Craig Carpenter

(LCSW)

About Me

I am well-versed in a wide-variety of issues ranging from career guidance/lifestyle adjustments to mood/trauma disorders. Working together towards your treatment goals is my priority and together we can get the results you want to see in your everyday life. As a Licensed Clinical Social Worker for 6+ years my specialty is addressing Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder & Trauma disorders. I thrive on treating sexual, physical, emotional, & mental abuse utilizing evidence best treatment to get results. In addition, I was highly trained in the field of Trauma, Mood Disorders, & Performance Enhancement in the U.S. Air Force.

I earned my Bachelor of Science from Bellevue University in Private Public Investigations and Masters of Social Work from the University of New England. My primary treatment methods are Supportive Counseling, Insight-Oriented, Solution Focused, Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Cognitive Processing Therapy for Trauma, Prolonged Exposure for Trauma, and Gottman Therapy Techniques. I am experienced in other treatment methods so please let me know if you have a question about a specific type of treatment. If I am not familiar with it; I will find someone that is!

In my spare time I enjoy spending time with family & friends, watching & listening to sports, listening & playing music, and reading crime novels.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Relationship issues
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
Family conflicts , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Sleeping disorders , Parenting issues , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder

Clinical approaches:
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Trauma-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 7

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LCSW #5481 (Expires: 2020-12-31)

LCSW #NJDCATEMP-014084 (Expires: 2020-10-22)

LCSW #SW17248 (Expires: 2021-03-31)


Reviews

Written by A.N. on Aug 05, 2020 after counseling with Craig for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and coaching

I have never been in counselling before signing up for betterhelp. I was matched with Craig. He has been very attentive. He helped me with setting up some positive coping methods as well as dealing with depression, anxiety and my challenging relationship with my parents. He also recommended me some books that helped me better understand boundaries. I have a very positive experience from therapy and would warmly recommend him.

Written by G.E. on Aug 05, 2020 after counseling with Craig for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, and grief

We are still in the early stages of counseling but, so far, Craig has been understanding and supportive. Looking forward to working with him.

Written by H.O. on Feb 21, 2020 after counseling with Craig for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, and self esteem

Craig is very rationale and supportive, gives me a good pacing for my counseling sessions. I feel guided yet heard. I appreciate even more when I can feel safe with a male counsellor who has the best interest and yet gives me a choice on what my goals are.