Licensed Counselor in Charlotte, NC

You're a high achiever who's killing it in your career...

But still feeling nervous and not enough.

You want deeper friendships and intimacy but you struggle to be the real you around others.

You want to feel happier and more energetic but hiding what you’re really feeling inside from others always leaves you feeling drained…and alone.

With the right support, you CAN feel more confident and at ease. Build more rewarding relationships. Start enjoying life again.

Hi, I'm Matt.

Matt Smith is a licensed counselor in Charlotte, NC

Hi, I'm Matt.

I’m a licensed counselor and founder of Modern Era Counseling in Charlotte, NC.

I help stressed-out professionals get a handle on anxiety and self-doubt so they can enjoy more satisfying lives.

I’m a licensed counselor and founder of Modern Era Counseling in Charlotte, NC.

I help stressed-out professionals get a handle on anxiety and self-doubt so they can enjoy more satisfying lives.

What's it like to work with me?

Some people come to therapy looking for quick fixes, like breathing exercises or other trendy new techniques. That’s terrific, but that’s NOT how I approach therapy.

I’m a relational therapist, not a mechanic. I believe change happens in the interpersonal encounter, not by someone trying to “fix” you.

There are many different names for how I approach my work as a therapist—existential, interpersonal, gestalt, depth therapy. But it’s easier just to say I’m committed to being fully present and real with you.        

In sessions, I’m inquisitive and actively engaged while helping you get in touch with your deepest concerns and challenging your resistances in a supportive but direct way. That’s a poetic way of saying I might call you on your shit from time to time.  

I don’t take notes like a lot of other therapists, because I believe therapy should be conversational. I want you to feel heard and comfortable in sharing your story—both of which are hard to pull off when someone is scribbling notes about you on a legal pad.

I also focus on seeing you as the unique human being that you are, not some clinical label or list of symptoms. In other words, I’m not the kind of therapist who takes a “disordered” view of people, as if there’s something inherently wrong with you. 

And I bring curiosity and respect to the different cultural realities and experiences that shape who you are as a person. I’ll never put you in a box. I promise.

Have you been longing for change but putting it off? Are you ready to put yourself first and take the initial step toward calm, confidence, and connection?  

If so, then let’s talk! Click the button below to get in touch.

Matt Smith is a licensed counselor in Charlotte, NC

Areas of expertise:

Anxiety
Depression
LGBTQ Concerns
Life Transitions
Men’s Issues
Self-esteem
Stress Management
Trauma & PTSD

Types of therapy:

Existential / Humanistic
Interpersonal
Internal Family Systems (IFS)
Group Therapy
Trauma Focused

Accepted insurance:

Blue Cross Blue Shield

United Healthcare

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