Parenting Therapists in Weddington, NC

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Michelle McDevitt-Askew
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Weddington, NC 28104
My year marriage and parenting experiences provides perspective and informs relationship work.
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.
My year marriage and parenting experiences provides perspective and informs relationship work.
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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Heather Fangman
Counselor, MS Ed, LCMHC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Weddington, NC 28104
Heather Fangman, MS Ed., LCMHC, is a licensed clinical mental health counselor. She graduated from Miami University with a BA in psychology and completed her masters degree in community counseling at Youngstown State University. Heather has experience providing individual, family and group counseling services to children, adolescents, and adults around issues including abuse and neglect, depression and anxiety, postpartum depression, high conflict divorce and reunification therapy, difficult relationships and parenting concerns.
Heather Fangman, MS Ed., LCMHC, is a licensed clinical mental health counselor. She graduated from Miami University with a BA in psychology and completed her masters degree in community counseling at Youngstown State University. Heather has experience providing individual, family and group counseling services to children, adolescents, and adults around issues including abuse and neglect, depression and anxiety, postpartum depression, high conflict divorce and reunification therapy, difficult relationships and parenting concerns.
(980) 321-0180 View (980) 321-0180
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Alexxis Longmore
Counselor, MEd, LCMHC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Weddington, NC 28104
I have a special interest in working with families undergoing separation/divorce and providing co-parenting education and support.
Reaching out to receive help is often the hardest step. I am passionate about my work and enjoy having an open and collaborative relationship so that you can begin your journey. I believe that emotional and personal growth is different for everyone and will meet you where you’re at. I understand that therapy can be challenging and I strive to create a safe and comfortable environment for you to grow and achieve your goals.
I have a special interest in working with families undergoing separation/divorce and providing co-parenting education and support.
Reaching out to receive help is often the hardest step. I am passionate about my work and enjoy having an open and collaborative relationship so that you can begin your journey. I believe that emotional and personal growth is different for everyone and will meet you where you’re at. I understand that therapy can be challenging and I strive to create a safe and comfortable environment for you to grow and achieve your goals.
(704) 327-0990 View (704) 327-0990
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Clarrice King
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, LCMHCS
Verified Verified
Weddington, NC 28104  (Online Only)
Are you looking to talk with someone for yourself or a loved one? Thank you for taking that important first step by exploring here! Are there issues with stress, anxiety, grief, loss, sadness, communication, or a life transition? Are you a new or new-again parent navigating the "terrible 2s" or "challenging 3's" with your child? These are just some of the reasons why clients, from children to adults, come to counseling with me in English and Spanish. My clients come into counseling with me to see how to heal, grow, gain new ideas, skills, and understanding, and know they are not alone.
Are you looking to talk with someone for yourself or a loved one? Thank you for taking that important first step by exploring here! Are there issues with stress, anxiety, grief, loss, sadness, communication, or a life transition? Are you a new or new-again parent navigating the "terrible 2s" or "challenging 3's" with your child? These are just some of the reasons why clients, from children to adults, come to counseling with me in English and Spanish. My clients come into counseling with me to see how to heal, grow, gain new ideas, skills, and understanding, and know they are not alone.
(704) 318-2595 View (704) 318-2595
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Joe Walker
Counselor, JD, LCMHCA, MA
Verified Verified
Weddington, NC 28104
If you know a young person who could use a non-judgmental space to process the pressures of living in today's complex society, or if you're a parent who needs support and guidance, my door is open.
I have a passion for helping kids, teens, young adults, and parents. A former lawyer, business executive, and educator, I blend unique life experiences with a compassionate approach to therapy. With six kids of my own, I empathize with young people and parents alike. On a personal level, one of my greatest passions is travel. Having explored over 30 different countries, I realize the importance of cultural diversity and how it enriches our understanding of the world. My experiences shape my counseling practice as I strive to connect with clients from all walks of life. I also enjoy coaching youth sports, coffee, and a good book.
If you know a young person who could use a non-judgmental space to process the pressures of living in today's complex society, or if you're a parent who needs support and guidance, my door is open.
I have a passion for helping kids, teens, young adults, and parents. A former lawyer, business executive, and educator, I blend unique life experiences with a compassionate approach to therapy. With six kids of my own, I empathize with young people and parents alike. On a personal level, one of my greatest passions is travel. Having explored over 30 different countries, I realize the importance of cultural diversity and how it enriches our understanding of the world. My experiences shape my counseling practice as I strive to connect with clients from all walks of life. I also enjoy coaching youth sports, coffee, and a good book.
(704) 741-9355 View (704) 741-9355
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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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Chris Vrabel, PsyD, PLLC
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Weddington, NC 28104
I'm here to listen and help. I am a licensed psychologist with over 10 years of experience. I help people stay organized and focused, cope with anxiety and depression, develop social skills and manage relationships, and adjust to the challenges of life. I specialize in attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, executive functioning, autism spectrum disorders, anxiety, depression, and adjusting to life changes.
