Emotionally Focused Therapists in Monroe, NC

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Kristina Odom Hoff
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Monroe, NC 28110
Welcome to my page, and congratulations on taking the first step of your healing journey. If you're unsure where to start, know that you're in the right place. I can provide the tools, support, and space necessary to help you break free from past traumas and unhealthy patterns, and achieve your higher goals and full potential. I provide an eclectic approach drawing from evidence based modalities as well as complementary alternative therapies. I am trained and well versed in using EMDR and can also incorporate flash technique for trauma as well as EFT (tapping) and various energetic and somatic modalities as desired.
Welcome to my page, and congratulations on taking the first step of your healing journey. If you're unsure where to start, know that you're in the right place. I can provide the tools, support, and space necessary to help you break free from past traumas and unhealthy patterns, and achieve your higher goals and full potential. I provide an eclectic approach drawing from evidence based modalities as well as complementary alternative therapies. I am trained and well versed in using EMDR and can also incorporate flash technique for trauma as well as EFT (tapping) and various energetic and somatic modalities as desired.
(704) 859-2375 View (704) 859-2375
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Felicia Friesen
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, MA, LCMHCS
Verified Verified
Monroe, NC 28112
As a Certified EFT (Emotionally Focused Therapy) Couples Therapist and Supervisor, I love helping couples find or restore the loving closeness they long for. EFT is recognized as one of the most successful approaches to couple therapy. I will help you identify negative patterns of interaction and explore feelings that perpetuate it so that you can step out of the pattern and create new ways of interacting that promote and deepen empathy, closeness, and intimacy. My clinical experience includes helping individuals successfully grow through challenges such as depression, anxiety, healing from trauma and abuse, and coping with loss.
As a Certified EFT (Emotionally Focused Therapy) Couples Therapist and Supervisor, I love helping couples find or restore the loving closeness they long for. EFT is recognized as one of the most successful approaches to couple therapy. I will help you identify negative patterns of interaction and explore feelings that perpetuate it so that you can step out of the pattern and create new ways of interacting that promote and deepen empathy, closeness, and intimacy. My clinical experience includes helping individuals successfully grow through challenges such as depression, anxiety, healing from trauma and abuse, and coping with loss.
(980) 295-1359 View (980) 295-1359
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Cara Bonwell-Orr
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Monroe, NC 28112
I believe that therapy can help a person navigate through life challenges. I believe in providing a trusting, nurturing, and nonjudgmental environment where people can find and be their best selves. Therapy is a relationship between the clinician and the client. I will treat the relationship with respect, sensitivity and empathy. It is an honor to have the opportunity to help my clients through their most challenging times and I hope to have the opportunity to help you.
I believe that therapy can help a person navigate through life challenges. I believe in providing a trusting, nurturing, and nonjudgmental environment where people can find and be their best selves. Therapy is a relationship between the clinician and the client. I will treat the relationship with respect, sensitivity and empathy. It is an honor to have the opportunity to help my clients through their most challenging times and I hope to have the opportunity to help you.
(980) 270-1916 View (980) 270-1916
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Enduring Care Counseling PLLC
LPC Intern, MS
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Monroe, NC 28112
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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Leah Schumacher
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Monroe, NC 28112
Not accepting new clients
My belief is that real change can occur in one's life when they work with a therapist who is genuine and unbiased; someone who has a desire to see others moving forward and living their lives to the fullest. It would be a true honor to be that individual for you or your loved one.
My belief is that real change can occur in one's life when they work with a therapist who is genuine and unbiased; someone who has a desire to see others moving forward and living their lives to the fullest. It would be a true honor to be that individual for you or your loved one.
(704) 879-2628 View (704) 879-2628
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Charleen 'charlie' Jarvis
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, LCMHC, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
Monroe, NC 28112
Not accepting new clients
We face challenges every day that impact our daily functioning. They can be relationship issues, parenting stress, life transitions, mood regulation and much more. Some we overcome with proud success building our confidence. Others seem impossible to resolve leaving us with a sense of loss or despair. I dedicate my passion as a licensed professional counselor to create a therapeutic relationship that will cultivate a learning environment to approach these challenges and reach goals of balance and clarity.
We face challenges every day that impact our daily functioning. They can be relationship issues, parenting stress, life transitions, mood regulation and much more. Some we overcome with proud success building our confidence. Others seem impossible to resolve leaving us with a sense of loss or despair. I dedicate my passion as a licensed professional counselor to create a therapeutic relationship that will cultivate a learning environment to approach these challenges and reach goals of balance and clarity.
(980) 313-4538 View (980) 313-4538
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Cynthia Fewell
Marriage & Family Therapist Intern, MA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Monroe, NC 28112
Not accepting new clients
