I know it's hard to believe that your life could ever look different than the circumstances you are in today.

It doesn't seem that you can change or the people in your life could ever be different.

Life can. You can. They can.

And sometimes a season of counseling brings a new direction because it is a first step in slowing down to work toward change. I'd love to provide a comfortable setting to begin your journey toward hope and change. Continue reading to learn more about me and contact me to get started.

Emily Lee MA, LMFT

I love to help people clear a path through the mire and muck of everyday living and the pitfalls associated with previous or current struggles. I work to help put words and order to what is being experienced. When any of us are helpless and desperate, counseling can get our feet landed on the ground.

My approach to life and counseling comes from a Christian faith and perspective. I believe healing and growth comes from an honest assessment of what someone is experiencing emotionally, physically, and spiritually. No matter what areas of faith we have in common, I want to offer a place of help and hope.

Twenty years ago I began my work with individuals and families in acute crisis. I watched them become hopeful and offered practical help as they maneuvered life in new circumstances. I am grateful now to sit with people in a variety of crises, life stages, relationship struggles, and painful situations. I am glad to be a practical and hopeful voice.

My background includes a bachelor's degree in Communication and Psychology from Florida State University and a Master of Arts in Marriage and Family Therapy from Reformed Theological Seminary. My continued education and training has focused on the impact of trauma on our bodies. I am a trained EMDR therapist, which is a therapeutic approach that focuses on the mind/body response to distressing situations. My career has included in-home therapy services, inpatient counseling with teens and adults, supervising graduate counseling students, and private practice. I work with adults as well as adolescents.

I’ve been married for seventeen years and have three children.


Individual Counseling for Adults & Adolescents

Depression and Anxiety
Childhood Abuse
Stage of Life
Trauma and PTSD
Divorce Recovery
Postpartum Depression
Parenting Issues
Transitions in Life

Fees & Forms

Sessions are 50 minutes. Fees are determined when scheduling your first session. Payment can be made with cash, check, or credit card. Payment is made and next session is scheduled at the start of each session. I do not bill insurance, but can provide you with a form to submit to your insurance company instructing them to send any reimbursements directly to you.

Upon scheduling your first session, I will email the initial paperwork to complete before you arrive. If you are unable to complete the forms before the first session, please arrive 15 minutes prior to our appointment time.

Office Location

2522 Plantation Center Dr. Suite B. Matthews, NC 28105
(across from the Brace YMCA)

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