Dr. Leigh Hicks
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PhD, LCSWA Verified
Matthews, NC 28105
Offers online therapy
My passion is working with clients between 13-18 as well as young and early adults. I love to work to empower clients, build insight, heal relationships and provide practical tools for clients to use as they develop into young adulthood. My other client focus is on victims of sexual exploitation including victims of Human Trafficking and sexual abuse. I incorporate the dynamics of race and 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
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Matthews, NC 28105
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My passion is working with clients between 13-18 as well as young and early adults. I love to work to empower clients, build insight, heal relationships and provide practical tools for clients to use as they develop into young adulthood. My other client focus is on victims of sexual exploitation including victims of Human Trafficking and sexual abuse. I incorporate the dynamics of race and 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.
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Jessica Beyer
Licensed Professional Counselor, LCMHCS, LCAS Verified
Matthews, NC 28105
Offers online therapy
Trauma related experience includes: domestic violence, assault and sexual abuse.
Our team of therapists are ready to help for individual or couples counseling! 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
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Matthews, NC 28105
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Trauma related experience includes: domestic violence, assault and sexual abuse.
Our team of therapists are ready to help for individual or couples counseling! 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!
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Jane L Marcus
Psychologist, PsyD Verified
Office is near:
Matthews, NC 28104
Offers online therapy
Having been a Clinical Psychologist in the Carolinas for almost 30 years, I am familiar with the changes that have occurred in our area. I have been working with adolescents and their challenges as well as helping our adult population resolve problems such as emotional distress, relationship issues, and work stresses. My special interests include working with those suffering from anxiety/depressive mood; eating disorders and sexual abuse; loss of a job or loved one; separation or divorce; health; and relationship challenges with family members, in friendships, or in the workplace. I also work with Type 1 and Type 2 diabetic clients.
(704) 313-5510
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Office is near:
Matthews, NC 28104
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Having been a Clinical Psychologist in the Carolinas for almost 30 years, I am familiar with the changes that have occurred in our area. I have been working with adolescents and their challenges as well as helping our adult population resolve problems such as emotional distress, relationship issues, and work stresses. My special interests include working with those suffering from anxiety/depressive mood; eating disorders and sexual abuse; loss of a job or loved one; separation or divorce; health; and relationship challenges with family members, in friendships, or in the workplace. I also work with Type 1 and Type 2 diabetic clients.
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Patricia Powell
Psychologist, MA, LPA, HSP-PA Verified
Office is near:
Matthews, NC 28104
Offers online therapy
For over 33 years my goal has been effective therapy in a safe and caring atmosphere for every client I see. One of my career-long specialties is treating adult survivors of early trauma, including sexual, physical, or emotional abuse, severe neglect, narcissistic parenting, family violence, alcohol/drug abuse, and religious extremism. Relationship specialties for individuals and couples include divorce prevention or recovery, infidelity and other betrayals, anger issues, struggles with alcohol or drugs, and changing unhealthy relationship patterns. I also treat intimate partner abuse, and victims of sexual assault or other trauma.
(704) 362-2618
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Office is near:
Matthews, NC 28104
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For over 33 years my goal has been effective therapy in a safe and caring atmosphere for every client I see. One of my career-long specialties is treating adult survivors of early trauma, including sexual, physical, or emotional abuse, severe neglect, narcissistic parenting, family violence, alcohol/drug abuse, and religious extremism. Relationship specialties for individuals and couples include divorce prevention or recovery, infidelity and other betrayals, anger issues, struggles with alcohol or drugs, and changing unhealthy relationship patterns. I also treat intimate partner abuse, and victims of sexual assault or other trauma.
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Grace Concierge Counseling - Roberta Borden Wilson
Counselor, MA, LCMHC, NCC Verified
Matthews, NC 28104
Offers online therapy
I enjoy working with people who have experienced trauma, ranging from military vets, sexual assault victims and people harmed by broken relationships and infidelity.
