Carmen Chaney

LIMHP

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!


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Family conflicts
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Depression
  • Coping with life changes
Also experienced in:
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 , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 10

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LIMHP #1402 (Expires: 2022-09-01)


Reviews

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.

Written by L.E. on May 18, 2022 after therapy with Carmen for 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, and self esteem

She's the best therapist I've ever had.

Written by C.H. on May 13, 2022 after therapy with Carmen for 1 year on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, and adhd

Carmen is very attentive and caring. Grateful to have found her.

Written by P.A. on May 12, 2022 after therapy with Carmen for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Carmen is by far the best therapist I’ve worked with and I’m pleased to have finally found somebody who is well suited to me and my needs. She is extremely attentive, understanding and even injects some light humour where necessary to put me at ease. I’m learning so much from her already.

Written by J.A. on Apr 08, 2022 after therapy with Carmen for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, career difficulties, coaching, and adhd

Finding Carmens sessions extremely helpful, even at this early stage. I feel a weight has come off my shoulders after just 90 minutes of speaking with Carmen.

Written by C.O. on Apr 01, 2022 after therapy with Carmen for 10 months on issues concerning lgbt, and coping with life changes

I’ve been seeing Carmen for almost a year and I highly recommend her as a therapist (especially for LGBTQ+ folks). Her unconditional support and guidance through my coming out process has been transformative. I started my journey with therapy as an anxious person, unsure of my sexuality and in a harmful relationship. I’m ending my journey as a confident lesbian in a loving relationship with the ability to set healthy boundaries. I didn’t know this could be my reality. I’m so grateful for Carmen and the safe space she holds for the community.

Written by I.S. on Apr 01, 2022 after therapy with Carmen for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, self esteem, relationship issues, family conflicts, coping with life changes, adhd, anger management, and intimacy-related issues

Carmen listens to and respects me as her client. I can open up personal issues that I have that I never knew I had. She was able to distinguish my problems and let me cope with them. She is accommodating with her suggestions.

Written by C.H. on Mar 14, 2022 after therapy with Carmen for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, grief, and coping with life changes

My sessions with Carmen have been wonderful in my journey so far. I look forward to my session each week

Written by P.A. on Mar 13, 2022 after therapy with Carmen for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, bipolar disorder, and coaching

Carmen is a great therapist, always listening to the patient and his needs. She is a positive person that highlights your strengths and achievements. Highly recommended

Written by L.A. on Feb 03, 2022 after therapy with Carmen for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues

Carmen is an incredibly competent therapist who works well in a remote format. I appreciate her direct communication, sensitivity, and demeanor. Carmen is well equipped to help me with my goals, and I am glad to have the chance to be her client.

Written by L.I. on Jan 23, 2022 after therapy with Carmen for 6 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, anger management, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

Carmen is an absolutely fantastic therapist. She is very helpful, extremely respectful and polite, and readily competent in many areas. She is able to focus on small day-to-day problems that I share in our therapy sessions while also connecting those issues to larger components and lessons that we focus on overall in therapy. Carmen has great ethics and I always feel safe and able to relax during our sessions. In our time together, I have experienced noticeable positive changes in my thoughts, emotions, and behaviors. Carmen has helped me to isolate my issues down to small things I can control, and has provided me with tools that I will benefit from for the rest of my life. Can't recommend her enough!

Written by D.E. on Jan 09, 2022 after therapy with Carmen for 7 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, self esteem, career difficulties, coaching, and adhd

I think I've already written a review for Carmen, but I just want to make sure I get to express what a help talking to Carmen has been for me. I am so grateful for the caring, thoughtful care I have been given. Carmen genuinely cares for the people in her care, and having that in my life has gotten through some of my toughest times so far. I'm so grateful for the tools I've learned and will be using them for the rest of my life.

Written by M.I. on Nov 28, 2021 after therapy with Carmen for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, self esteem, and coaching

Carmen has helped me at the hardest moments when I needed it most, due to health issues I wasn’t able to do the video sessions but she helped me greatly with text messages as well so I couldn’t be happier :) thanks Carmen!

