Therapists in Weddington, North Carolina NC
Licensed Professional Counselor, LCMHC, NCC, LRT, CTRS
I’m different than most therapists out there. What makes therapy with me different? Well in order to understand that, let me tell you the quick story of why I became a therapist. After graduating from college, I felt lost. I bounced from job to job, but struggled to find my true passion in life. I was scared I would never find what I was supposed to do in life and this caused me intense anxiety. I didn’t feel like myself. My family and friends were really concerned about me because I stopped laughing all the time and instead I wanted to stay home and avoid people. I kept trying to keep my thoughts positive, but I found that when working in a toxic work environment it was hard to keep my thoughts positive. Instead I would find myself checking my heart rate, having feelings like I want to pass out, and wanting to RUN to my car to get home ASAP. These emotions were exhausting and draining. My mom was the one who told me that I really needed to go see a counselor to talk about what was going on with me, since I was constantly irritable and never happy. I struggled with the idea of having to call to set up an appointment. I thought to myself… “A therapist won’t understand me and she will just judge me!” After struggling for a couple more weeks with complete misery, I could no longer live with so much anxiety anymore and I made the call to set up my initial appointment. On my way to the appointment, I almost had a panic attack in the car. I was crying the whole way there so scared of what she might think or say. Once I arrived, I sat in my car for a few minutes, but decided I needed to go into the office. I was breathing so hard that I was afraid I was about to have a panic attack. After checking in with the front desk, I had to get some water and sit down while trying to make myself relax. Once I sat down in her office, she was the most genuine person I have ever met. Therapy was nothing like I had expected. She helped to make me feel accepted and to understand that my emotions are important. She helped me to understand that my emotions help to guide me in life, but when they become so intense they become ineffective. The more I understood what emotions I was feeling such as sadness, upset, frustrated, angry, irritated, mad, resentful, and embarrassed, the more I realized there were so many things I didn’t know about MYSELF or really didn’t want to admit to myself. I attended therapy weekly for several months and began to identifying that the job I was working was NOT what I wanted to do for a living AND not where my TRUE PASSION was in life. I decided that I could no longer continue to live in this state of HIGH INTENSE ANXIETY. I knew that my mental health was first priority. I found the experience to be the complete OPPOSITE of what I expected it to be. I expected judgement but instead she gave grace, compassion, and empathy. She helped to ask me questions which caused me to be real with myself in what I truly wanted from life – HAPPINESS, COMPASSION, PEACE, LAUGHTER, AND EMPATHY FOR OTHERS. I realized that by going to counseling personally, I wanted to become a counselor so that I could help others in their personal struggles and for them to know someone is there to walk with them through this thing called life.
7 Years Experience
Licensed Professional Counselor, LCMHC
As a compassionate, highly trained therapist, my focus is on creating a supportive environment for clients to explore and process their most difficult thoughts and emotions. Through collaboration and active engagement, I aim to empower clients in their journey toward self-discovery and healing. I am committed to ongoing professional development to ensure the delivery of high-quality care that fosters resilience and self-compassion.
5 Years Experience
Psychologist, PhD, Licensed Practicing Psychologist, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
Psychological therapies are powerful and proven methods to enhance quality of life by healing heart, soul, and body/mind - mind/body. They are effective for healing the psychological wounds of living and for treating mental illness. Psychotherapy has prevention value regarding many social tragedies.
44 Years Experience
Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW
I help high achieving and sensitive women to stop doubting themselves and start feeling grounded and confident. You’re always the one people can count on, yet you have a hard time accepting help from others. You feel as though something is weighing you down, though you can’t quite pinpoint what it is. You look like you have it all together from the outside but you aren’t satisfied with your relationships and know there is more to life. Together, we will create space for you to get in touch with yourself and your needs. In working with me, people find themselves having the confidence to make decisions that align with their values and lead to desired change. I create offerings that encourage growth, self-discovery and healing through the practices of talk-therapy, EMDR, self-compassion, mindfulness, the Enneagram, IFS or parts work, and yoga. It is my deepest belief that we all have the capacity for healing, growth and to live a meaningful life . Reach out for a free 15 minute consultation to see if we are a good fit.
8 Years Experience
We are a group of fourteen highly trained clinicians who offer a range of services. It has been the mission of University Psychological Associates for more than 38 years to promote respect for human rights and diversity in which helps aid the facilitation of healing and mental wellness.
