Carolyn Levitan

(LCSW)
Therapist Carolyn Levitan Photo

About Me

I have been working as a therapist for the past 16 years. I have diverse experience connecting with and building collaborative relationships with clients of various gender identities, cultural backgrounds, sexual orientations and life stages. I mainly specialize in working with young adults, namely ages 18-35. I have a high level of expertise working with people experiencing a spectrum of emotions spanning from daily stress, emotional crisis and suicidal thoughts brought on by various life stressors such as relationships, family, work, school, finances, mental/physical health concerns, trauma, addiction, isolation and current events related to politics, social injustice and COVID-19. I utilize many Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Solution Focused approaches in my work.

I find it highly rewarding to collaborate with clients in addressing various problems in their lives and identifying simple action steps that can be taken toward resolution and coping. Therapy does not need to be scary nor dull. My clients would say I come across as compassionate, unintimidating and understanding. No one deserves to feel alone when they are experiencing difficult emotions. I look forward to being on your team and working on addressing your concerns and sources of emotional pain together.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Relationship issues
  • Family conflicts
  • Self esteem
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
Addictions , Trauma and abuse , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Coping with life changes , Compassion fatigue , Attachment Issues , Body Image , Co-morbidity , Codependency , Commitment Issues , Read more...

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

Years of Experience: 16

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LCSW #27318 (Expires: 2022-06-30)


Reviews

Written by H.A. on Oct 13, 2021 after therapy with Carolyn for 6 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and trauma and abuse

Carolyn is an excellent therapist. She is kind, understanding and professional, I thoroughly recommend her.

Written by B.A. on Jul 10, 2021 after therapy with Carolyn for 4 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and coping with life changes

Carolyn over the passed months has been integral to my well-being and healing journey.
What I appreciate the most is her ability to pick up settle signs of red flags, and can point them in a very approachable manner.

She is honest, approachable and caring.

Written by D.Y. on Jul 03, 2021 after therapy with Carolyn for 7 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, and adhd

The best counselor

Written by B.E. on Jun 13, 2021 after therapy with Carolyn for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, coping with life changes, and coaching

When I started better health, I went through 2 counselors before finding Carolyn. I'm so glad I did. Carolyn and I clicked right away. She is a solutions focused counselor that truly cares about helping. I feel like I was shrouded in darkness for a while, not able to cope with lots of changes in my life and she has shed light. She has helped me find productive solutions and I feel like a new, happier person. If you're willing to do the work, even little tiny steps towards your goals, I highly recommend Carolyn as your guide.

Written by J.E. on May 19, 2021 after therapy with Carolyn for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, and grief

Carolyn is very kind, understanding, and supportive while also challenging me. I have really enjoyed working with her.

Written by H.A. on May 05, 2021 after therapy with Carolyn for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

Carolyn is very insightful and supportive. I feel supported through my daily life because I know I can talk to her about anything that happens.

Written by G.R. on Apr 30, 2021 after therapy with Carolyn for 5 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, coping with life changes, and adhd

Carolyn has been my therapist for several months now. She always goes beyond, finding lots of resources to help me in between sessions - worksheets to complete, links to helpful articles and being there for me in the 24/7 messaging room. She always listens attentively and has always let me lead the sessions in my own way. Something I really enjoyed about the sessions was her cat! Who sometimes joined us out of curiosity and brought a lovely therapeutic atmosphere! Carolyn is a smiley and sweet person and would really recommend her.

Written by A.D. on Apr 11, 2021 after therapy with Carolyn for 5 months on issues concerning trauma and abuse

Carolyn is very supportive and is a good listener. I always feel good after our sessions.

Written by P.H. on Feb 12, 2021 after therapy with Carolyn for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and relationship issues

I found Carolyn to be a great counselor. I found it easy to get the most out of sessions with her and never felt like I wanted to hold back on any issues I wanted to discuss, as I knew she would listen and understand. I found she was able to consolidate a lot of my confused and jumbled thoughts and we could devise clear steps I could take together. I feel like I have a clearer understanding of the routes of some of my issues and how I can manage them better.

Written by A.L. on Feb 09, 2021 after therapy with Carolyn for 3 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, parenting issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes


Absolutely amazing. I started counselling feeling anxious, restless and confused about my life and needs and being extra harsh on myself. By the end of the 3 months we worked together, I can confidently say I feel like another person. I overcame pain that I never processed, learnt to appreciate myself more, learnt about my values and different techniques to help me cope, how to accept when things are out of my control. That phone call with her was the highlight of my week. Carolyn is kind, sweet and knows how to ask the right questions to keep you going and help you rationalise your distorted thoughts. Highly recommended. Amazing counsellor.

