Therapists in Matthews, NC

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Marissa Johnson
Counselor, LCMHC, NCC
Verified Verified
Matthews, NC 28105
Are you struggling to regulate your emotions and meet your goals? Do you feel stuck in life? Is your past interfering with your life in the present? I am trained in EMDR and DBT, and help clients who are struggling with mood and anxiety disorders, life transitions, and past trauma. I want to help you work through difficulties to live your best life. Life right now is particularly stressful, and and I want to give you a place to process your emotions and learn skills to handle stress.
Are you struggling to regulate your emotions and meet your goals? Do you feel stuck in life? Is your past interfering with your life in the present? I am trained in EMDR and DBT, and help clients who are struggling with mood and anxiety disorders, life transitions, and past trauma. I want to help you work through difficulties to live your best life. Life right now is particularly stressful, and and I want to give you a place to process your emotions and learn skills to handle stress.
(704) 610-3970 View (704) 610-3970
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Maris Williams
Counselor
Verified Verified
Matthews, NC 28105
Maris Williams is a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor Associate who earned her master's degree in Counselor Education from Georgia Southern University. She has over 20 years of experience helping children, youth, and adults as a mentor and in leadership positions prior to becoming a counselor. Maris specializes in helping youth and adults with anxiety, depression, identity issues, life transitions, trauma, and grief. She believes the heart of counseling is welcoming and accepting people as they are, helping them reach their personal goals, and guiding them towards more peaceful, authentic, and joy-filled lives.
Maris Williams is a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor Associate who earned her master's degree in Counselor Education from Georgia Southern University. She has over 20 years of experience helping children, youth, and adults as a mentor and in leadership positions prior to becoming a counselor. Maris specializes in helping youth and adults with anxiety, depression, identity issues, life transitions, trauma, and grief. She believes the heart of counseling is welcoming and accepting people as they are, helping them reach their personal goals, and guiding them towards more peaceful, authentic, and joy-filled lives.
(704) 255-4468 View (704) 255-4468
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Staci Byrd
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSWA
Verified Verified
Matthews, NC 28105  (Online Only)
"Strength doesn't come from what you can do, it comes from overcoming the things you once thought you couldn't do." My therapeutic style is tailored to you as the individual and what you need to help you overcome, improve, change, process, relieve, heal or balance. I will meet you in whatever phase you are in and we will begin from there.
"Strength doesn't come from what you can do, it comes from overcoming the things you once thought you couldn't do." My therapeutic style is tailored to you as the individual and what you need to help you overcome, improve, change, process, relieve, heal or balance. I will meet you in whatever phase you are in and we will begin from there.
(704) 237-6623 View (704) 237-6623
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Leanna Smith
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, LCMHC, LCAS-A, MS
Verified Verified
Matthews, NC 28105  (Online Only)
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.
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 View (704) 459-8416
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Sonja Buckles-Smith
MA, LCMHCS
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Matthews, NC 28105
Waitlist for new clients
I strive to help people discover their purpose, increase self-awareness, and empower them to be the outstanding individuals they are capable of being. By discarding emotional baggage, often years of hurt, pain, guilt and shame; you can rediscover your purpose, live a more fulfilling life, and regain your natural balance.
I strive to help people discover their purpose, increase self-awareness, and empower them to be the outstanding individuals they are capable of being. By discarding emotional baggage, often years of hurt, pain, guilt and shame; you can rediscover your purpose, live a more fulfilling life, and regain your natural balance.
(704) 251-6025 View (704) 251-6025
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Carolyn Powell
Counselor, LCMHC, NCC, MA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Matthews, NC 28105
It takes immense strength to share your story and it is my goal to honor this vulnerability by fostering a therapeutic space of warmth and collaboration. Experiencing life transitions, relational conflicts, anxiety, or impaired self-esteem are not challenges that need to be faced in isolation.
It takes immense strength to share your story and it is my goal to honor this vulnerability by fostering a therapeutic space of warmth and collaboration. Experiencing life transitions, relational conflicts, anxiety, or impaired self-esteem are not challenges that need to be faced in isolation.
(704) 741-8324 View (704) 741-8324
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La Vida Counseling, PLLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, LCMHCS, LCAS
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Matthews, NC 28105
Our team of therapists are ready to help for individual or couples counseling! We offer in person and virtual session! Specialties include but not limited to: trauma, substance abuse, depression, anxiety, behavioral problems and transitions into college. Please visit our website at www.lavidacounseling.com for more details about our therapists and services we offer. We offer counseling services and Immigration Evaluations to clients from age 5 years-Adult and video sessions and in person sessions. ¡Se habla Español!
Our team of therapists are ready to help for individual or couples counseling! We offer in person and virtual session! Specialties include but not limited to: trauma, substance abuse, depression, anxiety, behavioral problems and transitions into college. Please visit our website at www.lavidacounseling.com for more details about our therapists and services we offer. We offer counseling services and Immigration Evaluations to clients from age 5 years-Adult and video sessions and in person sessions. ¡Se habla Español!
(704) 935-4208 View (704) 935-4208
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Pam Lassiter
