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Carmen Chaney, LIMHP

Stress, Anxiety Family conflicts Trauma and abuse Depression Coping with life changes
Video Phone Messaging

About me

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!

Professional experience

12yrs in practice

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

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These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Carmen Chaney. We don't pay anyone to provide their review and they are all made voluntarily. Some people's experience receiving therapy with BetterHelp might be different.

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

Dr. Chaney is a wonderful therapist. She listens to my concerns and asks thoughtful questions to help guide me to the answers I already have within me. She provides resources and supports me in between sessions as well. I look forward to our sessions and I greatly appreciate the help she’s given me thus far.

Written on Apr 15, 2023 after therapy with Carmen for 6 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 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

Carmen is extremely considerate, caring and committed to helping you achieve realistic goals. She adopts whatever approach you feel most comfortable with, without compromising her core values and techniques that are most effective. Carmen helped me improve my quality of life dramatically. She is the support and comfort every queer person needs and deserves.

Written on Apr 01, 2023 after therapy with Carmen for 11 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, self esteem, and coping with life changes

She's extremely understanding and listens to what I have to say.

Written on Mar 13, 2023 after therapy with Carmen for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, and self esteem

Carmen is awesome. She is understanding and helps me reframe and reword things to ensure the best outcome for me. I TRULY appreciate her expertise, her caring and her abilities.

Written on Mar 10, 2023 after therapy with Carmen for 6 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, eating disorders, self esteem, and career difficulties