John "Preston" Cole

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Charlotte, NC | Telehealth


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About John "Preston" Cole, LCSW

Preston has over seven years of experience working with children, adolescents, and adults. He provides guidance but believes patients have the internal strength and direction to improve their satisfaction and mental well-being. Preston also offers couples, marital, family, and parent therapy to address parent and child concerns. His strengths-based approach uses cognitive behavioral therapy, trauma-focused cognitive behavioral therapy, structural family therapy, solution-focused brief therapy, crisis de-escalation, and motivational interviewing. Preston has public service experience working with the Special Olympics and Eagle Scouts program with the Boy Scouts of America.

Education & Certifications

Master of Social Work (MSW) – University of North Carolina at Wilmington
Bachelor of Arts in Psychology (B.A.) – University of North Carolina at Charlotte
2001 Eagle Scout Award Recipient
Certified Trauma-Informed Therapist

Conditions Treated

  • ADHD (Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder)
  • Addiction disorders
  • Adjustment disorder
  • Adoption
  • Anger management
  • Anxiety
  • Autism spectrum disorder
  • Behavior modification
  • Bipolar disorders
  • Child abuse
  • Co-occurring conditions
  • Cognitive behavioral therapy
  • Conduct/Disruptive disorders
  • Couples/Relationship/Marital counseling
  • Depression
  • Dialectical behavioral therapy
  • Dissociative disorders
  • Grief & loss
  • Men's mental health
  • Mental health consultation/Evaluation
  • Mood disorders
  • Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD)
  • Panic attacks/Disorders
  • Personality disorders
  • Phobias
  • Physical or sexual abuse
  • Reactive attachment disorder
  • Severe childhood emotional disturbance
  • Stress/Stress management
  • Trauma/PTSD (Post-traumatic stress disorder)

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna NC
  • Cigna NC
  • Magellan NC
  • Medcost NC
  • UBH NC
  • Humana NC
  • Behavioral Health Systems NC
  • EHN Multistate NC

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October 21, 2021

Though I ve only had two sessions with Preston Cole, each was quite helpful! His knowledge and demeanor are top rung of the ladder. Very glad he s my therapist =M<.


October 11, 2021

He s very good at his job. And I m so grateful to have him help me


October 7, 2021

This is the best therapist I have ever worked with.


September 3, 2021

I would highly recommend it. He is warm, engaging, compassionate, and extremely knowledgeable. Great process!


August 16, 2021

Every session with Preston is productive and helpful in dealing with my ongoing struggles. Preston is a great fit and am looking forward to continuing to grow and develop with him.


August 11, 2021

He created some aha moments for me by presenting perspectives I have not explored. An asset to the organization for sure. He has been very helpful to me at a critical time of my life.


August 4, 2021

I never had a therapist lined out what going to on before trauma-focused cognitive behavioral therapy. I made I feel comfortable in the first time meeting him. I m very grateful that will help me find a good therapist to be with. Words can t describe how I feel. Thank you


July 24, 2021

Dr. Preston made me feel very comfortable about discussing my feelings and insecurities about my family and myself. Dr. Preston makes me and my wife feel as though we can talk about anything. We have many insecurities and often feel threatened to speak about certain subjects with most therapists, bo not with Dr. Preston. Thank you so much.


July 5, 2021

Preston really connected with our daughter.


July 1, 2021

He is helpful for me


June 21, 2021

Preston is very in tuned to what I need help with, he knows how to approach the specific treatment models that will benefit me and he actually listens and shows me that he cares. So far in my treatment with Preston he has presented himself as a kind, caring, judgment free clinician that s genuinely interested in helping me heal from traumas I don t understand and don t know how to get through. And he s rolled up his sleeves and has started navigating me through some troubled waters.


June 16, 2021

John Preston Cole continues to help me every time we talk. I'd like to acknowledge him and his great work.


June 16, 2021

I absolutely adore Preston. He s been the only therapist I ve spoken with that has made me genuinely excited about therapy and made me face myself. I rave about him to all of my friends and family.


June 7, 2021

Preston is perfect for me


May 17, 2021

Preston s approach to providing and wanting to provide trauma-focused treatment support comes off as genuine and that he actually cares. After only a couple of sessions, Preston still seems to be the right fit for me, in helping me work through my complex trauma and experiences I need help with.


May 17, 2021

It's very easy to work with in general.


May 6, 2021

Preston has done an incredible job working with me and guiding me through each conversation and making me feel comfortable to open up. Very professional, and helpful!


May 5, 2021

Preston is amazing and has helped me a lot.


May 4, 2021

He like a friend now, saved my life!


April 29, 2021

He is a good listener and a very big help. Thanks


April 14, 2021

We are really happy with Mindpath. John Preston is very kind and he is doing a great job! We would highly recommend Mindpath to others. Thank you!


April 8, 2021

I m getting so much out of my appointments! The sessions have been so helpful to me in a tough time.