If you have personal challenges that you have a hard time overcoming alone with, if you are committed to change and looking to learn methods and skills to help you make that change, then therapy is right for you. Deciding to start therapy and sharing your personal problems with a professional can be very intimidating. However, I am committed to make you feel safe and respected by treating you with warmth, empathy and kindness in a nonjudgmental place.

Yes, to be able to continue to help our clients during Covid-19 pandemic, I provide telehealth services through our secure and HIPAA compliant platform.

Carolinas Mental Health, Pllc is an outpatient mental health facility and does not provide crisis services. In case of an emergency please call 911, Behavioral Health Center at 704-444-2400, or 1-800-418-2065, or go to the nearest emergency room.

We collect session fees or copays by using the credit card information that you provide during the initial paperwork process.

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Post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) can be treated with a combination of trauma informed therapy and medication. If you think that you are struggling with PTSD and need help, please reach out to us to schedule your free phone consultation.

Grief is a natural process that takes place when we experience a death or non-death related loss. Social connection, joining support groups, engaging in self-care, finding ways to honor the lost loved one’s memory and finding a new meaning or purpose after the loss are some ways to cope with your grief. If you lost a loved one or experience grief from a non-death related loss and need help, please reach out to us to schedule your free phone consultation.

Kubler-Ross defined 5 stages of grief. Denial, anger, bargaining, depression and acceptance. These stages are not linear, meaning individuals can go back and forth from one emotion to the other or stay in one stage for a long time. You can find a good visual to illustrate the relationship between these emotions below.

There are several factors that play a part in the onset of depression. Family history (genetics) can make someone more prone to having depression. External (environmental) factors such as divorce, losing job, breakups, trauma …etc., and personality traits can all contribute to developing depression.

There are several ways to cope with anxiety. Practicing relaxations skills, exercising on a regular basis, practicing mindfulness, going to therapy and using medication are some options. If you think that you are having a hard time coping with your anxiety, please reach out to us to schedule your free phone consultation.

Tightness in your chest, racing thoughts, excessive worry and difficulty in falling or staying asleep are all symptoms of anxiety. We all experience anxiety time to time. It is natural to feel tense when you are going for a job interview or give a speech in front of an audience. However, anxiety becomes debilitating when it starts to interfere with your life. It might be a good time to reach out to a professional if you cannot sleep well at night due to stress and racing thoughts, feeling very irritable and on edge, cannot work or study and your relationships are negatively affected.

When we perceive a threat, our brain activates fight-flight-freeze (3F) response to protect us from the threat. Panic attacks are brief episodes of intense anxiety that happens as a result of our 3F response. Many people describe it as having a heart attack. The physiological symptoms include tightness in chest, heart palpitations, hyperventilating, tunnel vision, sweating, dizziness and nausea.

They usually last anywhere from 10 minutes to 30 minutes. Some people describe feeling very tired and drained after a panic attack.

The terms panic attack and anxiety attack generally used interchangeably and they refer to the same cluster of symptoms

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