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Differences in Psychologist, Counselor, and Psychiatrist:


​Counselor- Counselors work with clients to help them learn emotional regulation skills by providing talk therapy. Counselors often work in a private practice or mental health setting. Counselor, Social Worker and Therapist are often used interchangeably.


​Psychologist- Psychologist provide psychological evaluation and diagnostic testing. Psychologist assess client’s behavior, intellectual functioning and personality.


Psychiatrist- Psychiatrists are medical doctors who complete specialized training. Psychiatrists are able to prescribe medications for a variety of different diagnosis.

Who to call when in crisis:

  • National Suicide Crisis Hotline: 1-800-273-TALK

  • Wake County Crisis Line: 800-510-9132

  • Mobile Crisis Team: 800-510-9132

  • Triangle Springs Psychiatric Hospital: 919-746-8900

  • Holly Hill Hospital: 919-250-7000

Please call 911 if you are in immediate danger or are having an emergency. 

DBT Books

DBT Skills Training: Handouts and Worksheets

2nd edition, spiral bound, sometimes used in sessions

Parenting books

The Explosive Child by Ross Greene

Parenting Queen Bees Wannabes by Rosalind Wiseman  

Raising An Emotional Intelligent Child by John Gottman

Parenting from the Inside Out by Daniel Siegel

Personality disorders

Stop Walking on Eggshells by Paul Mason

Stop Caretaking the Borderline or Narcissist: How to End the Drama

Get on with Life by Margalis Fjelstad

Books about OCD

Triumph Over Fear by Josalyn Ross

Brain Lock by Jeff Schwartz

Getting Over OCD Workbook by Jonathan Abramowitz

Substance Abuse Books

Adult Children of Alcoholics by Janet Woititz

Alcoholics Anonymous, 4th Edition, Big Book

Helpful Websites:

National Institute of Mental Health

Alcoholics Anonymous

Mental Health Support Groups in Wake county

Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)

International OCD Foundation



Panic Attacks


Do I need a Psychological Evaluation


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