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I am Kristen McClure the founder of this website charlotte- anxiety- and- depression- treatment .com as well kristen-mcclure-therapist.com and a local psychotherapist in Charlotte NC. I am dedicated to helping you overcome your challenges with anxiety and depression.
My first experiences in graduate school were working with women and the unique experiences that they faced in the world and how that impacted their mental health. As I have moved through my career, that has remained my focus and passion, and I have extended that interest to working with young women and teens. A population that I feel benefits extremely from support and help.
I began working as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in 1995 and went on to receive over 480 continuing education credits in treatment related topics since that point. I have also actively been working with clients for for those 24 years all of whom suffer from one form of depression or anxiety.
That's over 2 decades of caring for people with anxiety and depression
Now, as a psychotherapist, I'm excited to be providing you health information that may be able to help you take some steps to improve the way you think and feel and act. I also work with teens and parents in this same capacity.
I work hard to provide you with the latest, best, most accurate health information that can make the biggest difference in your life. Everything on this site is well researched and in most cases I will provided sources and documentation for you to cross reference evidenced based material if necessary.
I am committed to helping to provide you, through this site, with what I have learned, and continue to learn in my sessions and at conferences about anxiety and depression that may be useful to you.
Many of my clients are surprised to learn about how their thoughts on feelings are contributing to their anxiety, or how some small techniques of relating to their thoughts can really shift their perspective, or even how engaging in certain behaviors can diminish their anxiety or alleviate their depression.
I also try to keep this site current with what I learn at new conferences or reading current research which is one of my daily habits. All of this is free and for your to check out.
I grew up in a family that had both anxiety and depression like many of you did, without a lot of awareness of what it was or how to get help. I also see daily the impact and effects of our fractured mental health system. I am limited in my capacity to see clients and provide help and information to them, because I only have so many hours in a day. I truly believe many people can be helped by self help, and materials that they find online, and that we can use the internet for good.
About ten years ago, I created an online support community for therapists to connect, and also one for parents of children with mental health conditions. Almost everyone in this community is women. These have been tremendous resources of support and education.
Additionally, my first website helped many families get support and education when they had nowhere else to turn to get information. I am currently condensing these two websites and updating outdated research in the process.
I learned that websites can be used to help people struggling and so I put this one together.
The health care system can be fragmented and confusing and accessing good mental health providers and information can be a serious challenge.
My hope is to provide that to you here to the best of my ability and on an ongoing basis.
I am also a member of the National Association of Social Workers (NASW) and several years ago I ran the local chapter here in charlotte. I am a member of the the Association of contextual Behavioral Science (ACBS), Anxiety and Depression Association of America (ADAA) and the Attention Deficit Disorder Association (ADDA).Thanks for visiting! Feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org