I'm here to listen and help. I am a licensed psychologist with over 10 years of experience. I help people stay organized and focused, cope with anxiety and depression, develop social skills and manage relationships, and adjust to the challenges of life. I specialize in attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, executive functioning, autism spectrum disorders, anxiety, depression, and adjusting to life changes.
(704) 237-6572 View (704) 237-6572
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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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Christy Lynne Jacoby (Formerly Lewis)
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Weddington, NC 28104
When faced with anxiety or depression, you often wonder if there is anything you can do to truly feel better or transform yourself. It seems like you’ve tried everything, and nothing has worked. Mood issues are causing other issues -trouble relating with others, over/under eating, problems with work or family relationships or even more serious issues. At times, relationship struggles leave you wondering "should I stay or go?" but it can be hard to navigate this alone. The "real you" is in there, but hard to find.
When faced with anxiety or depression, you often wonder if there is anything you can do to truly feel better or transform yourself. It seems like you’ve tried everything, and nothing has worked. Mood issues are causing other issues -trouble relating with others, over/under eating, problems with work or family relationships or even more serious issues. At times, relationship struggles leave you wondering "should I stay or go?" but it can be hard to navigate this alone. The "real you" is in there, but hard to find.
(910) 613-6413 View (910) 613-6413
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Amy L Sanderson
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, MA, LPC, LCAS, CCS, NCC
Verified Verified
6 Endorsed
Weddington, NC 28104
Are you feeling stuck, overwhelmed, or sad? You are brave to reach out for help. I'm here to support you in moving forward. I truly believe in the therapeutic process and am continually inspired by the progress my clients achieve to create more fulfilling and joyful lives. In addition to office appointments, I offer video counseling, where we communicate through live video in the privacy of your own home. I also offer walk and talk counseling through peaceful, wooded trails. Ketamine Assisted Psychotherapy is an additional modality I use.
Are you feeling stuck, overwhelmed, or sad? You are brave to reach out for help. I'm here to support you in moving forward. I truly believe in the therapeutic process and am continually inspired by the progress my clients achieve to create more fulfilling and joyful lives. In addition to office appointments, I offer video counseling, where we communicate through live video in the privacy of your own home. I also offer walk and talk counseling through peaceful, wooded trails. Ketamine Assisted Psychotherapy is an additional modality I use.
(980) 400-9377 View (980) 400-9377
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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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Ed Nissen
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
7 Endorsed
Weddington, NC 28104
“For scientific discovery, give me Scott; for speed and efficiency of travel, give me Amundsen; but when you are in a hopeless situation, when you are seeing no way out, get down on your knees and pray for Shackleton.” —Sir Raymond Priestley. Ernest Shackleton, best known for his Antarctic expeditions, in which during the 1914-1916 Endurance expedition, heroically led his crew to safety after their ship was trapped and crushed by Antarctic ice, exemplifying leadership skills in navigating extreme hardships.
“For scientific discovery, give me Scott; for speed and efficiency of travel, give me Amundsen; but when you are in a hopeless situation, when you are seeing no way out, get down on your knees and pray for Shackleton.” —Sir Raymond Priestley. Ernest Shackleton, best known for his Antarctic expeditions, in which during the 1914-1916 Endurance expedition, heroically led his crew to safety after their ship was trapped and crushed by Antarctic ice, exemplifying leadership skills in navigating extreme hardships.
(704) 766-8640 View (704) 766-8640
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Ashley A Williams
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Weddington, NC 28104
My goal for therapy is to help individuals and families live the best and most fulfilling lives possible. Sometimes life hands us experiences that we aren't prepared for and struggle to navigate on our own. Individuals face different levels of stress and problems which require varying treatment approaches. My training and experience with evidenced based therapeutic models allows me to provide the most effective treatment for my clients. Taking the first step can be difficult and I am here to help to make this a comfortable process. I look forward to taking these next steps together.
My goal for therapy is to help individuals and families live the best and most fulfilling lives possible. Sometimes life hands us experiences that we aren't prepared for and struggle to navigate on our own. Individuals face different levels of stress and problems which require varying treatment approaches. My training and experience with evidenced based therapeutic models allows me to provide the most effective treatment for my clients. Taking the first step can be difficult and I am here to help to make this a comfortable process. I look forward to taking these next steps together.
(704) 325-5850 View (704) 325-5850
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Amanda G. Fink Qualified Supervisor And Counselor
Counselor, MA, LMHC, LCMHC, CMC, QS
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Weddington, NC 28104  (Online Only)
Availability for Clients and Supervisees! Do you feel like you're falling short of your own goals? Are you struggling in relationships? A Better You Counseling and Coaching Center is offering Tele-Therapy sessions for clients and Supervisees! (Inquire about Walk and Talk Therapy.) Do you relate to the following: relationship issues, life goal questions, situational & life adjustments, anxiety, grief, or depression? Veteran or Military family member? Your time and resources are valuable. Get in touch with us!
Availability for Clients and Supervisees! Do you feel like you're falling short of your own goals? Are you struggling in relationships? A Better You Counseling and Coaching Center is offering Tele-Therapy sessions for clients and Supervisees! (Inquire about Walk and Talk Therapy.) Do you relate to the following: relationship issues, life goal questions, situational & life adjustments, anxiety, grief, or depression? Veteran or Military family member? Your time and resources are valuable. Get in touch with us!
