I am a Licensed Psychotherapist who brings over 25 years of experience. I am a graduate of Rutgers University in New Jersey where I earned both my BSW and MSW.
I am a bilingual therapist, fluent in both Spanish and English. I am a client-centered therapist who helps people to reach their full potential by forming a supportive relationship based on active listening, accepting, and understanding. I help clients to identify their strengths and then build upon those strengths to develop goals, insights, and alternate methods of coping to initiate positive changes. I have practiced in New Jersey and Florida in both inpatient and outpatient settings. My background includes intensive community therapeutic services to youth and families coping with a wide range of emotional and behavioral issues, treatment for individuals, families, couples coping with substance abuse issues, and facilitating women’s groups to treat trauma and self-esteem issues.
In an environment with openness, respect, and empathy, I help clients to develop skills to manage depression, anxiety, trauma, grief and loss, substance use disorders, and recovery and general life challenges. I work with individuals, couples, and families. With the support, I provide to each client, it can create his or her own path toward improved self-worth and life fulfillment
- Stress, Anxiety
- Relationship issues
- Self esteem
LGBT , Family conflicts , Trauma and abuse , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Eating disorders , Parenting issues , Anger management , Bipolar disorder , Coping with life changes , Coaching , Compassion fatigue , ADHD , Abandonment , Aging and Geriatric Issues , Attachment Issues , Blended Family Issues , Body Image , Caregiver Issues and Stress , Codependency , Commitment Issues , Communication Problems , Control Issues , Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster , Dependent Personality , Divorce and Separation , Domestic Violence , Drug and Alcohol Addiction , Eating and Food-Related Issues , Family of Origin Issues , Family Problems , Forgiveness , Guilt and Shame , Immigration Issues , Impulsivity , Infidelity , Jealousy , Mood Disorders , Multicultural Concerns , Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD , Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks , Posttraumatic Stress , Process addiction (porn, exercise, gambling) , Self-Harm , Self-Love , Sex Addiction , Women's Issues , Young Adult Issues Read more...
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Mindfulness Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy
LCSW #SW11806 (Expires: 2023-03-31)
Carmen was the perfect match for me.
She felt familiar in her presence and conversation. This allowed for me to take advantage of my guard dropping and open up Carmen. I extended my trial from this connection, thank you Carmen and BetterHelp!
Carmen is a great therapist, she listens respectfully and she is always aware of what is happening to you.
Excellent counselor. Genuine and helpful!
Carmen is well read and could empathize with my situation rather quickly. Not for a second I felt judged ! She helped me with techniques to take things bit lightly, be easy on myself and love myself just as I am. I have seen improvements in my outlook and also communication. I read the books she suggested to imbibe the concepts.
Loads of love.
Great counselor really listens and knows her stuff.
Carmen is one of the best counselors I’ve ever worked with. She is so kind and compassionate but at The same time gives you the tools and information you need to improve Whatever situations you are dealing with. She helped me with some huge hurdles in my life that are holding me back. Thank you Carmen for all that you do.
Only had one live session but felt very confident in what she was helping me with
I appreciate Carmen and all of her insight on my life issues I experience each day. Having her professional opinion has helped so much. I enjoy how down to earth she is. Carmen has been able to laugh and joke with me and that is appreciated beyond measure.
I came to BetterHelp knowing that therapy was beneficial. I’ve been to 2 other therapists over the past 2 years. I chose this because of the convenience of not having to find your own therapist and also being able to do sessions anytime and anywhere. Finding a good therapist for you is a lot like dating. It can be difficult to find “the one”. I have been to see Carmen for almost 2 months now and it has been the most beneficial out of all therapies I have been to. She is a mirror and a window. A mirror in the way that she reflects back to me what I say and helps me understand myself better. She is a window in the way that she recommends books and helps to give perspective beyond the past. She has helped tremendously more than she knows. Thank you!
Carmen’s solution-oriented focus was exactly what I needed. After the first few sessions, she helped me to identify the root of my problem (food addiction), suggested resources, and helped me come up with a plan to manage it.
She’s relaxed, funny, and very personable. I would highly recommend her to anyone with an eating disorder or problems with food because her approach is spot on.
Carmen is absolutely amazing. When I started with BetterHelp I felt my emotions were like a rollercoaster- up and down- all the time. And it has been going on for years. So I picked Carmen as my therapist and it has been a while since feeling so balanced with myself emotionally. And she gave me so much information and guidance to become balance line with my emotions and becoming the best of me I wanted to see. And using the techniques she gave to help when I do recognize my emotions feeling off balance. She is totally awesome at what she does as a therapist. This BetterHelp therapist made me clear of myself again. I would recommend her to anybody struggling emotionally.
Carmen is caring, compassionate, and amicable. She is very friendly and personable and a sympathetic counselor. I value her opinions and am grateful to her for taking the time to listen and provide guidance on life issues.
I recently found out she has a lot of patients, so it makes me feel very fortunate to have someone who can manage all these patients and me, and still make me feel like I am not simply put to the side. There are times that I didn't expect a response, and she was there. She really makes me feel like she cares. I'm happy to have met her.
She is on point with her advise and tools.
Wonderful woman. Conversation are excellent. Making me understand myself again after a shift in my life. This is what I needed most.
Carmen is a wonderful human being I was lucky enough to cross paths with
Carmen is a fantastic counselor! She can get me very quickly and is very resourceful in offering me tools and advices to improve. Her bubbly personality and her humor adds a very relaxing chemistry to our sessions that I feel energized each time.
I’ve only been with Carmen for a very small amount of time but I love her. She is patient and witty. She hides it behind a warm comforting smile. I highly recommend her.