It can be scary when memories of abuse and trauma refuse to stay in the past and insist on interfering with your present. There is a frustration and confusion that comes when you want to be close to others, but you've also learned that people and the world aren't safe.
I am an individual, family and adolescent counselor licensed in Michigan and Ohio with 6+ years of experience working as a psychotherapist and life coach. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including, trauma, anxiety, relationship issues, depression, emotional abuse and anger management. I love helping individuals find their voice and reclaim the narrative of their lives in beneficial ways.
My counseling style is warm and attentive. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. I am skilled in creating treatment plans that will help you meet your individual needs.
It takes a tremendous amount of bravery to seek a more fulfilling and happier life, and I commend you on taking the first steps towards a change.
I look forward to working with you!
- Stress, Anxiety
- Relationship issues
- Trauma and abuse
Family conflicts , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Anger management , Self esteem , Coping with life changes , Coaching , ADHD , Abandonment , Adoption and Foster Care , Attachment Issues , Blended Family Issues , Body Image , Communication Problems , Control Issues , Dissociation , Domestic Violence , Drug and Alcohol Addiction , Family Problems , Forgiveness , Guilt and Shame , Impulsivity , Infidelity , Isolation/Loneliness , Jealousy , Life Purpose , Mood Disorders , Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks , Posttraumatic Stress , Prejudice and Discrimination , Self-Harm , Self-Love , Sexual Assault and Abuse , Sexuality , Social Anxiety and Phobia , Women's Issues , Workplace Issues , Young Adult Issues Read more...
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
LMSW #6801104546 (Expires: 2023-04-30)
LISW #I.1901683 (Expires: 2021-07-08)
Carmen is understanding and encourages me as I work through what life throws at me! He listens and really cares.
Carmen is a wonderfully empathetic and affirming therapist. I have made a lot of progress with her.
I’ve only just started my sessions with Ms. Carmen, but love them so far. I find it absolutely beautiful how Ms. Carmen truly cares and understands me deeper than just surface level. She pushes me to get past those uncomfortable and hard parts and has me face them head on, and that really helps me, but also understands and encourages communication in case she pushes too far and gives alternatives. I appreciate her attentiveness and compassion more than I can express.
I recommend for sure!
She has been wonderful in the short time I've got to know her
ilike.i really appreciate talking with Carmen, we are still in the beginning of my therapy and I would like to have more time. She has been guiding me in the right direction to think about things to have a clearer mind.
Carmen really listens to me and allows me to get it all out. She gives me suggestions along with great articles to help me on my path to healing.
Very easy to talk to, kind and makes you feel good about yourself.
Super awesome and really nice person. The questions she has asked often lead me to a lot of introspection where I quickly realize what I should have done or should have been thinking.
Carmen is thoughtful and patient and asks questions that get to the heart of the matter. I’ve been to counseling before and it seems like there was a lot of talking but I didn’t always leave with tools I could use right away. Carmen provides insight that I can use to work on my concerns right away.
I always look forward to my sessions with Carmen. I've been going through CBT therapy with her for 3 months to manage post partum depression. She responds in a timely fashion to messages and always sends me informative articles/ materials pertaining to health and even my personal life. I told her I was a yoga instructor and she forwarded me information about a yoga contest I could participate it which told me she was thinking about me. I had to go through a few different therapists but it was worth it to meet Carmen.
We have had one session but she calmed my nerves and insecurities around the process. I feel comfortable going forward.
Carmen embodies everything that I value from a counselor. She cares about what I have to say, listens, and makes me feel empowered. She is helping me change my life and I look forward to my sessions with her. Her knowledge and passion is admirable and Carmen is an excellent counselor whom I would confidently recommend to a friend!
I appreciate the way it feels, as if Carmen Grace cares and is concerned with assisting me on my healing journey. It doesn’t feel like she’s just doing a job, she seems to care. I think that is a valuable asset! I am grateful for the tools she shares with me in helping me process the heavy emotions I have found myself experiencing. Coupled with my own efforts and her professional therapy practice, I am seeing and feeling the difference in my day to day life.
Carmen seems to be invested in my progress. She provides me with tools that allow me to evaluate things on my own as well as in session. I think she does a great job, so far and I am excited to see the progress I can make going forward.
Carmen is thoughtful... understanding... supportive and a wealth of knowledge.... expertise is much appreciated and welcomed. True professional.
Great listener. She’s is very attentive to the persons needs and helps them figure out what’s bothering them, a number of things that can help, and She’s motivated.
I have loved working with Ms. Grace. It’s the first time in therapy that I actually feel that I’m making progress, and she provides multiple ideas and solutions to focus on that really help. She has been kind, understanding, and supportive. I highly recommend. Ms. Grace!
Carmen has been absolutely wonderful to work with. From the very beginning, she has kept me engaged in working through my issues and has been very helpful in helping me to understand myself better!
She does a lot of listening and I sure can talk. She has done an amazing job of guiding me to a healthier me. Her approach is wonderful and very caring. I am so grateful to have a wonderful counselor like her. Emotional labor is hard but with her help it is getting easier, and I very much so look forward to my future and even new obstacles, now equipped with knowledge I didn’t have before.
Carmen is great! We have a lot in common so it’s really nice to have someone who can understand what I’m living. Really appreciate her.
Carmen regularly checks in with me during sessions to make sure that I am ok and lets me rant about things when I need to. She is very attentive and caring.
I’ve been struggling to find the right therapist for years now, once I was connected with Carmen I knew she was the best for me! She’s extremely supportive and listens to whatever you have to say without judging, but also gives you great tips and advise for whatever you’re going through. I highly recommend her for any of your needs.
Carmen has helped me immensely in such a short period of time. I feel like she truly cares about my recovery and helping me process my trauma. I really feel as though she was the perfect match for me.
I have just started working with Carmen. So far my consulting is going better than another counselors I have seen in the past. I believe Carmen is very invested in my success. I finally have a counselor that will help me make positive changes in having a better outlook on life.
I find Carmen to be very understanding. She is patient when I cry and let’s me scream if I feel like screaming. I have made real progress with her in a short time.
She is helpful in giving me insight and at the same time letting me figure things out
for myself. Reach my own conclusions.
Carmen is very kind and patient. She allows me to think in ways I would have never though of, she is truly helping me bring my true character out to life. She’s helping me find my voice I thought I had but didn’t, I am very thankful for her.
The support Carmen has given me has been a great encouragement. She reminds me that I have value and helps me reflect on my own worth. I am surprised actually at her availability and the responses that I get from her. My schedule is a difficult one and I can trust that she will be able to respond to me even late into the evening. I feel like I really have someone in my corner.