Carrie Ison

(MSW, LCSW)
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About Me

Hello! If you are here to explore BetterHelp, you are probably looking for support. I'm glad you're here. I know it is important to feel comfortable and to be able to trust your counselor, especially when you're working through personal or difficult things. Let me tell you a bit about myself to help you decide if we will be a good fit.

I have been providing counseling for over 10 years as a social worker, and have enjoyed working with many different people in a variety of situations. Some of the people I have worked with have had challenges that they never thought they could handle or work through. Typical feedback I get from my clients is that I am approachable, trustworthy, compassionate and direct in my counseling. I feel I have the ability to get a sense of where you are in your life, your struggles and where you want to end up. It's a challenging world out there and if you work with me, I want you to feel that you can trust me as I support you in this process, because feeling emotionally safe is highly important.

I have daytime, evening and weekend appointment availability. We can interact over video, chat or email, depending on your preference. On the days when I don't have appointments with you, I do check my messages regularly. I feel that maintaining a strong connection through the therapy process is also highly important.

If you feel that we would be a good fit in counseling, I encourage you to schedule an appointment. It would be an honor to work with you through this time in your life and I hope you feel empowered by taking this first step.



Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Addictions
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Self esteem
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
LGBT , Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Eating disorders , Parenting issues , Anger management , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Coping with life changes , Compassion fatigue , Read more...

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

Years of Experience: 10

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LCSW #8579-123 (Expires: 2023-02-28)


Reviews

Written by M.E. on Sep 20, 2021 after therapy with Carrie for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes

She’s amazing. She has helped me through so much and has validated all my feelings of what I’m going through.

Written by A.M. on Dec 19, 2020 after therapy with Carrie for 8 months on issues concerning depression, addictions, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, eating disorders, self esteem, and career difficulties

Carrie is a phenomenal counsellor.

Written by Z.. on Oct 11, 2020 after therapy with Carrie for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, coping with life changes, and adhd

Carrie listens and understands my concerns really well however timing our calls and responding was an issue.

Written by A.M. on Aug 30, 2020 after therapy with Carrie for 3 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

I got matched with Carrie 4 months ago, and she has been beyond helpful and supportive. I was in my worst condition when I reached out for BetterHelp and with Carrie’s patience, understanding, and compassion only I was able to survive the hardships I went through. She has a very friendly and caring attitude, and listens to me actively when I express my feelings. She replies to my messages as soon as she can and she addresses all my questions with compassion. She is very professional and I recommend her big time to anyone who needs support.

Written by M.A. on Jul 22, 2020 after therapy with Carrie for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, and career difficulties

Carrie is an amazing counsellor. Open, relatable and has a lot of empathy. She's great at identifying core issues and pointing you towards how you can work on them.

Written by A.L. on Jul 08, 2020 after therapy with Carrie for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, and sleeping disorders

Carrie has been a really responsive counsellor. Although we have only had one video session and some correspondence she has been open, knowledgeable and relatable.

Written by J.A. on May 27, 2020 after therapy with Carrie for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and anger management

Working on things has been amazing. Compasion, and dedication. Carrie has provided me a wonderful foundation to begin healing.

Written by K.A. on May 20, 2020 after therapy with Carrie for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, eating disorders, and self esteem

Amazing. Immediately felt comfortable and valued. Really hears you and then also validates your feelings.

Written by B.R. on May 07, 2020 after therapy with Carrie for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, and stress, anxiety

Carrie has been awesome! Right away I felt completely cared for and we were able to tackle and get to work with ease.

Written by S.A. on May 05, 2020 after therapy with Carrie for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, eating disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

Carrie helped me when I was in a very dark place. It isn't a silver bullet but it helps to have Carrie to reach out to when I'm struggling and don't feel supported in the right way by my family and friends. She offered me practical help but also I've benefited from just making a commitment to myself to prioritize my mental health and invest in my own well-being. Well worth it.

Written by L.A. on May 01, 2020 after therapy with Carrie for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, eating disorders, self esteem, and career difficulties

Very caring and supportive approach. Incredibly patient and trusting. Offers variety of techniques and guides to try and work through stresses and process thoughts. I would thoroughly recommend Carrie.

Written by M.E. on Apr 29, 2020 after therapy with Carrie for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

Amazing counselor, I have only been chatting to her for a short time and the difference I feel already is amazing.