Depression Counseling in Banner Elk, NC.

Leading therapy for major depression, bipolar, postpartum depression, SAD and mood disorders in Banner Elk, North Carolina.


Patricia Starbird, M.S., LPC/MHSP, EMDRIA-Certified
Depression Counselor

Patricia Starbird, M.S., LPC/MHSP, EMDRIA-Certified

Licensed Professional Counselor

In 37620 - Nearby to Banner Elk.

Depression is often misunderstood. Family and friends give well-meaning advice such as "you need to get out more." It would be nice if that's all it took! While medication is sometimes needed, it takes several weeks for you to feel the full effects. A therapist who specializes in working with depression can often offer some quick benefits. Low self esteem and/or a history of abuse or trauma is often at the very root of depression. I am certified in a particular therapy that relieves that type of hurt. Call me for an appointment, and together we can work to get you some fast relief from depression.

Flora Dunbar, MA, LPA, LCMHC, BC-TMH
Depression Counselor

Flora Dunbar, MA, LPA, LCMHC, BC-TMH

Psychological Associate, Clinical Mental Health Counselor, Board Certified Telemental Health Provider

Available for Online Therapy

Depression is quite common and is often associated with an experience of emotional loss after which normal grief is not fully experienced for some reason. Suppressing, ignoring or dismissing feelings of loss can lead to depressive symptoms. As a Telemental health therapist, I assist clients experiencing dysthymia or mild persistent depression, seasonal affective depression, postpartum depression and situational depression or difficulty in adjusting to a stressful, traumatic life event such as a miscarriage, job loss or divorce. If you are experiencing a psychotic depression or a major depressive episode, I believe you are better served by seeing a local therapist for in-person support and your safety.

Brian Scott, MA, LPC/MHSP,NCC
Depression Counselor

Brian Scott, MA, LPC/MHSP,NCC

licensed professional counselor

In 37601 - Nearby to Banner Elk.

Depression can take many forms and have many causes. together, we will seek to understand what may be happening clinically, medically and situationally so that we can find solutions for coping and change.. I will work in consultation with your doctor as needed and appropriate to optimize results and to coordinate your care if medication is a necessary component to the treatment plan


You Have Found The Best Therapists for Depression and Mood Issues in Banner Elk, NC.

Are you ready to experience new freedom? Thank you for visiting our North Carolina search of licensed therapists in Banner Elk who specialize in helping people overcome sadness, treat major depression and mood disorders such as bipolar, postpartum depression, and seasonal affective disorder (SAD). Feeling down, lonely, and depressed can affect us at any station in life. Sometimes the cause may be physiological (such as hormonal or due to medication), it may be emotional, environmental, psychological or any combination of the above. Counseling for recovery and restoration from depression by a top rated therapist in Banner Elk will help you climb back up and start living your dreams again.

Banner Elk is located in Avery County, North Carolina. It has a land area of 1.91 square miles and a water area of 0.00 square miles.  The population of Banner Elk is 1,138 people with 306 households and a median annual income of $57,222. .


Therapy Affordability Meter for Banner Elk, NC

Affordable with Planning

Therapy in Banner Elk is generally within financial reach for the average family, but some budget planning may be needed for a real commitment to weekly counseling. Remember that your mental health and happiness are important. Check with your Banner Elk therapist about insurance coverage or ask about sliding scale fees if there are any difficulties with accessibility. Low cost counseling and affordable therapy are also sometimes offered by listed city and university level clinics, check with your local Banner Elk public health department.