Mental Health

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Mental health is important at every stage of a person’s life. Many people only begin to pay attention to mental health when someone has a recognizable problem or behavior that breaks the mold of being “normal.” It is often referred to in a negative light with common stereotypes of people being violent or out of control.


If you are experiencing a crisis, or need information, an assessment or referral, call the 24-hour, toll-free Access/Crisis line at Cardinal Innovations Healthcare at (800) 939-5911 (For deaf or hard of hearing, dial 711 for NC Relay).

Mental health needs to be understood at a new level. This includes a person’s emotional, psychological, and social state of being. The way that a person thinks, behaves, and experiences emotion is affected by their mental health. In turn, mental health is also affected by body chemistry, life experiences, and family history. The way that we perceive mental health should be no different than physical health.

Just like physical health issues such as diabetes or hypertension, a person’s mental health can be managed and maintained with the right treatment with a trained and qualified professional. A well-balanced diet, exercise, and paying attention to what someone’s body and emotions are telling them are all important. There are different medicines to help manage emotional responses just as there are different medicines help to regulate glucose (sugar) levels and blood pressure. In addition, therapy and counseling, support groups, and education can also play a critical role.

Help is available for those who may be experiencing a mental health problem. Many national and local resources to help are listed are below.

Primary Local Provider 

As of July 3, 2017, Daymark Recovery serves as the primary provider of Mental Health and Substance Abuse in the Chatham County community. They provide a full-service clinic located at 1105 E Cardinal Street, Siler City. See below for more information & how to contact. 

Comenzando el 3 de Julio, 2017, Daymark será el proveedor de Salud Mental y Abuso de Sustancias en la comunidad del Condado de Chatham. Ellos proveerán un servicio completo de clínica situado en 1105 E Cardinal Street, Siler City. 

National Resources

National Suicide Prevention Hotline: 1-800-273-TALK (8255)

SAMHSA Treatment Locator: 1‑877‑SAMHSA7 (1‑877‑726‑4727)

Psychology Today:

National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI):

U.S Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS):

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC):

National Institutes of Health (NIH):

Local Resources

Providers serve all Chatham County residents unless otherwise stated. If you are experiencing a life-threatening emergency or crisis, call 911 immediately.

Download the Mental Health Resources Guide HERE.

Additional Resources:

Spanish Language Mental Health Resources

Women and Families Mental Health Resources

Youth Mental Health Resources

VERIFY LISTINGS BELOW:  To verify the information provided in this list, please contact our local care management entity Cardinal Innovations at  (919) 913-4000 or toll-free any time of date at (800) 939-5911

Daymark Recovery Services

Siler City Clinic:

1105 E Cardinal Street
Siler City, NC 27344
P (919) 663-2955

As of July 3, 2017, Daymark serves as Chatham County's community mental health and substance abuse services provider.

24-Hour, Toll-Free Access Call Center (800) 939-5911


Interpreters for Spanish-speaking clients available

HOURS: Monday-Friday, 8:00am-5:00pm at Siler City Clinic:

  • Walk-in assessment & referral (includes emergency response via outpatient assessment or referral 
  • Mental health evaluations
  • Mental health and substance abuse treatment for adults, teens, and children age 3 and older
  • Outpatient individual and group therapy for both mental health and substance abuse
  • Comprehensive clinical assessments
  • Groups for adults and child
  • Medication management
  • Intensive in-Home services for children and families
  • Psychiatric evaluations

Accepts most major private insurance, Medicaid, and Medicare. Sliding scale fees available for individuals without any insurance. Fees may be as low as zero

El Futuro, Inc.

319 A E 3rd Street
Siler City, NC 27344

P (919) 799-2625
F (919) 663-0264

Serves Spanish speakers

Bilingual mental health and substance abuse services are available on Tuesdays 9:00am-7:00pm and Wednesdays 9:00am-5:00pm in the Siler City office. Other locations available in Carrboro and Durham. Accepts children 6 and older for services. Services provided include:

  • Mental Health Evaluations
  • Individual, Family and Group Therapy
  • Psychiatric Treatment
  • Parenting classes, social skills classes, and DBT Skill Classes
  • Substance Abuse Evaluation and Treatment
  • Trauma Treatment

Medicaid, Health Choice, and private insurances accepted.Uninsured patients accepted. For further questions surrounding payment, clients are encouraged to attend an orientation appointment.

Peak Professional Group
Counseling for Growth, Transformation & Inspiration

Pittsboro Office
200 Sanford Road, Suite 2
Pittsboro, NC 27312

P (919) 335-3105
P Spanish Speakers (919) 412-5685
C (919) 412-5685

Services provided include:

  • Individual Counseling
  • Couples Counseling
  • Family Therapy
  • Group Therapy
  • Y.E.S. Program- Youth: Empowered & Supported- A school-based Mental Health Counseling Program

Bilingual counseling available. Medicaid accepted.

