I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Texas with over 17 years working with children and teens ages 4-18 in an educational setting as well as in a counseling setting. I have worked with children and adults who have experienced domestic violence, physical, sexual, or emotional abuse, as well as with clients struggling with depression, anxiety, PTSD, OCD, sexual identity, bipolar, borderline personality disorder, DMDD, and ODD. I am licensed to work with clients who live in Texas.
My counseling style is warm, inviting, calm, and genuine. I believe that, given the right tools, you can learn to listen and understand what you need to move forward in life. Listening, and treating all persons with respect, compassion, honesty, and sensitivity is my strength, and my motto . My approach to counseling combines expressive arts, EMDR, and CBT with a person-centered approach that allows the client to lead. Your plan will be tailored to specifically meet you learn to navigate your needs, wants, desires for your life. I believe that it takes courage to trust someone and ask for help. I would be honored to walk with you through your journey of change as you build new resources within you to begin to thrive while gaining courage and growth.
"You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You are able to say to yourself, ‘I lived through this horror. I can take the next thing that comes along.’"
Additional areas of focus: Addictions, LGBT, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Intimacy-related issues, Eating disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Abandonment, Autism and Asperger Syndrome, Body Image, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Chronic Pain Illness and Disability, Communication Problems, Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder (DMDD), Dissociation, Divorce and Separation, Domestic Violence, Eating and Food-Related Issues, Emptiness, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Impulsivity, Isolation / Loneliness, Life Purpose, Midlife Crisis, Mood Disorders, Postpartum Depression, Post-traumatic Stress, Self-Harm, Self-Love, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Women's Issues, Young Adult Issues
Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Somatic Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
TX LPC 80496
Carrie has not only helped me recognize and navigate childhood trauma, but also helped me learn how to heal from it. She has helped me with motherhood, marriage woes, regular life stressors, and so much more. I have full confidence in our sessions providing insights and tools to help me each week! I’m so thankful for all she has done and helps me to do!
Written on Aug 05, 2023 after therapy with Carrie for 1 year and 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, parenting issues, and self esteem
Very understanding… always responsive
Written on Aug 05, 2023 after therapy with Carrie for 11 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, self esteem, bipolar disorder, adhd, and coping with life changes
Carrie is very helpful. I feel energized and positive at the end of our sessions
Written on Jul 05, 2023 after therapy with Carrie for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, addictions, and grief
I am very thankful for Carrie.
Written on Nov 24, 2022 after therapy with Carrie for 1 year and 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and adhd
Ms . Carrie Is amazing! She helped me a lot in my time with her and I can’t thank her enough
Written on Nov 02, 2022 after therapy with Carrie for 4 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes
I very much appreciated how Carrie zeroed in on an actionable issue by the end of our first session, and assigned homework for how to work on it. I always dread the "getting to know you" period with a new therapist because it feels like the first several sessions are a waste of money. I was pleasantly surprised that Carrie immediately identified little things I mentioned and decisively chose 1 issue to target. I ended my first session with her feeling hopeful that we'd actually accomplish something.
Written on Sep 16, 2022 after therapy with Carrie for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, and coping with life changes