Wesley Little, LPC
I grew up in California, and I’ve lived in Massachusetts, Wisconsin, and now Charlotte. I’m a California girl at heart, and happiest when I’m hiking up a mountain or swimming in the ocean.
I got my start in mental health volunteering at a domestic violence shelter, and since then have worked in a variety of settings learning from so many different populations. I have worked with parents in elementary schools, college students, individuals in outpatient therapy, and with people experiencing homelessness. Throughout all my work has been a persistent belief – our relationships with each other matter so much in our happiness and health. In working with individuals, I could tell I was only able to go so far in helping improve someone’s anxiety or depression. Once I found couples counseling all the light bulbs turned on for me.
How is it that we can tell if our partner’s mood changes from barely a sigh, or seeing their eyes change? Why do we so quickly feel a tightness in our chest, or sense of “alert” if we hear a tone in their voice? We are so much more attuned to our partners than we even realize, because our connection is vital to us. Now, you might be reading this and think, “Wesley, I feel that way, but I’m sure my partner doesn’t.” This is where the genius of couples therapy comes in. We are each sensitively aware of our partners, but we each act in completely different ways when we feel nervous or upset. Couples therapy helps us understand what’s really happening in these moments.
I love working with the couples that come to see me, and especially enjoy working with couples experiencing transitions, like struggling with infertility, getting used to the totally new normal of becoming parents, career changes, or living long distance. I see all different types of couples, and love working with LGBTQ couples. My style with you is gentle, encouraging, and persistent.
About Wesley Little
- Masters in Professional Counseling from University of Wisconsin, Oshkosh
- Licences Professional Counselor – North Carolina
- Recipient of the Graduate Honors Award for Outstanding Achievement in the Pursuit and Completion of Masters in Science in Education Degree
- National Certified Counselor (NCC)
- Completed Emotionally Focused Couple Therapy (EFT) Core Skills Training
- Completed Emotionally Focused Couple Therapy (EFT) Externship
- Member of the International Center for Excellence in Emotionally Focused Therapy
- Completed Levels I & II Training in Gottman Method Couples Therapy