Emotionally Focused Therapists in Weddington, NC

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Melinda Willison
Counselor, MS, LCMHCA, NCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Weddington, NC 28104
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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Chudney Drew
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, MA, LCMHC, NCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Weddington, NC 28104
Take that leap of faith and call me today! I believe safety is the key to effective therapy and a strong therapeutic relationship. I provide a safe space for you to be seen and heard. My greatest passion is bringing growth and healing to my clients by helping them learn more about themselves without guilt or shame. Connecting through conversation is a great first start as you begin your counseling journey. Please contact me if you are interested in learning more about therapy and my approach. You may also request a free 15 minute consultation.  Contact me here or on my website at www.counselingwithintention.com
Take that leap of faith and call me today! I believe safety is the key to effective therapy and a strong therapeutic relationship. I provide a safe space for you to be seen and heard. My greatest passion is bringing growth and healing to my clients by helping them learn more about themselves without guilt or shame. Connecting through conversation is a great first start as you begin your counseling journey. Please contact me if you are interested in learning more about therapy and my approach. You may also request a free 15 minute consultation.  Contact me here or on my website at www.counselingwithintention.com
(704) 800-0913 View (704) 800-0913
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Michelle McDevitt-Askew
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Weddington, NC 28104
There are seasons in life when the opportunity to grow can come from both joyful and challenging circumstances or complicated issues and relationships. It is my hope that in the safe,non-judgmental space of therapy we can begin to discover your core resiliency, strengths and create awareness for integrating healthy coping and communication skills for healing. I enjoy helping couples discover relational dynamics and patterns that keep them from enjoying a safe, close and vibrant relationship. I am well suited to work with families and individuals who are struggling with anxiety, depression, chronic illness, grief and life stage transitioning.
There are seasons in life when the opportunity to grow can come from both joyful and challenging circumstances or complicated issues and relationships. It is my hope that in the safe,non-judgmental space of therapy we can begin to discover your core resiliency, strengths and create awareness for integrating healthy coping and communication skills for healing. I enjoy helping couples discover relational dynamics and patterns that keep them from enjoying a safe, close and vibrant relationship. I am well suited to work with families and individuals who are struggling with anxiety, depression, chronic illness, grief and life stage transitioning.
(980) 263-9313 View (980) 263-9313
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Amy Garcia
Licensed Professional Counselor, LCMHCS
Verified Verified
Weddington, NC 28104
My passion is building connections with people. I will take the time to build a relationship of trust and understanding in order to best support you. It would be an honor to be a part of your journey.
My passion is building connections with people. I will take the time to build a relationship of trust and understanding in order to best support you. It would be an honor to be a part of your journey.
(704) 251-6611 View (704) 251-6611
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Suzanne Medlin
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Weddington, NC 28104
Patient hours: Wed & Fri 8am-2pm. Remote/virtual sessions also available. Are you going through a tough time and feel like life is unraveling before your eyes? Does it seem like nobody understands what you are going through or you're on an emotional rollercoaster? Thought you would never be in this place? Do you feel alone, anxious, depressed and just want to wave a magic wand and feel better? Do you want to feel hopeful you can do things differently? Do you need to take care of yourself?
Patient hours: Wed & Fri 8am-2pm. Remote/virtual sessions also available. Are you going through a tough time and feel like life is unraveling before your eyes? Does it seem like nobody understands what you are going through or you're on an emotional rollercoaster? Thought you would never be in this place? Do you feel alone, anxious, depressed and just want to wave a magic wand and feel better? Do you want to feel hopeful you can do things differently? Do you need to take care of yourself?
(980) 319-1805 View (980) 319-1805
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Shante Gregory
Counselor, LCMHCA
Verified Verified
Weddington, NC 28104
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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Melissa Prushik
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Weddington, NC 28104
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.
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.
(980) 434-0460 View (980) 434-0460
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Christina Canuto
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, LMFT-A
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Weddington, NC 28104
I believe in the healing power of relationships. Humans are relational creatures with a biological need to feel accepted. Disconnection in relationships can leave anyone feeling hopeless. You can expect me to help you through relational healing. Together, we will look at your relationship to yourself and how this impacts navigating relationships with others. As a systems thinker, I often help clients explore strategies to strengthen their sense of belongingness through solidifying secure relationships with others.
