We are glad you have chosen us for your health needs and hope that every encounter with our office and staff exceeds your expectations. We know our clients have a choice in several different areas, so we go out of our way to deliver the level of care and compassion we would want for our own families.
University Psychological Associates, P.A. is a group of highly qualified, caring mental health professionals dedicated to helping people achieve their goals for personal growth and emotional well-being. Our clinicians are all licensed mental health practitioners, and include psychologists; marriage and family therapists; clinical social workers; and clinical counselors.
For more than 38 years, University Psychological Associates has been a community resource in the Charlotte, North Carolina region with a reputation for respectful and ethical treatment for our clients. We have always been a 100% women-owned and operated practice, welcoming both clinicians and clients of all ethnicities, gender orientations, and socioeconomic backgrounds. It has been the mission of University Psychological Associates to promote respect for human dignity and diversity, facilitating healing and good mental health.
At University Psychological Associates, we, as clinicians, rely on one another to treat clients with a variety of psychological needs; including complex trauma, substance abuse issues, family/couple conflict, behavioral management/ impulse control difficulties, compulsive behaviors, mood disorders. Our clinicians utilize a wide variety of theoretical approaches and therapeutic techniques to meet the specific needs of individuals, couples, and families. We welcome all of you!
Some examples of the services provided by clinicians at University Psychological Associates follow here:
At University Psychological Associates we all recognize and understand that racial discrimination, oppression, poverty, and other forms of social injustice have a vast negative impact on both mental, physical and emotional wellness. We are aware that new clients seek our services when they are in the midst of one or more mental health crises. These crises are sometimes directly or indirectly linked to the experience of chronic trauma. Chronic trauma can be due to a variety of painful life experiences including, but not limited to: growing up in a dysfunctional, abusive or neglectful family, the experience of systemic racism and discrimination, being a member of the LGBTQ community, and exposure to repeated life-threatening situations.
The problems and stresses you may be experiencing are unique to you. Sometimes grieving over the loss of a loved one, marital struggles, work-related stress, the sometimes bumpy road of parenting, the break up of a relationship, finding yourself suddenly to be an “empty nester”, or struggles with alcohol/drug abuse begin to feel overwhelming. We are here to help. We will help you select the therapist in our practice who will best fit your needs. Our clinicians are ready to work with you, to affirm your experience, and to develop new skills which will open new possibilities in your life.
We recognize that the origins of mental health symptoms are greatly varied. Our services include assessment and treatment for issues and disorders including:
We are grateful that you have chosen our practice to meet your healthcare needs. Our primary objective is to establish trust and respect with our clients by fostering open communication and adhering to the highest treatment standards. We welcome inquiries from our clients and encourage them to engage with our team for any concerns or questions. This approach is integral to our commitment to cultivating enduring relationships with the families we serve.