About me

I am a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor in the State of California. I have nine years of experience working with mild to severe mental health. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns, including depression, anxiety, bipolar, OCD, trauma, addiction, childhood abuse, homelessness, and everyday life struggles.

My counseling style is interactive, and it could be fun, challenging, caring, or a mix of all. I meet you where you at, and we go from there. I believe in treating anyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. My approach combines cognitive-behavioral, client-centered, trauma-informed with tailored treatment plans and interventions to meet your chosen goals and needs. I believe you, as my client, are my guide in your journey. I am here to help you take a deeper look at your goals to reach your best self and life.

I look forward to working with you!


  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Anger management
  • Self esteem
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
Addictions , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Bipolar disorder , Coping with life changes , Abandonment , Caregiver Issues and Stress , Codependency , Commitment Issues , Dissociation , Emptiness , Forgiveness , Hoarding , Impulsivity , Read more...

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

Years of Experience: 9

Services offered

  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video


CA LPCC 7218


These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Carie Bristow. 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 on Aug 05, 2021 after therapy with Carie for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, and self esteem

I've been amazed and impressed how well Carie understands me, even from the beginning with just a few sentences typed to her. Additionally, she has been very positive yet realistic and supportive. She makes me feel like her only client. Very excited to continue working with her.

Written on Aug 05, 2021 after therapy with Carie for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, and coping with life changes

Carie is amazing! She's thoughtful, kind, and so easy to talk to and share with. She seems to know exactly the right things to say to a person to calm them down while being honest and truthful at the same time. She understands the healing process one takes, while not being judgmental whatsoever. She responds in a timely manner and puts thought and care into her response-always. She truly caters to each individual as needed. I highly highly recommend her. :). she has helped me enormously in my helping process!

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