Kirsten Cole, LCMHCA, LCAS

Kirsten Cole, LCMHC, LCAS, CCS-I

Phone: 704-218-9423        Email:     Suite 325

Google Review
February 2021
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I’ve been seeing Kirsten for about 2 months now, and she has been nothing but helpful for me. I look forward to seeing her every week and she has helped me a lot with my anxiety. Even though it’s only been a short period of time, I can already see my change of mindset and how much going to therapy has affected me in a positive way.
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June 2021
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I have been seeing Kirsten for a little over 3 months now and she is so helpful!! i have been to multiple therapists, and i’ve definitely had the most success here at l&b counseling. Kirsten has helped me work through my anxiety, depression, and body image issues. i feel comfortable talking to her, and i always look forward to our weekly sessions. you can tell that the counselors here truly care about each client they have, and the service there is amazing! i would definitely recommend l&b counseling.
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April 2022
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Such a great place. I feel at home when coming to therapy, i’ve been going to kirsten cole, she’s very well educated and a great therapist! the whole environment is very comforting and I definitely think therapy can make a difference. I’ve been going for a year or more and it’s made such an impact on my life.
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May 2021
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Kirsten C. has been a godsend to us. She quickly confirmed what we had suspected and my child has found a place where she can de-stress and let her feelings out with no judgement. Kirsten has created a great relationship with my child and my child feels safe there. I love that L & B does not want to see your child in therapy forever and they help teach coping mechanisms so your child can successfully move through life without therapy!

Hi! I’m Kirsten Cole.

I am a dually licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor and Clinical Addiction Specialist, and a Certified Clinical Supervisor Intern for those pursuing addiction specialist credentialing. Rooted in South Florida, my academic journey led me to Boone, North Carolina, where I graduated from Appalachian State University with a Bachelor’s in Psychology and a Master’s in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. Today, Charlotte is where I call home alongside my husband Charlie and our dog, Baxter.

My passion for nature deeply influences my self-care practices, as I find solace in gardening, hiking, and embracing the outdoors. This connection to nature, combined with my love for travel, helps me continuously broaden my perspective and understanding. I firmly believe in the importance of self-care—it’s pivotal for fostering resilience, self-awareness, and overall well-being.

 I specialize in assisting adolescents and adults in their journey towards self-improvement. My areas of expertise include anxiety management, codependency, perfectionism, trauma healing, self-esteem enhancement, and substance abuse counseling. My aim is to help clients pinpoint challenges, strategize solutions, and pave a path to a healthier life.


My approach to therapy is deeply rooted in empathy and understanding. I utilize a blend of person-centered techniques, incorporating elements from motivational interviewing, CBT, mindfulness, and trauma-informed care. I believe in the uniqueness of every individual and strive to create a therapeutic journey that best suits each person’s needs. As your therapist, my mission is to facilitate clarity, heighten self-awareness, and inspire growth.

In addition to my background in mental health and addiction counseling, I am also a trained MAPS-PBC MDMA-Assisted Therapist. This advanced training has equipped me with specialized skills to incorporate MDMA-Assisted Therapy, a groundbreaking approach in the field of psychotherapy. This method is particularly effective for treating PTSD and other trauma-related disorders, offering clients a unique and powerful pathway to healing. My approach with MDMA-Assisted Therapy is careful, compassionate, and grounded in the latest research and ethical practices. I am committed to offering this transformative therapy to those who may benefit from its profound potential for healing and personal growth upon FDA approval. For more information on MDMA-Assisted Therapy, please visit .

Read some of Kirsten’s latest blogs:

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Signs of Burnout

Phone: 704-247-7353    

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