Emotionally Focused Therapists in Matthews, NC

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Rebecca Escalante
Counselor, MA, LCMHC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Matthews, NC 28105
​Are you feeling like something is off? Maybe feeling disconnected from yourself or others in your life? This can be a very difficult place to be that creates loneliness, isolation, and hopelessness. Luckily, you don’t have to travel this journey alone. I am here to assist you in taking charge of your life and use self determination to choose your future. I will be your fellow traveler on the path to happiness and joy, wherever that may take us. I specialize in substance abuse, codependency, trauma, depression/anxiety, relationships, mood disorders, as well as other life stressors. I enjoy working with clients of all ages.
​Are you feeling like something is off? Maybe feeling disconnected from yourself or others in your life? This can be a very difficult place to be that creates loneliness, isolation, and hopelessness. Luckily, you don’t have to travel this journey alone. I am here to assist you in taking charge of your life and use self determination to choose your future. I will be your fellow traveler on the path to happiness and joy, wherever that may take us. I specialize in substance abuse, codependency, trauma, depression/anxiety, relationships, mood disorders, as well as other life stressors. I enjoy working with clients of all ages.
(704) 781-1231 View (704) 781-1231
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Lauren Wright Egleston
Licensed Professional Counselor, LCMHC, LCAS
Verified Verified
7 Endorsed
Matthews, NC 28105
Do you ever feel stressed or overwhelmed by others' expectations? Do you sometimes struggle to feel fully engaged with life? Battling with an addiction or eating disorder is a painful process that is driven by secrecy and control. My goal is to help break down these walls and bring what hides in the darkness into the light in a nonjudgmental, caring, and compassionate manner so you can begin to see a different way of living. I truly believe only when you feel enough support and safety are you able to begin making choices for health and recovery.
Do you ever feel stressed or overwhelmed by others' expectations? Do you sometimes struggle to feel fully engaged with life? Battling with an addiction or eating disorder is a painful process that is driven by secrecy and control. My goal is to help break down these walls and bring what hides in the darkness into the light in a nonjudgmental, caring, and compassionate manner so you can begin to see a different way of living. I truly believe only when you feel enough support and safety are you able to begin making choices for health and recovery.
(704) 659-6861 View (704) 659-6861
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Christian Cagle
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSWA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Matthews, NC 28105
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker Associate in the state of NC, and received my Masters of Social Work at UNC Chapel Hill. I have experience working at inpatient behavioral health settings, hospital systems, multidisciplinary collaborative care clinics, and in private practice. I am trained in Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), EMDR (trauma), and utilize other therapeutic modalities such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), motivational Interviewing, talk-therapy, and solution-focused. I am proud to serve clients with a wide rage of ages (early adolescence through older adulthood), and from a wide range of backgrounds.
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker Associate in the state of NC, and received my Masters of Social Work at UNC Chapel Hill. I have experience working at inpatient behavioral health settings, hospital systems, multidisciplinary collaborative care clinics, and in private practice. I am trained in Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), EMDR (trauma), and utilize other therapeutic modalities such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), motivational Interviewing, talk-therapy, and solution-focused. I am proud to serve clients with a wide rage of ages (early adolescence through older adulthood), and from a wide range of backgrounds.
(704) 459-2170 View (704) 459-2170
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Mandy Bird
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
Matthews, NC 28105
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.
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 View (704) 380-9274
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Kathi Bradley
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, MS, MA, LCMHC, RYT, CFT
Verified Verified
Matthews, NC 28105
Kathi helps individuals and couples emerge through struggle to healing, freedom and positive growth. Her approaches are rooted in depth psychology, appreciating the impact of early experiences and relationships. She helps clients see and emerge from unhelpful patterns of thinking and relating - leading to enduring freedom and vitality, not short-term solutions. Kathi's strength is personal growth and life coaching. She also walks with those experiencing troubled relationships, loss, grief, anxiety, depression, childhood or adult trauma, infertility, life-changing illness or disability, and body image challenges.
Kathi helps individuals and couples emerge through struggle to healing, freedom and positive growth. Her approaches are rooted in depth psychology, appreciating the impact of early experiences and relationships. She helps clients see and emerge from unhelpful patterns of thinking and relating - leading to enduring freedom and vitality, not short-term solutions. Kathi's strength is personal growth and life coaching. She also walks with those experiencing troubled relationships, loss, grief, anxiety, depression, childhood or adult trauma, infertility, life-changing illness or disability, and body image challenges.
