I’m a Therapist

Creating Hope,
Achieving Transformation

Pat’s Place Child Advocacy Center endeavors to ensure that all Mecklenburg County children exposed to trauma, as well as their supportive caregivers, have timely access to specialized, evidence-based mental health services.

The CHAT Collaborate is a community resource and an extension of Pat’s Place services. Our main goals are:

Step 1


Connect children exposed to trauma to expedient, trauma-informed, and high-quality mental health services.

Step 2


Foster ongoing communication between community mental health providers and Pat’s Place to monitor children’s participation and progress in therapy.

Step 3

Clinical Care

Improve the quality of care for trauma-focused mental health services available in the Charlotte area through supervision, networking, and training opportunities.

Why Join the CHAT Collaborative?

CHAT Collaborative providers receive support to develop and advance clinical skills via specialized training, clinical supervision, and networking forums specific to clinicians treating children and families who have experienced trauma.

  • Eligible to receive therapeutic referrals from Pat’s Place
  • Qualify to participate in free group supervision related to the treatment of trauma with other members of the Collaborative
  • Have access to free ongoing training, networking and collaboration opportunities arranged by Pat’s Place
  • Eligible to utilize Hope Chest funding to serve children that are underinsured/uninsured
  • Access to transportation assistance for clients via Lyft pass

Some Things to Consider

The CHAT Collaborative connects children and their caregivers to a wide network of vetted, children’s mental health providers. Network therapists must be trained in one of six evidence-based trauma-focused treatment modalities:

  • Trauma-Focused Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT)
  • Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT)
  • Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)
  • Child and Family Traumatic Stress Intervention (CFTSI)
  • Child-Parent Psychotherapy (CPP)
  • Alternative for Families CBT (AF-CBT)

Therapists in the CHAT Collaborative are:

  • Trauma-trained
  • Work with children-aged clients
  • Accept insurance/Medicaid