Kristina Mathews Acosta
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, LCAS, LPC, LPCS Verified
Office is near:
Matthews, NC 28104
Offers online therapy
We specialize in trauma, grief, troubled teens, anxiety, depression, borderline personality disorder, wellness, and addiction for all ages.
Does life seem a bit overwhelming? Does your mind keep racing? Do you feel down? Do you feel the weight of the world on your shoulders? If you or your loved one have answered yes to any of these questions, you are not alone, we can help! It is normal to have obstacles occur as we travel through life, but when it starts to interfere with our daily living we may experience frustration, sadness, confusion, and uneasiness. Getting help with these issues may lead to a more fulfilling life for you. Together, you and I will work together to meet your individual goals.
(704) 360-8771
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Office is near:
Matthews, NC 28104
Offers online therapy
We specialize in trauma, grief, troubled teens, anxiety, depression, borderline personality disorder, wellness, and addiction for all ages.
Does life seem a bit overwhelming? Does your mind keep racing? Do you feel down? Do you feel the weight of the world on your shoulders? If you or your loved one have answered yes to any of these questions, you are not alone, we can help! It is normal to have obstacles occur as we travel through life, but when it starts to interfere with our daily living we may experience frustration, sadness, confusion, and uneasiness. Getting help with these issues may lead to a more fulfilling life for you. Together, you and I will work together to meet your individual goals.
Celia Tatman
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, LCMHC, NCC, RPT Verified
Matthews, NC 28105
Offers online therapy
Online counseling in Florida and North Carolina. You know you need help, but you can't find the time! The solution is here. Just find a quiet spot wherever you are, and log on for session on your computer or your phone. It's that easy! I use a HIPPA compliant web portal to assure a secure, quality connection so that you experience the care you deserve with the convenience that fits your busy lifestyle. Common issues treated include anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder/mood disorders, life transition, family conflict, and trauma.
(704) 815-6692
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Matthews, NC 28105
Offers online therapy
Online counseling in Florida and North Carolina. You know you need help, but you can't find the time! The solution is here. Just find a quiet spot wherever you are, and log on for session on your computer or your phone. It's that easy! I use a HIPPA compliant web portal to assure a secure, quality connection so that you experience the care you deserve with the convenience that fits your busy lifestyle. Common issues treated include anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder/mood disorders, life transition, family conflict, and trauma.
Melody Joy Carr
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, MEd, LCMHCA Verified
Matthews, NC 28105
Offers online therapy
I enjoy working with teens, adults and couples who might be experiencing conflict, grief, depression or anxiety for circumstances beyond their control. No matter what difficulty or darkness lies before us, we can always find beauty in the mess and design in the chaos. I love helping others discover strengths and find hope. I have experience as a high school counselor, I'm a former pastor's wife, and my first job out of college was in campus ministry. Whether life is overwhelming, your marriage is struggling, or your teenager feels anxious/depressed, I firmly believe that there can still be fruit in your life.
(980) 246-3204
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Matthews, NC 28105
Offers online therapy
I enjoy working with teens, adults and couples who might be experiencing conflict, grief, depression or anxiety for circumstances beyond their control. No matter what difficulty or darkness lies before us, we can always find beauty in the mess and design in the chaos. I love helping others discover strengths and find hope. I have experience as a high school counselor, I'm a former pastor's wife, and my first job out of college was in campus ministry. Whether life is overwhelming, your marriage is struggling, or your teenager feels anxious/depressed, I firmly believe that there can still be fruit in your life.
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Alexis Perry
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSWA Verified
Matthews, NC 28105
Offers online therapy
Alexis obtained her Bachelor’s degree from Hampton University and Masters in Social Work degree from Columbia University. Alexis works primarily with teens and families. Alexis also has an interest in working with individuals with postpartum depression. She is experienced with working with the LGBTQ+ community, and teens and young adults who are dealing with depression, anxiety, and/or low self-esteem. Alexis’s therapeutic style combines using a person centered approach – Dialectical Behavior Therapy, motivational interviewing, and solution focused and trauma focused interventions.
