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Leslie Petruk, MA, LPC, NCC

Leslie Petruk, MA, LPC, NCC

Verified Credentials

Counseling, Marriage & Family Therapy, Coaching

Age groups I work with: Children, Teens, Adults

"It is my goal to provide a supportive and safe environment for clients to address their concerns. Therefore, I strive to establish and maintain a therapeut..." read more

Charlotte, NC 28204

Leslie Petruk, MA, LPC, NCC Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 01027

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Jennifer Leddy LCSW

Jennifer Leddy LCSW

Verified Credentials

Clinical Social Work

Age groups I work with: Children, Teens, Adults

"Jennifer has been a Licensed Clinical Social Worker since 1997. Jennifer has spent many years providing psychotherapy in outpatient mental health settings ..." read more

Charlotte, NC 28226

Jennifer Leddy LCSW Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 07252

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George W. Bitar, Ph.D., LMFT

George W. Bitar, Ph.D., LMFT

Verified Credentials

Marriage & Family Therapy, Psychotherapy, Counseling

Age groups I work with: Teens, Adults

"I specialize in helping couples reconnect and heal their relationships using Gottman Method Couples Therapy, a science-based approach to healing. I also wo..." read more

Charlotte, NC 28209

George W. Bitar, Ph.D., LMFT Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 21551

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Olinda A. Smith, MA, LPC/I, LPCA

Olinda A. Smith, MA, LPC/I, LPCA

Verified Credentials

Counseling, Mental Health Counseling, Marriage & Family Therapy

Age groups I work with: Children, Teens, Adults, Elders

"Looking for counseling does not imply that you are weak or incapable of handling life issues on your own. Instead, I believe it shows great strength and co..." read more

Fort Mill, SC 29708

Charlotte, NC 28203

Olinda A. Smith, MA, LPC/I, LPCA Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 16069

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Tiffany Brown-Bush MS, LPC

Tiffany Brown-Bush MS, LPC

Verified Credentials

Mental Health Counseling, Coaching, Naturopathy

Age groups I work with: Teens, Adults

"My philosophy as a wellness practitioner is diverse. I am an Integrative Mental Health Therapist, Functional Nutritionist, and Hormone Practitioner. I help..." read more

Charlotte, NC 28269

Charlotte, NC 28269

Tiffany Brown-Bush MS, LPC Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 09126

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Jumana S. Scoggins, MA, NCC, LPC

Jumana S. Scoggins, MA, NCC, LPC

Verified Credentials

Counseling, Psychotherapy, Mental Health Counseling

Age groups I work with: Teens, Adults, Elders

"I work with clients collaboratively to reach resolution for the issues that bring them to therapy. I offer a confidential, non-judgmental, holistic approac..." read more

Charlotte, NC 28277

Jumana S. Scoggins, MA, NCC, LPC Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 15155

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Kaye Fulcher, MSW, LCSW

Kaye Fulcher, MSW, LCSW

Verified Credentials

Counseling, Psychotherapy, Clinical Social Work

Age groups I work with: Adults, Elders

"My approach to counseling and therapy is to help each individual understand their own inner parts -- those aspects of ourselves with their own ways of thin..." read more

Charlotte, NC 28203

Kaye Fulcher, MSW, LCSW Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 00940

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Lynne Beck, MA, LPC

Lynne Beck, MA, LPC

Verified Credentials

Counseling

Age groups I work with: Children, Teens, Adults, Elders

"People have the resources inside of them to reach their goals and desired happiness, but sometimes we don't have access to our inner resources and strength..." read more

Charlotte, NC 28203

Lynne Beck, MA, LPC Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 20023

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Kara A Konrad MS,LPC

Kara A Konrad MS,LPC

Verified Credentials

Mental Health Counseling, Marriage & Family Therapy

Age groups I work with: Children, Teens, Adults

"Hello! I enjoy working with a variety of clients, from children to families and adults. I have found that I work particularly well with individuals who hav..." read more

Charlotte, NC 28277

Kara A Konrad MS,LPC Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 12260

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Katie Rubin, M.A., LPC, NCC

Katie Rubin, M.A., LPC, NCC

Verified Credentials

Psychotherapy, Counselling, Mental Health Counseling

Age groups I work with: Teens, Adults, Elders

"There are times in which the capacity to tap into our innate wisdom and inner resources to understand, manage and resolve internal or external conflict is ..." read more

Charlotte, NC 28203

Katie Rubin, M.A., LPC, NCC Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 00938

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Charlotte is the county seat of Mecklenburg County and is home to 775,202 residents1. Situated between the Appalachian Mountains and the Atlantic Ocean, the city enjoys a relatively moderate climate, making it a favorite locale for year-round residents and retirees. Among the many historical and cultural attractions located here, the Nascar Hall of Fame is one of the most well-known. Aside from its entertainment value, the city also offers a variety of secondary education options. University City is located at the edge of the city and boasts the main campus of the University of North Carolina, Charlotte. The city itself has other university campuses, such as Wake Forest University, Duke University, and North Carolina Central University.

