Therapy is powerful!
When we are invested in making change, change will happen.
AMANDA K. CROWDER, LCSW
My name is Amanda K. Crowder and I am the owner of Calming Waters Counseling Services. I graduated from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte in 2008 with a Bachelors degree in Psychology, and in 2012 with a Masters degree in Social Work. I have worked in a number of different settings primarily providing services to children, adolescents, and families. Calming Waters Counseling Services has been providing services to the Charlotte region for the past 2 years. Throughout my experience, I have become a certified trauma specialist and EMDR trained.
As a therapist, I am creative in my therapeutic approaches, and find ways to engage with even the most challenging clients. I remain passionate, supportive, and understanding no matter the individual, and regardless of the challenges and issues we may face together in therapy.
I find ways to break through to the most resistant clients and family members, improving their experiences and reducing the difficult symptoms they may face in life. I am confident that my interventions have resulted in individual and family member engagement and improvement in accomplishing therapeutic goals. I truly believe that all people are good at heart, but sometimes struggle and make bad choices or decisions. These bad choices or decisions do not define who we are. We can all find happiness and gain a sense of control and well-being in life. Therapy is powerful! When we are invested in making change, change will happen.
I strive to create an open and honest environment that works to balance acceptance and change.
Anastasia Harmeyer, LCSW, LCAS
Having a strong and supportive therapeutic relationship can assist an individual in overcoming some of the most challenging obstacles in life. I believe a collaborative approach that utilizes strengths and the development of effective skills can assist someone in overcoming and moving forward. No challenge, however small, is insignificant if it is important to you. I believe in treating the whole person and strive to create an open and honest environment that works to balance acceptance and change.
I am currently providing both mental health and/or substance abuse services to adolescents and adults through individual and family therapy. I have specialized training in both DBT (Dialectical Behavior Therapy) and Seeking Safety to assist in treating mood dysregulation, self-harm/high risk behaviors, relational issues, substance use, and trauma. I also have experience working with individuals who struggle with depression, anxiety, women’s issues, grief, and behavioral concerns. I provide both evening and Saturday appointments.
I help my clients identify their strengths to find healthy perspectives of themselves, and strengthen their relationships with others.
Ashley Flint, LCSW
When people experience life’s struggles, it is not uncommon for their lives to feel like they may be unraveling. My greatest passion is to assist people in picking up those pieces and putting them back together piece by piece, no matter how big or small. I help my clients, who include children, adults, couples and families, identify their strengths to find healthy perspectives of themselves and strengthen their relationships with others.
I provide mental health services to individuals who suffer from anxiety, depression, behavioral concerns, trauma, anger and stress management, couples conflict, family and relationships issues, self-image and self-esteem issues. I know that not one single approach is the right one for every individual, so I use a blend of modalities such as, Cognitive Behavioral, Dialectical Behavioral, Motivational Interviewing, Solution Focused, Reality Based, and psycho-education. I believe in building rapport with the client/s and working from a strengths-based approach that focuses on the whole client to assist them in achieving a successful, fulfilling, and productive life style.
I’m a compassionate, understanding, and interactive therapist.
Mo Deutsch, LPC
Hi, I am Mo Deutsch, LPC and I have been in practice for over 20 years. Having lived and worked in Florida, Arizona and now my forever home Charlotte, NC, I have been employed in every possible venue, working with a diversity of populations and challenges. I received my Master’s degree from Nova Southeastern University – School of Psychology, Ft. Lauderdale, FL, and continue to love my career.
I’m an interactive therapist and my therapeutic approach is to integrate complimentary modalities to offer you a highly personalized approach, tailored to meet your needs. With compassion and understanding, I will work with you to build on your strengths, attain healthy and effective coping skills, and reach the personal growth that you are committed to accomplish.
Throughout my career, I have assisted my clients who are diagnosed with Mood Disorders – Anxiety, Depression, Bipolar, Addictions, and PTSD, as well as inviting clients to explore Grief/Loss, Abandonment, Trauma Resolution, Addiction & Recovery, and Women’s Challenges. I hold certifications and have extensive experience as a National Certified Counselor, Certified Alcohol and Drug Addiction Counselor, Certified Trauma Counselor, Certified Military Counselor, and Pregnancy Loss Counselor.
I provide a collaborative, safe, supportive, and relationship based environment.
Julianna Elsworth, LCSW
My passion and life’s work is providing therapy to individuals and families in a safe, supportive, and relationship based environment that promotes healing and systemic change. I utilize a variety of therapy modalities that are strengths-based and trauma informed, including Trauma-Focused, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Family Systems, and Motivational Interviewing. I value collaborative treatment and believe that your goals and investment in therapy are of utmost importance.
I have extensive experience working with children and adolescents who have endured sexual abuse and/or have crossed sexual boundaries. Additionally, I support those struggling with familial conflict, depression, anxiety, complex trauma and PTSD, ADHD, behavioral concerns, suicidality and self-injurious behavior, and mood disorders.