(980) 414-4985 View (980) 414-4985
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Jennifer Leddy
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Matthews, NC 28105
Are you having a tough time? You are not alone. Many people are struggling right now. They are experiencing anxiety and depression. They are feeling overwhelmed, stuck and hopeless. They are having difficulty at home, school or work. They are coping with grief and loss. They are feeling unwell in their body with one or more health related issues. They can't sleep. They are unhappy in their relationships. They don't have a close friend. They are feeling isolated and disconnected. They come seeking therapy to help address a specific symptom, problem or issue. Often, they are simply seeking to feel less alone.
Are you having a tough time? You are not alone. Many people are struggling right now. They are experiencing anxiety and depression. They are feeling overwhelmed, stuck and hopeless. They are having difficulty at home, school or work. They are coping with grief and loss. They are feeling unwell in their body with one or more health related issues. They can't sleep. They are unhappy in their relationships. They don't have a close friend. They are feeling isolated and disconnected. They come seeking therapy to help address a specific symptom, problem or issue. Often, they are simply seeking to feel less alone.
(704) 550-4703 View (704) 550-4703
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Sarah Webber
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Matthews, NC 28105
Life can bring waves of transition; many are excellent, and others are more complex. I enjoy partnering with older adults and their families to provide support and explore ways to improve the quality of life for all. Typical areas of exploration may include retirement, end of life, grief, loss of independence, caregiver stress, role reversal/confusion, depression, isolation, anxiety, and life inventory. I offer a holistic and client-centered approach embracing empowerment, narratives, and strengths to rebalance joy and fulfillment as life transitions.
Life can bring waves of transition; many are excellent, and others are more complex. I enjoy partnering with older adults and their families to provide support and explore ways to improve the quality of life for all. Typical areas of exploration may include retirement, end of life, grief, loss of independence, caregiver stress, role reversal/confusion, depression, isolation, anxiety, and life inventory. I offer a holistic and client-centered approach embracing empowerment, narratives, and strengths to rebalance joy and fulfillment as life transitions.
(336) 962-6516 View (336) 962-6516
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Jim Cress
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, CSAT, CMAT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Matthews, NC 28105
Waitlist for new clients
"We have more help than you have problems." I have been walking with people in their life stories for many years. My office is a shame-free, safe place for my clients to be vulnerable, open, and to take a deeper look at what is hindering them from being the best version of themselves. Counseling is an important investment of a person's time and money. I listen actively and work hard for my clients in their sessions to help them experience the life change and healing they are looking for. Most of my therapy work is done in 3 day Counseling Intensives for individuals and couples. My Intensive fee is $7500 for 3 days.
"We have more help than you have problems." I have been walking with people in their life stories for many years. My office is a shame-free, safe place for my clients to be vulnerable, open, and to take a deeper look at what is hindering them from being the best version of themselves. Counseling is an important investment of a person's time and money. I listen actively and work hard for my clients in their sessions to help them experience the life change and healing they are looking for. Most of my therapy work is done in 3 day Counseling Intensives for individuals and couples. My Intensive fee is $7500 for 3 days.
(704) 707-3959 View (704) 707-3959
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Katrina (Max) Sutton
Counselor, LCMHCA, MEd
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Matthews, NC 28105
Have you been holding onto a burden since you were a child or a young adult? Are you ready to grow into the person you want to be and utilize the skills needed to cope with life’s difficulties? Do you want a counselor to see you for who you really are and give you a safe space to work through any concerns you bring to counseling? As a genderfluid counselor, I can help you onto the path to true healing whether that be from PTSD, C-PTSD, and trauma-related concerns, dissociation, LGBTQIA+ issues, anxiety, depression, stress, life transitions, etc.
Have you been holding onto a burden since you were a child or a young adult? Are you ready to grow into the person you want to be and utilize the skills needed to cope with life’s difficulties? Do you want a counselor to see you for who you really are and give you a safe space to work through any concerns you bring to counseling? As a genderfluid counselor, I can help you onto the path to true healing whether that be from PTSD, C-PTSD, and trauma-related concerns, dissociation, LGBTQIA+ issues, anxiety, depression, stress, life transitions, etc.
