Taking the first step to consider therapy can be exciting, nerve-wracking, and scary all at the same time. I like to establish a warm, genuine connection with my clients in order to cultivate a sense of trust and safety when we meet. I assist clients in establishing goals and milestones they would like to meet in life and create a plan to help them get there. I believe that unresolved trauma and/or grief is often the reason we may feel hindered or stuck in life, and that by processing past hurts, losses, and traumas, we are more free to be the best versions of ourselves; our true selves. I believe through a lens of self-compassion and acceptance, we can begin to be more kind to ourselves and heal our critical inner voice. Finally, getting clear about our values will help guide our actions, which in turn, helps us to create a purposeful life based on what we believe to be meaningful- not necessarily what the world, society, or family tries to tell us "should be" important.
In my work with couples I utilize Gottman method. The first session we meet together to get an idea of what needs to be improved upon, what issues bring you to couple's therapy, and a general sense of how the interactions and communication are in the relationship. In the second session, we split our time with each partner for individual sessions and I continue my assessment on the pillars that research shows are most important to lasting relationships (the sound relationship house). In the third session, I share a detailed report assessing both your strengths and areas of growth as a couple so that we have a road map of goals to work towards in a tangible, productive way. Current and past clients often express they appreciate that Gottman method offers a structured plan and approach that helps them to start making positive changes in their relationship immediately.
Additional areas of focus: LGBT, Trauma and abuse, Intimacy-related issues, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Depression, Attachment Issues, Avoidant Personality, Divorce and Separation, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Isolation / Loneliness, Life Purpose, Self-Love, Women's Issues, Young Adult Issues
Clinical approaches: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Gottman Method, Mindfulness Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
CO LPC LPC.0015065
AZ LPC 22357
TX LPC 85997
Carly is friendly, asks direct questions to get to know you quickly but in a respectful manner. She also gives you tools to begin to think of things from another viewpoint and then asks if that might be something you feel comfortable implementing. I feel she gives opportunities to begin working for a new way to address things without wasting time.
Written on May 22, 2023 after therapy with Carly for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, lgbt, family conflicts, grief, anger management, and coping with life changes
Carly has helped me navigate a really challenging year. She's got all the skills you want from a counselor: she's good at listening, asking insightful questions, passing along helpful materials. I am in a much healthier, more motivated headspace since we started our sessions. Thank you Carly!
Written on Jan 04, 2021 after therapy with Carly for 7 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, and adhd
First time speaking with her, very good advice & very professional not just that she’s very good at what she does :))
Written on May 04, 2020 after therapy with Carly for 2 days on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and self esteem