My clients vary widely in age, ethnicity, culture, background and beliefs. I meet people where they are in life. Although I am a Christian, I only integrate faith at client request. I am no one's judge and only use evidence-based psychological theories and practices that have outcomes proven by research. I am trained in EMDR and Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. I am an eclectic practitioner, who will use whatever theory and practice I believe will help clients achieve the best outcome tailored to their individual needs. I am friendly and have a wealth of life experience. I offer teletherapy and home visits.
(980) 280-1390
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Matthews, NC 28104
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I enjoy working with people who have experienced trauma, ranging from military vets, sexual assault victims and people harmed by broken relationships and infidelity.
My clients vary widely in age, ethnicity, culture, background and beliefs. I meet people where they are in life. Although I am a Christian, I only integrate faith at client request. I am no one's judge and only use evidence-based psychological theories and practices that have outcomes proven by research. I am trained in EMDR and Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. I am an eclectic practitioner, who will use whatever theory and practice I believe will help clients achieve the best outcome tailored to their individual needs. I am friendly and have a wealth of life experience. I offer teletherapy and home visits.
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Ashlyn Baker
Counselor Verified
Matthews, NC 28105
Offers online therapy
You don’t have to feel alone. Everyone can benefit from having someone to talk to about what's going on in their life. Seeking counseling can feel intimidating, but it is a huge step toward overcoming whatever it is you're struggling with. Whether you feel too down to get out of bed in the morning, feel like you’re having to carry a heavy burden by yourself, or would just like an hour for yourself with no distractions, I look forward to working with you. For the past year, I have been honored to do victim advocacy work with children, teens, and adults who are survivors of sexual trauma and their family members.
(980) 389-8466
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Matthews, NC 28105
Offers online therapy
You don’t have to feel alone. Everyone can benefit from having someone to talk to about what's going on in their life. Seeking counseling can feel intimidating, but it is a huge step toward overcoming whatever it is you're struggling with. Whether you feel too down to get out of bed in the morning, feel like you’re having to carry a heavy burden by yourself, or would just like an hour for yourself with no distractions, I look forward to working with you. For the past year, I have been honored to do victim advocacy work with children, teens, and adults who are survivors of sexual trauma and their family members.
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Cynthia Morris
Counselor, MA, LPCA Verified
Matthews, NC 28105
Offers online therapy
Are you ready to care for and be kind to yourself? Do you struggle with behaviors, thoughts, or relationships? Do you feel misunderstood, confused, or angry? Do you feel anxious, stressed, or nervous? Are you sad, impulsive, or withdrawn? Maybe you don't know what you feel. Are you aware of a difference between the inside and the outside? Have you tried everything to change or get "it" to stop with no avail? I specialize in and engage your life stories while working for transformation in your body, mind and soul.
(704) 706-9939
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Matthews, NC 28105
Offers online therapy
Are you ready to care for and be kind to yourself? Do you struggle with behaviors, thoughts, or relationships? Do you feel misunderstood, confused, or angry? Do you feel anxious, stressed, or nervous? Are you sad, impulsive, or withdrawn? Maybe you don't know what you feel. Are you aware of a difference between the inside and the outside? Have you tried everything to change or get "it" to stop with no avail? I specialize in and engage your life stories while working for transformation in your body, mind and soul.
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Robin Navarro
Psychologist, PsyD Verified
Office is near:
Matthews, NC 28105
Offers online therapy
Life is hard, people are imperfect, and circumstances oftentimes just don't seem fair. Many of my clients describe having undergone a significant trauma or series of difficult events in their lives. This tends to create feelings of worthlessness and defectiveness, even despair. They may blame themselves and try to push down their thoughts, feelings, and memories and focus on other things. They may even try to reinvent (or perfect) themselves, but somehow end up reenacting their old struggles in a way that seems to be self-sabotaging. There is often chronic fearfulness as well as sadness and emptiness.