(704) 286-1307 View (704) 286-1307
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MACS (McCloud Acosta Clinical Services PLLC)
Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Matthews, NC 28105
We are a Group of Trauma Specialist working with a variety of ages (8-100+) who have experienced trauma & have mental health needs. Our team of 15 therapists have a variety of specialties, experience & methods along with life experiences that can address most challenges. We love to work with clients who are ready to take the healing journey, are open, motivated & committed. Therapy is work & it is something we are honored to help you do. If you are ready to improve your life- please reach out. Virtual (in NC) and In-Person Sessions Available in Matthews & Mint Hill.
We are a Group of Trauma Specialist working with a variety of ages (8-100+) who have experienced trauma & have mental health needs. Our team of 15 therapists have a variety of specialties, experience & methods along with life experiences that can address most challenges. We love to work with clients who are ready to take the healing journey, are open, motivated & committed. Therapy is work & it is something we are honored to help you do. If you are ready to improve your life- please reach out. Virtual (in NC) and In-Person Sessions Available in Matthews & Mint Hill.
(704) 368-3609 View (704) 368-3609
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Larry Loughery
Licensed Professional Counselor, LCMHC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Matthews, NC 28105
There is an old saying: “The more you run from something, the more you run into it.” That is a scenario that can play out time and again for persons struggling with mental health issues. And avoidance is tempting. But the key to experiencing less pain and to living life with more enjoyment is in effectively confronting mental health challenges. This is where an ally is required—an ally trained in helping you find strengths within yourself and in aiding you in developing coping skills.
There is an old saying: “The more you run from something, the more you run into it.” That is a scenario that can play out time and again for persons struggling with mental health issues. And avoidance is tempting. But the key to experiencing less pain and to living life with more enjoyment is in effectively confronting mental health challenges. This is where an ally is required—an ally trained in helping you find strengths within yourself and in aiding you in developing coping skills.
(833) 636-4377 View (833) 636-4377
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Abby Biehl
Counselor, MA, LCMHCA, NCC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Matthews, NC 28105
Hi, I’m Abby! I am dedicated to building a therapeutic relationship with you grounded in trust, safety, and empathy. Through this safe and secure relationship, you can explore your backstory, identify and heal the roadblocks to healthier connection, and feel empowered moving forward in your relationship with yourself and others. I use a gentle and loving approach while acting as a secure attachment figure for you to practice authenticity and vulnerability with.
Hi, I’m Abby! I am dedicated to building a therapeutic relationship with you grounded in trust, safety, and empathy. Through this safe and secure relationship, you can explore your backstory, identify and heal the roadblocks to healthier connection, and feel empowered moving forward in your relationship with yourself and others. I use a gentle and loving approach while acting as a secure attachment figure for you to practice authenticity and vulnerability with.
(980) 223-4203 View (980) 223-4203
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Caroline McCloud
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, BCD
Verified Verified
Matthews, NC 28105
Trauma is interwoven through so many of your experiences and you continue to experience the effects to this day. You are looking for a therapist that can help you attain goals of healing, processing of the past events, and fulfilled living. My skill & passion is working with clients like you on the central theme of Trauma that often starts, then reinforces your problems. Treating this trauma is the solution. I enjoy working with clients who are motivated and ready for therapy while appreciating a nurturing therapist who is consistent & direct when needed. My work moves easily between modalities that are effective and supportive.
Trauma is interwoven through so many of your experiences and you continue to experience the effects to this day. You are looking for a therapist that can help you attain goals of healing, processing of the past events, and fulfilled living. My skill & passion is working with clients like you on the central theme of Trauma that often starts, then reinforces your problems. Treating this trauma is the solution. I enjoy working with clients who are motivated and ready for therapy while appreciating a nurturing therapist who is consistent & direct when needed. My work moves easily between modalities that are effective and supportive.
(980) 366-2643 View (980) 366-2643
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Karen Moore (Formerly Karen Pierce)
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, Owner
Verified Verified
Matthews, NC 28104
You've experienced a lot of success, but you're feeling discontent. Perhaps your relationship isn't working. You question whether there is something wrong with you. You've tried to change some things, but feel stuck. You're losing hope that change can happen. You're ashamed and wonder why you haven't figured it out. After all, you've managed on your own up to now; even calling your own shots. You want a trusted confidential atmosphere where you can learn to experience lasting joy again...You have a place to go; you can stop waiting.
You've experienced a lot of success, but you're feeling discontent. Perhaps your relationship isn't working. You question whether there is something wrong with you. You've tried to change some things, but feel stuck. You're losing hope that change can happen. You're ashamed and wonder why you haven't figured it out. After all, you've managed on your own up to now; even calling your own shots. You want a trusted confidential atmosphere where you can learn to experience lasting joy again...You have a place to go; you can stop waiting.
