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Carolyn Cole, LCPC, LMFT

Stress, Anxiety Relationships Self esteem, Motivation Depression Coping with life changes
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About me

Do you notice yourself feeling as though something is just missing in your life? Maybe work feels unsatisfying or relationships feel unfulfilling. Your inner critic may be constantly yapping away, where you start to question if you even like yourself anymore, and you may find yourself trying to constantly distract yourself to escape the voice of the inner critic. You may feel more stressed, anxious, depressed, or even angry. Maybe you also notice patterns that keep - on - repeating, and you just don't know how to get out of this cycle. You may find yourself getting stuck in cycles of shame, guilt, anxiety, depression, or frustration or anger. Everything you've been trying to get ahead just simply isn't working. You may wonder "when will things ever change?" You may even feel a bit stuck or lost, or perhaps as though you feel an urge to "find yourself" again.

If this resonates for you, this means you are my ideal client and I am here to help you! I love working with clients on the process of self discovery, self love, and uncovering a way to live a life that feels authentic to you! Let's work together to get you back on track to living a life that feels happier and more fulfilling.

I have been working as a therapist since 2011, though my career in the mental health field began in 2000 when I worked as a case manager at a day program helping those diagnosed with persistent mental illness. I loved this experience so much, which is what inspired me to return to school so I could practice as a psychotherapist! My favorite areas to help my clients with are managing depression and anxiety, navigating relationship issues, healing from break-ups, coping with career challenges. exploring life purpose, enhancing self love, improving self esteem and self compassion, self discovery, and finding more meaning in life.

My therapy style is warm, conversational, and collaborative, and I would be honored to help you on your journey.

It takes courage to seek a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards change. If you are ready to take that step, I am here to support and empower you.

I'm a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, and National Certified Counselor. I am licensed to provide clinical services to those residing in Illinois.

I look forward to working with you!

Professional experience

14yrs in practice
Stress, Anxiety Relationships Self esteem, Motivation Depression Coping with life changes

Additional areas of focus: Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Anger management, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Coaching, Compassion fatigue, Abandonment, Attachment issues, Body image, Codependency, Commitment Issues, Communication problems, Control issues, Emptiness, Family of Origin Issues, Forgiveness, Guilt and shame, Isolation / loneliness, Life purpose, Midlife crisis, Money and financial issues, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-love, Women's issues

Clinical approaches: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Existential Therapy, Gottman Method, Hypnotherapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Somatic Therapy, Internal Family Systems

Services offered

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License information

IL LCPC 180.009186

IL LMFT 166.001118


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

Great listener. She’s helping me with past trauma and how to break the cycle as an adult.

Written on Mar 24, 2024 after therapy with Carolyn for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, and grief

Carolyn has been an incredible support and instrumental in my progress of self discovery, healing, and working through my past relationship and break up. I look forward to our calls and have hope in future continued progress.

Written on Feb 20, 2022 after therapy with Carolyn for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, intimacy-related issues, and coping with life changes

Carolyn Cole is a wonderful therapist. She's a great listener and comes up with a lot of solutions that I could try to resolve my problems that I struggle with on a daily basis.

Written on Dec 21, 2021 after therapy with Carolyn for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, self esteem, coping with life changes, and adhd