Carolyn Hartley

(MA, LPC)

About Me

Hello!
My name is Carolyn and I am a licensed professional counselor in the state of Michigan where I have over 15 years experience working in the mental health field. I have experience working with a broad range of clinical and life issues. I also have experience working with anxiety, family/relationship conflicts, depression, grief, life transitions, and complex trauma/abuse.

I went into the field of mental health after personally experiencing the benefits and healing that derive from counseling. After the death of my sister, I sought help as I was struggling with grief and past abuse. I know firsthand that getting help can be very difficult. There is still so much stigma around having mental health issues, or just life issues, but I also know from experience how much life can change for the better when you find support and take steps towards healing and bettering yourself! So, kudos to you for being on this site looking for some help!

I believe in meeting you, as the client, where you are. This means I begin where you are and tailor the treatment approaches to your specific needs. Counseling, or therapy, is all about YOU!I use cognitive behavioral therapy, motivational interviewing and solution focused methods. My goal in therapy is to provide you with the coping skills you need that will help you in your life and your specific needs.

As we get to know each other, we will establish some goals together: goals that fit your life and needs. I believe in honesty and putting you first. Having said that, I think you will find that I am very caring and compassionate. I grew up overseas and have experience in working with other cultures and enjoy the richness they provide.

I look forward to meeting you and for the pleasure of working with you! Please feel free to ask me any more questions you might have.

SPECIALTIES

Depression, Anxiety
Family conflicts
Trauma and abuse
Coping with life changes
Grief

Years of Experience: 15


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Relationship issues
  • Grief
  • Self esteem
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
Family conflicts , Trauma and abuse , Intimacy-related issues , Parenting issues , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Coping with life changes , Compassion fatigue , Abandonment , Adoption and Foster Care , Attachment Issues , Read more...

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

Years of Experience: 15

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LPC #6401009537 (Expires: 2023-05-31)


Reviews

Written by S.O. on Oct 27, 2020 after counseling with Carolyn for 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Carolyn has been extremely helpful in helping me to deal with self esteem and relationship issues. She is a great listener and provides thoughtful suggestions and guidance. I was put at ease from the first session and was able to work through a very anxious period with her supporting me along the way.

Written by T.H. on Oct 26, 2020 after counseling with Carolyn for 4 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety

Carolyn is super understanding and is a great listener. She made every session feel comfortable as though you were talking to a friend. She always provided me with little tasks that helped me work through my concerns. She is very supportive and drew from her own experiences to help me make sense of mine, which made me feel as though I was not alone.

Written by C.L. on Oct 26, 2020 after counseling with Carolyn for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and relationship issues

Carolyn has helped me with several issues involving family and self forgiveness . Her advice has been concrete and eminently practical and has helped me very much. She is warm and kind and I wouldn't hesitate to recommend her.

Written by S.T. on Oct 20, 2020 after counseling with Carolyn for 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, self esteem, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

She is kind, and empathetic, and it was nice to know that every week, I could talk to someone that would be on my side. She listened well, and responded with relevant feedback. Highly recommended

Written by N.A. on Oct 08, 2020 after counseling with Carolyn for 1 month

Carolyn helped me a lot over two months for a range of issues. She’s really helped me with my problems

Written by S.A. on Sep 13, 2020 after counseling with Carolyn for 2 weeks on issues concerning grief, and self esteem

I have been working with Carolyn for the past two weeks to work on the grief I am experience with the death of my mom. Carolyn has been amazing. She is responsive in my questions and help in guiding me. If you liked her introduction and what her approach is then she is totally the counselor for you. I will be continue my counseling with her until I feel I am ready and have the tools to move out without the need for counselling anymore. I recommend her 100 percent.

Written by T.H. on Sep 11, 2020 after counseling with Carolyn for 3 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, and self esteem

Carolyn was so kind and understanding in our sessions, she shared her personal experiences with me. This was so valuable for me to be able to have a mutual understanding of each others past experiences. I came to her with a very specific goal in mind of what I wanted to work through and she helped me work with that and work to resolve it. I can't say I'm fully healed, as I don't believe we truly fully heal from anything, but I'm one step closer to inner peace.

Written by M.A. on Aug 24, 2020 after counseling with Carolyn for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and relationship issues

Carolyn was great. She was an excellent listener and helped provide some very valuable advice on how to handle my problems. She seemed very knowledgeable and provided exercises for me to work on. She would check in on me throughout the week between our scheduled live sessions to make sure I was doing ok . I am very thankful to Carolyn for the help she has given me.

Written by F.E. on Aug 11, 2020 after counseling with Carolyn for 3 weeks on issues concerning trauma and abuse, self esteem, coping with life changes, coaching, and compassion fatigue

I needed a therapist that would be able to provide good counsel and be a sounding board to my issues/problems... Carolyn provided exactly that. Pleased with our conversations and guidance.

Written by E.M. on Aug 03, 2020 after counseling with Carolyn for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, and self esteem

She is understanding and helpful

Written by V.É. on Jul 31, 2020 after counseling with Carolyn for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, and self esteem

Carolyn sait trouver les mots justes et m’aide à prendre du recul sur des situations personnelles que j’ai beaucoup de mal à gérer seule. Elle fait également preuve de beaucoup de bienveillance et je trouve qu’il y a quelque chose d’apaisant à discuter avec elle. On se sent rapidement à l’aise et elle reste très à l’écoute. Je suis très contente de pouvoir échangé avec et elle !

Written by S.C. on Jul 18, 2020 after counseling with Carolyn for 3 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, and coping with life changes

Carolyn has been extremely helpful, direct and not afraid to talk about challenging subjects openly.

Written by M.A. on Jul 18, 2020 after counseling with Carolyn for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, and compassion fatigue

Very kind and understanding and with lots of practical advice. Helped me a lot in a short amount of time

Written by M.I. on Jun 02, 2020 after counseling with Carolyn for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Carolyn draws from a depth of experience and compassion. She also offers strategies to help me visualize my experience and take proactive steps to address my issues.