Pinnacle Family Services

Asheboro Office
P (888) 867-8979

Raleigh Office
P (919) 790-8580
F (919) 790-8065


Provides home and community-based programs for at-risk youth and their families including:

  • Therapeutic and medically complex foster care
  • Family preservation services
  • School-based services
  • Juvenile offender programs
  • Early intervention
  • Adoption services

Services include individual counseling, day treatment programs, and therapeutic support (may be provided in school or at home). Pinnacle can also support families experiencing challenges with: behavior; domestic violence; ADHD; substance abuse; depression/anxiety; divorce; family conflict; and school challenges.

Medicaid accepted.

Therapeutic Alternatives

Mobile Crisis Management

24 hours per day/7 days per week

Crisis Line: (877) 626-1772

MobileCrisis response provides an immediate evaluation, triage, and access to acute MH/DD/SA services, treatment, and supports.These services include immediate telephonic response to assess the crisis and determine the risk, mental status, medical stability, and appropriate response. Be prepared to give the MCM team as much information as possible when you contact them such as: name, date of birth, diagnoses, medications, Medicaid number, medical issues, brief psychiatric history, family issues and concerns, history of aggression, history of law enforcement involvement, and current concern.

UNC Center for Women’s Mood Disorders

101 Manning Drive
Department of Psychiatry
First Floor, Neurosciences Hospital

P (984)-974-5217 (with confidential voicemail)


Private Practice

Julie Daul, LCSW
35 Thompson Street
Pittsboro, NC 27312

P (919) 542-6183

Parent Child Interactive Therapy, Trauma Focused-Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, EMDR. Bilingual – English/Spanish.

Medicaid accepted.

Private Practice

Jackie Petty, MA, LPC
P O Box 1336
Pittsboro, NC 27312

P (919) 770-4588

Office and home based individual and family therapy.

Medicaid, Health Check, and private insurance accepted.

Private Practice

Christian Fisher, LCSW
35 Thompson Street, Suite 202
Pittsboro, NC 27312

P (919) 883-7771
F (919) 695-0079

Office and school-based individual and family therapy.

Medicaid, Health Check, and private insurance accepted.

Private Practice

Susanne Saunders, LCSW
35 Thompson Street, Suite 201
Pittsboro, NC 27312

P (919) 444-1779
F (919) 542-6184

Provides psychotherapy to individuals and families across the lifespan.

Clinical issues include: anxiety, depression, phobias, ADHD, trauma, abuse, grief, relationship issues, life transitions, domestic violence, anger management, separation and divorce, blended families, parenting issues, parent/child conflict, family conflict, adoption, peer conflict, bullying, and separation anxiety in children.

Cash, Check, Health Savings Account, Mastercard, Visa, Medicaid, and private insurance accepted.

Private Practice

Sandra Wickham, LCSW
110 B Village Lake Road
Siler Business Park Building #1, Suite B
Siler City, NC 27344

P (919) 542-4952

Specializes in working with children ages 4 to 11 by providing play therapy, art therapy, and other projective techniques. This helps children to deal with behavior issues, traumatic events, adoption/ foster care, and other childhood concerns. Works in close partnership with parents, foster parents, schools, and medical providers to maintain a uniform and comprehensive course of treatment. Individual and couple sessions can be arranged as needed. Ages 5 to adult. School-based in Chatham.

Medicaid, Health Check, and private insurance accepted.

Private Practice

Heather Brewis-Scheffler
Psychologist, PhD, HSP-P
310 West Street
Pittsboro, NC 27312

P (919) 794-8856

Child and Adolescent Psychology (Assessment and Therapy) and Assessments for ADHD, Learning Disorders, IQ, and Adaptive Functioning FOR ALL AGES.

Cash, Check, Health Savings Account, Mastercard, Visa, Medicaid, and private insurance accepted.


Private Practice

Renaissance Wellness Services, LLC
Dr. Karen Barbee, LPC, LCASA, NCC

288 East Street Suite 1001-F7
Pittsboro, NC 27312

P (919) 413-3722

Services include: Individual counseling, couples counseling, group counseling, school-based counseling, and substance abuse counseling for youth and adults.

Medicaid and private insurance accepted (BCBS of NC, Aetna, Medcost, First Health, and Coventry).




List Created by Chatham Health Alliance Mental Health Subcommittee. Send updates/changes to  Changes are reviewed on a quarterly basis.