Emotionally Focused Therapists in Pineville, NC

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Zach Lee
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSWA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Pineville, NC 28134
My main purpose as a therapist is to help clients discover what they want and help them get there. My background in theater and improvisational work has informed my theoretical approach to remain open to the moment and allow clients the space to participate in their experiences without judgement. I use several modalities including Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and Experiential Role Playing, among others, to assist clients in examining how limiting beliefs about themselves and the world may be holding them back.
My main purpose as a therapist is to help clients discover what they want and help them get there. My background in theater and improvisational work has informed my theoretical approach to remain open to the moment and allow clients the space to participate in their experiences without judgement. I use several modalities including Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and Experiential Role Playing, among others, to assist clients in examining how limiting beliefs about themselves and the world may be holding them back.
(980) 217-2322 View (980) 217-2322
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Kerri Pastor
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Pineville, NC 28134  (Online Only)
Does your child have a chronic illness? Have they endured pain, hospital stays, surgeries, or other difficult treatments? Your child may be experiencing difficulty coping, difficulty with school or social situations, poor body image, anxiety and depression. Your child has a variety of emotional, social, cognitive, behavioral, and physical health needs to consider. Please know that seeking help for their mental health does not mean something is wrong with them. It provides added strength to help them achieve everyday goals while managing their illness.
Does your child have a chronic illness? Have they endured pain, hospital stays, surgeries, or other difficult treatments? Your child may be experiencing difficulty coping, difficulty with school or social situations, poor body image, anxiety and depression. Your child has a variety of emotional, social, cognitive, behavioral, and physical health needs to consider. Please know that seeking help for their mental health does not mean something is wrong with them. It provides added strength to help them achieve everyday goals while managing their illness.
(980) 449-3859 View (980) 449-3859
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Eden Toledano
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Pineville, NC 28134
I am passionate about working with adolescents, teens, and adults but ultimately, no matter who you are I want to help my clients live the life they desire. I want to empower my clients to live their lives authentically. With the right kind of support, meaningful growth is possible. I know it takes a lot of courage to reach out for help, and that is why I want to make sure my clients get exactly what they need. I am here to take this journey with you and I will guide you along the way because I believe in the power of therapy.
I am passionate about working with adolescents, teens, and adults but ultimately, no matter who you are I want to help my clients live the life they desire. I want to empower my clients to live their lives authentically. With the right kind of support, meaningful growth is possible. I know it takes a lot of courage to reach out for help, and that is why I want to make sure my clients get exactly what they need. I am here to take this journey with you and I will guide you along the way because I believe in the power of therapy.
(980) 261-3786 View (980) 261-3786
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Daniel Richard Swiger
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Pineville, NC 28134
I practice the Bowenian Theory which helps people grow their individual selves and their ability to connect with others. I believe growing within yourself along with bettering relationships is a recipe for success in therapy. I enjoy working with couples, families, and individuals struggling but not limited to trauma, depression, anxiety, substance abuse, and relationship issues
I practice the Bowenian Theory which helps people grow their individual selves and their ability to connect with others. I believe growing within yourself along with bettering relationships is a recipe for success in therapy. I enjoy working with couples, families, and individuals struggling but not limited to trauma, depression, anxiety, substance abuse, and relationship issues
(704) 850-5999 View (704) 850-5999
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Susan H Bullard
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LISW-CP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Pineville, NC 28134
Individuals have many different reasons for coming into therapy ~ from day-to-day stressors to major life crises. Therapy can be short-term for a specific concern or longer-term to cope with more difficult issues. Therapy can also help with observations of lifelong patterns that bring an unease to our relationships with self and with others.
Individuals have many different reasons for coming into therapy ~ from day-to-day stressors to major life crises. Therapy can be short-term for a specific concern or longer-term to cope with more difficult issues. Therapy can also help with observations of lifelong patterns that bring an unease to our relationships with self and with others.
(803) 594-4746 View (803) 594-4746
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Chet A. Williams
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Pineville, NC 28134
I believe that therapy is one of the most constructive tools and resources at our disposal. I believe by analyzing, evaluating and modifying our life philosophy, thinking and interaction patters we can make effective change and improve the quality of our lives. As a therapist, I strive to provide a supportive, respectful and collaborative therapeutic environment where you can fully explore your concerns, challenges, and values. As we work together I will gain an understanding to appropriately implement and modify my treatment approach to meet your needs.