(980) 400-3444 View (980) 400-3444
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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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Victoria Kennedy
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Weddington, NC 28104
Hello! I am a licensed psychologist who specializes in working with children, adolescents, and their families. I have worked for 18 years in private practice and school-based settings in Texas, New Hampshire, and North Carolina. My goal in therapy is to create a friendly, caring atmosphere, and I believe in empowering families by working with parents to manage difficult child behaviors. I use cognitive-behavioral therapy and other strategies to help children and their families with managing stress, anger, sadness, and worry.
Hello! I am a licensed psychologist who specializes in working with children, adolescents, and their families. I have worked for 18 years in private practice and school-based settings in Texas, New Hampshire, and North Carolina. My goal in therapy is to create a friendly, caring atmosphere, and I believe in empowering families by working with parents to manage difficult child behaviors. I use cognitive-behavioral therapy and other strategies to help children and their families with managing stress, anger, sadness, and worry.
(704) 228-4121 View (704) 228-4121
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Heidi Limbrunner
Psychologist, PsyD, ABPP, CEDS
Verified Verified
Weddington, NC 28104
My specialty is in helping children/teens who struggle with anxiety, depression, disordered eating, self-harm and difficulty with emotion regulation. I specialize in DBT which is a therapy approach that provides coping skills and strategies that teens and their parents can use to create a happier and healthier life. I have been providing DBT therapy and leading DBT groups for over 15 years. Additionally, I have extensive experience and training in eating disorders and provide Family Based Therapy. In working with teens and children, I believe it's important that parents are involved appropriately in the treatment process.
My specialty is in helping children/teens who struggle with anxiety, depression, disordered eating, self-harm and difficulty with emotion regulation. I specialize in DBT which is a therapy approach that provides coping skills and strategies that teens and their parents can use to create a happier and healthier life. I have been providing DBT therapy and leading DBT groups for over 15 years. Additionally, I have extensive experience and training in eating disorders and provide Family Based Therapy. In working with teens and children, I believe it's important that parents are involved appropriately in the treatment process.
(704) 751-0570 View (704) 751-0570
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Samantha Martinez
Psychologist, MSW, MA, PhD
Verified Verified
Weddington, NC 28104
You or your loved one may be dealing with overwhelming stress, previous traumatic experiences, loss, or everyday life events, but what matters most is you are looking for ways to navigate these challenges. There are ways to use your strengths to move towards a meaningful life in line with your goals and aspirations. Together we will work to reach a greater understanding of your thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. Personal growth is unique, but we will aim to get you where you want to be, while encouraging development in areas aligned with your values.
You or your loved one may be dealing with overwhelming stress, previous traumatic experiences, loss, or everyday life events, but what matters most is you are looking for ways to navigate these challenges. There are ways to use your strengths to move towards a meaningful life in line with your goals and aspirations. Together we will work to reach a greater understanding of your thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. Personal growth is unique, but we will aim to get you where you want to be, while encouraging development in areas aligned with your values.
(704) 901-8478 View (704) 901-8478
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King Jones
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Weddington, NC 28104
Life can be overwhelming sometimes. Relational concerns, unexpected challenges, new or old traumas, and life transitions can all lead to mental health needs. Often we default to pushing through or feeling like we should be able to tackle these things alone, but nothing could be further from the truth. With support from a knowledgable and caring professional who uses evidence-based approaches, you can start the work of feeling like yourself again, or perhaps feeling better than you've ever felt before.
Life can be overwhelming sometimes. Relational concerns, unexpected challenges, new or old traumas, and life transitions can all lead to mental health needs. Often we default to pushing through or feeling like we should be able to tackle these things alone, but nothing could be further from the truth. With support from a knowledgable and caring professional who uses evidence-based approaches, you can start the work of feeling like yourself again, or perhaps feeling better than you've ever felt before.
(980) 300-6663 View (980) 300-6663
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Devyn Pugh
Counselor, MA, NCC, LCMHCA
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Weddington, NC 28104
Sometimes our life experiences can feel overwhelming, often holding us back from living the life we wish to enjoy. When we get caught in this vicious cycle, it can feel defeating and all hope can seem to be lost. I believe this isn't something you need to go through alone. I am honored to walk alongside you during your therapeutic journey, as I offer a safe space for you to process your experiences, and meet your specific emotional and behavioral goals. I have confidence in the healing potential of each person, and I utilize a treatment plan that best fits your unique and individualized needs.
Sometimes our life experiences can feel overwhelming, often holding us back from living the life we wish to enjoy. When we get caught in this vicious cycle, it can feel defeating and all hope can seem to be lost. I believe this isn't something you need to go through alone. I am honored to walk alongside you during your therapeutic journey, as I offer a safe space for you to process your experiences, and meet your specific emotional and behavioral goals. I have confidence in the healing potential of each person, and I utilize a treatment plan that best fits your unique and individualized needs.
(704) 327-6735 View (704) 327-6735

