Carla Fort

(NCC, CRC, LPC)

About Me

You're here! Right here, right now! You may not be there yet, but you have already taken a step towards facing challenges with a strength you never knew you had. Besides, it doesn't hurt to get a little assistance on the way. I'm here to help you. Let me tell you something. Nothing is as remarkable as seeing positive change in my client! Helping you make even the smallest steps towards your goal every day brings me joy and I like to do these silly dances when I've noticed your progress. Even when they seem too small to notice, I'll notice! I can even tell a corny joke or two. You’ll be surprised how much a little positivity can help.

I have been a counselor for almost a decade. I am a licensed professional counselor and a certified rehabilitation counselor with additional experience in helping individuals get back to work to attain the highest success possible after experiencing any life changing issues. I have helped people with almost everything you can think of. I have helped those with severe mental health concerns and those with mild ones. I have multicultural experience and have lived in and visited many different countries (experience does help!). I've learned a lot about cultural differences and appreciations. I respect the variation that we have as humans. I understand that there are times when struggles and challenges approach us and we need a little extra boost to help us work through it. I am here to help! When I counsel, my style is energetic, compassionate, and supportive. I praise your progressions, and I can show you how to be proud of your efforts and steps in the right direction. I am client-centered and I want to listen to you and be as helpful as is humanly possible. I am a firm believer in positive psychology, as I love highlighting your strengths! I love to empower my clients. I can't wait to meet you!


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Anger management
  • Self esteem
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
Addictions , Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Parenting issues , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Abandonment , Codependency , Communication Problems , Control Issues

Clinical approaches:
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Existential Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy

Years of Experience: 10

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LPC #LPC007367 (Expires: 2022-09-30)


Reviews

Written by M.A. on Sep 21, 2020 after counseling with Carla for 1 year and 9 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

Carla is amazing! She understands and gets me. Been with her for 2 years and wouldn’t change it. She’s awesome!

Written by A.S. on Sep 20, 2020 after counseling with Carla for 4 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, sleeping disorders, coping with life changes, coaching, and compassion fatigue

I had made plans to start therapy with a specialized therapist, but they did not have availability for about a month. I knew I needed more immediate help. I tried Better Help so that I could have support in the interim, and was matched with Carla. I've been in therapy on and off for years with a number of different practitioners, and usually, very little happens in the course of a month. By contrast, Carla was extremely effective in a very short time. She was able to identify and develop a variety of different points of entry for exploration and processing over the course of only three sessions. I have greater clarity about what my needs and goals are, what challenges I'm running into, and what's generally most important to me than I did before I started working with her. Carla is warm, gracious, non-judgmental, and deeply human. If I didn't have insured therapy set up here forward, I would very happily keep working with her, and recommend her highly to anyone who is looking for help. I am so grateful to her for the work that she does, and for the kindness with which she does it.

Written by T.I. on Sep 16, 2020 after counseling with Carla for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, anger management, and coping with life changes

Amazing so far

Written by D.E. on Sep 09, 2020 after counseling with Carla for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, and career difficulties

So far working with Carla has been great! She's really attentive and great at acknowledging my words and validating my feelings. Though we are still in early days working together, I look forward to reading and processing her responses.

Written by M.A. on Aug 21, 2020 after counseling with Carla for 1 year and 7 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, and self esteem

Carla has been invaluable in facilitating my healing from trauma. She knows just when to push for more from me and when to ease off.
She listens so well and is always supportive and encouraging. And such an interesting, fun person to talk to.
I love her insights on my rambling messages to her throughout the week and our live sessions are always so helpful.
Our counselling sessions have tangibly and significantly improved my life.

Written by M.I. on Aug 15, 2020 after counseling with Carla for 1 year and 10 months on issues concerning depression, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and career difficulties

Carla has gently opened my eyes to some things I need to look at in myself. I look forward to our conversations very much!

Written by W.I. on Aug 08, 2020 after counseling with Carla for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and self esteem

Carla really makes you feel good, asks thought provoking questions and has been a reliable source of advice during these hectic and uncertain times.

Written by O.R. on Aug 05, 2020 after counseling with Carla for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, and self esteem

Carla is extremely attentive, patient and knows how to ask the right questions that help you come to vocalize thoughts or feelings that may have been otherwise difficult to find the right words. She truly is exceptional. She always bring good energy to all her sessions.

