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.
Additional areas of focus: 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, Life Purpose, Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Polyamory / Nonmonogamous Relationships, Post-traumatic Stress, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Love, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Women's Issues, Young Adult Issues
Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
PA LPC PC007689
Shes the best
Written on Jun 17, 2023 after therapy with Carmen for 4 years and 2 months
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 on Sep 24, 2021 after therapy with Carmen for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, anger management, and career difficulties
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 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 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 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
Carmen is magnificent.
Written on Dec 04, 2020 after therapy with Carmen for 10 months
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 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