I am a LIMHP and have been a therapist for about 15 years. I specialize in working with folks with anxiety, trauma, mood disorders, family situations, interpersonal situations, and overwhelming emotions.
My counseling style is eclectic and direct. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion, and I don't believe in stigmatizing labels. My approach combines cognitive-behavioral, dialectical-behavioral, and mindfulness therapy. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs.
It takes courage to seek for a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards a change. If you are ready to take that step I am here to support and empower you on your journey.
I do want to share with you that I am dyslexic, and I have found that live chatting is not a way I can be really effective as a therapist. I am comfortable communicating via messaging, but unfortunately I am not able to offer live chat. I prefer to offer both live phone, and live video sessions.
I look forward to working with you!
Additional areas of focus: LGBT, Relationship issues, Grief, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Coaching, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Abandonment, Adoption and Foster Care, Attachment Issues, Blended Family Issues, Body Image, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Codependency, Communication Problems, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder (DMDD), Divorce and Separation, Domestic Violence, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Isolation / Loneliness, Jealousy, Life Purpose, Midlife Crisis, Mood Disorders, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Post-traumatic Stress, 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), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
NE LIMHP 1402
incredibly easy to connect with and open up to, Carmen has been able to impact my life and happiness with her insight
Written on Aug 30, 2023 after therapy with Carmen for 1 year and 1 month on issues concerning lgbt, trauma and abuse, and adhd
Carmen is a kind and honest therapist that listened and offers advice from her heart. She makes me feel seen and gives me valuable suggestions and resources to deal with whatever situation I’m currently navigating. I’m very grateful for Carmen!
Written on Aug 25, 2023 after therapy with Carmen for 10 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, coping with life changes, coaching, compassion fatigue, and adhd
Carmen is a great therapist and I know that I will make progress with her.
Written on Jul 24, 2023 after therapy with Carmen for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and coaching
Carmen has been really supportive and given me specific tasks to help me make progress. Just starting the therapy process with her, my mental health has improved.
Written on Jun 11, 2023 after therapy with Carmen for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, and adhd
Carmen has been an integral piece in my healing and personal growth this year. I feel understood for the first time in my life, and even more- she has the expertise to give me the cognitive tools I didn't even know I needed. I am truly grateful for Carmen!
Written on May 09, 2023 after therapy with Carmen for 3 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, self esteem, career difficulties, and compassion fatigue
Carmen is friendly and straightforward, and does a good job of asking follow-up questions. I'm impressed with how well BetterHelp matched us.
Written on Apr 11, 2023 after therapy with Carmen for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, and trauma and abuse