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About Gregory Helton, MD

The mind has always fascinated Dr. Helton. Caring for people with mindcare conditions is the greatest way he positively impacts his community and society. When working with patients, he takes the time to get to know each person as an individual, while trying to understand the underlying root causes of their problems. His objective is to work with patients to help them better understand themselves and to help relieve their suffering. Prioritizing strong relationships with his patients as the primary mode of healing, Gregory draws from knowledge gained through psychoanalytic training. He believes in and is inspired by David Berceli’s statement that “all humans have an innate capacity to heal from traumatic experiences.”

Partial List of Treatment Areas

  • Adjustment Concerns
  • Alcohol Use
  • Anxiety / Stress
  • Bipolar I & II
  • Cognitive Disorder
  • Memory Concerns
  • Depression
  • Drug Use
  • Hoarding
  • Psychosis w/ Long-Acting Injectable
  • OCD
  • Personality Disorder
  • Psychosis
  • PTSD/Trauma
  • Schizophrenia
  • Pain Disorder
  • badge-3 TelehealthSignifies the completion of a mental health telehealth training program

Education & Certifications

– Doctor of Medicine from the James H. Quillen College of Medicine at East Tennessee State in Johnson City, TN
– Member of the American Psychiatric Association and the North Carolina Psychiatric Association
– Certified in Basic Life Support (BLS) by the American Heart Association

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February 3, 2021

Dr. Helton is an exceptional physician. He is professional. Patient. Compassionate. Intellectually astute. An excellent guide to solving complex, difficult life situations. He is, without doubt, the best therapist I have ever had the good fortune to have. His generosity of spirit and empathy are extraordinary. His expertise and understanding of medication management is exceptional. My life has improved exponentially in the seven years I have been his patient.


January 30, 2021

Dr. Helton is very kind cares about his patients. Very good service and doctor


January 28, 2021

A caring attitude and willingness to talk


January 28, 2021

Dr. Helton is both friendly and attentive. He manages my medication regimen effectively and seeks input from me in doing so.


January 26, 2021

Because of Gregory, I''m waking up to a smiling face!


January 25, 2021

He is so patient and professional - always. I couldn t have found someone like him if I searched alone. The professional receptionists and staff are tops!


January 21, 2021

Everyone at MindPath is extremely friendly and welcoming. Dr. Helton is the best! Dr. Helton is a very caring counselor who focuses on the wellbeing of my health.


January 19, 2021

I have great respect for Dr. Helton. He really cares for my mental health. He is someone who makes you feel like a friend you ve known all your life. MindPath is a great place that treats you with a feeling of ease and the atmosphere is one that makes you feel like you re visiting a welcoming friend instead of a medical treatment facility.


January 14, 2021

A very good doctor , would recommend him to other family and friends. He always addresses my concerns.


January 14, 2021

I have been seeing Dr. Helton for a few years now and I always feel great after. He is supportive and a good listener.


January 13, 2021

Brian goes above and beyond!


January 13, 2021

Dr. Helton consistently provides care with empathy and compassion.


January 11, 2021

Great doctor! Appointment reminders and medication refills are always on time.


January 11, 2021

He listens well and helped. Thanks for the refill that way I'm not concerned with running out.


January 5, 2021

I ve been many places for many years and MindPath is the place I ve stayed longest. That is because Dr. Helton is fantastic and because those working reception have been so kind.


January 4, 2021

Dr. Helton really went the extra mile and wrote a letter of recommendation I needed for a personal situation. He has really encouraged me over the years and given me advice in the tough times.


January 4, 2021

Dr. Helton is easy to work with, has great bedside manner and knows his stuff.


December 30, 2020

Dr Helton is easy to talk to and has my best interest at heart


December 30, 2020

Dr. Helton is a professional. Happy New Year and may God continue to use you to treat other patients!


December 29, 2020

Nice to have appointment in my own space. Safe from covid-19. Easier to work inside my schedule. Thank you


December 23, 2020

I ve actually already recommended MindPath and it has been working out great for the person I recommend.


December 21, 2020

He is caring


November 13, 2020

I trust Dr Helton, I believe he is smart, well educated in Psychiatric Care and Medicine. I believe if I had seen him during the worst of times, my worst of times would not have lasted as long, my suffering and feelings of despair would have been to lesser degrees. I would have learned "cognitive" skills.


October 28, 2020

I have dealt with mental illness for 25 yrs & have had several psychiatrists. None seemed to truly care about understand issues and med management like he does. He really listens. He shares his rational. Adding another med is rarely needed cause he listens to where I am coming from & encourages my input. Absolute best & simplest of all is that he is prompt at responding when am not doing well during sessions. Thank you for letting me express how highly & blessed I am he is my psychiatrist!!


February 9, 2020

Excellent care and concern from Dr. Helton.


January 18, 2020

The care we received is exceptional. Dr. Helton is very caring, friendly and knowledgeable!


December 5, 2019

I was very pleased with the entire experience.


August 29, 2019

So impressed by the professionalism of every one I interacted with. Dr. Helton was excellent. By far best experience I've had in seeking a psychiatrist

Tropical Storm Isaias is headed towards the Carolinas

Tropical Storm Isaias is headed towards the Carolinas. Please note that we plan to be open for appointments; however, be aware that power outages may be widespread which may impact telehealth and other appointments. We may not know until the last minute in all of our locations on Tuesday. Please be patient. We will waive missed appointment charges on Tuesday, August 4th in light of complications from the weather. If you and your provider are unable to connect, we will reach out to reschedule your appointment as soon as possible.