Emotionally Focused Therapists in Charlotte, NC

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Ami Patel
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, MS, LCMHC
Verified Verified
Charlotte, NC 28211
Ami Patel is a licensed professional counselor providing individual therapy to adults. She understands the courage it takes to reach out for help and her goal is to help you create a safe space where vulnerability and honesty are valued. Ami provides counseling for those who wish to create long lasting and positive changes in their lives and relationships. She treats mental health through the lens of the whole person: emotional, relational, physical, and spiritual. She believes in promoting healing through positive changes and recognition of one’s strengths.
Ami Patel is a licensed professional counselor providing individual therapy to adults. She understands the courage it takes to reach out for help and her goal is to help you create a safe space where vulnerability and honesty are valued. Ami provides counseling for those who wish to create long lasting and positive changes in their lives and relationships. She treats mental health through the lens of the whole person: emotional, relational, physical, and spiritual. She believes in promoting healing through positive changes and recognition of one’s strengths.
(704) 251-6550 View (704) 251-6550
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Mikayla Franklin
Counselor, LCMHC, LAPC
Verified Verified
Charlotte, NC 28214  (Online Only)
As a Black Millennial therapist, who is also a military spouse, I am passionate about providing relatable therapy to BIPOC , LGBTQIA+ ,Millennials and Military families.
As a Black Millennial therapist, who is also a military spouse, I am passionate about providing relatable therapy to BIPOC , LGBTQIA+ ,Millennials and Military families.
(910) 606-6763 View (910) 606-6763
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Bethany Kahoe
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, MA, LCMHC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Charlotte, NC 28278  (Online Only)
I am currently accepting new clients via telehealth in NC and SC! I'm passionate about helping individuals live more fulfilling, happier lives every day through their own decisions, on their own terms. I believe that each client is on a unique journey with their own specific needs, and I tailor my approach to be as helpful as possible to each individual person. I work mostly with adults dealing with depression and anxiety, and have done so for 6+ years. For the past 3 years I have also enjoyed working with individuals struggling with fertility, postpartum/perinatal depression/anxiety, miscarriage, and infant loss.
I am currently accepting new clients via telehealth in NC and SC! I'm passionate about helping individuals live more fulfilling, happier lives every day through their own decisions, on their own terms. I believe that each client is on a unique journey with their own specific needs, and I tailor my approach to be as helpful as possible to each individual person. I work mostly with adults dealing with depression and anxiety, and have done so for 6+ years. For the past 3 years I have also enjoyed working with individuals struggling with fertility, postpartum/perinatal depression/anxiety, miscarriage, and infant loss.
(803) 619-9306 View (803) 619-9306
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Grove Counseling, PLLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Charlotte, NC 28217
“Vulnerability sounds like truth and feels like courage. Truth and courage aren’t always comfortable, but they’re never weakness.” -Brene Brown. When life feels overwhelming and scary, asking for help can feel like a huge risk. We offer a safe space where you will be heard, seen, and valued as the unique and complex individual that you are. Life is hard, but you don't have to do it alone. We can help you process trauma, work through big feelings, cope with change, and be your best self.
“Vulnerability sounds like truth and feels like courage. Truth and courage aren’t always comfortable, but they’re never weakness.” -Brene Brown. When life feels overwhelming and scary, asking for help can feel like a huge risk. We offer a safe space where you will be heard, seen, and valued as the unique and complex individual that you are. Life is hard, but you don't have to do it alone. We can help you process trauma, work through big feelings, cope with change, and be your best self.
(980) 983-0624 View (980) 983-0624
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Kimberly Lynn Childress
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, MA, LPC, LCMHCS
Verified Verified
Charlotte, NC 28269  (Online Only)
I am a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor Supervisor in North Carolina. I have worked successfully with individuals, marriage/relationship issues, trauma, depression, anxiety, transgender, and many other issues and concerns.
I am a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor Supervisor in North Carolina. I have worked successfully with individuals, marriage/relationship issues, trauma, depression, anxiety, transgender, and many other issues and concerns.
(704) 610-2297 View (704) 610-2297
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Dee Dockery
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, MS, LCMHC, NCC
Verified Verified
Charlotte, NC 28277  (Online Only)
I specialize in women's mental health and only treat women. Psychology is a science and an art. I see therapy through the same lens. As specific as the brain can be, there also has to be some flexibility to really understand how someone thinks. I worked in psychology research for 10 years and have been a therapist for 9 years. I am a National Certified Counselor, a Qualified Supervisor, and will be finishing my PhD in 2025. My research and focus in therapy is centered around women’s issues, our cognitive processing, and how our social environment affects our lives.
