For over twenty years I have worked with numerous populations. I received my education in California and then interned at a homeless shelter, with a license psychologist, at a counseling center and then at a Developmental Disabilities State Hospital. I took on every case available to me in order to round out my experience. I have worked with families and individuals in the areas of domestic abuse, family issues, childhood issues, and substance abuse issues. I then spent several years working for two Developmental Centers focusing on developmental disabilities such as Autistic Spectrum Disorder, Intellectual Disabilities, Schizophrenia, Bipolar Disorder, Major Depressive Disorders and forensic issues. I provided expert testimony for recommitment hearings and competency training. Since leaving California, I have volunteers on the Critical Incident Stress Management team for a fire department, mentored with women coming out of prison, and served as a Court Appointed Special Advocate. My volunteer work focused mainly on Trauma and Suicidality.
Additional areas of focus: Addictions, Intimacy-related issues, Eating disorders, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, Coaching, Attachment Issues, Autism and Asperger Syndrome, Communication Problems, Dependent Personality, Domestic Violence, Family Problems, First Responder Issues, Guilt and Shame, Intellectual Disability, Midlife Crisis, Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Personality Disorders, Post-traumatic Stress, Self-Harm, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Women's Issues, Workplace Issues
Clinical approaches: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
CA LMFT 36381
AZ Psychologist PSY-005279
CA Psychologist 16933
AZ LMFT LMFT 15425
I started with Dr. Gandolfo only a couple months ago and in this time she has helped me work through so much. thanks to her I'm doing so much better. I have a better understanding of how to cope with some things and how to let go of others. she has given me so much positive and good advice. She is a good Christian woman with a very open mind. I am so thankful for her she has changed my life. Thanks to her I feel more confident in myself and my relationships with others. I feel like im being a better mother and wife. I jave a long ways to go but I've also come so far I would highly recommend her to anyone. She listens to you and helps you in a way that works for you.
Written on Nov 01, 2022 after therapy with Carol for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, and self esteem
Dr. Gandolfo is truly the best. She is amazing and has helped me tremendously.
Written on Jun 02, 2022 after therapy with Carol for 9 months on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, and trauma and abuse
Dr. Gandolfo has been very pleasant to work with. She made sure to understand my needs, engage in conversation via active listening, and shared exercises that have made a noticable, positive impact on my mental health. I am very grateful to have been connected with Carol on my journey of self-improvement.
Written on May 23, 2022 after therapy with Carol for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and self esteem
Dr. Gandolfo has been fantastic. She's very helpful and supportive. Highly recommended.
Written on May 03, 2022 after therapy with Carol for 1 month on issues concerning trauma and abuse
Dr. Carol Gandolfo: talented therapist, dedicated Christian, compassionate and gracious person. She has been very helpful to me. Missing the illusion some therapists fall prey to… crediting themselves with ability to understand so much more about your life than you ever possibly could. By contrast, Carol displays an attitude which respectfully presumes that I know myself better than she possibly could and asks probing questions to achieve a greater understanding. She recalls what I’ve told her and takes notes when it’s some thing noteworthy, which assists me in viewing it as an important feeling or event. Perhaps most productive are the logical, reasonable suggestions we collaboratively conclude I could implement within the following week. Often Carol will inquire about that issue. I am deeply grateful that my son gave me this gift of therapy as it has helped me to overcome certain hurdles as I work diligently to attain a healthy outlook towards my life and circumstances.
Written on Apr 06, 2022 after therapy with Carol for 3 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, coping with life changes, coaching, compassion fatigue, and adhd