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1,687 people sought therapy for men help in North Carolina in the last year

Discover how starting therapy for men therapy can support your own journey toward a happier, more fulfilling life.

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My goal is to provide an empathetic, open, and non-judgmental space for you to explore symptoms and stressors and work with you to change the things y... My goal is to provide an empathetic, open, and non-judgmental space for you to explore symptoms and stressors and work with you to change the things you want and improve in any and all areas, leading to a happier you. Read more

Starting Therapy for men

What is Therapy for men?

Therapy for men maintains a focus on the emotional and mental impacts of being a man in society, dealing with issues like the pressures of toxic masculinity and the traditional familial roles of men, among others. Thriveworks Charlotte therapists who specialize in treating men work to create a safe space for them to emote and care for their mental well-being without fear of judgment.

How does Therapy for men work?

Therapy for men has many aspects of traditional psychotherapy, but also maintains a clear person-centered and humanistic approach. Thriveworks Charlotte therapists will work with men to reach their therapy goals through self-reflection and introspection—uncovering specific emotional, behavioral, and mental patterns that are having a negative effect or are inhibiting personal growth and slowly working to change them over time.

Is Therapy for men conducted in person or online?

Therapy for men at Thriveworks is conducted both in person and online by video. We encourage you to choose the option that works best for you.

How long does Therapy for men last?

Therapy for men can last for a few months or occur over the course of years, often continuing until the client feels that their goals are met and their desired growth has been achieved. However, it will likely last at least five months, as that is the average amount of time it takes for the therapeutic process to take effect and bring about lasting change.

Need more help deciding?

There are many misconceptions surrounding mental health and mental illness. Take for example: “Those struggling with their mental health can simply snap out of it,” or “Therapy and self-care are a waste of time.” Both of these claims are false, as are many other beliefs about mental health—of which often involve men.

Unfortunately, our society endorses the idea that men don’t have feelings, or they at least can’t talk about them—instead, they should deal with them alone, without any assistance or support. In reality, however, every single one of us experiences difficult feelings and could benefit from a little guidance and compassion. In fact, with a little guidance and care, we can reach an optimal state of being—we can thrive in a happy, healthy life.

“No man has the right to dictate what other men should perceive, create, or produce, but all should be encouraged to reveal themselves, their perceptions and emotions, and to build confidence in the creative spirit.” –Ansel Adams

This is the Thriveworks philosophy in a nutshell: everyone—and that includes men—can benefit from partnering up with a skilled mental health professional. In doing so, we can better understand, address, and manage our emotions; we can take better care of our mental health; and we can shatter the limits that we’ve created for ourselves. Ultimately, we can learn to live our very best lives. Does this sound like something you’re interested in? The counselors and therapists at Thriveworks South Charlotte want to give you the care you deserve, and they’ll help you work through whatever issues you may be dealing with.

How Can I Benefit from Counseling?

Are you a guy whose thought about seeking mental health care, but always talked yourself out of it? Do you still wonder, to this day, just how counseling or therapy could benefit you? Whatever challenge you are facing, a counselor or therapist at Thriveworks South Charlotte can help you find a solution. Here are a few things you could gain from working with one of our providers:

  1. A skilled, compassionate professional who truly cares about your wellbeing.
  2. Tools that will help you better handle problems in your life as they arise.
  3. A better understanding of what makes you happy and what doesn’t.
  4. Confidentiality, acceptance, and understanding.

What Does Counseling for Men’s Issues Look Like?

Often, men grow up thinking that to show emotions is to show weakness. However, this is just not the case. Instead, opening up about our emotions shows great strength—additionally, holding in those feelings will only make the emotional turmoil worse. Here at Thriveworks, we hope to make a difference in the lives of men struggling to open up about their feelings or the issues they deal with every day. These issues might include…

  • Relationship problems
  • Depression or anxiety
  • Anger management
  • Poor communication skills
  • Managing emotions
  • Addiction or substance abuse

This is not a comprehensive list, but a short glimpse of what our counselors and therapists can help you address. Whatever the case is, our counselors will utilize their knowledge, skills, and experience to help you break through those obstacles. Having doubts? Let us prove to you that counseling for men works!

Get Started with Counseling at Thriveworks South Charlotte Today

Are you struggling with a mental illness that threatens to tear your life to shreds? Are your relationships falling apart? Do you need someone to talk to who isn’t a family member or friend? Consider consulting one of our counselors or therapists at Thriveworks South Charlotte. Our providers know and understand that men struggle too—often with unique issues, of which might be rooted in the many misconceptions out there about mental health. In any case, they can provide you with the guidance you’re searching for.

To get started at Thriveworks South Charlotte, all you have to do is call (704) 969-2597. A scheduling specialist will greet you and assist you with setting up an appointment—you might even meet your counselor within 24 hours of booking! Many of our clients do, as part of our mission to deliver quality mental health care. We can’t wait to hear from you and look forward to meeting with you soon!

Pricing & insurance

Our therapists accept most major insurances. We cover 180 million Americans – and offer self-pay options, too.
Learn more about pricing for therapy and counseling services at Thriveworks.

