About Carlos

Carlos F. Martinez is a psychotherapist and mental health counselor from Colombia, South America and has lived in the United States for over 38 years. He has spent the last twenty-seven years in Florida and North Carolina working with people with addictions to alcohol, drugs and other mental illnesses. Carlos helps families with emotional and psychological problems and has worked extensively in the Latino / Hispanic community. He also had the opportunity to work at the Ronald McDonald House of Miami with families of children suffering from terminal illnesses.

In North Carolina, he worked for several years at CMC-Randolph Behavioral Health Center (Atrium Health) helping patients with mental illnesses and addictions to alcohol and other drugs. He currently provides counseling and psychotherapy to individuals and families in private practice.

Carlos also provides cultural competence training and has delivered his message to thousands of people and various mental health and substance abuse agencies in North and South Carolina. He is married to Lori, also a psychotherapist, and lives in Charlotte with her and stepson Akira. He has an adult son from a previous marriage, Jorge A.

He earned a Master’s Degree in Mental Health Counseling from Winthrop University and a Master’s in Health Administration from Pfeiffer University. He also obtained a Certificate in Advanced Studies in Addictions and Substance Abuse at the University of Miami in 1994. Carlos is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), and he is a Licensed Clinical Addictions Specialist (LCAS) in the state of North Carolina. He has served on numerous committees, including the Mecklenburg County Drug Free Coalition, the Cultural Competence Committee of Mecklenburg County, Enlace (the Latin American Council) and Mi Casa Su Casa, among others.

5200 Park Rd., Suite 230 Charlotte, NC 28209. Tel: 704-930-1194 Fax: 704-315-5192