Carla Noto-Vencill

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About Me

Hi! My name is Carla and I have been a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist for almost 30 years. I am licensed in both California and Texas. I am passionate about working with people hoping to understand themselves and others in a deeper way.

I believe in a person-centered counseling approach encouraging my clients to be the expert in their own life. I believe that true change comes when someone is able to clarify what it is they want to be different, and then, with help, develop strength based interventions and strategies for achieving those goals. I am confident I can help walk you through that process by treating you with respect, honest and open feedback, compassion and unconditional positive regard.

I have extensive experience working with people in need of addiction counseling, depression, anxiety and trauma related issues as well as years and years of relationship counseling (couples, families, work relationships, etc). Most of my clients have been with me on and off for long periods of time and regard me as someone who is warm, available and extremely engaged. I know that some of what we discuss during a session needs to be practiced during the week, so I am happy to have as many short communications in between scheduled sessions as necessary so you can get the most out of your counseling experience.

Asking for help is a big step and I am here for you 100% and I'm so excited to meet you!


  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Addictions
  • Relationship issues
  • Family conflicts
  • Parenting issues
Also experienced in:
Trauma and abuse , Grief , Anger management , Self esteem , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Depression , Coping with life changes , Compassion fatigue , ADHD , Attachment Issues , Blended Family Issues , Body Image , Codependency , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Motivational Interviewing

Years of Experience: 29

Services Offered

  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video


LMFT #27403 (Expires: 2022-03-31)

LMFT #203370 (Expires: 2022-09-30)


Written by E.M. on Mar 28, 2021 after counseling with Carla for 1 year and 9 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

Carla is the best - she always listens empathically and shows us she cares while simultaneously pushing us to see better for ourselves and improve. Carla is very available and flexible with scheduling and always makes me feel important to her.

Written by L.A. on Oct 24, 2020 after counseling with Carla for 1 year and 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, self esteem, bipolar disorder, and coping with life changes

Love it and love her

Written by S.U. on Sep 29, 2019 after counseling with Carla for 6 months

Carla is by far the best counselor I have ever had. She is kind, non judgmental, perceptive, and solution focused. She has helped me immensely in the time that I have been working with her. She responds quickly to my messages. She’s engaging and shows concern about my well being. I’m very grateful to have found her. She has supported me through big transformations in my life. Her point of view and solutions have helped me immensely.

Written by S.A. on Jul 02, 2019 after counseling with Carla for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and self esteem

Carla is very kind and honest. She really gets to the heart of what you’re going through and gives the best tools and advice to deal with the root of the problem. I would recommend her to anyone.

Written by M.E. on Mar 16, 2019 after counseling with Carla for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, sleeping disorders, and self esteem

I find Carla to be a very positive, professional therapy. Right from first appointment I knew I could trust her. Highly recommend!