J Byron Brooks,LCMHC

J Byron Brooks,LCMHC

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License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: LMHC - S3173
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I am an in-network provider for:
  • Aetna
  • AmeriChoice (UnitedHealthcare Community Plan)
  • Anthem
  • Beacon
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • GWH-Cigna (formerly Great West Healthcare)
  • Humana
  • Multiplan PHCS
  • Optimum HealthCare
  • Optum
  • Optum/United Health Care
  • Optum Health
  • Piedmont Community Health Plan
  • TRICARE Non-Network Provider
  • United Health Care
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Chapel Hill, North Carolina 27514

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My Approach to Helping

Dr. Brooks began his career in mental health and addictions counseling in 1992. Since that time, he has worked in inpatient and outpatient settings as varied as rural community clinics, hospitals, managing clinics in urban communities, directing an international employee assistance program, university counseling centers, and developing & managing treatment programs for executives and professionals. Populations he has served have been just as varied—addictions (both substance abuse and behavioral), mental health, individuals & families, adoption, indigent persons, athletes, executives, and professionals. He has held faculty positions at 6 universities and colleges in psychology and counseling programs.
Dr. Brooks earned his BA in psychology from East Carolina University, as well as an MS degree in Rehabilitation Counseling and an MS in Substance Abuse Counseling from ECU. After working for a few years, he returned to ECU and earned a Certificate of Advanced Study in Employee Assistance Program counseling and later an EdS in Counselor Education. He completed his academic career at NCSU where he received his Ph.D. in Counselor Education & Supervision. Dr. Brooks worked full-time as a therapist while in school and brings a wealth of practical as well as academic experiences to his practice. His counseling style is based in the philosophy of existentialism and the work of Viktor Frankl's logotherapy using the theories of cognitive development and the tools of cognitive behavioral and rational-emotive therapies.
We have good days and bad days. Or we can say we have growing days. Growing days are those occasions when we are challenged to learn, change, and improve our lives and the lives of those that are most important to us.

More Info About My Practice

Thriveworks is a leading mental health provider of therapy and psychiatry, founded in 2008 by AJ Centore PhD. Thriveworks offers in-person and online care, with 380+ offices across the country and online providers in 49 states.
Thriveworks’  licensed providers accept most insurances, covering 180 million Americans. They provide personalized treatment for depression, anxiety, trauma, stress, relationship issues, and more.

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Services I Provide

  • Family Therapy
  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Marriage, Couples, or Relationship Counseling
  • Premarital Counseling
  • Telehealth

Ages I Work With

  • Adults


  • English

Industries & Communities Served

  • Entertainment Industry
  • First Responder/Medical Professionals
  • Military/Law Enforcement
  • Education
  • Self-Employed and Freelance Professionals
  • Professional Sports
  • LGBTQ+

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Addictions and Compulsions
  • Agoraphobia
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Bipolar
  • Depression
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Midlife Crisis / Midlife Transition
  • Rejection
  • Self-Esteem
  • Suicidal Ideation and Behavior

Types of Therapy

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Existential Psychotherapy
  • Humanistic Psychology (humanism)
  • Motivational Enhancement Therapy (MET)
  • Person-Centered Therapy (Rogerian Therapy)
  • Psychoanalysis / Modern Psychoanalysis
  • Rational Emotive Behavioral Therapy (REBT)
  • Reality Therapy
  • Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT)

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