How content are you with life in the present? Is there pain in your past? Do you desire a deeper relationship with yourself and others? Perhaps you simply feel "stuck?" I believe I can help. As a therapist, I see my role as walking along side you as you journey through life's peaks and valleys, helping to unshackle you from your past, so that you are empowered to more fully enjoy life in the present. My treatment approach is tailored to clients' individual needs and is built on a foundation of honesty, compassion, non-judgment, and genuine relationship. I work collaboratively and prioritize making therapy a safe space to grow.
Adolescence can be a rocky time for many people, but I believe therapy can be of great help. I work with teenagers and young adults, struggling primarily with mood, identity, and impulse control difficulties. My goals are to help young people build their strengths and relationships in order to find happiness and success as emerging adults. Some of the things I treat are: depression, self-harm, anxiety, family conflict, gender dysphoria, transition to young adulthood stress, and disordered eating habits. Generally I practice cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) and dialectal-behavior therapy (DBT) within a caring, humanistic approach.
I am accepting new individuals and families. I focus on your problems in living, the important life relationships, your perceptions of those. You know your history, what you have tried. I do not believe in cookie cutter solutions and your perceptions matter. I use your skills, insights to build on your strengths. Once you feel competent, involved and trusting in the work we do together, then I believe we are able to create the changes you want. As partners we work better when we are clear about the problems and possible outcomes and solutions. Again, this is a partnership and I look forward to creating change with you.
*Now Accepting New Clients* I believe therapy is difficult work that requires a level of bravery and vulnerability. I enjoy working with clients who seek to establish a collaborative therapeutic relationship. As a therapist, I aim to create a respectful and accepting space that invites hope, and self-exploration. I approach therapy through a systemic perspective utilizing client centered postmodern modalities including: narrative therapy, solutions focused, and family system approaches.
*Accepting new clients* My clients are typically either individuals or couples. The individuals that I work well with are typically experiencing depression or anxiety, or having trouble adjusting to life changes. I love working with those that want a challenge or help achieving specific goals. I also work largely with couples at every stage of their relationship. Navigating a relationship without effective communication is usually what brings couples to me. I then help them develop stronger friendship and intimacy and manage conflict more effectively. Let's schedule an initial consultation to see if my style is a good fit for you!
Aaron is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker Associate, receiving his undergraduate and masters from University of South Carolina. As a native of Greenville, SC, Aaron enjoys a variety of hobbies such as playing guitar, making art, kayaking, hiking, primitive camping, going to concerts, golfing, video games, spending time with friends and best of all…“explearning” (exploring and learning) new areas and activities with his wife and new born son.
My background includes working specifically with children and adolescents in a variety of settings including an adolescent partial hospitalization program, outpatient therapy, and public schools to provide direct therapeutic services to the community. I often work with clients who have challenges related to anxiety, depression, suicidal thoughts, self-harm, relationship conflicts, and self-esteem. I practice with a holistic, empowerment-based approach and strive to create a safe and validating environment for my clients in session. I work with clients ages 13-25.
I am passionate about assisting others to achieve the most out of their life. My mission is to uplift, motivate, educate, and inspire. I have experience working with a diverse population including youth, teens, adults, public safety police officers and firefighters, LGBTQ+ members, justice involved youth and adults, attorneys, college students, and athletes. I also have experience working with international clients from South America, India, Asia, and Europe to name a few. In other words, anybody can get this mental health work!
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, MEd, LCMHC, LPC, NCC
I specialize in trauma (PTSD), perinatal disorders, and couples counseling using a wide range of evidence-based modalities, including both cognitive (“talk therapy”) and neuro-based approaches (EMDR, etc.). Trauma, such as childhood abuse or neglect, sexual violence, domestic violence, etc., can create chaos in many areas of your life, including relationships, parenting, work/school performance, and even your physical health. My goal is to provide a warm and compassionate space where we can explore not just the trauma itself, but also how it intersects with other issues and patterns in your life.
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LCMHC, LCAS, CSAT
Hello! I am a Licensed Professional Counselor and a Licensed Clinical Addiction Specialist. I have a master's degree in Christian counseling from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. I have been working as a therapist since 2012, helping couples, individuals, and groups with relationship, substance abuse, and mental health problems, including anxiety and depression, grief and loss, dual diagnosis (co-occurring mental health and substance use disorders), and personality disorders. My clinical graduate experience also includes working at a long-term care facility with Carolinas Healthcare System and Forest Hill Church, where I worked extensively with pre-marital and married couples.
I spent the first part of my career in non-profit and private practice settings in a rural area. These experiences provided a wide range of clinical growth and led to specializations in complex trauma, anxiety, depression, and eating disorders. I quickly build rapport with clients and am particularly passionate about working with those who are apprehensive about the therapeutic process. In addition, I have an extensive background working with the LGBTQ+ community, from individual and group counseling to training clinicians in LGBTQ+ inclusivity.
Life is full of changes and transitions-particularly for children, adolescents, young adults, and their families! It is my hope that I can work with individuals and families to not only grow from their experiences, but to gain helpful insight that will allow them to flourish in the future. Whether you are a family with children or adolescents struggling with a transition, or you're a young adult trying to navigate your way through relationships and a career, I'd be happy to help! I am currently accepting new clients.