(704) 445-3674
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Matthews, NC 28105
Offers online therapy
Alexis obtained her Bachelor’s degree from Hampton University and Masters in Social Work degree from Columbia University. Alexis works primarily with teens and families. Alexis also has an interest in working with individuals with postpartum depression. She is experienced with working with the LGBTQ+ community, and teens and young adults who are dealing with depression, anxiety, and/or low self-esteem. Alexis’s therapeutic style combines using a person centered approach – Dialectical Behavior Therapy, motivational interviewing, and solution focused and trauma focused interventions.
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Liz Hatzispiros
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LCMHC, RPT Verified
Matthews, NC 28105
Offers online therapy
I am currently working with college students and young adults who are experiencing an array of life transitions, depression, anxiety, multicultural confusion, and stress concerns.
Anxiety, stress, and sadness are a normal part of life, but when these feelings start to take over and inhabit multiple area's of life in a profoundly negative way, something needs to change. You're tired of people telling you it will get better, but with no real support of how. You're afraid of expressing these thoughts to your friends or family because of them sticking a label or diagnosis on you, but you really want to talk to someone about it. You're seeing your child exhibit similar emotions and you're not sure how to help him/her. You're worried it's something you've done and are not sure how to grow or change.
(980) 270-1692
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Matthews, NC 28105
Offers online therapy
I am currently working with college students and young adults who are experiencing an array of life transitions, depression, anxiety, multicultural confusion, and stress concerns.
Anxiety, stress, and sadness are a normal part of life, but when these feelings start to take over and inhabit multiple area's of life in a profoundly negative way, something needs to change. You're tired of people telling you it will get better, but with no real support of how. You're afraid of expressing these thoughts to your friends or family because of them sticking a label or diagnosis on you, but you really want to talk to someone about it. You're seeing your child exhibit similar emotions and you're not sure how to help him/her. You're worried it's something you've done and are not sure how to grow or change.
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Glenda Vinson-Nnaji
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, LCMHCS, LCAS, LPC Verified
Matthews, NC 28105
Offers online therapy
Specialty areas include Anxiety, depression, couples counseling, trauma, Substance Abuse/prescription drug addiction, ADHD, and gender identity issues.
I specialize in anxiety and depression management, couples counseling, ADHD and trauma. I take pride in helping individuals, couples and families find solutions to difficulties they encounter to live happy healthy lives. My therapeutic style is empathetic and warm while focused on building on client's strengths to help them heal from the past and find solutions for the future. My overall goal in therapy is to help clients and families acknowledge the problems they encounter then focus on positive solutions which allow them to feel better and do better.
(704) 769-2607
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Matthews, NC 28105
Offers online therapy
Specialty areas include Anxiety, depression, couples counseling, trauma, Substance Abuse/prescription drug addiction, ADHD, and gender identity issues.
I specialize in anxiety and depression management, couples counseling, ADHD and trauma. I take pride in helping individuals, couples and families find solutions to difficulties they encounter to live happy healthy lives. My therapeutic style is empathetic and warm while focused on building on client's strengths to help them heal from the past and find solutions for the future. My overall goal in therapy is to help clients and families acknowledge the problems they encounter then focus on positive solutions which allow them to feel better and do better.
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Caroline Cotto
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, LCAS, CCS Verified
Matthews, NC 28105
Offers online therapy
I specialize in substance use disorder, depression and anxiety, trauma, occupational stress and conflict, aging, couples/partner counseling, adolescents, parenting and family therapy.
Seeking a counselor can be hard, even scary. I provide a welcoming place that is quiet, safe and relaxing. This is your time to decide what you most want, what changes you can make, and how to do it. At your initial visit you get to tell your story and discuss your goals. Within our first meeting we create a plan for how to make the changes you want. There's no rush and no pressure. I believe everyone has the power to get the life they want. It will take some work, and you now have a partner to guide you there.