Hi, my name is Cynthia, Student Intern at Montreat College. Life happens and often times takes us by surprise. I am here to help you through life's transitions and relationship concerns. Are you having trouble managing your life as a young adult ?Are you unsure of how to progress in your relationship(s)? Are you having difficulty with the transitions of life and aging? Are you feeling overwhelmed, rejected, or misunderstood because you or a family member has an intellectual disability? I am committed and compassionate about providing individualized therapy services to assist you with developing the meaningful life you desire.
Hi, my name is Cynthia, Student Intern at Montreat College. Life happens and often times takes us by surprise. I am here to help you through life's transitions and relationship concerns. Are you having trouble managing your life as a young adult ?Are you unsure of how to progress in your relationship(s)? Are you having difficulty with the transitions of life and aging? Are you feeling overwhelmed, rejected, or misunderstood because you or a family member has an intellectual disability? I am committed and compassionate about providing individualized therapy services to assist you with developing the meaningful life you desire.
(704) 237-6702 View (704) 237-6702
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Thrive Counseling Services
Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Verified Verified
Monroe, NC 28112
Thrive Counseling Services PLLC is a group practice dedicated in providing high quality care tailored to meet your individual needs. Our goal is to provide an intimate environment that is safe, supportive and confidential.
Thrive Counseling Services PLLC is a group practice dedicated in providing high quality care tailored to meet your individual needs. Our goal is to provide an intimate environment that is safe, supportive and confidential.
(704) 817-2527 View (704) 817-2527
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Mijin Gina Wall
Counselor, MACC, LCMHC, NCC
Verified Verified
Monroe, NC 28110
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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Zaire E King
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Monroe, NC 28110
Waitlist for new clients
Greetings! I’ve studied a multitude of counseling approaches for individuals, marriage and family systems. With over 15 years as a mental health provider, I understand the importance of destigmatizing mental health, and embodying social justice practice by serving marginalized communities and families. Utilizing a collaborative, person centered treatment approach, I focus on developing healthy coping skills and providing psychoeducation on your personal difficulties. Additionally, I believe in creating a warm and attuned environment where you feel heard, accepted and valued.
Greetings! I’ve studied a multitude of counseling approaches for individuals, marriage and family systems. With over 15 years as a mental health provider, I understand the importance of destigmatizing mental health, and embodying social justice practice by serving marginalized communities and families. Utilizing a collaborative, person centered treatment approach, I focus on developing healthy coping skills and providing psychoeducation on your personal difficulties. Additionally, I believe in creating a warm and attuned environment where you feel heard, accepted and valued.
(704) 870-3690 View (704) 870-3690
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Debra Jane Thornton
Licensed Professional Counselor, NCC, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Monroe, NC 28112  (Online Only)
I specialize in helping individuals whose wellbeing has been disrupted by loss, trauma, and stress to regain their footing and get the most out of life. Utilizing a person-centered solution focused approach, I encourage clients to engage in and strengthen their innate ability to heal and grow even in the midst of difficult circumstances. The journey to healing is a collaborative process where therapist and client work together to achieve the desired outcome. A variety of therapeutic techniques are employed to support each person as they strive towards health and positive growth to gain a refreshed outlook on life.
I specialize in helping individuals whose wellbeing has been disrupted by loss, trauma, and stress to regain their footing and get the most out of life. Utilizing a person-centered solution focused approach, I encourage clients to engage in and strengthen their innate ability to heal and grow even in the midst of difficult circumstances. The journey to healing is a collaborative process where therapist and client work together to achieve the desired outcome. A variety of therapeutic techniques are employed to support each person as they strive towards health and positive growth to gain a refreshed outlook on life.
(720) 605-4639 View (720) 605-4639
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Carolyn J Henderson
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LCMHC, QS, NCC, BCC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Monroe, NC 28110
I am an interactive, cognitive behavioral client-centered therapist who focuses on the development of healthy relationships that have been impacted by trauma, grief and loss, infidelity, life transitions, depression, domestic and substance abuse. My empathetic and compassionate approach provides support and practical feedback while building on client's strengths using an empowerment model and the development of deeper self-discovery and awareness. The goal is to identify effective coping strategies to manage what clients are currently experiencing. I endeavor to walk alongside of clients in the midst of their pain and their joy.
I am an interactive, cognitive behavioral client-centered therapist who focuses on the development of healthy relationships that have been impacted by trauma, grief and loss, infidelity, life transitions, depression, domestic and substance abuse. My empathetic and compassionate approach provides support and practical feedback while building on client's strengths using an empowerment model and the development of deeper self-discovery and awareness. The goal is to identify effective coping strategies to manage what clients are currently experiencing. I endeavor to walk alongside of clients in the midst of their pain and their joy.
(704) 946-5674 View (704) 946-5674
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Joy Robbins; Creative Counseling & Consulting,PLLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC-S, LPC
Verified Verified
Monroe, NC 28110
You are one step closer to a new you! I enjoy helping adolescent and adult clients find solutions through a balance of support and challenge. When you're on my couch, I work as hard as you do. I believe in helping you change your thoughts to change your feelings to change your behaviors which will change your life! I have worked in a variety of settings: an inpatient psychiatric hospital, public schools, residential treatment, EAP and private practice. I can help you reach your potential!
