I've been working as counselor since 2004 and continue to be endlessly passionate about what I do! I blend my background in humanistic and existential psychology with mindfulness and other holistic practices to offer an integrative, active approach to healing. I specialize in working with people in the areas of anxiety, depression, improving relationships and dealing with issues relating to exploring career and life path opportunities. I also enjoy working with people who are seeking out new ways to grow and evolve in the area of personal development.
I tailor my approach to meet your unique learning style and personality. This offers you the experience of a safe space to be supported in exploring yourself and what you're going through without judgment. I aim to help you find strategies that fit your lifestyle so you can find effective relief from your suffering, while we also work to address the root causes of the deeper, long-standing issues in your life. You've taken the first, courageous step by exploring this site. I look forward to working with you to support you in clearing out the obstacles getting in the way of you tapping into your inner strength and living the life you deserve.
- Stress, Anxiety
- Parenting issues
- Self esteem
- Career difficulties
- Coping with life changes
LGBT , Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Trauma and abuse , Anger management , Bipolar disorder , Depression Read more...
LPCC #LPCC182 (Expires: 2022-03-31)
In just a few weeks, Carly has used tools to help me move from my place of feeling 'stuck'. She is very relatable and despite the 'virtual office' she seems to be in tune with where I am and is able to provide the appropriate encouragement and tools that speak to where I am at the time. She is a great counselor! Glad that she and I connected.
Carly is a great listener and really makes me feel heard and understood. She also offers valuable insight and actionable strategies to work on.
Carly Mentlik has been great for helping to help me feel comfortable about some of the things I can’t articulate well. She has been able to help to identify some clarity and insight that has helped me be more at peace with myself than I have been in a long time. I appreciate her helping to track down resources for me and also listening. A very positive experience and I appreciate the site and especially her service.
Carly helped me in many ways. She listened to my problems and was able to guide me toward putting things into perspective. She helped me focus on the things I can do now and to not overly worry about longer-term concerns. Small steps, but immensely helpful for uncluttering my mind of thoughts and issues that were making day-to-day life much harder than it needed to be.
Carly is great and she gave me some good ideas!
Carly has been an amazing counselor for me. She's kind, caring, relatable, and always offers a great point of view. Anyone is lucky to have her as a counselor.
Carly has been really great in terms of providing comfort and advice in realm of creativity and mindfulness, which is exactly what I've been looking for in a counselor.
Carly has been so wonderful as my counselor! I feel supported and cared with life decisions and on my journey of mental health.
She was great! The worksheets help, and she appreciates your input.
She’s a lifesaver (: understands you for what you are.
So far, Carly has made me feel supported and she has created a virtual environment for me that feels completely safe. As a result, I am able to write out everything I'm going through, which is exactly what I need. It's so rare to find a counselor that accomplishes this! Thank you so much Carly.
Carly, has been very helpful to keep my head high, she allows me to express myself. She gives me confidence.
Kind, professional, easy to talk to.
I feel so comfortable sharing anything with Carly. She really understands what you're going through. I feel like she really understands my emotions as well. She offers me tons of help and solutions for my problems.
Carly was great. I have never reached out to a counselor or therapist before and I was a little intimidated to try. Carly was so kind and would always make me feel better or help me realize how to handle situations that I had not thought of before. She gave me very good advice and the insight I needed to figure out various situations in my life. I would definitely recommend Carly to a friend, and actually have recommended better help to people I know because of how great my experience was working with Carly.
Carly has been an awesome support in my personal healing. She's offered various strategies and recommendations for dealing with the issues I've shared with her and has helped me see situations in a different light. Some of the tools she's provided me have helped me drastically with communicating with my partner and I've shared these tools with a few friends who also found it extremely powerful.
Carly does a wonderful job of following up and staying connected. Even when I wasn’t the best about responding, she continued to reach out and make sure I felt that I had a support system.
I’ve been working with Carly for almost 9 months now and she’s been a great help to me. She’s given me tools and advice on how to help me help myself. Whenever I find myself in a sticky situation I find it is so much more easier to access my own feelings and understand the situation. Whereas before, it was very easy for me to get stuck in the mess of negativity I sometimes got myself into. Most importantly, she’s helped me realize that it’s ok to feel the way I feel sometimes. I mostly just need to work on working through those feelings and not holding onto them. And learn to be okay with myself and work towards being more positive and happy.
Carly was incredibly supportive during a very difficult time for me. I am so glad I was able to get the support that I got from her and it was very healing for me to be able to express openly everything I was going through.
Very helpful! One of the best counselors I've had.
Amazing counselor. Listened and offered advice to help me sort through my emotional turmoil and make sense of my world again. Thank you so much!
I was paired with Carly after I had some communication issues with my first counselor. Carly is responsive in a timely matter, and if she can't get respond with an elaborate answer, she always lets know you it will take her a few days. She makes her clients feel like she listens and that everyone's time matters. She offers great advice and suggestions, never forcing any thing on me.
Carly has been my first step in trying to better myself and find happiness. She has made the process easy and welcoming, giving me the confidence to push forward in dealing with things I would probably avoid talking about. Thank you so much!
I came to BetterHelp at a time where health insurance was making it near impossible to find a therapist. I also work during most normal office hours which also made it difficult to find a therapist. Carly was the first counselor I was matched with after I took my survey and she has been great. I have been able to find gratitude in a lot of places I was unable to. She regularly gives me worksheets that are relative to what I am going through. If she hasn't heard from me in a week she always messages me to check up on me. She is very insightful but also has helped me problem solve independently through my issues by allowing me to think through what I am experiencing. She has a kind presence and I feel very comfortable sharing things with her. I am really thankful I was able to connect with her through BetterHelp. I have found pivotal coping mechanisms and information through my experience with her.
Carly has been very attentive and supportive throughout a difficult time. She understands when patients just need a sounding board versus when they need advice, and I really appreciate that. I would definitely recommend her.
Carly has been helpful and is always available when I need her. She seems genuinely interested in my well being.
Carly has been great. She's regularly following up with me, even when I don't respond. She's given me tools to work with and shows a genuine care for my concerns.
I've been speaking with Carly for a couple weeks and I'm already feeling more hopeful. She's very understanding and I already confidently tell her more than I tell any of my closest friends and relatives. She's very gentle, but not afraid to tell me what I need to hear.
Carly is very understanding and provides a caring approach.
I came into BetterHelp having just escaped a lifelong abusive situation. I was very honest in my primary survey and spoke as clearly as I could about my concerns. I have seen fantastic progress with Carly. We have been working together for nearly a year. I no longer jump at my own shadow, I've more or less stopped negative self talk, and I'm slowly getting over my eating disorder with her help. I do have outside medical help as well, but without a doubt, I hit the ground running towards recovery with Carly. 10/10, she has changed my life.
No joke, I often tell my husband that if I came up to past me, even just before leaving my previous situation, I wouldn't have believed it. And yet here I am. I'm not completely healed or anything, but I am *so much better*. Some days I can't really do anything but rant about my previous situation and how unfair it is, and she just listens. She doesn't try to psychoanalyze, just recognizes that you're not feeling good, and maybe offers a few brief suggestions on what to do next time. I have had a dramatic reduction in rehabilitating flashbacks. I still have them, but they're a minor annoyance now, rather than a headache-inducing, day stopping phenomenon that spirals out of control.
She is honest and kind. She will tell you straight if she thinks you're being unfair in a situation, but not in an accusatory way. She also checks up on you in intervals throughout therapy to make sure she's offering you what you need.
I have had maybe 6 or 7 counselors in my life, 3 here on BetterHelp in different stages of my recovery. She is the only one who has been able to help me at all, let alone help with all of my issues. She helped me process so much mental garbage - it's amazing. She also guided me through accepting (for the most part) my medical issues, and helped me resurface and accept my ADHD diagnosis. Even if all she had done was help with my C-PTSD and post-abuse mess, that would be amazing. But she has gone above and beyond and tackled everything my life has thrown at us as a provider-client team.
I can't stress enough how wonderful she has been. Anybody would be lucky to have her as their therapist, provided that they were open to truly exploring the concepts and sources of their issues.
Carly is amazing! She is very knowledgeable and understanding. She speaks with so much kindness and compassion that you feel very comfortable sharing with her even about sensitive subjects. That makes her an incredibly effective therapist since you can really feel free to tell her everything on your mind. She always offers great insight and advice, while helping you see things from every perspective. I highly recommend her.
I worked with Carly during 4 months, and she offered a great support. She is professional, patient, understanding, reliable, objective and non judgmental. She helped me make an important decision in my life, and gave me practical tools to handle my troubles that I use every day. I will always be thankful for that, thank you Carly :)
She has been so amazing and a wonderful counselor. I was able to start facing demons because of her. I have never found a better counselor. She has been really understanding with all of my mental health issues such as anxiety and depression and she really takes your situation into consideration.