(704) 594-8047
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Matthews, NC 28105
Offers online therapy
I specialize in substance use disorder, depression and anxiety, trauma, occupational stress and conflict, aging, couples/partner counseling, adolescents, parenting and family therapy.
Seeking a counselor can be hard, even scary. I provide a welcoming place that is quiet, safe and relaxing. This is your time to decide what you most want, what changes you can make, and how to do it. At your initial visit you get to tell your story and discuss your goals. Within our first meeting we create a plan for how to make the changes you want. There's no rush and no pressure. I believe everyone has the power to get the life they want. It will take some work, and you now have a partner to guide you there.
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Ann Fields
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSWA Verified
Matthews, NC 28105
Offers online therapy
I specialize in anxiety, depression, grief, difficulty managing anger, relationship challenges, concerns with workplace, purpose, and/or identity.
At times, we experience difficult seasons where life does not match our ideal. It is in this space a safe place is needed to unpack the unexpected. Together, we will look at the pieces of your life, set goals, then chart a course. You will be provided with real tools to help overcome challenges, resolve the past, and move forward to attain wellness. My approach is real, insightful, and interactive. The focus is always on you and your well-being. I am kind, but direct. I talk truth and hold my clients accountable.
(704) 327-0482
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Matthews, NC 28105
Offers online therapy
I specialize in anxiety, depression, grief, difficulty managing anger, relationship challenges, concerns with workplace, purpose, and/or identity.
At times, we experience difficult seasons where life does not match our ideal. It is in this space a safe place is needed to unpack the unexpected. Together, we will look at the pieces of your life, set goals, then chart a course. You will be provided with real tools to help overcome challenges, resolve the past, and move forward to attain wellness. My approach is real, insightful, and interactive. The focus is always on you and your well-being. I am kind, but direct. I talk truth and hold my clients accountable.
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Emily W Lee
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Matthews, NC 28105
I love to help women and adolescents clear a path through the mire and muck of everyday living and the pitfalls associated with previous or current struggles. Whether it is relationship struggles, depression, anxiety, or previous traumas, I work to help put words and order to what is being experienced. My approach to life and counseling comes from a Christian faith and perspective. Healing and growth comes from an honest assessment of what someone is experiencing emotionally, physically, and spiritually. No matter what areas of faith we have in common, I want to offer a place of help and hope.
(321) 316-6709
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Matthews, NC 28105
I love to help women and adolescents clear a path through the mire and muck of everyday living and the pitfalls associated with previous or current struggles. Whether it is relationship struggles, depression, anxiety, or previous traumas, I work to help put words and order to what is being experienced. My approach to life and counseling comes from a Christian faith and perspective. Healing and growth comes from an honest assessment of what someone is experiencing emotionally, physically, and spiritually. No matter what areas of faith we have in common, I want to offer a place of help and hope.
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Joy Robbins; Creative Counseling & Consulting,PLLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC-S, LPC Verified
Matthews, NC 28105
Offers online therapy
I specialize in treating mood disorders, like anxiety and depression, in teenagers and adults.
You are one step closer to a new you! I enjoy helping adolescent and adult clients find solutions through a balance of support and challenge. When you're on my couch, I work as hard as you do. I believe in helping you change your thoughts to change your feelings to change your behaviors which will change your life! I have worked in a variety of settings: an inpatient psychiatric hospital, public schools, residential treatment, EAP and private practice. I can help you reach your potential!
(704) 870-4678
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Matthews, NC 28105
Offers online therapy
I specialize in treating mood disorders, like anxiety and depression, in teenagers and adults.
You are one step closer to a new you! I enjoy helping adolescent and adult clients find solutions through a balance of support and challenge. When you're on my couch, I work as hard as you do. I believe in helping you change your thoughts to change your feelings to change your behaviors which will change your life! I have worked in a variety of settings: an inpatient psychiatric hospital, public schools, residential treatment, EAP and private practice. I can help you reach your potential!
