Do you feel like you could use some extra support and compassion during this unprecedented time? Do you ever feel lonely and wish you had someone to lean on? Is the thought of having to get dressed, put on a mask, and drive to a location for therapy overwhelming? If so, then you have found the right match with online therapy. As your therapist, I will provide confidentiality, a safe space, positive support, compassion, professional resources, non-judgmental listening, and helpful techniques/skills.
I have been licensed for 12 years. After receiving my Masters Degree and my Masters Plus certificate from Loyola University in Baltimore, MD, I gained over 3,000 clinical hours working in a variety of settings. Once I became fully licensed as an independent practitioner, I narrowed my focus of interest on those in crisis in a partial hospitalization program. I have worked in the following settings throughout the course of my career thus far:
Community Mental Health Center (Individual, group, family)
Government funded program (Shelter Plus Care)
Forensics (Maximum security prison for men with severe mental illnesses)
Inpatient Locked Psychiatric Unit at Hospital in Baltimore, MD
Partial Hospitalization and Intensive Outpatient Programs (Group, individual, community education)
I also worked as a massage therapist before beginning my Masters program in Psychology and while attending the program. My training as a massage therapist has assisted me with understanding the physiology of the human body, how trauma affects the body, and how to help clients work with their own physiology in order to effectively practice relaxation techniques, grounding, emotion regulation, stress management, and mindfulness.
I look at each client as a whole person. Depending on the individual needs of each client, I utilize a variety of methods of therapy. I help the person understand his or her problem as it becomes clearer, thus empowering him/her toward autonomy. The most important goal for me as a therapist is to build a strong therapeutic alliance. I utilize the client-therapist relationship to serve as a corrective model for patients who are experiencing difficulties in relationships in their own lives. I focus on object relations, attachment style, and cognitive distortions. I teach methods of self regulation, such as deep breathing/ positive visualization. I also teach clients how to recognize and eventually re-word cognitive distortions as well as learn a variety of coping skills. I help clients find their strengths and accept their limitations. Depending on the client’s needs, I will either work from a top-down or bottom-up approach in order to assist the client in managing emotional dysregulation and/or in tolerating distress.
Outside of session, I encourage clients to engage in journal writing, reading, art, exercise, meditation/prayer, and mindfulness activities. I believe that therapy continues outside of our sessions, meaning that I will assign “homework” to complete outside of our sessions. In the counseling sessions following these activities conducted outside of the therapeutic session, we will briefly discuss the activity or activities engaged in and the client's experience related to the activity or activities. I have worked hard in my career and on my own mental health and I will help you do the work you need to feel better. I truly believe that if you want to feel better and get results, you must be willing to do the work.
12yrs in practice
Additional areas of focus:Addictions, LGBT, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Chronic Pain Illness and Disability, Codependency, Communication Problems, Divorce and Separation, First Responder Issues, Guilt and Shame, Isolation/Loneliness, Men's Issues, Mood Disorders, Multicultural Concerns, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Postpartum Depression, Post-traumatic Stress, Pregnancy and Childbirth, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Love, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Women's Issues, Workplace Issues, Young Adult Issues
These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Holly Carletti. 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.
I messed up on like half those questions. Holly is an amazing therapist that has helped me through so much in my life and continues to support me through all the crap life has thrown at me. She’s been a very healthy support system for me and I’m very appreciative of her and her need to help those who feel they dont deserve it.
Couldn’t speak anymore highly of her and I’m very thankful to have her as my therapist ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Written on Feb 14, 2023 after therapy with Holly for 1 year and 10 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and trauma and abuse
She's amazing, in tune, personable, I'm so glad I've found her!
Written on Dec 08, 2022 after therapy with Holly for 1 year on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, trauma and abuse, and parenting issues
Holly has supported me during my difficult times and offer practical helps.
Written on Jun 20, 2022 after therapy with Holly for 10 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, intimacy-related issues, anger management, and coping with life changes
Holly is a perceptive, supportive therapist who helps me get to the bottom of issues and develop better coping skills. Five stars.
Written on Jun 08, 2022 after therapy with Holly for 6 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and compassion fatigue
Holly is an angel. I’ve been working with her for almost a year, she’s always there to talk me through a tough time or an uncomfortable situation. Very thankful to have found her
Written on Jun 01, 2022 after therapy with Holly for 1 year and 7 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, sleeping disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, and compassion fatigue
I love meeting with Holly. She validates my feelings and provides suggestions to improve my situation in a way that is delicate and respectful of the way I feel. It feels like she’s actually invested in what I am doing among all the other things she likely has going on professionally and personally!
Written on Mar 23, 2022 after therapy with Holly for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and family conflicts
Holly is an excellent listener and in just a few sessions has been able to understand my preferences in therapeutic communication and has already helped me work through problems. I feel very supported by her and I feel comfortable sending her messages throughout the day about things I may want to talk about in our next session. I highly recommend Holly to anyone who needs a a kind listener who can relate to you and support you.
