We are providing teletherapy during the COVID-19 restrictions and would be pleased to welcome new clients. Please call 704-554-9900 for more information.


WCNC Charlotte’s Chloe Leshner reported that many working on the front lines of the pandemic are experiencing anxiety, depression and burnout. Local artists have come together to help. Watch the video here. Presbyterian Psychological Services is assisting by offering free mental health services for healthcare workers.

Executive Director Mary Gail Frawley-O’Dea, Ph.D. shared advice with WSOC-TV’s Chief Meteorologist Steve Udelson on how to deal with all the dreary weather we have been having lately. Watch the video here.

Executive Director Mary Gail Frawley-O’Dea, Ph.D. was a featured guest on Charlotte Talks with Mike Collins July 22, 2020 on WFAE. Dr. O’Dea joined Alexis Smith, MD, Novant Health, and Edward Kim, MD, Levine Cancer Institute, in a discussion of the emotional toll facing healthcare workers. Dr. O’Dea offered coping tips and help available, including Presby Psych’s offer of free therapy for healthcare workers. Listen to the broadcast here.

Perry Griffin, M.Ed, LCMHCA spoke with WBTV’s QC@3 on May 29, 2020 about how to handle body image during quarantine. Ms. Griffin offered tips on what to do if you are struggling with body image. Watch the full interview here.

Patrick Collins, LCSW, LCAS was interviewed on WBTV On Your Side with Jamie Boll on May 11, 2020 as part of a story on extroverts trying to cope with isolation during the virus restrictions. Watch the full interview here.

Presbyterian Psychological Services received a shout-out from Charlotte Agenda (charlotteagenda.com) on Friday, May 8, 2020 for offering free therapy to healthcare workers:

Charlottean: Dr. Mary Gail Frawley-O’Dea, executive director Presbyterian Psychological Services, for offering three free therapy sessions to health care workers, first responders, and other people on the front lines. The veteran therapist specializes in treating survivors of sexual abuse and other trauma. She was also a therapist based in New York City during 9/11. 

An article written by Mary Gail Frawley-O’Dea, Ph.D., Executive Director of Presbyterian Psychological Services was published in The Charlotte Observer on March 7, 2020. The article details the lasting toll the coronavirus pandemic will take on healthcare workers. Dr. Frawley-O’Dea also offers coping strategies healthcare workers can use to take care of their own mental health. Read the article here.

Patrick Collins, LCSW, LCAS was interviewed by Jason Stoogenke of WSOC-TV on May 5, 2020 in a story about the rise in alcohol consumption during COVID-19. Watch the full story here.

On Wednesday, April 29, 2020, Dr. Mary Gail Frawley-O’Dea, Executive Director, was interviewed by WSOC-TV as part of their story on mental health resources available for medical workers. Presbyterian Psychological Services is offering three free sessions to healthcare workers to support them during the COVID-19 crisis. Watch the full story here.

Dr. Mary Gail Frawley-O’Dea joined Good Day Charlotte on April 20, 2020 to talk about the mental health of healthcare workers during the Coronavirus Outbreak. Watch the full interview here.