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Alicia McArthur
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPCS Verified
Matthews, NC 28105
Offers online therapy
I walk into each session believing that change and growth are possible for every client. I am committed to partnering with my clients to improve their lives. My expertise is in working with adults and older adolescents (ages 16+) around the following: anger management, depression, anxiety, mood disorders, grief and loss, life changes, relationship difficulties, stress management, past trauma or abuse, and co-occurring substance abuse. I particularly enjoy helping clients explore how their values and spiritual beliefs can help them improve their mental health.
(704) 479-6936
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Matthews, NC 28105
Offers online therapy
I walk into each session believing that change and growth are possible for every client. I am committed to partnering with my clients to improve their lives. My expertise is in working with adults and older adolescents (ages 16+) around the following: anger management, depression, anxiety, mood disorders, grief and loss, life changes, relationship difficulties, stress management, past trauma or abuse, and co-occurring substance abuse. I particularly enjoy helping clients explore how their values and spiritual beliefs can help them improve their mental health.
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Alma Williams Burch
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, PhD, MA, LCMHC, CCMC Verified
Matthews, NC 28104
Offers online therapy
I have successfully provided services for couples, families, and individuals facing mental health challenges like depression, anger, relationship issues, grief, and PTSD, among others.
People come to counseling because they want to change their personal or family situation, solve a particular problem, or simply bring a healthier balance to their lives. My role as your counselor is to support, encourage and assist you in doing the necessary work to discover, understand, heal and move forward. I use particular concepts and techniques selected from a broad range of therapies. I primarily draw from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solutions Focused, Behavior Therapy, Talk Therapy, and Mindfulness. I integrate these and other therapies with Biblical principles and a Christian worldview.
(704) 228-9263
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Matthews, NC 28104
Offers online therapy
I have successfully provided services for couples, families, and individuals facing mental health challenges like depression, anger, relationship issues, grief, and PTSD, among others.
People come to counseling because they want to change their personal or family situation, solve a particular problem, or simply bring a healthier balance to their lives. My role as your counselor is to support, encourage and assist you in doing the necessary work to discover, understand, heal and move forward. I use particular concepts and techniques selected from a broad range of therapies. I primarily draw from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solutions Focused, Behavior Therapy, Talk Therapy, and Mindfulness. I integrate these and other therapies with Biblical principles and a Christian worldview.
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Jennifer Leddy
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW Verified
Matthews, NC 28105
Offers online therapy
Chances are, if you've found yourself here, you or someone you know is struggling with one of life's many challenges. Good for you for taking the step to reach out to someone who can help. The next step is finding a therapist who has the right credentials, professional experience, clinical approach and personal style to best fit your needs. I have 24 years of experience in helping people resolve their problems, improve their mental health and achieve their goals. My specialties include anxiety, panic disorder, depression, relationship and marital problems, occupational problems and difficulties adjusting to life's challenges.
(704) 550-4703
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Matthews, NC 28105
Offers online therapy
Chances are, if you've found yourself here, you or someone you know is struggling with one of life's many challenges. Good for you for taking the step to reach out to someone who can help. The next step is finding a therapist who has the right credentials, professional experience, clinical approach and personal style to best fit your needs. I have 24 years of experience in helping people resolve their problems, improve their mental health and achieve their goals. My specialties include anxiety, panic disorder, depression, relationship and marital problems, occupational problems and difficulties adjusting to life's challenges.
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Aditi Patel
Counselor, LCMHC-A Verified
Matthews, NC 28105
Offers online therapy
I have experience working with children, adolescents, and adults who suffer with anxiety, depression, anger management, and adjustment issues, to name a few.
As a professional counselor, YOU are my focus. I view counseling as a series of small stepping-stones, each representing success, when joined together, provide a path for change. Teamwork is the most important foundation in counseling. I am here to help guide you towards meeting goals and resolving challenges that life throws at you. As your therapist I aim to work with you to overcome any obstacles that you are facing in your life and embark with you on your journey. It is my hope that throughout our time together, you will create a path towards understanding and being able to resolve your own obstacles and challenges.