I specialize in women's mental health and only treat women. Psychology is a science and an art. I see therapy through the same lens. As specific as the brain can be, there also has to be some flexibility to really understand how someone thinks. I worked in psychology research for 10 years and have been a therapist for 9 years. I am a National Certified Counselor, a Qualified Supervisor, and will be finishing my PhD in 2025. My research and focus in therapy is centered around women’s issues, our cognitive processing, and how our social environment affects our lives.
(704) 275-0899 View (704) 275-0899
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Elizabeth Ponds
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSWA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Charlotte, NC 28262
Waitlist for new clients
Each client is the expert of their own experience and carries inherent worth and internal resources that I am honored to witness. I practice from a neuro-affirming, non-pathologizing paradigm, especially enjoying aiding autistic clients to validate and accommodate their authentic selves. I'm queer and agender, and many of my clients are LGBTQIA+, including ace/aro, bi/pan, and trans/nonbinary. <3 I see my clients as complex narrators of their unique stories, often wielding galactic inner landscapes that deserve to be celebrated and lugging burdens that no longer need to be shouldered.
Each client is the expert of their own experience and carries inherent worth and internal resources that I am honored to witness. I practice from a neuro-affirming, non-pathologizing paradigm, especially enjoying aiding autistic clients to validate and accommodate their authentic selves. I'm queer and agender, and many of my clients are LGBTQIA+, including ace/aro, bi/pan, and trans/nonbinary. <3 I see my clients as complex narrators of their unique stories, often wielding galactic inner landscapes that deserve to be celebrated and lugging burdens that no longer need to be shouldered.
(704) 666-9892 View (704) 666-9892
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Mijin Gina Wall
Counselor, MACC, LCMHC, NCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Charlotte, NC 28227
As your counselor, I am here to support you and collaborate with you in making meaning, experiencing growth and healing and uncovering resources to help you be your best self. Taking an evidenced-based, client-centered, trauma-informed, attachment based approach. I provide a safe and supportive space where we can collaborate and work at your own pace to help you reach your goals. I am an English-Korean bilingual with rich lived experiences in both cultures.
As your counselor, I am here to support you and collaborate with you in making meaning, experiencing growth and healing and uncovering resources to help you be your best self. Taking an evidenced-based, client-centered, trauma-informed, attachment based approach. I provide a safe and supportive space where we can collaborate and work at your own pace to help you reach your goals. I am an English-Korean bilingual with rich lived experiences in both cultures.
(704) 397-4616 View (704) 397-4616
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Erik Goldfield, Individual & Family Therapist
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, LCMHC, NCC
Verified Verified
Charlotte, NC 28226
Waitlist for new clients
My mission is to make therapy fun and interactive. Therapy can be a daunting prospect for many people, and I aim to make it as productive and painless as possible. 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 several modalities, each one catered to the specific client, while at the same time incorporating family work to better support the individual. I myself am ADHD and can relate to children and adults who struggle academically and socially, incorporating a holistic approach to the therapeutic relationship.
My mission is to make therapy fun and interactive. Therapy can be a daunting prospect for many people, and I aim to make it as productive and painless as possible. 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 several modalities, each one catered to the specific client, while at the same time incorporating family work to better support the individual. 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 View (980) 255-5632
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Monique Aquino
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Charlotte, NC 28226
Life can be a journey with peaks and valleys. Sometimes we can feel stuck along the way, and the tools that once served us are no longer working. This can leave us feeling hopeless, lost, and alone. That is when having a fellow traveler and a safe space to navigate life’s difficulties can help us adjust course and find peace. With more than 17 years of experience, it would honor me to be a part of your healing journey.
Life can be a journey with peaks and valleys. Sometimes we can feel stuck along the way, and the tools that once served us are no longer working. This can leave us feeling hopeless, lost, and alone. That is when having a fellow traveler and a safe space to navigate life’s difficulties can help us adjust course and find peace. With more than 17 years of experience, it would honor me to be a part of your healing journey.
(704) 610-4117 View (704) 610-4117
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Rose Katelyn Richardson
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Charlotte, NC 28210
Over the same old same old? Tired of your current emotional state? Life is full of difficult transitions, and I am here to guide you through them. When working with me, I will create an open and trusting space that fosters the personal growth of my client's. I believe that my job is to remain as objective as possible while also challenging you to be your best self. I believe that change is a result of finding a balance between thinking and feeling when in the face of anxiety.
Over the same old same old? Tired of your current emotional state? Life is full of difficult transitions, and I am here to guide you through them. When working with me, I will create an open and trusting space that fosters the personal growth of my client's. I believe that my job is to remain as objective as possible while also challenging you to be your best self. I believe that change is a result of finding a balance between thinking and feeling when in the face of anxiety.
