I am a mental health therapist (LMHC) licensed in Iowa with several years of experience working as a psychotherapist and life coach. My experiences in this career path has lead me to work with clients with a wide range of presenting issues such as anxiety, anger management, grief and loss, depression, trauma, processing trauma, relationship obstacles and more. I am trained in EMDR and am currently working towards a greater understanding and certification in Internal Family Systems training (IFS).
My approach to each of my clients is based off of the individual, meeting them where they are at, providing support, compassion and understanding as well as respect for you and the experiences that formed you into the person you are today. I allow myself to utilized several modalities including humanistic, Rogerian (empathetic approach), existential theory and cognitive-behavior therapy. It is my privilege to provide a safe, non judgmental environment for my clients to achieve personal growth and wellbeing.
I firmly believe that when life presents you with adversity that it doesn't have to beat you down, but instead refine you, making you stronger, healthier, happier and more resilient. It can be a bit scary, stepping out of your comfort zone, choosing to do this important work. It takes courage and a willingness to work forward, whatever your pace, to a healthier, happier you. Welcome to the journey!
I'm looking forward to working with you!
- Stress, Anxiety
- Coping with life changes
LGBT , Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Trauma and abuse , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Parenting issues , Anger management , Self esteem , Bipolar disorder , Depression , Compassion fatigue , ADHD , Abandonment , Aging and Geriatric Issues , Attachment Issues , Blended Family Issues , Cancer , Caregiver Issues and Stress , Co-morbidity , Codependency , Communication Problems , Control Issues , Dissociation , Divorce and Separation , Domestic Violence , Forgiveness , Guilt and Shame , Hospice and End of Life Counseling , Impulsivity , Isolation/Loneliness , Jealousy , Life Purpose , Midlife Crisis , Mood Disorders , Multicultural Concerns , Narcissism , Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks , Personality Disorders , Post-traumatic Stress , Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) , Self-Love , Sexual Assault and Abuse , Sexuality , Social Anxiety and Phobia , Women's Issues , Workplace Issues , Young Adult Issues Read more...
Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Existential Therapy, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Mindfulness Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
IA LMHC 095132
MN LPCC 3212
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Carmen is a great and understanding person that has help couch me through past trauma and hardships. Would recommend highly.
She is not very interested in learning about you, or being a friend. Business type
She is amazing. I feel so much better already and I have quite a ways to go. She makes me feel understood and heard. I don’t feel alone with my problems and I feel like I will be able to live a happier healthier life with strong mental health practices that I can use on my day to day to help me get through all the stress and anxiety I am dealing with.
I have always been someone to not talk about my issue. Carmen is someone who is easy to talk with and really gets you to figure out the root of the issues you are having.
Shes really good and understanding and helpful
She is the first therapist I have found in 8 years that makes me feel validated and worthy of the best life I can get. I know I am more then welcome to message her with anything anytime, no matter how small. I’m so lucky to have her in my corner.
She is true amazing. She focuses on the core of my concerns. Though she is very patient with me and my change, I love how she keeps me proactive with my journey as well. She is my first therapist and I’m happy this journey has started with Carmen.