(980) 399-4597
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Matthews, NC 28105
Offers online therapy
I have experience working with children, adolescents, and adults who suffer with anxiety, depression, anger management, and adjustment issues, to name a few.
As a professional counselor, YOU are my focus. I view counseling as a series of small stepping-stones, each representing success, when joined together, provide a path for change. Teamwork is the most important foundation in counseling. I am here to help guide you towards meeting goals and resolving challenges that life throws at you. As your therapist I aim to work with you to overcome any obstacles that you are facing in your life and embark with you on your journey. It is my hope that throughout our time together, you will create a path towards understanding and being able to resolve your own obstacles and challenges.
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Mandy Bird
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC Verified
Matthews, NC 28105
Offers online therapy
Mandy, a licensed psychotherapist, has been in private practice since January of 1993. For her, being a professional counselor and helping people grow is sacred work. She is committed to helping people pursue their own potential and views her work as a therapist as a life-calling. Mandy has a diverse background and range of experiences from working with birth mothers and adoptive families to corporate consulting and executive coaching. As a therapist, Mandy has helped hundreds of people struggling with depression, anxiety, grief, sexual abuse and trauma as well as many other issues.
(704) 380-9274
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Matthews, NC 28105
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Mandy, a licensed psychotherapist, has been in private practice since January of 1993. For her, being a professional counselor and helping people grow is sacred work. She is committed to helping people pursue their own potential and views her work as a therapist as a life-calling. Mandy has a diverse background and range of experiences from working with birth mothers and adoptive families to corporate consulting and executive coaching. As a therapist, Mandy has helped hundreds of people struggling with depression, anxiety, grief, sexual abuse and trauma as well as many other issues.
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Keshia Ginn
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW Verified
Matthews, NC 28104
Offers online therapy
I am a licensed therapist who has worked with both children & adults over the past 15 years. My areas of speciality are: depression, anxiety, grief/loss, behavioral issues, family conflict, crisis intervention & bipolar & other emotional issues.
(704) 327-0589
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Matthews, NC 28104
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I am a licensed therapist who has worked with both children & adults over the past 15 years. My areas of speciality are: depression, anxiety, grief/loss, behavioral issues, family conflict, crisis intervention & bipolar & other emotional issues.
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Nancy Waring
Psychologist, PhD Verified
Matthews, NC 28105
Offers online therapy
I work with clients who are experiencing depression, anxiety, a wide range of relationship issues (including marital, pre-marital, divorce and singleness), chronic illness, grief and also offer career assessment and counseling. I combine a practical, problem solving approach with a focus on the client's emotional and family history to facilitate greater insight for the client as we collaborate to bring balance and wholeness to that client's life. In my many years of practice, I have been on staff at a university counseling center, a large private practice and currently am with a ministry-based counseling center.
(704) 727-4277 x3052
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Matthews, NC 28105
Offers online therapy
I work with clients who are experiencing depression, anxiety, a wide range of relationship issues (including marital, pre-marital, divorce and singleness), chronic illness, grief and also offer career assessment and counseling. I combine a practical, problem solving approach with a focus on the client's emotional and family history to facilitate greater insight for the client as we collaborate to bring balance and wholeness to that client's life. In my many years of practice, I have been on staff at a university counseling center, a large private practice and currently am with a ministry-based counseling center.
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Leanna Smith
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, LCMHC, LCAS-A, MS Verified
Matthews, NC 28105
Offers online therapy
My specialties are anxiety and depression, however I also focus on helping individuals process through childhood traumas, repairing self-images, establishing self-love, redirecting anger, amongst other life concepts.
Everything you are going through will be a memory one day. So how will you remember this time? I'm here to help you navigate through your life experiences and help to provide insight on how to manage challenges to the best of your ability. I'm a licensed counselor with experience working with many individuals of very different histories, ages, challenges and outlooks on life. My main approach to therapy is Person-Centered, however I feel that Cognitive Behavioral Therapy is also rooted in everything that I do when partnering with clients.
