November 15th – Come to California Pizza Kitchen to Benefit Presby Psych

Presby Psych will be holding a fundraiser at California Pizza Kitchen at South Park Mall on Thursday, November 15, 2018.  Bring in this flyer and… Read More

Christmas Music and Your Health

Christmas Music and Your Health – Charryse Johnson, LPC appeared on Fox 46 Good Day Charlotte Friday, November 9, 2018 to discuss if playing Christmas music too early… Read More

Charryse Johnson, LPC on Fortnite addiction

Charryse Johnson, LPC appeared on Fox 46 Good Day Charlotte September 25, 2018 to discuss how to handle addiction to the Fortnite video game.  Click here… Read More

Charryse Johnson, LPC discusses bullying

Charryse Johnson, LPC  was interviewed August 30th on Good Day Charlotte on their Back to School segment on bullying.  Ms. Johnson discussed the prevalence of bullying… 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

Brandon Risher on WBTV News Discussing Anxiety

Brandon Risher, MA, LPA appears monthly on WBTV’s Saturday morning 7:30 news program where he discusses various mental health issues.  His last appearance focused on… Read More

Associate Director Brandon Risher talks about the murder of his grandmother at Mother Emmanuel Church

Almost three years ago, Brandon Risher, MA, LPA, Presby Psych Associate Director and psychologist, lost his grandmother, Ethel Lance, when she was shot as one… 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

LGBTQ & Questioning Youth

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, and Questioning (LGBTQ) Youth By Jennifer L. Kolb, LPCA, NCC For youth to truly thrive as individuals, they need to… Read More

Mindful Eating

What are you Hungry For? : The Art of Mindful Eating By Charryse Johnson MA Have you ever had a moment where you couldn’t decide… 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

Coping with Holiday Stress

Coping with Holiday Stress By Brandon Risher, MA, LPA, HSP-PA The holiday season can be a time of great stress and anxiety for many people.… 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

Marriage Wellness Checkup

Has Your Marriage Had Its Wellness Check Lately? Keeping Marriages Tuned Up Over Time By Brandon Risher, M.A., L.P.A.; Licensed Psychological Associate The everyday interactions… 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

Middle School Bullying: Preventing and Coping With It

Middle School Bullying: Preventing It & Coping with It by Brandon Risher, M.A. Bullying is defined as the use of superior strength or influence to… 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