Carmen Garrison

(M.S., LPC)
Therapist Carmen Garrison Photo

About Me

My philosophy is that positive change is possible for everyone. I believe that achieving wellness is a journey, and I am dedicated to helping others along their path. Using a compassionate, person-centered style; I work collaboratively with my clients. My holistic approach to wellness focuses on all areas of wellness; mind, body and soul. Finding balance gives us the strength to face challenges in our lives. Through counseling, hope can be restored. In my nine years of working with individuals and families, I have seen an immense amount of resiliency and hope. "Once you choose hope, anything is possible"

Together we will work on setting realistic, meaningful goals that you can maintain and build upon. I help my clients to be the healthiest and happiest version of themselves.

I am a licensed professional counselor in the state of Pennsylvania. I have a master's degree in clinical and counseling psychology from Chestnut Hill College and have experience in both community based mental health and in private practice. I am committed to providing quality counseling services. Using innovative techniques, I work with my clients to reach their goals.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Self esteem
  • Coping with life changes
Also experienced in:
LGBT , Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Grief , Eating disorders , Sleeping disorders , Parenting issues , Bipolar disorder , Depression , Compassion fatigue , ADHD , Body Image , Control Issues , Emptiness , Gender Dysphoria , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Client-Centered Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 8

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LPC #PC007689 (Expires: 2023-02-28)


Reviews

Written by M.I. on Oct 24, 2021 after therapy with Carmen for 2 years and 6 months

Shes great

Written by K.Y. on Sep 24, 2021 after therapy with Carmen for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, anger management, and career difficulties

Carmen has been a great counselor. She has helped me to think positive in times of stress. Gives me feedback each week on how to move forward. Checks in on me frequently to see how I am doing. Carmen goes above and beyond to show she cares. Very empathetic and professional. I highly recommend her to anyone looking for a great counselor.

Written by J.E. on Aug 25, 2021 after therapy with Carmen for 1 year and 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, sleeping disorders, self esteem, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd

I have been working with Carmen for over a year now. Traditional therapy never worked for me and was always outrageously expensive. This allows me to discuss what’s truly going on from the peace and quiet of my own home. Carmen is super flexible and absolutely hands down best therapist I have ever met.

Written by D.E. on Feb 26, 2021 after therapy with Carmen for 5 months on issues concerning lgbt, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, self esteem, anger management, and compassion fatigue

I really enjoy Carmens affirming tone and validating voice. She listens to me clearly, gives great objective insight and validates my opinions and feelings in a way that helps me to do it on my own as well.

Written by K.R. on Dec 04, 2020 after therapy with Carmen for 10 months

Carmen is magnificent.

Written by S.A. on May 29, 2020 after therapy with Carmen for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, lgbt, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, and parenting issues

Carmen has been extremely wonderful and helpful since I started with her. She has always had a listening ear and is in every message encouraging me or offering me help with something. I really appreciate that!

Written by B.R. on Apr 26, 2020 after therapy with Carmen for 8 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

Carmen has offered honest, clear, and reasonable suggestions for dealing with emotional issues. She has timely responses, and offers rational support during times of struggle. I appreciate her support and guidance greatly and would recommend her to others.

Written by R.A. on Apr 22, 2020 after therapy with Carmen for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, eating disorders, and parenting issues

I’ve been going through a lot over the past couple of years of my life. Carmen has given me hope and tools in order to achieve control over my life and my mental health. In the short time, Carmen is very understanding and open to my thoughts and concerns. Best decision I could’ve made was getting BetterHelp.

Written by S.A. on Jan 24, 2020 after therapy with Carmen for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, eating disorders, and self esteem

I’ve only been working with Carmen for a few sessions now, but she is easy to talk to and a great listener. She offers great insight and recommends activities to complete outside of sessions to further address my areas of concern.

Written by T.H. on Oct 12, 2019 after therapy with Carmen for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, grief, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Great response time. Easy to talk to!

Written by A.L. on Aug 26, 2019 after therapy with Carmen for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, and compassion fatigue

Carmen is wonderful, always very accommodating and pleasant. She helps me work through whatever issues I'm dealing with and doesn't get stuck on one thing if I want to deal with something else that day.

Written by J.U. on Jul 01, 2019 after therapy with Carmen for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, parenting issues, self esteem, and adhd

Carmen is wonderful! She has given me techniques that really help. She has great insight and responds amazingly fast. I feel like I have constant care.

Written by L.I. on Jun 21, 2019 after therapy with Carmen for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, sleeping disorders, self esteem, and adhd

My counselor is amazing and so kind to me

Written by S.T. on Jun 03, 2019 after therapy with Carmen for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and lgbt

Carmen has been crucial in my development!

Written by S.A. on May 08, 2019 after therapy with Carmen for 2 weeks

Carmen seems caring and concerned when offering advice.

Written by L.A. on Apr 26, 2019 after therapy with Carmen for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and self esteem

Carmen has been wonderful! I can tell that she’s listening to all of my concerns and addressing them with suggestions and worksheets that are awesome! I am so appreciative of all of the help and support she’s provided in sorting through my feeling, emotions and issues.

Carmen is very attentive and reaches out to me to check in. I am very pleased with my experience and would highly recommend both BetterHelp and Carmen to anyone!