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.
Additional areas of focus: 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, Abandonment, Antisocial Personality, Attachment Issues, Avoidant Personality, Blended Family Issues, Body Image, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Co-morbidity, Codependency, Commitment Issues, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Dependent Personality, Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder (DMDD), Divorce and Separation, Domestic Violence, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Family Problems, First Responder Issues, Forgiveness, Gender Dysphoria, Guilt and Shame, Isolation / Loneliness, Military and Veterans Issues, Mood Disorders, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Personality Disorders, Polyamory / Nonmonogamous Relationships, Postpartum Depression, Post-traumatic Stress, Process addiction (porn, exercise, gambling), Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Love, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Trichotillomania, Women's Issues, Workplace Issues, Young Adult Issues
Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
WI LCSW 8579-123
Ms Ison is the best! My confidence and ability to handle life changes have all been met with understanding, advice, and patience.
Written on Dec 01, 2022 after therapy with Carrie for 1 year and 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and self esteem
Carrie is literally the best. She is beyond supportive, helpful, and amazing at what she does.
Written on Nov 25, 2022 after therapy with Carrie for 1 year and 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, self esteem, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue
She’s amazing. She has helped me through so much and has validated all my feelings of what I’m going through.
Written 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
Carrie is a phenomenal counsellor.
Written 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 listens and understands my concerns really well however timing our calls and responding was an issue.
Written 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
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 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