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Our Charlotte, NC therapists are solution-focused, offering individual therapy, couple therapy & marriage counseling.

At our Charlotte therapy office, licensed therapists help people find healthy ways to understand and resolve life issues. We offer therapy services in person or through online counseling for your convenience. Whether through individual therapy, marriage counseling or couples therapy, our professional therapist can help you figure out how to move forward and make healthier life choices. Individuals often struggle with feelings of anxiety, depression or find themselves in a perpetual cycle of re-experiencing painful life situations. Wanting to understand our experience and learn healthy life strategies is a pursuit worthy of exploration in therapy. With a professional outside point of view, clients often discover the inner resources and develop strategies that can make the difference in their lives. We have a very effective coaching style to couples counseling that is hands-on and interactive. Through this solution-focused format we can help couples reduce harmful behavior and begin to treat each other with respect and love. With the help of a therapist, couples can begin to stop harming each other, develop a better understanding of their issues and develop the skills and tools necessary to find happiness. If you are looking for a down-to-earth Charlotte therapist who integrates interactive exchange, direct feedback, and goal-focused therapy, you’ve come to the right place.
lynnLynn G. Freitas, ACSW, LCSW Lynn is a licensed clinical social worker and post-master’s trained systemic/family therapist. With over twenty years of clinical experience, she has had the privilege to work with individuals, couples and families who have struggled with many of life’s challenges; from communication problems to infidelity; and life stage transitions to life interruptions of medical and mental illness/addictions. She is committed to helping clients understand and process the reasons for their current distress and then helping them begin the process of healing and transformation. In couple’s therapy, she is adept at helping individuals be true to themselves, while being respectful and emotionally engaged in the needs and requests of their significant other. She compassionately and skillfully has couples look at the internal and external forces that are impacting them and throwing them off course. While fostering emotional connection, she pro-actively assists couples in creating a plan to restore an intimate, fulfilling relationship. Our Charlotte therapy services offer marriage counseling, couples therapy, couples counseling or individual therapy. M.S.W, Boston College, Chestnut Hill, MA, 1984 Post-Master’s Certificate in Systemic Family Therapy, The Ackerman Institute, NY,NY 1990 Post-Master’s Certificate in Treating Alcohol and Substance Abusing Clients, New York University, 1992


Video Transcription
I want to introduce you to some information that’s going to be very helpful in you making a decision about who’s the best therapist for you. We specialize in relationship issues. We help individuals and couples.

One thing that sets us apart is that not only are we licensed, but everyone who works at the center is also old enough to have enough life experience to back up that skillset. People often find us to be very down-to-earth. We give a lot of direct feedback and we’re very interactive.We also help you set up goals for your relationship which is very important. First of all, with those goals, it’ll guide you along the way and you’ll know how you’re doing. In addition, you’ll know when it’s time to leave because you’ve achieved your goal. Our ultimate end result is to help you in your relationship so you’re happy again and you don’t need to be in counseling anymore. We are solution-focused therapists. We have much of a coaching style to helping people.Sometimes people want to come in by themselves in a relationship or a marriage and just get clear about what’s going on and maybe even working on the relationship by themselves. We even work with individuals who are dating who want to make better decisions about life partners, and perhaps they’re making the same mistakes over and over again, and we can help you with that. Of course, we specialize in marriage counseling and couples counseling.

Sometimes people come in and work on their marriage anywhere between 4 to 6 to 8 times total. I want to give you just an average. Sometimes people need more and that’s completely fine as well. Many of us consider our style of therapy short-term therapy because we’re so goal-directed.

One of the first things you can do is give me a call. I would love to talk with you and answer any questions you might have. If everything feels right, I’ll have our Charlotte, NC therapist call you immediately so you can get to know them. It’s a great first step. In addition, you can tell them maybe a little bit why you’re coming in, and of course, they’ll tell you all the times that they can see you, both day and evening. Usually we can see you within 24 to 48 hours.

Something you should consider is if either one of you have any out-of-network coverage for mental health – you can check with your provider – we are licensed therapists. If you have out-of-network coverage, we can give you an invoice which may get you some reimbursement. Also, if either one of you have any flex spending or health savings accounts, sometimes people use those monies to pay for therapy.

One thing that is very important for you to check out is to go on our website and look at all of our videos and articles. I bet you you’ll find something on there that you can relate to that will give you some advice. It’s a great way to get to know what kind of therapists we are, what style we are, and most importantly, you can get some information that you might be able to use now to improve your relationship.

Please give me a call. Thank you.

Introduction to Individual Therapy
It is important to note that everyone runs into challenges, from time-to-time. It is normal to need extra support when you feel overwhelmed, depressed, anxious and/or confused. Our Charlotte therapists have years of experience helping clients address issues and develop “workable” solutions. Psychotherapy is a collaborative process, whereby you share your thoughts and feelings and we listen, explore, ask questions and offer valuable feedback in a safe and trusting environment. The therapeutic process can be a profound learning experience for clients, who need a little extra help resolving their issues.We teach empowerment and self-awareness through a solution-focused therapy approach. Our Charlotte therapy offices have licensed professionals, who have not only helped numerous people acquire clarity in their lives, but also helped them create a road-map that leads them to health, happiness, peace and success.

