Dorothy Carskadon

Therapist Dorothy  Carskadon Photo

About Me

Please call me Dorrie. I have been a counselor for 24 years primarily working with Veterans and their families. I am excited to be on Better Help to use my clinical experience on this online platform. I like to use worksheets and journals to get to know you when we are not doing sessions. I am available evenings and on weekends to assist you. I received my Masters in Social Work from the University of South Carolina. I use the cognitive behavioral approach and emotional literacy to guide you through your issues. The cognitive behavior approach helps you look closely at the decisions you make and the emotional literacy approach looks at how your emotions effect your decisions. I am Christian and believe using the Bible as a guide to our actions. God made each of us unique and "God saw that it was good." As an experienced therapist, I will adjust my style to your needs. My goal is to help you enjoy life.


  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Relationship issues
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Anger management
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
Addictions , LGBT , Family conflicts , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Self esteem , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Coping with life changes , Coaching , Attachment Issues , Chronic Pain Illness and Disability , Codependency , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Trauma-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 24

Services Offered

  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video


LCSW #104727 (Expires: 2023-04-30)

LCSW #149.008764 (Expires: 2023-11-30)


Written by R.O. on Nov 27, 2021 after therapy with Dorothy for 3 weeks on issues concerning trauma and abuse, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and coaching

Dorothy is an exceptional beautiful soul, anyone lucky enough to be matched with her for therapy is blessed to have her and all of her wisdom. She has a gift for getting to the root of your issues and offering a variety of ways to support you. I am forever grateful to have worked with her.

Written by L.O. on Nov 12, 2021 after therapy with Dorothy for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, and self esteem

She is very kind and comforting.

Written by V.A. on Nov 10, 2021 after therapy with Dorothy for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and adhd

Ms. Carskadon has helped me so much in only a few weeks. She helped get clarity in my self exploration and helped me find my socialness and confidence. She helped me through a huge sudden change and it would have been immensely harder without her help. I would highly recommend her to anyone seeking therapy! One of the best I've had with Better Help.

Written by R.O. on Oct 05, 2021 after therapy with Dorothy for 2 weeks

Dorothy is a caring counselor. She takes time to listen and gets to know you. She is great at providing tools and online resources within The Better Help app.
I highly recommend her, she has a great attitude.