Judy Carran

(LCSW)
Therapist Judy Carran Photo

About Me

Warmest greetings and welcome,
My intent is to be a knowledgable and encouraging guide as you make new choices about your life. I teach practical, evidence-based life skills from the latest science of well-being. Once you learn the tools, they are yours forever and you can share them with others. I also honor the wisdom of master teachers from many cultures and across time. My clients are successful because we work together to explore your goals, set a plan, and measure your progress. Act on your knowledge that life can be different and register to work with me.
Before you do, there are four absolutes to which we agree for every session:
Non-judgement- Every person is unique. Your individual journey cannot be created by anyone other than you.
Total Honesty - You can only achieve emotional healing by speaking your truth. You find your truth as you learn new skills. I am your guide.
Focus - Therapy is sometimes hard work. Focus is essential, so, just as if you were in my brick office, phones, media, children, pets or other people are not allowed in your session.
Absolute Confidentiality - Everything revealed or discussed in any session is confidential, unless you seek to harm yourself or others. That we discuss.

I work only with individuals because I believe each person deserves a private time to explore their inner strengths. When you know yourself, you will create healthier relationships. I do not provide counseling to couples or families or teens. I am not the right therapist if your prime discomfort is your own substance, food, or sexual obsessions.
Take advantage of my many years of experience; choose me as your guide by clicking on "Work with Me."























Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Grief
  • Self esteem
  • Coping with life changes
Also experienced in:
Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Depression , Compassion fatigue , Aging and Geriatric Issues , Caregiver Issues and Stress , Chronic Pain Illness and Disability , Codependency , Communication Problems , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Somatic Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 20

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LCSW #LCSW-15266 (Expires: 2022-08-31)


Reviews

Written by C.H. on Aug 05, 2021 after therapy with Judy for 3 years on issues concerning trauma and abuse, and self esteem

Judy has been timely and sincere in all of her responses. Judy presents tools for me to use to help me combat my demons, bad habits and provide a clear path to feeling better.

Written by D.E. on Jul 30, 2021 after therapy with Judy for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety

Judy is truly great and I am lucky to have her as my counselor. She listens and provides valuable feedback and advice. This was my first experience with therapy and I initially dreaded the thought of telling someone about my fears and anxiety. In our first meeting Judy instantly made me feel comfortable and I was able to relax and speak honestly. The dread I once felt is completely gone and I now look forward to our conversations.

Written by J.E. on Jun 22, 2021 after therapy with Judy for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and sleeping disorders

I’ve only met her once but she seems very calm and patient.

Written by L.I. on Apr 21, 2021 after therapy with Judy for 2 months on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, parenting issues, and coaching

She is an excellent counselor and very supportive.

Written by E.L. on Mar 16, 2021 after therapy with Judy for 11 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, coaching, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Judy Carran is a bright light, she is a great therapist and has helped me so much.

Written by K.A. on Jan 15, 2021 after therapy with Judy for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and self esteem

Judy is probably one of the most intuitive clinicians I have ever encountered. She holds space for all of the things I bring to the table. She challenges me, she supports me, she listens to me and she TEACHES ME. She is purely magical.

Written by D.O. on Jan 15, 2021 after therapy with Judy for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, and compassion fatigue

Judy is amazing!

Written by L.I. on Dec 22, 2020 after therapy with Judy for 2 years and 11 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, and anger management

Has continued to support and guide the last three years. It's nice sometimes just have someone neutral to talk to, that gives great feedback.

Written by T.R. on Oct 26, 2020 after therapy with Judy for 2 weeks on issues concerning grief, and coping with life changes

Judy has been a great help for me. I have been able to open up of what is really going on in my head. Once I was able to admit it, I feel so much better. The grief will always be there but I can find the happy of the time my husband and I were together.
I would highly recommend Judy. I have a friend that lost her husband a few months ago and I will be sending her this information.

Written by E.L. on Sep 17, 2020 after therapy with Judy for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, relationship issues, and coping with life changes

Judy has helped me stay positive and keep a great out look on life in a challenging time. Thank you

Written by H.E. on Sep 10, 2020 after therapy with Judy for 4 months on issues concerning coping with life changes, and adhd

I have been working with Judy Carran for several months now and really value and appreciate her and her methods. There are several things I initially (and continue to) seek help for including: grief after a serious loss, depression stemming from complicated grief disorder, ADHD management, and more (yes, I AM fun at parties)! ;) Seriously though, I have a lot on my plate (as I’m sure you do as well) and really needed a knowledgeable, experienced counselor to help me manage. Judy truly fit that bill. When we first started meeting, I was in a place of chaos; Judy was instrumental in navigating through that. Now, I’m in a better place and still get so much out of our sessions. Thus, I plan to continue my sessions with Judy for as long as possible.

Judy’s methods are science-based which I appreciate. She takes great notes and always remembers what we’ve talked about (even several month later). This is crucial so that one doesn’t waste time re-explaining things. I never feel like Judy wastes my time in any manner and I always feel like she is truly invested in my happiness and success. Each session, we work together to set benchmarks and goals that add value and quality to my life. I appreciate that she checks in and -- in a kind and loving way -- holds me accountable and motivates me to follow through. :)

If you are looking for a compassionate and effective counselor who will offer real-world solutions, a listening ear, and a hopeful outlook, then look no further; Judy Carran is absolutely wonderful and someone you’ll want on your team! 5 out of 5 stars!

Written by T.H. on Sep 08, 2020 after therapy with Judy for 1 year and 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, and self esteem

Judy has been amazing. I could not wait to return to therapy with her and personally I wouldn’t want to see anyone else.

Written by R.Y. on Sep 08, 2020 after therapy with Judy for 3 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and compassion fatigue

Very helpful with a lot of experience. I greatly enjoyed working with Judy.

