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 Meet Carrie Meckler
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor
Licensed Clinical Addiction Specialist
(LCMHC-S, LCAS)

I know that life can be difficult at times or even all the time. "Why is this happening to me, is this suppose to happen to my body, should I feel this way, what does this mean, will I get over this" are often many of the questions that cross your mind. My approach is helping you overcome your difficulties and conflict in a safe space; I will meet with you as a person and not as a problem. Counseling is not a quick fix; it takes a lot of effort and dedication. 

I do have credentials and degrees but I am also a person, with a strong personality and even I have struggles from time to time. 

I like to share a little bit about my story especially on the positive impact that counseling had on me from a young age. I still remember that my counselors’ name was Beth and she had a dog named Midori. One of the challenges I experienced in middle school and high school, was not fitting in AKA feeling rejected. This was such a tough time for me that lasted several years. My self-esteem and self-worth were so low, and I could not find the energy or enjoyment in life that I used to feel. I always felt I was giving my mom such a hard time; I refused to go to school for 20 days in a row, drank alcohol to cope and dropped from a 3.5 GPA to a 1.5 GPA in a semester. My mom stayed by my side and never gave up on me; she knew that I could make it through and be my old self again.

 

Due to the help of my family and counselor (Beth) I was always able to pick back up and keep working towards my goals (go to college, get good grades, develop positive relationships). What I gained from these experiences helped me develop into who I am today; I know I need positive supports, hobbies, self-care, and goals. I have personal experience with depression, and I also have experience with learning who I am and to love myself.

The main theories that I work with are Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Acceptance & Commitment Therapy. I am open to seeing anyone that would like help achieving their goals whether you are a child, adolescent or an adult. I do believe that emotional health is just as important as physical health, and the mind-body connection is crucial in finding a good balance.

I have 12 years of experience working in community mental health, hospitals and residential treatment facilities. I have spent a considerable amount of time in leadership roles along with case management roles within mental health. If you need recommendations for a doctor, therapy group or different levels of care treatment options, I have a head full of resources. 

Lastly, I do believe in finding a good fit to create a trusting and respectful relationship; I am happy to offer a free 15 minute phone consultation. If at the end of our first session/intake, I am happy to provide a recommendation if you are looking for something else.

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