My name is Mattie and I specialize in helping women thrive. Becoming a psychotherapist was written in the stars for me; my mother and grandmother were amazing therapists, and I am honored to continue their work. I believe people are capable of tremendous growth and my favorite part of my job is to watch the process unfold.
I earned my Master's Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Lenoir-Rhyne University. I was a member of the Lambda Rho Chi chapter of Chi Sigma Iota, the international counseling honor society. I completed my undergraduate education at University of North Carolina at Asheville, where I graduated cum laude with degrees in Mass Communications with an emphasis in Applied Ethics and Sociology.
Some of my areas of interest include: women’s issues, trauma, obsessive-compulsive disorder, anxiety, depression, Bipolar disorder, eating disorders, and panic disorders. I am is enthusiastic about working with diverse demographics and clients from all walks of life. My approach to counseling is a holistic, wellness-based perspective that emphasizes treating the cause of distress rather than the symptoms. I believe in customizing my approach to therapy based on the specific needs of the client, rather than following a strict formula. I am also influenced by humanistic theories of counseling, particularly the tenets of empathy, authenticity, and treating clients with unconditional positive regard.
In my free time, you can find me at the yoga studio, cooking up a storm in my kitchen, or coaching high school volleyball. My favorite way to spend a Saturday is spending time outdoors with my pups Finn and Molly, or attempting to try every restaurant in Charlotte with my husband Sean.