Aimee Whaley, MS, LCMHC, NCC

Aimee Whaley, MS, LCMHC, NCC

About Aimee

When your spouse, friends, and business partner have ADHD, you quickly learn a lot about the common strengths and struggles that come along with the diagnosis. I want to help others move from a place of frustration to acceptance (and appreciation!) of living with someone who has ADHD. I have received training in Gottman Method Couples Counseling, a research-based method of improving communication, connection, and trust. Because of my own identity and experiences, I am especially interested in working with couples impacted by ADHD and members of the LGBTQIA+ community. I also welcome those who are in “nontraditional” relationship configurations and dynamics (such as poly, non-monogamous, and kink).

 

Specialties

Therapy Style

I work from a Family Systems framework because no one lives in a vacuum. We’re all impacted by our relationships with family, friends, coworkers, culture, and the communities in which we live. In sessions, we take a look at how you experience these relationships and how this impacts whatever has brought you into therapy. I use concrete and research-based strategies to help clients address their concerns including: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, and Gottman Method Couples Counseling.

Quick Facts About Me: I’m a cisgender, lesbian therapist and have lived many of the same struggles that bring clients into counseling: coming to terms with my own experience of anxiety and depression, the never ending process of coming out in the south, having a partner who has ADHD…and the list goes on. One of my favorite aspects of being a therapist is combining my counseling education and training with tidbits of my own life experiences in a way that allows me to help others create a new understanding of their own experiences.

You’ve probably seen those therapists on TV: they’re wearing a suit, smiling and nodding, and seeming to mask their personality. You won’t find that approach in sessions with me. I bring my personality into sessions, giving straightforward and thoughtful feedback to help clients address the issues that are important to them. You also won’t see that dress code in sessions with me; instead, you will find me in casual clothes with a few tattoos peeking out here and there. I want my sessions to be a place where we both feel welcome to be our authentic selves.

When I’m not in session, I can usually be found reading a book (historical fiction or time travel with a strong female lead), binge-watching some TV series, playing table top games with friends, or headed to a local brewery.

Background

Since 2007, I have worked in a variety of therapeutic settings across NC: in group homes with teens on the spectrum and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities, residential juvenile justice facilities, a community center for domestic violence and sexual assault, in-home therapy with families in crisis, and outpatient therapy with children, teens, adults, couples, and families. I earned my Master of Science in Mental Health Counseling in 2012 from Capella University’s CACREP accredited program. My graduate work focused on domestic violence, sexual assault, and concerns relevant to the LGBTQ community during my clinical internship at InterAct of Wake County.

I am licensed by the North Carolina Board of Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselors (LCMHC #10252) and recognized as a National Certified Counselor (#284492). I have been certified by the South Carolina Board of Examiners as a Registered Telehealth Provider for clients located in South Carolina (SC Reg # TLC 90 PC).  

I am also a member of and Membership Committee Chairperson for the Charlotte Trans Health Group.

I provide services for individuals focusing on issues of ADHD, Autism, and concerns relevant to the LGBTQ community. All services are offered online using a secure telehealth platform to clients located in North Carolina and South Carolina.

Fees

  • Intake Assessment: $150
  • Individual, Couples, or Family 55-min session: $120
  • Professional Consultation: $120
  • Insurance Accepted:
    • BCBS (except Blue Local and Blue Value) and BCBS State Health Plan
    • Aetna
    • United Healthcare/Optum
    • Cigna
    • Carolina Behavioral Health Alliance (CBHA)
    • MedCost

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Aimee Whaley, MS, LPC, NCC

About Aimee

When your spouse, friends, and business partner have ADHD, you quickly learn a lot about the common strengths and struggles that come along with the diagnosis. I want to help others move from a place of frustration to acceptance (and appreciation!) of living with someone who has ADHD. I have received training in Gottman Method Couples Counseling, a research-based method of improving communication, connection, and trust. Because of my own identity and experiences, I am especially interested in working with couples impacted by ADHD and members of the LGBTQIA+ community. I also welcome those who are in “nontraditional” relationship configurations and dynamics (such as poly, non-monogamous, and kink).

Specialties

Therapy Style

I work from a Family Systems framework because no one lives in a vacuum. We’re all impacted by our relationships with family, friends, coworkers, culture, and the communities in which we live. In sessions, we take a look at how you experience these relationships and how this impacts whatever has brought you into therapy. I use concrete and research-based strategies to help clients address their concerns including: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, and Gottman Method Couples Counseling.

Quick Facts About Me: I’m a 30-something, cisgender, lesbian therapist and have lived many of the same struggles that bring clients into counseling: coming to terms with my own anxiety and depression, the never ending process of coming out in the south, having a partner who has ADHD…and the list goes on. One of my favorite aspects of being a therapist is combining my counseling education, training, and tidbits of my own life experiences in a way that allows me to help others create a new understanding of their own experiences.

You’ve probably seen those therapists on TV: they’re wearing a suit, smiling and nodding, and seeming to mask their personality. You won’t find that approach in sessions with me. I bring my personality into sessions, giving straightforward and thoughtful feedback to help clients address the issues that are important to them. You also won’t see that dress code in my office; instead, you will find me in casual clothes with a few tattoos peeking out here and there. I want sessions to be a place where we both feel welcome to be our authentic selves.

When I’m not in session, I can usually be found reading a book (historical fiction or time travel with a strong female lead), binge-watching some TV series, playing board games with friends, or headed to a local brewery.

Background

Since 2007, I have worked in a variety of therapeutic settings across NC: in group homes with teens on the spectrum and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities, residential juvenile justice facilities, a community center for domestic violence and sexual assault, in-home therapy with families in crisis, and outpatient therapy with children, teens, adults, couples, and families. I earned my Master of Science in Mental Health Counseling in 2012 from Capella University’s CACREP accredited program. My graduate work focused on domestic violence, sexual assault, and concerns relevant to the LGBTQ community during my clinical internship at InterAct of Wake County.

I am licensed by the North Carolina Board of Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselors (LCMHC #10252) and recognized as a National Certified Counselor (#284492). I have been certified by the South Carolina Board of Examiners as a Registered Telehealth Provider for clients located in South Carolina (SC Reg # TLC 90 PC).  

I am also a member of and Membership Committee Chairperson for the Charlotte Trans Health Group.

I provide services for individuals, families, and couples focusing on issues of ADHD, Autism, and concerns relevant to the LGBTQ community at our Indian Trail office. I offer office-based therapy in Matthews, statewide teletherapy, and professional trainings.

Fees

  • Intake Assessment: $150
  • Individual, Couples, or Family 55-min session: $120
  • Gottman Couples Assessment: $75 per couple
  • Professional Consultation: $120
  • Insurance Accepted:
    • BCBS (except Blue Local and Blue Value)
    • Aetna
    • United Healthcare/Optum
    • Cigna
    • Carolina Behavioral Health Alliance (CBHA)
    • MedCost

Contact Aimee

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