Carri Wilson

(LPC)

About Me

Hello! My name is Carri Wilson. I am a licensed professional counselor in the state of Texas. I have 24 years of counseling experience working in varying areas of the mental health field. I started my experience working with mainly women’s issues including domestic abuse and self-esteem issues. I especially enjoyed working with women of all ages dealing with relationship issues and conflict of role expectations in the family. This has recently evolved into counseling a generation of women that are now caring for their elderly parents and dealing with the challenges of Dementia and Alzheimer’s while trying to balance a personal life. Only just this year these issues became a personal challenge for me. Now more than ever I believe counseling support is imperative for the caregivers experiencing such stress.
I worked for almost 20 years in the field of education counseling children and parents alike on issues such as emotional disturbances, autism, ADHD, abandonment, effects of divorce, academic issues, behavior issues, cultural differences, drug abuse and special education concerns. Acting as an administrator for IEP’s and 504 accommodations allowed me the opportunity to advise parents regarding behavioral techniques and modifications needed to address a variety of emotional, physical and social needs of children. I have a soft spot in my heart for kids and truly believe parents should be supported as much as possible in the rearing of their offspring. With the transit nature of our society young parents often do not have the support available and need an encouraging professional to give guidance and direction. Because of my experience, I am a great resource in the face of these types of challenges.
For the last 15 years I have conducted family evaluations for families going through contentious custody issues, adoptions and guardianships. This experience in forensic counseling afforded me the opportunity to delve into the lives of families experiencing a myriad of problems. Working with the family courts and family agencies in the community gave me a wide variety of perspectives and options for problem solving.

Although only a few of my years of experience were private Christian counseling, it has always been a part of who I am. Because I am a believer of Christ, everything I do involves and revolves around HIM. In my humble opinion all of my "counsel"has been christian based regardless if was in the education system, private, practice, or court system. it is that way because my belief system is a huge part of the way I act, think and feel, the vary components of cognitive behavioral theory.

I use a variety of techniques, using what I feel will work best with clients but usually lean toward a cognitive behavioral approach always maintaining a person-centered style. That means I will be working with your thoughts, feelings and behaviors while making your best welfare my priority. It is important to me to form a genuine bond of trust with each client to ensure an honest relationship.
My style of counseling will be encouraging, warm and supportive. I truly believe that I can help with setting goals, changing behaviors, and using tools to make better decisions for you. I like to empower my clients to find ways to help themselves.

If you are in need a sincere person to work with, I am happy to help!


Specialties

  • Family conflicts
  • Grief
  • Parenting issues
  • Self esteem
  • ADHD
Also experienced in:
Stress, Anxiety , Relationship issues , Trauma and abuse , Anger management , Bipolar disorder , Depression , Abandonment , Adoption and Foster Care , Aging and Geriatric Issues , Autism and Asperger Syndrome , Read more...

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

Years of Experience: 24

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LPC #17363 (Expires: 2022-05-31)


Reviews

Written by H.O. on Jan 11, 2021 after counseling with Carri for 5 months

Carri is outstanding.