I believe that therapy is one of the most constructive tools and resources at our disposal. I believe by analyzing, evaluating and modifying our life philosophy, thinking and interaction patters we can make effective change and improve the quality of our lives. As a therapist, I strive to provide a supportive, respectful and collaborative therapeutic environment where you can fully explore your concerns, challenges, and values. As we work together I will gain an understanding to appropriately implement and modify my treatment approach to meet your needs.
(704) 325-5850 View (704) 325-5850
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Amy Kunz
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Pineville, NC 28134
Einstein defined insanity as doing the same thing over and over again and expecting a different result. If you are looking for things to change and are willing to work with me, things can get better. So many clients enter therapy with apprehension and a lack of hope for things to improve. I focus my practice on creating trust and getting my clients back on track as quickly and as comfortably as possible. Therapy begins with an end in mind and you and I would work together to make sure we are always making progress towards goals.
Einstein defined insanity as doing the same thing over and over again and expecting a different result. If you are looking for things to change and are willing to work with me, things can get better. So many clients enter therapy with apprehension and a lack of hope for things to improve. I focus my practice on creating trust and getting my clients back on track as quickly and as comfortably as possible. Therapy begins with an end in mind and you and I would work together to make sure we are always making progress towards goals.
(704) 368-4597 View (704) 368-4597
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Kimberly Reese
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Pineville, NC 28134
I'm Kimberly and I'm a Black Trauma Therapist, Black Enneagram CliniCoach, and Speaker. As a clinician, I specialize in treating trauma in Black people. I help us understand, heal from, and move through traumatic experiences. As a coach, I teach high-achieving Black women how to navigate their Blackness and their purpose with confidence in white spaces.
I'm Kimberly and I'm a Black Trauma Therapist, Black Enneagram CliniCoach, and Speaker. As a clinician, I specialize in treating trauma in Black people. I help us understand, heal from, and move through traumatic experiences. As a coach, I teach high-achieving Black women how to navigate their Blackness and their purpose with confidence in white spaces.
(919) 759-5485 View (919) 759-5485
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Trey Greene
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Pineville, NC 28134
My top priority is to provide a safe, supportive environment for anyone struggling with their identity, experiences, or beliefs in addition to other mental health concerns. I work with a variety of issues with a focus on PTSD, depression, anxiety, dissociation, trauma, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, relationship difficulties, spirituality and/or religious trauma in addition to other concerns. I am especially passionate about work with anyone seeking a supportive space to heal, discover who they are, or navigate existential concerns, welcoming those of all beliefs in finding connection, hope, and peace.
My top priority is to provide a safe, supportive environment for anyone struggling with their identity, experiences, or beliefs in addition to other mental health concerns. I work with a variety of issues with a focus on PTSD, depression, anxiety, dissociation, trauma, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, relationship difficulties, spirituality and/or religious trauma in addition to other concerns. I am especially passionate about work with anyone seeking a supportive space to heal, discover who they are, or navigate existential concerns, welcoming those of all beliefs in finding connection, hope, and peace.
(704) 419-8509 View (704) 419-8509
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Tishina Carroll
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LCAS, CCS
Verified Verified
Pineville, NC 28134  (Online Only)
Siyo (Hello in Cherokee)! My name is Tishina Carroll. I have been involved in the behavioral health field for over 10 years. A common question I get asked is “Why did you choose to become a therapist”? The answer is easy: I profoundly enjoy helping others to find ways to manage life’s challenges, while also supporting them in developing into the best versions of themselves. I too have struggled with mental health challenges, & I understand the stigma that comes with admitting that you need help. I want my clients to understand that they are not alone in their struggles.
Siyo (Hello in Cherokee)! My name is Tishina Carroll. I have been involved in the behavioral health field for over 10 years. A common question I get asked is “Why did you choose to become a therapist”? The answer is easy: I profoundly enjoy helping others to find ways to manage life’s challenges, while also supporting them in developing into the best versions of themselves. I too have struggled with mental health challenges, & I understand the stigma that comes with admitting that you need help. I want my clients to understand that they are not alone in their struggles.
