Hello! Welcome to therapy, I would like the opportunity to provide you with a warm, relaxing, safe environment to process those difficult emotions and situations. With your investment in the therapy process and implementing the skills acquired in therapy, I believe that your hope for the future can be renewed. I am a committed Christian who believes in the power of God to restore hearts and minds through implementing his Biblical truths. God's great love for you can reach into the core of your being and restore the broken places and renew the beauty of who God has created you to be. I have discovered that the most effective counseling interventions integrate mind, body and spirit. My approach is to allow you to determine how comfortable you are to bring your faith into the therapy experience avoiding any pushing of my personal beliefs on you.
My name is Carmela and I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with over three years experience. In addition to my therapy experience, I have worked with multi-culture, parents and families for over 27 years in a variety of employment situations including working in the social work field for 18 years. Associated with the Department of Mental Health Services, I have provided intensive therapy services for those with poor response to traditional therapy. Depression, anxiety, stress, trauma, relationship challenges, parenting issues, domestic violence, child abuse, sexual abuse, anger management are some of the issues that I have processed with clients.
I utilize a combination of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Motivational Interviewing as well as other appropriate modalities. I view each person as an individual; therefore, I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs.
Stress and Anxiety
Motivation, Self-Esteem and Confidence
- Stress, Anxiety
- Relationship issues
- Parenting issues
- Self esteem
Family conflicts , Trauma and abuse , Grief , Sleeping disorders , Anger management , Career difficulties , Compassion fatigue , ADHD , Abandonment , Adoption and Foster Care , Attachment Issues , Autism and Asperger Syndrome , Blended Family Issues , Caregiver Issues and Stress , Codependency , Communication Problems , Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster , Dependent Personality , Family of Origin Issues , Family Problems , Forgiveness , Hospice and End of Life Counseling , Impulsivity , Intellectual Disability , Isolation/Loneliness , Life Purpose , Money and Financial Issues , Women's Issues , Workplace Issues Read more...
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy
LMFT #122788 (Expires: 2022-10-31)
I have been extremely impressed and blessed by Carmela’s way of counseling. I feel she has been an answer to prayer. She has helped me navigate and work through my anxiety with a clear plan to eventually overcome it!