Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker
Counseling for Individuals and Families
Specializing in Child and Adolescent Issues
I have spent the past 15 years working with children and adolescents in a variety of settings. I have experience in school systems, residential programs, mental health agencies and adventure-based learning environments. I enjoy helping youth to discover who they truly are, and exploring with them how to reach their full potential as they transition to adulthood. It is also a difficult time for many parents, and I provide the support and mediation that the family often needs in order to work though the challenges that come with this phase of life. I also work with young adults to address life transitions, job stress and communication skills.
My Areas of Expertise
Treatment issues that I specialize in include anxiety, trauma, low self-esteem, poor social skills, at-risk and acting-out behavior, and school related problems. I believe that counseling is a unique experience for everyone and, therefore, I rely on a variety of approaches. I strive to focus on holistic solutions. I discuss strength-based strategies with clients and I often teach cognitive behavioral techniques. For many years, I have incorporated adventure-based learning into my sessions in order to help individuals to grow in a new way and achieve positive interpersonal change.
It is my hope that the individuals whom I have the opportunity to work with recognize that they are courageous for engaging in counseling. It is a life experience that I hope each person will benefit from for the years to come!
Please contact me with any questions you may have.
I look forward to hearing from you!
Carrera Counseling, P.L.L.C