(704) 774-0459
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Office is near:
Matthews, NC 28105
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Life is hard, people are imperfect, and circumstances oftentimes just don't seem fair. Many of my clients describe having undergone a significant trauma or series of difficult events in their lives. This tends to create feelings of worthlessness and defectiveness, even despair. They may blame themselves and try to push down their thoughts, feelings, and memories and focus on other things. They may even try to reinvent (or perfect) themselves, but somehow end up reenacting their old struggles in a way that seems to be self-sabotaging. There is often chronic fearfulness as well as sadness and emptiness.
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Myriam Rabaste
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, EMDR, II Verified
Office is near:
Matthews, NC 28105
Offers online therapy
Every life trauma and struggle can be transformed into strength and beauty. My passion is to work alongside those who are determined to face their pain, fears and limitations and to engage into the discovery process of all they can be. I specialize in the treatment of trauma, grief, adjustments issues and anxiety. I also work with people (artist, athletes) who wish to develop their performance and creativity. Additionally, I run a weekly DBT group for women.
(704) 870-2290
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Office is near:
Matthews, NC 28105
Offers online therapy
Every life trauma and struggle can be transformed into strength and beauty. My passion is to work alongside those who are determined to face their pain, fears and limitations and to engage into the discovery process of all they can be. I specialize in the treatment of trauma, grief, adjustments issues and anxiety. I also work with people (artist, athletes) who wish to develop their performance and creativity. Additionally, I run a weekly DBT group for women.
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Philip DeLuca
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW Verified
Matthews, NC 28105
Offers online therapy
I am committed to helping you overcome the struggles you are experiencing in life. I have over 40+ years of experience and 50,000 sessions to tap into in order to help you where you are stuck: relationships, stress reduction, anger control, anxiety, grief, all forms of addictions – substance abuse, porn, electronic – divorce, domestic violence, anxiety and life transitions. I consider it a privilege to be part of your efforts to improve your and your family's situation. As a senior myself, I especially enjoy working with seniors.
(704) 469-5322
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Matthews, NC 28105
Offers online therapy
I am committed to helping you overcome the struggles you are experiencing in life. I have over 40+ years of experience and 50,000 sessions to tap into in order to help you where you are stuck: relationships, stress reduction, anger control, anxiety, grief, all forms of addictions – substance abuse, porn, electronic – divorce, domestic violence, anxiety and life transitions. I consider it a privilege to be part of your efforts to improve your and your family's situation. As a senior myself, I especially enjoy working with seniors.
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Leanna Smith
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, LCMHC, LCAS-A, MS Verified
Matthews, NC 28105
Offers online therapy
Everything you are going through will be a memory one day. So how will you remember this time? I'm here to help you navigate through your life experiences and help to provide insight on how to manage challenges to the best of your ability. I'm a licensed counselor with experience working with many individuals of very different histories, ages, challenges and outlooks on life. My main approach to therapy is Person-Centered, however I feel that Cognitive Behavioral Therapy is also rooted in everything that I do when partnering with clients.
(704) 459-8416
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Matthews, NC 28105
Offers online therapy
Everything you are going through will be a memory one day. So how will you remember this time? I'm here to help you navigate through your life experiences and help to provide insight on how to manage challenges to the best of your ability. I'm a licensed counselor with experience working with many individuals of very different histories, ages, challenges and outlooks on life. My main approach to therapy is Person-Centered, however I feel that Cognitive Behavioral Therapy is also rooted in everything that I do when partnering with clients.
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Glenise Parrott
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW Verified
Matthews, NC 28105
Offers online therapy
I work with couples using the Gottman Method and am also AASECT certified therapist and treat all sexual disorders, both with couples and with individuals. I treat all relationship issues, including affair recovery, out of control sexual behavior and ambiguity about whether or not to stay together. As a sex therapist I treat desire discrepancy within a couple, erectile difficulties and problems with orgasm, along with any other sexual issues. I feel uniquely qualified to help couples as sexual issues are so often a part of a problematic relationship.
