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  • About

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    Dr. Demah S. Payne III, LCMHC

    My counseling experience includes working with children, adolescents, and adults. I have had the pleasure to work as a school counselor, crisis counselor, college counselor, and community counselor.

    Each session is a safe space for clients to address any of their mental health concerns.  I utilize a person centered approach, narrative therapy, CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy), ACT (Acceptance and Commitment Therapy), and a strengths based approach when working with clients.  I believe that each client has the ability to advance and grow.  In counseling, we explore how clients beliefs, thoughts. feelings, and actions are all correlated into mental health development.  I am empathetic and display a sense of genuineness with each client.

    I look forward to assisting you to Step Into Your Greatness and achieve your counseling goals.


    • Academic concerns
    • ADD & ADHD
    • Burnout
    • Anger Management
    • Anxiety
    • Coping Skills
    • Depression          
    • Grief and Loss
    • General Relationship Issues (family, friends, co-workers)
    • Immigration/ Acculturation
    • Imposter syndrome 
    • LGBTQIA+
    • Men’s Mental Health
    • Perfectionism
    • Personal Growth and Self- esteem
    • Racial and ethnic identity
    • Social justice
    • Spirituality and Religion
    • Suicidal feelings
    • Trauma 

    Theoretical orientation:

    • ACT
    • CBT
    • Crisis Intervention
    • Narrative therapy
    • Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) 
    • Client-Centered
    • Strength Based
    • Mindfulness
    • Positive Psychology


    • American Counseling Association
    • Higher Education Case Management
    • American College Counseling Association
    • North Carolina Board of Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselors

    “What counts in life is not the mere fact that we have lived; it is what difference we have made to the lives of others that will determine the significance of the life we lead.”
    -Nelson Mandela

    Are you ready to take the first step?

    My Values


    Having understanding for another’s pain or distress combined with the desire to soothe that person’s suffering.


    A nonjudgmental attitude that conveys respect and regard for their clients as individuals.

    Unconditional Positive Regard (UPR)

    Accepting and valuing the client precisely as they are without judgement, criticism or evaluation.


    The ability to recognize and relate to other people’s emotions and thoughts

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