Talley Mortara, LMFTA


I'm a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in Charlotte


As a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapy Associate, I have a passion for assisting clients in making the changes they wish to achieve in a way that feels manageable. It was my time as a camp counselor that taught me the importance of communication, self empowerment, as well as conflict resolution along with a variety of other themes that are discussed in a therapeutic setting.

My goal is to guide individuals, couples, and families as they navigate life’s complexities, in hopes of building stronger, healthier connections.

Using evidence-based approaches, I tailor my sessions to address YOUR specific needs. Together, we will delve into the patterns of communication, behavior, and emotional expression that shape your relationship with yourself and others.

Whether you’re navigating personal challenges, seeking to strengthen your partnership, or addressing family dynamics, the therapy room is a place for open dialogue, exploration, and growth.

In our sessions, you can expect a collaborative and empathetic approach. I draw upon the proven methods of Emotionally Focused Therapy and Gottman Techniques to guide couples towards effective communication strategies. These modalities foster emotional intimacy and connection between individuals though understanding and the expression of emotions in a safe and supportive environment.

Additionally through the use of Narrative Therapy, we will explore and reshape the stories that influence your perspective, empowering you to rewrite narratives for a more fulfilling and authentic life. Therapy with me is a process of self-discovery, healing, and building stronger connections with yourself and your loved ones. Together, we will work toward creating changes that endure beyond our time in the therapy room.

  • 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
  • Extensive experience counseling couples and individuals at UK Family Center
  • Involvement in multidisciplinary consultation and didactic teams focused on family systems treatment, multicultural concerns, and clinical triage processes

Presentations and Speaking Engagements:

  • Mortara, T. (2024). Avoid having the same argument this new year. Open session presentation at ChangeWell Psych, Charlotte, NC.
  • Mortara, T. (2023). Supporting LGBTQIA+ Youth Through an Attachment Lens. Continuing Education presentation at BASE Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Charlotte, NC.
  • Mortara, T (2023). How to Productively Talk to Your Parents. Breakout Session Facilitator at Country Day Middle School, 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

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Licensed Psychologist

Aliya Saulson, LCSW

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Emily Soukhanouvong, Psy.D.

Licensed Psychologist


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