Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker
Counseling for Individuals and Families
Specializing in Child and Adolescent Issues
Currently Providing Online Counseling Only
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.
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.
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