You are one step closer to a new you! I enjoy helping adolescent and adult clients find solutions through a balance of support and challenge. When you're on my couch, I work as hard as you do. I believe in helping you change your thoughts to change your feelings to change your behaviors which will change your life! I have worked in a variety of settings: an inpatient psychiatric hospital, public schools, residential treatment, EAP and private practice. I can help you reach your potential!
(704) 870-4678 View (704) 870-4678
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La Vida Counseling, PLLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, LCMHCS, LCAS
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Monroe, NC 28110
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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Advene Health Group
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LCAS
Verified Verified
Monroe, NC 28110
My idea as a psychotherapist is to provide safe, comfortable & judgment-free environment for clients to work through issues. My role as a psychotherapist is to respect the goals that my clients come in with, and support the process of working toward these goals. I believe Psychotherapy can enhance one's self-awareness and the ability to recognize in one's own self-defeating and self-sabotaging patterns, and to change these patterns.
My idea as a psychotherapist is to provide safe, comfortable & judgment-free environment for clients to work through issues. My role as a psychotherapist is to respect the goals that my clients come in with, and support the process of working toward these goals. I believe Psychotherapy can enhance one's self-awareness and the ability to recognize in one's own self-defeating and self-sabotaging patterns, and to change these patterns.
(980) 247-4144 View (980) 247-4144
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Shante Gregory
Counselor, LCMHCA
Verified Verified
Monroe, NC 28112
I believe in providing individualized care that works in the best interest of the client. When working with clients I utilize various theoretical techniques and modalities including person-centered and cognitive behavioral therapy to help clients reach their goals. I hope to walk alongside you on your road to self discovery.
I believe in providing individualized care that works in the best interest of the client. When working with clients I utilize various theoretical techniques and modalities including person-centered and cognitive behavioral therapy to help clients reach their goals. I hope to walk alongside you on your road to self discovery.
(704) 859-2452 View (704) 859-2452
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Tamika Wright
Lic Clinical Mental Health Counselor Associate, LCMHCA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Monroe, NC 28112
As your counselor, I am here to support you in making meaning, creating comfort, and uncovering resources to help you be your best self. Taking an evidenced-based, client centered, and existentially informed approach, I aim to provide a safe and supportive space where we can collaborate and work at your own pace to help you reach your goals.
As your counselor, I am here to support you in making meaning, creating comfort, and uncovering resources to help you be your best self. Taking an evidenced-based, client centered, and existentially informed approach, I aim to provide a safe and supportive space where we can collaborate and work at your own pace to help you reach your goals.
(704) 459-8953 View (704) 459-8953
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Rebecca Escalante
Counselor, MA, LCMHC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Monroe, NC 28110
​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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Believe Within Counseling, PLLC
Lic Clinical Mental Health Counselor Associate, MA, LCMHCA, LCASA, NCC
Verified Verified
Monroe, NC 28112
I empathize for today's teens & adults with depression, anxiety, substance use, & autism with the ever-changing world. We are faced with immediate decision-making & strain, which is not fair when we're trying to figure who we are, much less what they want to become in our adulthood. We typically feel lost, confused, misunderstood, or having challenges communicating to others their needs struggle and could benefit with supports in and outside our homes and schools. Also, as adults, we are not sure if we are being "the best parent." I want to help those with depression, anxiety, & ASD build connectivity within themselves and others.
I empathize for today's teens & adults with depression, anxiety, substance use, & autism with the ever-changing world. We are faced with immediate decision-making & strain, which is not fair when we're trying to figure who we are, much less what they want to become in our adulthood. We typically feel lost, confused, misunderstood, or having challenges communicating to others their needs struggle and could benefit with supports in and outside our homes and schools. Also, as adults, we are not sure if we are being "the best parent." I want to help those with depression, anxiety, & ASD build connectivity within themselves and others.
(704) 675-7871 View (704) 675-7871
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LaTonja Pickett
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSWA
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Monroe, NC 28111
Have you ever thought to yourself, “something has to change?” - I know I have! My name is LaTonja Pickett, and I help clients discover why their inner child is getting in the way of their progress. I also help clients identify and overcome unhealthy patterns and stuck points that prevent them from living their healthiest lives. If you need guidance, support, or a listening ear, I'm here to provide a nonjudgemental and therapeutic atmosphere to aid you on your healing journey. It's time to get UNSTUCK and embark on a transformational journey to healing and self-discovery. I will also incorporate Christian concepts at your request.
Have you ever thought to yourself, “something has to change?” - I know I have! My name is LaTonja Pickett, and I help clients discover why their inner child is getting in the way of their progress. I also help clients identify and overcome unhealthy patterns and stuck points that prevent them from living their healthiest lives. If you need guidance, support, or a listening ear, I'm here to provide a nonjudgemental and therapeutic atmosphere to aid you on your healing journey. It's time to get UNSTUCK and embark on a transformational journey to healing and self-discovery. I will also incorporate Christian concepts at your request.
(704) 389-3516 View (704) 389-3516
Emotionally Focused Therapists