(980) 998-1038 View (980) 998-1038
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Ashley Abraham
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Pineville, NC 28134  (Online Only)
I specialize in working with individuals who have reached a crossroad or difficult period in life feel unstuck by helping them identify their next direction. I particularly enjoy working with individuals who are struggling to find themselves and/or who need an extra boost of confidence to pursue the life of their dreams.
I specialize in working with individuals who have reached a crossroad or difficult period in life feel unstuck by helping them identify their next direction. I particularly enjoy working with individuals who are struggling to find themselves and/or who need an extra boost of confidence to pursue the life of their dreams.
(704) 666-9043 View (704) 666-9043
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April Neville Graham
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Pineville, NC 28134  (Online Only)
I specialize in anxiety, grief, depression, and children struggling with ADHD and Conduct disorders. I work with clients from age 5 to adulthood, families, and couples. I have been an elementary school counselor for 9 years and have a wide range of knowledge and experience working with and supporting children, parents, and families.
I specialize in anxiety, grief, depression, and children struggling with ADHD and Conduct disorders. I work with clients from age 5 to adulthood, families, and couples. I have been an elementary school counselor for 9 years and have a wide range of knowledge and experience working with and supporting children, parents, and families.
(252) 302-4395 View (252) 302-4395
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Erika Marie Brinley
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, LMFTA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Pineville, NC 28134
We all have different seasons in our lives where we may feel a pull or a need for change and growth. My hope is to help those on their individual journeys find a place that feels good for them and their families. I believe that everyone deserves to feel safe, heard and validated and thus I provide that in my therapy room, and help other family members develop that for one another.
We all have different seasons in our lives where we may feel a pull or a need for change and growth. My hope is to help those on their individual journeys find a place that feels good for them and their families. I believe that everyone deserves to feel safe, heard and validated and thus I provide that in my therapy room, and help other family members develop that for one another.
(704) 610-4786 View (704) 610-4786
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Annie Handley
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LSCSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Pineville, NC 28134  (Online Only)
Change is painful, but nothing is as painful as remaining stuck where you don't belong. Life is change. I help people navigate through life's changes and losses. Whether it's the death of a loved one, the loss of a pet, a relationship ending or a career transition, your grief is valid and real. I specialize in guiding people through the storm and come out the other side, not only surviving, but thriving. My job is to help give you new tools to work through the transition and loss and help you rediscover yourself along the way.
Change is painful, but nothing is as painful as remaining stuck where you don't belong. Life is change. I help people navigate through life's changes and losses. Whether it's the death of a loved one, the loss of a pet, a relationship ending or a career transition, your grief is valid and real. I specialize in guiding people through the storm and come out the other side, not only surviving, but thriving. My job is to help give you new tools to work through the transition and loss and help you rediscover yourself along the way.
(913) 374-6764 View (913) 374-6764
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Stacy Bechtel
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Pineville, NC 28134
Welcome! My name is Stacy Bechtel and I’m a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. I believe that change is facilitated through the power of the therapeutic relationship. I prioritize creating a warm, safe, and supportive environment for my clients to feel seen and heard. I will be there with you every step of the way, as we navigate all of life’s ups and downs! I am passionate about mental health and believe in empowering clients by focusing on the strengths and resilience of each person.
Welcome! My name is Stacy Bechtel and I’m a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. I believe that change is facilitated through the power of the therapeutic relationship. I prioritize creating a warm, safe, and supportive environment for my clients to feel seen and heard. I will be there with you every step of the way, as we navigate all of life’s ups and downs! I am passionate about mental health and believe in empowering clients by focusing on the strengths and resilience of each person.
(704) 270-5141 View (704) 270-5141
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Mary Candace Bryant
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Pineville, NC 28134  (Online Only)
Life can just be really HARD sometimes. Coming to therapy gives you a place to unpack, unburden and untangle all of the “stuff” that’s weighing you down. I love connecting with my clients in a relaxed, open-minded, inclusive space that allows them to feel free to be themselves! In therapy, we will work together to figure out what feeling "OK" or "better" would look like, then we will collaborate on how to move towards that.
Life can just be really HARD sometimes. Coming to therapy gives you a place to unpack, unburden and untangle all of the “stuff” that’s weighing you down. I love connecting with my clients in a relaxed, open-minded, inclusive space that allows them to feel free to be themselves! In therapy, we will work together to figure out what feeling "OK" or "better" would look like, then we will collaborate on how to move towards that.
