We recommend that you register for the patient portal. The patient portal will enable you to communicate with our staff in a secure manner and ensure that your information (such as contact information and insurance information) is accurate and up to date. You can also use the patient portal to schedule and reschedule appointments. There is no additional fee for using the patient portal.
While we recommend that you use the patient portal, it is not required. We want you to contact us using whatever method is best for you.
If you have never scheduled an appointment at Piedmont Counseling Center before, you can self-register on the patient portal as a new patient. If you have had an appointment at Piedmont Counseling Center in the past, but don’t currently have access to the patient portal, your clinician can help you access it during a session. You can also call our office manager, Anne Staley, at 336-293-7406 and she will help you obtain access.
The patient portal is encrypted and compliant with HIPAA and relevant rules and regulations. If you register for the patient portal and then don’t come for an appointment, that is no problem. Registering for the patient portal does not obligate you and your information will be kept encrypted and eventually deleted if you never come for an appointment.
You don’t need to be registered for the patient portal to see the times your clinician has available. Click on your clinician’s name and select the “display availability…” button and you will see a calendar that lists available times.
To access the patient portal for your clinician, please click the link below that corresponds to your clinician.
Telehealth uses encrypted video conferencing to enable a therapist and a client to connect remotely. Telehealth can be used with a computer, mobile phone, tablet, or other mobile internet devices that has a camera and internet connection. Telehealth technologies used by Piedmont Counseling Center staff are compliant with healthcare regulations, such as HIPAA. Your privacy and confidence in our clinical services are vital.
Telehealth can be exceptionally helpful to those that have difficult schedules, health challenges, frequent travel, or any situation that makes traveling to the office more difficult. Telehealth will enable you to connect with your therapist even during times in which coming to the office is not convenient. During the pandemic, most healthcare professionals have utilized telehealth in some fashion. All of Piedmont Counseling Center’s therapists are able to use telehealth.
Some staff members have a direct link to a telehealth platform and it is listed below. If your counselor’s information is not listed, please call our office and we will help prepare you for your telehealth session and ensure you have the information you will need to connect with your therapist. You do not need to be tech-savvy to use telehealth. You only need an internet connection and a camera-equipped device that is able to run current software. Our staff will help you make the connection.
Our patient portal now includes direct access to tele-health sessions with our counseling staff.
To access a tele-health session, you will follow these steps:
1. Download a copy of zoom from: https://www.zoom.us/download#client_4meeting
2. Confirm with your counselor that you have a telehealth session scheduled.
3. Log into therapy appointment and access the patient portal.
4. Under “teletherapy sessions” you will see a blue “launch” button. Press this button and it will connect you with your tele-therapy session
5. See https://www.zoom.us/download#client_4meeting and click the link that says “teletherapy – client view”
- Suicide Prevention – Visit this website for helpful information, including 24/7 live support for suicide crisis. Call 1-800-273-TALK (8255)
- Mental Health Association of Forsyth County – Visit this website for information about local mental health services, including low cost options and services for people with severe mental illness. They can be reached by phone at 336-768-3880.
- Inpatient mental health treatment in the Piedmont Triad area. Call 911 for emergencies or go to the nearest emergency room.
- Moses Cone Behavioral Health – located in Greensboro, this facility can help with chemical dependency and mental illness issues. 1 (800) 711-2635
- Forsyth Medical Center – located in Winston-Salem. 1-800-718-3550.
- Old Vineyard – located in Winston-Salem. (336) 794-3550
- Wake Forest – located in Winston-Salem 336-716-4551.
- Forsyth County Social Services — Social services can help with domestic abuse issues, income problems, and other situations impacting families of Forsyth County. (336) 703-3800
- National Alliance on Mental Illness — the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness. 800-950-NAMI
Physical Health Links
The following resources are general resources to support over-all well-being and physical health. The resources are intended to complement, not replace, professional medical advice.
Medications and Health Supplements
- Drug Interactions, DIRECT
- Medical Dictionary
- Medications, FDA
- Medication, Internet Mental Health
- Medications, PDR
- Medline, Comparison
- The People Pharmacy
- Health Women
- Women Heart
- Womens Health
- Power Surge: Support for Women
- Signs of Menopause, Symptoms of Menopause
- National Center for Biotechnology Information
- Your Disease Risk
- Mayo Clinic
- Duke Integrative Medicine
Mental Health Links
The following links are listed to provide you with additional online mental health care information. Please also check the additional links provided for physical health for a more comprehensive understanding of your over-all well-being. The following is not meant to be a comprehensive list, nor is it an endorsement of the content of the sites.
Associations & Institutes
- American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
- American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy
- American Counseling Association
- American Psychiatric Association
- American Psychological Association
- American Psychological Society
- Center for Mental Health Services
- Mental Health America
- National Institute of Mental Health
- National Mental Health Association
- National Eating Disorders Association
- National Sleep Foundation
- National Women’s Health Resource Center
- The National Child Traumatic Stress Network
- NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness)
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
- World Federation for Mental Health
Suicide Awareness and Hotlines
- American Foundation for Suicide Prevention
- Suicide Awareness Voices of Education
- Suicide: Read This First
- Bipolar Disorder News – Pendulum.org
- Depression and How Therapy Can Help
- Depression Screening
- Depression Test, Symptoms of Depression, Signs of Depression
- Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA)
Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
- Beyond OCD
- International OCD Foundation
- Obsessive Compulsive Information Center
- Trichotillomania Learning Center
Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
- National Center for PTSD
- Give an Hour— for veterans and their families
- National Center for PTSD Real Warriors (U.S. Department of Defense)— for veterans and their families
- The Gift From Within
- Sidran Institute
Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
Child Abuse and Domestic Violence
- Childhelp USA®
- Questions and Answers about Memories of Childhood Abuse
- The National Domestic Violence Hotline Website
- DrugWatch.com provides up-to-date information about prescription and over-the-counter medications, including details about associated side effects.
- Drugalert.org is a comprehensive database with information and news alerts about potentially dangerous drugs currently on the market or previously available worldwide.
join our team
At Piedmont Counseling Center, we are always interested in strengthening our team by adding compassionate and competent professionals to our staff. We also welcome students to do their clinical training with us (if qualified and a good fit for our team). The following are some considerations for you to have the strongest possible application.
Currently, we are only able to accept applicants to posted positions, or graduate students who are applying for clinical training. We are not able to accept volunteers. Thank you so much for your interest.
Please read the suggestions below. You may see our posted positions by following this link:
Paid Team Members
- Learn about our staff and our mission before applying. What attracts you to our private practice?
- Read the posting carefully and determine if it is a good fit for your skillset, passions, and career goals.
- Ensure that you meet the qualifications for the position. Our clinical positions all require licensure. Life experience or education can’t replace a valid North Carolina license to practice as a mental health professional.
- We welcome students to apply for clinical training at Piedmont Counseling Center
- Ensure that a private practice setting, with an emphasis on Christian Counseling, is your preferred training site. Private practice is not as structured as a hospital or community mental health (or other agency) setting. You will need to be more independent.
- We always provide quality supervision and at a minimum one hour per week for students.
- To apply, you must include a copy of your vita, a letter of reference from your school’s training director documenting that you are ready for clinical training at the graduate level, and a letter of interest describing why you would like to do your clinical training at Piedmont Counseling Center.