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

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

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


Reviews

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.