Our Charlotte therapists and counselors accept 25 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina | BCBS

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card)

  • Carelon

  • Caresource

  • Carolina Behavioral Health Alliance (CBHA)

  • Cigna | Evernorth

  • Cigna | Evernorth EAP

  • Cigna | Evernorth Medicare Advantage

  • Compsych

  • First Health Network

  • Humana Exchange

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Self-pay costs at Charlotte
Talk therapy

Talk therapy

Includes individual, couples, child/ teen, & family therapy

First session

$1

Ongoing sessions

$1

Talk therapy

Psychiatry

Includes reducing symptoms with medication & management

First session

$1

Ongoing sessions

$1

Hear from our clients

5.0 Thriveworks Charlotte reviews are collected through Thriveworks.com.
★★★★★
Dr. Patricia will be an awesome addition to the Thriveworks team. I have worked alongside Dr. Patricia is several different settings and in all of them she represents the agency with a professional posture. Her strength comes from the value, integrity and dignity with which she gives to her work - Congratulations to Thriveworks!
Read more Dr. Patricia will be an awesome addition to the Thriveworks team. I have worked alongside Dr. Patricia is several different settings and in all of them she represents the agency with a professional posture. Her strength comes from the value, integrity and dignity with which she gives to her work - Congratulations to Thriveworks!
Charlotte Sep 2022
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★★★★★
It is obvious from working with Dr. Patricia Krikorian that counseling is not a career for her as much as it is a calling. She is compassionate, professional, non-judgmental, and supportive. Her ability to get to the root of the problem and provide helpful and personal counseling solutions is a testament to her years of counseling experience. I highly recommend Dr. Krikorian!! She is passionate about helping others!
Read more It is obvious from working with Dr. Patricia Krikorian that counseling is not a career for her as much as it is a calling. She is compassionate, professional, non-judgmental, and supportive. Her ability to get to the root of the problem and provide helpful and personal counseling solutions is a testament to her years of counseling experience. I highly recommend Dr. Krikorian!! She is passionate about helping others!
Charlotte Sep 2022
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★★★★★
I have known Dr. Patricia (Dr. Pat) for over 8 years and she has over 25+ years of experience in dealing with youth and adults in various clinical settings. Dr. Patrica is culturally and professionally competent in Counseling, Therapy, Addictions, Teaching, and Clinical Social Work as well as knowing how to deliver services to all ethnicities. Dr. Patricia uses various Therapy modalities such as Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), Psychodynamic, Family, Group, Individual, behavioral, Marriage and family therapy, and DBT, where she incorporates mindfulness, self-awareness, emotion regulation, and interpersonal communication into one's treatment plan. Dr. Patricia is the BEST!!!!
Read more I have known Dr. Patricia (Dr. Pat) for over 8 years and she has over 25+ years of experience in dealing with youth and adults in various clinical settings. Dr. Patrica is culturally and professionally competent in Counseling, Therapy, Addictions, Teaching, and Clinical Social Work as well as knowing how to deliver services to all ethnicities. Dr. Patricia uses various Therapy modalities such as Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), Psychodynamic, Family, Group, Individual, behavioral, Marriage and family therapy, and DBT, where she incorporates mindfulness, self-awareness, emotion regulation, and interpersonal communication into one's treatment plan. Dr. Patricia is the BEST!!!!
Charlotte Aug 2022
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★★★★★
Dr. Krikorian is a great and wonderful person that I've been blessed to have known her for over 3 years. In that short amount of time, she has been honest, kind, sharing, and compassionate about others. She is a great addition!
Read more Dr. Krikorian is a great and wonderful person that I've been blessed to have known her for over 3 years. In that short amount of time, she has been honest, kind, sharing, and compassionate about others. She is a great addition!
Charlotte Aug 2022
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★★★★★
Professionalism in a way that is teachable. Dr. Patricia Krikorian can teach or assist through any situation for both Singles and Families. She is kind and compassionate about others.
Read more Professionalism in a way that is teachable. Dr. Patricia Krikorian can teach or assist through any situation for both Singles and Families. She is kind and compassionate about others.
Charlotte Aug 2022
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★★★★★
You've got a winner in Dr. Patricia Krikorian. I have known her for years as my internship director, supervisor and ultimately mentor. She has guided me all the way and continues to do so with care and compassion. She is an expert in the mental health field and operates in excellence. She thoroughly enjoys what she does and results is her goal.
Read more You've got a winner in Dr. Patricia Krikorian. I have known her for years as my internship director, supervisor and ultimately mentor. She has guided me all the way and continues to do so with care and compassion. She is an expert in the mental health field and operates in excellence. She thoroughly enjoys what she does and results is her goal.
Charlotte Aug 2022
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★★★★★
I just wanted to say that Dr. Patricia Krikorian is a gem! She was my college professor and taught my Counseling class. She required us to be students of excellence because she is a woman of excellence. She passionately cares about helping anyone who needs guidance on how to navigate through life difficulties. She has many years of experience in her craft and takes pride in helping many throughout her career. She is by no means a novice and is well-respected by me and others.
Read more I just wanted to say that Dr. Patricia Krikorian is a gem! She was my college professor and taught my Counseling class. She required us to be students of excellence because she is a woman of excellence. She passionately cares about helping anyone who needs guidance on how to navigate through life difficulties. She has many years of experience in her craft and takes pride in helping many throughout her career. She is by no means a novice and is well-respected by me and others.
Charlotte Aug 2022
Review left on Thriveworks.com
★★★★★
Congratulations to Thriveworks for adding Dr. Patricia Krikorian to their TEAM! I have known Patricia for many years in various clinical settings and not only does she have the education and expertise to support clients, but the style and grace to put them at ease. She will make a great addition to the Thriveworks family!
Read more Congratulations to Thriveworks for adding Dr. Patricia Krikorian to their TEAM! I have known Patricia for many years in various clinical settings and not only does she have the education and expertise to support clients, but the style and grace to put them at ease. She will make a great addition to the Thriveworks family!
Charlotte Aug 2022
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Where to find us

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Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Charlotte is located in the Belle Grove Business Center off of Springbank Ln, near the intersection of Providence Rd. and Pineville-Matthews Rd. We’re surrounded by several other health facilities, including Family Spine Center, Kleinheinz Dentistry, Signature Wellness, Vascular Solutions, and Clark Pediatric Dentistry.

Phone number

(704) 325-5881

Languages spoken by NC providers

  • English
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