Who is emotionally focused therapy for?

Emotionally focused therapy (EFT) is for couples who are emotionally distressed, stuck in an unsatisfying relationship pattern or feeling deeply alienated. They may even believe the relationship is beyond repair. Very often, the partners display intense anger, fear, grief, loss of trust, or a sense of betrayal in the relationship. In addition, EFT is helpful to couples and individuals who have difficulty expressing emotions and those who have trouble regulating emotions.

Why do people need emotionally focused therapy?

People need emotionally focused therapy because the need for others is built into the brain, but the pressures of daily life can erode feelings of love, and couples often do not have the skills to find their way back to the comfort of each other. Instead, they may be stuck in repetitive patterns of anger, fear, grief, loss of trust, or a sense of betrayal. Emotionally focused therapy regards such strong negative feelings as expressions of protest over the loss of connection and turns them into pathways of reconnection.

What happens in emotionally focused therapy?

Over the course of eight to 20 weekly sessions, couples de-escalate their negative emotional reactivity to one another so that they can listen to each other and be responsive to each other’s needs. Then the deep emotional and physical bond is restored, giving partners a sense of comfort and security, which they can use to solve whatever problems come their way. The therapist plays an active role, helping partners understand how anger and withdrawal are actually misguided cries for connection.

What problems does emotionally focused therapy treat?

EFT is designed to help couples stuck in dysfunctional relationship patterns regain closeness and rebuild their relationship. Typically, such couples experience considerable distress, with partners feeling alienated and distrustful of one another, not certain their relationship can survive. EFT is also helpful to individuals experiencing attachment-related fears of loss; it helps them learn to use their fears as a way of eliciting the closeness they desire.