I believe in the healing power of relationships. Humans are relational creatures with a biological need to feel accepted. Disconnection in relationships can leave anyone feeling hopeless. You can expect me to help you through relational healing. Together, we will look at your relationship to yourself and how this impacts navigating relationships with others. As a systems thinker, I often help clients explore strategies to strengthen their sense of belongingness through solidifying secure relationships with others.
(704) 386-6734 View (704) 386-6734
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Chelsie Ciminelli
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW, LCSW-A
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Weddington, NC 28104
It’s okay to ask for what you need. This is something I need to remind myself of on a daily basis. So many of us focus intently on making sure everyone else is taken care of and we completely abandon ourselves and ignore our own needs. This leaves us feeling exhausted, depleted, and quite frankly, resentful because we think to ourselves “why isn’t anyone taking care of me?” I teach my clients what a healthy relationship looks like because if this wasn’t modeled to you at some point throughout your life, no one can expect you to know what it means.
It’s okay to ask for what you need. This is something I need to remind myself of on a daily basis. So many of us focus intently on making sure everyone else is taken care of and we completely abandon ourselves and ignore our own needs. This leaves us feeling exhausted, depleted, and quite frankly, resentful because we think to ourselves “why isn’t anyone taking care of me?” I teach my clients what a healthy relationship looks like because if this wasn’t modeled to you at some point throughout your life, no one can expect you to know what it means.
(980) 243-4918 View (980) 243-4918
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Chris A. Matthews
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT-S, LCAS, SAP, CCS
Verified Verified
6 Endorsed
Weddington, NC 28104
I do not take insurance, I work with couples and individuals who are willing to do whatever it takes to save their marriage or relationship. It is my job to be a co-pilot to help guide you and your partner through the storms of conflict, infidelity, grief, trauma, and life’s transitions such as parenting, employment, and blended family issues. As a fellow relationship partner who has been married for 17 years (and counting) with three kids, I personally can relate to the ups and downs of making a relationship work.
I do not take insurance, I work with couples and individuals who are willing to do whatever it takes to save their marriage or relationship. It is my job to be a co-pilot to help guide you and your partner through the storms of conflict, infidelity, grief, trauma, and life’s transitions such as parenting, employment, and blended family issues. As a fellow relationship partner who has been married for 17 years (and counting) with three kids, I personally can relate to the ups and downs of making a relationship work.
(704) 313-1562 View (704) 313-1562
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Alison Bellows
Counselor, MEd, LCMHCA, NCC
Verified Verified
Weddington, NC 28104  (Online Only)
You are tired of feeling stuck in patterns of self doubt, anxiety, and strained relationships. You are yearning for deeper connections with both yourself and those around you. You want to process past emotional wounds, stop the cycle of overthinking, and feel more empowered in your life. If this sounds like you, I'm so glad you're here. I specialize in supporting individuals just like you who are seeking to cultivate a more harmonious relationship with themselves and the people in their lives. I work with adults and couples experiencing relationship issues, trauma, anxiety, and low self-esteem.
You are tired of feeling stuck in patterns of self doubt, anxiety, and strained relationships. You are yearning for deeper connections with both yourself and those around you. You want to process past emotional wounds, stop the cycle of overthinking, and feel more empowered in your life. If this sounds like you, I'm so glad you're here. I specialize in supporting individuals just like you who are seeking to cultivate a more harmonious relationship with themselves and the people in their lives. I work with adults and couples experiencing relationship issues, trauma, anxiety, and low self-esteem.
(704) 610-5666 View (704) 610-5666
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Pamela Poston
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, PhD, MA, LCMHC
Verified Verified
Weddington, NC 28104
Not accepting new clients
Call for an appointment if you struggle with ADHD, anxiety, chronic illness, surgery preparation, prenatal or postpartum depression, relationship challenges, stress management, life skills, life transitions, insomnia, or want to create a healthier lifestyle. I blend Eastern philosophy with Western psychology in my holistic practice. If you have tried traditional therapy and have not found relief, I'd love the opportunity to help you become the best version of yourself. I regret to inform potential clients that I have been and continue to be on medical leave. I will update you when I can practice again. Thanks
Call for an appointment if you struggle with ADHD, anxiety, chronic illness, surgery preparation, prenatal or postpartum depression, relationship challenges, stress management, life skills, life transitions, insomnia, or want to create a healthier lifestyle. I blend Eastern philosophy with Western psychology in my holistic practice. If you have tried traditional therapy and have not found relief, I'd love the opportunity to help you become the best version of yourself. I regret to inform potential clients that I have been and continue to be on medical leave. I will update you when I can practice again. Thanks
(704) 946-5540 View (704) 946-5540
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Charleen 'charlie' Jarvis
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, LCMHC, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
Weddington, NC 28104
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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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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Rebecca Escalante
Counselor, MA, LCMHC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Stallings, NC 28104
​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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Andrea M Evans
Drug & Alcohol Counselor, MA, LCASA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Matthews, NC 28104
Life is a journey filled with sharp turns, bumps, curves, and changes that can take you off course. The challenges and stressors can be hard to face head-on without some help and guidance. Choosing to seek therapy is a good sign of strength that you are putting yourself back on the road of healing and recovery.
