Matthew S. Burgess Leary, Ph.D.

Matthew S. Burgess Leary, Ph.D.

Professions: Psychology
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: Licensed Psychologist, Health Services Provider - 3953
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1-800-651-8085 ext. 06039
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1811 Sardis Road North, Suite 207
Charlotte, North Carolina 28270 - United States
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I help people change through developing a greater awareness for all of themselves, which allows them greater resources to deal with the struggles that they are experiencing. As they develop greater awareness of themselves, including their wants, needs, emotions, and ways of relating to others, people tend to develop a wider range of choices in their lives. They learn to recognize what they do that keeps them from being their best selves. They also learn to tap into and use their own internal wisdom to help guide their choices, developing a greater authenticity in their lives. In relationships, couples and families develop greater intimacy and ability to use conflict to further their relationship through their greater awareness of themselves and their other family members. People I work with also learn with guidance and coaching to experiment with new ways of being with themselves and others in the world, which furthers their growth and development into more happy, fulfilled human beings.

I have a deep respect for my own humanity and the humanity of others. I am honored and humbled by the courage and spirit of the people I work with and the struggles they face. I feel privileged to help people come to terms with pain, face challenges, and change their lives.

Email or Call Matthew S. Burgess Leary, Ph.D. at 1-800-651-8085 ext. 06039

More Info About My Practice

Most major insurances accepted

Specific Issue(s) I'm Skilled at Helping With

I work with a wide range of issues, but I feel particularly adept at helping people struggling with relationships, especially couples, parent-child, and whole family relationships. I have a deep respect for the complexity of relationships and the ways cultural context, life stress, family of origin issues, and conscious and unconscious needs can affect how family members interact. From both my training and my own life experience, I understand how people can experience deep joy, deep acceptance, and deep pain in relationships. I am passionate about helping people change their relationships to make room for more love, joy, and acceptance, while managing and growing from the necessary tensions and conflict that occurs in intimate relationships.

Services I Provide

  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Marriage, Couples, or Relationship Counseling
  • Family Therapy
  • Group Therapy
  • Consultation
  • Clinical Supervision

Ages I Work With

  • Children
  • Teens
  • Adults
  • Elders


  • English

Groups I Work With

    Parenting issues;
    Family conflict and adjustment;
    Adjustment to divorce and co-parenting;
    Depression, anxiety, anger management, and oppositional behavior in children, adolescents, and adults;
    Grief & loss;
    Coping with life transitions;
    and Emotional awareness and management

Client Concerns Within Your Scope of Practice

  • Abandonment
  • Abuse / Abuse Survivor Issues
  • Academic Concerns
  • Addictions and Compulsions
  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Adoption / Reunion Issues
  • Aggression and Violence
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Attachment Issues
  • Bipolar
  • Blended Family Issues
  • Caregiver Issues / Stress
  • Child and/or Adolescent Issues
  • Communication Problems
  • Compulsive Spending / Shopping
  • Control Issues
  • Creative Blocks
  • Depression
  • Divorce / Divorce Adjustment
  • Drug and Alcohol Addiction
  • Emotional Abuse
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Emotional Overwhelm
  • Emptiness
  • Family of Origin Issues
  • Family Problems
  • Fear
  • Forgiveness
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Helplessness / Victimhood
  • Identity Issues
  • Inadequacy
  • Inattention, Impulsivity, and Hyperactivity (ADHD)
  • Individuation
  • Infidelity / Affair Recovery
  • Irritability
  • Isolation
  • Learning Difficulties
  • Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance
  • Men's Issues
  • Midlife Crisis / Midlife Transition
  • Mood Swings / Mood Disturbance
  • Multicultural Concerns
  • Obsessions and Compulsions (OCD)
  • Oppositional and Defiant Behavior in Children and Teen
  • Parenting
  • Phobias
  • Physical Abuse
  • Post Partum Depression
  • Post Traumatic Stress / Trauma
  • Pre-Marital Counseling
  • Pregnancy and Birthing
  • Prejudice / Discrimination
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • Self-Care
  • Self-Confidence
  • Self-Criticism
  • Self-Doubt
  • Self-Esteem
  • Self-Harm
  • Self-Love
  • Sensitivity to Criticism
  • Sexual Assault / Abuse
  • Shame
  • Social Anxiety / Phobia
  • Stress
  • Suicidal Ideation and Behavior
  • Suspiciousness / Paranoia
  • Trust Issues
  • Values Clarification
  • Women's Issues
  • Worry
  • Worthlessness

Types of Therapy

  • Anger Management
  • Depth Therapy
  • Emotion Focused Couples Therapy
  • Emotion Focused Therapy
  • Existential Psychotherapy
  • Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing
  • Family Systems Therapy
  • Focusing
  • Gestalt Therapy
  • Humanistic Psychology
  • Integration of different therapy models
  • Interpersonal Psychotherapy
  • Mindfulness Based Interventions
  • Parent Work
  • Person Centered / Rogerian
  • Play Therapy
  • Pragmatic / Experiential Therapy for Couples
  • Process Oriented Psychology
  • Psychodynamic
  • Systems Theory /Therapy

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