Carolyn Hartley


About Me

My name is Carolyn and I am a licensed professional counselor in the state of Michigan where I have over 15 years experience working in the mental health field. I have experience working with a broad range of clinical and life issues. I, also, have experience working with anxiety, family/relationship conflicts, depression, grief, life transitions, and complex trauma/abuse and Biblical counseling.

I went into the field of mental health after personally experiencing the benefits and healing that derive from counseling. After the death of my sister, I sought help as I was struggling with grief and past abuse. I know firsthand that getting help can be very difficult. There is still so much stigma around having mental health issues, or just life issues, but I also know from experience how much life can change for the better when you find support and take steps towards healing and bettering yourself! So, kudos to you for being on this site looking for some help!

I believe in meeting you, as the client, where you are. This means I begin where you are and tailor the treatment approaches to your specific needs. Counseling, or therapy, is all about YOU!I use Biblical counseling, cognitive behavioral therapy, motivational interviewing and solution focused methods. My goal in therapy is to provide you with the coping skills you need that will help you in your life and your specific needs.

As we get to know each other, we will establish some goals together: goals that fit your life and needs. I believe in honesty and putting you first. Having said that, I think you will find that I am very caring and compassionate. I grew up overseas and have experience in working with other cultures and enjoy the richness they provide.

I look forward to meeting you and for the pleasure of working with you! Please feel free to ask me any more questions you might have.


Depression, Anxiety
Family conflicts/ Marriage issues
Trauma and abuse
Coping with life changes
Christian/Biblical counseling

Years of Experience: 15


  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Relationship issues
  • Grief
  • Self esteem
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
Family conflicts , Trauma and abuse , Intimacy-related issues , Parenting issues , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Coping with life changes , Compassion fatigue , Abandonment , Adoption and Foster Care , Attachment Issues , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 15

Services Offered

  • Messaging

  • Phone

  • Video


LPC #6401009537 (Expires: 2023-05-31)


Written by M.A. on Sep 30, 2020 after counseling with Carolyn for 3 weeks

Carolyn is lovely and has been a great listening ear to me over the last month.

Written by D.O. on Jul 19, 2020 after counseling with Carolyn for 3 weeks

Carolyn is a great counsellor. She makes me feel good and positive after each session. She listens to my worries and struggles and she encourages me with God’s words. The guidance given to me is very helpful and I really appreciate it. Thank you Carolyn Hartley for your support