My name is Caralee Crary and I've been practicing psychotherapy for the past 15 years. Prior to counseling I was an educator for 10 years. I like to use a combination of therapies including psycho-educational, psycho-dynamic, and cognitive behavioral therapies. Many clients benefit from this eclectic approach to address an array of concerns including life skills, relationship conflicts, and childhood wounds. Therapy is about speaking to the unspoken part of ourselves.
Working collaboratively will make your counseling experience successful. I create the space that you need to feel safe and empowered to explore your feelings, thoughts, behaviors, and situations to begin developing insight. This insight allows you to make informed decisions on what areas you need to improve. My goal is to assist your learning, growing, and healing while feeling validated and supported. As we move through this process together, you will discover your strengths to conquer your goals and develop life long skills that will continue to follow you through your life.
Part of the reason I became a therapist was because after having experienced many major life events both as a child and an adult, it empowered me to understand, empathize, and guide others in their psychological growth. I genuinely look forward to working with clients and bearing witness to their story. I am married and have two children. I enjoy reading, gardening, music, yoga/walking, nature, and films.
- Stress, Anxiety
- Relationship issues
- Self esteem
I also have experience in Addictions, LGBT, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Eating disorders, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder
LPC #PC005050 (Expires: 2019-02-28)
Caralee has been a helpful sounding board for me. I appreciate her thoughtfulness and assertiveness in addressing the core issues I'm wrestling with.
She is an amazing, patient, compassionate and dedicated counsellor that has been the most understanding and supportive counsellor to someone with my needs. As apart of my anxiety condition, I am unreliable with attending physical appointments with past counsellors due to panic/anxiety attacks stopping fro being able to attend (leave the house etc). It has often even stopped me from using this website- any live sessions we book, or even checking my messages. But Caralee has never blamed me, made me feel worse about it, charge me etc. I'm used to paying extravagant fees for cancellations for physical appts. or being punished and then forever feeling self conscious and hated by counsellors for wasting their time. Caralee has made me feel comfortable to be me, to cope with my insecurities, and to work through them. I keep going back, and each time I feel stronger for it. I hope one day soon, with her continued to support I become dependable and not scared of sessions :) I am hopeful!
Caralee is a magnificent counselor. She takes the time to really listen and connect with her clients. I couldn’t recommend a better person to help me through all of my tough situations than her. She finds a way to challenge you and not give up yet leads you down the path you need to grow.
Caralee listens to my concerns and lets me talk about what I need to. She also has suggested many useful resources to me, which I really appreciate.
Caralee has been very helpful thus far. She has been helping me determine positive ways to cope with anxiety and frustration, and I have been implementing them with her continued support.
Caralee is an absolutely amazing therapist. She has helped me so much in the few short months we've been working together and I can't wait to see how much progress I'll make with her in the future! She is very intuitive and insightful and always knows the right thing to say and what suggestions to make. Thank you so much, Caralee!
Caralee is very compassionate, understanding and knowledgeable.
I was so pleasantly surprised that I matched with a therapist who was such a perfect fit for exactly what I am going through. I felt better just after a few days of being able to vent my frustrations and concerns to her. She has a ton of experience and is down to earth, compassionate, and caring. I look forward to continuing to work with her.
Caralee has shown a sincere willingness to not only understand my mental and emotional challenges, but to engage in whatever is necessary to help me overcome those challenges in ways that resonate with me regarding my specific needs. Highly recommend her.
I have only been working with Caralee for about four days, but I can already tell that this will be a substantive relationship. She provides key guidance on the specific issues I have been facing, and sets goals for me that are tailored just for my needs. I can see myself benefiting greatly from ongoing talk therapy as the months go on. She is my first counselor on BetterHelp, but it feels like a perfect match for my needs so far.
Caralee is incredibly perceptive and caring. I will continue working with her well into the future.
Carlee Gellman is very open and patient with her clients. The time I did spend with her helped me and I was approached by her constant checkup on how I was doing. Thank you!
Caralee is a Godsend! From our first communication to the last, she's been attentive and patient. Her approach to my challenges were both clinical and practical. I wanted someone with a down to earth personality as well as experience and she is the perfect balance. If I need her in the future, I will definitely reach out to her again. She gave me great tools to help me heal and move forward.
Talking with Caralee is like a breath of fresh air. Even though I haven't met her in person, I feel like she really knows me. She's helping me through a very difficult time, and I'm truly blessed that she takes time out of her life just to say a few words of encouragement!