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There are no therapists currently located in Charlotte, NC. The following therapists are located in NC.

Amy Robichaud

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Languages: English

Treatment Approaches: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Parenting issues, Depression, Addictions, LGBT, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Eating disorders, Sleeping disorders, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, Coaching, Compassion fatigue, ADHD

Brandie Wesley

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Languages: English

Treatment Approaches: Stress, Anxiety, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Parenting issues, Depression, Addictions, Relationship issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue, ADHD

Amy Hecht

  • 20 years of Experience
  • United States
  • Charlotte, North Carolina
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Languages: English

Treatment Approaches: Attachment-based, Culturally Sensitive, Psychodynamic, Psychological Testing and Evaluation, Relational, Trauma Focused

State Licenses: Colorado, Florida, Hawaii, New York and North Carolina

Lin Hu

  • 10+ years of Experience
  • United States
  • Charlotte, North Carolina
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Languages: English, Mandarin

Treatment Approaches: Cognitive Behavioral (CBT), Dialectical (DBT), EMDR

State License: North Carolina

Sarah Burns

  • 4 years of Experience
  • United States
  • Charlotte, North Carolina
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Languages: English

Treatment Approaches: Art Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral (CBT), Culturally Sensitive, Eclectic, Emotionally Focused, Existential, Family / Marital, Feminist, Gestalt, Gottman Method, Integrative, Interpersonal, Intervention, Mindfulness-based (MBCT), Motivational Interviewing, Narrative, Play Therapy, Psychological Testing and Evaluation, Relational, Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)

State License: North Carolina

Nona Patterson

  • 30+ years of Experience
  • United States
  • Charlotte, North Carolina
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Languages: English

Treatment Approaches: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Cognitive Behavioral (CBT), Mindfulness-based (MBCT)

State License: North Carolina

Kelly Saylor

  • 10 years of Experience
  • United States
  • Charlotte, North Carolina
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Languages: English

Treatment Approaches: Art Therapy, Attachment-based, Coaching, Cognitive Behavioral (CBT), Culturally Sensitive, Dialectical (DBT), Eclectic, Emotionally Focused, Family / Marital, Family Systems, Gottman Method, Integrative, Interpersonal, Motivational Interviewing, Multicultural, Narrative, Psychoanalytic, Psychodynamic, Relational, Solution Focused Brief (SFBT), Person-Centered Therapy

State License: North Carolina

Jane Patterson

  • 32 years of Experience
  • United States
  • Charlotte, North Carolina
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Areas of focus: Addiction, Adoption, Anger Management, Career Counseling, Child Abuse and Neglect, Domestic Violence, Eating Disorders, Elder Abuse, Family Conflict, Immigration/Newcomer, Learning Disabilities, Multicultural Issues, OCD, Pain Management, Personality Disorders, Phobias, Physical Illness/Impairment, Pregnancy, Self Abuse, Sexuality Issues, Sleep or Insomnia, Traumatic Brain Injury

Languages: English

Treatment Approaches: Behavioral, Cognitive Behavioral (CBT), Contemplative, Crisis Intervention, Critical Incident Stress Debriefing (CISD), Dream Work or Analysis, Existential Psychotherapy, Feminist, Gestalt, Holistic, Humanistic, Imago, Information and Referral, Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT), Long-Term, Meditation/Relaxation, Parent Guidance, Psycho-Educational, Psychodynamic, Relational, Short-Term (Brief Treatment), Social Support, Transactional Analysis (TA), Transpersonal Psychology

State License: North Carolina

Nedra Tawwab

  • 5 years of Experience
  • United States
  • Charlotte, North Carolina
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Areas of focus: Anger Management, Attachment Disorders, Behavior Issues, Child Abuse and Neglect, Marital / Premarital, Pain Management, Parenting, Postpartum, Pregnancy, Psychosomatic, Self Abuse, Sexuality Issues, Women's Issues

Languages: English

Treatment Approaches: Cognitive Behavioral (CBT), Dialectical (DBT), Narrative

State License: North Carolina

Tiffany Huggins

  • 6 years of Experience
  • United States
  • Charlotte, North Carolina
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Areas of focus: Adoption, Aging, Anger Management, Anxiety, ADHD, Behavior Issues, Career Counseling, Marital / Premarital, Interpersonal Relationships, Multicultural Issues, Pregnancy, Spirituality, Stress