(704) 380-9194
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Matthews, NC 28105
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I work with couples using the Gottman Method and am also AASECT certified therapist and treat all sexual disorders, both with couples and with individuals. I treat all relationship issues, including affair recovery, out of control sexual behavior and ambiguity about whether or not to stay together. As a sex therapist I treat desire discrepancy within a couple, erectile difficulties and problems with orgasm, along with any other sexual issues. I feel uniquely qualified to help couples as sexual issues are so often a part of a problematic relationship.
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Laura J Herrick
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, CMHC Verified
Matthews, NC 28105
Offers online therapy
Life in general, can be challenging. I believe in the healing power of telling your story in a judgement-free environment where you feel safe. Research consistently shows it is the quality of the therapeutic relationship, more than any other factor including the method of therapy, predicting the clients’ ability to use therapy to help themselves and make positive life changes. Therapy does not always solve the problems brought to it, but the best chance for success is when there is a strong therapeutic relationship. To me, the critical foundation of our counseling relationship is a partnership based on mutual respect and honesty.
(980) 276-2536
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Matthews, NC 28105
Offers online therapy
Life in general, can be challenging. I believe in the healing power of telling your story in a judgement-free environment where you feel safe. Research consistently shows it is the quality of the therapeutic relationship, more than any other factor including the method of therapy, predicting the clients’ ability to use therapy to help themselves and make positive life changes. Therapy does not always solve the problems brought to it, but the best chance for success is when there is a strong therapeutic relationship. To me, the critical foundation of our counseling relationship is a partnership based on mutual respect and honesty.
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Kristina Mathews Acosta
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, LCAS, LPC, LPCS Verified
Office is near:
Matthews, NC 28104
Offers online therapy
Does life seem a bit overwhelming? Does your mind keep racing? Do you feel down? Do you feel the weight of the world on your shoulders? If you or your loved one have answered yes to any of these questions, you are not alone, we can help! It is normal to have obstacles occur as we travel through life, but when it starts to interfere with our daily living we may experience frustration, sadness, confusion, and uneasiness. Getting help with these issues may lead to a more fulfilling life for you. Together, you and I will work together to meet your individual goals.
(704) 360-8771
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Office is near:
Matthews, NC 28104
Offers online therapy
Does life seem a bit overwhelming? Does your mind keep racing? Do you feel down? Do you feel the weight of the world on your shoulders? If you or your loved one have answered yes to any of these questions, you are not alone, we can help! It is normal to have obstacles occur as we travel through life, but when it starts to interfere with our daily living we may experience frustration, sadness, confusion, and uneasiness. Getting help with these issues may lead to a more fulfilling life for you. Together, you and I will work together to meet your individual goals.
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Heather Fangman
Counselor, MS Ed, LCMHC Verified
Matthews, NC 28105
Offers online therapy
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
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Matthews, NC 28105
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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.
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Ann Fields
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSWA Verified
Matthews, NC 28105
Offers online therapy
At times, we experience difficult seasons where life does not match our ideal. It is in this space a safe place is needed to unpack the unexpected. Together, we will look at the pieces of your life, set goals, then chart a course. You will be provided with real tools to help overcome challenges, resolve the past, and move forward to attain wellness. My approach is real, insightful, and interactive. The focus is always on you and your well-being. I am kind, but direct. I talk truth and hold my clients accountable.
(704) 327-0482
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Matthews, NC 28105
Offers online therapy
At times, we experience difficult seasons where life does not match our ideal. It is in this space a safe place is needed to unpack the unexpected. Together, we will look at the pieces of your life, set goals, then chart a course. You will be provided with real tools to help overcome challenges, resolve the past, and move forward to attain wellness. My approach is real, insightful, and interactive. The focus is always on you and your well-being. I am kind, but direct. I talk truth and hold my clients accountable.
