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Carrie Freshour, LCSW-C

Carrie Freshour, LCSW-C

(she/her)

LCSW-C
25 years of experience
Empowering
Authentic
Solution oriented
Virtual

Hello there! I am Carrie Freshour, LCSW-C, a licensed clinical social worker with a rich tapestry of experience spanning over two decades. I am currently accepting new clients at this time; however, please be advised I have very specific and limited session times open at this time. Therefore, I require a consultation call before scheduling to ensure I can meet your needs and allow you to meet me. Hopefully, making it a Win- WIn! PLEASE SCHEDULE A 15-MINUTE CONSULTATION CALL BEFORE SCHEDULING. Now, here is a little more information about me: I wear many hats - clinician, leader, trainer, writer, facilitator, and trauma subject matter expert. My mission is to guide you through life's challenges, helping you unlock your true potential and achieve sustainable results. With a foundation in trauma-informed theories, I'm here to empower you. Whether it's regaining control over your life, boosting self-esteem, conquering self-sabotage, or mastering conflict management, I draw from my extensive clinical background to provide you with the best practices for lasting change. I'm a firm believer in the power of strength and resilience. My approach is rooted in these principles, shaped by my lived experiences, clinical expertise, and years of coaching and development. I'm not afraid to have those tough conversations that lead to breakthroughs, helping you overcome obstacles and turn aspirations into realities. As a therapist, I specialize in working with teens and adults who've faced trauma, abuse, and violence. I understand the unique challenges you may be wrestling with, and I'm here to create a safe and supportive space for you to explore your thoughts and feelings. School-related stress, career decisions, toxic environments, or relationship issues – I'm here to listen and equip you with the tools to thrive. We'll work towards your goals and help you live your best life. I know that taking the first step towards therapy can be intimidating, but it's a courageous act. Congratulations on this significant leap, and I eagerly anticipate our journey together. Stronger together! Carrie

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

After an initial consultation call, if we both determine we are a good fit for one another, we will schedule our first. During the first session, we'll kick things off by getting to know each other a bit and creating a friendly, comfortable space. Then, we'll dive into the real stuff – what's going on in your life right now that brought you here? Let's chat about what motivated you to start this journey and what you're currently going through. We aim to work together to figure out how I can best support you on this path of healing and growth.

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

As both a clinician and a coach, I bring a unique blend of strengths to support you on your journey. My expertise lies in seamlessly guiding you through life's challenges and their impacts, all while igniting motivation through coaching techniques. This dual approach ensures a holistic experience, merging healing with actionable goals and hopefulness. My niche, without a doubt, centers around trauma-informed practices. Whether you seek individual therapeutic services, coaching, or consulting or need assistance with employee mental health programs, I specialize in helping you navigate the complexities of trauma and its lasting effects. It's my passion to empower you, foster resilience, and drive transformation, no matter where you are in your journey.

About Carrie Freshour, LCSW-C

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Licensed in

Appointments

Virtual

My treatment methods

Trauma Informed Care

As a trauma-informed therapist, I bring a wealth of specialized training in evidence-based practices like Internal Family Systems, TI-Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Exposure Therapy, and various methods that align closely with the core values and principles of trauma-informed care. I passionately embrace a strengths and resilience-focused approach, meeting each individual client at their unique point on the path to healing.

Acceptance and commitment (ACT)

As a trauma-informed therapist, I utilize acceptance and commitment (ACT) modalities to aid in, fostering a compassionate understanding of your experiences while guiding you towards meaningful action and values-aligned living. ACT is a type of therapy that helps people learn how to accept the difficulties they face in life, such as painful thoughts and feelings, rather than trying to avoid or control them. It also teaches individuals to identify their values and commit to actions that are in line with those values, helping them live a more fulfilling and meaningful life. ACT emphasizes mindfulness, acceptance, and taking action based on what matters most to the individual. I find this complements other trauma modalities, such as Internal Family Systems frameworks.

Internal Family Systems (IFS)

With the above I find at the core is often Internal Family Systems frameworks. With IFS, we explore the various parts of your inner self and work towards healing and integration. Together, we'll navigate your internal landscape with compassion and curiosity, fostering deeper understanding and healing.