Life is a journey filled with sharp turns, bumps, curves, and changes that can take you off course. The challenges and stressors can be hard to face head-on without some help and guidance. Choosing to seek therapy is a good sign of strength that you are putting yourself back on the road of healing and recovery.
(704) 251-6728 View (704) 251-6728
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Debbie A Breen
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, Th, M, MA, LCMHC
Verified Verified
Matthews, NC 28104
Has something occurred recently that pushed you over into unfamiliar territory and is causing anger, anxiety, depression? I have helped hundreds of people, adults, adolescents and children reconcile these issues, identify wants and needs, and achieve resolve for a more satisfying life today, and promising tomorrow, for this generation and the next. I am a parent & child advocate, family & individual therapist, and pastoral confidant. My work with families & individuals, young and old, help them achieve understanding, meaning and direction for the current issue of today, and those that will occur in the future.
Has something occurred recently that pushed you over into unfamiliar territory and is causing anger, anxiety, depression? I have helped hundreds of people, adults, adolescents and children reconcile these issues, identify wants and needs, and achieve resolve for a more satisfying life today, and promising tomorrow, for this generation and the next. I am a parent & child advocate, family & individual therapist, and pastoral confidant. My work with families & individuals, young and old, help them achieve understanding, meaning and direction for the current issue of today, and those that will occur in the future.
(704) 504-7282 View (704) 504-7282
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Frances Jacobs Smith
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MEd, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Matthews, NC 28104
I earned my masters in counseling from the University of New Orleans in 1987. I earned my masters in social work from the University of South Carolina in 1994. I have worked for over 12 years as a clinical therapist/professional counselor. My clinical and counseling experiences have been in a variety of settings to include private practice, mental health agencies, foster care, department of social services and community outreach. I have had the opportunity to work with children 11+, teens and adults. I believe that therapy has the ability to promote hope, growth and change.
I earned my masters in counseling from the University of New Orleans in 1987. I earned my masters in social work from the University of South Carolina in 1994. I have worked for over 12 years as a clinical therapist/professional counselor. My clinical and counseling experiences have been in a variety of settings to include private practice, mental health agencies, foster care, department of social services and community outreach. I have had the opportunity to work with children 11+, teens and adults. I believe that therapy has the ability to promote hope, growth and change.
(704) 326-4088 View (704) 326-4088
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Katrina (Max) Sutton
Counselor, LCMHCA, MEd
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Indian Trail, NC 28079
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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Dr. Leigh Hicks
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PhD, LCSWA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Indian Trail, NC 28079
My passion is working with clients age 13-18 as well as young & early adults. I love to work to empower clients, build insight, heal relationships & provide practical tools for clients to use as they develop into young adulthood. I use family therapy for family system work. My other client focus is on victims of sexual exploitation including victims of Human Trafficking & sexual abuse. I incorporate the dynamics of race & ethnicity into my practice and like to work with people from these marginalized populations & addressing how these factors impact treatment and resilience. My ideal client is motivated and committed to treatment.
My passion is working with clients age 13-18 as well as young & early adults. I love to work to empower clients, build insight, heal relationships & provide practical tools for clients to use as they develop into young adulthood. I use family therapy for family system work. My other client focus is on victims of sexual exploitation including victims of Human Trafficking & sexual abuse. I incorporate the dynamics of race & ethnicity into my practice and like to work with people from these marginalized populations & addressing how these factors impact treatment and resilience. My ideal client is motivated and committed to treatment.
(704) 237-6798 View (704) 237-6798

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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.