Family can be a source of joy and strength but can also be chaotic and overwhelming at times. I know that life transitions and big events can be challenging for individuals and that sometimes having an outside resource to talk to can be helpful. If you are struggling to start a family, dealing with pregnancy/postpartum related mental health concerns, pursuing kinship care/foster care/adoption, or working to overcome a traumatic experience, I would love to connect and see if I can assist you in reaching your goals.
I am passionate about helping people discover their innate strengths. Empowering them to find solutions for the changes they desire in life, I approach each person as an individual with unique strengths and needs. Many of the adults and children I have worked with have dealt with depression, anxiety, relationship challenges, life transitions, and ADHD. I also have received training in EMDR to work with those who have experienced traumatic events in their lives, such as car accidents, abuse, and other disturbing memories.
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.
My name is Ed Nissen, and my personal philosophy is to tell the truth, as I perceive it, and with a determination always to seek the truth, and to deliver it with the thoughtfulness necessary for its reception by others.
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.
Alexis works with individuals, couples, and families and utilizes models of treatment that focus on healthy relationships, emotional awareness and expression, increasing positive self-talk and improving quality of life. Alexis has experience working in the community mental health field, as well as in Inpatient and Outpatient Dual Diagnosis Substance Use and Mental Health Treatment centers. She utilizes modalities of treatment including Emotion-Focused Therapy, Family Systems, Solution Focused Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, and Trauma-Informed Care.
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, LCMHC, NCC, CCTP
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.
In my practice, I work to help my clients feel comfortable and understood. I believe there are no right or wrong thoughts or feelings. I will support you and I will not judge. My experience is diverse as I have worked with children, adolescents, individuals and families in various settings. My methods include evidence based treatments tailored by my keen intuition and my client's individual needs and goals. I find success with my client's utilizing CBT, client-centered and psycho-dynamic therapies along with DBT skills. The benefits of DBT have proven to be tremendous and can be applied to many issues where appropriate.
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, MA, LPC, LCAS, CSI, NCC
Are you feeling stuck, overwhelmed, or sad? You are brave to reach out for help. I'm here to support you in moving forward. I truly believe in the therapeutic process and am continually inspired by the progress my clients achieve to create more fulfilling and joyful lives. In addition to office appointments, I offer video counseling, where we communicate through live video in the privacy of your own home. I also offer walk and talk counseling through peaceful, wooded trails.
Lic Clinical Mental Health Counselor Associate, LCMHCA, NCC
If you're here reading this right now, I want to acknowledge the courageous step you're taking to seek help. It can be scary to reach out and to speak up for what you need. Maybe you're here because you realize how exhausting it is to pretend like you have it all together. Maybe you're here because life has presented you with unexpected challenges that have caused a great deal of emotional pain and suffering. Or maybe you're having a difficult time coping through past hurt and not able to figure out what to do next. I want to meet you where you are and help you find the way back home to your authentic self.
I am a clinician who believes in meeting you where you are in an effort to help you get where you'd like to be. I am comfortable working with a variety of emotional and behavioral challenges, as well as a myriad of mental health diagnoses. I believe that growth and change are possible with time, effort, and commitment. I look forward to helping you reach your goals and participating in your journey to wellness.
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.
Life is challenging. Relationships are challenging. Dealing with difficult and sometimes scary situations can add even more challenge to life and relationships. Sometimes we have the tools we need to address them and sometimes we don't. I am a clinical therapist that has been practicing for 10 years. I have extensive experience and training in helping people to develop the skills and tools needed to overcome challenges and difficult experiences. I am here to help you navigate and cope with the these experiences and life in healthy ways.
You feel like you should be happy and fulfilled with the life you've built. You only wish you were as happy on the inside as you look on the outside. Many of my clients are seen as "having it together," however, inside they've grown numb, tired, restless, and sad. They feel stuck in behavior patterns that they can't seem to change. Their relationships have become unsatisfying. The demands of life feel increasingly heavy. They long for something or someone to help them move in a new direction.
You may be struggling with an important relationship; facing financial hardship; learning to manage a health condition; feeling unable to connect with family; overwhelmed by the impact of past trauma; exploring your sexuality or gender identity; experiencing unexplained anger; feeling lost; or a thousand other things that there aren’t room to list. It is my job and my hope to empower you by providing an empathic, safe, and supportive environment in which to explore struggles, pain, and roadblocks such that opportunities for help and growth can emerge.
I am committed to helping you overcome the struggles you are experiencing in life. I have over 40+ years of experience and 50,000 sessions to tap into in order to help you where you are stuck: relationships, stress reduction, anger control, anxiety, grief, all forms of addictions – substance abuse, porn, electronic – divorce, domestic violence, anxiety and life transitions. I consider it a privilege to be part of your efforts to improve your and your family's situation. As a senior myself, I especially enjoy working with seniors.
I work with couples using the Gottman Method and am also AASECT certified therapist and treat all sexual disorders, both with couples and with individuals. I treat all relationship issues, including affair recovery, out of control sexual behavior and ambiguity about whether or not to stay together. As a sex therapist I treat desire discrepancy within a couple, erectile difficulties and problems with orgasm, along with any other sexual issues. I feel uniquely qualified to help couples as sexual issues are so often a part of a problematic relationship.
I specialize in supporting women during periods of personal and professional change- with a special focus on new and expecting mothers. The journey into motherhood is a period of profound change. Changes during and following pregnancy are often multi-layered, occur across many areas of daily life, and are accompanied by a range of emotions. From identity transitions, physical and emotional changes, relationships and family dynamics, employment, health and safety, etc. I provide informed care and support that can attend to these many areas of change. Know that you are not alone and you do not need to navigate this space by yourself.
You're juggling life and you've been addressing everyone else's needs, it's exhausting. On the outside, it looks like you've got it together: you're successful, appear calm and confident, but deep down you question everything, all. the. time. Imagine what it would feel like to put on your own "oxygen-mask" and take care of yourself first, so that you stop feeling so anxious, and stop repeating the same patterns in your relationships.
What type of mental health professional is right for me?
Some of the most common types of mental health providers in Matthews 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 Matthews 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 Matthews, or Child Psychologists in Matthews.
Many find it useful to use filters to view only psychologists that have experience working with certain issues, like Matthews 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 Matthews 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.