(704) 842-9024 View (704) 842-9024
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Sarah Mitrano
MA/EdS, LCMHC
Verified Verified
Charlotte, NC 28204
Waitlist for new clients
As a therapist, my aim is to help guide you to a place that you are struggling to reach.  I will meet you where you are and tailor the therapy to your needs. By providing a welcoming presence, I work to create a space that is safe and comfortable. Life can take us to all types of challenging, exciting, and sometimes unknown places.  Having a non-judgmental atmosphere to process it all can promote growth within the mind and body connection. If you are struggling with identifying/accepting emotions, negative thinking, self-esteem/self-confidence, relationships with others, or the relationship with yourself, I am here to help!
As a therapist, my aim is to help guide you to a place that you are struggling to reach.  I will meet you where you are and tailor the therapy to your needs. By providing a welcoming presence, I work to create a space that is safe and comfortable. Life can take us to all types of challenging, exciting, and sometimes unknown places.  Having a non-judgmental atmosphere to process it all can promote growth within the mind and body connection. If you are struggling with identifying/accepting emotions, negative thinking, self-esteem/self-confidence, relationships with others, or the relationship with yourself, I am here to help!
(704) 318-4579 View (704) 318-4579
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Mind, Heart and Spirit
MDiv, MA, Coach, Marriag
Verified Verified
Charlotte, NC 28202
Tired of Walking on Egg Shells? Communication issues? Misunderstood, not heard? Tired of secrecy? Is trust or infidelity destroying the relationship? The power to make lasting changes comes from within. Better communications is key. Let me help restore love and respect into your relationship! Tired of the verbal & emotional abuse. Thinking about ending the relationship? Get real solutions from arguments! Don't use your pain as a reason not to change. Get life changing skills now! I also work with adolescents/ teens, helping them unleash their potential for Greatness! Your marriage / relationship does not have to end. Get Help Today
Tired of Walking on Egg Shells? Communication issues? Misunderstood, not heard? Tired of secrecy? Is trust or infidelity destroying the relationship? The power to make lasting changes comes from within. Better communications is key. Let me help restore love and respect into your relationship! Tired of the verbal & emotional abuse. Thinking about ending the relationship? Get real solutions from arguments! Don't use your pain as a reason not to change. Get life changing skills now! I also work with adolescents/ teens, helping them unleash their potential for Greatness! Your marriage / relationship does not have to end. Get Help Today
(704) 837-4368 View (704) 837-4368
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Christina Bronte
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Charlotte, NC 28226
Any number of things can happen to throw us off track. Maybe you feel stuck because difficult things have happened in your life, you have experienced a loss or are going through a significant transition. Perhaps fears or anxieties overwhelm you. Or you are struggling in your relationships with those who matter most to you. Living like this is hard. With 20+ years experience, I am highly trained in many treatment modalities to help you cultivate what is best within yourself to enhance your experiences with love, friendships, work and play, no matter the age.
Any number of things can happen to throw us off track. Maybe you feel stuck because difficult things have happened in your life, you have experienced a loss or are going through a significant transition. Perhaps fears or anxieties overwhelm you. Or you are struggling in your relationships with those who matter most to you. Living like this is hard. With 20+ years experience, I am highly trained in many treatment modalities to help you cultivate what is best within yourself to enhance your experiences with love, friendships, work and play, no matter the age.
(704) 946-6546 View (704) 946-6546
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Kayla Patterson
Counselor, MA, LCMHC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Charlotte, NC 28262
Waitlist for new clients
You are the adult child of a family often filled with dysfunction. You were handed responsibility at an early age due to familial circumstances, and you have built your identity on being the "strong one" in your relationships. You struggle with expressing your needs, emotions, and boundaries with others. You worry that, if left unchecked, one day you will continue to repeat the patterns of generational trauma expressed by others in your family. If you resonate with the above statements, I think it is incredibly brave of you to consider seeking help. It is never too late to rewrite the story you wish to tell with your life.
You are the adult child of a family often filled with dysfunction. You were handed responsibility at an early age due to familial circumstances, and you have built your identity on being the "strong one" in your relationships. You struggle with expressing your needs, emotions, and boundaries with others. You worry that, if left unchecked, one day you will continue to repeat the patterns of generational trauma expressed by others in your family. If you resonate with the above statements, I think it is incredibly brave of you to consider seeking help. It is never too late to rewrite the story you wish to tell with your life.
