Barrington Counseling Center - Counseling for Adolescents, Adults, Families & Couples

Laurie Carrera
Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker

Counseling for Individuals and Families
Specializing in Child and Adolescent Issues

My Experience
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.

My Goal
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
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