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Carol-Ann Cerkan, LCPC, LPC

Stress, Anxiety Relationships Family conflicts Trauma, Abuse Compassion fatigue
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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!

Professional experience

18yrs in practice
Stress, Anxiety Relationships Family conflicts Trauma, Abuse Compassion fatigue

Additional areas of focus: 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, Commitment Issues, Communication problems, Divorce and separation, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Expats, Family of Origin Issues, Fertility Issues, First Responder Issues, Guilt and shame, Infidelity, Men's issues, Midlife crisis, Military and Veterans Issues, Multicultural Concerns, Post-traumatic stress, Self-Harm, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Sexuality, Women's issues, Workplace issues, Young Adult Issues

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

Services offered

Live Chat

License information


VA LPC 0701007537


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.

She is the best! I feel like she gives me the support I need but also makes me think!

Written on Mar 28, 2024 after therapy with Carol-Ann for 1 year and 6 months on issues concerning family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, and adhd

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

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

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

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