LICENSED SOCIAL WORKER

Divya Mahadevia, LCSW

She/Her/Hers
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ABOUT DIVYA

Divya Is A Licensed Social Worker in Charlotte, NC

  • SUMMARY
  • LICENSES & TRAINING
  • SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS

Being vulnerable can be a significant barrier to receiving help for many who feel unsafe, unrecognized and often unheard. Learning to be open in a safe, receptive and supportive environment can be pivotal to your wellness.

I strive to provide a welcoming, non-judgmental, diverse, and culturally open space for you to share your feelings and experiences authentically. It can feel isolating to be enshrouded by self-doubt and unwanted emotions. My goal is to help you untangle those emotions with compassion and empathy and empower you to live life with the purpose and meaning with which you intend to. We will explore unhealthy patterns of thinking and behavior together and build readily usable skills to break those cycles.

I use a variety of therapeutic frameworks including Dialectical Behavioral Therapy and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and to help you reach your goals. My evidence-based practice emerges from a client-centered, trauma-informed, strengths-based, collaborative perspective. I believe that every person is unique and put immense effort to understand individual needs to develop a collaborative treatment plan.

I work with parents as well, and use a Collaborative Parenting and a Family Systems approach to help families understand each other’s uniqueness and strengths while learning to communicate effectively and create an atmosphere of respect and compassion to foster healthy relationships as a unit. With couples, I use the Gottman Method to help build empathy and mutual respect within relationships. I use aspects of Play Therapy and art to engage with children to help create a treatment plan based on their development, needs and strengths.

When I am not working, I am woodworking, gardening, making art, exercising and spending time with my kids, dog, spouse and friends.

Master’s of Science in Social Work from Columbia University School of Social Work

Bachelor’s of Arts in Psychology from University of Notre Dame

Gottman Method Level 1 and 2 Training completed – Couple’s Counseling

Postpartum Support International: Perinatal Mood Disorders Training completed

Mahadevia, D (2023) The Gottman Method: Research and Application. Open Session Presentation at Southeast Psych

Co-facilitated parent discussion about Parenting and Technology at AG Middle School with Murray, Ian (2023)
Represented Vanderbilt Psychiatric Hospital at annual the NAMI conference in Nashville (2014 and 2015) and the LGBTQI fair (2014).

Mahadevia, D (2014) Presented clinical case for the Vanderbilt Psychiatric Social Work Institute.

Learning to be open in a safe, receptive and supportive environment can be pivotal to your wellness.
- Divya Mahadevia
DIVYA'S EXPERTISE

My Areas of Expertise Include:

Anxiety
Depression
Self-esteem and self-compassion
Interpersonal relationships and healthy boundaries
Life changes and transitions
Parenting
Couples
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APPLIED THEORIES

Frequently Used Treatment Modalities

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)
Mindfulness
Motivational Interviewing
Collaborative Parenting
The Gottman Method
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