Hello, Please allow me to introduce myself. My name is Dr. Carrie L Willey, Ph.D., LPC. I am also a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (retirement status) in New Mexico. I have worked extensively with The Meadows treatment facility in Wickenburg, AZ. During my tenure there, I learned the Post-Induction-Therapy process from Pia Mellody who authored "Facing Codependence". I facilitated the intensive Survivor's Workshop that was designed to assist participants in moving past childhood and adult trauma.
I have also worked extensively with Shades of Hope where the specialty is All Addictions and Eating Disorders (from anorexia, bulimia to compulsive overeating). I worked with Tennie McCarthy, founder and author of the book "Shades of Hope". I was the Clinical Director and therapist for Shades of Hope.
Culturally diverse populations are also part of my background experience. I worked for Indian Health Services in various tribal locations where I provided assessments and treatment for addictions and other mental health issues.
I have worked in the field of counseling/therapy for 34 years and have acquired an eclectic approach to counseling clients. Primarily, I employ the techniques of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy along with Dialectical Behavioral Therapy. I have training in Peter Levines' Somatic Experiencing, as well. I find giving assignments a valuable tool to engage the client in active participation. I draw on the strengths of the individual and focus on what is working for them and help extinguish behavioral patterns that are restricting a person from becoming all they can be.
I am an avid bicyclist and average 15-30 miles on my bike per weekend. I have ridden as much as 75 miles in one day.
I am not a religious person, but I am very Spiritual and I honor all Spiritual paths. I believe that we are not Humans trying to have a Spiritual experience, rather that we are Spirit Beings trying to be Human.
I would very much enjoy the challenge of working with you to help you become the best human that you can be.
Additional areas of focus: Stress, Anxiety, LGBT, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Intimacy-related issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Abandonment, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Body Image, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Codependency, Communication Problems, Dissociation, Domestic Violence, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Eating and Food-Related Issues, Family of Origin Issues, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Midlife Crisis, Mood Disorders, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Post-traumatic Stress, Process addiction (porn, exercise, gambling), Sexual Assault and Abuse, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Women's Issues, Workplace Issues
Clinical approaches: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Existential Therapy, Imago Relationship Therapy, Somatic Therapy
NM LPCC CCMH3047
TX LPC 64018
These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Dr. Carrie Willey. We don't pay anyone to provide their review and they are all made voluntarily. Some people's experience receiving therapy with BetterHelp might be different.
Dr Willey, in addition to being a certified counsellor with many titles, is also very well read and updated on the latest therapeutic methods. She is an intuit that can sense much about you without you telling her beforehand and can bring stunning insight to areas of your life that needs improvement. Highly recommended!
Written on Mar 06, 2019 after therapy with Carrie for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, sleeping disorders, self esteem, bipolar disorder, coaching, compassion fatigue, and adhd
Really empathetic and straightforward counselor. I recommend.
Written on Mar 03, 2019 after therapy with Carrie for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, coaching,
She makes me feel very supported and comfortable
Written on Mar 02, 2019 after therapy with Carrie for 2 weeks on issues concerning addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, and eating disorders
Dr. Willey is wonderful and I feel as though we have connected.
Written on Feb 15, 2019 after therapy with Carrie for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, coaching, and adhd