(704) 389-5748 View (704) 389-5748
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Kristen Pascal
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, LCMHC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Charlotte, NC 28210
Welcome! I'm glad you're here. Whether you've tried therapy before or you're brand new to the process, taking these first steps can be nerve-wracking. Because of this, I believe that the safe, trusting environment and relationship built between therapist and client is at the core of this work. What’s most important to me is that you feel comfortable being yourself in therapy, and my goal is that you always feel heard, supported, and accepted. Therapy is different for everybody, and I want this process to be unique and personal to you and your needs.
Welcome! I'm glad you're here. Whether you've tried therapy before or you're brand new to the process, taking these first steps can be nerve-wracking. Because of this, I believe that the safe, trusting environment and relationship built between therapist and client is at the core of this work. What’s most important to me is that you feel comfortable being yourself in therapy, and my goal is that you always feel heard, supported, and accepted. Therapy is different for everybody, and I want this process to be unique and personal to you and your needs.
(704) 486-8190 x5 View (704) 486-8190 x5
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Kimberly Glover
Psychologist, PsyD, LP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Charlotte, NC 28211
Waitlist for new clients
Hey there! How brave of you to take this step towards understanding yourself, your relationships, and your current circumstances better. Healing is hard, so I hope to make this part of finding a good fit just a little easier. I specialize in working with adults grappling with anxiety, depression, interpersonal and emotional challenges, trauma and stress, cultural identity and self-concept issues, life transitions, and imposter syndrome. I hope to provide support and guidance as you delve deeper into these areas, facilitating your journey toward overcoming obstacles and embracing a more fulfilling life.
Hey there! How brave of you to take this step towards understanding yourself, your relationships, and your current circumstances better. Healing is hard, so I hope to make this part of finding a good fit just a little easier. I specialize in working with adults grappling with anxiety, depression, interpersonal and emotional challenges, trauma and stress, cultural identity and self-concept issues, life transitions, and imposter syndrome. I hope to provide support and guidance as you delve deeper into these areas, facilitating your journey toward overcoming obstacles and embracing a more fulfilling life.
(704) 440-4129 View (704) 440-4129
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Loula Kontoulas
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Charlotte, NC 28205
I believe we all have the potential to grow through challenges. Rather than living in distress, we can find ways to ease through the difficulties of life. Through my work with cancer patients, I developed a therapeutic framework based on Acceptance and Commitment Therapy to help clients with various issues move from distress toward peace. In addition, I understand that one size does not fit all, so I use an integrative approach that draws from several disciplines.
I believe we all have the potential to grow through challenges. Rather than living in distress, we can find ways to ease through the difficulties of life. Through my work with cancer patients, I developed a therapeutic framework based on Acceptance and Commitment Therapy to help clients with various issues move from distress toward peace. In addition, I understand that one size does not fit all, so I use an integrative approach that draws from several disciplines.
(980) 366-4358 View (980) 366-4358
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Timberlee Young
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSWA, LMSW
Verified Verified
Charlotte, NC 28262  (Online Only)
Life is constantly changing and at times those changes can be overwhelming. Choosing to face your challenges, takes strength, which will push you forward towards a new beginning. Making the decision to participate in therapy to help navigate through life’s toughest challenges, is a great first step. I consider it a privilege for clients to share their stories with me and allow me to walk alongside them on their journey. I have a passion for supporting clients on their journey of self-awareness and growth.
Life is constantly changing and at times those changes can be overwhelming. Choosing to face your challenges, takes strength, which will push you forward towards a new beginning. Making the decision to participate in therapy to help navigate through life’s toughest challenges, is a great first step. I consider it a privilege for clients to share their stories with me and allow me to walk alongside them on their journey. I have a passion for supporting clients on their journey of self-awareness and growth.
(704) 504-7274 View (704) 504-7274
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Barbara L Thomas
Pastoral Counselor, Coach, MDiv, MSOD
Verified Verified
Charlotte, NC 28209
Life is hard... but joy is possible! Sometimes having someone listen without judgement is all it takes to find relief and live your best life. With over 30 years of counseling experience, I will work with you to uncover new pathways through old emotions and behaviors--to release the hold of the past and to claim your best life. No matter how stuck you feel... there is a way out. Use you inner wisdom to resolve family and relationship issues, emotional challenges, spiritual concerns, life/work transitions. Every day I experience people feeling better and doing better after taking the risk to seek help. Let's find your joy!
Life is hard... but joy is possible! Sometimes having someone listen without judgement is all it takes to find relief and live your best life. With over 30 years of counseling experience, I will work with you to uncover new pathways through old emotions and behaviors--to release the hold of the past and to claim your best life. No matter how stuck you feel... there is a way out. Use you inner wisdom to resolve family and relationship issues, emotional challenges, spiritual concerns, life/work transitions. Every day I experience people feeling better and doing better after taking the risk to seek help. Let's find your joy!
(704) 508-4406 View (704) 508-4406