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Amy Carnes, LMFT

Addictions Grief Parenting issues
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About me

I know it can be overwhelming to take early steps toward the changes you want in life. Coping with our struggles already takes a huge amount of energy. Choosing a therapist is a big step. My goal is to create a safe and supportive space where I can use my professional tools while we work on mental, emotional, and relationship issues. I will provide transparency throughout the process, so you are informed and know what to expect.
I am a culturally competent Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with over 7 years of counseling experience. I received my Master of Science in Psychology from California Polytechnic State University. I am currently licensed to practice in California and Wisconsin. My areas of greatest expertise are addiction treatment and grief counseling. However, I have worked with clients experiencing a wide range of issues including anxiety, depression, trauma symptoms, low self-esteem, and personality disorders. I also have had experience working with pre and postnatal issues, including parenting challenges.
I consider myself to be primarily a humanistic and cognitive behavioral therapist. However, treatment should be adapted to an individual’s needs and what works best for them. We can work together to figure out what treatment looks like for you. I look forward to meeting you and starting your therapy!

Professional experience

9yrs in practice
Addictions Grief Parenting issues

Additional areas of focus: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Intimacy-related issues, Self esteem, Bipolar disorder, Depression, Coping with life changes, Attachment Issues, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Co-morbidity, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Family Problems, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Hospice and End of Life Counseling, Infidelity, Life Purpose, Mood Disorders, Postpartum Depression, Pregnancy and Childbirth, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Love, Smoking/Vaping Cessation, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Women's Issues, Workplace Issues

Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Services offered

Live Chat

License information

CA LMFT 113141

WI LMFT 1380-124


These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Amy Carnes. 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.

Amy is warm, thoughtful and objective. I really appreciate her.

Written on May 03, 2023 after therapy with Amy for 4 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, grief, parenting issues, and coping with life changes

Amy has done a wonderful job being there for me, and she has gone above and beyond helping me through everything.

Written on Mar 10, 2022 after therapy with Amy for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, and adhd

Amy has a very open and warm personality. She helps me understand the why and how of the problem and ways to cope and maintain solutions. Very easy to talk to.

Written on Jan 28, 2022 after therapy with Amy for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, coping with life changes, and adhd

I enjoyed my sessions with Amy Carlisle and it was a pleasure to work with her.

Written on Dec 22, 2021 after therapy with Amy for 4 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, and compassion fatigue

Amy is a wonderful listener, and is very empathetic. She also provided me with great suggestions about small manageable changes I can make in my life to improve things.

Written on Sep 12, 2021 after therapy with Amy for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Dr. Carlisle is a compassionate professional who helped me during a bleak time in my life. I cannot thank her enough for her understanding and expertise as I navigated some difficult decisions.

Written on Sep 07, 2021 after therapy with Amy for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, and self esteem