Richard McDonald, Alcohol and Drug Counselor

Richard McDonald, LCAS LCMHC TFCBT

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I have been working in human services for the past 26 years and 4 years of counseling in a variety of different settings. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting problems, ADHD and career challenges. I also helped many people who have experienced physical trauma or emotional abuse.

I have a Bachelors in Economics and a Masters in Mental Health Counseling. I am licensed by the state of North Carolina as a Clinical Mental Health Counselor (LCMHC) and as a Clinical Addiction Specialist (LCAS). I am also a Nationally Certified Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapist and I belong to the American Counseling Association, The National Board of Certified Counselors and the National Association for Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselors (NAADAC). I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs within these evidenced based therapeutic models. These models have demonstrated efficacy in producing positive outcomes for persons that are predisposed to a myriad of disorders including:
– Stress,
– Anxiety,
– Depression,
– Major life adjustments and
– Addiction
It takes courage to seek a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards change. If you are ready to take that step, I am here to support and empower you.
I look forward to working with you!

Specialties & Clinical Interests

  • ADHD
  • Alcohol Or Drug Use/Addictions
  • Anger Issues
  • Anxiety
  • Bipolar & Other Mood Disorders
  • Borderline Personality Disorder
  • Bullying
  • Career
  • Depression
  • Divorce & Separation
  • Family Conflict
  • Men's Issues
  • Mental Health Professionals
  • Oppositional/Defiant Behavior
  • Parenting & Parent-Child Relationships
  • Personality Disorders
  • Phobias & Fears
  • Race-Based Traumatic Stress (RBTS)
  • Relationships
  • Self-Esteem
  • Self-Injury
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Stress/Stress Management
  • Substance Use Disorders
  • Trauma & Ptsd

Therapy Types

  • Acceptance And Commitment Therapy (ACT)
  • Client-Centered Therapy
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)
  • Mindfulness
  • Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT)
  • Trauma-Informed Therapy

Community Specialties

  • 12-Step Programs
  • Black
  • Military Families
  • Trauma Survivors
  • Veterans

Fees & Insurance

Cost per Session
$75.00 - $130.00
Sliding Scale
Yes
Pay By
Cash, Paypal, Credit Card, Mastercard, Visa
Insurance Plans Accepted
Aetna
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Blue Cross/Blue Shield
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Cigna
,
Medicaid
,
Optum
,
United Healthcare
,

Licenses & Certifications

Years in Practice
4
License(s)
License #
state
LMHC (Licensed Mental Health Counselor)
14159
North Carolina
Alcohol and Drug Counselor
23604
North Carolina
Professional Certification(s)
Organization
Date
National Certified Counselor
National Board of Certified Counselors (NBCC)
2018
Graduate School(s)
Degree
Year Graduated
Capella University
Mental Health Counselor
2017