Talley Mortara, LMFTA


I'm a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in Charlotte


Hello, I’m Talley.

I began my academic career at Auburn University as a Psych Major (War Eagle!). I then went on to pursue my Masters degree at the University of Kentucky where I fell in love with the world of systems.

What is a system you may wonder?

A system, as it relates to marriage and family therapy, refers to the interconnected relationships and dynamics within a family or group. It is the shared patterns of behavior and communication that exist within the system, and how these patterns affect and are affected by the individual members.

Together in a session we will work to identify and change unproductive patterns of behavior and improve communication and relationships. I enjoy working with individuals, couples, and/or entire families to explore and understand the dynamics within your system to help you develop new, healthier ways of interacting in your life and with those around you.

In my therapy sessions, I create a safe and nonjudgmental space for my clients to explore their thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. My ultimate goal is to help my clients develop the skills and insights they need to improve their lives and relationships.

When I’m not working, I enjoy fishing, cooking, and listening to podcasts!

  • Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist Associate, North Carolina
  • Specialized training in evidence-based couples therapies, including Emotion Focused Therapy
  • Intensive training in assessment for pre-marital and relational goals

Presentations and Speaking Engagements:

  • Mortara, T. and Geiger, E. (2023). Supporting LGBTQIA+ Youth Through an Attachment Lens. Continuing Education presentation at BASE Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Charlotte, NC.
  • Mortara, T (2023).   Talking with Adults when You’re Upset. Presentation at Country Day Wellness Fair for Students, Charlotte, NC.
  • Masters in Family Sciences with an Emphasis in Couples and Family Therapy, University of Kentucky
  • Thesis on Non-Normative Critical Life Events: Where Dyadic Coping and Attachment Meet
My goal is to help my clients develop the skills and insights they need to improve their lives and relationships.
- Talley Mortara, LMFTA
Talley Mortara, LMFTA - Licensed Marriage and Family Therpaist in Charlotte, NC - ChangeWell Psych

Counseling for Families, Parents, and Couples

My therapy practice includes:

Communication problems
Relationship issues
Life transitions
Personal growth
Addressing issues related to work and career (i.e. burnout)
LGBTQIA+ issues
Coping with stress, anxiety, and depression
Conflict resolution and problem solving
Parenting and co-parenting challenges
Step family issues
Improving body image and self esteem

My Approach to Therapy

Structural Family Therapy
Narrative Therapy
Solution Focused Therapy
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
Emotionally Focused Therapy
Experiential Therapy

Meet ChangeWell Psych's Therapists

Leia Charnin, Ph.D.

Licensed Psychologist

Aliya Saulson, LCSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Emily Soukhanouvong, Psy.D.

Licensed Psychologist

Eileen Geiger, LCMHCA

Licensed Mental Health Counselor


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