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Carolyn Westgate, LCPC

Stress, Anxiety Addictions Relationships Depression ADHD
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About me

In my 21 years of private practice and 10 years as a Program Director of the Professionals’ Health Program I have gained extensive experience with a diverse population and diverse issues. I believe providing a nonjudgemental, empathetic, safe and accepting environment is an essential aspect of therapy.Utilizing a varied approach of therapies (I.e. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Rational Emotive Therapy Emotionally Focused Therapy and Solution Focused Therapy) help with individualizing the treatment plan. Although a seasoned therapist, I believe therapists can always learn more and have a willingness to research avenues to find the best resources for my clients.

If you do not think the therapist/client relationship is a fit, it is my job to assist you in locating a therapist that is more suitable for you.

Entering therapy takes courage as you share your life issues with a stranger. I assure you, I will listen with respect and compassion as we navigate through the journey of therapy in order for you to achieve your goals.

Professional experience

21yrs in practice
Stress, Anxiety Addictions Relationships Depression ADHD

Additional areas of focus: Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Coaching, Adoption and Foster Care, Blended Family Issues, Caregiver issues and stress, Co-morbidity, Codependency, Communication problems, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Family Problems, First Responder Issues, Infidelity, Midlife crisis, Military and Veterans Issues, Mood disorders , Panic disorder and panic attacks, Postpartum Depression, Post-traumatic stress, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Social anxiety and phobia, Trichotillomania, Women's issues

Clinical approaches: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Services offered

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These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Carolyn Westgate. 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 is the best therapist I could ask for. She understands me and gives me new ideas and concepts to think about. I have seen significant improvements on all areas of my life because of my work with Carolyn. She gives me tools I can use and for that I am very grateful.

Written on Apr 01, 2024 after therapy with Carolyn for 7 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, career difficulties, and coaching

Carolyn has been a great fit for me. She is a great listener & she gives me what I need to get through the week.

Written on Mar 19, 2024 after therapy with Carolyn for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, grief, sleeping disorders, and adhd

I couldn’t be more pleased with Carolyn! I was skeptical of online therapy and being able to make a connection of trust with a therapist. Carolyn quickly explained features and her style of therapy. Things just clicked. She listens to me, asks me questions for understanding and wanting me to think through the situations and reminds me-I need a hard push—-she pushes me to self care…,I have always struggled with that because I am so busy taking care of everyone else. Carolyn has challenged me to look within and identify the “users” of my strength and encourages me to get it back. I definitely recommend Carolyn as a therapist…

Written on Jan 22, 2024 after therapy with Carolyn for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, parenting issues, self esteem, and coaching

Carolyn is an absolutely wonderful therapist. She’s so gentle and non judgmental and seems to pick up on any emotional fluctuations with me and address it on the spot. If we’re talking about something that’s triggering to me, often times she’ll know it before I do. She’s incredibly good at reading body language, being reassuring and comforting, and her advice is always spot-on for me. I’m so happy to have found her, she has been a huge part of my mental health progress and I think she’s fit to help anyone who is extra sensitive like me. I really can’t say enough good things about her. She’s truly a wonderful person and amazing at what she does.

Written on Jan 05, 2024 after therapy with Carolyn for 6 months

Ms Westgate has the education, credentials, and experience that I expected. I did not expect her expertise at hearing, not just listening; At explaining her reasoning not just saying try this; and most of all letting me just babble when my mind and heart are both overwhelmed and tired.

Written on Dec 28, 2023 after therapy with Carolyn for 6 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and compassion fatigue

I’ve been going to Carolyn for a little over a year now and she is the best! Would recommend her to anyone I know!

Written on Dec 04, 2023 after therapy with Carolyn for 1 year and 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, parenting issues, and compassion fatigue