Aimee Whaley, MS, LPC, NCC

Aimee Whaley, MS, LPC, NCC

Aimee Whaley, MS, LPC, NCCAbout 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 LGBTQ community. I also welcome those who are in “nontraditional” relationship configurations and subcultures (such as poly, non-monogamous, and kink).

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. I use experiential interventions which combine aspects of “talk therapy” with more active and creative strategies.

Quick Facts About Me: I’m a 30-something, cisgender, out lesbian therapist who is married with two dogs and a cat. I’ve lived many of the same struggles that bring clients into counseling: divorced parents, the passing of a parent, the breakup of my first marriage, 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 the counseling education, training, and tiny 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 my office. 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 my office 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 with a strong female lead), binge-watching some TV series, playing board games with friends, or headed to a local brewery.

Specialties

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 Professional Counselors (LPC #10252) and recognized as a National Certified Counselor (#284492). I am a member of the Charlotte Transgender Healthcare Group and active volunteer on the Human Rights Committee for Autism Services of Mecklenburg County.

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

Fees

  • Intake Assessment: $150
  • Individual, Couples, or Family 55-min office session: $120
  • Teletherapy 55-min session: $120
  • Gottman Couples Assessment: $75 per couple
  • Professional Consultation: $120
  • Insurance Accepted:
    • Cardinal Medicaid
    • BCBS (except Blue Local and Blue Value)
    • Aetna
    • Cigna
    • United Healthcare/United Behavioral Health
    • CBHA
    • Medcost plans with mental health covered by CBHA
    • MultiPlan (pending)
    • Anthem EAP
    • Health Advocate EAP

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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 LGBTQ community. I also welcome those who are in “nontraditional” relationship configurations and subcultures (such as poly, non-monogamous, and kink).

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. I use experiential interventions which combine aspects of “talk therapy” with more active and creative strategies.

Quick Facts About Me: I’m a 30-something, cisgender, out lesbian therapist who is married with two dogs and a cat. I’ve lived many of the same struggles that bring clients into counseling: divorced parents, the passing of a parent, the breakup of my first marriage, 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 the counseling education, training, and tiny 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 my office. 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 my office 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 with a strong female lead), binge-watching some TV series, playing board games with friends, or headed to a local brewery.

Specialties

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 Professional Counselors (LPC #10252) and recognized as a National Certified Counselor (#284492). I am a member of the Charlotte Transgender Healthcare Group and active volunteer on the Human Rights Committee for Autism Services of Mecklenburg County.

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

Fees

  • Intake Assessment: $150
  • Individual, Couples, or Family 55-min office session: $120
  • Teletherapy 55-min session: $120
  • Gottman Couples Assessment: $75 per couple
  • Professional Consultation: $120
  • Insurance Accepted:
    • Cardinal Medicaid
    • BCBS (except Blue Local and Blue Value)
    • Aetna
    • Cigna
    • United Healthcare/United Behavioral Health
    • CBHA
    • Medcost plans with mental health covered by CBHA
    • MultiPlan (pending)
    • Anthem EAP
    • Health Advocate EAP

Contact Aimee

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