Bettye Sanford-Joseph

Therapist Bettye Sanford-Joseph Photo

About Me

My approach to counseling is collaborative in nature and geared toward the client gaining insight and personal awareness, for growth, resilience and change. I work toward facilitating desired outcomes by providing support for behavioral change making use of integrative approaches based on client needs, goals and strengths.
I am a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor Supervisor in the state of North Carolina (2017); Licensed Clinical Addictions Specialist Associate (2014.). I also hold special certifications such as; National Certified Clinical Mental Health Counselor (NBCC); Certified Clinical Military Counselor (CCMC); Certified Trauma Focused -CBT Therapist (2018) North Carolina.
I have spent the past 10 years working with families, couples, and individuals seeking to understand and improve their ability to function in their homes, schools, communities, or areas of employment as they manage mental health issues that cause symptoms of anger, fear, anxiety, and depression across a wide diversity of sex, age, and culture. I am also passionate in assisting couples with the desire to strengthen their realationship by improving communication, intamacy, trust, and managing conflicts.


  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Relationship issues
  • Family conflicts
  • Depression
  • Coping with life changes
Also experienced in:
Addictions , LGBT , Trauma and abuse , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Eating disorders , Sleeping disorders , Parenting issues , Anger management , Self esteem , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Coaching , Compassion fatigue , ADHD , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 10

Services Offered

  • Messaging

  • Phone

  • Video


LMHC #S8618 (Expires: 2023-06-30)


Written by M.E. on Oct 13, 2021 after therapy with Bettye for 5 months on issues concerning relationship

We are a recently married couple in our late 20's. Bettye is our first couples' therapist. She helps me understand my parner and helps him understand me. She is a very fun and sweet person who likes to make us laugh even when we speak about heavy topics. It really brightens our day to speak with her and look forward to our sessions! I think our communication has improved a lot since we signed up, and I'm glad we did!

Written by P.J. on Jan 10, 2021 after therapy with Bettye for 1 month on issues concerning relationship

Very open to different opinions and lifestyles and intuitive on things people may hesitate to open up about. My partner and I felt very comfortable with Bettye and appreciated her task and assignments she gave us to help open up dialogue outside of our sessions. She was very considerate of our feelings and finishing up a topic no matter the time we were at in our session. She did often mix Christian beliefs with her counseling which could be a plus for people.