I completed my Master's and Doctoral degrees at the California School of Professional Psychology at Alliant International University in Los Angeles. I offer my clients an individualized, empowering, values-based, and solution-focused therapeutic approach, which derive from several therapeutic approaches, such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Dialectical-Behavioral Therapy, Schema Therapy, and Motivational Interviewing. My previous clinical experience includes working with children, families, and adults in school, outpatient/community mental health, and residential treatment settings. I specialize in working with those who experience mood disorders, anxiety, trauma, anger, chronic pain, substance use, relationship, sexual health, and LGBT-related issues. I also specialize in working with high-conflict families, parental alienation and family reunification cases. I look forward to getting to know more about you and see if we are a good fit!
Additional areas of focus: LGBT, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue, Adoption and Foster Care, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Autism and Asperger Syndrome, Avoidant Personality, BDSM, Kink, Alternative Sex Culture, Blended Family Issues, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Chronic Pain Illness and Disability, Co-morbidity, Codependency, Communication Problems, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, Divorce and Separation, Domestic Violence, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Fertility Issues, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Infidelity, Isolation / Loneliness, Life Purpose, Mood Disorders, Multicultural Concerns, Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Personality Disorders, Postpartum Depression, Post-traumatic Stress, Pregnancy and Childbirth, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Harm, Self-Love, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Sexual Dysfunction, Sexuality, Smoking/Vaping Cessation, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Women's Issues, Young Adult Issues
Clinical approaches: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Gottman Method, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
CA Psychologist 33178
I have worked with Dr. Werderman for a little over 2 months and I highly recommend her to anyone who is looking for a therapist who is understanding, a great listener, resourceful, knowledgeable, and always making sure she is able to help you reach your goals in therapy. I was hesitant coming to therapy and nervous because this is my experience going, and I find Carlyn, the perfect match for me, I’m super glad she is my therapist!
Written on Aug 06, 2023 after therapy with Carlyn for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes
Wonderful and helpfil and relative
Written on Jun 29, 2022 after therapy with Carlyn for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, depression, self esteem, family conflicts, coping with life changes, and trauma and abuse
I love her understanding and compassion towards my struggles. She always wiling to hear me and gives me tools to help my self growth.
Written on Jun 21, 2022 after therapy with Carlyn for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, compassion fatigue, and adhd
Carlyn is very easy to work with, goal oriented, walks with me through this journey, and I’m actually seeing progress after only 6 sessions! That hasn’t happened with any other therapists over the years
Written on Jun 08, 2022 after therapy with Carlyn for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, trauma and abuse, eating disorders, self esteem, anger management, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd