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

 Online Counselor
Laurie Carrera 
Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker

Counseling for Individuals and Families
Specializing in Child and Adolescent Issues
 Currently Providing Online Counseling Only 

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.  I work with young adults to address life challenges, including pre and post college life, school and job stressors, and communication skills.  

I realize how difficult it can be for parents to know how to provide the support that their children need throughout the various ages and stages of life.  I offer consultation to parents who are looking for new ways to understand and interact with their child.

My Areas of Expertise
Treatment issues that I specialize in include anxiety, 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 incorporated adventure-based learning into my sessions in order to help individuals to grow in a new way and achieve positive interpersonal change.  
Online Counseling
Currently I am living abroad and therefore providing only online counseling.  This has been successful with many screen savvy adolescents and parents.  This option offers the convenience of flexible hours and location.  A private space with a good internet connection is required.  I use a HIPAA compliant and secure telemedicine site.  Prior to accepting new online clients I will assess the individual's treatment needs in order to determine the appropriateness of counseling online. 

My Goal
It is my hope that the individuals and families 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!

I am accepting Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield and Cigna for Insurances at this time.  
I also have a sliding scale option for self-paying clients.

Carrera Counseling, P.L.L.C
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