 

Mental Health Statistics
According to a Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration survey for 2002–2004, 10.1% of adult residents in western North Carolina, including Mecklenburg County, experienced severe psychological distress in the previous year. Of all area residents, 8.8% had used illicit drugs within a 30-day period between 2002 and 2004, 4.87% used pain relievers for nonmedical purposes, and nearly 2% reported having a substance abuse problem2. Homicide was the leading cause of death in 2011 for residents between the ages of 15 and 24. The same year, 19% of high school students reported having been bullied on school property, and 15% claimed to have attempted suicide one or more times within the year3.

 

The North Carolina Division of Mental Health, Developmental Disabilities, and Substance Abuse Services reported that 11,629 children and 12,794 adults were served by MeckLINK Behavioral Healthcare programs in the second quarter of 2012. Of all area residents receiving care from MeckLINK, 4% were admitted for short-term, psychiatric inpatient care4.

 

Mecklenburg LINKS Clients to Care
MeckLINK Behavioral Healthcare5 provides a comprehensive network of care for all area residents in need of mental health services so that they can achieve individual competence and psychological well-being. MeckLINK works with the community to empower individuals, families, and neighborhoods impacted by substance addiction, mental illness, or developmental challenges. MeckLINK provides services ranging from crisis and emergency care to individual counseling for those dealing with mental health problems. MeckLINK contracts with over 300 area providers to ensure clients’ needs are being met.

 

The Mecklenburg Health Department has developed programs aimed at young adult and adolescent males. Geared toward men between the ages of 13 and 28, the Male Involvement Program is an educational program delivered in 14 sessions that teaches young men how to improve their relationships, lives, communication, and goal-setting skills. The Males Place is designed to help younger men, between 10 and 24. It empowers young men by providing mentoring and support from middle school through high school and beyond. Issues that are addressed include anger management, teen pregnancy, fathering skills, male physical and mental health, and others. Special focus is given to teens through participation in opportunities like the Role Model All-Star Classic Contest, designed to inspire and motivate young men to achieve independence and become successful citizens. These programs offered through the county are just a few of the culturally diverse and comprehensive services that Mecklenburg area residents can take advantage of at no cost6.

 

1U.S. Department of Commerce, United States Census Bureau. (2013). State & County QuickFacts. Retrieved from http://quickfacts.census.gov/qfd/states/37/3712000.html

2Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. (2006). Substate Estimates from the 2002-2004 National Surveys on Drug Use and Health. Retrieved from http://www.samhsa.gov/data/substate2k6/substate.pdf

3Mecklenburg County Health Department Epidemiology Program and Mecklenburg Healthy Carolinians. (2012). 2012 State of the County Health Report: An Overview of Selected Health Indicators for Mecklenburg County Residents. Retrieved from http://charmeck.org/mecklenburg/county/HealthDepartment/HealthStatistics/Documents/2012%20SOTCH%20Report.pdf

4NC Division of Mental Health, Developmental Disabilities, and Substance Abuse Services. (2013). Appendices for Community Systems Progress Report: Third Quarter SFY 2012–2013. Retrieved from http://www.ncdhhs.gov/mhddsas/statspublications/Reports/DivisionInitiativeReports/communitysystems/2013/sfy13rpt-q3.pdf

5Mecklenburg County: MeckLINK Behavioral Healthcare. (2013). About MeckLINK. Retrieved from http://charmeck.org/mecklenburg/county/AreaMentalHealth/AboutUs/Pages/About%20MeckLINK.aspx

6Mecklenburg County: Health Department. (2013). The Males Place. Retrieved from http://charmeck.org/mecklenburg/county/HealthDepartment/CommunityHealthServices/MalesPlace/Pages/MalesPlaceInfo.aspx