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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 22, 2020 on WFAE. Dr. O’Dea joined Alexis… Read More

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 handle body image during quarantine. Ms. Griffin offered tips on… Read More

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, 2020 as part of a story on extroverts… Read More

Presby Psych recognized by Charlotte Agenda

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… Read More

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 published in The Charlotte Observer on March 7, 2020. The… Read More

Alcohol consumption on the rise during COVID-19

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… Read More

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 as part of their story on mental health resources available… Read More

Mental health of healthcare workers

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.… Read More

Healthcare workers face mental, physical challenges

Executive Director, Dr. Mary Gail Frawley-O’Dea was interviewed April 7, 2020 by Erica Bryant of WSOC-TV about the mental challenges currently faced by healthcare workers.… Read More

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 effects of the Coronavirus restrictions with anchor Brigida Mack… Read More

WSOC-TV COVID-19 Interview

Dr. Mary Gail Frawley-O’Dea, Executive Director, spoke with WSOC-TV’s Damany Lewis about the effects being experienced as a result of the COVID-19 restrictions.  Click here… Read More

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, 2020.  Dr. Frawley-O’Dea offered strategies for coping with… Read More

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 Jamie Boll about strategies for coping during the Coronavirus outbreak.… Read More

Inaugural EmbRACE Mental Health 5K Run & Fun Walk

Presbyterian Psychological Services’ Inaugural 5K Run & Fun Walk was held on Saturday, November 23, 2019 at Sycamore Brewery.   A fun time was had by all, in… Read More

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., CMPD Operational Psychologist about Presbyterian Psychological Services’ work with CMPD. … Read More

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 by WSOC-TV about Presbyterian Psychological Services’ work with CMPD.  Presby Psych’s 5K… Read More

Sign up for EmbRACE Mental Health 5K Run & Fun Walk!

Presbyterian Psychological Services is holding a 5K Run & Fun Walk on Saturday, November 23, 2019 at Sycamore Brewery.  Please find details about the race below. … Read More

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 part of a news story about a high school principal’s… Read More

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. Boone offered advice to parents of LGBTQ youth.  Watch the… Read More

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 https://amazonsmile.com  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

Community

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

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

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