About me

Welcome! My name is Carol Daigle Ptacek (M.Ed., LPC, MCC, NCC) I live in the central mountains of Idaho. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in Idaho, a Master Certified Coach and a National Certified Counselor, with 20+ years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, motivation, self esteem, and confidence, career difficulties, and coping with life changes. I collaboratively work with my clients to create an open and safe environment where thoughts and feelings can be shared without fear of judgment. Taking the first step to seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I am here to support you in that process. What do you want to accomplish with teletherapy? Let's get started today. I look forward to working with you.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Self esteem
  • Coping with life changes
  • Coaching
  • ADHD
Also experienced in:
LGBT , Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Trauma and abuse , Grief , Eating disorders , Sleeping disorders , Parenting issues , Anger management , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Depression , Compassion fatigue , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 20

Services offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

ID LPC LPC-5860


Reviews

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

Written on Jan 16, 2023 after therapy with Carol for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and adhd

I really like Carol. She's patient with me as my brain sort of stumbles it's way through sessions. She's been kind and understanding, and I've appreciated her gentle direction in our sessions. She's like talking to a wise friend (yes, I know she is my therapist). She understands that my brain works differently. I have autism and ADHD. She takes a patient approach, but is still able to redirect when my brain tries to bunny trail off into the sunset. I appreciate the gentle prodding when needed, the helpful detangling of thoughts that I can't seem to find the thread to, and her positive, warm disposition. I highly recommend her.

Written on Dec 16, 2022 after therapy with Carol for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, and stress, anxiety

Carol is a great therapist. I would recommend her to any of my friends.

Written on Dec 04, 2022 after therapy with Carol for 6 days on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, coping with life changes, coaching, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Carol is absolutely wonderful! From the first moment we started talking, I felt heard, understood and validated. She has a way of listening and providing feedback that feels gentle and reassuring. I have been looking for years for the right therapist fit and I was elated to find that with Carol. I would highly recommend her for anyone that is looking for an experienced therapist that truly cares and listens. Thank you so much!

Written on Dec 01, 2022 after therapy with Carol for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Carol,
Has become one of my allies and an important person to help me through this separation and divorce. Now, we will be getting ride of the trauma from it, and hopefully be able to live a happy and fulfilling life. Thank you Carol.

Written on Dec 01, 2022 after therapy with Carol for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Carol has been absolutely amazing to work with. I have had multiple people tell me how much happier and more assure of myself I have become. I diffidently agree with them. I owe it all to Carol. She is great about listening to what I have to say and making me understand why I think and feel the way I do. She pushes me to be better and do better in a way that I feel comfortable. I would recommend her to anyone. Thanks Carol for everything!!

Written on Nov 28, 2022 after therapy with Carol for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, and career difficulties

Carol has a unique ability to listen, relate, and most importantly challenge your thought process and strive for a better you. Carol has allowed me to view things from a different perspective. Her age and wisdom cannot be taught and the calm approach to what seems to be the absolute worst things in life have helped me improve as a person.

Written on Nov 28, 2022 after therapy with Carol for 2 days on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Great listener. Asked relevant questions and was sensitive to childhood trauma issues. Assigned worksheets and suggested relevant additional coping mechanisms to adapt to real life environment.

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