I am a Licensed Psychotherapist who brings over 25 years of experience. I am a graduate of Rutgers University in New Jersey where I earned both my BSW and MSW.
I am a bilingual therapist, fluent in both Spanish and English. I am a client-centered therapist who helps people to reach their full potential by forming a supportive relationship based on active listening, acceptance, and understanding. I help clients to identify their strengths and then build upon those strengths to develop goals, insights, and alternate methods of coping to initiate positive changes. I have practiced in New Jersey and Florida in both inpatient and outpatient settings. My background includes intensive community therapeutic services to youth and families coping with a wide range of emotional and behavioral issues, treatment for individuals, families, couples coping with substance abuse issues, and facilitating women’s groups to treat trauma and self-esteem issues.
In an environment with openness, respect, and empathy, I help clients to develop skills to manage depression, anxiety, trauma, grief and loss, substance use disorders, and recovery, and general life challenges. I work with individuals, couples, and families. The support, I provide to each client, can create his or her own path toward improved self-worth and life fulfillment
- Stress, Anxiety
- Relationship issues
- Self esteem
LGBT , Family conflicts , Trauma and abuse , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Eating disorders , Parenting issues , Anger management , Bipolar disorder , Coping with life changes , Coaching , Compassion fatigue , ADHD , Abandonment , Aging and Geriatric Issues , Attachment Issues , Blended Family Issues , Body Image , Caregiver Issues and Stress , Codependency , Commitment Issues , Communication Problems , Control Issues , Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster , Dependent Personality , Divorce and Separation , Domestic Violence , Drug and Alcohol Addiction , Eating and Food-Related Issues , Family of Origin Issues , Family Problems , Forgiveness , Guilt and Shame , Immigration Issues , Impulsivity , Infidelity , Jealousy , Mood Disorders , Multicultural Concerns , Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD , Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks , Posttraumatic Stress , Process addiction (porn, exercise, gambling) , Self-Harm , Self-Love , Sex Addiction , Women's Issues , Young Adult Issues Read more...
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Mindfulness Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy
LCSW #SW11806 (Expires: 2021-03-31)
Carmen is amazing. She's a great listener and you can tell she has lots of experience. She is warm and empathetic and her no nonsense approach was perfect for us. Her sense of humour is also great to lighten up some serious talks. Thank you so much Carmen!
She really knows the right things to say when I need it!!! When we needed it!
Carmen is lovely and we enjoy our time with her. The work seems to be helping us. Thank you.
Great work Carmen.