Together We Do More

Charlotte’s largest wellness collaborative. Each business is owned and operated by individual practitioners.

Healing Modalities

Deborah A. Leighton, LCSW, LCAS, MAC


People in transition; depression/anxiety; Recovery/relapse prevention; Family dynamics; Grief/loss
Discovering Authentic Living, LLC

Bldg. 1, Ste. 200C-1


I began working in the fields of Addiction/Dual Diagnosis more than 38 years ago. Graduated from Syracuse University in Psychology; completed a master\'s program at ASU in Clinical Psychology. Graduated from the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill (MSW). Extensively trained/experience with family systems, addiction, dual diagnosis, expressive arts, grief/bereavement therapy, clinical supervision & relapse prevention. I enjoy creative challenges and have an innovative approach with clients that emphasize individuality, personal growth and change. Accepting Medicaid, Medicare, Tricare, MedCost & BCBS (PPO). I enjoy working with individuals who are dealing with depression, anxiety, substance use problems (including relapse prevention), and issues with life transitions. I hold certificates and/or licenses in Social Work, Addictions, Bereavement and Clinical Supervision; including LCSW, LCAS and MAC.

Why I Love What I Do

I consider it a privileged to join an individual (or family) on their journey towards developing their own true sense of self and authenticity.

Benefits Of Services

  • Unbiased perspective where your needs/interests are in the forefront. Professionally trained listener. Work through life transitions & emotional challenges. Change unhealthy patterns in your life. Make positive changes in the \'here and now\' ( not focusing on childhood issues). Gain insight to make healthier decisions. Feel more confident and empowered!




Syracuse University, B.S. in Psychology, 1981. Appalachian State University, Master’s program in Clinical Psychology, 1981-1983. University of New Orleans, Non-degree Program, 1983-1985. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, MSW, 1998.

Healing Modalities

Each business is owned and operated by individual practitioners. Please contact them directly for appointments, class/workshop information, or questions you may have.

Charlotte’s largest wellness collaborative. Each business is owned and operated by individual practitioners. Please direct your questions for scheduling, classes and offerings to the practitioner you would like to work with.

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Elemental Healing Charlotte
5200 Park Rd., Ste. 200-C
Charlotte, NC 28209

Mon-Fri 9am-6pm, and Sat 1pm-6pm