Ebony Rao, LCMHC


Online Therapy

About Me

I recognize that at times we don't feel we are reaching our full potential. Maybe, during those times, we see that earlier experiences still negatively impact and shape the way we view the world. I am passionate about helping those seeking support and wholeness, those looking to find healing. I have over 10 years of experience working in the field providing trauma and supportive therapy. I specialize in trauma, Perinatal Mood Disorders (including post partum depression), difficult life adjustments, race and cultural experiences, and mood disorders.

Education & Experience

I am a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor with a Master of Science Degree in Counseling Psychology and a Master of Education Degree in School Counseling from Columbia University. In additional to private practice, I am the Health Program Director for the Crisis Intervention Team in Mecklenburg County, NC which addresses gaps in mental health services and trains law enforcement to respond to mental health crisis. Prior to my work with CIT, I was a trauma therapist for a specialized program, which partners with law enforcement to provide trauma therapy to children who are victims of or witnesses of violence or other trauma. I continue my work as a trainer for these programs, teaching law enforcement officers about the impact of trauma on childhood development, trauma symptoms, and mental illness. I also provide training and presentations in the community, am an active member of the Charlotte Resilience Project, and am on multiple community committees and boards addressing gaps in service for those with mental illness.

Specialty Area

  • Abuse/Neglect
  • Adoption
  • Anxiety/Panic Attacks
  • Birth Trauma/Pregnancy Loss
  • Depression
  • Domestic Violence
  • Family Issues
  • Grief/Loss/Mourning
  • Mood Disorders
  • Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Race, Culture, Ethnicity Issues
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Survivor's Guilt
  • Traumatic Incident

Population Served

  • Adolescents (13-17)
  • Adults
  • First Responders
  • Seniors
  • Veterans/Military


  • English


  • Aetna
  • BlueCross BlueShield
  • Cigna
  • Sliding Scale
  • UnitedHealth