I have been a counselor for 30 years with experience in treating clients from 18 months to 98 years. As a professor and supervisor I utilize a variety of modalities and believe that each client is special and unique. One approach does not fit all. I have experience working with depression, anxiety, first responders, professionals, dealing with illness and care giver fatigue, chronic pain, trasuma, abuse and addiction. I have worked with children that have faced difficult health challenges that have not only affected them but their family as well. In addition I have worked with adolescents in the juvenile justice system, learning disabilities, suicidality, LGBTQI issues, trauma and abuse. It is important to establish an atmosphere of trust and safety where adolescents can express themselves and feel heard and accepted. When working with couples it is important to establish an atmosphere that is safe to explore the family issues. I work with couples that have chronic medical issues that have caused stress and communication problems. It is important to address the caregiver fatigue aspect in chronic medical issues. In addition, is important to identify and strengths that each brings to the relationship and how to communicate effectively. Communication is a key element in being able to set goals and move forward in their relationship. I have worked with LGBTQI clients in their process of coming out to their family and community. Therapy is a gift that you give yourself. I look forward to working with you to work towards the change you desire
Additional areas of focus: Addictions, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Coaching, ADHD, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Blended Family Issues, Cancer, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Chronic Pain Illness and Disability, Co-morbidity, Codependency, Commitment Issues, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, Domestic Violence, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Emptiness, Family of Origin Issues, First Responder Issues, Forgiveness, Gender Dysphoria, Guilt and Shame, HIV / AIDS, Hoarding, Hospice and End of Life Counseling, Life Purpose, Midlife Crisis, Military and Veterans Issues, Multicultural Concerns, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Postpartum Depression, Post-traumatic Stress, Pregnancy and Childbirth, Prejudice and Discrimination, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Love, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Traumatic Brain Injury, Women's Issues, Workplace Issues
Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Existential Therapy, Jungian Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Somatic Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
CA LMFT 29475
AZ LMFT LMFT-15478
Dr. Carrell is kind and knowledgeable, approaching each session with structure, introspection and gentle challenging. Because of her expert method, I've found myself growing stronger, gaining more understanding in myself and, as a result, more confidence. She changes lives and makes a difference one session at a time.
Written on Jul 24, 2023 after therapy with Carol for 1 year and 3 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, and eating disorders
I love this lady because she helps you see from different lenses and is easy to talk to.
Written on May 08, 2023 after therapy with Carol for 10 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, grief, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, compassion fatigue, and adhd
Dr. Carrell was very helpful. She offered insight and suggestions that I found very comforting and actually quite simple to implement. Her manner is very direct and very kind.
I’m grateful for her help.
Written on Feb 27, 2023 after therapy with Carol for 4 months on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, and parenting issues
She is amazing. Simply put she listens and understands you without making you feel bad about what you’re saying. She’s a straight shooter I would say.
Written on Feb 14, 2023 after therapy with Carol for 1 year and 5 months on issues concerning depression, relationship issues, and career difficulties
She is a great therapist and I’m happy to be back.
Written on Nov 25, 2022 after therapy with Carol for 11 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, grief, eating disorders, and self esteem
Highly recommend. Dr Carrell is a very authentic personality with a wide variety of experience. She’s very real and doesn’t best around the bush. Thank you for all of your help!
Written on Nov 05, 2022 after therapy with Carol for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coaching, and adhd