Written by B.R. on Jan 27, 2021 after therapy with Carolyn for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, and coping with life changes

Carolyn has helped me understand a lot of things that’s going on mentally. She’s always so helpful. She’s my first therapist. I’ve always been scared to get a therapist, but I took the leap with Carolyn and I’m so happy I did!

Written by K.A. on Jan 09, 2021 after therapy with Carolyn for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, grief, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

Wonderfully intuitive, very helpful and supportive. I look forward to talking with Carolyn each week. She’s helped me so much in just the first few sessions!

Written by S.T. on Dec 29, 2020 after therapy with Carolyn for 3 weeks on issues concerning self esteem, and career difficulties

As this is my first time talking to a councilor, I wasn't sure what to expect, and in what way these weekly sessions would impact me. However, from the beginning, Carolyn made it very easy for me to open up, and has offer an open ear to, and sensible for my situation. We are not done yet, but getting there. Thank you for being on my team

Written by L.Y. on Dec 28, 2020 after therapy with Carolyn for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, and self esteem

Carolyn always makes you feel comfortable and wanted. She isn't judgmental, but rather understanding and comforting. I haven't been with Carolyn very long but the effect she is having on me is huge. Despite our time difference there is always a convenient time for a session and she always responds quickly:) Thank you Carolyn.

Written by J.O. on Dec 14, 2020 after therapy with Carolyn for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues

Carolyn has really helped me sift through all the different beliefs and situations that I see as challenging, and identify the common root. It's simplified things for me, removed the complexity, and made it seem very possible to reach my goals. That, and she gently guides the session in a way that explores a lot of ground and feels very natural. Very easy to talk to. All around, it's been great so far!

Written by S.A. on Dec 12, 2020 after therapy with Carolyn for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and trauma and abuse

Hi,
I have already done 2 sessions with Carolyn, and we have exchanged many messages as well. Despite our 11hr time zone difference, she responds adequately, and is very supportive and understanding to my issues. It is so important to find a therapist/doctor that can understand you, because each of us has a unique story.

Written by P.A. on Dec 09, 2020 after therapy with Carolyn for 4 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, self esteem, anger management, and compassion fatigue

Carolyn is very compassionate and understanding. She is a very good listener and makes me feel validated in my goals and desires. I appreciate her as a sounding board and appreciate her perspectives in helping me with my goals.

Written by E.U. on Nov 25, 2020 after therapy with Carolyn for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and sleeping disorders

Carolyn is amazing. I don't tell people I'm going to therapy (not because I'm embarrassed) I just say I'm talking with Carolyn. In the most professional way, it doesn't feel like I'm talking to a therapist. Shea like someone who sits and listens and there's no judgement. As someone who is always not trying to judge it's refreshing to let my walls down. Once I set a goal with her, it became so much easier to talk to her. I know it's for my getting better and I really have. I have not turned to drinking when I'm stressed or at all lately. She's made my living situation more barrable and see things more clearly. Some decisions that I was apprehensive about taking we are easier to take and I did so confidently. Carolyn had no influence but the more I spoke the more things made sense. She's amazing!

Written by M.O. on Nov 24, 2020 after therapy with Carolyn for 3 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, anger management, and compassion fatigue

So far, I really enjoy working with Carolyn. She is very communicative and able to help me decipher the thoughts in my head. We haven't gotten to my goals phase completely yet, but she has been great at supporting me through the dialogue we have created and validating my emotions and feelings.

Written by R.I. on Nov 22, 2020 after therapy with Carolyn for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, and adhd

Carolyn is an exceptional therapist!!! I would recommend her to any and everyone, completely understanding takes time to check on you and gives you the tools necessary to take on life challenges

Written by J.I. on Nov 20, 2020 after therapy with Carolyn for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, coping with life changes, and adhd

I’m having an amazing first experience of therapy with Carolyn. She is very sweet and understanding. I feel very comfortable sharing with her. I’m really happy I was matched with her I think I got very lucky

Written by M.A. on Nov 19, 2020 after therapy with Carolyn for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and anger management

She has been quick and insightful. I am looking forward to hearing more from her