41 Years Experience
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA LCAS LCMHC
I am a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor in addition to a Licensed Clinical Addictions Specialist. I have extensive experience working with a variety of different diagnoses and presenting problems, including borderline personality disorder, trauma, OCD, relationship issues, transitional life events, depression, and anxiety. In addition, I also have experience working with substance abuse as well as behavioral addictions. I provide a safe and welcoming space to assist you in navigating and exploring solutions to help you feel more fulfilled.
10 Years Experience
Licensed Mental Health Counselor, LMHC
Life is tough. If you feel stuck, overwhelmed, or out of rhythm by the complexity and challenges life may present; I can and will help you. My name is Damon Neely. I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and veteran who is most passionate about helping men navigate the challenges of 21st century manhood. I specialize in working with young-adult and middle-aged men struggling with anxiety and depressive symptoms related to past, present, and future stressors, or events. I left the managed care industry after six years to pursue a full-time career in mental health counseling. My pursuit in growing my practice has fulfilled my lifelong desire to help others. I had a desire to make an impact helping others from early childhood. I was the youngest of seven children and I believe that through that experience I developed the power of observation and curiosity. Those traits are fundamental to being a good therapist as well as a good client. I have an existential focus in my practice that presumes that all individuals seek meaning, purpose, and self-actualization. I believe that anxiety and depression are symptoms that derive from a lack of meaning and purpose. I address men’s issues including perfectionism, unrealistic expectations, feelings of failure, low self-worth, self-acceptance, values towards life decisions, relational issues towards spouse/partner, social skills, anger management, emotional regulation, role specification, fatherhood, meaning/purpose, and identity. Moreover, I am a prior service veteran and I enjoy collaborating with veterans as they transition and adjust to civilian life. My integrative approach is designed to help you achieve your goals/objectives and shine insight onto whatever issues are troubling you. Ultimately, I believe you are on a journey towards, self-compassion, self-acceptance, self-worth, and authenticity. Even though I am trained in several theoretical orientation, my best traits include empathy, compassion, and being non-judgmental.
9 Years Experience
Professional Christian Counselor, Board Certified Pastoral Counselor, Board Certified Life & Purpose Coach,
Everyone has a purpose, but unfortunately, the wounds of our souls can serve as a direct blockage from us discovering it. I am your soul care practitioner who is equipped to help get you from a place of brokenness to a place of wholeness.
10 Years Experience
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, MDiv, MA, NCMHC, ALMHC, VALMHC
I have been a therapist for over 10 years and running my own company for the last 2. I use a combination of Biblical therapy as well as CBT. I truly care for my clients and desire them to have a more joyful life free of anxiety and depression. I have worked with many individuals, families, and marriages and have seen growth and freedom from stress achieved. I have seen marriages put back together and families and individuals before stronger. I also host a podcast with my wife and we cover topics such as marriage, narcissism, relationships, etc.
2 Years Experience
Licensed Professional Counselor, LCMHC
Feeling like your stuck in a rut? You’re struggling to hear your true self and desire to break free from negative relational patterns. You want to heal from past traumas and look for your purpose in this world. Or maybe, you’ve been trying to make sense of your life for a long time. Sometimes, emotions can invoke feelings of stress, anxiety, self-criticism, and self-doubt. You may be frustrated with yourself, your own inconsistencies and living incongruent with your authentic self. Right now, you’re thinking, it’s time to make a change, but you’re not sure how. Or maybe, you’ve made changes in your life, but you still feel unsure, unsettled, unsteady and it’s causing emotional turmoil in your spirit, mind and body. If you’re searching for healing from past experiences, seeking the deeper meaning of life and want to break free from negative emotional cycles, this is the space for you. It’s time to accept your unique path and embrace your authentic truth, the good, the bad and the ugly. It’ s time to uncover root systems and learn new tools to create self-awareness and self-love. Settle your emotions and discover the best version of yourself. It’s important to step back and listen to your innermost thoughts and identify them as true. Take time to heal from negative patterns of emotions that lead to self-sabotage, ambivalence, and destructive behaviors. Let me create a space to help anchor your spirit, mind, and body. You can increase self-awareness and self-love in a healing space. You can feel safe and assured as you grow and heal.
8 Years Experience