Counselor, PhD, LMHCS, LMFT, LCAS, CCS
Verified Verified
Matthews, NC 28105
Mental and emotional wellness is important in this hectic world today. I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist, & Licensed Clinical Addiction Specialist with 35 years of counseling experience. My practice serves individuals, couples, and families who are seeking assistance with a wide array of concerns including life transitions, stress, anxiety, depression, relationship struggles, and grief and loss. I am an LGBTQ affirming counselor. I can help with trauma issues using techniques like EMDR. My specialties include couples counseling, adult children of alcoholics issues, and women's issues.
Mental and emotional wellness is important in this hectic world today. I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist, & Licensed Clinical Addiction Specialist with 35 years of counseling experience. My practice serves individuals, couples, and families who are seeking assistance with a wide array of concerns including life transitions, stress, anxiety, depression, relationship struggles, and grief and loss. I am an LGBTQ affirming counselor. I can help with trauma issues using techniques like EMDR. My specialties include couples counseling, adult children of alcoholics issues, and women's issues.
(704) 259-7132 View (704) 259-7132
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Chelsea Brianne Carman
MA
Verified Verified
Matthews, NC 28105  (Online Only)
Throughout my career (so far) I have witnessed many individuals struggle and wrestle with their mental health and their faith. There is a stigma that rests within the church and mental health that is still present today so many Christians are faced with masking their mental health. I am here to say that this should not be. You can struggle with mental health concerns and remain a believer and child of God. I am here to meet you where you are at and work through your symptoms, one step at a time. I also have found that people forego their mental health due to financial strains. You don't have to do that with me. Give me a call.
Throughout my career (so far) I have witnessed many individuals struggle and wrestle with their mental health and their faith. There is a stigma that rests within the church and mental health that is still present today so many Christians are faced with masking their mental health. I am here to say that this should not be. You can struggle with mental health concerns and remain a believer and child of God. I am here to meet you where you are at and work through your symptoms, one step at a time. I also have found that people forego their mental health due to financial strains. You don't have to do that with me. Give me a call.
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Kristan Graham Seaford
Licensed Professional Counselor, MaEd, LCMHC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Matthews, NC 28105
Oftentimes life doesn't turn out the way we had planned. Still other times, the plans we made aren't what we thought they'd be at all!! During these times, we could all use a bit of help, sometimes even professional help. That's where I come in. I have the privilege of working with individuals, couples, and families from the tween years through late adulthood— during times of transition, sadness, strife and downright crisis.
Oftentimes life doesn't turn out the way we had planned. Still other times, the plans we made aren't what we thought they'd be at all!! During these times, we could all use a bit of help, sometimes even professional help. That's where I come in. I have the privilege of working with individuals, couples, and families from the tween years through late adulthood— during times of transition, sadness, strife and downright crisis.
(704) 810-2306 View (704) 810-2306
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Diane Reid Lyon
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, MA, LCMHC, NCC, BC-TMH
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Matthews, NC 28105
Not accepting new clients
Is your child or teen struggling in school or at home? Are you struggling to manage your child or teen's behavior or your own reactions to his/her behavior? Do you struggle to communicate with others? Are you overwhelmed and finding it challenging to manage life's demands? Are you seeking to understand yourself better, improve your communication with loved ones or your relationships with them? Have you had childhood trauma or a recent traumatic event that is still impacting you in the present and you wish to heal? If so, I'd love to help.
Is your child or teen struggling in school or at home? Are you struggling to manage your child or teen's behavior or your own reactions to his/her behavior? Do you struggle to communicate with others? Are you overwhelmed and finding it challenging to manage life's demands? Are you seeking to understand yourself better, improve your communication with loved ones or your relationships with them? Have you had childhood trauma or a recent traumatic event that is still impacting you in the present and you wish to heal? If so, I'd love to help.
(704) 635-6274 View (704) 635-6274
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Stefanie Smith
Counselor, MA, LCMHCA, NCC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Matthews, NC 28105
Many people can be too hard and not kind enough to themselves. Life is difficult enough, and not being on their own side through their struggles makes it even more so. Whether you’re new to therapy or have some experience with it, starting with a new therapist can be overwhelming. I invite you to a warm, inviting space where you are able to show your full self. I tend to use a holistic and integrative approach. Your sessions are your time and I will meet you where you’re at while providing a therapist viewpoint.
Many people can be too hard and not kind enough to themselves. Life is difficult enough, and not being on their own side through their struggles makes it even more so. Whether you’re new to therapy or have some experience with it, starting with a new therapist can be overwhelming. I invite you to a warm, inviting space where you are able to show your full self. I tend to use a holistic and integrative approach. Your sessions are your time and I will meet you where you’re at while providing a therapist viewpoint.
(704) 900-3254 View (704) 900-3254
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Caroline Cotto/Progress to Peace
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, LCAS, CCS
Verified Verified
Matthews, NC 28105
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.
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 View (704) 594-8047
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Danielle Coffey
