My name is Carole LaFreniere, and I work with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, and those who have experienced trauma and sexual assault. I have my Masters in Social Work from the University of Texas at Arlington, and hold certifications as a Trauma Professional, Grief Therapist and as a Mental Health Integrative Medicine Provider. I have training in EMDR as well as Cognitive Processing Therapy. I have worked in the mental health field for the last 6 years, both with inpatient psychiatric patients and individual patients in the community.
I consider the client/therapist relationship to be the most important piece in therapy. I believe in a collaborative approach to setting goals and working on problems with an eye to finding solutions. My approach in therapy combines cognitive-behavioral, humanistic, psychodynamic and rational-emotive therapy. I take a strengths approach and consider the whole person in the environment they are in. Since everyone is an individual, I will work with you to design a personalized treatment plan to meet your goals. I am non-judgmental, empathetic and incorporate a sense of humor into our session.
If your ready to take the first steps toward making changes, i would love to help you achieve those changes.
I take appointments in the evenings and weekends to accommodate working adults.
Additional areas of focus: Addictions, LGBT, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Intimacy-related issues, Parenting issues, Anger management, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, Coaching, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Autism and Asperger Syndrome, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Hospice and End of Life Counseling, Immigration Issues, Isolation / Loneliness, Life Purpose, Midlife Crisis, Military and Veterans Issues, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Post-traumatic Stress, Self-Love, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Women's Issues, Young Adult Issues
Clinical approaches: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Mindfulness Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
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Carole is very practical and we really made progress in a short period of time.
Written on Aug 14, 2023 after therapy with Carole for 11 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, and coping with life changes
Carole has been an excellent resource. I have had a better than I expected experience as I was unsure of how effective betterhelp would actually be. She is very helpful and offered easy to use supportive resources. I would recommend.
Written on Jul 24, 2023 after therapy with Carole for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, compassion fatigue, and adhd
Carole is sweetest soul. She got me through the toughest time in my life and I’m forever grateful! She helped me gain my confidence again. Thank you Carole! Your the best.
Written on Jun 13, 2023 after therapy with Carole for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes
Carole is present and caring and thinks with me through the things in my life I’m working on. She offers me better perspectives and ways of relating and dealing and we come up with strategies together for me to feel better now and with a plan moving forward.
Written on Jun 02, 2023 after therapy with Carole for 2 weeks on issues concerning self esteem, and coaching
Carole has been my life savor. She has helped me through so much in my life to truly get through all of my traumas. She has supported me and guided me in every way possible. I would not be where I am without her. Take the plunge, you will not regret it.
Written on May 12, 2023 after therapy with Carole for 1 year and 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, parenting issues, and compassion fatigue
She’s amazing! I felt better after having the first video appointment.
Written on Apr 24, 2023 after therapy with Carole for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, self esteem, and adhd