Welcome! I believe "Hardships are a detour not a dead end" so I thank you for having the strength to reach out.
I started working with most in need populations while attending California Lutheran University, where I graduated with a Master of Science in Counseling Psychology with an emphasis in Marital and Family Therapy. I am currently a Licensed Marriage and Family therapist in California. Working as a school based-counselor in ventura county school system and primary clinician in psychiatric, I have experienced the complexities of family relationships, stress and anxiety, grief and loss, phase of life changes, work related issues, motivation, self-esteem, adjustment disorders and of course persistent diagnosis as well such as Depression. I am compassionate for how we experience the world as an individual and in the collective.
I am a person-centered therapist who uses an integrated approach to working with individuals. This allows for a more personal experience instead of the same set curriculum for all. Even though I pull knowledge from all theories and practices, I use Family Systems Theory, Solution Focused, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Attachment Theory and Mindfulness practices often. I can also help you strengthen coping skills, life skills, independent living skills and awareness or insight skills.
I appreciate Carl Jung's perspective that there is not a linear path in life or in psychology. We often need to look at life and self from different angles and with many different strategies. I honor your consideration of having me as part of your life and space. I look forward to working with you!
Additional areas of focus: Addictions, LGBT, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Bipolar disorder, Depression, Coaching, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Co-morbidity, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Dissociation, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, First Responder Issues, Forgiveness, Infidelity, Isolation / Loneliness, Jealousy, Life Purpose, Money and Financial Issues, Mood Disorders, Multicultural Concerns, Post-traumatic Stress, Pregnancy and Childbirth, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Love, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Somatization, Traumatic Brain Injury, Women's Issues, Workplace Issues, Young Adult Issues
Clinical approaches: Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Existential Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy
CA LMFT 108224
Carrie is great. I wish I had more words to describe her thoughtfulness as a tele-therapist, but her written messages are encouraging.
Written on Sep 08, 2022 after therapy with Carrie for 10 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, and adhd
Carrie is very punctual and responsive, I’m happy to say that I found a good therapist that is willing to give me unbiased advice/opinions on what my situation is. As of now I still have my stubborn traits but i am working on them and I try to follow up with Carrie on weekly basis.
Written on Oct 03, 2021 after therapy with Carrie for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, coping with life changes, and coaching
Written on Sep 15, 2021 after therapy with Carrie for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes
This is my first time in therapy and Carrie is very easy to talk to. She is helpful and has good advice and tools I can implement into my daily life. She has been very helpful already!
Written on Aug 10, 2021 after therapy with Carrie for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, and coping with life changes
She’s great and makes me think about things in different perspectives
Written on Aug 09, 2021 after therapy with Carrie for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, addictions, relationship issues, and grief