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Holly Carletti, LCPC

Stress, Anxiety Trauma and abuse Grief Self esteem Depression
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About me

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.

Professional experience

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

Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy, Somatic Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

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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