Interview on WBTV’s On Your Side

Executive Director, Mary Gail Frawley-O’Dea, Ph.D., and Katie Boone, LPCA, NCC appeared on WBTV’s On Your Side Friday, August 9, 2019 to discuss mental health issues… Read More

Presby Psych a part of WSOC-TV Mental Health Special

On May 29, 2019, WSOC-TV aired a special on Mental Health entitled Charlotte’s Hidden Crisis in an effort to break down the stigma surrounding mental… Read More

Donate to Presby Psych by shopping on Amazon!

When shopping online at Amazon, visit  and choose Presbyterian Samaritan Counseling Center as your charity.  There is no cost to you and Amazon will donate a… Read More

Statutes of Limitations for Sexual Abuse Survivors

Our Executive Director and trauma specialist, Dr. Mary Gail Frawley-O’Dea, once again spoke about institutional sexual abuse on WSOC-TV on March 4, 2019.  North Carolina… Read More

Catholic abuse survivor speaks out

Our Executive Director, Dr. Mary Gail Frawley-O’Dea, is a nationally recognized expert on the sexual abuse of minors.  In 2002, she was the only psychologist… Read More

Executive Director Mary Gail Frawley-O’Dea, Ph.D. discusses clergy sexual abuse

Executive Director Mary Gail Frawley-O’Dea, Ph.D. was interviewed August 29th on Good Day Charlotte about the clergy sexual abuse crisis in the Catholic Church.  For over… Read More

Article of the Week: Not Talking about Mental Health is Literally Killing Men

Not Talking about Mental Health is Literally Killing Men. Read More

Med Ed comes to Charlotte

Presby Psych announces an important new service — Medical Education for Adults. Board member, W. Lee Fanning, MD, FACP, Board Certified in Internal Medicine and… Read More

Safety for Kids

SUMMER “SAFETY FOR KIDS” SERIES (2013) SUMMER SAFETY SERIES #1 of 8 Empowering Children to Feel Safer in a Sometimes Scary World Since July 20,… Read More


It Takes a Village By Amanda W. Jamison Psy.D. You may know the African proverb, “It takes a village to raise a child.” This adage… Read More


Gratitude By Catherine Carstarphen, M.A., M.Div., D.Min Chair, Integrative Health Treatment Team As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation… Read More


FORGIVENESS Tammie Lesesne, MA, LPC Many of us were raised with messages like “To err is human, to forgive divine” (Alexander Pope); “Forgiveness is the… Read More

Mourning Beyond the Loss

Mourning Beyond the Loss By Mary Gail Frawley-­‐O’Dea, Ph.D. Executive Director, Counseling Center Senior Licensed Psychologist, Psychoanalyst & Trauma Specialist Mourning is an essential aspect… Read More

Spiritually Integrated Psychotherapy

Spiritually Integrated Psychotherapy and the Search for the Sacred By Catherine Carstarphen, M.A., M.Div., D.Min. Spirituality is “hard-wired” into our nature as human beings. The… Read More

Career Counseling

Career Counseling by Tammie Lesesne, M.A., M.A.T., L.P.C. Over several decades of involvement in personnel issues and career counseling, I have some key observations and… Read More

The Psychology of Aging

Conscious Aging By Catherine Carstarphen, M.A, M.Div., D.Min. Candidate Div., D.Min. Candidate A 70-year-old friend showed me a picture of herself 20 years ago and… Read More