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LaSonja Carter

LaSonja Carter

20 years of experience

I have extensive experience in serving adults, adolescents, children, and families by providing mental health counseling, domestic violence prevention, substance use prevention, addiction recovery, career counseling, family support, career coaching and education. I enjoy live theater productions, watching classic movies, reading biographies, listening to music, traveling, and spending time with family. I will look forward to working with you soon.

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

Together, we will identify your challenges and goals - where you want your life to be a month, six months, a year from now. Then, we'll identify options and strategies you can use to get there. You'll leave the session with a better understanding of what you're facing with an "actions I can take right now" approach. There will always be room for suggestions concerning our work together, including keeping each other accountable.

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

I strive to create a safe and welcoming environment that allows clients to explore obstacles with concerns related to anxiety, depression, and/or self-care. I focus on helping clients develop assertive communication & boundaries with themselves and those around them that can help improve their quality of life. Counseling can foster personal development in whatever way you may be seeking and help build the life you so deeply deserve. If that's what you're looking for, I'm here when you're ready to share.

About LaSonja Carter



My treatment methods

Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)

I’ve been utilizing an eclectic combination of therapies for the past 20 years. It’s helped dozens of clients challenge reoccurring thoughts and manage their anxiety. We’ll use CBT to recognize how your thoughts, feelings, and behaviors influence each other. We’ll then use that knowledge to change your thinking patterns, which will help you lead a less anxious and stressed life.

Solution Focused Brief Treatment

We will promote utilization solution-focused brief therapy (SFBT) to redirect you attention from the problem to viable solutions. This transition will promote optimism regarding your ability to identify needs and communicated what is needed to promote execution of your life goals.

Grief Therapy

Anticipatory, absent, traumatic, prolonged, uncomplicated, inhibited, cumulative, collective and complicated grief will be addressed with various interventions to support bereaved loved ones. Grief is the response to the loss of something deemed important, particularly to the loss of someone or some living thing that has died, to which a bond or affection was formed.

Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy

We will work together on challenging your beliefs and the emotions they may cause. REBT focuses on whether beliefs are rational or irrational.