the midst of a busy life, but it often very rewarding. One thing that can make it easier is working with a mental health professional.

Experienced counselors have helped many people find their own path, and they understand the common pitfalls along the way. For example, many people understandably turn to blame, but it inevitably leaves them feeling stuck. It is a common and natural response to find fault when life is hard, but unfortunately, it is also an unhelpful response. Instead, therapists, counselors, psychiatrist, and coaches can often help their clients find solutions instead, focusing upon what they can do whereas blame focuses people’s attention upon what they cannot control (that is, other people).

Pitfalls do not have to hold people back. Instead, they can live from their own values and according to their own priorities. This is a more proactive, positive, and empowered stance toward life. It requires courage to live this way, but many people find that the risk and the effort are well worth it.

Living proactively may require a difficult conversation. It may require making adjustments. It may require taking a risk. But with any risk, there is always the promise of reward. The short-term challenge is often what is necessary for long-term success.

When challenges arise, there is no shame in asking for help. A few examples of why clients at Thriveworks have started their mental health journey includes…

If you did not recognize anything, know that not all struggles in life fit into a quick description. Many people begin therapy knowing that they want help, but they are not sure what they want to achieve with their counseling sessions.

Would I Benefit From Virtual Psychiatry Counseling in Durham, NC?

If you’re dealing with a mental health issue, you may be experiencing both psychological and physical symptoms. Anxiety, for example, can often lead to an increased heart rate, panic attacks, or difficulty sleeping.

If this is true for you, you might benefit from working with a board-certified Thriveworks psychiatrist. As medical doctors, they are qualified to address your symptoms, conduct psychological questionnaires, and create a treatment plan that fits your needs.

Treatment may involve psychotherapy sessions, prescribed medication, and other forms of therapy. To get your own customized treatment plan, consider working with the licensed psychiatrists at Thriveworks in Durham, NC. We offer virtual appointments for your convenience.

Setting up an Appointment at Thriveworks Counseling in Durham, NC

The goal of Thriveworks is to provide quality care that puts our clients’ needs first. We hope that your time at Thriveworks Counseling in Durham, NC will be positive and unique. When you contact our office, here is what you can look forward to:

  1. A scheduling specialist (a real person) will answer your call and help you make an appointment.
  2. Evening and weekend sessions are offered, in addition to daytime and weekday sessions.
  3. You may have your first appointment the following day—as long as that’s a good time for you!
  4. We do not keep a waitlist, so you will not be put on one. We want to get you the mental health care you deserve as soon as possible.
  5. Many different insurance plans are accepted, and we have self-pay rates as well.

We strive to get our clients the mental health help they need as soon as they need it, whether they’re pursuing in-person counseling or online counseling. Contact Thriveworks Counseling in Durham, NC today.

Our Clients Get More

We call this The Thriveworks Difference

Thriveworks Typical Counseling Practice
Offices open early and late
Same- or next-day appointments
Appointments start on time Unlikely
Care at 100+ locations
Phone access to your provider between sessions
Email access to your provider between sessions
Providers that accept major insurance plans
Online counseling opportunities Unlikely
Ask-a-coach 24hr Q&A
Text support via our Success Navigator
Exclusive video content
Counselor-moderated community discussion
Ultra-flexible 23.5hr cancellations
A free e-copy of "Leaving Depression Behind"
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People Love Our Providers!

Overall Rating: 5★★★★★ based on 23 5 1 23 reviews. See all reviews
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Getting comfortable with unknowns!

Madina has been so helpful to me in working through anxiety! She’s very straightforward, and has allowed me to see patterns that have really impacted how I’m living in the world, and to start to challenge them. I can honestly say that I have changed more in the year I’ve been seeing her than in decades of previous therapy experiences. She is an exceptional mental health professional!
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Anthony Marino

Anthony has been the most helpful counselor I’ve met. I’d definitely refer friends and family to him.
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Dr. Lundy

Dr. Lundy proved to be everything I had heard about her abilities to connect, relate and counsel individuals who had been broken during life's journey. She maintained her professionalism throughout our sessions even when I was a total wreck. She was a Godsend and I thank her for all she has done to help me.
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Request Giles!

I am a Family Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner and have had the pleasure of working alongside Giles Christman. Giles is an outstanding therapist, which his clients can attest to- but what I'd like to provide feedback on is what clients don't see. Giles goes above and beyond to identify resources for each client's need(s), including assisting the client in overcoming any barriers in accessing those resources. Giles exemplifies a holistic, compassionate therapist- I highly recommend him to assist you on your wellness journey.
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Dulcie is kind and easy to relate to.

I have been speaking with Dulcie for a few months now and i have found her advice and coaching to be extremely helpful. Since I have started working with Dulcie i have found myself to be able to identify situations and reasonably work through them in a better manner. I would recommend her services to anyone in need of life guidance.
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Much Appreciation

"Dr. Dee" listened and helped me through what I felt was the most difficult time in my life...divorce. Her guidance and words of encouragement inspired me to continue to be strong and move forward. Thanks for much Dr. Dee!
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Excellent experience

I had a wonderful experience working with Dulcie. She is kind, thoughtful, sincere and honest. She helped me a great deal with a very positive outcome! She manages to remain very professional while you feel like you are talking to a long time friend :)
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I am so glad Dr. Dee returned to Durham!
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Exceeded Expectations!

Dr. DeJuan Lundy exceeded all expectations. She is an active listener, solutions oriented, and has a way of helping you feel empowered and capable. So thankful that Thriveworks has a quality person like her on their team!
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DeJuan Lundy is a pleasure to talk to. She listens intently and provides great feedback. She makes you feel comfortable.
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Thriveworks Works

Thriveworks offers easy set ups and times that work around your schedule. We have been so pleased with our growth through our time with our Thriveworks counciler and have recommended the service to several friends.
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Great atmosphere, even better therapists!

I’ve been seeing Dulcie for close to a year now and she is amazing! She gives me her undivided attention at every session and gives advice that is easily applied to my everyday life. I’ve seen several different therapists throughout the years, and Dulcie has been the best for me. She is very personable and easy to talk to. I would recommend her to anyone that is seeking therapy!
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Great counselor!

I am currently seeing Dulcie Garrett for talk therapy. I found her through my spouses insurance, and based on her bio I had a strong feeling she would be a good fit. I am bipolar and use talk therapy to help with coping skills, goal planning, relationship building, and numerous other things. Dulcie has been an amazing sounding board that helps keep me focused, and on track. I can't say enough good things about her!
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Great Location and Great Counselor

When looking for career counseling I found Thriveworks and their Durham location fit the bill, perfectly. The location was easy to get to and my counselor, Dulcie, was a great listener with sound advice and innovative in ways to help me determine what my next career could be. I wish I would have known Thriveworks and its counseling services were located in the Durham area and available to me earlier in my search.
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The Perfect Balance

Dulcie is exactly the counselor I was looking for! As a Christian, I wanted someone who understood my faith, but I also wanted our sessions to be grounded in science. Dulcie has been able to provide a balance of both spiritual guidance and practical exercises grounded in tried-and-true techniques. There have been times when I have been particularly upset in a session and Dulcie has texted me the next day to check in, which I really appreciate. I am sad to be moving out of town-- I wish I could bring her with me!
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Dulcie – Review

I met Dulcie in February and she is honestly the best therapist ever! This is my first time ever working with a therapist and she really listens and helps me to walk through any situation I present to her during our sessions. Anyone who receives her as a therapist is lucky to have her! I cannot thank her enough.
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Very helpful and compassionate

Dulcie is a fantastic listener and offers helpful and thoughtful advice. She strikes a great balance between saying what needs to be said and doing so in a compassionate manner. I would highly recommend working with Dulcie!
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Great Care & Validation

I’ve been seeing Dulcie Garrett since October 2018, and it’s remarkable how much my life has improved. I came to see her as I was beginning to work through my separation and divorce. I discovered that I was not just in an unhappy relationship but she was able to see and help me validate for myself, behavior in my marriage that indicated how unhealthy the relationship actually was for me. I was very scared to leave my ex in the beginning and was trying to work through that, while focusing on my kids. I knew what I needed to do but needed someone to talk with as I moved through the process. She listened to me and helped me understand my needs were important. She helped me rediscover my old self that I had locked away. Most importantly, she taught me why boundaries were so important to establish for myself and my children. Through our conversations, I felt my confidence grow and my feelings were validated. I started to trust my own instincts more. Nine months later, I am happily separated, my divorce details are being finalized and I was able to clearly communicate what I wanted, stand up for myself and feel confident in my future. Dulcie has been an amazing support to me through this process, and being able to talk with her and have her validate things I thought were wrong, have helped me immensely. She has been a lifesaver to me!
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Dulcie was very open-minded and nonjudgmental, willing to meet me where I was with all my quirks and complexities rather than try to fit me neatly into a category. Where some other counselors were very quick to provide advice, Dulcie instead provided empathy and understanding, helping me work towards solutions that were somewhat unconventional but right for me.
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Your ED information

Hello, the information listed under eating disorders is a grossly misleading and, in some spots, just incorrect. You have an ethical responsibility to make corrections to your website. Do better!
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Great Experience

Very fulfilling and helpful. Came away with practical tools to deal with my issues/concerns. Sarah Morris is very compassionate and reasonable , would highly recommend her.
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Dulcie Garrett

I have known Dulcie since our college days. She has always been a great listener and is non-judgmental with her responses. Dulcie has had a wide variety of work experiences in her years as a counselor. She is family oriented and completely dedicated to those she serves in her work. For many years, Dulcie has been my Friend/Counselor, and I would recommend her to anyone needing a listening ear and guidance.
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First Session

Just finished my first session, and so far so good!
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  • 5826 Fayetteville Rd Suite 211,
    Durham, NC 27713​

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