Languages: English

Treatment Approaches: Art Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral (CBT), Crisis Intervention, Critical Incident Stress Debriefing (CISD), Existential Psychotherapy, Gestalt, Narrative, Play Therapy, Psycho-Educational, Short-Term (Brief Treatment), Social Support, Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT)

State Licenses: North Carolina and South Carolina

II. The Best Therapists in Charlotte, NC

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All 15 of the therapists on the list below were graded on eight key factors, including credentials, cost, specializations, availability, and other key features. This means that each of them can be counted on for providing quality care at a price made to fit into your budget.

Choosing the Best Charlotte, NC Therapists

Credentials

When reviewing the best therapist in Charlotte, looking at their credentials is a great way to tell whether they are trustworthy and competent. All therapists in North Carolina are required to hold a master’s degree in counseling from an accredited institution and pass the 200-question National Counselor Examination.

Accessibility

Accessibility can mean different things for different people. If you need financial aid, finding a therapist who provides sliding scale options may be a priority. For others, flexible scheduling, the ability to provide sessions remotely, or the focus of your therapist’s practice may be more important. Your therapist needs to be qualified to meet your needs.

Cost

Especially if you’re working within a budget, finding an affordable therapist is key. The good news is that there are many ways to find affordable care. If you have insurance, be sure your plan covers the therapists you’re considering. Otherwise, sliding scale therapy can be a good option. Some therapists charge per session, while others charge a monthly subscription fee.

Nicole Saunders: M.S.W., LCSW | Best for learning coping skills

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704-584-9796
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Nicole Saunders has experience working with clients who suffer from depression, anxiety, body image, and other issues. Her therapeutic strategy revolves around giving her clients the skills they need to cope with life’s problems and achieve personal growth.

What patients say: “If you’re looking for a goal-oriented therapist who really gets in your corner and equips you with the tools for self-improvement, then she’s the first person you should call!”

Specializations Insurance Cost Sliding scale Remote services
Life Coaching
Relationship Issues
Coping Skills
N/A Cost per Session: $180 No Yes

Charlotte Tilson: PsyD | Best for women's issues

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415-335 8640
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Dr. Charlotte Tilson’s clients include young women, moms, single women, and female professionals. She helps everyone she works with overcome their personal issues, which can include anything from general anxiety to specific life transitions. With more than 25 years of experience, she has perfected her process, which involves developing a personalized therapy plan so she can tailor her treatment to your needs.

Specializations Insurance Cost Sliding scale Remote services
Transgender
Lesbian
Gay
BlueCross and BlueShield
Carolina Behavioral Health Alliance
Cost per Session: $225 No Yes

Joy Granetz: Ph.D. | Best for Learning disabilities

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704-750-1602
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Dr. Joy Granetz has over eighteen years of neuropsychological experience and enjoys working with children, teens, and those with learning disabilities. Through psychological evaluations, she can diagnose and treat conditions like ADHD to help her patients live their fullest life. Her method centers on catering to her client’s personal strengths and weaknesses to best foster social and emotional wellbeing.

Specializations Insurance Cost Sliding scale Remote services
Child or Adolescent
ADHD
Learning Disabilities
N/A Cost per Session: 45-60 minutes $130 No Yes

Lauren Egleston: L.P.C., LCAS | Best for eating disorders

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704-659-6861
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Lauren Egleston works with all kinds of clients who want to overcome stress, anxiety, depression, and eating disorders. With specialized approaches to anorexia, bulimia, and related conditions, she helps treat the underlying problems that cause her patients to form unhealthy relationships with food. She can also treat a wide variety of other conditions, such as addiction and problems specific to teens and young adults.

