Adult Therapy & Counseling in Charlotte, NC


    Helping Adults Navigate Life's Challenges

    You’ve invested time, money, and emotional and cognitive energy into your career, families, relationships, but there’s still this feeling that you need something different. Yet, you’re also exhausted, and it doesn’t feel like there is enough time, energy, or clarity to identify the next direction of your life.

    Maybe you’re a high-performing professional in law, healthcare, business, an entrepreneur, or professional student. While being a high achiever can be rewarding, it can also be challenging, as high achievers often face unique pressures and expectations that can lead to burnout, stress, and other mental health issues.

    You may feel disconnected, alone, like no one quite understands your drive. We often hear this chapter of life described as “quicksand”; you feel disillusioned, like you’re not sure when you’ll come out of this feeling of being stuck.

    We understand your drive and also the potential costs to relationships and life satisfaction, resulting in stress, depression, anxiety, imposter syndrome, and burnout.

    Therapy can help you prevent burnout, reduce stress, strengthen your relationships and feel grounded in your personal and professional life.

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    When Should Adults See a Therapist?

    You’re mind is full of how you want life to be. It’s hard to stay present, or fear and sadness is taking a front seat to your life. Perhaps your journey is full of accomplishments, but your brain may be telling you otherwise. Adults endure a ton of crud, and there are many reasons why you might seek a therapist.

    Loss of relationships or jobs
    Navigating the stress of being parents
    Managing and balancing work, life, or school
    Feeling down, disappointment, shame, and low-self worth
    Compulsive behaviors to exert control in life
    Issues with executive functioning, including concentration, lack of focus, ADHD, Autism Spectrum, etc.
    Relational healing and attachment wounds
    Loss of loved ones, resulting in trauma or grief
    Chronic health conditions
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    Evidence-Based Therapies for Ready to Change Adults

    We respect your time and don’t want you to be in therapy indefinitely. Our therapists use techniques that are scientifically effective and grounded in neuroscience. These therapies include:

    Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
    Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
    Trauma-Informed Therapies, including Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT), Prolonged Exposure Therapy (PE), and Trauma-Focused CBT (TF-CBT)
    Exposure and Response Prevention Therapy (ERP)
    Emotion Focused Therapy (EFT) for Couples
    Somatic Attachment Therapy
    Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)
    Radically-Open DBT (RO-DBT)

    We collaborate with our clients to identify goals and determine skills that will increase your coping, change your behaviors, increase relational closeness, and help you feel more fulfilled.


    Meet ChangeWell Psych's Therapists

    Leia Charnin, Ph.D.

    Licensed Psychologist

    Talley Mortara, LMFTA

    Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist

    Aliya Saulson, LCSW

    Licensed Clinical Social Worker

    Emily Soukhanouvong, Psy.D.

    Licensed Psychologist


    Frequently Asked Questions for Adult Therapy

    I've gotten through a lot of life on my own... how can therapy help me now?

    Our behaviors are often automatic; learned over a lifetime of developing protective mechanisms. Our therapists offer in-the-moment feedback to interrupt patterns of thoughts and behaviors that are keeping you stuck. We approach therapy from a team approach, meaning you’re an expert in your life, and we’re the neuroscience nerds who provide novel approaches to your daily stressors.

    What if others around me are unwilling to change?

    Relationships significantly affect us. Perhaps you’re navigating your relationships with your parents, or your children, or your spouse. Each relationship is riddled with its own issues AND potential. Therapy focuses on ways to empower you to communicate differently, understand the relational traumas and defenses of others, establish boundaries, and help you to feel more empowered in relationships.

    Will therapy really be worth my time? I already have so much to do.

    Therapy is intended to help you feel more effective in life, which includes stress management, improved relationships, and clarity about your choices. Our clinicians implement evidence-based and time-limited approaches We aim to optimize therapy results by developing a team approach, which means that you also agree to work between sessions. The more you put into it, the more you’ll get out of it. You are encouraged to talk with your therapist about any barriers that you foresee will get in the way of you getting the most out of your treatment.


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