I have always been fascinated by how people work. As a child I loved learning about how the body works. As I got older my focus shifted to how minds work and how people function in this world. My education centered around mental health how to help people with their problems. I have an MS in Life Span Development and an Med in Counselor Education, both from Purdue University and am now a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC) in Ohio.
My 30+ year career has found me working with people with anxiety and depression issues, as well as the incredible stresses due to life circumstances. I have been able to help clients who have found themselves with personality or impulse control issues. I enjoy gardening, traveling and learning new things. I am an optimist. My general way of relating to people is one of listing intently enough to be able to see things from their point of view, and to show respect, warmth, and humor.
I believe that establishing a strong, supportive relationship is of utmost importance in therapy. Respect and honesty are essential for effective therapy. Together we can solve problems and improve bad situations. I tend to favor Cognitive Behavioral approaches in therapy, but am quite capable of adjusting my therapeutic process to the method best suited for the problems at hand.
- Stress, Anxiety
- Trauma and abuse
- Self esteem
Addictions , LGBT , Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Parenting issues , Anger management , Bipolar disorder , Coping with life changes , Aging and Geriatric Issues , Avoidant Personality , Caregiver Issues and Stress , Control Issues , Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster , Emptiness , Family of Origin Issues , First Responder Issues , Forgiveness , Guilt and Shame , Isolation/Loneliness , Life Purpose , Money and Financial Issues , Mood Disorders , Personality Disorders , Postpartum Depression , Posttraumatic Stress , Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) , Sexual Assault and Abuse , Social Anxiety and Phobia Read more...
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
LPCC #E.0001139-SUPV (Expires: 2023-05-12)
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Carla has made some very applicable suggestions
I have been in therapy since I was 13yo, and I’ll be 48yo in August. I have received wonderful advice and guidance from Carla!! I love love love this app!! It’s so much easier to use the app for journaling, or even when I am really struggling with my mental health, I have tried a couple of group airs but I get so much more from the articles on the app and I am truly excited about this new process and I feel confident that my mental health is very very much for the better at this point in my entire life! And I am so grateful for the discount program that allows me to afford it all!! Thank You for creating this platform to help me and keep me in a safe, positive, and healthy way to improve myself each day, with my ability to change my past programming in my mind to a much more effective ways of learning more and more about myself and my mental illnesses. She is so wonderful to talk to about anything!!