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Empowering Change Through Affirming and Science-Based Counseling & Therapy


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Start Your Therapy Journey with ChangeWell Psych

At ChangeWell Psych, we make starting therapy easy. Whether you prefer online sessions or in-person therapy in Charlotte, our team is here to support you every step of the way.

Flexible Therapy Options

Choose between online therapy or in-person sessions in Charlotte, NC.

Expert Therapists

Our team of therapists are dedicated to helping you achieve your therapy goals.

Personalized Treatment Plans

We create customized treatment plans tailored to your unique needs and preferences.

Driven by Science

Discover Evidence-Based Therapies for Real Results

At ChangeWell Psych, we offer a range of evidence-based therapies, including ACT, CBT, DBT, and more. Our therapies are rooted in science and have been proven to generate real results for our clients.

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Accessible Therapy

We Offer Virtual Therapy Services in 40+ States

ChangeWell psych offers online therapy services that provide accessible and convenient support for individuals seeking positive change. 

Our virtual therapy sessions allow you to receive professional help from the comfort of your own home, making it easier than ever to prioritize your mental health and well-being.


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Having collaborated with Dr. Leia Charnin for years, I can attest to her compassionate, skilled and inclusive approach to therapy and consultation. Her practice, ChangeWells is quickly becoming a valued community resource with specializations in relationship health, identity affirmation, DBT skills and trauma recovery. I would recommend without hesitation!
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I have the privilege of working with Emily routinely as a colleague. She is deeply empathic, cares greatly about her clients, and is an excellent problem-solver with any clinical concerns I staff with her. She helps me to be a better therapist, and I’m grateful for her! I have no hesitation referring people to her because I know the excellent quality of care she provides.
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ChangeWell is a place of inclusivity for anyone seeking therapy. Their clinicians are knowledgeable, supportive and provide evidenced based therapy to help people achieve their goals. You'll be met with respect and kindness as they understand the huge step you're taking in seeking out therapy. Happy to recommend them to people I know and care about because I know they'll get quality services by clinicians that care.
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Changewell is so supportive of all individuals and clients. It’s refreshing to have a group private practice here in town that is dedicated to their clients’ needs. Each clinician here does a fantastic job.
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Aliya Saulson is an amazing therapist. She is insightful, smart, engaging and welcoming to all. I have found Aliya to be a consummate professional in our work together. And not only that, but she has a great laugh which I consider to be a very important quality in any human being.
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I highly recommend working with any of the staff at ChangeWell Psych. Each clinician is compassionate, knowledgeable and is willing to go the extra step to ensure best practices and care for their clients.
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Aliya is therapist who is highly intuitive, sensitive, smart, and skilled. She works hard to make her clients feel heard and supported in any way that she can.
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I have had the pleasure of working with Dr. Charnin for several years. She has exceptional training and experience in working with anxiety and trauma. She is incredibly compassionate and dedicated and clearly strives to provide the highest level of care and support for her clients.
Our Counselors

Meet Our Dedicated Staff

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Leia Charnin, Ph.D.

Licensed Psychologist

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Talley Mortara, LMFTA

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist

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Aliya Saulson, LCSW

Licensed Social Worker

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Emily Soukhanouvong, Psy.D.

Licensed Psychologist

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Divya Mahadevia, LCSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

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Elena Delhagen

Administrative Support

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Latest Posts From Our Team

Discover insights, inspiration, and encouragement for navigating the journey of mental health with the ChangeWell Psych blog.


Frequently Asked Questions

The first appointment is a BIG deal! You reached out to advocate for your mental and emotional wellness. Now we have the opportunity to sit down together. Out clinicians first focus on learning a bit about your history, what makes you uniquely you, and your desires for change. In this appointment, we’ll identify goals, nerd out about psychological theory a bit, and choose a direction that will support relief and change.

Frequency of follow-up sessions will be determined on the treatment plan and best practices for effective therapy. To maximize relief and learning, we refer to research and treatment recommendations of weekly sessions until we agree that progress is sufficient. Approximately 50% of clients engage in 15 to 20 sessions to experience sustained clinical improvement. Individuals with co-occurring conditions, personality disorders, or complex trauma histories may require longer treatment for therapy to be most effective.

Our goal is not for you to be in therapy forever… because we want you to feel empowered and experience significant improvement as you navigate living.

Appointments typically range 45-50 minutes. Some interventions require longer appointments or multiple appointments in a week. Frequency and length of sessions are determined by therapy type and the extent of emotional pain and functional interference in life.

We are a private pay practice, and are not in-network with insurance companies. There are several reasons for this business model:

1. Most private health insurance plans have out-of-network reimbursement. You get to choose your therapist without the constraint of insurance panels. Please do check with your insurance company or company’s human resources department to be fully informed of your financial coverage. You may also be able to use your health savings account (HSA) for therapy.

2. We are happy to provide you with documentation to submit to your insurance company to take advantage of your out-of-network benefits. The paperwork necessary is a monthly superbill that documents all of the information needed for you to file for reimbursement. You will also receive an invoice for each session.

3. Therapy is an investment for us both. We want to offer our years of knowledge and experience. Insurance companies can limit session length, frequency, and treatment goals. We want therapy to be catered to you without these limitations so that you have time-effective, catered results.

We offer both face-to-face sessions in Charlotte, NC, as well as virtual therapy in an online, secured video platform.

Please note that the licensure of your clinician may limit services if you live outside of NC and cannot meet in the location of our office.

It is paramount that you have the level of help that you need. As an independent provider, I cannot provide after-hours or crisis services.

If you are in crisis, please go to your local emergency room, call 911, or the Mobile Crisis Line (Matrix) at 704-566-3410.

If you are currently thinking about suicide, please pick up the phone and call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255) or text 838255. Support for deaf and hard of hearing is: 1-800-799-4889.

  • Domestic Violence: 800-799-7233
  • National Runaway Safeline: 800-786-2929
  • Child Abuse: 800-422-4453
  • Alcohol and Substance Use Helpline: 800-662-4357
  • LGBTQIA+ Help Center 888-843-4564

Currently, the states that ChangeWell Psych serves are the ones identified on the PSYPACT website. These states include Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia (DC), Georgia, Idaho, Indiana, Illinois, Kansas, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, and Wisconsin.

Pick up the phone, email us or complete the contact form to make an appointment. We will send you a link to the Client Portal so that you can complete the electronic paperwork prior to our first appointment.

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