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About Bryan Barros, LCSW

Bryan Barros believes in a non-judgmental approach to therapy, with an emphasis on identifying mental strengths, gaining insight, and understanding how mindfulness can lead to relief from emotional and mental pain. Bryan pulls from many modalities in his approach toward therapy; including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Solution-Focused Brief Therapy, and Motivational Intervention. Most of all, Bryan believes in the power of kindness and being fully heard and seen. He believes that people are not defined by their diagnosis and that finding solutions to alleviate symptoms is always possible. In a world that seems to be moving 100 miles per hour, he maintains that we can learn to calm our minds and sit with uncertainty.   

Bryan has worked in the field of Human Services for over 20 years in many capacities, including Child Welfare Social Worker and a Health Needs Specialist. In 2011, Bryan received a Master of Social Work from Rhode Island College and began the road toward becoming a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. Along the way, Bryan interned in an inpatient psychiatric unit at Butler Hospital in Providence, Rhode Island, and most recently worked for over two years as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker on the inpatient psychiatric unit and in the emergency department at Johnston Health in Smithfield, NC. 


Partial List of Treatment Areas

  • Major Life Change: grief, divorce, etc
  • Anxiety
  • Bipolar
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Couples/Marital Therapy
  • Depression
  • Developmental Disability
  • PTSD - Childhood Trauma
  • Family / Parenting Therapy
  • PTSD - Victim of Abuse
  • Parent/Child Concerns
  • Personality Disorder
  • Postpartum Depression
  • Psychodynamic Psychotherapy
  • PTSD - Single Incident/Shock
  • badge-3 TelehealthSignifies the completion of a mental health telehealth training program

Accepted Insurance

  • Aetna NC
  • Cigna NC
  • Medcost NC
  • Medicare NC
  • UBH NC



October 21, 2021

I know he is actively listening to me, without judgement. He is attentive and responsive. He makes reasonable suggestions & check back the fellow visit to see if it works. I feel noticeably better after each visit. I have been to therapy with other provides and was extremely disappointed. Mr. Barros completely changed my opinion about therapist. I'm not just another client.


July 30, 2021

The patience and understanding when discussing my issues made talking easier.


July 22, 2021

Love the non-judgmental atmosphere and that you can be yourself


July 16, 2021

Overall good first experience.

Tropical Storm Isaias is headed towards the Carolinas

Tropical Storm Isaias is headed towards the Carolinas. Please note that we plan to be open for appointments; however, be aware that power outages may be widespread which may impact telehealth and other appointments. We may not know until the last minute in all of our locations on Tuesday. Please be patient. We will waive missed appointment charges on Tuesday, August 4th in light of complications from the weather. If you and your provider are unable to connect, we will reach out to reschedule your appointment as soon as possible.