Carlithea Farrington

LCSW, Other
Therapist Carlithea Farrington Photo

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

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Relationship issues
  • Family conflicts
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
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 , Read more...

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

Years of Experience: 20

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LCSW #C011261 (Expires: 2023-01-05)

Other #NJDCATEMP-012781 (Expires: 2022-05-27)


Reviews

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.

Written by B.R. on May 05, 2022 after therapy with Carlithea for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, and coping with life changes

Love her

Written by J.O. on Apr 28, 2022 after therapy with Carlithea for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, intimacy-related issues, and self esteem

I was connected with Carli and right off the bat I could tell that she cared about getting to the root of my Depression and Anxiety. She was very engaging with getting me to open up about the issues I was having. After 4 short months she helped me turn things around for the better and not just coping. Carli is absolutely awesome and I would recommend her to anyone that may need therapy

Written by J.E. on Apr 11, 2022 after therapy with Carlithea for 7 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, eating disorders, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Carlithea is always engaged and caring. She really listens and asks insightful questions and tells it like it is. She’s not just a cheerleader or a sounding board, I value her insight.

Written by C.A. on Mar 08, 2022 after therapy with Carlithea for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, and coping with life changes

I felt very comfortable with Carlithea. She is a great listener and understands my point of view❤️

Written by M.A. on Mar 07, 2022 after therapy with Carlithea for 7 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, and self esteem

Absolutely loved her

Written by W.E. on Feb 18, 2022 after therapy with Carlithea for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, grief, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, and coaching

It's been about 10 years since I've been in therapy but Carlithea was so easy to talk to on my 1st visit. It was like sitting down & catching up with an old friend except this friend has the tools, ability & demeanor to help me problem solve & get my life back in balance. I'm so grateful that I found Better Help & Carlithea!!

Written by L.E. on Feb 09, 2022 after therapy with Carlithea for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, and parenting issues

I've been under Carlithea's care for a bit over 3 weeks now. It's been life changing for me. She understands me she listens to me and she has great views. She is really helping me.

Written by J.E. on Jan 23, 2022 after therapy with Carlithea for 2 months

Working with Carla so far has been life changing. I came to therapy to fix one particular issue, but from our first session, she immediately picked up on so many other toxic routines I practiced and needed to address. Her combined knowledge and expertise as well as her warm and friendly personality provide a space for me where I’m confident I can get better!

I’m currently writing this at 3AM so you caught me at a bad time haha. From the bottom of my heart though, thank you so much.

Written by K.A. on Dec 28, 2021 after therapy with Carlithea for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and grief

Best therapist

Written by E.M. on Dec 06, 2021 after therapy with Carlithea for 2 years and 11 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, and self esteem

Carlithea is an expert and amazing at what she does.

Written by B.A. on Nov 19, 2021 after therapy with Carlithea for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, and intimacy-related issues

I had my first session with Carli and I wanna say wow .. I got so much out of it .. I already feel so good! Thank you

Written by N.E. on Nov 13, 2021 after therapy with Carlithea for 2 years and 4 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and intimacy-related issues

Calithea is very professionable, knowledgeable, and gives great guidance.

Written by E.T. on Oct 19, 2021 after therapy with Carlithea for 3 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues

Very thoughtful and helpful and care about her clients

Written by R.A. on Oct 14, 2021 after therapy with Carlithea for 3 years on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, and bipolar disorder

Carlithea is the first person to help me understand the implications of my mental illness diagnosis on my thoughts and actions, and I was first officially diagnosed in 2008! I didn’t really get much education on bipolar disorder before. I feel like I can tell her anything good or bad and she’s always there. I’m going through some big life changes and I’m so grateful to have her to help me cope. I write her just about every day!

Written by E.R. on Oct 03, 2021 after therapy with Carlithea for 6 months on issues concerning family conflicts, and trauma and abuse

She is awesome! She's a great listener and always willing to learn new things in order to help me!

Written by S.T. on Sep 03, 2021 after therapy with Carlithea for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, career difficulties, and adhd

I've had a fantastic experience with Carla so far. Even though we are still in the beginning of this journey together, she has already provided me with so many helpful insights and tools that are gradually making my life better. Many thanks.

Written by P.R. on Sep 01, 2021 after therapy with Carlithea for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, and career difficulties

I’ve enjoyed working with Carli, she has been a great support system for me and a wonderful confidante. She’s guided me through my depression and anxiety and often given me the encouragement I so much needed. I can’t thank her enough for not judging me for my thoughts, and she’s guided me through with patience.

