980-221-2113

903 Northeast Drive, #102

Davidson, NC 28036

Providing therapy and psychological evaluations to Lake Norman and the surrounding areas

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Please note that this website content does not automatically engage you in a therapeutic relationship with Dr. Atkinson or Balanced Mind Psychological Services PLLC.  The information provided on this website is also simply providing general information and is not intended as treatment. 

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THERAPY SERVICES

I am here to meet you where you are and find the way forward together.

WOMEN'S HEALTH

I provide specialized services for women’s issues. Relationship difficulties, role transitions, and life demands can impact women differently. Many women struggle with depression and anxiety, especially during pregnancy and during the post-partum period. I focus on empowerment and support to help women through difficult life circumstances and to embark on a journey of growth and healing. Read more about counseling services for women and mothers.

COUPLES THERAPY

Throughout a marriage or intimate relationship, challenging times can arise and you may no longer recognize the person with whom you fell in love. With my specialized training in this area, I provide services uniquely designed to assist couples in learning to effectively communicate with their partner, resolve conflicts, and connect as a couple. My goal is to provide a safe and neutral environment for your and your partner, which provides the foundation for positive growth. I also offer pre-marital counseling to help couples build a strong foundation and therapy for couples desiring to focus on enriching their relationship. Read more about couples counseling.

OVERCOMING DEPRESSION & ANXIETY

Depression and anxiety are the most common mental health struggles and can arise for a variety of reasons. You may have struggled with these emotions for a long time or they may have arisen from a difficult life circumstance.  You may no longer feel like yourself and have difficulty enjoying life. Regardless of the reason or how long you have been struggling with depression and/or anxiety, I am here to help. I have been extensively trained in providing support and teaching you skills to manage these difficult emotions, so you can continue your journey to wholeness and health. Read more about counseling for depression and anxiety. 

TRAUMA RECOVERY

Trauma can turn your world upside down. I have specialized experience in trauma work. I work on building safety and creating stability, creating space for remembrance and mourning, and working towards reconnection and integrating with a desired life. I use evidenced-based treatments that have been shown to be effective in decreasing trauma symptoms, specifically Cognitive Processing Therapy and Prolonged Exposure. Both of these treatments are strongly recommended by the American Psychological Association for trauma treatment. Read more about trauma-focused therapy.

INDIVIDUAL THERAPY

Individual counseling can take many forms. It can be a venue to cultivate positive life changes, provide treatment for those struggling with difficult thoughts and emotions, and a space to learn about yourself. I take a client centered approach, meaning that I work with you to determine what your specific needs and goals are. Individual counseling is an opportunity for men and women to focus on their wellness. Read more about individual counseling.  

FAITH BASED TREATMENT

For many people, faith and spirituality are a vital part of their life and an area from which much support and strength can be drawn. I honor and appreciate the role faith can play in one’s healing journey. I am open to diverse faith perspectives and strive to be inclusive. If desired, I will actively work to include your faith into your therapy. My graduate program is one of few in the country that is accredited by the American Psychological Association that specifically focuses on the integration of faith and psychology. Read more about faith-based counseling.

WELLNESS WORKSHOPS

Available upon request.  I am happy to provide workshops based on stress management, self-compassion, and couples enrichment, as well as other topics.  Please do not hesitate to reach out to me if you have any questions. 

Contact me today to take the first step towards wellness and healing and set up your intake assessment.  During your intake assessment I will learn about your current struggles, history, and goals for therapy. We will then decide on a treatment plan that will be a good fit for your needs and goals. After the initial intake session, telemental health services through doxy.me are available if clinically appropriate. Please see the FAQ page to learn more.