Part of choosing to engage in therapy is choosing to understand yourself more and to seek other perspectives to do so. I engage clients in collaborative processes to assist you not only in improving your relationships with others, but also enriching your relationship with yourself.
I collaborate with you to cultivate an intentional life by asking questions you’ve never thought about before. I take great intention in creating a space where you feel supported and accepted, because we must feel a certain level of safety and trust in order to have the courage to change, grow, and be vulnerable.
I am a welcoming therapist with a warm energy committed to providing a client-centered approach that takes into account every aspect of your identity. I have experience working with adults of all genders and all ages and particularly enjoy working with young women in emerging adulthood.
I aim to provide LGBTQIA+, sex-positive, affirming services while incorporating a social justice anti-racist framework. In my clinical work, I draw from Acceptance and Commitment Therapy modalities and mindfulness approaches to meet clients “where they are.”
Rupi Kaur writes “What is stronger than the human heart which shatters over and over and still lives?” I consider psychotherapy to be one way that clients strengthen their hearts, and I am continuously inspired by the resilience I see in therapy sessions every day. It is an honor to be a part of my clients’ journeys towards living more meaningful lives.
Licenses & Training:
Licensed Clinical Social Worker, North Carolina
Licensed Telehealth Registered Provider for South Carolina
Licensed Telehealth Registered Provider for Florida
Charlotte Trans Health Member
Extensive experience counseling adults and young women at Duke Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences
Clinical Internship Placements at Duke Hospice Bereavement Services and Duke University Medical Center Inpatient Psychiatry
Involvement in multidisciplinary consultation/didactic teams focused on trauma treatment, multicultural concerns, and clinical triage processes
Co-leader of Community Multicultural Consultation Team
Presentations and Speaking Engagements:
Saulson, A. (2023). Burnout. Open session presentation at Coca-Cola Consolidated, Charlotte, NC.
Saulson, A. (2023). Let’s talk about sex in the therapy room. Open session presentation at National Association of Social Workers North Carolina Chapter, Virtual Clinical Social Work Institute Conference, NC.
Saulson, A. (2022). LGBTQIA+ inclusive care. Open session presentation at Southeast Psych, Charlotte, NC.
Saulson, A. (2022). What the f*** is self care? Live stream webinar at Southeast Psych, Charlotte, NC.
Saulson, A. (2022). Sexual racism. Open session presentation at Brooklyn Minds Sex+ Consultation Team, Brooklyn NY.
Saulson, A. (2022). Grief & dating yourself after heartbreak. Podcast guest for Who You Callin’ Crazy, Charlotte, NC.
Saulson, A. (2021). Adult anxiety: support for parents & families. Open session presentation at Jay M. Robinson Middle School, Charlotte, NC.
Saulson, A. (2022). Let’s talk about sex in the therapy room. Open session presentation at Charlotte Trans Health Educational Meeting, Charlotte, NC.
Saulson, A. (2021). Psychotherapist explains why we get angry. TV broadcast for QC @ 3, Charlotte, NC.
Saulson, A. (2021). Let’s talk about sex in the therapy room. Open session presentation at Southeast Psych, Charlotte, NC.