Hi my name is Carilyn Rego, but I go by Carrie. I am a licensed clinical social worker in the state of Maryland who has been working in the mental health field for 15 years. I have my MSW from Monmouth University and have worked in a variety of different settings and in different states. I have worked in therapy settings with individuals struggling with depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, substance use, PTSD, DID, and schizophrenia.
I consider my theoretical approach to be eclectic, since no two people have the same needs. I believe in giving clients the time, space, and resources they need to discover their own path to healing. I start with a person-centered approach to help clients identify their goals and then work from there to determine if a more specific type of therapy such as cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) is appropriate.
I have experience working with clients from all types of backgrounds and belief systems, and I pride myself in maintaining a non-judgemental atmosphere. I have specific experience and training in working with LGBTQ clients, including in supporting transgender individuals in their own unique journeys. Another area in which I have significant professional and person experience is in working with survivors of suicide.
I firmly believe that every person can live their best life given the right tools and support! It is the job of a good therapist to help each client see that potential in themselves and achieve their goals! Together, we can do this!
Additional areas of focus: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Parenting issues, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Coaching, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Autism and Asperger Syndrome, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Chronic Pain Illness and Disability, Communication Problems, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, Divorce and Separation, Emptiness, Expats, Family Problems, Forgiveness, Gender Dysphoria, Immigration Issues, Isolation / Loneliness, Life Purpose, Midlife Crisis, Money and Financial Issues, Mood Disorders, Multicultural Concerns, Polyamory / Nonmonogamous Relationships, Prejudice and Discrimination, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Women's Issues, Workplace Issues, Young Adult Issues
Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy
MD LCSW-C 16414
My therapist is perfect for me. I trust her and feel she really wants me to improve and succeed. I feel comfortable expressing myself. Even though I “ disappeared” from therapy - on my return it was not uncomfortable - I felt she was happy to see me and listened very kindly to me dump all my interim problems. She has already sent a text after our visit and I will do a better job of staying in communication with her.
Written on Jan 04, 2023 after therapy with Carilyn for 2 years on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, grief, parenting issues, and self esteem
Carrie is THE BEST!!!
Written on Jun 10, 2022 after therapy with Carilyn for 3 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and grief
She is so helpful, and listens, and provides truly helpful suggestions, and lets me share at my own pace. My sessions have been so helpful in organizing my thoughts and validating some of my emotions as my life in is a huge transition phase right now, and I do not do well with change, period. She is patient, kind, non judgemental, understanding, empathetic, and truly listens. I feel heard and seen.
Written on Jun 05, 2022 after therapy with Carilyn for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, coping with life changes, coaching, and adhd
Love her! Finally after searching for years, I finally have an effective therapist, who listens and helps all throughout my week
Written on May 19, 2022 after therapy with Carilyn for 2 months on issues concerning grief
Carilyn is the rare combination of very empathetic, gentle and caring and exceedingly insightful. She always allows me the space to feel what I need to process but helps to create effective strategies to move forward. I never feel rushed or silly and I feel genuinely cared for. Carilyn is one of a kind. I cannot speak highly enough of her.
Written on Dec 27, 2021 after therapy with Carilyn for 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd
Carrie is very understanding of my issues and with her experiences in the past has helped me begin the process of figuring out how to go about dealing with them in a healthy manner. She's helped identify the core issues and points of my concerns, offered me good advice and ideas, and set me on a path to being a healthier person that's true to myself.
Written on Dec 02, 2021 after therapy with Carilyn for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, self esteem, and adhd