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Parenting Therapists

What does therapy for parenting look like?

Therapists may work with parents individually, together, or include the whole family to find solutions for the problems a parent faces. Many parent-based therapies work on a parent’s relationship with their children, problem-solving within the family, and analysis of family dynamics. Therapy conducted remotely by video may be helpful in allowing a therapist to observe how families interact in their own homes.

When should a parent seek therapy?

When behavioral problems begin to disrupt the healthy functioning of a family, it may be a good time to look into therapy. If parents find that children are acting out in school, have started using drugs or alcohol, have developed eating disorders, or other similar red flags, a therapist may be able to help.

How long does therapy take for parenting problems?

Depending on the severity of a family’s challenges and the type of treatment utilized, therapy for parenting can last from weeks to months. Cognitive behavioral therapy is a pragmatic therapy type that can be brief, most often ranging from between 5 and 20 sessions. Structural family therapy, which inspects family dynamics, often takes several months. Parent-child interaction therapy is typically shorter-term, lasting between 10 and 20 sessions. For any therapy, the duration will depend on the progress made and results realized.

Can therapy help parents dealing with burnout or stress?

Parenting is difficult. Parents may dismiss or conceal feelings of exhaustion, overwhelm, or escape ideation—imagining withdrawing from their parental obligations altogether. but left unattended, these feelings can have negative effects on the whole family. A therapist can help parents work on the skills they might need to better cope with the burdens of parenting and help them be the best parents they can be.