Chris Nealy, MSW, LCSW

Chris Nealy, MSW, LCSW

Chris NealyAbout Chris

As a person with ADHD, I fully embrace the strengths and challenges of executive functioning differences experienced by those affected by ADHD and Autism. Basing my approach on the concept of “cultural diagnoses,” I enjoy helping others recognize their potential in personal, social, academic, and professional arenas. ADHD/Autism have huge impacts on our intimate relationships as well, so supporting parents and couples in navigating the hurdles (and identifying the enjoyable quirks!) of loving someone with these qualities is vital to the family’s overall health. I am also an ally of the LGBTQ community and embrace diversity.

Therapy Style

Contrary to many therapists, I believe in the human connection made possible through helpful transparency. Acknowledging honestly when I don’t understand your dilemma, offering personal insights, and sharing stories of my own experiences is a standard part of practice for clients working with me. Establishing and nurturing the therapeutic relationship is imperative for our ongoing trust, respect, and communication as we work together towards your goals.

I use an integrative approach including Family Systems, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and experiential exercises. Understanding our individual strengths and challenges is the first step to increasing self awareness and subsequently regulation of emotions, thoughts, and behaviors. These are greatly impacted by our relationships, so identifying and practicing healthy strategies for connection is often at the forefront whether working with an individual, parents, siblings, couples, or within a group. In addition, due to my own ADHD diagnosis and based on the motivation of many clients, sessions usually involve “more than talking” such as board games, walking, reviewing movie clips, selecting “session soundtracks” to play while we meet, or sharing our latest tech tools.

Specialties

Background

I began working in the Autism community in 2003 providing direct support to individuals affected by ASD and received my Bachelor’s in Sociology with a Minor in Economic Justice from the University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill in 2005. I have served in a variety of roles including in-home support, case management, services coordination, clinical diagnostics and intervention, and public training. I earned my Master of Social Work at UNC – Chapel Hill in 2011 focusing research on families affected by ASD while completing an internships at Wake County Preschool Services and TEACCH.

I am licensed by the North Carolina Social Work Certification & Licensure Board (#C008587) and am a military veteran service provider with NC Serves-Metrolina, 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, groups, and families focusing on issues including: Autism, ADHD, Relationships, Parenting, and Behavioral Management. I offer office-based therapy in Matthews, statewide teletherapy, in-home services, and professional trainings. In addition, I provides nature-based, animal-assisted, and Equine Facilitated Psychotherapy at Triple Play Farm in Davidson.

Fees

  • Intake Assessment: $150
  • Individual, Couples, or Family 50-min session: $120
  • Teletherapy 50-min session: $120
  • Animal Assisted or Equine Facilitated Psychotherapy 50-min session: $140
  • Group session (60-90 min): $80
  • In-Home/Offsite Visit (60-min): $200 (+Travel Time: $25/15-min)
  • Professional Consultation: $120

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Chris Nealy

About Chris

As a person with ADHD, I fully embrace the strengths and challenges of executive functioning differences experienced by those affected by ADHD and Autism. Basing my approach on the concept of “cultural diagnoses,” I enjoy helping others recognize their potential in personal, social, academic, and professional arenas. ADHD/Autism have huge impacts on our intimate relationships as well, so supporting parents and couples in navigating the hurdles (and identifying the enjoyable quirks!) of loving someone with these qualities is vital to the family’s overall health. I am also an ally of the LGBTQ community and embrace diversity.

Therapy Style

Contrary to many therapists, I believe in the human connection made possible through helpful transparency. Acknowledging honestly when I don’t understand your dilemma, offering personal insights, and sharing stories of my own experiences is a standard part of practice for clients working with me. Establishing and nurturing the therapeutic relationship is imperative for our ongoing trust, respect, and communication as we work together towards your goals.

I use an integrative approach including Family Systems, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and experiential exercises. Understanding our individual strengths and challenges is the first step to increasing self awareness and subsequently regulation of emotions, thoughts, and behaviors. These are greatly impacted by our relationships, so identifying and practicing healthy strategies for connection is often at the forefront whether working with an individual, parents, siblings, couples, or within a group. In addition, due to my own ADHD diagnosis and based on the motivation of many clients, sessions usually involve “more than talking” such as board games, walking, reviewing movie clips, selecting “session soundtracks” to play while we meet, or sharing our latest tech tools.

Specialties

Background

I began working in the Autism community in 2003 providing direct support to individuals affected by ASD and received my Bachelor’s in Sociology with a Minor in Economic Justice from the University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill in 2005. I have served in a variety of roles including in-home support, case management, services coordination, clinical diagnostics and intervention, and public training. I earned my Master of Social Work at UNC – Chapel Hill in 2011 focusing research on families affected by ASD while completing an internships at Wake County Preschool Services and TEACCH.

I am licensed by the North Carolina Social Work Certification & Licensure Board (#C008587) and am a military veteran service provider with NC Serves-Metrolina, 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, groups, and families focusing on issues including: Autism, ADHD, Relationships, Parenting, and Behavioral Management. I offer office-based therapy in Matthews, statewide teletherapy, in-home services, and professional trainings. In addition, I provides nature-based, animal-assisted, and Equine Facilitated Psychotherapy at Triple Play Farm in Davidson.

Fees

  • Intake Assessment: $150
  • Individual, Couples, or Family 50-min session: $120
  • Teletherapy 50-min session: $120
  • Animal Assisted or Equine Facilitated Psychotherapy 50-min session: $140
  • Group session (60-90 min): $80
  • In-Home/Offsite Visit (60-min): $200 (+Travel Time: $25/15-min)
  • Professional Consultation: $120

Contact Chris

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