Carly is wonderful. She pays attention to everything I share and always have good insights or compassionate feedback.
Carly is great. Since I've started messaging her, I feel like my whole perspective on life has changed for the better. She's gotten me out of the negative spiral that I'd been in for years, and that's a really special thing.
Carly has made me feel calm and better about my situation every time I read her response and questions. It's evident she has experience dealing with relationships and stress management.
I feel so happy to have matched up with Carly. She's been nothing but wonderful. Very attentive. Provides great perspective and possible steps/solutions. Absolutely helpful and supportive.
I feel very good with Carly, before her I tried another therapist but he wasn't for me, it was with Carly that I've found myself opening up easier and she's helped me to continue with therapy because it can be challenging and sometimes I've wanted to stop, Carly has a way to make it easier as a patient to keep logging in.
Carly's great. Calm, collected, and genuine. I appreciate the tone of her replies, she understands how people can be triggered by anything and her masterful way of dodging potential triggers is really comforting. In her own way, she masterfully allowed me to discover some problems not by stating them, but by forcing me to take responsibility and question myself.
The sessions with Carly are really good. She is always very responsive and the offered advice and methods were very spot on and helpful. She helped me to find a way forward.
Carly has been great! She's given me the space to talk about my issues, and her insights have helped guide me towards better ways of thinking and interacting with my family and friends.
Carly is terrific! She's so thoughtful and patient. She really listens and gives you well thought-out responses and suggestions.
I've been talking to her for about a month, and she knows what she is talking about. She has helped me to learn a few things about myself so far in the short time we have been talking and is good with advice and direction. She is more than willing to help you find therapists in your area.
Very caring and understanding. Carly supported me with quite a few different helpful resources. She is also making me feel very safe to share my problems and she doesn't judge you at all! I would highly recommend her!
Carly is great. She is very understanding but unbiased, and gives a lot of clarity in your situation as well as some practical advice to help you manage whatever challenges your facing.
Carly has been very helpful in giving me the tools to make a major decision in my life; she played a vital role in helping me make the transition following the decision. She provided me with the confidence to move forward, and she consistently offered a caring tone that allowed me to feel "normal" despite my emotional turmoil.
Carly is really patient and understanding. She knows exactly how to respond to your worries and issues with great coping strategies.
Carly's support has been life changing for me! She helped me put structure in my life, when it's become the most hectic ever and I could see huge benefits of working with her just after one week of exchanging messages. Thank you Carly!
I find Carly easy to message with and she strives to understand the people that she helps.
Carly is great and has responded in a fairly timely manner, which is very helpful. She has been responsive, understanding and I feel I can open up what has been going on in my life, my thoughts, and my feelings.
Carly has been a great help to me since starting with BetterHelp. I've visited a few therapists before but never really felt 100% comfortable talking to them about everything that's going on in my life. Carly has made me feel so supported and comfortable, and has given me lots of things to work on in the real world outside of our discussions. She's been a massive help in a difficult time - I can't say enough good things about her!
Carly is thoughtful and compassionate. Very easy to talk to. Her suggestions and methods for helping me work through my challenges have done a lot to help me reconsider how I view myself and those around me.
Carly is awesome. I have only been working with her for 2 weeks but I already feel great relief and she has given me so many tools to work on to help my panic attacks. She never fails to understand. She is always kind and compassionate. I highly recommend her, especially to LGBT. Thank you Carly.
I was sceptical at first about talking about my life situations. Carly is a profesional with great insite. Talking to her about my situation has helped me grow as an individual. I would honestly recommend her service to anyone seeking somone to hear them out.
Carly has listened to me and created tangible solutions for my life. I greatly appreciate her patience and her advice/guidance. Anyone would be lucky to work with her!
Having dealt with a lot of childhood trauma, Carly lets me talk at my own pace about my current and past experiences. Even after a few months, my life has greatly improved!!
Carly has been a huge help. I was skeptical of this mechanism for therapy, but her thoughtfulness, promptness, and insightful care has been invaluable. I'll always be grateful she was here to help me.
Carly and I have just started working together, however, I can already tell that she is compassionate and responds quickly. I am looking forward to continuing.
Carly is phenomenal. She takes the time to get to know you before suggesting solutions, and she's very careful about not pushing too hard, which is excellent when dealing with issues like PTSD. I would definitely recommend her for people with issues similar to my own.
Carly has been instrumental in providing me tools to help with my depression. She has really listened to me and suggested concrete things for me to do to help with my self esteem and eating issues. She answers quickly and I feel really cares about my well being.