CONTACT: (919) 647-4600 EXT 1

Welcome to our practice! I am an outpatient therapist and founder of Wake Counseling & Mediation.  I provide the professional guidance you need to resolve your life problems. During each therapy session, I will listen to you, guide you, and respectfully challenge you. I am extremely passionate about providing mental health care for people in need. To date, I have guided many families and individuals make needed lifestyle adjustments that resulted in healthier coping skills, improved communication, and happiness. Outside the therapy room, I am a busy mom of three very active children. We love traveling & exploring new places (road trips, camping, hiking), love learning about nutrition, try out new recipes, workout, and enjoy art & music. 


As a therapist and founder of Wake Counseling & Mediation, our mission is to serve & support our local community through counseling for mental health, substance abuse or addiction, and relationship problems for individuals and families. I graduated with my M.S. in Marriage and Family Therapy with honors in 2004 from California State University, and relocated to beautiful North Carolina with my husband to start our family. I am Licensed as a Professional Counselor (since 2009) & Professional Counselor Supervisor (since 2014) by the board in NC (LPC and LPCS) and National Certified Counselor (NCC; since 2005). I am guiding other counselors (LPC -Associates) in becoming better counselors through clinical supervision (LPCS). I am Certified to provide Family & Divorce Mediation, and Parenting Coordination for high conflict separation and divorce parents to assist individuals avoid emotional turmoil as well as expensive and lengthy legal disputes.


My theoretical approach is a holistic one, taking into account the whole person, his or her family background, present family, and environment using different modalities, such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Cognitive-Processing Therapy (CPT), Dialectal Behavior Therapy (DBT) and Solution-Focused Therapy depending on an individual or family’s need. My expertise includes addressing severe to mild psychological issues (Mood Disorders, Dual-diagnosis (MH and SA), Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), trauma, Anxiety, Adjustment issues, dysfunctional behaviors, and Relational problems with family, partner, and in the work environment. I facilitate group therapy utilizing family nurturing parenting program, Anger Management, Domestic Violence counseling and education. 


Please note, clients are responsible for calling their insurance to verify insurance benefits for Outpatient Therapy (in-network or out-of-network benefits if Wake Counseling provider is not in-network with your insurance plan). Here are commonly accepted plans by this provider:

  • BCBS (Out-of-Network for Blue-Local Plans for Duke & WakeMed)

  • UHC/Optum

  • Cigna

  • Aetna

  • Tricare

  • Out-of-Network Insurance: I can provide a “Super Bill” or an Invoice for client to submit to their insurance for reimbursement. Client is responsible for verifying out-of-network benefits with their insurance plan.

    Or let a third party like 'Better' handle your out-of-network claims. Better is an app for filing out-of-network health insurance claims. Send Better a photo of your claim and they will handle the rest, including determining your eligibility and following-up with your health insurance company. Download the Better iPhone app or signing up online.

  • Private pay, fee schedule is as following:

Initial Assessment/Consultation  - $150

            45 minute session - $90

            45-60 minutes - $120

* There will be $50 no-show/late cancellation fee for missed appointment on weekdays & $90 no-show/late cancellation fee for weekend appointment unless cancel appointment 24 hours in advance.


You can easily schedule appointment with your therapist online or call (919) 647-4600 ext. 1.  Manpreet Lehal offers in-office counseling and online counseling or Teletherapy  (please check with your insurance if teletherapy is covered in the outpatient therapy benefits or you can choose to private pay).

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