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About Daja Mayner, LCSW

Growing up, Ms. Mayner felt that her superpower was being trusted as a person’s safe space. As a licensed clinical social worker, she is proud to now have the knowledge and competency to empower and assist patients in discovering their own superpowers. Daja hopes to challenge patients to humanize themselves by encouraging them to extend grace, believe in their abilities, and view therapy as another tool to overcome what may be the most difficult time in their lives. She employs an ecosystemtic approach that focuses on the implications of childhood and generational trauma on emotional well-being, self-concept, and attachment patterns. She pulls heavily from systems theory and incorporates techniques from several modalities including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Bowen Family Systems, Emotionally Focused therapy (EFT), and Motivational Interviewing. Additionally, she is experienced in crisis intervention and in providing culturally sensitive counseling for intersectional communities.

Partial List of Treatment Areas

  • Major Life Change: grief, divorce, etc
  • Anxiety
  • Autism
  • Bipolar
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Couples/Marital Therapy
  • Depression
  • PTSD - Childhood Trauma
  • Family / Parenting Therapy
  • Gender Confirmation Surgery Evaluation
  • PTSD - Victim of Abuse
  • Parent/Child Concerns
  • LGBTQ+ Care
  • Psychodynamic Psychotherapy
  • PTSD - Single Incident/Shock
  • badge-2 LGBTQ+ CareSignifies post graduate education in gender and sexual diversity and recognizes specialization in LGBTQ+ care.
  • badge-3 TelehealthSignifies the completion of a mental health telehealth training program

Education & Certifications

– Master of Social Work from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte
– Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte
– Trained in Motivational Interviewing, Systems of Care, Darkness to Light
– Certified in Family Centered Treatment as well as first aid and CPR

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July 27, 2021

Daja has a way of bringing out what is really bothering me. Allowing me to do so at my own pace. She is very good at what she does!


July 1, 2021

Daja is very personable, understanding, empathetic and friendly. She is so easy to talk to. Every session with her helps me better myself!


June 18, 2021

At a time of crisis and even as I try to start working through the issues Daja is like an angel that calms the soul and the walls start to crumble. Daja is the absolute best therapist I have ever seen!


June 10, 2021

I would highly recommend Daja Maynor to anyone. She is an awesome listener and provides knowledgeable and compassionate feedback. She has helped me tremendously. I look forward to each and every one of our sessions.


June 8, 2021

Deja is the best! I have never felt so comfortable, talking to a counselor.


May 21, 2021

My therapist was top-notch and assisting me with dealing with my issues in a safe protective and encouraging environment. This was my last session. The therapy provided to me was life-changing. Will be forever grateful for the counseling received and therapist Daja Mayner.


May 10, 2021

Every moment I spend talking with Daja or Alison is so wonderful. You re office truly has the best clinicians!! I am so happy I chose MindPath. From day one I have felt heard, seen & valued. I reached out in a time of fear & uncertainty & found the support I needed to come back to myself. Thank you all!


April 23, 2021

She helps me process my feelings in a safe non-judgmental environment.


April 15, 2021

Daja made me feel cared for and easy to communicate with.


April 12, 2021

Very understanding a wonderful and easy person to talk to feel comfortable and confident when I leave my appointment. I have two providers there and they both or great people you can tell they are there to help people and listen and make them feel comfortable and safe .


April 8, 2021

Wonderful person, very patient, and a great help.


March 12, 2021

Daja Mayner is just a wonderful person! Very understanding and a wonderful ear for me. I could tell she cares about her people and job.


March 4, 2021

Y all s folks are great, I ve had nothing but great experiences as a patient at MindPath


February 26, 2021

She truly helps me process my feelings. My provider is a very empathetic listener and knows the right questions to ask.


February 25, 2021

I have already recommended Daja. She is really helping our family. Everyone we work with at Mindpath care is extremely responsive.


February 12, 2021

We love Daja. She has been so helpful.


February 12, 2021

I m bringing my kids. Daja has been great!


February 8, 2021

She is the best in every way and I know that she cares about my clinical outcomes and she is very in tune with my struggles as a gay multi-racial immigrant who has mental atypicalities. EXCELLENT CARE!!! You all are amazingly compassionate!


February 8, 2021

She s amazing!


January 26, 2021

Daja, is so easy to talk to! She is a very good counselor! Best one I've had! I do not want to stop seeing her! Deja deserves recognition for her work! I appreciate her!


January 22, 2021

Therapist is extremely knowledgeable and empathetic .


January 11, 2021

Daja has been amazing and helped me get to the root of my trauma! The organization did a great job of transitioning from in person to virtual care.


December 25, 2020

We mesh so well


December 22, 2020

Daja is an excellent provider! She makes me comfortable to speak with her. I appreciate working with Daja.


December 22, 2020

Daja Mayner is the first therapist, maybe the first healthcare provider of any kind, who has treated me with not just professional politeness but real and obvious kindness and respect.


October 30, 2020

Daja has taught me so much. The biggest takeaway: she has given skills to process my feelings and emotions and deal with those feelings and emotions in a more productive manner. After many sessions I feel calmer and more productive in dealing with ongoing issues in my life.


June 9, 2020

I felt very comfortable speaking with my new provider! Daja allowed me to just spill my guts. She listened to hear me and not to respond immediately. She took her time, carefully asking questions in order to help me. So far, I know I have a new counselor and she has a new patient or 5! I say 5 because soon my children will be following my advice and making an appointment with her! As, we need family therapy. As soon as we can get all of our schedules will allow. Daja, came highly recommended! She most definitely did not disappoint me!


May 18, 2020

Daja Mayner is a wonderful and caring therapist! I have recommended her to numerous people seeking therapy. She even helped match me to a medication management person that would fit my personality and needs when I asked her to help me and I expressed my concerns.

Tropical Storm Isaias is headed towards the Carolinas

Tropical Storm Isaias is headed towards the Carolinas. Please note that we plan to be open for appointments; however, be aware that power outages may be widespread which may impact telehealth and other appointments. We may not know until the last minute in all of our locations on Tuesday. Please be patient. We will waive missed appointment charges on Tuesday, August 4th in light of complications from the weather. If you and your provider are unable to connect, we will reach out to reschedule your appointment as soon as possible.