Hi. I’m Carrie.
The heart of my work is helping folks stay with, accept, and trust themselves.
I am a holistic counselor supporting people to slow down and cultivate self-compassion. I work with clients struggling with anxiety, overwhelm, and critical thoughts. I am trained in evidence-based modalities effective for anxiety, phobias, and trauma resolution.
I create space for folks to simplify their thoughts and self-soothe. I support my clients to draw on their natural gifts and inner resources.
My approach is practical, intuitive, and creative. I hold a warm and compassionate space for my clients to know themselves more fully.
“Having known Carrie for many years both
professionally and personally, I cannot speak
highly enough of how gifted she is at her work.
Her dedication, integrity, wisdom, warmth and
grace are the golden threads of her healing
arts. A shining gem of a human being
through and through.”
My training includes a master's degree in Transpersonal Counseling Psychology from John F. Kennedy University and a master's degree in Women’s Spirituality from New College of California. I received certifications in clinical hypnotherapy, emotional freedom technique,
and reiki from HCH Institute in Lafayette, CA.
My people came to this land from Ireland, Portugal, and Hungary. I practice ancestor reverence and seek to understand my roots as a path to healing myself. I use she/her pronouns. As a white woman born and raised in the US, I am committed to investigating and dismantling the ways that white privilege and white supremacy show up within me. I know this is essential to be with folks in a way that facilitates true integrity, equity, and healing.
I came to this work through my own experience with anxiety and depression. During my last year of college almost 20 years ago, anxiety and fear began to fill my days. I was scared and lonely even when surrounded by people who loved me. I spent a whole year not talking about what was going on inside me because I didn't think anyone would understand. After graduation, with the help of my family, I went to my first therapist. Within twenty minutes of sharing my experience, it was clear she understood what was happening with me. I felt so much relief in being seen with compassion and understanding. She reassured me, supported me, and guided me. After a few months, I began to feel like myself again.
This experience changed my life. Within six months, I was headed west to begin a graduate program in counseling and diving deep into my process of self-exploration and growth. Since then, I have supported hundreds of individuals as they get to know themselves, meet challenges, and navigate transitions.
I would love to hear from you.
I see clients in my Alameda office, on the phone, and over Zoom.
Please contact me below or call me to set up a complimentary 20-minute consultation.