Written by J.A. on Jul 28, 2020 after counseling with Carla for 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Easy to open up to!

Written by T.O. on Jul 24, 2020 after counseling with Carla for 3 weeks

Carla is incredibly patient and kind. She’s been a gift for my mental health journey.

Written by S.A. on Jul 18, 2020 after counseling with Carla for 2 months on issues concerning trauma and abuse, and grief

Carla has greatly helped me over the last couple months, she’s kind, compassionate and really inspires me to keep working towards my personal goals. I couldn’t recommend Carla more strongly.

Written by K.R. on Jul 07, 2020 after counseling with Carla for 2 months on issues concerning trauma and abuse

Carla has been amazing at helping me understand and dismantle different thoughts and ideas in my head. Carla is very respectful and I've had incredibly ease at both interacting with her and getting comfortable in speaking to her about my problems.

Written by W.A. on Jun 22, 2020 after counseling with Carla for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and self esteem

Thanks for helping out.

Written by K.E. on Jun 13, 2020 after counseling with Carla for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, and bipolar disorder

Carla helped me deal with anxiety around some big decisions in my life and challenged me to think more positively. She really listened and made helpful recommendations. She was good at providing literature and information that was relevant to what we discussed in our sessions. I am so grateful I found her when I did, and I definitely recommend her.

Written by L.Y. on Jun 03, 2020 after counseling with Carla for 2 weeks on issues concerning trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, and self esteem

Carla and I have only been working together for two weeks and she brings so much energy and perspective to our sessions. Eager to see what we can accomplish with BetterHelp.

Written by A.S. on May 19, 2020 after counseling with Carla for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, and self esteem

WOW, I have nothing but incredible things to say about Carla. I do not think she realizes how good she is. After every session, I feel like a new person. Thank you Carla, thank you!

Written by F.R. on May 17, 2020 after counseling with Carla for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, self esteem, and anger management

I’ve only been working with Carla for a couple of weeks but she has instantly made me feel comfortable to share how I’m feeling and reassure me that it’s ok!

Written by G.U. on May 17, 2020 after counseling with Carla for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, addictions, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and career difficulties

She’s a good listener and tries her best to diagnose the problem.

Written by A.U. on May 16, 2020 after counseling with Carla for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, and coping with life changes

Working with Carla Fort has been amazing. When she works with you, you feel like you’re speaking with a friend. Someone who you can confide in without being judged. And she always makes you feel welcomed and appreciated.

Written by J.A. on May 12, 2020 after counseling with Carla for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, and parenting issues

I was very skeptical at first to do this but with Carla instead of me just diving in she helped me open up a bit and put things for me in different view. She doesn’t just listen because it’s her job she actually wants to help you and see you do better. I have recommended her to people I know.

Written by A.N. on May 10, 2020 after counseling with Carla for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, lgbt, trauma and abuse, and self esteem

Fantastic therapist, helps me feel so comfortable and listens very intently, giving honest and supportive advice always, super happy with her expertise and counseling style!

Written by J.E. on Apr 01, 2020 after counseling with Carla for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and career difficulties

As a young woman of colour, I didn't realise how important it was for me to receive counselling from someone with a similar experience to me. Carla is not only knowledgeable and funny but has a very warm and open personality. This is the first time that therapy feels worth it and dare I say it exciting. I really appreciate Carla's counselling.

Written by Z.O. on Mar 20, 2020 after counseling with Carla for 1 year and 3 months on issues concerning depression, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, self esteem, bipolar disorder, and coaching

I love this woman. We’ve been working together for over a year and I am not the same human as when I started. Thanks Carla it’s been a great journey and i’ve enjoyed our meetings each week very much. Sending you all the love and best wishes for the future

Written by I.S. on Mar 16, 2020 after counseling with Carla for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, and anger management

Carla is extremely thoughtful and thorough in her support of me and my problems. I feel that she actively listens to me, understands, and offers the best advice. She’s a great counsellor and I’m so happy to have her!

Written by G.A. on Jan 07, 2020 after counseling with Carla for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, and self esteem

Carla is very personable, helpful and supportive. She's given me good advice and tools on how to maneuver through life's tough moments.

Written by J.O. on Dec 10, 2019 after counseling with Carla for 2 weeks

Carla is more than I could’ve asked for. I’ve always been skeptical of seeking counseling, but she broke through that within the first 10 mins of our first session. She’s compassionate and understanding, she truly cares and wants to help and it’s obvious!!

