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…Meet Our Therapists in Davidson

We Accept Most Major Insurance

Aetna
Anthem
Beacon
BlueCross and BlueShield ( only federal, state, not local or value plans.)
Cigna
ComPsych
Coventry
Empire BlueCross BlueShield
Health Choice
Humana
Magellan
MedCost
Medicaid
Medicare
Military OneSource
Optum
TRICARE
UMR
UnitedHealthcare – except medicare addition
EAPS
Out of Network

OUR TEAM OF THERAPISTS

Our team is one of the most highly trained in the area. While most therapists are credentialed as MS, MA, MSW or LCSW (requiring only 4-6 years of training), we take pride in the fact that our team is made up of many Doctors, Psy.Ds or PhDs (meaning 8-10 years of experience). Our extensive experience means that we can handle the conditions from the most challenging to the struggles typical of modern life.

DR. BRENDA ALLOWAY, PhD, JD

Experience: President and Founder of the Center for Personal Growth, holds a Doctorate and Masters in Counseling Psychology. She is a Licensed Psychologist with over 30 years of experience helping individuals and organizations solve problems.

Specialties: I enjoy working with individuals, couples, and families. My goal is to help my clients improve their moods as well as their relationships with others. 

Approach to Therapy: I find that helping my clients develop insight into why they do what they do helps them immensely. You can’t change what you don’t acknowledge! I work relentlessly to ensure that my clients obtain their goals for a lifetime of satisfaction, happiness, fulfillment and success.

Personal Interests: I love being a business owner and I love being a Mom to my little munchkins, Max and Mason. For fun, I enjoy fitness and travel.

Karen Haake, LMHC, NCC

Experience: I am a licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor with a Master’s of Arts in Counseling and am a National Certified Counselor. I have over twenty-five years’ experience working with children, adolescents, teens and their families. I was a teacher for over twelve years and later a school guidance counselor.

Specialties: I work with children and teens on the Autism Spectrum.  I also work with the geriatric population. As well as any clients who are experiencing depression, PTSD, anxiety, or anger management struggles.

Approach to therapy: I know that Cognitive Behavioral Therapy helps people change the thoughts that often create anxiety, depression, hopelessness, anger, and other dysfunctions. A change in our thinking can reset the wiring in the brain, increasing overall functioning. 

Personal interests: Reading, exercising, gardening, and being with my family and friends.

“What a great place. It has really helped someone I care about.”

N.M. • Client

“Karen Haake is extremely realistic, enthusiastic, and understanding as she assists clients in personally growing emotionally, mentally, and intellectually. We simply love and respect her for helping us through some difficult times! Karen is very knowledgeable and has the wisdom to guide others through difficulties of daily life and making good decisions. Thank you so very much Karen for making our lives better!”

Google Review

“Dr. Alloway has qualities I look for in a counselor. She’s a good listener and very empathetic. Her practice is top notch. Highly recommended.”

M.R. • CLIENT, Your Content Goes Here

WE OFFER A WIDE RANGE OF THERAPY

MENTAL HEALTH CONDITIONS

Our psychologists will work with you to provide the treatment you need to address the conditions inhibiting your ability to behave or feel in constructive ways.

FAMILY THERAPY

We work with families to help them communicate constructively and uncover underlying issues preventing them from resolving conflicts and relating better.

COUPLES THERAPY

Our therapists and counselors guide couples in constructive communication skills, emotional intimacy, and skills to help solidify and strengthen their relationship.

COGNITIVE-BEHAVIORAL THERAPY

We offer CBT to help treat panic disorder, phobias, social anxiety disorder, generalized anxiety disorder, and more.

Psych Evals

PSYCHOLOGICAL EVALUATIONS

We provide psych evals and assessments in order to properly diagnose conditions (i.e. depression, anxiety, etc.)  that may be inhibiting constructive behaviors.

TELETHERAPY

We’ll do our part to ensure your busy life or conditions don’t prevent you from receiving the treatment you need to move forward. Available online and by phone.

We Provide Therapy and Counseling Services to the Lake Norman Area, Out of Our Office in Davidson, NC

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Plus Virtual Counseling Across North Carolina

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Many of the cheaper therapy sites like goodtherapy.com aren’t actually classified as therapy (read the find print) and many therapists on these sites simply don’t have the time or insight to help you with your problems. Local therapy groups like ours can help you get reconnected with yourself without the hassle of getting “burned” by these online advice providers, but keep the same convenience as online.

Ever since the coronavirus made it a neccessity for our practice, we have embraced virtual counseling. If you reside in North Carolina you are eligible for our insurance covered tele-health sessions. We know that it can seem awkward talking over the computer, but we do our best to make it as engaging as possible. Sticking it out pays off, as research shows that online therapy is as effective as in person. Source: https://www.inc.com/amy-morin/does-online-therapy-work-heres-what-science-says.html

YOUR SUCCESS IS OUR SUCCESS.

Let’s work towards personal growth.