Hi, I look forward to meeting you. I truly believe all people are amazing and I’ve focused my life work towards psychology, human behavior and data analysis. I have more than 20 years of experience serving people who struggle with anxiety, depression, mood disorders, addiction, turama, anger management, ADHD, OCD, ASD, grief, hospice, and many other mental and behavioral problems.
I am not new to living and learning or growing. I am familiar with pain.....although I know I dislike pain , in fact I often declare that “I’m allergic to pain because I know I don’t like it “, however I have learned that it is through pain I’ve actually gained the most happiness and peace. I am a professional with dual licenses.....a licensed clinical social worker and a licensed behavior analyst ......who started out professionally as a computer system analyst.
Because of my own pain, experiences and education I’ve become more and more into Acceptance and Commitment (ACT) therapy a fairly recent Cognitive Behavioral Approach......it’s something I’ve found has severed me well and has been the most useful to others I’ve been blessed to engage with on our journey here.
When we are able to notice our own discomfort we are more motivated to make effective and meaningful changes in our behaviors that will lead us to a more meaningful and joyful life. Growing pains are part of the process but can lead us to growth and the ability to identify and focus on what we, our own self knows is true for us.....what we value (self as context).
My goal is to help you recognize what your pain is trying to tell you, discover what strategies can help you live through that pain....anxiety, depression....by increasing your behaviors of copping......mindfulness, focus ........ that will serve you and increase your psychological flexibility. I will often use the ACT Matrix to help “sort “ things out as a tool on our journey together. I would be delighted to take this journey with you and I look forward to meeting you and learning more about what you would like to achieve.
Additional areas of focus: Addictions, Relationship issues, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Eating disorders, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Depression, Coping with life changes, Coaching, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Abandonment, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Attachment Issues, Autism and Asperger Syndrome, Avoidant Personality, Blended Family Issues, Body Image, 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, Dependent Personality, Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder (DMDD), Divorce and Separation, Domestic Violence, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Eating and Food-Related Issues, Emptiness, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Fatherhood Issues, Fertility Issues, First Responder Issues, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Hospice and End of Life Counseling, Impulsivity, Infidelity, Intellectual Disability, Isolation / Loneliness, Jealousy, Life Purpose, Midlife Crisis, Mood Disorders, Narcissism, Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Personality Disorders, Phobias, Postpartum Depression, Post-traumatic Stress, Pregnancy and Childbirth, Process addiction (porn, exercise, gambling), Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Love, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Traumatic Brain Injury, Women's Issues, Workplace Issues, Young Adult Issues
Clinical approaches: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy, Internal Family Systems
UT LCSW 5633817-3501
Carol has gone above and beyond in making me feel good about myself, but also helped me understanding why I am having such a hard time with things. And she has helped me get through trauma and pain that has been on my shoulders that has stopped me from my life and doing what I enjoy.
Written on Nov 02, 2023 after therapy with Carol for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, and career difficulties
I honestly can’t say enough good things about Carol. She has always been very understanding of my hectic schedule, as I am a healthcare provider and often end up needing to change appointment times last minute. She also really makes me feel heard and cared for, which, right now in my life is bigger than big. If I could give Carol rating from 0 to 10, I’d give her 15. Hands down.
Written on Oct 30, 2023 after therapy with Carol for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, intimacy-related issues, and coping with life changes
Carol is kind and caring, jovial when needed and an earnest listener. I was fortunate to have come across Carol quickly here at BH. She has helped me with skills that reform my way of thinking and doing in a situation. She’s reminded me to love myself and that pain, mistakes and the lot of it are part of life but can make us better with the right tools. ACH therapy has helped me and so has Carol!
Written on Oct 24, 2023 after therapy with Carol for 8 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue
Excellent insights and manages time with me well.
Written on Aug 02, 2023 after therapy with Carol for 1 year and 8 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, and grief
Carol has been an integral part of my healing. She has been an avid listener and caring soundboard. She understands my stresses and helps me think about things in various ways and settle my stressed out thoughts. She validates my concerns and supports me. She is authentic and I felt like I got to know her, which made me willing to explain more. I appreciate her and will seek her out if I come back to BetterHelp.
Written on Jun 28, 2023 after therapy with Carol for 10 months on issues concerning depression, family conflicts, parenting issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes
Carol is passionate about what she does and it shows. She is highly experienced and has a great sense of humor. Would highly recommend.
Written on May 30, 2023 after therapy with Carol for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, sleeping disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, coaching, and compassion fatigue