I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) with 15 years of experience working with children, adolescents, adults, and families in a wide range of settings. My goal is to meet you where you are and assist you, the expert, in finding meaningful solutions.
I believe in providing an honest and direct approach in working with clients. I have extensive knowledge and experience working with clients who have been exposed to various types of trauma including mental, physical, and sexual abuse. I also have experience working with individuals who suffer from depression, anxiety, ADHD, bipolar disorder, grief and loss, personality disorders, stress management, addictions and recovery, conflict resolution, work and career issues, behavioral issues, and parenting challenges. My primary approach is solution-focused and strengths-based, using cognitive-behavioral interventions (CBT) and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT). I am also certified in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TFCBT).
It takes courage to seek a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards change. If you are ready to take that step, I am here to support and empower you.
I look forward to working with you!
Additional areas of focus: Autism and Asperger Syndrome, Blended Family Issues, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Commitment Issues, Communication Problems, Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder (DMDD), Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Emptiness, Fertility Issues, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Hoarding, Impulsivity, Isolation / Loneliness, Life Purpose, Money and Financial Issues, Mood Disorders, Personality Disorders, Phobias, Postpartum Depression, Post-traumatic Stress, Prejudice and Discrimination, Process addiction (porn, exercise, gambling), Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Harm, Self-Love, Sexuality, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Women's Issues, Workplace Issues, Young Adult Issues
Clinical approaches: Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
IN LCSW 34006337A
This is my first time seeing a therapist. I had to go through a couple of the Better Help therapists to find one that fits and clicks. Carrie Kinder has supported, questioned and guided me through a very difficult situation starting today 11 weeks ago. We continued to grow and learn together. She is absolutely a wonderful therapist and I am so lucky to have found her. My life is better with our talks and I cannot wait for the 11 weeks to come with our sessions.
Written on Nov 07, 2023 after therapy with Carrie for 2 months on issues concerning relationship issues, and coping with life changes
Carrie truly cares and is easy to talk to. She helps me a lot.
Written on Sep 25, 2023 after therapy with Carrie for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues