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May 18, 2023 /

Nonprofit addressing police officer mental health

Presby Psych counselor Katie Boone says it’s the nature of first responders’ jobs that cause…

May 18, 2023 /

There when we’re needed Free counseling available for first responders

Officer Daniel Redford and Presby Psych therapist, Katie Boone, discuss mental health challenges within law…

May 17, 2023 /

CMPD sergeant to tell story of PTSD, finding help along the way

First responders recently have endured trying times, trying to keep people safe, especially police officers.…

May 17, 2023 /

Charlotte police officer breaks the silence and stigma around mental health

It’s not always easy to ask for help — especially when it comes to mental…

March 30, 2023 /

911 pickup times in Charlotte improve. But some callers are still left waiting.

Dan Redford, CMPD officer, president of the Charlotte Fraternal Order of Police, and Presby Psych…

March 15, 2023 /

Embrace Mental Health Breakfast

Join us at the second annual Embrace Mental Health Breakfast, on May 18th, 2023 at…

March 11, 2023 /

Charlotte Observer Op-Ed Featuring Presby Pych

When Hurricane Hugo roared through uptown Charlotte on Sept. 22, 1989, it blew my computer…

March 10, 2023 /

Adam’s Story

My name is Adam A. Meyers and I was a Police Officer in Wisconsin for…

February 8, 2023 /

THE BROKEN BLUE: Ex-CMPD cops say mental health issues affect them daily

With police nationwide struggling to fill open positions, several retired CMPD officers tell Queen City…

December 5, 2022 /

Some in the Carolinas say they would stop therapy if ‘virtual option’ wasn’t offered

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (QUEEN CITY NEWS) – In 2020, when the pandemic hit, more people began…

October 22, 2022 /

Local organization discusses mental health resources with young runners club at Charlotte brewery

Therapists from Presbyterian Psychological Services met with a young running club at Triple C Brewery…

October 11, 2022 /

Area nonprofits help promote mental health awareness

People show up to Wooden Robot Brewery to run, promote physical health, and talk with…

September 19, 2022 /

Mary Gail Frawley-O’Dea is honored with YMCA Central Carolinas Lifetime Advocate Women of Achievement Award

YWCA Central Carolinas has honored Presby Psych executive director Mary Gail Frawley- O’Dea, Ph.D. with…

June 13, 2022 /

A leader in therapy expects COVID and Uvalde to disturb Charlotte teachers for years to come

As the Charlotte Mecklenburg School system heads into summer break, conversations with two teachers from…

May 23, 2022 /

CMS teacher says he’s ‘fighting my way back to health’ amid new classroom challenges

As teacher, Justin Ashley, punches through depression, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools is finding ways to help its…

May 23, 2022 /

After pandemic trauma, Presby Psych offers free therapy for CMS teachers and staff

Teachers and other staff at Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools are about to join other local frontline workers…

May 18, 2022 /

Teacher uses his own struggles to advocate for fellow educators’ mental health

A Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools teacher is advocating for educators to protect their mental health after his…

May 18, 2022 /

CMS teacher who burned out now helping other educators live their best lives

One CMS teacher, who went through his own bout of depression, is now helping other…

May 13, 2022 /

Presby Pych Offers Free Counseling to CMS Employees

CMS is experiencing a wave of resignations and retirements this school year and some teachers…

March 10, 2022 /

Embrace Mental Health Breakfast 2022

Join us at the inaugural Embrace Mental Health Breakfast May 19th, 2022 at 7:30am! Supporters…

December 24, 2021 /

Support to grieving first responders

Executive Director Mary Gail Frawley-O’Dea describes how Presby Psych offers free and financially assisted grief…

December 10, 2021 /

Supportive counsel after suicide

Presby Psych therapist Patrick Collins offered supportive counsel to loved ones who lose family members…

November 24, 2021 /

embRACE 5K

Thanks to all for a wonderful turnout for Presby Psych’s second annual 5k and fun…

November 18, 2021 /

Raising money for first responders mental health resources

Presby Psych therapist Daniel Miles and police officer Dan Redford, VP of the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Fraternal…

August 20, 2021 /

Presby Psych offers free and financially assisted therapy to healthcare workers

Daniel Miles, M.Div., LCMHCA was interviewed on WSOC evening news, describing healthcare workers’ stress and…

August 1, 2021 /

embRACE Mental Health 5K Race

This year’s 5K Run and Fun Walk will be an out-and-back paved trail run at…

March 12, 2021 /

How more than 100 local artists created support for healthcare workers during COVID

An idea that was inspired by Mary Gail Frawley-O’Dea, executive director of Presbyterian Psychological Services, snowballed into…

February 15, 2021 /

Advice on how to brighten these gray days

Executive Director Mary Gail Frawley-O’Dea, Ph.D. shared advice with WSOC-TV’s Chief Meteorologist Steve Udelson on…

July 22, 2020 /

Local Healthcare Workers Share Their Daily Challenges in a COVID World

Executive Director Mary Gail Frawley-O’Dea, Ph.D. was a featured guest on Charlotte Talks with Mike Collins July…

May 29, 2020 /

Guidance on how to handle Body Image during Quarantine

Perry Griffin, M.Ed, LCMHCA spoke with WBTV’s QC@3 on May 29, 2020 about how to…

May 11, 2020 /

Rethinking Relationships in Isolation: The pandemic’s effect on extroverts

Patrick Collins, LCSW, LCAS was interviewed on WBTV On Your Side with Jamie Boll on May 11,…

May 8, 2020 /

Presby Psych recognized by Charlotte Agenda

Presbyterian Psychological Services received a shout-out from Charlotte Agenda (charlotteagenda.com) on Friday, May 8, 2020 for…

May 5, 2020 /

Alcohol consumption on the rise during COVID-19

Patrick Collins, LCSW, LCAS was interviewed by Jason Stoogenke of WSOC-TV on May 5, 2020…

April 29, 2020 /

Resources available for mental health of first responders and medical workers

On Wednesday, April 29, 2020, Dr. Mary Gail Frawley-O’Dea, Executive Director, was interviewed by WSOC-TV…

March 17, 2020 /

WSOC-TV COVID-19 Interview

Dr. Mary Gail Frawley-O’Dea, Executive Director, spoke with WSOC-TV’s Damany Lewis about the effects being…

March 17, 2020 /

Dr. Frawley-O’Dea appears on Fox 46 Good Day Charlotte

Fox 46 Good Day Charlotte invited Executive Director, Dr. Mary Gail Frawley-O’Dea, to discuss the psychological…

March 16, 2020 /

On Your Side Tonight with Jamie Boll interview

Executive Director Mary Gail Frawley-O’Dea, Ph.D. was interviewed March 16th on On Your Side Tonight with…

March 16, 2020 /

Dr. Frawley-O’Dea interviewed by Fox 46 News

Fox 46 News reporter Morgan Frances interviewed Dr. Mary Gail Frawley-O’Dea, Executive Director on Monday, March 16,…

March 7, 2020 /

The Lasting Toll on our COVID-19 Heroes

An article written by Mary Gail Frawley-O’Dea, Ph.D., Executive Director of Presbyterian Psychological Services was…

November 23, 2019 /

Presby Psych’s work with CMPD highlighted in WSOC-TV interview

Executive Director Mary Gail Frawley-O’Dea, Ph.D., and David Englert, Ph.D., CMPD Operational Psychologist were interviewed…

November 23, 2019 /

Fox 46 interview regarding Presby Psych’s work with CMPD

Fox 46’s Brien Blakely interviewed Executive Director Mary Gail Frawley-O’Dea, Ph.D., and David Englert, Ph.D.,…

August 29, 2019 /

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…

August 19, 2019 /

Mary Gail Frawley-O’Dea, Ph.D. interviewed by WBTV

Executive Director, Mary Gail Frawley-O’Dea, Ph.D. was interviewed by WBTV News on Monday, August 19th as…

August 16, 2019 /

Katie Boone on Fox 46 Good Day Charlotte

Katie Boone, LPCA, NCC appeared on Fox 46’s Good Day Charlotte Friday morning, August 16th.  Ms.…

August 9, 2019 /

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,…

May 29, 2019 /

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…

May 28, 2019 /

Donate to Presby Psych by shopping on Amazon!

When shopping online at Amazon, visit https://amazonsmile.com  and choose Presbyterian Samaritan Counseling Center as your charity.  There is…

March 4, 2019 /

Statutes of Limitations for Sexual Abuse Survivors

Our Executive Director and trauma specialist, Dr. Mary Gail Frawley-O’Dea, once again spoke about institutional…

February 27, 2019 /

Catholic abuse survivor speaks out

Our Executive Director, Dr. Mary Gail Frawley-O’Dea, is a nationally recognized expert on the sexual…

May 21, 2018 /

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

Not Talking about Mental Health is Literally Killing Men.

December 18, 2017 /

Safety for Kids

SUMMER “SAFETY FOR KIDS” SERIES (2013) SUMMER SAFETY SERIES #1 of 8 Empowering Children to…

May 10, 2017 /


It Takes a Village By Amanda W. Jamison Psy.D. You may know the African proverb,…

November 21, 2016 /


By Catherine Carstarphen, M.A., M.Div., D.Min Chair, Integrative Health Treatment Team As we express our…

November 18, 2015 /


FORGIVENESS Tammie Lesesne, MA, LPC Many of us were raised with messages like “To err…

October 24, 2015 /

Mourning Beyond the Loss

By Mary Gail Frawley-­‐O’Dea, Ph.D. Executive Director, Counseling Center Senior Licensed Psychologist, Psychoanalyst & Trauma…

August 19, 2015 /

Spiritually Integrated Psychotherapy

Spiritually Integrated Psychotherapy and the Search for the Sacred By Catherine Carstarphen, M.A., M.Div., D.Min.…

July 16, 2014 /

Career Counseling

Career Counseling by Tammie Lesesne, M.A., M.A.T., L.P.C. Over several decades of involvement in personnel…

February 10, 2014 /

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…

February 15, 2012 /

Healthcare workers surprised with art as a way to say thank you

WCNC Charlotte’s Chloe Leshner reported that many working on the front lines of the pandemic…