Welcome. If you are looking for a therapist in Charlotte, you are in the right place!
My name is Elvita Kondili and I founded The Good Therapy in Charlotte in 2010. I earned a PhD in Counseling from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, a Masters in Counseling from the University of Massachusetts at Boston and a BA in Psychology from the University of Tirana, Albania. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), Licensed Professional Counselor Supervisor (LPCS) and Certified Life Coach from the Institute of Life Coach Training.
My research interests are in the area of self-criticism and cultivating positive affect through mindfulness meditation. I have 15 years experience as a therapist working in the field of mental health and substance abuse in different levels of care, including inpatient, residential and intensive outpatient.
I provide individual therapy and couples therapy. I also offer an exclusive life coaching program.
If you are apprehensive about talking to a therapist, you are not alone. I know problems sometimes feel too overwhelming to deal with so you would rather ignore them. We all want to be happy, less stressed and more fulfilled but are often not sure how to get there. Change is hard but the rewards are worth it!
I believe happiness is not something you either have or don’t have. I have come to appreciate that nothing is set in stone, your personality, habits, moods and even your mental disorders can change significantly for the better with the right help, guidance and effort on your part.
As a therapist, scholar, and avid meditation practitioner, I believe and can attest through my own experience that happiness really is an inside job. No matter what you want to accomplish in life, you can be your best ally or your worst enemy. That’s why mindset training can help change your beliefs and thought patterns so that you can start to feel motivated, unstuck, confident and happier.
Why I Became a Therapist.
It’s only fair you asked. When I was in college in Albania, I volunteered with UNICEF as a refugee relief worker during the Kosova-Serbia war doing play therapy with young children in refugee camps. I didn’t think of myself as a therapist then because I thought therapy was supposed to be formal and “for people who had problems”. That was 20 years ago but it taught me more about what helps people heal than all my years of education. I learned that connection, compassion and kindness can heal the most painful wounds and overcome the worst of wrong-doings. In fact, when we feel connected, cared for, understood, supported and guided, we can find hope even in the darkest of despair. It was 20 years ago that I decided to dedicate my work (and life) to making a difference. There is no greater purpose than to be there with someone in their pain, suffering, hope, joy, accomplishment. There is no greater meaning than this. ~ Elvita