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Carissa Cullumber, LCSW

Stress, Anxiety Relationships Family conflicts Trauma, Abuse Depression
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About me

Hello and welcome to BetterHelp! I am so glad you are reaching out for support, and I am hopeful that if we work together, we can help you reach whatever goals you set! It takes a lot of trust to enter into a therapeutic relationship with someone, and I am honored to be a confidential, non-judgmental, and supportive therapist for my clients.

My name is Carissa Cullumber, and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Board Approved Supervisor in the state of Texas. I graduated with my Master's in Social Work in 2008 from Indianapolis University-Purdue University of Indianapolis. I have been fortunate to work with a wide range of populations and issues over my career as a Clinical Social Worker. I am trained in EMDR and nationally certified in Trauma Focused-Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, as most of my career I have been a therapist for children, teens, and adults impacted by sexual abuse, domestic violence, and physical and emotional abuse and neglect. My background has allowed me the unique perspective to provide therapy to both offenders of these abuses as well as the victims, which I feel sets me apart from others that have only worked on one side of these issues. In practice, I want to partner with my clients to identify the goals they are most motivated to work toward, and provide them with the skills and education to meet those goals. I utilize a strengths-based perspective with clients, meaning I believe clients already possess positive qualities and abilities within themselves, we just need to look for them and dust them off sometimes. I am strongly grounded in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Motivational Interviewing modalities when helping clients make changes in their lives. I have spent a great deal of time working with family dynamics, couples/relationship issues, depression, anxiety/panic attacks, trauma, LGTBQ+ issues, gender dysphoria, attachment and family of origin issues, dissociation and Dissociative Identity Disorder, major life changes (grief/loss, divorce, etc.), and personality disorders.

Outside of my work as a therapist, I enjoy spending time working out with my bootcamp buddies, attending a wide range of concerts and musicals, and traveling to places with beautiful hiking trails.

Professional experience

15yrs in practice
Stress, Anxiety Relationships Family conflicts Trauma, Abuse Depression

Additional areas of focus: Addictions, LGBT, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Self esteem, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue, Abandonment, Attachment issues, Blended Family Issues, Body image, Codependency, Communication problems, Control issues, Dissociation, Divorce and separation, Domestic Violence, Emptiness, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Forgiveness, Gender Dysphoria, Guilt and shame, Isolation / loneliness, Jealousy, Military and Veterans Issues, Mood disorders , Panic disorder and panic attacks, Personality Disorders, Polyamory / Nonmonogamous Relationships, Post-traumatic stress, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Harm, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Sexuality, Social anxiety and phobia, Women's issues, Young Adult Issues

Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Gottman Method, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy, Internal Family Systems

Services offered

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License information

TX LCSW 61437


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

Very understandable and always checking in very appreciated

Written on Aug 19, 2023 after therapy with Carissa for 1 year and 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, and self esteem

Carissa Cullumber is an amazing Therapist, she has taught me more tools to handle my mental challenges in the last eight months than anyone else has taught me in ten years. She listens and respects how I feel and explains why I feel and react a certain way. Her kind words always calm me down and make me look at things in a different way, not always seeing the negative . She has taught me to see things for how they are and realize it is to feel a certain way, I would recommend Carissa Cullumber she is amazing.

Written on Aug 14, 2023 after therapy with Carissa for 11 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, grief, and self esteem

Great listener. Gives you space to talk and really speak your mind.

Written on Apr 11, 2023 after therapy with Carissa for 6 months on issues concerning depression, grief, and coping with life changes

Carissa is awesome!

Written on Dec 29, 2022 after therapy with Carissa for 1 year and 1 month on issues concerning relationship issues

She is extremely kind and easy to talk to.

Written on Sep 15, 2022 after therapy with Carissa for 7 months on issues concerning family conflicts, and parenting issues

Ms. Carissa has been a life saver. I was going through a major depressive phase in medical school, suffering from burnout, and felt very overwhelmed and lost. She has truly helped me cope and analyze situations one step at a time and that made a world of difference.

Written on Aug 17, 2022 after therapy with Carissa for 10 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, grief, sleeping disorders, and self esteem