Jeffrey LaForge, MSW, LCSW, has been providing mental health services and substance abuse services to children, adolescents, adults and families since 1995. Jeffrey is an experienced, North Carolina licensed mental health therapist and has a Master’s Degree from Florida State as well as a Bachelor's Degree from Wayne state in Detroit, MI. Jeffrey has worked in a variety of clinical settings, including schools, mental health clinics, hospitals, psychiatric units and private practice. Jeffrey has has two children and has lived in the Charlotte area since 1999.
Talking about your thoughts and feelings with a supportive person makes you feel better. It can be very healing, in and of itself, to voice your worries or talk about something that’s weighing on your mind. And it feels good to be listened to—to know that someone else cares about you and wants to help. It can be very helpful to talk about your problems to close friends and family members. But sometimes, we need help that the people around us aren’t able to provide. When you need extra support, an outside perspective, or some expert guidance, talking to a therapist or counselor can help. While the support of friends and family is important, therapy is different. Therapists are professionally-trained listeners who can help you get to the root of your problems, overcome emotional challenges, and make positive changes in your life. You don’t have to be diagnosed with a mental health problem to benefit from therapy.