Carla provides therapy to men and women 18 years and older. When appropriate, she collaborates with highly experienced psychiatrists who can prescribe minimum medication to achieve treatment objectives.

Carla's treatment areas include:

Individual Therapy

Individual therapy is the treatment of mental or emotional disorders and adjustment problems through the use of psychological techniques rather than through physical or biological means.

Psychoanalysis the first modern form of psychotherapy, was called the “talking cure,” and the many varieties of therapy practiced today are still characterized by their common dependence on a verbal exchange between the counselor or therapist and the person seeking help.

Couples Therapy

Couples therapy is a form of psychological therapy used to treat relationship distress.

Carla has been trained in the Gottman Method, an approach to couples therapy based upon Dr. John Gottman’s four decades of research with thousands of couples. Dr. Gottman has shown how couples can accomplish long-term relationship satisfaction by paying attention to what he calls The Sound Relationship House, or the nine components of healthy relationships.

Family Therapy

Family therapy is a form of psychotherapy that involves all the members of a nuclear or extended family.

It may be conducted by a pair of therapists—often a man and a woman—to treat gender-related issues or serve as role models for family members. Although some types of family therapy are based on behavioral or psychodynamic principles, the most widespread form is based on family systems theory, an approach that regards the entire family as the unit of treatment, and emphasizes such factors as relationships and communication patterns rather than traits or symptoms in individual members.

Group Therapy

Group Therapy is employed to assist each individual in emotional growth and personal problem solving.

Group therapy encompasses many different kinds of groups with varying theoretical orientations that exist for varying purposes. All therapy groups exist to help individuals grow emotionally and solve personal problems. All utilize the power of the group, as well as the therapist who leads it, in this process.

Unlike the simple two-person relationship between patient and therapist in individual therapy, group therapy offers multiple relationships to assist the individual in growth and problem solving.

Psychiatric Service Animal Letters

Are you Anxious? Depressed? Have Panic Attacks? Fear Flying?

You may be eligible for a Psychiatric Service Animal letter to allow your animal access to public buildings and airplanes.

What is a Psychiatric Service Animal?

A psychiatric service animal is not a pet. It is an animal that has been individually trained to do work or perform tasks for an individual with a disability. The task(s) performed by the animal must be directly related to the person's disability. Only dogs are allowed to be psychiatric service animals.

EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing)

What is EMDR Therapy?

EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) is a psychotherapy that enables people to heal from the symptoms and emotional distress that are the result of disturbing life experiences.

Repeated studies show that by using EMDR people can experience the benefits of psychotherapy that once took years to make a difference. It is widely assumed that severe emotional pain requires a long time to heal. EMDR therapy shows that the mind can in fact heal from psychological trauma much as the body recovers from physical trauma.