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Dr. Carrington L. Chatham

Dr. Carrington L. Chatham


10 years of experience

Hello, I am Dr. Carrington L. Chatham, a clinical social worker with over ten years of experience working in various settings, including community mental health, acute psychiatric care, and veteran affairs. I am dedicated to serving a diverse clientele, including individuals struggling with trauma, anxiety, depression, and those facing significant life transitions. My approach is grounded in evidence-based practices, such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Motivational Interviewing (MI), and Positive Psychology, tailored to meet each client's unique needs. I aim to empower my clients to overcome their challenges, build resilience, and achieve their personal and emotional well-being goals.

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

In your first session with me, you can expect a warm and welcoming environment where you can feel safe and comfortable sharing your story. We will start by getting to know each other, discussing your background, and understanding the challenges that have brought you to therapy. This initial conversation is an opportunity for you to express your concerns, goals, and what you hope to achieve through our work together. We will also go over some practical aspects, such as confidentiality, session structure, and what you can expect from the therapeutic process. I will explain my approach and how we can tailor it to meet your unique needs. This session is a collaborative space where you can ask any questions and voice any concerns you might have. The goal of our first meeting is to establish a foundation of trust and to begin creating a personalized plan that aligns with your goals. My aim is to ensure you feel heard, understood, and supported as we embark on this journey together.

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

My greatest strengths as a provider lie in my ability to create a safe, empathetic, and non-judgmental space for my clients. I am deeply committed to understanding each individual's unique experiences and tailoring my approach to meet their specific needs. My extensive experience in various settings—community mental health, acute psychiatric care, and veteran affairs—has provided me with a broad perspective and the ability to handle a wide range of issues effectively. What makes me unique is my integrative approach that combines evidence-based practices such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Motivational Interviewing (MI), and Positive Psychology. This allows me to address both the symptoms and the root causes of my clients' challenges, fostering long-term healing and growth. My background includes over ten years of working with diverse populations, including trauma survivors, individuals with anxiety and depression, and those going through significant life transitions. My work with veterans, in particular, has honed my skills in dealing with complex trauma and resilience-building. Additionally, my commitment to continuous learning ensures that I stay updated with the latest therapeutic techniques and research, allowing me to provide the best possible care to my clients. Overall, my greatest strengths are my dedication to my clients' well-being, my personalized approach, and my extensive, varied experience, all of which enable me to support my clients effectively on their journey to healing and growth.

About Dr. Carrington L. Chatham



My treatment methods

Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)

As a psychotherapist with extensive experience in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), I have utilized this evidence-based approach to help clients identify and challenge negative thought patterns, leading to more adaptive behaviors and improved emotional regulation. In my practice, I integrate CBT techniques such as cognitive restructuring, behavioral activation, and mindfulness to address a wide range of issues, including anxiety, depression, and stress. By working collaboratively with clients, I tailor CBT interventions to meet their unique needs, fostering resilience and empowering them to achieve their therapeutic goals.

Motivational Interviewing

As a psychotherapist experienced in Motivational Interviewing (MI), I employ this client-centered, directive method to enhance motivation and commitment to change. MI techniques, such as open-ended questions, reflective listening, and affirmations, are integral in helping clients explore and resolve ambivalence about their goals. In my practice, I utilize MI to support clients in various stages of change, particularly those dealing with addiction, behavioral issues, and lifestyle modifications, fostering a collaborative environment that empowers them to make meaningful and lasting changes.

Positive Psychology

As a psychotherapist with a strong foundation in Positive Psychology, I focus on harnessing clients' strengths and fostering resilience to promote well-being and fulfillment. My approach involves helping clients identify their core values, cultivate gratitude, and build positive emotions and relationships. By integrating Positive Psychology techniques, such as strengths-based interventions and mindfulness practices, I support clients in creating a balanced, meaningful life. This method is particularly effective in enhancing overall life satisfaction and preventing relapse in those recovering from mental health challenges.

Trauma-Focused CBT

As a psychotherapist specializing in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), I utilize this evidence-based approach to help clients process and heal from traumatic experiences. My practice involves combining traditional CBT techniques with trauma-sensitive interventions, such as gradual exposure and cognitive restructuring, to address the emotional and psychological impact of trauma. By creating a safe and supportive environment, I guide clients in developing healthy coping mechanisms and building resilience, enabling them to reclaim their lives and achieve a sense of stability and well-being.