Dr. Charie Motley has worked in the mental health field for over 20 years with children, adolescents, adults and families. Her specialty areas include treatment for anxiety, depression, trauma, perinatal mental health disorders, family systems disruptions, life transitions and grief.
She takes a collaborative approach, as she believes you are the expert on your life. In this space, she meets you where you are and works with you to find practical solutions to your problems. Her goal is to empower you to make future decisions that move you forward versus leaving you depleted and stagnant.
Charie uses a strength-based approach to move you through areas in your life that seem impossible to overcome. As a practitioner, she enjoys thinking outside of the routine therapy box, as she believes in using diverse, integrative and holistic approaches to healing, which incorporate traditional therapy techniques, as well as mindfulness, guided meditations, breathing techniques, progressive muscle relaxation, trauma-informed interventions, and basic “own your mess” and “stand in your truth” talks. She will mindfully challenge you to take risks throughout your healing journey, but she will be with you every step as you work to be your best self.
Dr. Motley likes to refer to a popular quote about anxiety: “We are not worried by real problems so much as by our imagined anxieties about real problems.” She treats clients who struggle with generalized anxiety, panic, social anxiety and fear-based stagnation. Treatment involves challenging and examining faulty thoughts that lead to problematic behavior patterns with the goal of replacing these thoughts with more realistic, alternative thoughts that lead to behavior change.
Charie provides therapy for people who have major depressive disorders, feelings of hopelessness and helplessness and dysthymia. She provides a safe, nurturing environment that instills hope and motivates clients to want to change. She emphasizes clients giving themselves “grace” as they are doing the best they can until they know and can do better.
Perinatal Mental Health
As founder of Blu’s Rainbow, a perinatal mental health practice, Dr. Motley’s mission is for women and families to feel seen, heard and supported throughout their perinatal journey. As a licensed clinical psychologist and certified perinatal mental health professional who has experienced pregnancy loss and challenges during pregnancy, she can treat perinatal mood and anxiety disorders, but most importantly, she can connect to clients on a personal, human level, which makes a significant difference in their healing experience.
She treats women and families during pregnancy, following delivery, or in the unfortunate loss of pregnancy. She will collaborate with other treatment providers to ensure comprehensive care.
Dr. Motley treats individuals who need grief therapy because of loss of pregnancy, family members or friends. She combines grief stage work with cognitive behavioral techniques and empathy, allowing the client to move throughout the grief journey at their pace.
Sometimes life transitions — expected and unexpected — can be difficult to navigate alone. Dr. Motley works with individuals transitioning to different stages in life, careers, marriage, divorce, college and relationship challenges after separation.
Couples/Family Systems Disruptions
Dr. Motley works with couples and families who have challenges navigating disruptions in the family unit. She works with families around healthy boundaries, effective communication, divorce, separation, trust issues, parent/child difficulties and transitions following a change in family structure.
Dr. Motley’s prior experience includes working, supervising, teaching, consulting, and speaking in the following settings:
• Private Practice/Founder of Blu’s Rainbow
• Community Mental Health Agencies
• Private and State Psychiatric Hospitals
• Outpatient Obstetric Office
• Juvenile Justice Facility
• Academic Setting/Professor
• Private Healthcare Corporation
• Therapeutic Day Schools
• Individual therapy
• Family and couples therapy
• Group therapy
Dr. Motley accepts cash, credit card, check and FSA/HSA
Anthem Blue Access
Anthem Blue Access Choice
Anthem Blue Traditional
Anthem Medicare HMO Product
Anthem Medicare PPO Product
BlueCross and BlueShield
For other insurance providers, she is considered “out-of network” and will provide you with necessary paperwork and a diagnosis in order for you to receive insurance reimbursement for her services. She can provide necessary paperwork for your HSA use or tax itemization.
For her services you may pay by cash, credit card, or check.
Please call 636-344-6766 for more information.