Mental Health counselor in Charlotte, NC
You want to live a life that aligns with your values and desires, but more than ever, you feel lost and uncertain about who you truly are.
Nagging self-doubt and that constant fear of never fitting in leave you feeling exhausted and disconnected from others.
Plus, it seems like nearly everyone in your life holds different expectations for who and how you’re supposed to be, which only adds to your confusion and uncertainty.
Fortunately, you’re not alone.
With the right support, you can develop a more cohesive identity, feel more confident in your relationships, and begin to experience true belonging.
Hi, I'm Molly.
I help people clarify their identities, navigate life transitions, and build more satisfying relationships with themselves and others.
If you're here because...
- You’re tired of questioning who you really are and where you fit in
- You feel detached or disconnected, even in your most important relationships
- Fear of judgment keeps you constantly on edge – and prone to isolation
- Negative self-beliefs are limiting your work, relationships, and love life
- Lack of clarity about your values, passions, and priorities impedes your motivation
I can help you...
- Unravel the confusion and develop a more cohesive self-narrative
- Discover alternative ways to forge meaningful relationships
- Overcome social barriers like imposture syndrome and self-doubt
- Adjust hurtful self-beliefs about yourself and highlight your strengths
- Clarify your values and priorities and discover what you need to be the happiest version of yourself
Types of therapy:
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
Expressive Arts Modalities
Blue Cross and Blue Shield
Why I became a counselor
I became a counselor to pass on the invaluable support I’ve received through my own mental health journey. As someone who grew up as a Chinese adoptee in a white family, I hold multiple identities and have struggled in the past to feel supported and truly understood. I believe everyone deserves a space to speak freely about their struggles and express their emotions, especially ones they may not feel safe expressing in other settings.
What's it like to work with me?
My work centers on building a strong and trusting therapeutic relationship. This is the foundation from which we’ll work to help you process the stuff you’ve kept bottled up or maybe just never felt comfortable sharing with other people in your life. I want you to feel safe to freely explore and express who you want to become on your journey and whatever it may be that’s currently standing in your way.
A big part of feeling safe in therapy involves knowing you’re talking to a real person. This is why I avoid confusing clinical jargon and cliched “therapy speak.” Likewise, while diagnoses are sometimes a part of the therapy process, I’ll never equate you (or anyone else) with a diagnosis. I’m interested in you as the unique human being that you are and will always seek a deeper understanding of the specific struggles and concerns you bring to therapy.
Throughout our work together, I’ll stand behind you and support your decision making in self-exploration. It’s not my job to choose your path for you. Instead, I’ll help you develop goals that align with your unique desires and sense of self, as well as find motivation and perspective, to move in the direction that you deem best.
In sessions, I view my role as a promoter of motivation and change. I’ll provide you with a listening ear that is non-judgmental, compassionate, and supportive to what you need. I’m not the kind of therapist who just “talks around the problem” or, conversely, tries to “steer” you toward a specific topic. I’ll always put you first and meet you wherever you may be.
If it’s hard for you to express your needs and desires, we can incorporate other modalities and expressive activities to get to the root of your struggle. While I don’t believe in loading clients down with meaningless worksheets, from time to time, I may suggest homework assignments to augment the work we’re doing together in sessions.
Off the clock
Off the clock, I like to cook and experiment with recipes, go on hiking trips, bike Charlotte’s greenways, handcraft pottery, rearrange my houseplants, and read with my cat, Charlotte.
Ready to get started?
Think I might be the right fit for you? Click the button below or call Modern Era Counseling at 704-800-4436 to schedule your first appointment today.