Carri Wilson

(LPC)

About Me

Hello! My name is Carri Wilson. I am a licensed professional counselor in the state of Texas.
I have 24 years of counseling experience working in varying areas of the mental health field. I started my experience working with mainly women’s issues including domestic abuse and self-esteem issues. I especially enjoyed working with women of all ages dealing with relationship issues and conflict of role expectations in the family. This has recently evolved into counseling a generation of women that are now caring for their elderly parents and dealing with the challenges of Dementia and Alzheimer’s while trying to balance a personal life. Only just this year these issues became a personal challenge for me. Now more than ever I believe counseling support is imperative for the caregivers experiencing such stress.
I worked for almost 20 years in the field of education counseling children and parents alike on issues such as emotional disturbances, autism, ADHD, abandonment, effects of divorce, academic issues, behavior issues, cultural differences, drug abuse and special education concerns. Acting as an administrator for IEP’s and 504 accommodations allowed me the opportunity to advise parents regarding behavioral techniques and modifications needed to address a variety of emotional, physical and social needs of children. I have a soft spot in my heart for kids and truly believe parents should be supported as much as possible in the rearing of their offspring. With the transit nature of our society young parents often do not have the support available and need an encouraging professional to give guidance and direction. Because of my experience, I am a great resource in the face of these types of challenges.
For the last 15 years I have conducted family evaluations for families going through contentious custody issues, adoptions and guardianships. This experience in forensic counseling afforded me the opportunity to delve into the lives of families experiencing a myriad of problems. Working with the family courts and family agencies in the community gave me a wide variety of perspectives and options for problem solving.

I use a variety of techniques, using what I feel will works best with clients but usually lean toward a cognitive behavioral approach and person-centered style. That means I will be working with your thoughts, feelings and behaviors while making your best welfare my priority. It is important to me to form a genuine bond of trust with each client to ensure an honest relationship.
My style of counseling will be encouraging, warm and supportive. I truly believe that I can help with setting goals, changing behaviors, and using tools to make better decisions for you. I like to empower my clients to find ways to help themselves.

If you need a sincere person to work with, I am happy to help!


Specialties

  • Family conflicts
  • Grief
  • Parenting issues
  • Self esteem
  • ADHD
Also experienced in:
Stress, Anxiety , Relationship issues , Trauma and abuse , Anger management , Bipolar disorder , Depression , Abandonment , Adoption and Foster Care , Aging and Geriatric Issues , Autism and Asperger Syndrome , Read more...

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

Years of Experience: 24

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LPC #17363 (Expires: 2022-05-31)


Reviews

Written by S.H. on Jul 21, 2021 after counseling with Carri for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, and adhd

I have only had the opportunity to talk to her once and she was very understanding and kind.

Written by G.E. on Apr 13, 2021 after counseling with Carri for 7 months on issues concerning relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and anger management

I am so grateful for Carri. She is really someone who devotes the entire session to providing full attention to me and my needs. She makes me feel like I'm her only client and she is fully prepared and energized to engage with me. She give me homework and is available in the chat as well. I'm very pleased with Carri.

Written by S.H. on Apr 12, 2021 after counseling with Carri for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, parenting issues, and compassion fatigue

Carri has been instrumental in working out some classroom and anxiety issues with our 9 year old. She has given great insight to what has been an eventful year for our family. We were taught actionable tools that have been highly effective for our entire family. Thank you Carri!

Written by S.L. on Apr 01, 2021 after counseling with Carri for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, and self esteem

So far in the few sessions I've had with Carri, I feel myself beginning to find my footing on the road to overcoming the obstacles I am facing.

She is attentive and makes sure you feel heard. She actually cares and wants you to know that she is there to help you through whatever challenges you're facing.

I already have a new perspective on a few things and myself. She has pushed me to see myself through a different lens, which I still have been struggling with but she's there to help. Through messages and conversation, I truly feel that with Carri's clear perspective and calming way of talking to me I will eventually reach the other side of my obstacles!

Written by K.R. on Feb 25, 2021 after counseling with Carri for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, compassion fatigue, and

I’m quite picky about the people I work with but I really like Carri, and am eternally grateful for all the help and support she has provided me.

Written by J.O. on Feb 10, 2021 after counseling with Carri for 2 weeks

Carri actually listens to me and how I feel and comprehends my situation. She's an empath. Her faith has allowed me to restore my own. Thank you Carri.

Written by L.E. on Jan 21, 2021 after counseling with Carri for 2 months on issues concerning relationship issues, and self esteem

Working with Carri has been such a joy! It is such a pleasant experience having someone that listens, identifies patterns, brings clarity, and offers such great support throughout my time in counseling. Carri balances faith with her expertise and we've created an amazing bond. She is a rockstar therapist and I love working with her.

Written by A.M. on Oct 29, 2020 after counseling with Carri for 1 month on issues concerning addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, anger management, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Carri has been phenomenal for me. As I'm sitting and chatting with a wise friend who listens well, asks questions, and makes me dive into thoughts deeper so that I'm really doing the work. She listens to my personality needs and often gives me "homework" since I like to have checklists and things to do. She is a gift, and I'm so thankful for my time with her.

Written by L.E. on Oct 21, 2020 after counseling with Carri for 2 months on issues concerning self esteem, and coping with life changes

Carrie “gets me” and has from the very beginning. She always hears what I’m actually saying even if I don’t know what I’m actually saying. She calls me on things I try to skip over. I love everything about our sessions. I feel like a better, saner, whole person.

Written by J.A. on Sep 14, 2020 after counseling with Carri for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, parenting issues, and coping with life changes

Carri is heaven sent. She was all ears in our sessions, she was an enabler for me to be more honest with myself and strive to be a better person in my own time. She is direct to the point, provides value adding insights/ advice. I will definitely request to be paired with Carri again if and when I need counselling again.

Written by H.E. on Sep 08, 2020 after counseling with Carri for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, and adhd

Carri is wonderful. She makes me feel heard and seen.

Written by G.I. on Aug 03, 2020 after counseling with Carri for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, coping with life changes, and adhd

She is awesome!!!

Written by S.A. on Jul 29, 2020 after counseling with Carri for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, eating disorders, self esteem, anger management, coping with life changes, and adhd

Carri is such a beautiful human being! She is utterly kind, honest and supportive. She also incredibly professional. She has been listening and guiding me effectively since the very first session I've had with her. I think the most helpful feeling when doing therapy is knowing that your counselor REALLY has your back - that's how Carri makes me feel. I would definitely recommend her as a counselor.

Written by S.U. on Jul 28, 2020 after counseling with Carri for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, eating disorders, and coping with life changes

Carrie is great. She listens, is validating, and gets to the point.