Carol Costner

(MS, LPC, NCC)

About Me

Hi! I'm so happy you've found your way to my profile. I'm Carol Costner, a licensed professional counselor with over 14 years of experience working with people who have shared with me a broad range of problems. I have worked in a variety of settings with adults who have struggled with different issues. While I am not a certified marriage/family therapist, being trained as a community therapist means that I have had lots of experience in working with people in general and specifically with couples who have found themselves in patterns of behavior and poor communication which are eroding their relationship.
My counseling style is client-centered. I believe that in working with couples, one must look at the behaviors and struggles of each individual in order to begin to heal the relationship. I will depend on you to share with me your own self assessment as a place to begin. I use a combination of solution-focused therapy, mindfulness, acceptance and commitment therapy techniques and narrative therapy. I employ a whole-person integrated approach to wellness. Not everyone will fit into one method of therapy so I tailor my efforts toward what fits you best. I believe that we all have within us an internal compass--the ability to find our way. I would love the opportunity to assist you in accessing that compass and finding your way through whatever you are currently facing. If you're looking for change and relief from distressing emotions and struggles in your relationship, I would be delighted to join with you in a journey toward a more unified and abundant life.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Relationship issues
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
Family conflicts , Grief , Parenting issues , Anger management , Self esteem , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder

Clinical approaches:
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Therapy

Years of Experience: 15

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LPC #2866 (Expires: 2022-07-31)


Reviews

Written by A.D. on Oct 13, 2020 after counseling with Carol for 1 year and 9 months on issues concerning relationship

Carol has a heart of gold. She cares deeply and wants to ensure that communication is clear and transparent. She is prompt and courteous and checks in regularly. Carol's methods are unique to each case and she takes time to get as many details to help better understand situations for those who are in need so that she can begin the journey. Her guidance and help were tremendous when we needed it most. We highly recommend Carol and have the utmost respect for her and her expertise.

Written by M.I. on Jun 08, 2019 after counseling with Carol for 6 months on issues concerning relationship

Carol has been willing to listen through the good, bad, and ugly. I feel like she wants to give us the best help possible.

Written by J.O. on May 06, 2019 after counseling with Carol for 1 week on issues concerning relationship

Carol was professional and knowledgeable. She responded promptly and was always courteous.

Written by S.T. on Feb 15, 2019 after counseling with Carol for 2 months on issues concerning relationship

Carol is a wonderful counselor. She spends a lot of time with us and deeply cares. She takes the time to understand our concerns and doesn't take sides. She never makes either of us feel bad about ourselves. She is positive, but straightforward at the same time. She has a lot of godly knowledge and wisdom about marriage and relationships.

Written by G.A. on Oct 27, 2018 after counseling with Carol for 3 weeks on issues concerning relationship

Mrs Carol is amazing. 10/10 would recommend. She takes the time to listen to you and thoroughly explain each point of view.