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Carlithea Farrington, LCSW

Stress, Anxiety Relationship issues Family conflicts Trauma and abuse Depression
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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!

Professional experience

20yrs in practice

Additional areas of focus: Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Adoption and Foster Care, Blended Family Issues, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Communication Problems, Divorce and Separation, Domestic Violence, Infidelity, Life Purpose, Money and Financial Issues, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Women's Issues, Workplace Issues

Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Gottman Method, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

License information

NC LCSW C011261

NJ LCSW 44SC06154600


These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Carlithea Farrington. We don't pay anyone to provide their review and they are all made voluntarily. Some people's experience receiving therapy with BetterHelp might be different.

She is an empathic listener. I always feel better and my mood improves after speaking with her.

Written on Apr 24, 2023 after therapy with Carlithea for 1 year and 9 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, grief, sleeping disorders, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

She takes the time to meet you exactly where you are at and is consistently supportive. She also is very honest and it’s easy to see why so many people gave her great reviews.

Written on Mar 15, 2023 after therapy with Carlithea for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, self esteem, anger management, and coping with life changes

Carly was a great therapist and really easy to talk to...Wish I could've spent more time with her.

Written on Feb 28, 2023 after therapy with Carlithea for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and anger management

Carla is an approachable therapist who listens well and gives real advice. She says what needs to be said, which isn't always easy to receive but is much needed.

Written on Feb 05, 2023 after therapy with Carlithea for 2 months on issues concerning relationship issues

She was an excellent listener and had sound advice.

Written on Jan 12, 2023 after therapy with Carlithea for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, and coping with life changes

She’s very professional and patient. Also, she’s very insightful. She’s has a very kind personality, but she will definitely hold her clients accountable. I strongly recommend her !

Written on Dec 02, 2022 after therapy with Carlithea for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coaching, and adhd