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Dr. Demah Payne III((He/Him/His))
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor
North Carolina

In-network with

Aetna, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts, Cigna, Oscar Health, Oxford, and United Healthcare

Specializes in

Anxiety, Depression, Grief, Loss, and Stress

Great to meet you!

My name is Demah S. Payne III, I graduated from NC State University with my Ph.D. in Counseling and Counselor Education. I have over ten years of experience of counseling experience working with children, adolescents, and adults. I have worked as a school counselor, crisis counselor, college counselor, and community counselor. I love helping people step in their greatness by integrating CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy), ACT (Acceptance and Commitment Therapy), and a strengths based approach.

A bit about my approach to therapy

I strive to meet the needs of each client in the areas of anxiety, depression, grief/loss, imposter syndrome, lgbtqia+ issues, self esteem, racial/ ethnic identity concerns, social justice, and trauma. I love helping people step in their greatness. I utilize a person centered, narrative therapy, CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy), ACT (Acceptance and Commitment Therapy), and a strengths based approach when working with clients.

What you can expect from our first session

I use each session as a safe space for clients to address any mental health concerns that they have. I collaborate with each client to establish and achieve their counseling goals.

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Insurance carriers Demah accepts

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina
BlueCross BlueShield

More about Demah

PhD (Doctor of Philosophy) at North Carolina State University
License type: LCMHC (Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor)
Gender: Cisgender Male
Ethnicity: Black or African descent
Languages: English
Works with: Adolescents, Adults, and Seniors
More specialties: Anger Management, ADD/ADHD, LGBTQIA+, Men's Issues, Relationship Issues, Trauma, and Family Issues
Modalities: Acceptance & Commitment (ACT), Mindfulness-Based (MBCT), Cognitive Behavioral (CBT), Strength-Based, Solution Focused Brief (SFBT), Rational Emotive Behavior (REBT), Humanistic, Positive Psychology, and Motivational Interviewing