Carlithea Farrington

(MSW, LCSW, MA)

About Me

I am a personable, dedicated, and genuine Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 20 combined years of experience as a social worker and life coach. My experience includes working with clients with a vast range of concerns such as: depression and anxiety, relationship and family conflict, stress management, ADHD, parenting problems, career challenges, intimate-partner violence, and emotional, physical, or sexual abuse and trauma. In addition, I have experience working with people who are having to face the difficult decision to place their elderly relative into short and long-term care facilities, people facing homelessness or displacement, and having suicidal ideation.
My belief is that everyone should be treated with dignity and respect. In every work environment that I have worked from schools, to governmental agencies, to psychiatric hospital settings, to private practice, I make a conscience effort to show not only compassion and warmth, but also a respect and genuine rapport with my clientele. Throughout the years, I have learned that it is not enough to simply treat people the way that you would want to be treated, but to treat them the way that they want to be treated as well.
My therapeutic approach is integrative drawing from Gestalt, Humanistic, Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Interpersonal, and Systems Theory. Of utmost importance to me is to meet you where you are to determine which treatment modality fits best for your specific needs. Whether you are in constant conflict at home with family, having challenges at work or with a child, just adopted a child or are a foster parent who needs additional support, are having relationship or financial problems that increases your stress levels-making it more difficult to function, I would like to partner with you to help you meet the goals that you would like to achieve.
I am excited about the opportunity to partner with you to help you achieve a more fulfilling and enriching life. You have already taken the first step in a positive direction by landing on this page. I would be honored for you to allow me to support and empower you along the way. If you are ready, I am listening....let's begin!


Specialties

  • Relationship issues
  • Family conflicts
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Parenting issues

I also have experience in Stress, Anxiety, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Depression

Years of Experience: 20

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LCSW #C011261 (Expires: 2021-06-30)


Reviews

Written by M.I. on Jul 16, 2019 after counseling with Carlithea for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, and self esteem

I L O V E Carlithea! She is the sweetest and has such a positive energy even when I talk about stressful things happening in my life. I feel like I can tell her anything and definitely would want to continue with her in the future.

Written by A.M. on Jul 08, 2019 after counseling with Carlithea for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, grief, and parenting issues

I am new to BetterHelp but so far I feel like its helping. Carlithea feels like someone I can really be open with and not feel judged. She is down to earth but also professional. I look forward to more sessions in the future.

Written by D.A. on May 05, 2019 after counseling with Carlithea for 5 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and relationship issues

Carlithea has been so thoughtful, insightful and helping through my breakup. She has helped me to realize my true worth and that it's okay to go through the emotions I have experienced. She has been great to work with!

Written by J.E. on Apr 10, 2019 after counseling with Carlithea for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, parenting issues, and self esteem

Carlithea is friendly, hugely knowledgeable, and so kind. I feel listened to, respected, and helped. Being able to work with her is wonderful.

Written by A.N. on Apr 10, 2019 after counseling with Carlithea for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, career difficulties, coaching, and compassion fatigue

Carlithea has been wonderfully supportive of me through a difficult time over the past few months. She’s also great at holding me accountable in ways she knows will help me in the long run, which can be hard for me to do for myself. I’m grateful for the guidance she’s given me!

Written by J.E. on Mar 23, 2019 after counseling with Carlithea for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, and grief

Only working with Carlithea Farrington for a short time but from the beginning of addressing my concerns with her, she has given me a lot of support and confidence. I feel I can be open about my issues and speak about my feelings and thoughts without judgement. I’m new to counseling in general but I feel very comfortable in speaking with her and she gets back to me in as little as 12-24 hours. Her suggestions thus far have been helpful and I look forward to working with her further.

Written by J.A. on Feb 28, 2019 after counseling with Carlithea for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, and self esteem

Carlithea has been extremely helpful. Attentive and pays close attention to detail. I do recommend her to anyone.

Written by T.A. on Jan 20, 2019 after counseling with Carlithea for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and family conflicts

She truly is a blessing!

Written by M.O. on Jan 14, 2019 after counseling with Carlithea for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Carlithea is great. She listens and supports me and helps me to identify areas of improvements shows me where my strengths are. It has been just a few weeks since I’ve been in therapy with her but I can also see things improving

Written by E.M. on Jan 02, 2019 after counseling with Carlithea for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, and self esteem

Amazing, talented, diligent listener and very goal focused. I have tried a few therapists and she is the best.

Written by C.R. on Jan 02, 2019 after counseling with Carlithea for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, and coping with life changes

Carlithea is friendly, she checks in and she is professional.

Written by E.R. on Dec 21, 2018 after counseling with Carlithea for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, self esteem, and career difficulties

We have been working together for a few months now and in this time Calithea has really helped me navigate through some tough emotions and big life challenges in present and upcoming future. I would highly recommend her as she is both professional and personable. I can’t be more appreciative of her support.

Written by E.R. on Dec 20, 2018 after counseling with Carlithea for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, and bipolar disorder

She’s very well prepared and very helpful.

Written by R.A. on Dec 17, 2018 after counseling with Carlithea for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, and bipolar disorder

I have really enjoyed my experience with Carlithea Farrington! She listens to all of the random thoughts in my head and is able to help me see why I think and feel the way I do. She’s extremely supportive and I always feel better after talking to her. She checks on me regularly if she hasn’t heard from me in a while which feels very nice. I wasn’t sure about online counseling but it has actually helped me delve into some deep-rooted issues. I highly recommend!!

Written by D.E. on Oct 20, 2018 after counseling with Carlithea for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, self esteem, and anger management

She is very helpful with everything we talk about. I would recommend her to anyone that needs the help.

Written by T.A. on Oct 18, 2018 after counseling with Carlithea for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, and career difficulties

I love working with and talking to Carlithea Farrington. She has provided me with so many tools and thought provoking exercises to keep me grounded and paying attention to my goals. She knew just what to do when I told her my problems and has helped me change my way of thinking and chip away at myself to find that happiness from within. I thank her so much for that.