Here to listen to you!

Cates Counseling and Consulting PLLC offers comprehensive mental health and life coaching services to individuals, families, teens and groups. I provide counseling in a calm, safe and fun environment where you are free to work through your current life stressors without judgment and shame, while striving to achieve your goals.
Charlotte Family Therapy

Family Therapy

Your home is supposed to be the place where you take refuge after facing the world, and your family should be the people who support and care for you. Sadly, for many families this is not the case, when home relationships are filled with stress, accusations, and conflict. When you come to us, we work with each person as an individual and with your family as a whole, offering the skills and understanding everyone needs to resolve conflicts both in and out of our office.

Charlotte Individual Therapy

Individual Therapy

Every person is different, and every person faces his or her own unique challenges. In Nzinga Cates' individual counseling sessions, we work one-on-one with you to overcome your obstacles with practical guidance and solutions that work. You may be surprised to discover that you have many good and exciting opportunities before you, and the strength and sense inside you to navigate these paths towards a bright future.

Charlotte Online Counseling

Online Counseling

Online Counseling is a new, up and coming way of providing individuals with therapy through emails, phone calls, or video conferencing. Nzinga provides a safe and confidential online system to help people dealing with anxiety, depression or basic consultation about life (relationships, work, etc). They are currently $60/session.

Charlotte Eating Disorders

Eating Disorders

Are you struggling with a eating disorder? We will help you get to the root of your issue. We will talk about what is causing it and work on a plan to help you control the disorder.

Charlotte Premarital/Marital Counseling

Premarital/Marital Counseling

No loving couple plans for divorce, but without a solid ground of communication and understanding, the odds of a future split become much more likely. That's why it's a smart move for you and your future spouse to enroll in our premarital couples counseling class. We will equip you both with effective communication skills, help you understand one another's goals for your marriage, and show you how to resolve conflicts that many marriages fall into.

Charlotte Couples Counseling

Couples Counseling

No matter how happy your relationship may have been once, disaster can still strike any couple, throwing it all in jeopardy. Before you give it all up, come together to Cates Counseling and Consulting, and meet with Nzinga. Together with your partner, we will offer a fresh perspective your relationship, and work with you towards potential solutions, with the ultimate goal of helping both partners grow nurturing, supportive, and loving of one another.

Charlotte Teen Counseling

Teen Counseling

Growing up is hard, and troubles like academics, bullies, losing friends, moving, body image, conflict with parents or other family members, or grief can turn childhood from a time of joy into a time of trials and hardships. If your child struggles with these or any other concerns, bring them to our patient and caring children and teen counseling sessions. Our goal is to help them overcome their struggles, while providing them the skills they need to succeed long into the future.

Charlotte Narcissistic Abuse

Narcissistic Abuse

Narcissistic abuse is “Psychological violence that includes verbal and emotional abuse, toxic projection, stonewalling, sabotage, smear campaigns, triangulation along with a plethora of other forms of coercion and control. It is also displayed when parents require the child to give up their own wants and feelings in order to serve the parent's needs for esteem.” Many victims struggle with symptoms of PTSD as a result of this abuse. Cates Counseling and Consulting is here to help you build self esteem and guide you in finding yourself.

Payment Options

Insurances:
Aetna, Anthem, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Carolina Behavioral Health Alliance, Compsych, Coventry, E4 Health, United Behavioral Healthcare/Optum Behavioral Health, and Magellan

Private Pay $125 per session, Cash, Health Savings Accounts, MasterCard/Visa