Specializations Insurance Cost Sliding scale Remote services
Eating Disorders
Addiction
Life Transitions
Aetna
Anthem
BlueCross and BlueShield
Carolina Behavioral Health Alliance
Cost per Session: $130 No Yes

Linda Hobbs: M.S.S., M.B.A., LCSW, R.Y.T. | Best for marital and premarital

As One Wellness Linda Hobbs Pic

215-532-1548
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Linda Hobbs works with individuals and couples who want to improve their interpersonal relationships. While her work can focus on all aspects of relationships, she has a special focus on physicality and sexuality. By treating her patients’ bodies and minds, she can help break patterns of disconnection for more healthy and fulfilling connections.

Specializations Insurance Cost Sliding scale Remote services
Marital and Premarital
Sex Therapy
Spirituality
N/A Cost per Session:
Initial Evaluation: $225 per 75 minutes
Individual Psychotherapy: $165 per 50 minutes
Couple Psychotherapy: $225 per 75 minutes
Group Treatment: $50 – $100
No Yes

Sherry L. Smith: LMFT, CDC®️ | Best for divorce

Sherry L Smith Pic

980-292-3478
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Sherry L. Smith is a licensed marriage and family therapist who treats anyone preparing for, recovering from, or currently going through a divorce. Her goal in therapy is to help you take the first steps toward major life changes.

What patients say: “Sherry does a great job helping you get more comfortable with the process you go through when making the decision to divorce.”

Specializations Insurance Cost Sliding scale Remote services
Divorce
Relationship Issues
Depression
No Self-pay rates:
$140 per 50 minute individual session
$185 per 50 minute couple session (Discernment Counseling or Coparent Coaching only)
Yes Yes

Nona Patterson: Ph.D. | Best for anxiety

Nona Patterson Pic

704-366-3400
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Dr. Nona Patterson has more than 30 years of experience working as a clinical psychologist. Working with adults and adolescents experiencing anxiety and other common psychological issues, she helps her clients identify and achieve goals, which serve as a way for them to improve themselves and their relationships. When treating anxiety or depression, she can help make meaningful long-term behavioral changes that lead to improved life satisfaction.

Specializations Insurance Cost Sliding scale Remote services
Anxiety
Depression
Relationship Issues
Aetna
BlueCross and BlueShield
Carolina Behavioral Health Alliance
Medicare
N.C. State Employee Plan
Cost per Session: $160 No Yes

Kelly Stilwell Saylor: MACC, LCMHC, LMFT, AAMFT-S, BC-TMH | Best for trauma and PTSD

Kelly Stilwell Saylor Pic

704-443-8866
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Kelly Stilwell Saylor is a versatile therapist who works with individuals and couples to treat a variety of issues including trauma and PTSD, anxiety, depression, marital conflicts, and other issues. She is trained as a Christian counselor but allows her clients to choose whether they are interested in exploring the spiritual dimension of therapy or not. Her services are covered by BlueCross and BlueShield insurance plans.

Specializations Insurance Cost Sliding scale Remote services
Marital and Premarital
Anxiety
Trauma and PTSD
BlueCross and BlueShield Cost per Session: $140 No Yes

Shelly Harrington Sanders: M.H.A., M.A., Ed.S., LCMHC, N.C.C. | Best for children and adolescents

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704-497-1633
Website

Shelly Harrington Sanders works with clients of all ages, helping them identify and address harmful thought patterns. She specializes in children and adolescents both as individuals and in family settings to address common issues like anxiety, stress, and ADHD.

What patients say: “She is so nice and easy to talk to, cannot recommend her enough!”

Specializations Insurance Cost Sliding scale Remote services
Marital and Premarital
Relationship Issues
Child or Adolescent
Medicaid Health Choice
Aetna
BlueCross and BlueShield
Cigna
Health Choice
Medicaid
Optum
UnitedHealthcare
Cost per Session: $175 No Yes

John J. Kania: Psy.D., LMFT | Best for self-esteem

John J Kania Pic

704-488-8238
Website

Dr. John J. Kania has been professionally involved in psychology for more than 25 years and believes in treating his patients with a blend of psychological and spiritual care. With specializations ranging from self-esteem issues to addiction, depression, and divorce, he is well-suited to help a range of clients.

What patients say: “I would highly recommend Dr. Kania to anyone struggling with existential questions and anxieties. John is very knowledgeable and skillful in his practice.”