Video Transcript
I’m here to give you some information and hopefully help you make a decision about going to therapy. Sometimes people are trying to figure out whether they should come to therapy or not, and sometimes people want to, but they don’t know who to choose. And I know that can be a difficult task, and can be a little scary reaching out to somebody you don’t know. So this video is a great way for me to introduce to you who we are, how we work with our clients, and also give you some idea of what to expect when you come to therapy.

Everyone, from time to time in their lives, runs into issues. We all get stuck, we all from time to time, don’t have the answers, and it’s okay to reach out for help. I just want to say that because I don’t think a lot of us in our culture say that to each other often enough. And reaching out to a licensed professional is a very smart thing to do. We’ve been helping people for many years discover themselves and uncover the issues, and also, move forward in really healthy ways.

When you come into therapy, we’re probably going to begin by asking you what’s going on. We’re going to want to know your thoughts, your opinions, your ideas about your life issue. And during that process, in a real natural way, we’re going to be asking questions, we’re going to be curious about what’s going on for you. What’s really great about that is we’re getting to know you, which means we can begin to help you. And also, through the dialogue and us asking questions about you, sometimes clients really discover insights and really get to look at their issue in deep and meaningful ways they never had before. And those epiphanies can be very illuminating and very helpful for many clients.

And at some point, we’re going to begin to help you create a roadmap for your life issue so that you can move out of it. We’re solution-focused therapists, so we want to help you with the right tools and skills for you at the right time and at your pace. We’re much like mentors and guides, coaches, we’re here for you. And we’re not just like family or friends, we are 100% dedicated to helping you. It’s a one-way relationship, and it’s very rare in our lives, I think, that we get to have our issues be only about us. It’s a very special place and a very safe place to work on your issues.

A good first step might be to watch some of the videos that we have on the website. We have a lot of information, the kinds of advice that we give, it’s a way for you to get to know us. Also, you can reach out and call us, and talk to one of our receptionists who can direct you and give you over to one of our therapists that’s in your local neighborhood. And you can talk to that person on the phone with no commitment, tell them a little bit about what’s going on in your life, see if you feel comfortable, if you like the person on the phone. And if you do, make an appointment.

I hope this helps. And if you have any sort of out-of-network benefits or flex spending through work, sometimes people use those sorts of services and benefits to help pay for your therapy, and we can give you an invoice that might be able to assist you. At our Albuquerque therapy office we specialize in individual therapy, couples therapy, couples counseling and marriage counseling offered with a solution-focused approach.

Thrill Each Other in Good Ole Charlotte

Charlotte is the heart of romance in North Carolina. In fact, with its romantic restaurants, fun activities, and plethora of music and comedy venues and other exciting attractions, it provides a million ways to reconnect with your significant other – while having the time of your life. Truth-be-told, you and your honey are probably going through a “rough patch” right now, but the good news is that it doesn’t have to stay that way. Things can and will get better – with love, patience, honesty, and commitment. And, a little fun doesn’t hurt either. So, take that first step and spend some quality time together doing something new or something you both enjoy. You’d be surprised how doing things together can turn the tide in your relationship. So, are you ready to get started? Yes? I thought you’d say that! Let’s go!

Listed below are fun and romantic activities that can revitalize your wilting marriage:

Carowinds Amusement Park
If you are “stuck” in the same routines, you may want to “spiff” up your love life with a trip to Carowinds Amusement Park. Why is this so great for struggling couples? Well, because it “loosens” you up and it allows you to relax and just have fun. There is nothing “heavy” about going to an amusement park. In fact, it may just channel your inner silly child. And, really, how bad can that be for you or your partner? It may also help you remember just how much fun you have with one another – when you make time for one another. You will create a trunk full of memories, but don’t forget your camera. Taking pictures of your partner, while on one or two of Carowinds thrilling rollercoasters (i.e. Afterburn, Fury 325, Vortex, and the Carolina Cobra) is sure to elicit laughter or…a little revenge. Just remember to leave all of the “messy stuff” behind and keep it playful. I guarantee that after a day at Carowinds you and you partner will planning your next escapade.

Charlotte Bobcats/Hornets
If you and your significant other enjoy sports – or at least you used to, spend an evening at a Charlotte Bobcats/Hornets game. When you think about it, this basketball team is almost like a relationship. How? Well, first it was name the Charlotte Bobcats, then it was renamed the Charlotte Hornets, and in August it was decided that it would once again be named the Charlotte Bobcats. Whoa! Just like a couple who gets together, then separates, only to realize later that they were meant to be together. Cool right? Well, anyways, watching this historic team win a game can spark passion in both you and your partner. It will also allow you to focus on something other than what you don’t have in common. How about enjoying what you do have in common like this basketball game? And, in case you didn’t know, the team is owned by Michael Jordan, so save up and pick up some floor seat tickets for the next Charlotte Bobcats/Hornets game. You won’t regret it, and you and your significant other will have something awesome to gab about once it’s over. Score!

