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

Laurie Carrera 
Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker

Counseling for Children, Adolescents and Individuals
Specializing in treatment for anxiety.

My Areas of Expertise
enjoy helping individuals to explore who they truly are, and how to reach their full potential.  I work well with clients looking to address challenges related to difficult transitions, job and school stressors, and relationship and communication issues.  I focus on supporting individuals as they discover news ways of navigating this complicated thing we call life. 

My Experience
I have experience working with children, adolescents, families and individuals in a variety of settings, including school systems, residential programs, mental health agencies and adventure-based learning environments.  I have been in private practice since 2013.    

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 who has anxiety.

My Approach
I believe that counseling is a unique experience for everyone and, therefore, I rely on a variety of approaches.  I utilize strength-based strategies, teach cognitive behavioral techniques and use a psycho-educational approach in order to help people achieve positive interpersonal change.  I believe in the healing power of tuning into the mind-body connection.  Therefore, I strive to help my clients better understand how to manage psychosomatic symptoms or chronic pain. 

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.

Online Counseling
I am able to provide online counseling for those requesting such.  This has been successful with many screen savvy people.  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. 

Carrera Counseling, P.L.L.C
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