Counselor, MS, LCMHCA
Verified Verified
Matthews, NC 28105  (Online Only)
From social media to student loans, and everything else in between, navigating life as a 20- or 30-something in today’s world can be overwhelming. It can sometimes be difficult to manage the stresses, pressures, fears, and expectations that come with all of the changes and challenges of this time in life.
From social media to student loans, and everything else in between, navigating life as a 20- or 30-something in today’s world can be overwhelming. It can sometimes be difficult to manage the stresses, pressures, fears, and expectations that come with all of the changes and challenges of this time in life.
(980) 404-2869 View (980) 404-2869
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Patrick Balsley
Drug & Alcohol Counselor, CADC
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Matthews, NC 28105
Patrick Balsley is a North Carolina Addiction Specialists Professional Practice Board Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor and Structured Family Recovery® Counselor who has dedicated his life to serving individuals and families struggling with addiction.
Patrick Balsley is a North Carolina Addiction Specialists Professional Practice Board Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor and Structured Family Recovery® Counselor who has dedicated his life to serving individuals and families struggling with addiction.
(704) 385-7319 View (704) 385-7319
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Nancy Waring
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Matthews, NC 28105  (Online Only)
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.
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 View (704) 727-4277 x3052
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Walgren Counseling, PLLC
MSW, LCSW, LISW-CP
Verified Verified
Matthews, NC 28105
At Walgren Counseling, PLLC we have 20 therapists. Although each has a unique set of training & experience, our approach to working with you is similar. We all have a holistic, client-centered, and tailored approach. Rather than identifying an ideal client, we believe in developing a relationship with you that will be most helpful to you. Our therapists strive to bring out each person's ability to find balance and healing from within. Our entire office, from office staff to clinician, is committed to making you feel well-cared for.
At Walgren Counseling, PLLC we have 20 therapists. Although each has a unique set of training & experience, our approach to working with you is similar. We all have a holistic, client-centered, and tailored approach. Rather than identifying an ideal client, we believe in developing a relationship with you that will be most helpful to you. Our therapists strive to bring out each person's ability to find balance and healing from within. Our entire office, from office staff to clinician, is committed to making you feel well-cared for.
(704) 312-4364 View (704) 312-4364
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Alicia McArthur
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPCS
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Matthews, NC 28105
A client once told me, “Finding the right therapist is like finding the right boyfriend,” and while therapy isn’t intended to be a long-term commitment, there are some similarities, including the need for trust, safety and compatibility. Clients often share with me things that they don’t tell anyone else, and it is important to find the right fit – someone you trust who has the skills to help you work through your specific struggles. I have been working in the field for over 20 years, and see adults (ages 18+) in individual counseling.
A client once told me, “Finding the right therapist is like finding the right boyfriend,” and while therapy isn’t intended to be a long-term commitment, there are some similarities, including the need for trust, safety and compatibility. Clients often share with me things that they don’t tell anyone else, and it is important to find the right fit – someone you trust who has the skills to help you work through your specific struggles. I have been working in the field for over 20 years, and see adults (ages 18+) in individual counseling.
(704) 479-6936 View (704) 479-6936
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Mariel Griffith Progress To Peace
Counselor, LCMHCA, LCASA
Verified Verified
Matthews, NC 28105
I enjoy working with those struggling with managing substance use disorder, trauma, depression, and anxiety. I utilize a variety of modalities to specifically address each client's needs including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Brainspotting, Motivational Interviewing (MI), and Solution focused skills. My master's degree is in counseling with a concentration in addictions counseling.
I enjoy working with those struggling with managing substance use disorder, trauma, depression, and anxiety. I utilize a variety of modalities to specifically address each client's needs including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Brainspotting, Motivational Interviewing (MI), and Solution focused skills. My master's degree is in counseling with a concentration in addictions counseling.
(704) 703-5320 View (704) 703-5320
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Jeremy W. Saunders
Lic Clinical Mental Health Counselor Associate, LCMHCA, MA
Verified Verified
Matthews, NC 28105  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
I have a passion for working with clients from many diverse backgrounds. I grew up in a small town where mental health awareness was not always present and children, like myself, who were going through their own unique and individual challenges did not always have support or an outlet for expressing their emotions. I aim to work with clients who are searching for this same type of support environment and positive outcomes through making plans for their growth. This is in connection with using research-based mental/emotional health strategies to achieve goals and create authentic and personal changes in their lives.
I have a passion for working with clients from many diverse backgrounds. I grew up in a small town where mental health awareness was not always present and children, like myself, who were going through their own unique and individual challenges did not always have support or an outlet for expressing their emotions. I aim to work with clients who are searching for this same type of support environment and positive outcomes through making plans for their growth. This is in connection with using research-based mental/emotional health strategies to achieve goals and create authentic and personal changes in their lives.
(704) 946-5439 View (704) 946-5439

