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Dr. Carol Parham, LMHC

Stress, Anxiety Trauma and abuse Self esteem Depression Coping with life changes
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About me

Hello, I am Dr. Carol Parham, a Licensed Mental Health Counselor. I earned a doctorate degree in education and a master’s degree in counseling. I am an adoption-competent trainer/therapist and a certified trauma therapist. Throughout my mental health internship and licensure years I have worked with children, adults and families toward improving how to navigate through life’s daily challenges.

I have provided therapeutic mental health services for children and adults that include topics of anxiety, anger, stress, depression, low self-esteem, living placement adjustments, adoption process, bonding and attachments with peers and adults, relationship building, separation from loved ones, grief, loss, end of life, and physical/emotional traumatic abuse.

It is of the upmost importance to provide everyone with care, compassion and understanding. I believe in a holistic and organic way of exploring each person’s wants and needs, as well as encourage active participation to develop a personal healing journey of what one’s life is meant to be. I offer client centered therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, motivational interviewing, trauma-focused therapy, solution-focused therapy, expressive activities and/or mindfulness activities; all of which contribute to creating a safe and comfortable therapy experience.

I am honored and look forward to moving through this journey of life with you.

Professional experience

10yrs in practice

Additional areas of focus: Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Grief, Parenting issues, Anger management, Abandonment, Adoption and Foster Care, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Attachment Issues, Communication Problems, Life Purpose, Post-traumatic Stress

Clinical approaches: Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Existential Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

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These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Dr. Carol Parham. 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.

Dr Parham is very kind. I’m not the easiest patient but she’s been patient and persistent with me. Lovely human who clearly cares about those seeing her.

Written on Feb 14, 2023 after therapy with Carol for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, anger management, and compassion fatigue

She’s great!

Written on Aug 23, 2022 after therapy with Carol for 3 months on issues concerning coping with life changes

Dr. Carol is spectacular. She listens and offers sound bits to make you think. I appreciate her kindness and thoughtfulness. She noticed I was not active and suggested me to put the my account on hold. I appreciated her supportive emails prior and found that one and realized she really had my back.

Written on May 16, 2022 after therapy with Carol for 1 year and 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and trauma and abuse

I’ve struggled with the same issues for years, friends and family would try to help me but it was hard to accept that they could be right and things in my life will work out. I decided to try therapy for the first time. I had no expectations going in, but after a few sessions with Dr.Parham I’ve noticed huge improvements to my everyday life and just my overall well-being. She helped me understand my past, something I didn’t realize I was allowing to affect me. Her advice has helped me stop my negative thinking and stop tearing myself down. I find myself more present and happy with small moments of my life. I’m definitely happy I found Dr.Parham.

Written on May 14, 2022 after therapy with Carol for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Dr Parham has been a huge help so far. I was feeling lost and had never been in therapy before. She made me feel comfortable right away. After only a few sessions she has helped me think differently than I was before and helping me improve my communication skills. I look forward to our continuing sessions. Thank you Dr Parham!

Written on Apr 26, 2022 after therapy with Carol for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, coaching, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Dr Parham is an extremely professional, supportive, understanding and practical guide - her advice has not only helped me overcome my weaknesses and fears, but also made me a much better and more successful person in various areas of life.

Written on Feb 09, 2022 after therapy with Carol for 1 year and 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, and self esteem