Written by S.A. on Sep 30, 2019 after counseling with Carla for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, intimacy-related issues, and self esteem

I’ve only had a few sessions with Carla but I’m already feeling like I’m going to be able to successfully work through everything. She’s friendly, insightful, thoughtful and generally everything I was hoping to find in a counsellor. I can’t thank her enough for the help she’s given me so far and I look forward to every session with her.

Written by T.O. on Sep 05, 2019 after counseling with Carla for 10 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, self esteem, and career difficulties

I love Carla! She is great at helping me explore my thoughts and actions!

Written by D.A. on Aug 27, 2019 after counseling with Carla for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, and self esteem

She is super caring and alway there to cheer for every little step forward I make!

Written by M.I. on Aug 15, 2019 after counseling with Carla for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, and self esteem

I have enjoyed working with Carla. She is very attentive and approaches everything we discuss logically and works effectively towards my goals. She has provided me with some good knowledge and techniques to assist with my anxiety, which I have found very helpful. I'm very appreciative for all her work with me so far.

Written by S.O. on Jul 30, 2019 after counseling with Carla for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and trauma and abuse

Working with Carla has been great. She is very attentive and caring. Her advice, questions and feedback have been on point and tremendously helpful in my healing. I enjoy the articles that she sends and the way she makes me dig deep to get a better understanding of myself.

Written by D.I. on Jul 27, 2019 after counseling with Carla for 7 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and intimacy-related issues

She listens to me very attentively and is very good at being a rock. She identifies the issues very intuitively from a conversation without explicitly mentioning it and has been a huge support for me since the last eight months.

Written by S.A. on Jul 23, 2019 after counseling with Carla for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, parenting issues, anger management, and career difficulties

Carla is extremely kind and willing to communicate in any way she can to assist. Thank you Carla.

Written by A.N. on Jun 16, 2019 after counseling with Carla for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, parenting issues, self esteem, and anger management

Carla has been very helpful with helping me sort through a variety of issues. Looking forward to working with her more.

Written by E.L. on Jun 10, 2019 after counseling with Carla for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and self esteem

Carla is extremely friendly and knowledgeable. I’ve only been seeing her for a short time but she is very understanding and has already given me many great resources!

Written by J.A. on Apr 05, 2019 after counseling with Carla for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, and career difficulties

It's still early days for me, but so far my therapist seems friendly, responsive and knowledgeable.

Written by J.. on Apr 02, 2019 after counseling with Carla for 2 days on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, self esteem, and bipolar disorder

I love Carla. I feel like I’m making progress.

Written by C.O. on Mar 12, 2019 after counseling with Carla for 4 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and career difficulties

I feel like Carla understands my struggles. It feels like I carry her with me into difficult situations

Written by T.A. on Mar 10, 2019 after counseling with Carla for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, and relationship issues

Carla is a splendid counselor. She’s a very caring, understanding person. She has a good understanding of my situation, giving me practical information about the problems encountered. She was the one who let me know I am valuable during the time I was most depressed. Thank you so much for her help.

Written by S.I. on Feb 21, 2019 after counseling with Carla for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, and anger management

I have to say that I am quite impressed with Better Help services. I honestly read some reviews before subscribing that left me uncertain wether it could be helpful or not. But then I subscribed and met Carla and she is just wonderful. She understood me from the very beginning and even though I sent her endless messages, she read them carefully and replied me in a very short time. One of my fears was also that to be judged. I felt judged by other therapist before (not on BetterHelp), but whatever I said, she never made me feel that way. On the contrary she supports me and help me throughout my healing journey.

Written by G.E. on Feb 07, 2019 after counseling with Carla for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, and self esteem

Carla was a great therapist to work with online. She shared carefully, thought out advice but mostly she listened (read) and helped me to realize the importance of putting myself and needs 1st to better my relationships

Written by B.R. on Jan 31, 2019 after counseling with Carla for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, and self esteem

Carla has been a saving grace in a very difficult time of my life. I have always been skeptical of therapy but I’m so glad I gave it a try. I feel a sense of relief and enlightenment after every session with her.

Written by C.H. on Jan 25, 2019 after counseling with Carla for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and career difficulties

Carla was easy to talk to and she made me feel heard and understood. Carla's insights and experience helped to shift my perspective which has improved my quality of life. Thank you!

Written by J.I. on Jan 20, 2019 after counseling with Carla for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and intimacy-related issues

Carla has been so helpful in getting me to a more positive place. She is very personable and relatable, making her very easy to talk to.

Written by Y.U. on Jan 12, 2019 after counseling with Carla for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, self esteem, career difficulties, and bipolar disorder

Carla is an amazing counselor. She was attentive and considerate of my needs, letting me express everything I needed to say. She is also really knowledgeable about different psychological conditions and symptoms, and was able to give me a lot of insight in that area. She regularly sent me articles and other materials that she thought would be helpful to me. Overall you can tell she really cares about helping you get to a better place. I’m very glad she was my counselor.

Written by V.A. on Dec 06, 2018 after counseling with Carla for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and relationship issues

Carla is a very experienced counselor, always understanding and providing insightful questions to give you a new perspective! :) thanks!

Written by L.E. on Nov 28, 2018 after counseling with Carla for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, and self esteem

First time trying therapy so it was embarrassing for me to tell someone some of these things, but she made me feel comfortable and trust that I could talk her.

Written by M.I. on Nov 06, 2018 after counseling with Carla for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, self esteem, and career difficulties

Carla has been very helpful to me. She listens to me and is so receptive to what I am sharing. She is attentive to detail and sometimes questions me and pushes in ways I have never thought of. Multiple ways of communication are always offered and the one I choose is always respected. She is so encouraging and pushes me to reach further and to achieve some of my goals!

Written by M.I. on Oct 14, 2018 after counseling with Carla for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, and self esteem

Carla is a wonderful person to talk to. She listens to me and my problems, and give me tips and tools to help me deal with some things when life gets a bit much from time to time. She knows how to brighten even the worst of days with her charm, humor, and wit. She cares about your problems as well and genuinely wants you to make progress towards fixing them. I am beyond glad I joined BetterHelp when I did, because I would still be struggling if not.

Written by J.A. on Sep 28, 2018 after counseling with Carla for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and self esteem

In the short time I've been working with Carla she has been so supportive and encouraging. She has such a great sense of humor and gives me great goals and strategies!

Written by S.A. on Sep 27, 2018 after counseling with Carla for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, grief, and self esteem

Carla’s great at checking in with me and helping me find the crack of light when life seems a bit dark. I love having Carla on my side helping me forward on tough days!

Written by M.A. on Sep 12, 2018 after counseling with Carla for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship, grief, and self esteem

Carla is truly a blessing. As someone who was hesitant about therapy, especially online, I cannot recommend BetterHelp and Carla enough. She quickly is able to identify your problems, reiterates them to you, and provides her input in a very calming manner. She has provided me with positive, yet realistic, ways to view my current problems. I cannot recommend her enough!

Written by F.E. on Sep 10, 2018 after counseling with Carla for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, self esteem, anger, and career

Carla has been very detailed and specific. It has been comforting to speak to her and to know that she's always available for me.

Written by J.O. on Sep 01, 2018 after counseling with Carla for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related, and self esteem

Carla is a fantastic listener and does a wonderful job of not only reinforcing your positive thoughts, but helping you to understand your negative thoughts and supply you with the tools to deal with, and eventually, overcome them.

Written by B.J. on Aug 05, 2018 after counseling with Carla for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, trauma and abuse, self esteem, and anger

Carla is up beat and easy to talk to.

Written by A.L. on Aug 04, 2018 after counseling with Carla for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, and self esteem

Carla has been great so far. She has really assisted me with getting through a rough time. She's able to put things in a different perspective that I was unable to because I was solely focused on some negative things. She brought me out of the negativity and has continued to help me get through life. She's incredibly understanding and very positive. I personally cant thank her enough for what she's done for me.

Written by V.A. on Jul 31, 2018 after counseling with Carla for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, family, trauma and abuse, self esteem, and anger

Even though I have never met Carla in person, I really felt like she was reading and understanding my concerns. I didn't question her expertise, I really believe she makes a difference, being able to read, write back, and most importantly, answer my concerns. I never used this method before, but I recommend it because she touched on some things that changed my perspective and she gave me the boost to really believe in myself and that the changes I made were positive. When I get an email from her, it really makes me confident that I'm not alone and sometimes, it's almost like talking to a friend.