Hello, Please allow me to introduce myself. My name is Dr. Carrie L Willey, Ph.D., LPC. I am also a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (retirement status) in New Mexico. I have worked extensively with The Meadows treatment facility in Wickenburg, AZ. During my tenure there, I learned the Post-Induction-Therapy process from Pia Mellody who authored "Facing Codependence". I facilitated the intensive Survivor's Workshop that was designed to assist participants in moving past childhood and adult trauma. I also co-facilitated Couples Workshops and co-facilitated couples therapy.
I have also worked extensively with Shades of Hope where the specialty is All Addictions and Eating Disorders (from anorexia, bulimia to compulsive overeating). I worked with Tennie McCarthy, founder and author of the book "Shades of Hope". I was the Clinical Director and therapist for Shades of Hope.
While working at Shades of Hope, I also provided family and couples therapy sessions.
Culturally diverse populations are also part of my background experience. I worked for Indian Health Services in various tribal locations where I provided assessments and treatment for addictions and other mental health issues.
I have worked in the field of counseling/therapy for 34 years and have acquired an eclectic approach to counseling clients. Primarily, I employ the techniques of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy along with Dialectical Behavioral Therapy. I have training in Peter Levines' Somatic Experiencing, as well. I find giving assignments a valuable tool to engage the client in active participation. I draw on the strengths of the individual and focus on what is working for them and help extinguish behavioral patterns that are restricting a person from becoming all they can be.
I am an avid bicyclist and average 15-30 miles on my bike per weekend. I have ridden as much as 75 miles in one day.
I am not a religious person, but I am very Spiritual and I honor all Spiritual paths. I believe that we are not Humans trying to have a Spiritual experience, rather that we are Spirit Beings trying to be Human.
I would very much enjoy the challenge of working with you to help you become the best human that you can be.
I also have experience in Stress, Anxiety, LGBT, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Intimacy-related issues, Sleeping disorders, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder
LPC #64018 (Expires: 2021-04-01)
Dr. Willey is a very knowledgeable, patient, and astute counselor and has helped my husband and I with our relationship and also individually. I would highly recommend her to anyone needing an individual or couples counselor.
Extremely knowledgeable and caring, Dr. Willey is hands down the best therapist I've ever talked to. She really understands you and gives great insight and tips. Thanks Dr. Willey!
Dr Willey is awesome, very kind and helpful. She has a lot of great ideas.
Very kind lady. She has many years of experience in counseling and you can tell she is legit. It’s very easy to set appointments with her that work into your schedule, which I appreciate. She has given my partner and I great advice and our relationship is going very well.