(919) 804-1192 View (919) 804-1192
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Hannah M. (Lgbtq+ Therapist)
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-A
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Pineville, NC 28134
Empathic. Easygoing. Humorist. You create happiness for others, but you struggle to find your own bliss. The mask of being the happy-go-lucky friend is tiring. It's beginning to wear you down. You're always expected to bring the jokes. But, it feels like your pain is fake & unworthy of being heard. Putting the sarcasm & punchlines aside can be foreign & painful when you're so used to always bringing the wit to the table. You deserve to give yourself permission to prioritize your needs & set boundaries. Now is the time to heal the pain you've been avoiding. I will help you find joy again with some laughs along the way.
Empathic. Easygoing. Humorist. You create happiness for others, but you struggle to find your own bliss. The mask of being the happy-go-lucky friend is tiring. It's beginning to wear you down. You're always expected to bring the jokes. But, it feels like your pain is fake & unworthy of being heard. Putting the sarcasm & punchlines aside can be foreign & painful when you're so used to always bringing the wit to the table. You deserve to give yourself permission to prioritize your needs & set boundaries. Now is the time to heal the pain you've been avoiding. I will help you find joy again with some laughs along the way.
(704) 237-6609 View (704) 237-6609
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Inner Love Counseling, PLLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C, LCSW
Verified Verified
Pineville, NC 28134  (Online Only)
I specialize in working with clients who are battling issues with depression, anxiety, stress, PTSD, grief and loss, substance use, relationships, medical issues and difficulty coping with chronic health (kidney disease, cancer, etc), effects of trauma, feelings of worthlessness, being lost in life, self esteem, self love, goal setting, finding solutions, loneliness, and employment. I also help people who just need to vent and get it out (talk therapy). I also specialize in helping people use assertive communication to help better communication with others for the betterment of themselves for the present and the future.
I specialize in working with clients who are battling issues with depression, anxiety, stress, PTSD, grief and loss, substance use, relationships, medical issues and difficulty coping with chronic health (kidney disease, cancer, etc), effects of trauma, feelings of worthlessness, being lost in life, self esteem, self love, goal setting, finding solutions, loneliness, and employment. I also help people who just need to vent and get it out (talk therapy). I also specialize in helping people use assertive communication to help better communication with others for the betterment of themselves for the present and the future.
(336) 739-5980 View (336) 739-5980
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Montina Myers-Galloway
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, LCMHC, NCC
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Pineville, NC 28134
We are on a mission to help Black women create a path for stronger-healthier family bonds. We treat anxiety and depression while specializing in parentification. As a child, did you have to take on the role of an adult? Myers-Galloway Counseling develops confident Black women so they can create a resilient family. Does any of this sound like you? You want to let go of resentment towards your parents' for experiences in childhood. You want a healthier dynamic with your own children and your partner.
We are on a mission to help Black women create a path for stronger-healthier family bonds. We treat anxiety and depression while specializing in parentification. As a child, did you have to take on the role of an adult? Myers-Galloway Counseling develops confident Black women so they can create a resilient family. Does any of this sound like you? You want to let go of resentment towards your parents' for experiences in childhood. You want a healthier dynamic with your own children and your partner.
(704) 245-6066 View (704) 245-6066
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Shannon Berger
Counselor, MEd, LCMHC, LPC, CST, NCC
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Pineville, NC 28134
Waitlist for new clients
Finding the right therapist can be frustrating and overwhelming. It does not have to be. I believe that each person has the ability within themselves to achieve their goals, and the role of a therapist is to help navigate them through the obstacles in their paths to happiness. I use this person-centered lens to integrate interventions from multiple therapeutic approaches to best assist my clients during their journey. I am a North Carolina Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor (LCMHC) and a South Carolina Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC). As well as a National Board Certified Counselor (NCC).
Finding the right therapist can be frustrating and overwhelming. It does not have to be. I believe that each person has the ability within themselves to achieve their goals, and the role of a therapist is to help navigate them through the obstacles in their paths to happiness. I use this person-centered lens to integrate interventions from multiple therapeutic approaches to best assist my clients during their journey. I am a North Carolina Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor (LCMHC) and a South Carolina Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC). As well as a National Board Certified Counselor (NCC).
(980) 414-3069 View (980) 414-3069

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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.