Written by J.E. on Aug 27, 2020 after therapy with Judy for 3 months on issues concerning addictions, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, parenting issues, anger management, and coping with life changes

Very kind and respectful. I appreciate her efforts to engage me in a variety of ways as well as resource links

Written by N.I. on Jul 31, 2020 after therapy with Judy for 1 month

My sessions with Judy Carran have been invaluable. The discussions are intentional and somehow perfectly customized. I'm very fortunate to have Judy as my therapist :)

Written by E.L. on Jul 03, 2020 after therapy with Judy for 2 months on issues concerning self esteem

Simply put, Judy is a gift. I’m incredibly grateful for having found her.

Written by M.I. on Jun 28, 2020 after therapy with Judy for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and grief

Judy has been a true blessing in my life during this most difficult time. My goal is to embrace my new normal as a Widow. She has amazing insight and has been able to support me as I learn to navigate my life without my Husband. She has been able to answer my questions and offer me new tools to manage my family relationships, as they suffer the loss as well. Judy is the Best in the Business and a true professional that I trust!

Written by R.Y. on May 19, 2020 after therapy with Judy for 6 months

Very helpful, followed up with me even though I didn’t contact her until recently.

Written by V.A. on Apr 26, 2020 after therapy with Judy for 3 weeks on issues concerning self esteem

Judy Carran has been very helpful. She listens to me and provides good feedback because she truly understands my concerns and cares about her patients. She provides exercises and interesting articles to help me reach my goals. I highly recommend her!

Written by S.H. on Jan 29, 2020 after therapy with Judy for 6 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, and coping with life changes

I look forward to my sessions with her. I see a change for sure after talking with her. She cares and it shows. She has helped me become more confident and less stressed. I always talk with my friends about how I’m doing since asking for help and make sure to recommend better help with anyone that I think needs it. I was scared to ask for help but definitely glad I did.

Written by J.O. on Dec 28, 2019 after therapy with Judy for 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, intimacy-related issues, and self esteem

Judy is great. Have gotten so much help from her and appreciate her ability to be present and helpful as well as providing a wide range of tools.

Written by A.S. on Dec 28, 2019 after therapy with Judy for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, and compassion fatigue

Judy has been amazing! She has provided some great tools to work through things and listens. I really feel like she cares and is so positive about things. It has been great to have that extra support and know that I can always reach out to her as a trusted sounding board.

Written by A.N. on Dec 03, 2019 after therapy with Judy for 4 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and self esteem

I find Judy to be incredibly helpful in my everyday life. She’s taught me many skills that I use constantly to improve my lifestyle and I couldn’t be more grateful. She’s always looking for new ways to help me actively engage in becoming a better version of myself, even in times when I don’t feel like I can.

Written by A.M. on Dec 03, 2019 after therapy with Judy for 1 year and 8 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, trauma and abuse, grief, eating disorders, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Judy is wonderful. She has so much knowledge to offer and really listens to my concerns.

Written by K.U. on Jun 18, 2019 after therapy with Judy for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, career difficulties, coaching, and adhd

Judy is a calming and centered influence and obviously present and acutely aware.
I appreciate working with her.

Written by M.I. on Jun 11, 2019 after therapy with Judy for 5 months

Judy is patient, kind, and wise. She is knowledgeable and on top of current research and strategies which she implements into my treatment. She is helping me with anxiety, depression, and self confidence. I feel heard, respected, and cared for while working with her. She offers great suggestions and has alternatives when something does not work for me. Judy has been helping me to build a toolbox of skills for a better life while also hearing me out to "get things off my chest". In line with more recent research, she works toward teaching me to build strategies for a happy, fulfilled life, rather than simply aiming for a "non-depressed" life.

Written by T.A. on May 28, 2019 after therapy with Judy for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, coping with life changes, coaching, compassion fatigue, and adhd

I enjoyed our first session. Judy and I share similar experiences. I can connect with her!

Written by E.C. on Dec 11, 2018 after therapy with Judy for 10 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and relationship issues

Judy is intuitive, adaptive and full of guiding patience.

Written by T.A. on Sep 13, 2018 after therapy with Judy for 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, grief, eating, and bipolar

She is the best. She is always checking in on me, even when I’m in the dark. She is so encouraging and supportive.

Written by S.A. on Aug 06, 2018 after therapy with Judy for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, family, intimacy-related, sleeping, self esteem, and career

Judy is great!

Written by K.A. on Jul 06, 2018 after therapy with Judy for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and self esteem

Judy is an amazing counselor. She is so patient and kind. Judy is great about helping me emotionally process while being present in the moment. Looking forward to continuing to work with her.

Written by M.E. on May 24, 2018 after therapy with Judy for 4 months on issues concerning relationship, and intimacy-related

Judy is so absolutely fantastic. I don’t have enough good words to say about her. She understands me at a very deep level, and even without in person sessions, she picks up on my current state and helps me reframe difficulties. I feel so lucky to have found her!!!

Written by L.A. on May 08, 2018 after therapy with Judy for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, family, and grief

Judy is very sweet. She is a great listener, she offers comfort and advice, but doesn't tell me what I should do... more like asks questions and helps to guide me. She's knowledgeable and kind. I feel I've made real progress with her by my side.

Written by L.U. on Apr 06, 2018 after therapy with Judy for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and family

After a long road to starting my mental health journey, I am so thankful to have been matched with Judy. She is an amazing listener, wise, and truly cares about her patients. In just the short time I've known her, I felt that we have already made so much progress together. I am looking forward to continue working with her.

Written by A.L. on Apr 03, 2018 after therapy with Judy for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, family, intimacy-related, self esteem, and career

Judy is awesome!