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Carlos D. Ortiz, LMHC, LPC

Stress, Anxiety Relationships Trauma, Abuse Depression ADHD
Video Phone Live Chat Messaging

About me

I am a licensed mental health counselor in New York with over 15 years of professional work experience across ages and modalities. Beyond my counselor's training, I expect to complete my PhD in Clinical Psychology by end of 2023. My collective training in mental health is vast and includes providing services to children (foster care), adults, couples and families, law enforcement, elite athletes (NBA and NFL), VIP's, executives and veterans.

In addition to my academic training, I also offer unique perspectives to my counseling as a man of color, as a Marine Corps veteran, as a retired blue-collar worker and as a father of two beautiful men (now in their 30’s). I mention these experiences because I want men to know that I care about what they experience at work, military or at home. I understand that many times our roles in life can get in the way of really living. And because many men grow up without a father in a culturally complex world, figuring it out on your own can be truly bruising.

Still, most of my clinical experience has been working with women, who are the typical first line of defense in single-parent homes. Here is where I have gained most of my experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, & depression. Philosophically, I work with my clients to create an open and safe environment where thoughts and feelings can be shared without fear of judgment. It takes courage to seek out a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards a change. I am here to support & empower you in that journey.

Finally, I also have a Bachelor's degree and years of experience in Pastoral Counseling for those who wish to receive Bible-based counseling.

Professional experience

15yrs in practice
Stress, Anxiety Relationships Trauma, Abuse Depression ADHD

Additional areas of focus: Adoption and Foster Care, Antisocial Personality, Autism and Asperger Syndrome, Avoidant Personality, Co-morbidity, Codependency, Commitment Issues, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, Dependent Personality, Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder (DMDD), Dissociation, Fatherhood Issues, First Responder Issues, Infidelity, Jealousy, Military and Veterans Issues, Multicultural Concerns, Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Personality Disorders, Phobias, Prejudice and Discrimination, Process addiction (porn, exercise, gambling), Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Harm, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Somatization, Young Adult Issues

Clinical approaches: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Gottman Method

Services offered

Video
Phone
Live Chat
Messaging

Languages

EnglishSpanish

License information

NY LMHC 005286

AZ LPC LPC-21931

Reviews

These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Carlos D. Ortiz. 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.

Carlos has been extremely helpful in helping me better understand ways to handle my concerns. And provided great feedback on the causes and ways to diffuse those thoughts when they arise. Highly recommend!

Written on May 15, 2024 after therapy with Carlos D. for 4 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, and coaching

So far it has been great. I'm facing a lot of painful challenges these days and he has helped me cope. He is also the first therapist I've seen who is willing to help me better understand my condition. And he takes my symptoms seriously. I'm am hopeful for better days, and I am eager to learn all he has to teach through his experience and expertise.

Written on Mar 28, 2024 after therapy with Carlos D. for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, sleeping disorders, self esteem, and adhd

I’ve only been working with Carlos a few weeks now. Our time has been highly beneficial for my needs.

Written on Mar 14, 2024 after therapy with Carlos D. for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, and career difficulties

Carlos is the first therapist I’ve had. He’s made it easy to understand that it’s ok to get help and that I’m not alone.

Written on Mar 14, 2024 after therapy with Carlos D. for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, anger management, career difficulties, bipolar disorder, and coping with life changes

4 weeks in, and I feel very good about being paired with Dr. Carlos.

Written on Mar 02, 2024 after therapy with Carlos D. for 3 weeks on issues concerning intimacy-related issues, anger management, and adhd

Carlos is a highly qualified, compassionate therapist. His experience in the types of issues that continue to haunt my memories has helped give me multiple ways to reclaim my peace and joy.

Written on Feb 15, 2024 after therapy with Carlos D. for 4 months on issues concerning depression, relationship issues, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue