Carmen Garrison

(M.S., LPC)

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: 2021-02-01)


Reviews

Written by S.A. on May 29, 2020 after counseling 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 counseling 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 J.E. on Apr 23, 2020 after counseling with Carmen for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, sleeping disorders, self esteem, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Carmen is a blessing. She has presented me with alternatives on dealing with a multitude of my mental and emotional health concerns. Many of which are multifaceted. She is down to earth and is very easy to talk to. I look forward to seeing the progress continue.

Written by R.A. on Apr 22, 2020 after counseling 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 M.I. on Apr 06, 2020 after counseling with Carmen for 11 months

Carmen is great!

Written by S.A. on Jan 24, 2020 after counseling 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 K.R. on Jan 15, 2020 after counseling with Carmen for 4 days

Within moments of my first session, Carmen had me feeling like I made the best decision in contacting her. She is personable and kind, and had me feeling hope for the first time in a long time. I look forward to next session.

Written by T.H. on Oct 12, 2019 after counseling 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 counseling 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 counseling 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 counseling 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 counseling 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 counseling with Carmen for 2 weeks

Carmen seems caring and concerned when offering advice.

Written by L.A. on Apr 26, 2019 after counseling 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!