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Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

Depressed army soldier seeking for counselling and having a meeting with doctor at clinic.

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, or PTSD, is a new name for a condition that’s been around for a very long time. Whether you call it shell-shock, combat fatigue, or the modern name of PTSD, this condition is a response to a traumatic event that causes a lasting effect on how the individual deals with stressful situations […]

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

Obsessed Compulsive Perfectionist With Ocd Disorder And Arrange Anxiety

Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) is an anxiety disorder characterized by a need to perform certain compulsions or rituals for no apparent reason. Although some of these behaviors are seemingly harmless, the compelling desire to perform some behaviors can endanger employment, family relationships, and quality of life. Often, the stress of needing to perform OCD-related rituals supersedes […]

Grief Counseling

Caring psychotherapist supporting her young broken down patient

Grief is a natural process that most people experience following a meaningful loss. Although everyone copes with grief differently, nearly everyone navigates the process in stages. While grieving is important following a loss, it may appear very differently from person to person. Many people find the grieving process to be more straightforward with the assistance […]

Eating Disorders

woman with no appetite

Eating disorders are a pervasive and growing menace in today’s society, driven by conditions that are becoming more prevalent than ever thanks to social media and upbringing. These conditions cause those suffering from them to have difficulty seeing themselves clearly, and drive them to take on unhealthy and in some cases deadly habits to control […]

Bipolar Disorder

A man with bipolar disorder at the mirror.

Bipolar disorder is a mental illness characterized by severe mood swings and extreme emotions. Also known as manic depressive disorder, bipolar disorder can cause a patient to quickly oscillate between feelings of euphoria or excitement to states of depression or hopelessness. The disorder presents differently in every patient, with some people experiencing only occasionally mild […]

Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)

Female Doctor Comforting Depressed Patient Sitting At Table

Millions of children and adults across the country suffer from Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). The conditions are collectively known as AD/HD, and they cause patients to become easily distracted or unable to focus for long periods of time. Those with ADHD experience these symptoms and also suffer from chronic […]

Anxiety Treatment and Counseling

Young women with a nervous breakdown

Anxiety, while a normal response to stress, can become debilitating when it starts to interfere with daily life. At University Psychological Associates, P.A., we provide specialized anxiety treatment and counseling to individuals in Charlotte, North Carolina. Our dedicated therapists provide a supportive environment to help individuals navigate and manage their anxiety, promoting improved mental health […]