Carmen Chang-Arratia

(BA, MSW, LCSW-R)

About Me

I am a New York State Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 15 years experience in integrated mental health treatment. As a provider, I have worked extensively in inpatient and outpatient behavioral facilities to address need and care, as well as to streamline and improve services in both inpatient and outpatient settings. I am passionate in helping people achieve their own personal growth and potential.
I graduated from the University of Central Florida, Summa Cum Laude. I also hold my undergraduate degrees in Economics, Germanic Languages and Literatures, and Psychology. I love to focus on treating and helping issues concerning and focusing on depression, mood disorders, anxiety and stress disorders (for example, panic disorders, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and traumatic brain injury), eating disorders, pain management and chronic medical illnesses, and grief and bereavement. My practice style is goal-oriented and strengths-focused, empathetic, supportive, dialectical, eclectic, collaborative, cognitive, integrated, and individually person-centered. I love working with individuals and families and I do provide a secure and safe environment to do this in.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Grief
  • Depression

I also have experience in Eating, Sleeping, Anger, Self esteem

Years of Experience: 15

Languages

English

Spanish

German


Licensing

LCSW #R078583 (Expires: 2019-08-31)


Reviews

Written by J.P. on Nov 23, 2017 after counseling with Carmen for 2 months depression, stress, anxiety, sleeping, and anger

Carmen helped me process environmental stressors and separate negativity from the outside world from negativity that was coming from my own negative thought patterns. It was very effective at helping me adjust the things I could, and let go of the rest.

I would recommend her to a friend without hesitation.

Written by R.U. on Nov 08, 2017 after counseling with Carmen for 2 months

Carmen is my absolute favorite counselor so far (I've had seven). She listens openly while confronting the negative and damaging thoughts that so many other counselors passively accept. Would recommend her if you are stuck in negative thought patterns or want someone clever and open.

Written by J.A. on Oct 05, 2017 after counseling with Carmen for 2 weeks

I have just completed my third session. Although I was hesitant to start an online therapy session, I am extremely happy I did. Carmen is professional and very easy to speak to. At the end of each session I feel like I have made some progress in this journey of mine.

Written by A.M. on Sep 16, 2017 after counseling with Carmen for 1 month depression, stress, anxiety, and trauma and abuse

Carmen is very easy to talk to and helped a lot! Thanks Carmen!

Written by M.A. on Aug 20, 2017 after counseling with Carmen for 2 weeks depression, stress, anxiety, sleeping, and self esteem

Very understanding and capable.