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Carol Ann Fletcher

Carol Ann Fletcher

(she/her)

LICSW
24 years of experience
Warm
Authentic
Solution oriented
Virtual

Hi this is Carol. I am a licensed independent clinical social worker in eight states including Pennsylvania, Virginia, South Carolina, North Carolina, Texas, Rhode Island, Massachusetts and Illinois. My career started in Pennsylvania where I attended Chestnut Hill College and received my Master's in Counseling Psychology, Marriage and Family Therapy Option. It continued in upstate Pennsylvania and New York where I attended SUNY University of Buffalo and received my Master of Social Work Degree. I capped those off with a Psy.D. from CalSouthern University, received Magnum Cum Laude in 2012 using an online doctoral format. I am also an Advanced Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselor in the state of South Carolina. I was fortunate to have an opportunity to attend the University of South Carolina shortly after relocating there in 2016 where I received a certificate in Military Matters. If you are having flashbacks or memories of traumatic events that you cannot shake, we can disburse them using best evidence practices. If your anxiety has gotten out of control, we can combine forces to put you in control of the stressors and persistent thoughts that keep you from being your best and sleeping well at night. When depression makes you want to stay inside of your home or in bed each day, I have tools we can use to empower you and help you avoid guilt. For any problem that interferes with your life or life transitions, there is a tool in my toolbox that has the power to bring about change. If we need a tool from someone else's toolbox, I know how to either borrow that tool, gain that missing knowledge, or do a warm handoff to other resources and providers without missing a beat. I strongly believe in the unity of and interaction between the mind and body. The body keeps the score and emotional and physical assaults leave scars. I believe that a respectful level of humor enhances one's ability to grow and accept the dialectal events in life. Research tells us that a sense of humor helps people to learn and grow. Therapy is one of many ways in which we learn to navigate the roads and streams of life.

What can clients expect to take away from sessions with you?

We will talk about general use of the platform, HIPAA and HITECH requirements. We will gain a better understanding of expectations we have of each other and the parameters of messaging and other resources in the platform. We will answers for clarificaton and set the goals of the next session.

Explain to clients what areas you feel are your biggest strengths.

My greatest strength is the ability to listen empathically and without judgment. My niche is being able to sit with my clients where they are in life and facilitate the change they wish to achieve. I am a trained EMDR provider and am certified by Evergreen Certification as a Grief Informed Professional, Clinical Telemental Health Provider, and in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy.

About Carol Ann Fletcher

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Appointments

Virtual

My treatment methods

Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)

I like to use it to challenge negative and anxious thoughts and to challenge assumptions made.

Couples Counseling

I am trained in Gottman Institute 7 principles, counseling where an affair is involved, and using the four horsemen to teach coaching children.

EMDR

I was trained more than 20 years ago and use it for many purposes included those listed in the EMDR Client Handout which can be found in PDF fomat on the internet.

Grief Therapy

I am certified in grief theapy by Evergreen. This includes grief when a person dies and grief when other losses occur such as children moving, disasters, and similar losses.

Imago Relationship Theory

I am trained in Imago, Gottman, Chapman/5 love languages, and love and logic methods. I use them as needed in my practice.