Written on Feb 22, 2022 after therapy with Holly for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, and adhd
Holly, makes me feel like she really cares. Intensive listener, responds based on my feedback. Helps me reflect on myself in a positive way. I truly feel like she is there for me.
Written on Feb 04, 2022 after therapy with Holly for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd
Holly is wonderful —she listens to my problems and validates my feelings while also giving me scientific explanations of how my body is responding to stress. She gives me practical techniques to deal with that stress that have been helping me significantly. I have had several bad experiences with therapists before finding Holly and I am so grateful that I finally am getting the help I need.
Written on Dec 28, 2021 after therapy with Holly for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, and adhd
Amazing, always there to listen! Super supportive, non-judgemental, and easy to get along with
Written on Nov 16, 2021 after therapy with Holly for 7 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and adhd
Holly makes me feel incredibly comfortable. So glad I finally have a counselor I FULLY and COMPLETELY trust.
Written on Oct 08, 2021 after therapy with Holly for 1 year and 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, and anger management
Holly, has been and continues to be a valuable resource for my well being. In the short time I've been counseled by Holly. I have made great strides in my recovery toward wholeness and well being. She is truly a compassionate and professional therapist. I feel fortunate to have been paired with her.
Written on May 08, 2021 after therapy with Holly for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, sleeping disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd
Holly is great. She responds quickly to my messages and has spot on insight into me and our sessions. She demonstrates empathy, is an attentive listener and gives helpful suggestions for journal prompts and "homework." 10/10, would recommend!
Written on Apr 30, 2021 after therapy with Holly for 5 months on issues concerning relationship issues
Holly's methods and knowledge goes beyond normal counseling. She's a compass of Hope. Greatful for counselors of her caliber.
Written on Feb 23, 2021 after therapy with Holly for 5 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, intimacy-related issues, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue
Holly showed genuine care in my wellbeing and enthusiasm toward my progress. We kept regular weekly video sessions and I did also reach out to her over messaging. She always responded timely. Holly has always been good about helping me work through my emotions, helping me to set goals for my self and my relationships. She is a caring and attentive listener and consistently showed up as an ally. Highly recommend (:
Written on Feb 01, 2021 after therapy with Holly for 4 months on issues concerning depression, relationship issues, and self esteem
I’ve found working with Holly Carletti to be powerful and effective. On top of being a wonderful person, she is very quick to grasp issues or questions I have and providing what is needed. Resources, exercises, actions to be taken, etc. I am very much pleased with the progress I have made and hope to continue working with her.
Written on Jan 20, 2021 after therapy with Holly for 4 months on issues concerning anger management
Holly is a very creative therapist. She’s helped me look at things with a different perspective and I found answers that never occurred to me in regards to sleep issues and behavioral patterns.
She listens to you when you’re talking and offers advice and/ or solutions, she doesn’t just nod her head, she actually participates in your therapy! She shows up. She’s never pulled a no call no show on me. If there’s a scheduling issue, she’ll work with you and work it out.
Overall, I think Holly engages well, is insightful, tries to think outside the box when standard care doesn’t work to help come up with answers or solutions. She very willing to work with your PCP or other health care professionals to find solutions too. I would recommend her as a therapist.
Written on Jan 18, 2021 after therapy with Holly for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, grief, self esteem, anger management, bipolar disorder, and adhd
Holly is wonderful! I can’t say enough wonderful things about her—I highly recommend working with her. She helped me this past Fall understand how and why I felt the way I did. Working with her, I learned a lot about myself and how I interact with family and friends.
Written on Dec 12, 2020 after therapy with Holly for 3 months on issues concerning family conflicts
Holly has been a pleasure to work with via BetterHelp. She is insightful and experienced while also extremely kind and passionate about her patients. She often teaches me clinical or psychological terms and concepts to help me give a name to what I’m experiencing. I would highly recommend Holly as your therapist!
Written on Nov 25, 2020 after therapy with Holly for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, and coping with life changes
Holly is compassionate and experienced. Talking with her helps me navigate grief and depression so I can live my life and be the best version of myself.
Written on Nov 20, 2020 after therapy with Holly for 2 months on issues concerning grief
Holly was so helpful to me in processing difficult circumstances. She is compassionate and encouraging and I would highly recommend her to anyone.
Written on Nov 04, 2020 after therapy with Holly for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, and coping with life changes
Thank you Holly for always being there and reaching out right at the exact times when I need you and being supportive and very understanding what I’m going through and really listening and letting me just get it all out thank you so much for being a caring and kind person!
Written on Sep 30, 2020 after therapy with Holly for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and self esteem
Very very welcoming and the sea back that I get from my own input is very helpful so far highly recommended
Written on Sep 23, 2020 after therapy with Holly for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, coaching, compassion fatigue, and adhd
I just recently started talking with Holly and she has really helped me put things into perspective. I plan on talking with her more often about multiple aspects of my life. I would highly recommend her.
Written on Sep 17, 2020 after therapy with Holly for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, sleeping disorders, and coping with life changes
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