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in Matthews, NC

300+

Average cost per session

$135

Therapists in Matthews, NC who prioritize treating:

96% Anxiety
89% Depression
75% Self Esteem
73% Coping Skills
66% Relationship Issues
65% Trauma and PTSD
62% Grief

Average years in practice

11 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

84% BlueCross and BlueShield
77% Aetna
67% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Therapists in Matthews, NC see their clients

69% In Person and Online
31% Online Only

Gender breakdown

84% Female
15% Male
1% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Matthews?

Search for nearby therapists or counselors by inputting your city, town, or suburb; or zip code; or a provider’s name into the search bar. From there, you can filter providers by the issues they treat, cost, insurance, gender, and other factors to find providers who are well-suited to your needs. To navigate between locations within the same country, enter a new city or zip code into the search bar.

Learn more about how to find a therapist

Is everyone in the Psychology Today Therapy Directory a licensed therapist?

The Psychology Today directory lists providers who offer legitimate mental health services to the public, including psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers, and counselors.

Many have been licensed by the country or state where they practice; providers whose license or primary credential has been verified by Psychology Today are signified by a “Verified” symbol. Some clinicians or organizations provide services for which their state or country does not offer licenses, such as pastoral counseling. They may be selectively included without the “Verified” seal.

What’s the difference between a psychologist, a therapist, and a counselor?

Therapists, psychologists, and counselors are all licensed mental health professionals. In the US, psychologists have earned a doctoral degree. The terms “therapist” and “counselor” are used somewhat interchangeably, but generally therapists offer longer-term, mental health care, while counselors offer shorter-term care that may focus on one domain, such as marriage, career, or academic challenges.

Clients should consider factors such as insurance coverage and their primary reason(s) for seeking therapy to determine the type of professional best suited to their needs. Someone struggling with mental health challenges such as depression or anxiety, for example, may wish to seek out a clinical psychologist or therapist, while someone navigating career obstacles or marital upheaval may benefit from seeing a counselor who can offer short-term, targeted support.

What type of therapy is right for me?

The type of therapy best suited to a particular individual depends on several factors, including their primary reason for seeking therapy, their preferred timeline (some therapy types last for a set number of sessions, while others are open-ended), and their personality and preferences—some may prefer a more structured approach. For many individuals, multiple types of therapy could provide a good fit.

How much does therapy cost?

The cost of therapy depends on a number of variables, including location and the therapist’s experience and training. On average, a therapy session in the United States could cost between $100 and $200 or more. If you have insurance, the expense of mental health care is typically lower, but it varies based on your insurance plan details and whether you choose an in-network or out-of-network mental healthcare provider.

What are more affordable or low cost therapy solutions?

Many therapists offer sliding scale payments, usually on a limited number of slots, which consists in an agreement between the therapist and a client to pay a reduced rate. Therapists who provide such arrangements often consider the client's income or ability to pay, but the extent of the discount is ultimately at the therapist's discretion. Furthermore, while group therapy may have different goals and benefits compared to individual therapy, it can be a more affordable solution to address certain types of issues.

Is online therapy cheaper than in-person therapy?

Many therapists charge the same amount for online therapy as they do for in-person therapy—though clients may still find this cost-effective if it cuts down on their transportation costs. Health insurance plans often offer equivalent coverage for online and in-person therapy; indeed, in many places, they are legally required to do so. Text-based or on-demand therapy apps may be cheaper than traditional one-on-one psychotherapy; however, the practice may be less effective and is not likely to be covered by insurance.

Is online therapy a good option?

Therapy conducted online can be just as effective as in-person therapy, as long as there is a strong alliance between the client and the therapist. To find a therapist who provides telehealth services to clients in your area, click “Online Therapy” on the directory homepage and search by your city or town or your zip code.

Are therapy sessions confidential?

Confidentiality is a crucial part of the therapeutic relationship. Therapists in the United States are bound by the regulations set out by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA), which aims to protect sensitive health information. With very few exceptions, a therapist will only discuss their client with others when the client has given their written permission. The instances in which a therapist would be required to disclose personal information are: if a client poses a danger to themselves or others, if the therapist suspects the abuse of a child or an elderly or otherwise dependent adult, or if they are legally forced to by court order. These exceptions to the confidentiality agreement are usually discussed with a client before their first session.