Sheila B Maitland
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, LCMHC, LCMHCS, CSAT Verified
Matthews, NC 28105
Offers online therapy
Most of my clients look good on the outside, yet feel mildly miserable on the inside. Pain is motivating and when clients are hurting, they call to schedule an appointment. It takes more than intellect to change behavior. Most of my clients are intelligent and know what they "should" do, yet struggle to take healthy action. I work with people (or partners) who struggle with substances and behavioral medicators such as alcohol, porn, overeating and codependency. I treat individuals, couples and families that need help with addiction, mental illness, infidelity or simply feeling stuck. It is a relief to not have to do it alone.
(704) 325-5863
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Matthews, NC 28105
Offers online therapy
Most of my clients look good on the outside, yet feel mildly miserable on the inside. Pain is motivating and when clients are hurting, they call to schedule an appointment. It takes more than intellect to change behavior. Most of my clients are intelligent and know what they "should" do, yet struggle to take healthy action. I work with people (or partners) who struggle with substances and behavioral medicators such as alcohol, porn, overeating and codependency. I treat individuals, couples and families that need help with addiction, mental illness, infidelity or simply feeling stuck. It is a relief to not have to do it alone.
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Mike Vaughn
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LCMHCS, CSAT Verified
Matthews, NC 28105
Offers online therapy
My practice is focused on treating sexual brokenness and addiction, trauma (relational, single event, PTSD) and marital issues, including infidelity. Many times, these three treatment areas are linked together and experience in all three leads to more comprehensive therapy. I have also worked with clients with many different presenting issues over 14 years of private practice. I believe this experience helps me address the varied needs that my clients present.
(704) 498-4152
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Matthews, NC 28105
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My practice is focused on treating sexual brokenness and addiction, trauma (relational, single event, PTSD) and marital issues, including infidelity. Many times, these three treatment areas are linked together and experience in all three leads to more comprehensive therapy. I have also worked with clients with many different presenting issues over 14 years of private practice. I believe this experience helps me address the varied needs that my clients present.
Melody Joy Carr
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, MEd, LCMHCA Verified
Matthews, NC 28105
Offers online therapy
I enjoy working with teens, adults and couples who might be experiencing conflict, grief, depression or anxiety for circumstances beyond their control. No matter what difficulty or darkness lies before us, we can always find beauty in the mess and design in the chaos. I love helping others discover strengths and find hope. I have experience as a high school counselor, I'm a former pastor's wife, and my first job out of college was in campus ministry. Whether life is overwhelming, your marriage is struggling, or your teenager feels anxious/depressed, I firmly believe that there can still be fruit in your life.
(980) 246-3204
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Matthews, NC 28105
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I enjoy working with teens, adults and couples who might be experiencing conflict, grief, depression or anxiety for circumstances beyond their control. No matter what difficulty or darkness lies before us, we can always find beauty in the mess and design in the chaos. I love helping others discover strengths and find hope. I have experience as a high school counselor, I'm a former pastor's wife, and my first job out of college was in campus ministry. Whether life is overwhelming, your marriage is struggling, or your teenager feels anxious/depressed, I firmly believe that there can still be fruit in your life.
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Reggie A Young
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSWA Verified
Matthews, NC 28105
Offers online therapy
Are you struggling to regulate your emotions and meet your goals? Do you feel stuck in life? Is your past interfering with your life in the present? I am trained in DBT and help clients who are struggling with mood and anxiety disorders, life transitions, and past trauma. I want to help you work through difficulties to live your best life. Life right now is particularly stressful, and I want to give you a place to process your emotions and learn skills to handle stress.
(704) 742-2953
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Matthews, NC 28105
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Are you struggling to regulate your emotions and meet your goals? Do you feel stuck in life? Is your past interfering with your life in the present? I am trained in DBT and help clients who are struggling with mood and anxiety disorders, life transitions, and past trauma. I want to help you work through difficulties to live your best life. Life right now is particularly stressful, and I want to give you a place to process your emotions and learn skills to handle stress.

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