Parenting is hard! It can be challenging to manage a child's emotional responses, behaviors, limited coping strategies, and developing communication strategies. At Zola Counseling, we help navigate these areas to support parent and child in implementing developmentally appropriate emotional expression. Some of our specialty practice areas include: Attachment concerns:[adoption, foster care, or kinship care], anxiety, depression, social/emotional/behavioral concerns from life adjustment, grief/loss/death, peer concerns [bullying, peer pressure, social expectations], self-esteem, and trauma [emotional, medical, physical, and sexual].
You don’t have to continue struggling in silence. You can receive the help you need today. I understand that it can be very difficult to ask for help in a time of need. I hope that you are able to take that crucial step and I invite you to reach out to me. I provide compassion and a non-judgmental, culturally sensitive environment that allows others to express themselves, uncover the barriers to achieving happiness, stability and success. My approach is client-centered, based on the belief that every individual brings a unique outlook on personal, family and cultural experiences.
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, LCMHC, LCASA
Serenity Counseling of the Carolinas PLLC is prepared to offer a safe environment that allows self thought processing of emotional, stressors or behavioral concerns. This environment allows for me to make an impact on the lives of individuals through a range of therapeutic approaches. I strive to provide services that is focused on the promotion of health and well-being rather than on the negative effects of emotional or behavioral-related distress. I provide one on one talk therapy.
6:07am. Remembering that you have already hit snooze seven times is not motivating you to get out of the bed to go about your day. Fear and doubt fill your morning as the reality of present events hits you where you feel it the most. "I have powered through this before" has become your mantra but deep inside you want a change. The past few days you have completed through sheer willpower. You are open to change; you just do not know what it is just yet. Is there any hope? You ask yourself.
I am passionate about helping people get to know themselves more deeply and to find opportunities for growth in all circumstances. I believe deeply in the process of therapy and feel strongly that all of our experiences hold potential for growth and insight. I offer a compassionate and understanding perspective in an environment that values your confidentiality.
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, PhD, LCMHC, NCC
Elevated Wellness Counseling, LLC, is based on helping people develop a working definition of wellness through a multifaceted lens, incorporating personal development, confronting fears, identifying strengths, and increasing capacity for problem solving and meaning making in life. Often, the human experience leaves us feeling burnt out, disconnected, and looking for meaning. Seeking therapy is the first step in building the skills necessary to thrive. Areas of expertise include: Anxiety, depression, coping with transition, relationship issues, sex therapy, religion and spirituality, achieving wellness, and professional development.
Teen Health Connection empowers every adolescent to be healthy, safe and successful. We specialize in working with teens and their families. Our team of licensed mental health therapists are warm, welcoming, and genuinely dedicated to helping their clients improve their lives. Our team has extensive experience in working with the full range of issues that commonly occur during adolescence. Our therapists are also highly trained in working with specific mental health disorders such as depression, anxiety, and behavior disorders.
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, LCMHC, LCMHCS, LCAS, CCS, MAC
I am an experienced therapist with years of experience in psychotherapy and counseling to children, teens and adults. My services include assessment using motivational interviewing, clinical testing and outcome measure survey to help you measure your progress. I strive to help you get result within a short time by ensuring that I understand your problems and your needs. I use solution focus and cognitive behavior therapy techniques to explore concrete issues, and to guide you in resolving them. I provide a therapeutic environment that is confidential, and where individual can communicate openly and honestly about their feelings.
What type of mental health professional is right for me?
Some of the most common types of mental health providers in Downtown, Charlotte are psychologists, licensed counselors, therapists, psychotherapists, and licensed clinical social workers, all of whom diagnose mental health conditions and provide individualized treatment.
Services offered, education and credentials vary by type of mental health professional. Each professional in Downtown, Charlotte then may specialize in certain areas, such as depression, marriage counseling, or anxiety. Although many mental health providers are not licensed to prescribe medication, they may coordinate with a provider who can.
Both in-person and online therapy sessions are available from most psychologists.
How to find a specialist?
You can refine your search using the filters on this page. There are several categories you can filter by to find mental health professionals with the experience you are looking for. You may want to filter for CBT Psychologists in Downtown, Charlotte, or Child Psychologists in Downtown, Charlotte.
Many find it useful to use filters to view only psychologists that have experience working with certain issues, like Downtown, Charlotte psychologists specializing in EMDR.
What method of therapy is right for me?
When it comes to treatment methods, there's no 'right way.’ Each method of therapy can be beneficial for a variety of issues. Psychologists in Downtown, Charlotte specialize in therapeutic approaches such as CBT, EMDR, and Interpersonal Therapy (IPT), among others. Finding a psychologist or therapist who is a good fit for you is the most important step to discovering what type of therapy, or combination of therapeutic approaches, will meet your individual needs. Learn what to expect from different types of therapy and how they work.
How to use my insurance?
Many therapists accept health insurance. Check to see if your insurance is covered. Feel free to discuss this when you contact the therapist.