Written by Z.O. on Nov 01, 2021 after therapy with Carmen for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and self esteem

It has been a short time since i’ve been with Carmen, but she has definitely helped me in many ways. I am thankful for her and i hope I can continue to grow with her.

Written by V.A. on Oct 13, 2021 after therapy with Carmen for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, lgbt, family conflicts, and trauma and abuse

I've been with with Carmen for a short time and already she's been able to help me see things in a different light and be able to verbalize my feelings and situations. She's clearly great at what she does and I look forward to our sessions every week!

Written by B.R. on Oct 04, 2021 after therapy with Carmen for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, coping with life changes, coaching, and compassion fatigu

Carmen is such an awesome counselor, she’s not afraid to be real with me and will at times make me relate to herself which makes things feel more personable and comfortable. She takes the time to ensure that you are doing okay and genuinely cares for your well-being. Carmen also wants you to find the treatment that is best for you and is not afraid if you do not feel she is a good fit and will recommend to always seek the best care that fits for you which makes her such a kind and caring counselor. Thank you Carmen for being there for me even when we don’t have a session!

Written by T.R. on Sep 09, 2021 after therapy with Carmen for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and family conflicts

I always feel very comfortable talking to Carmen. She doesn’t force anything on me. Are conversations are very fluid, I vent and she offers skills to handle the things that are going on in my life.

Written by E.. on Aug 26, 2021 after therapy with Carmen for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, self esteem, and career difficulties

I enjoy Carmen quite a bit, I think she's a cool lady, the bee's knees and the cat's pajamas! She helped me tremendously when I was in a tough situation. She was kind.

Written by G.I. on Aug 26, 2021 after therapy with Carmen for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and self esteem

Carmen is truly excellent. She is clearly very educated and genuinely good at her job. I would recommend her to anyone, especially someone experiencing anxiety like myself.

Written by P.A. on Aug 24, 2021 after therapy with Carmen for 4 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, bipolar disorder, and compassion fatigue

Great listener! Carmen did a great job of listening to my issues and provided really wonderful insights. It never felt like she was dictating what I needed to do but instead felt like a collaboration on what we could do to work through the issues I had on hand. Carmen is very helpful and great at what she does

Written by K.A. on Aug 13, 2021 after therapy with Carmen for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, self esteem, coping with life changes, and adhd

She has a wonderful sense of humor and is extremely helpful and kind.

Written by N.I. on Aug 11, 2021 after therapy with Carmen for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and adhd

Carmen is so helpful to me! We laugh, which is it’s own form of therapy and she helps widen my perspective on issues that I have struggled with. Thanks!

Written by D.E. on Jul 23, 2021 after therapy with Carmen for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Carmen has been a great first counsellor to me. Really showed a lot of empathy and support, helped me to be vulnerable and feel understood and validated.

Written by L.A. on Jun 23, 2021 after therapy with Carmen for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd

As many of us during the pandemic, I started working on myself and my stress more during this past year. After months of yoga, breathing techniques and getting a little into meditation, Carmen gave me the tools to really process all the information I had in my head, and the feelings I had been having. She is great at explaining different techniques and concepts so that they actually make sense to you. She listens and works with you to find the ones that will work in your daily life. It was thanks to little shifts and "aha moments" that I had during the conversations with her and the information she sent me that I feel more empowered now to deal with my anxiety.

Written by D.U. on Jun 01, 2021 after therapy with Carmen for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, and adhd

Carmen is a very compassionate, warm, clever and non-judgemental person. They've already helped me get my bearings and focus on the things that could be improved given my life's situatation. I really appreciate their logical and practical approach. I'm happy to have Carmen as a counselor and look forward to our future interactions.

Written by J.E. on May 24, 2021 after therapy with Carmen for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, and self esteem

I already feel so comfortable talking to carmen and she has made me feel so at ease. I feel I can share my worries and thoughts with her without any judgment and she responds in an uplifting and positive way. I’m grateful for this help.

Written by J.E. on May 17, 2021 after therapy with Carmen for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and career difficulties

Carmen is warm, friendly and supportive councillor. Since my session began I have felt listen to and supported, she regularly checks in with me and if feel like I have someone to contact when I have a rough day.

Work with me!