Dr. Amy Combs has been in private practice in Charlotte since 2004. She was educated at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Indiana University of Pennsylvania. After finishing her education, Dr. Combs worked for five years at The Center For Eating Disorders in Baltimore before moving to Charlotte to be closer to family. She founded Charlotte Center for Balanced Living in 2006 and currently maintains an active private therapy practice.
Friends and clients often ask Dr. Combs why she chose to become a psychologist. She sought a career with purpose and positive impact. Dr. Combs looks forward to each day in the office, believing that therapy is truly helpful in creating lasting, positive change in people’s lives.
Dr Combs also enjoys being an engaged member of the Charlotte community. She served for three years as President of the Mecklenburg Psychological Association. Dr. Combs served as an international board member of Girls on the Run, a nonprofit that inspires girls to be joyful, healthy and confident through a curriculum that creatively integrates running, and is a current board member of Girls Rock Charlotte, a nonprofit that amplifies the confidence of girls and women through the power of music.
In her free time she enjoys being out and about with family and friends. She loves seeing shows at the Blumenthal and the Filmore. She is an avid fan of the Panthers and roots for the Heels in basketball and the Tigers by proxy during college football season. When the opportunity arises, she and her husband travel near and far to explore all the world has to offer.
Dr. Combs is a member of the American Psychological Association, the North Carolina Psychological Association, the Mecklenburg Psychological Association, and the Association for Contextual Behavioral Science. She is actively involved in several peer consultation groups and is an avid seeker of knowledge within her field.