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About Me

Do you want to overcome the obstacles preventing you from being your best self? My name is Alfred Renard Carter and I'm a Licensed Psychotherapist. My clinical experience and specializations are Depression, Anxiety, Stress management and relationship dynamics (couple/marriage/family). I take a strength-based approach to empower you to overcome the psychological and emotional distress you're experiencing. I'm eclectic from a theoretical standpoint. However, I lean towards Cognitive Behavioral and Humanistic Existential theories as a base treatment modality. I believe in allowing your needs intrapsychic needs to determine the theoretical approach and interventions most suitable for your treatment. While my education and professional experiences provide me the competence to provide effective treatment, I don't profess to be an expert on you. You're the expert on your life journey. My role as your therapist is to walk with you through your past as well as present challenges to alleviate the psychological symptoms and barriers preventing you from overcoming its impact on your well-being.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Relationship issues
  • Family conflicts
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Parenting issues , Anger management , Self esteem , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Coping with life changes , Coaching , Abandonment , Attachment Issues , Blended Family Issues , Body Image , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 16

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LMFT #104441 (Expires: 2023-08-31)


Reviews

These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Alfred Carter. We don’t pay anyone to provide their review and they are all made voluntarily. Some people's experience receiving therapy with BetterHelp might be different.

Written by K.E. on May 12, 2022 after therapy with Alfred for 1 year and 10 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

I’ve been talking with A. Carter for over a year now and he has helped guide me through every facet of my life (family, work, relationships, self-esteem, and many more). With his insightful guidance, I have grown so much as a person and I’m so very proud of the issues I have overcome after years of unsuccessfully trying to “fake it til I make it”. He has helped me uncover childhood trauma and recognize how the past has influenced my present life. I have grown so much and have uncovered so many things from my past which have been affecting my relationships and how I interact with people. It hasn’t been an easy journey and even when I feel like we have nothing pressing to talk about, we somehow can peel back another layer and I am forced to face unresolved feelings and influences. He is so easy to talk to and has an excellent ability to ask questions and share his insights while leading me to the answers that were seemingly right in front of my face. I’m so grateful and lucky to have found A. Carter who has impacted my life in so many positive ways. I’m glad I finally decided to invest in my mental health and tried different therapists until I found a good match. I used to believe that therapy wasn’t for me. However, I now know that finding a therapist who you connect with can be a challenge, but once you find the right person, that is when you can start to heal and grow. If you don’t feel like you are accomplishing your therapy goals, it might be time to try a different type of therapy or even a different therapist. There is no one size fits all and there may be some bumps in the road, but finding that connection with the right therapist can make all the difference. Thank you BetterHelp and A. Carter!! ❤️

Written by D.E. on Jul 23, 2021 after therapy with Alfred for 9 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and relationship issues

Mr. Carter is professional, attentive, open , and respectful. He takes the time to listen and doesn’t impose his views or thought he allowed me to find my way and kept me from veering off my set path.. Truly a light,

Written by C.R. on Jul 20, 2021 after therapy with Alfred for 10 months on issues concerning relationship issues, and intimacy-related issues

My favourite thing about Alfred is his tendency to counsel in a way that is less him telling you how to fix the problem and more him encouraging you to listen to your gut, find the root cause for the issues and become more comfortable depending on yourself. He offers insightful guidance and is attentive and thoughtful, but he really encourages you to develop your own insights.

Written by R.O. on Mar 12, 2021 after therapy with Alfred for 8 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, career difficulties, coaching, and compassion fatigue

I have signed up for my second round of sessions with Alfred after my first round went well. Alfred was understanding, supportive and effective in our time working together. I trust in him and his ability to help me manage my mental health which is invaluable. It’s great to have the confidence in this second round of sessions with Alfred. I know I will be in a better place once they’re completed with Alfreds help and guidance.

Written by B.E. on Nov 18, 2020 after therapy with Alfred for 2 months on issues concerning depression, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, coping with life changes, and adhd

When I first was looking around at where I could do online counselling I came across BetterHelp. I did a short serve that allowed them to connect me with somebody most qualified for my specific needs. Alfred has been full of insight and questions that helped me begin to process my own emotions on my own two feet. I’m grateful for all he has allowed me to share and all the progress he has granted me. I am now in a better position to push through the obstacles of life with full force.

Written by A.L. on Nov 13, 2020 after therapy with Alfred for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, career difficulties, and coaching

Renard is great. Soft. Listens. Understands your goals. Takes the time to learn about you. Helps you find the wisdom already inside you

Written by T.A. on Nov 11, 2020 after therapy with Alfred for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and self esteem

Alfred helped me so much more than I would have expected. He listened and understood all my needs and helped me with many coping strategies and different ways to work through things. I would recommend him to everyone. Thank you!!

Written by M.A. on Aug 23, 2020 after therapy with Alfred for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, eating disorders, and coaching

Alfred is a good guy, responsive and understanding. He listens and helps with perspective. He really helps focus on the positive without negating the challenge we are currently dealing with.

Written by L.O. on Aug 03, 2020 after therapy with Alfred for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and coping with life changes

Alfred Carter has already given me tangible tools and observations in our two sessions together so far. I feel like he is a balance of both listening, while actively asking questions and giving tools to use. I wanted a councilor to challenge me, and to give perspective I didn’t have and not only listen to me venting. Alfred Carter is the type of councilor I was looking for and look forward to what progress I can make.