Nona Patterson,PhD

Licensed Psychologist

Welcome

 

Nona Patterson, Ph,.D. is a clinical psychologist with over 30 years experience helping adults and adolescents resolve problems, improve relationships and achieve important life goals. Dr. Patterson has worked with a wide range of issues. Her areas of special interest include working with individuals undergoing emotional distress (depression, anxiety, fear and anger), relationship difficulties (getting along with spouse, family, friends or co-workers), adjustment to a change in one's life (loss of a loved one, separation/divorce, change in health status or work) and individuals recovering from narcissistic relationships (parents/partner)

She works with clients to identify goals that will help them to better their lives by improving their personal relationships, including their relationship with themselves, managing anxiety and/or depression and developing effective coping skills. She helps clients make meaningful values directed behavior changes for overall improved life satisfaction.

Dr. Patterson earned her doctorate in Clinical Psychology at the California School of Professional Psychology. She completed her doctoral internship at Broughton State Hospital/Cleveland County Mental Health Center. Her office will be conveniently located in the Southpark area. 

  • Anxiety

    • Panic Disorder
    • Generalized Anxiety Disorder

    • Stress management

  • Depression

    • Situational Depression

    • Major Depression

    • Chronic Depression

  • Insomnia – CBT-I

  • Anger Management

    • Communication skills

    • Emotion regulation skills

  • Life Transitions - for example

    • Relationship Transitions

      • break ups

      • marriage

      • divorce

      • parenting

      • aging parents

      • loss/grief

    • Moving

    • School/Career transitions

      • going/returning to college

      • leaving/starting a job

      • starting a new career

      • returning to school

  • Personal Growth

    • Understanding impact of earlier experiences on present life

    • Self compassion

    • Forgiveness:  Self & other

    • Assertiveness

    • Letting go of

      • the inner critic

      • shame

      • guilt

      • regret

Treatment Specialties

Services

  • Individual Therapy
    • Adults
    • Adolescence 16+
    • Seniors 65+
  • Telehealth Services
    • Video Conferencing though through secure HIPAA compliant platforms

Treatment Approach

  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Cognitive Behavior Therapy for Insomnia (CPT-I)
  • Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT)

Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT)

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) gets it name from one of its core messages: to accept what is out of your personal control, while committing to do whatever you can do to improve your quality of life. The aim of ACT is to help people create a rich full and meaningful life, while effectively handling the pain and stress that life inevitably brings. It does this by: a) teaching you psychological skills to deal with your painful thoughts and feelings effectively — in such a way that they have much less impact and influence over you, and b) helping you to clarify what is truly important and meaningful to you (your values). You then use this knowledge to guide, inspire and motivate you to change your life for the better. This is a scientifically proven model that has been shown to be effective with a wide range of issues, such as depression, anxiety, stress, drug addiction, schizophrenia, anorexia, and many others.
 
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Contact Me

Dr. Patterson's office is conveniently located in the Southpark area of Charlotte, NC.

5970 Fairview Road, Ste 412

Charlotte, NC   28210

Tel: 704-366-3400
E-mail: drnlpatterson@mac.com

 

Nona Patterson, Ph.D., Licensed Psychologist    5970 Fairview Road, Ste 412           Charlotte, NC   28210               

704-366-3400         DrNLpatterson@mac.com