A New Direction Counseling Service

Clinical Social Work/Therapist , MSW , LCSW

(919) 283-3480
Over 20 years of working with individuals and couples, I have developed expertise working with a variety of issues, including: low mood, low motivation, anxiety, creative blocks, feeling "stuck" (in any area of life), relationship issues, work or career issues, anger management, addictions, compulsive behavior, and personal growth. My approach is client-centered and collaborative. Together we will work to clarify your goals, and develop a plan that will help you achieve them as quickly as possible. To help you actualize those goals I utilize a variety of modalities, including cognitive-behavioral, psychodynamic, mindfulness therapy, interpersonal therapy and psychoeducational approaches.
Though I have a wide area of professional interests, and training, I specialize in Relationship and Couples' issues, and Sexual Addiction (including Internet and Porn Addiction). My practice is divided roughly equally between couples, and individuals. I have worked with with individuals since 1992 and couples since 1993.
I have been a Certified Imago Relationship Therapist since May, 2000. Issues I have helped couples with include: Premarital Counseling; Commitment Issues; couples on the verge of separation or divorce; Sexual Problems; Affairs; Rebuilding Romance; and Emotional and Sexual Intimacy. I have also received advanced training in Sexual Addiction treatment.
Call A New Direction Counseling Service for a free phone consultation now - (919) 283-3480


  • Years in Practice: 20+ Years
  • School: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • Year Graduated: 1992
  • License No. and State: C002556 North Carolina


  • Avg Cost (per session): $80 - $120
  • Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepted Payment Methods: ACH Bank transfer, Check, Mastercard, Visa

Accepted Insurance Plans:

  • BlueCross and BlueShield
  • Medcost PPO
  • ValueOptions
  • Out of Network

Verify your health insurance coverage when you arrange your first visit.

Additional Credentials

  • Certificate: International Inst. for Trauma&Addiction Professio/Sex Addiction Therapist (CSAT)
  • Certificate Date: 2015
  • Certificate: Institute for Imago Relationship Therapy/Certified Imago Therapist
  • Certificate Date: 2002


A New Direction Counseling Service
4609 Western Boulevard
RaleighNorth Carolina 27606

Call Mr. Ronald A Zumstein
(919) 283-3480

Additional Location

A New Direction Counseling Service
180 Providence Rd
Suite 5
Chapel HillNorth Carolina 27514
(919) 283-3480


  • Relationship Issues
  • Sexual Addiction
  • Anxiety


  • ADHD
  • Addiction
  • Alcohol Abuse
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Chronic Pain
  • Coping Skills
  • Divorce
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Grief
  • Internet Addiction
  • Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
  • Peer Relationships
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Spirituality
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Academic Underachievement
  • Adoption
  • Anger Management
  • Chronic Impulsivity
  • Chronic Relapse
  • Depression
  • Drug Abuse
  • Gambling
  • Infertility
  • Life Coaching
  • Parenting
  • Self Esteem
  • Sleep or Insomnia
  • Substance Abuse

Mental Health:

  • Impulse Control Disorders
  • Mood Disorders


  • Bisexual Issues
  • Lesbian Issues
  • Gay Issues

Client Focus


  • Adults

Treatment Approach

Treatment Orientation:

  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Eclectic
  • Family / Marital
  • Mindfulness-based (MBCT)
  • Psychodynamic


  • Individuals
  • Couples

Professional Connections

Amnon Fried, MSW, LCSW, SAP, CSAT

Amnon Fried, MSW, LCSW, SAP, CSAT

Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Colleague, known for 15 years
Last Modified: 06 Jul 2015