(704) 459-8416
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Matthews, NC 28105
Offers online therapy
My specialties are anxiety and depression, however I also focus on helping individuals process through childhood traumas, repairing self-images, establishing self-love, redirecting anger, amongst other life concepts.
Everything you are going through will be a memory one day. So how will you remember this time? I'm here to help you navigate through your life experiences and help to provide insight on how to manage challenges to the best of your ability. I'm a licensed counselor with experience working with many individuals of very different histories, ages, challenges and outlooks on life. My main approach to therapy is Person-Centered, however I feel that Cognitive Behavioral Therapy is also rooted in everything that I do when partnering with clients.
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London Perry
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW-A Verified
Matthews, NC 28105
Offers online therapy
I believe that building a strong therapeutic relationship with clients is an important first step and is vital for clients to be successful. My approach to therapy is client-centered, holistic and strengths-based and I partner with clients to support them in recognizing their own self-worth and overcoming challenges. I welcome clients of all ages from different cultural and religious backgrounds as well as the LGBTQA community. I am experienced in addressing mental health and behavioral needs such as anxiety, depression, suicidal ideation, self harm, aggression and trauma. I look forward to taking this journey of growth with you.
(704) 286-6227
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Matthews, NC 28105
Offers online therapy
I believe that building a strong therapeutic relationship with clients is an important first step and is vital for clients to be successful. My approach to therapy is client-centered, holistic and strengths-based and I partner with clients to support them in recognizing their own self-worth and overcoming challenges. I welcome clients of all ages from different cultural and religious backgrounds as well as the LGBTQA community. I am experienced in addressing mental health and behavioral needs such as anxiety, depression, suicidal ideation, self harm, aggression and trauma. I look forward to taking this journey of growth with you.
Erik Goldfield, Child/Adolescent, Family Therapist
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, LCMHC, NCC Verified
Matthews, NC 28105
Offers online therapy
I work with children, adolescents, teenagers, and adults dealing with a range of issues from depression and anxiety, to autism and behavioral disorders.
My mission is to make therapy fun and interactive. I don't necessarily have an ideal client, just an ideal match. If the client feels connected and hopeful, change and progress can occur. I utilize a variety of modalities, catering each one to the individual client. I believe that clients need to feel supported in their family and social environment, and therefore combine family systems and family therapy into the goals of treatment. I myself am ADHD and can relate to children and adults who struggle academically and socially, incorporating a holistic approach to the therapeutic relationship.
(980) 255-5632
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Matthews, NC 28105
Offers online therapy
I work with children, adolescents, teenagers, and adults dealing with a range of issues from depression and anxiety, to autism and behavioral disorders.
My mission is to make therapy fun and interactive. I don't necessarily have an ideal client, just an ideal match. If the client feels connected and hopeful, change and progress can occur. I utilize a variety of modalities, catering each one to the individual client. I believe that clients need to feel supported in their family and social environment, and therefore combine family systems and family therapy into the goals of treatment. I myself am ADHD and can relate to children and adults who struggle academically and socially, incorporating a holistic approach to the therapeutic relationship.

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Depression Therapists
Depressive disorders are characterized by persistent feelings of sadness and worthlessness and a lack of desire to engage in formerly pleasurable activities. Depression is not a passing blue mood, which almost everyone experiences from time to time, but a complex mind/body illness that interferes with everyday functioning. It not only darkens one's outlook, it is commonly marked by sleep problems and changes in energy levels and appetite. It alters the structure and function of nerve cells so that it disrupts the way the brain processes information and interprets experience.

Despite feelings of hopelessness and worthlessness, depression is a treatable condition. It can be treated with psychotherapy by depression therapists in Matthews. As with many illnesses, the earlier treatment begins, the more effective it can be and the greater the likelihood that recurrence can be prevented.

Psychotherapy addresses the thinking patterns that precipitate depression, and studies show that it prevents recurrence. Drug therapy is often helpful in relieving symptoms, such as severe anxiety, so that people can engage in meaningful psychotherapy.