Written by A.L. on Aug 22, 2021 after therapy with Carlithea for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Carlithea is exactly the therapist I wish I had from the beginning. She’s understanding and fully prepared to direct sessions in the way that works best for the individual instead of herself.

Written by D.A. on Aug 15, 2021 after therapy with Carlithea for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, and sleeping disorders

She has been amazing so far, really listens and helps you in different ways and offers different tools to do so

Written by S.A. on Aug 02, 2021 after therapy with Carlithea for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and career difficulties

Carla is absolutely incredible to work with! She has a calming personality and voice, and has really helped put a lot of things in perspective for me. I wasn’t sure about starting online counseling/therapy but would highly recommend it now

Written by C.O. on Jul 27, 2021 after therapy with Carlithea for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, bipolar disorder, and coping with life changes

She’s the best. So comfortable. Really makes it catered to you.

Written by K.M. on Jul 18, 2021 after therapy with Carlithea for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, self esteem, coping with life changes, coaching, and compassion fatigue

Carlithea Farrington is a great counselor. She is attentive and shares useful information, techniques, and resources at the end of every session. With her help, I can feel myself returning to a healthier state of mind and can envision better days ahead which didn't seem as possible before meeting her.

Written by L.O. on Jul 12, 2021 after therapy with Carlithea for 2 weeks

Excellent listener and has great communication skills

Written by P.A. on Jul 03, 2021 after therapy with Carlithea for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, sleeping disorders, and self esteem

Carli is a Godsend! She has helped me enormously in the short period of time I've been working with her. She picks up intuitively on what my concerns/issues are and has a wonderful memory. She is very responsive and has given me several worksheets to work with, which I have found very useful. She also has an excellent sense of humor, which I think is extremely important. I think anybody would be in great hands working with Carli

Written by E.L. on Jun 05, 2021 after therapy with Carlithea for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, grief, parenting issues, self esteem, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

From the moment Carlithea and I first spoke, I felt welcomed. She has an innate way of making a person feel valid, seen, heard, and important. She talks to me like an old friend. She is reliable and gives it to you straight - which is such an important quality for a counselor to have, in my experience. She doesn't let you off easy and holds you accountable, making sure you do the work, but in a warm and supportive and loving way. She has definitely set the bar very, very high for any future counselors I may have. She is one of a kind and truly a life saver. I will miss her terribly when our time is up.

Written by K.A. on Jun 01, 2021 after therapy with Carlithea for 3 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, grief, and coping with life changes

I love my sessions with Carli - each time I come out feeling empowered and with steps to improve myself with over time. She addresses my variety of needs, and I feel listened to and heard and respected at each and every meeting. I would recommend everyone receive counseling from Carli, as she is a ray of sunshine that helps clear the clouds from my head.

Written by C.A. on May 28, 2021 after therapy with Carlithea for 7 months

She’s awesome! She’s so sweet and caring, and she’s such a good listener. She has such a happy and relaxed voice, I can’t help but feel better just hearing her talk. She’s very optimistic, but also realistic; and she’s helped me set achievable goals and encouraged me to reach them which has helped me grow so much. When I first started to see her, I felt like my life was a mess. I had no confidence, no direction, and I felt like there was no way out of my head. She helped guide me through my thought processes, and she showed me that I have the control to create a happier life. So incredibly thankful for all she has done for me!

Written by S.T. on May 22, 2021 after therapy with Carlithea for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, and self esteem

My therapist, Carlithea is wonderful. She answers in a timely manner, and makes it easy to open up. I’ve never been the type to open up face-to-face with a therapist, hence why I’ve waited so long to get one, this app is amazing & allows me to open up over messages. Carlithea gives me lots of worksheets to self reflect on & I think it’s so interesting to find out different ways to cope & it helps me understand my problems more.

Written by Q.U. on Mar 30, 2021 after therapy with Carlithea for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Carlithea is a wonderful person to talk to. She understands, she's honest and gives great advice. I recommend her to anyone who's looking for compassionate and honest counseling.

Written by L.I. on Mar 29, 2021 after therapy with Carlithea for 2 months on issues concerning family conflicts, grief, parenting issues, and coping with life changes

Carlithea has really helped me regain confidence during my grief journey.

Written by L.I. on Jan 08, 2021 after therapy with Carlithea for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, and career difficulties

Carli is very sweet and helpful! She is attentive, and gives good feedback in a clear, kind, and respectful way. I would recommend her to anyone. Thank you!

