Dr. Ann Smolin
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Areas of Practice

I have a general psychotherapy practice and accept clients aged 18 or older. People come to see me for a variety of reasons. Among the most common are:
  • depressed mood
  • feeling sad or empty
  • tearfulness, crying
  • loss of interest or pleasure in previously enjoyed activities
  • difficulty sleeping or sleeping too much
  • agitation or irritability
  • fatigue or loss of energy
  • change in appetite
  • feelings of worthlessness or guilt
  • poor concentration/ difficulty making decisions
  • thoughts about death or suicide
Anxiety and Anxiety Disorders
  • restlessness or feeling on edge
  • inability to relax or “be in the moment”
  • nervousness
  • irritability
  • difficulty concentrating
  • trouble sleeping
  • constant worrying
  • obsessive or intrusive (unwanted) thoughts
  • panic attacks
  • physical symptoms such as muscle tension, sweating, heart racing, dizziness
Family of Origin Issues
  •  history of sexual or physical abuse
  •  neglect
  •  substance abuse
  •  domestic violence
  •  abandonment and loss
  •  parent or family member with a mental illness
  •  continued difficulties in relationships with parents and siblings (these often affect romantic relationships, friendships, and work relationships as well)
Serious and Persistent Mental Illness
  • Schizophrenia
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Individuals with a family member who has a serious or persistent mental illness

Safe Space

Our practice is considered a "Safe Space" working to affirm and support individuals and families of all sexual orientations (including Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Questioning), and religious, cultural and ethnic backgrounds.

Office Location
5970 Fairview Road, Suite 412
Charlotte, NC 28210
Phone: 980-430-3896

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