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Carolyn Presnall, LCSW, LPC

Stress, Anxiety Family conflicts Trauma and abuse Parenting issues Depression
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About me

I have over 40 years of experience and expertise in the field of mental health as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, a Licensed Professional Counselor and Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist . I have thoroughly enjoyed spending my career treating the elderly, adults, adolescents, children and their families in private practice, residential , hospital and educational settings. I've received specialized training in trauma treatment , cognitive behavioral therapy, PTSD treatment, play therapy, solution focused therapy and client centered therapy, among many other treatment modalities .

I truly believe that every individual deserves help, treatment and the opportunity for hope. I've been told , numerous times , that I possess a wonderful sense of humor; I believe that laughter , along with compassion , empathy , kindness and understanding are mandatory to be give an individual the therapeutic outcome they deserve.

I've held several administrative positions in mental health including directing a residential treatment program for severely emotionally disturbed children and years later I was the Director of Psychiatry for a major children's medical center.
I spent several years working with adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities helping them navigate the system and building relationships within the community.
In private practice I worked with adults struggling with relationship issues, stress issues, issues related to raising difficult to manage children and adolescents and parenting issues. I have spent 5 years working with the elderly who have been recently diagnosed with early onset dementia , Alzheimer's who are co-diagnosed with anxiety disorders and depression.
This past year has been extremely difficult for adults, children and families. As a result, it has created stressful situations for parents. If you've had difficulties with these issues , I taught parenting classes for numerous years and I'm more than happy to help with issues related to anxiety, depression and any school related problems your children or adolescents may be experiencing as a result of the pandemic.
Please feel free to reach out to me, I'm here to help.

I look forward to working with each one of you !

Professional experience

35yrs in practice

Additional areas of focus: Relationship issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Bipolar disorder, ADHD, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Cancer, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Co-morbidity, Divorce and Separation, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Hospice and End of Life Counseling, Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Workplace Issues, Young Adult Issues

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

License information

TX LCSW 00199

TX LPC 5583

TX LMFT 1621


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

Carolyn has been great for me. I was skeptical at first, because my previous attempts at therapy were unsuccessful. However, Carolyn is so practical and easy to talk to that our sessions felt less like appointments and more like open and thought-provoking discussions. I’d recommend Carolyn to anybody - especially if you are just dipping your toes in the therapy waters!

Written on Mar 03, 2023 after therapy with Carolyn for 9 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, self esteem, anger management, and parenting issues

Really appreciate her

Written on Feb 14, 2023 after therapy with Carolyn for 1 year and 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, and coping with life changes

Very understanding

Written on Sep 01, 2022 after therapy with Carolyn for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, and adhd

Carolyn is very interested in me as a person and finding ways to improve my issues and concerns. She has been great to talk with regarding behavioral and communication patterns I've developed from childhood trauma and experiences, and is quick to respond when I send her a message in the portal. I am thoroughly enjoying using Betterhelp for therapy and Carolyn has been wonderful and supportive.

Written on Aug 01, 2022 after therapy with Carolyn for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and adhd

Carolyn is a very good listener. She is very sympathetic, and validates how you feel. She is good at giving specific recommendations about ways to deal with the problems you face, which I greatly appreciate.

Written on Jul 07, 2022 after therapy with Carolyn for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, coaching, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Carolyn Presnall is awesome and caring

Written on Apr 02, 2022 after therapy with Carolyn for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, sleeping disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd