Carmen Grace

(LMSW, LISW)

About Me

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!


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • LGBT
  • Relationship issues
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
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 , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 6

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LMSW #6801104546 (Expires: 2023-04-30)

LISW #I.1901683 (Expires: 2021-07-08)


Reviews

Written by M.I. on Oct 25, 2020 after counseling with Carmen for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, and adhd

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.

Written by J.A. on Oct 25, 2020 after counseling with Carmen for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues

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.

Written by L.I. on Oct 24, 2020 after counseling with Carmen for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, grief, self esteem, anger management, and coping with life changes

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.

Written by L.Y. on Oct 17, 2020 after counseling with Carmen for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, and adhd

We have had one session but she calmed my nerves and insecurities around the process. I feel comfortable going forward.

Written by K.E. on Oct 05, 2020 after counseling with Carmen for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, and adhd

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!

Written by L.O. on Aug 31, 2020 after counseling with Carmen for 2 months

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.

Written by J.E. on Aug 28, 2020 after counseling with Carmen for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, parenting issues, coping with life changes, and adhd

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.

Written by M.A. on Aug 15, 2020 after counseling with Carmen for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, and coping with life changes

Carmen is thoughtful... understanding... supportive and a wealth of knowledge.... expertise is much appreciated and welcomed. True professional.

Written by P.I. on Aug 01, 2020 after counseling with Carmen for 4 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, and adhd

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.

Written by K.A. on Jul 31, 2020 after counseling with Carmen for 1 month on issues concerning depression, and stress, anxiety

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!

Written by J.A. on Jul 30, 2020 after counseling with Carmen for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and self esteem

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!

Written by C.H. on Jul 25, 2020 after counseling with Carmen for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes

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.

Written by A.N. on Jul 21, 2020 after counseling with Carmen for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coaching, and adhd

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.

Written by C.A. on Jul 21, 2020 after counseling with Carmen for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Amazing

Written by H.A. on Jul 20, 2020 after counseling with Carmen for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, and career difficulties

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.

Written by T.H. on Jul 02, 2020 after counseling with Carmen for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, self esteem, anger management, bipolar disorder, and adhd

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.

Written by C.A. on Jun 29, 2020 after counseling with Carmen for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, and coping with life changes

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.

Written by J.O. on Jun 28, 2020 after counseling with Carmen for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, sleeping disorders, and self esteem

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.

Written by N.O. on Jun 28, 2020 after counseling with Carmen for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, grief, self esteem, and coping with life changes

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.

Written by J.A. on Jun 27, 2020 after counseling with Carmen for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, relationship issues, and family conflicts

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.

Written by J.O. on Jun 26, 2020 after counseling with Carmen for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, trauma and abuse, and coping with life changes

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.