Written by C.H. on Dec 27, 2020 after therapy with Carlithea for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, and self esteem

Carlithea has been a tremendous help for me throughout our time speaking together. She is warm and empathetic, and has an incredible knack at listening, then responding with perfect and poignant insight. This insight often provides me with a better understanding of my situation, emotionally, and mentally, which allows to me reflect, and ultimately, address the issues that we aim to address!

Written by M.O. on Dec 13, 2020 after therapy with Carlithea for 1 year and 11 months 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

My counselor provides practical tools that I use in my daily routine that help me to maintain a healthy mental state.

Written by J.E. on Nov 16, 2020 after therapy with Carlithea for 4 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, career difficulties, bipolar disorder, and adhd

Carlithea is amazing. Of all of my therapists throughout life, she has by far been my favorite. She assists me with creating goals and thinking through my thoughts.

Written by H.U. on Oct 26, 2020 after therapy with Carlithea for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, and coping with life changes

Knowledgeable and attentive.

Written by M.I. on Jun 19, 2020 after therapy with Carlithea for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, anger management, bipolar disorder, and adhd

Very helpful, listened and helped expand upon what my motivations could be and how I could work on changing my behavior to be who I arrived to be.

Written by K.A. on Jun 11, 2020 after therapy with Carlithea for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, parenting issues, and coping with life changes

Carli helped me through the most difficult time of my life with patience, understanding, and kindness. She is not the type of counselor who passively listens, she gives thoughtful and practical advice you can implement immediately. Carli is caring, warm, and made me feel heard and understood during a crisis. She is a tremendous counselor and a wonderful person. I am forever grateful for all she has done to help me.

Written by S.A. on Jun 04, 2020 after therapy with Carlithea for 1 month

Carlithea has been amazing in the time that I have been able to work with her. She is very kind and understanding.

Written by P.R. on May 21, 2020 after therapy with Carlithea for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues

Carly has been amazing to me. She is so helpful and available, and I feel like she genuinely cares. She always discuss with me approaches and the whys which really helps me understand what is going on in my situation, and I am so thankful for this, otherwise it’s so easy to get lost among so many different paths of thinking. I am so grateful she was put in my path.

Written by N.A. on Apr 17, 2020 after therapy with Carlithea for 1 year and 6 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, self esteem, and anger management

She is amazing!

Written by N.O. on Apr 15, 2020 after therapy with Carlithea for 8 months on issues concerning lgbt, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Love her. She’s so real and gets you to realize things you weren’t even noticing before. She helps you weigh the pros and cons of it all.

Written by M.I. on Jan 19, 2020 after therapy with Carlithea for 3 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, and intimacy-related issues

Carlithia's words of wisdom have helped me get through a difficult time. I would recommend her to anyone who is having difficulties that they need to discuss.

Written by J.E. on Jan 11, 2020 after therapy with Carlithea for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, grief, and parenting issues

The advice and guidance I have received thus far has been worth my time and money. Thank you so much for this resource.

Written by K.R. on Jan 03, 2020 after therapy with Carlithea for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Ms. Carli is a gem for the mental health field. I appreciate her honesty, knowledge, and accountability. She’s been such a blessing and I’m so grateful to have her as my therapist.

Written by K.A. on Dec 02, 2019 after therapy with Carlithea for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and family conflicts

Carlithea's style of work is collaborative, supportive, solution-focused, and direct. She makes me feel safe and comfortable in discussing my issues without worrying about feeling judged or misunderstood. She is skilled and empathic!

Written by H.I. on Nov 15, 2019 after therapy with Carlithea for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, compassion fatigue, and adhd

I’ve only recently started seeing Carlithea but the comfort was there immediately. I have a hard time opening up to people and tend to downplay or belittle my struggles. Carlithea doesn’t let me do that and is extremely supportive and understanding. She doesn’t sugar coat anything but is kind when she delivers a point that I need to hear, which is what I need. I’ve been to therapy before and was hesitant to talk to anyone again, but Carlithea has really changed that for me.

Written by A.D. on Oct 30, 2019 after therapy with Carlithea for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, and anger management

Ms. Farrington has been fantastic throughout the last few months during our sessions, and I absolutely feel as if the discussions have been beneficial. I trust in her experience and ability to drive conversations in a way that explore and address my concerns, and she gives me things to think about in a way that helps me further progress in my personal life.

Written by M.I. on Jul 16, 2019 after therapy 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 therapy 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 therapy 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 therapy 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 therapy 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 therapy 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 therapy 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 therapy with Carlithea for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and family conflicts

She truly is a blessing!

Written by C.R. on Jan 02, 2019 after therapy 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 therapy 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 therapy 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 D.E. on Oct 20, 2018 after therapy 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 therapy 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.