Carol-Ann Cerkan

LCPC, LPC

About me

Trust is what is vital to a healthy therapeutic relationship and I work very hard to build that with my clients. Seeking counseling is one of the most courageous steps towards living your best life possible and I would like to help you on that journey. I am driven by the desire to help people through their difficult times and emotional issues they are facing. We will work together to develop an individualized path to help you through and feel better!
I have had the opportunity to work with many different populations and have experiences in various emotional issues: relationship issues, depression, anxiety, trauma, PTSD, addictions, grief, self-esteem, compassion fatigue, military issues, attachment issues, suicidal ideations, self-esteem/ self-confident, coping skills, and many other issues.
I have many years experiencing working with families and spent over five years as a Military & Family Life Counselor working with active duty, National Guard, Reservists, and their families.
My counseling style would be described as welcoming, warm and interactive. I believe in treating people with dignity, respect, sensitivity, authenticity and empathy. My approach is holistic and based on evidence based practices. I respect your choice on seeking counseling and I look forward to working with you!


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Relationship issues
  • Family conflicts
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Compassion fatigue
Also experienced in:
Addictions , LGBT , Grief , Eating disorders , Parenting issues , Self esteem , Depression , Coping with life changes , Coaching , ADHD , Abandonment , Attachment Issues , Blended Family Issues , Caregiver Issues and Stress , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Attachment-Based Therapy, Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Gottman Method, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 18

Services offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

MD LCPC LC3458

VA LPC 0701007537


Reviews

These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Carol-Ann Cerkan. We don’t pay anyone to provide their review and they are all made voluntarily. Some people's experience receiving therapy with BetterHelp might be different.

Written on Nov 28, 2022 after therapy with Carol-Ann for 2 months on issues concerning family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, and adhd

Carol-Ann is the best! She is very accommodating and friendly. I felt like I could share with her easily from the beginning. She is so helpful and I have already seen growth in my personal therapy journey.

Written on Feb 02, 2022 after therapy with Carol-Ann for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Carol-Ann is amazing! She is very kind, attentive, empathetic, and knowledgeable. She provided a very safe place for me to share my struggles and gave me clear, actionable direction moving forward. She is great!

Written on Jan 27, 2022 after therapy with Carol-Ann for 3 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and self esteem

Carol-Ann is a fantastic therapist that helped me identify where the issues in my day-to-day life were stemming from and provided guidance and support to manage and overcome those things. She not only can be easy to speak with, but is also understanding, encouraging, and a delightful person. Thank you!

Written on May 02, 2021 after therapy with Carol-Ann for 4 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety

She was amazing! Got me through an extremely tough time with COVID 19 directly affecting my family. Very down to earth and would highly recommend!

Written on Oct 29, 2020 after therapy with Carol-Ann for 2 months

Carol-Ann is a wonderful listener and does a tremendous job of making me feel like I am the only thing on her mind during our sessions. She also provides effective "homework" to help me stay in practice during the week between our sessions. Highly recommend!

Written on Oct 05, 2020 after therapy with Carol-Ann for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and relationship issues

Carol-Ann is kind, thoughtful, and straight-forward. She has made my anxiety journey feel less drowning and more approachable. I’m very thankful for the time we have spent working together.

Written on Aug 20, 2020 after therapy with Carol-Ann for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, and career difficulties

Carol-Ann has been giving me lots of resources and materials to read that have hit the nail on the head and lead to several break throughs I had yet to get to with previous therapists. It is as if she just saw my early life trauma and evaluated where I was out and is mapping the road to a healthier lifestyle by giving me tools I need to succeed and rewire my thought processes. I am just really grateful.

Work with me!