Actor’s Theater of Charlotte
Going through some things in your relationship? If so, you may want to invite your significant other to the Actor’s Theater of Charlotte. Why? Well, because it has a unique spin on plays. And, I guarantee that it will get both of you thinking about life, each other, and your relationship. It is that deep. So, if you want to experience an activity that not only entertains you, but also challenges you, then this theater is the best place for you. How? Well, by offering you and your loved one thought-provoking, inspirational, and stimulating modern plays in a cozy environment. Progressive playwrights create bold and creative plays that address issues that most people and couples face in everyday life. The plays are creative, daring, and provocative, to say the least. These plays also make you look at love, life, and humanity in a whole new light. So, be bold and spend an evening enjoying an adventurous, off-beat, and bewitching play.

Comedy Zone
Sometimes couples just need a good, hearty laugh. When love and life become too overwhelming and your stress meter skyrockets – it is time for a chuckle or two or three. Laughing reduces stress and eases tension in relationships. So, unwind and laugh – together at the Comedy Zone. What is so great about this comedy club? Well, it has state-of-the-art lighting and sound system, and it happens to be the most impressive LIVE comedy club throughout the entire region. Wow! You really have been missing out! And, guess what? This venue also offers a magnificent on-site restaurant, so that you can munch on goodies and adult beverages, while enjoying the show. Another advantage – if you are feeling “relaxed” and daring, there is always an open-mic set-up where you and your “boo” can compete against each other. Are you ready to battle?

McNinch House Restaurant
Nothing soothes the soul like good food and good wine, so someone once said. Well, even though I don’t know who first said that, but it is definitely true. And, what better way to de-stress and reconnect than by spending the evening at the McNinch House Restaurant. What is so great about this restaurant? Well, it is a charming, turn-of-the-century Queen Anne-styled home that that is regularly voted as Charlotte’s Most Romantic Restaurant. Awesome! The home was once owned by Charlotte’s Victorian-era mayor, Sam McNinch. The McNinch House Restaurant is located in the historic Fourth Ward and is currently owned by Ellen Davis, a renowned chef. If you decide to treat your significant other to a night of romance and old school nostalgia, you both will be treated like royalty during a multi-course culinary experience.

It is truly magical. Guests are able to select from a wide-range of delicious foods. So, start off with Jumbo Lump Crab and Shrimp or the Creamy Artichoke Bisque. Then, select one of the delicious entrees like the Pan-Roasted Wild-caught Scottish salmon or Filet Mignon, and top the evening off with a large slice of Vanilla Bourbon Cheesecake. Don’t forget to try the restaurant’s extensive collection of wines, mixed drinks, and champagne. Then, sit back, talk, eat, soak up the ambiance, and enjoy each other’s company. What better way to rekindle the flames of love you once felt for each other or fan the flames of love you already feel for one another.

References:
Actor’s Theater of Charlotte. (2015). Information page. Retrieved from http://www.atcharlotte.org/
Carowinds Amusement Park. (2015). Information page. Retrieved from https://www.carowinds.com/
Charlotte Hornets. (2015). Information page. NBA. Retrieved from http://www.nba.com/gametracker/#/20151103/CHICHA/hornets/analysis
Comedy Zone. (2015). Information page. Retrieved from https://www.cltcomedyzone.com/
McNinch House Restaurant. (2015). Information page. Retrieved from http://www.mcninchhouserestaurant.com/
Wikipedia. (2015). Charlotte, North Carolina. Retrieved from https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charlotte,_North_Carolina

Our Charlotte therapy services offer marriage counseling, couples therapy, couples counseling or individual therapy.

Individual Therapy – $125 per session
Couples Counseling – $145 per session

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Counseling Specialties

  • Interpersonal Issues
  • Marriage Counseling & Couples Therapy
  • Relationship and Intimacy Issues
  • Premarital Counseling
  • Sexual and Emotional Disconnect
  • Infidelity
  • Parenting
  • Fighting and Defensiveness
  • LGBTQ Adults
  • Life & Career Transition
  • Life & Career Transition

Charlotte, NC Therapist Locations

Relationship Counseling Center
3541 Randolph Rd
Charlotte, NC 28211

(704) 750-5760

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Trying to find good couples counseling can be a daunting task.  Our relationship is important to us so we don’t just want your average run of the mill therapist.  I stumbled onto the Relationship Counseling Center website and found a large selection of videos about relationships issues, many where spot on for our relationship.  I

Gary P. April 5, 2015

So, I’ve had what I’ll call “classic” issues with therapy. Until about 18 months ago, I thought that I could just deal with whatever I needed to, without help. Yeah. Then, I had a couple of unsuccessful starts with a couple of other therapists; One who really sucked, and one whose style was more along

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