My name is Tom Carter and I'm a licensed Marriage & Family therapist in California with ten years of experience in the counseling field. I've worked with a diverse group of people challenged by depression, anxiety, grief, trauma, substance abuse, and family conflict. In my work, seeing people overcome significant odds, has driven home the belief we are all resilient and have a healthy capacity for change. Live experiences influence who we are but they don't need to define us.
I believe all people are worthy of compassion and respect. I will take active steps to foster a trusting and non-judgmental space with you and will be sensitive toward your motivations and vision for desired change. My approach is primarily solution focused and client centered but I also use elements of different counseling types to tailor a treatment plan meeting your unique and specific needs.
It is courageous to seek out greater fulfillment and happiness in your life. Therapy is the bridge to the change you wish to see. The process of therapy offers the space and experience for understanding yourself better and empowering you to take steps to overcome existing challenges holding you back. It allows you to move forward.
If you are ready to that that first step toward change, I am her to support and empower you.
I look forward to working with you!
Additional areas of focus: Addictions, LGBT, Trauma and abuse, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, Coaching, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Communication Problems, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Isolation / Loneliness, Workplace Issues
Clinical approaches: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy
CA LMFT 92768
I've been working with Tom for over a year and he has been great. He really turned my life around. Thanks
Written on Mar 16, 2022 after therapy with Tom (Thomas) for 1 year and 5 months on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, parenting issues, self esteem, and anger management
Tom is a great therapist and really tries to do his best for the people he's treating!!
Written on Apr 27, 2021 after therapy with Tom (Thomas) for 6 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, grief, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes
I have met with Tom virtually just two times and can already say he is the best therapist I have had. He is very patient, understanding and provides great insight and tools to help get you on your way to a better you. Lucky to have found him! Would definitely recommend :)
Written on Oct 22, 2020 after therapy with Tom (Thomas) for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, and self esteem