I believe that a person moves in and out of their various life stages with the desire to learn and sometimes re-learn life lessons. I work with clients to enhance self-awareness, insight, and skill sets for managing life. Our therapeutic experience will be a joint effort in reaching your goals! I work with adult couples struggling in their relationships, communication, and living styles over all stages of life. I work with children and teens in their social, emotional, educational, and family systems. I see adults attempting to clarify and reach life goals involving education, work, independence, esteem, and healthy relationships.
My formal training is in psycho-dynamic therapy and object relations but I also received a specialized cognitive-behavioral training through The University of Pennsylvania and The University of Colorado. I have developed a combination of being able to work with and understand behaviors and thoughts, but also deeper set feelings and patterns.
I have an intuitive combination of understanding how people learn and feel, to empower them to identify the direction in which they need to go. I am extremely collaborative and offer useful feedback while respecting the growth and change process. I offer an extremely nonjudgmental and safe environment with which to explore those areas people often cannot.
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.
Thank you! Caralee Crary, MEd, MA, NCP, LPC
Additional areas of focus: Addictions, LGBT, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Bipolar disorder, Compassion fatigue, Abandonment, Antisocial Personality, Attachment Issues, BDSM, Kink, Alternative Sex Culture, Codependency, Communication Problems, Dependent Personality, Dissociation, Fertility Issues, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Infidelity, Isolation / Loneliness, Jealousy, Life Purpose, Midlife Crisis, Mood Disorders, Narcissism, Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Personality Disorders, Phobias, Polyamory / Nonmonogamous Relationships, Postpartum Depression, Post-traumatic Stress, Pregnancy and Childbirth, Process addiction (porn, exercise, gambling), Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Harm, Self-Love, Sex Addiction, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Sexuality, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Somatization, Trichotillomania, Women's Issues
Clinical approaches: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Existential Therapy, Imago Relationship Therapy, Jungian Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Somatic Therapy
PA LPC PC005050
My counselor - Caralee Crary - while not only is there for me around the clock, reaches out to me almost exactly when i NEED her to.
Written on May 20, 2023 after therapy with Caralee for 4 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, and intimacy-related issues
This is my first time using better help and I am so incredibly thankful to have found a therapist like Caralee. I really lucked out as she was the first therapist that was given to me on here and she is the perfect fit. I feel like we are on the same page with so many things, which is huge when it comes to a therapist. She has taught me so much about myself while being straight forward, yet professional and compassionate. She always answers quickly and keeps me up to date if sessions need to be changed, or if she is ever going to be unavailable. She truly has a gift and I am so grateful to have her as a therapist. You can just tell Caralee is passionate about listening and helping others. I always feel such great relief after talking with her. Forever thankful.
Written on May 13, 2023 after therapy with Caralee for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes
Caralee is attentive and tries to see all sides of the situations. She is good at validating where my feelings are coming from and does wonderful at allowing me to dig a bit deeper within myself to see what will really benefit me in the long run.
Written on Apr 24, 2023 after therapy with Caralee for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, and adhd
Provides an open and safe environment for you to discuss. Respondes promptly and works hard to make schedules work. Very kind, authentic, and helpful person!
Written on Feb 24, 2023 after therapy with Caralee for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, and intimacy-related issues
Caralee is a great therapist. She has actually been through similar experiences which makes it easy to talk to her about the issues I’ve been dealing with because I feel I’m talking to someone who really understands me. I only just started working with her but I do look forward to continuing my journey with her.
Written on Feb 06, 2023 after therapy with Caralee for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, and self esteem
Caralee is conscientious and very resourceful in getting to a patient's level and helping them to achieve their therapy goals. She is well-read and knows a variety of coping techniques and strategies to assist her patients. Very pleased with her!
Written on Sep 13, 2022 after therapy with Caralee for 9 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and adhd