I enjoy working with clients that are going through a season of change, a season of hardship, or a season of grief. I specialize in eating disorders, conflict and communication specifically with teens and families, anxiety and depression, loss and transition, and seeking overall wellness of the mind, heart, and body.
My therapeutic approach is to first get to know my clients in a way that allows me to integrate a style that best fits your needs. I use experiential tools, sensory coping skills, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, and some integration of art, take-home exercises, and CBT.
I believe that the most painful or confusing parts of our journey are often times what create the most unique opportunity for growth, connection, and unexpected beauty. I love to highlight strengths and help you find the path to living the life the most desire through the values that guide you. My hope is that you will find your own resilience and allow me to walk with you as you navigate life’s unforeseen adventures.
· Faith integration (per client request)
· Families (conflict/communiation issues)
· Stress Management
· Self-care/Coping strategies
· Grief and Loss
· Career counseling
· Women’s issues
Prior to joining The Counseling Place, Carolyn opened her private practice and embraced the change of no longer working in a hospital setting. Carolyn started her career in an urgent care working as a Nutrition Counselor and supporting people trying to regain overall health or lose weight in order to have life-saving surgeries. Her passion for nutrition, helping people overcome negative body image, and hunger for knowledge in the field of eating disorders was quickly blooming. She worked for Eating Recovery Center for 5 years in a variety of roles, but her favorite being in patient care, involved in the day to day activities of acute patients seeking treatment at the inpatient level. Leading groups, taking vitals, eating meals with patients, and sitting with them in times of distress were just a few of the many rewarding moments of her time at ERC. After finishing her master’s program, Carolyn worked for Southeast Christian Counseling Center as a therapist, the intake manager, and the groups and events coordinator. She learned a great deal in that time and was able to gain a perspective on the counseling process from working with a very diverse team of colleagues. She values collaboration, always learning new skills and techniques as the world and the people in it are constantly changing, and sitting with anyone in need of a safe space to be open about hard things.