Specializations Insurance Cost Sliding scale Remote services
Self Esteem
Relationship Issues
Anxiety
Aetna
Anthem
BlueCross and BlueShield
MultiPlan
Cost per Session: $160 No Yes

Ashlynn M. Reed: M.S.W., LCSW, LCAS-A | Best for substance abuse

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704-569-5489
Website

Ashlynn M. Reed has developed a professional focus on persistent mental illness and substance abuse disorders. She strives to help people of all ages cope with their experiences to improve overall mental health. At the core of her practice is the belief in the importance of intersectional identity, taking into account race, gender, sexual, and spiritual identities to treat her patients as a whole. She also offers sliding scale fee for marginalized individuals that may have unique financial or situational barriers.

Specializations Insurance Cost Sliding scale Remote services
Psychosis
Dual Diagnosis
Substance Use
N/A Initial session starts at $165 Yes Yes

Kristin Dickie: LCMHC, LCAS, C.C.S. | Best for depression

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704-237-7037
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Kristin Dickie has a range of different practice concentrations, including substance abuse, anxiety, bipolar disorder, and relationship issues for women. When treating depression, she creates an individual treatment plan with specifically-selected modalities.

What patients say: “Dealing with addiction, dual-diagnosis, grief and childhood trauma? Kristin is good!”

Specializations Insurance Cost Sliding scale Remote services
Addiction
Anxiety
Depression
N/A Cost per Session:
60 minute session is $155
No Yes

Susan Holtz: LCMHC, QPS, CHt | Best for mood disorders

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980-272-1496
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Susan Holtz is an attentive listener who provides constructive feedback in a safe, judgment-free setting. When treating mood disorders, she helps her clients navigate the problems that are holding them back, utilizing a selection of modalities including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Hypnotherapy, anger management in group and individual settings.

Specializations Insurance Cost Sliding scale Remote services
Anxiety
Depression
Trauma and PTSD
Aetna
Anthem
Blue Cross
Blue Shield
BlueCross and BlueShield
CareFirst
Carolina Behavioral Health Alliance
Cigna
Empire BlueCross BlueShield
Harvard Pilgrim
Highmark
MedCost
Optum
Oxford
Pacific Blue Cross
Premera
Regence
UMR
UnitedHealthcare
Cost per Session:
$125 per initial take and assessment (60-90 mins)
Yes Yes

Lisa Lorence del Valle: Psy.D. | Best for weight loss counseling

Lisa Lorence del Valle Pic

480-382-0121
Website

Dr. Lisa Lorence del Valle has 23 years of experience helping individuals heal from past traumas and discover their inner strengths. While she treats a wide variety of psychological issues, one of her specialties is weight loss counseling.

What patients say: “Dr. Lorence Del Valle is very good at what she does and is a wealth of knowledge in her field. She goes above and beyond to provide great care and support for her patients.”

Specializations Insurance Cost Sliding scale Remote services
Weight Loss
Anxiety
Women’s Issues
Carolina Behavioral Health Alliance
MedCost
Cost per Session: $180-$215 Yes Yes

Aimee Ryan Bellmore: Ph.D., LCMHCS | Best for telehealth counseling

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704-340-2327
Website

Dr. Bellmore’s practice, the Sagrado Healing Arts, helps individuals and couples deal with a variety of mental health issues. Some of the conditions her practice focuses on include depression, anxiety, trauma, and PTSD. She’s an expert in trauma assessment, and provides telehealth supervision to licensure candidates. Dr. Bellmore also provides bilingual services in Spanish. Clients can access help through telehealth and phone sessions.

III. What You Should Know About Charlotte Therapy

How are Charlotte therapists licensed?

The main qualifications required for a therapist in Charlotte are a master’s degree in counseling at an accredited institution and completion of the National Counselors Examination. Depending on your therapist’s license, they may also be required to complete several hundred or several thousand hours of supervised clinical experience.

How much does therapy cost in Charlotte?

Individual therapy sessions cost an average of $170 in Charlotte and can range from $125 to $300. Only a small number of the therapists included on our list offer sliding scale services, though most of them are covered by major insurance plans. If you’re not sure whether you can afford a particular therapist’s services, contacting them directly is a great place to start.

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