(980) 295-1296 View (980) 295-1296
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Katie Stenmark
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, LMFTA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Matthews, NC 28105
Are you feeling stuck repeating the same cycle over and over again? Are your usual ways of handling stress not working anymore? Are you struggling in your relationship with your partner, family, or friends? Maybe you know something needs to change but you are feeling powerless to make that change. At some point we all encounter difficulties in our life and feel unsure of our next steps. This is common but can feel lonely and isolating.
Are you feeling stuck repeating the same cycle over and over again? Are your usual ways of handling stress not working anymore? Are you struggling in your relationship with your partner, family, or friends? Maybe you know something needs to change but you are feeling powerless to make that change. At some point we all encounter difficulties in our life and feel unsure of our next steps. This is common but can feel lonely and isolating.
(704) 459-3133 View (704) 459-3133
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Erik Goldfield, Individual & Family Therapist
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, LCMHC, NCC
Verified Verified
Matthews, NC 28105
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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Melinda Willison
Counselor, MS, LCMHCA, NCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Matthews, NC 28105
Humanity thrives through relationships, yet these same relationships often spawn challenges creating various levels and types of mental distress. Mental distress leads to second guessing, criticism of self and others, even hopelessness. As a result, gaining a guide to support personal navigation through the situational dynamics are desired in order to gain insight and skills to be confident in steps forward to a better life.
Humanity thrives through relationships, yet these same relationships often spawn challenges creating various levels and types of mental distress. Mental distress leads to second guessing, criticism of self and others, even hopelessness. As a result, gaining a guide to support personal navigation through the situational dynamics are desired in order to gain insight and skills to be confident in steps forward to a better life.
(704) 286-8622 View (704) 286-8622
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Enduring Care Counseling PLLC
LPC Intern, MS
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Matthews, NC 28105
As a dedicated Multilingual (English, Urdu, Hindi, and Punjabi) Graduate Student Therapist Intern willing to empower diverse individuals, families, spouses, and groups to succeed in mental health, behavioral health, healing, and literacy. My goal as a counseling professional is to promote critical thinking, decision-making, and healthy behavioral choices to help clients succeed in their lives, relationships, academics, and professional careers.
As a dedicated Multilingual (English, Urdu, Hindi, and Punjabi) Graduate Student Therapist Intern willing to empower diverse individuals, families, spouses, and groups to succeed in mental health, behavioral health, healing, and literacy. My goal as a counseling professional is to promote critical thinking, decision-making, and healthy behavioral choices to help clients succeed in their lives, relationships, academics, and professional careers.
(704) 286-8927 View (704) 286-8927
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Manu Counseling LLC
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Matthews, NC 28105  (Online Only)
Life can feel overwhelming. When it does, it’s not unusual for individuals to find a counselor who can help them deal with the obstacles life throws! Whether you are struggling in your relationship with yourself, your partner or your family, our goal is to create a safe, trustworthy, and confidential space to process through the difficult emotions and to see your painful experiences in new, life-giving ways. We can help you learn coping skills and specific strategies to help you grow from what you may be going through.
Life can feel overwhelming. When it does, it’s not unusual for individuals to find a counselor who can help them deal with the obstacles life throws! Whether you are struggling in your relationship with yourself, your partner or your family, our goal is to create a safe, trustworthy, and confidential space to process through the difficult emotions and to see your painful experiences in new, life-giving ways. We can help you learn coping skills and specific strategies to help you grow from what you may be going through.
(984) 205-4740 View (984) 205-4740
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Ray Castillo
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, LCAS-A
Verified Verified
9 Endorsed
Matthews, NC 28105
Everyone has a story! I am interested in yours because it matters. Regardless of how simple or deep it may be, we all deserve to be heard. I find it very rewarding working with individuals, couples and families in their recovery process. Utilizing effective techniques that will allow them the freedom to accomplish their goal of healing and recovery! I take it personal in providing my clients with an environment that is safe, where their voices are heard, empowered and without judgment.
Everyone has a story! I am interested in yours because it matters. Regardless of how simple or deep it may be, we all deserve to be heard. I find it very rewarding working with individuals, couples and families in their recovery process. Utilizing effective techniques that will allow them the freedom to accomplish their goal of healing and recovery! I take it personal in providing my clients with an environment that is safe, where their voices are heard, empowered and without judgment.
(980) 236-1660 View (980) 236-1660