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 wife & mother of three children. We love traveling & exploring new places (road trips, camping, hiking), love learning about nutrition, try out new recipes, workout, and painting. 



As a therapist and founder of Wake Counseling & Mediation, my mission is to serve & support our local communities by providing counseling or mediation 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, and relocated to beautiful North Carolina with my husband to start our family. I became Licensed as a Professional Counselor & Professional Counselor Supervisor by the board in NC (LPC and LPCS) and National Certified Counselor (NCC). 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. 


  • 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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