Hi! I am a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor in the state of North Dakota with over 16 years of experience working as a psychotherapist/clinician. I earned my Masters Degree in Counseling at North Dakota State University. I have helped a variety of clients with a variety of concerns including depression, anxiety, phobias, panic disorder, codependency, relationship issues, parenting and co-parenting problems, career challenges and overwhelm, OCD, bipolar disorder, personality disorders, trauma, abuse, experiencing divorce, and ADHD.
My therapeutic style is non-judgmental, patient, compassionate, and open to anything that is "on your mind." I believe in treating every person with respect, sensitivity, and unconditional positive regard. My approach combines cognitive-behavioral therapy, dialectical behavior therapy, trauma therapy, narrative therapy, solution-focused therapy, and acceptance and commitment therapy. I have the ability to individualize your sessions and treatment plan to meet your specific needs and goals.
I have experience working with children, adolescents, adults and geriatric clients. I have a special interest in survivors of abuse/domestic violence, divorce, grief, trauma, and codependency. I am very open-minded and embrace diversity.
I am very proud of you for taking the first step toward a healthy life. I would be honored to walk with you on your journey to wellness. I am committed to excellence in client care! I look forward to working with you!
Additional areas of focus: Addictions, LGBT, Family conflicts, Intimacy-related issues, Eating disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Abandonment, Adoption and Foster Care, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Attachment Issues, Avoidant Personality, Blended Family Issues, Body Image, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Codependency, Commitment Issues, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, Dependent Personality, Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder (DMDD), Dissociation, Divorce and Separation, Domestic Violence, Emptiness, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Fatherhood Issues, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Impulsivity, Infidelity, Isolation / Loneliness, Jealousy, Life Purpose, Military and Veterans Issues, Mood Disorders, Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Phobias, Postpartum Depression, Post-traumatic Stress, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Harm, Self-Love, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Women's Issues, Workplace Issues, Young Adult Issues
Clinical approaches: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
MN LPCC 00992
ND LPCC 619-11-1-08-223
Carlyss is my favorite—she has taken the time to understand me as a person and she is the best to talk to! I look forward to every meeting :)
Written on Mar 26, 2023 after therapy with Carlyss for 9 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, and self esteem
She is supportive and counsels with experience; she knows what I am feeling and is able to guide me through my mess!
Written on Feb 09, 2023 after therapy with Carlyss for 9 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and compassion fatigue
Carlyss has very good insight and even though I have only scheduled one session with her, she responds quickly to my journal entries, and has been very direct but compassionate in her responses. I would highly recommend her to any of my friends and family
Written on May 20, 2022 after therapy with Carlyss for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, and adhd