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

I also have experience in Addictions, LGBT, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Parenting issues, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder

Years of Experience: 9

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LPC #LPC007367 (Expires: 2020-09-30)


Reviews

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 M.A. on Mar 06, 2019 after counseling with Carla for 2 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 the best! She is kind, caring and compassionate. She is an amazing listener and often makes you think about things you would have never thought about. She has been amazing for my personal growth and I feel like a completely different person. I often leave our sessions with the “ mind blown” experience, because she made me see something I never thought I would see. Carla has taught me how to look at things different, she has taught me how to react to situations differently and I am truly a better person for having known her. If you struggle with additions, pain, loss, anger, or fear she can help you make sense of it all. I would recommend Carla to anyone who truly wants to get better and wants to do it in a fun relaxed manner! Carla is always available and she cares about her patients! If you want an awesome councilor then Carla is for you!

Written by T.O. on Feb 28, 2019 after counseling with Carla for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, self esteem, and career difficulties

Carla listens and responds well to my concerns. Helps me think out my options before making a decision and supports me throughout those choices.

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 M.I. on Jan 30, 2019 after counseling with Carla for 4 months on issues concerning depression, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and career difficulties

Carla helps "reel me in" when my thinking begins getting off track. She gives me homework that makes me think more deeply and see in a different perspective. I have been able to see the same thing but from a different viewpoint with Carla's help. I like the way Carla says "Hmmmmmm...." Carla listens when I start running my mouth too much and doesn't try to get me to hurry up and get to the point like many people do. Carla asks good questions.

Written by M.A. on Jan 30, 2019 after counseling with Carla for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, and grief

Carla is a kind and knowledgeable counselor. She is a great listener and is good at acknowledging what I’ve said and how I’m feeling, which makes me feel understood and that my thoughts/feelings are justified. Carla gives helpful advice sends me relatable articles.

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.