Carina Gustafsson

(LMFT)

About Me

I am a licensed marriage and family therapist. I am trained in trauma focused therapy to help those who have experienced trauma in their lives and may have a diagnosis of PTSD. I have worked in a residential substance abuse treatment center as well as with inmates in jail. I also has worked extensively with children (0-18 years old) and their families. My approach is to meet the client where he or she is, meaning what the needs are at the moment without judgement or preconceived ideas. I use an electric approach to fit the needs of the client since everyone have different needs and responds to different treatment modalities.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Addictions
  • Family conflicts
  • Parenting issues
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
LGBT , Relationship issues , Trauma and abuse , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Anger management , Self esteem , Bipolar disorder , Coping with life changes , Compassion fatigue , ADHD

Clinical approaches:
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 10

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Languages

English

Swedish


Licensing

LMFT #79609 (Expires: 2021-11-30)


Reviews

Written by V.A. on Nov 14, 2020 after counseling with Carina for 1 month

Conscientious, down to earth, well-qualified counselor.
Thank you kindly, Carina!

Written by S.A. on Oct 13, 2020 after counseling with Carina for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Carina is extremely empathetic, and is very knowledgeable, caring and understanding. She truly takes the time to listen to me, and I have never felt this seen and heard from a therapist before. I don't feel as though there's something "wrong" with me, and she takes a very compassionate approach to her work.

Written by E.M. on Oct 13, 2020 after counseling with Carina for 2 weeks on issues concerning lgbt, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, and adhd

Carina made me feel at ease, and confident in her ability to support my needs, right away during our first session. She answered all of my questions about her approach and was able to hone in quickly on my goal for therapy. I feel comfortable sharing difficult things with her.

Written by B.A. on Sep 13, 2020 after counseling with Carina for 4 months on issues concerning relationship

Carina has been and still being an excellent counselor to work with. Very understanding, communicative, great at listening, addressing any concerns, and suggeesting/providing a variety of tools and resources. I have certainly learned a lot from Carina in the past few months and I’m still learning. Thank you Carina!

Written by V.I. on Aug 19, 2020 after counseling with Carina for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, grief, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Carina is thoughtful and insightful.

Written by R.A. on Aug 17, 2020 after counseling with Carina for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, and adhd

I have only had three sessions with her to date, but already she has helped me open up about things I never even shared with previous counselors or therapists. She is very attentive and really tries to gear her methods specifically to me, versus what has worked for others. Wonderful, sweet personality, and very easy to talk to

Written by O.L. on Jul 06, 2020 after counseling with Carina for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, self esteem, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

So helpful and understanding

Written by H.U. on Apr 28, 2020 after counseling with Carina for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, trauma and abuse, and coping with life changes

She’s incredibly understanding, sweet, helpful and constructive.

Written by S.H. on Mar 29, 2020 after counseling with Carina for 3 weeks

I am so happy that Carina G. was matched with my daughter. This was the exactly the outlet my 16 y/o needed to vent and problem solve without having any reservations about being in a setting that she could not completely open up in. When we have our weekly video session with Carina, we always end with so much hope and practical exercises to work on. Thank you Carina for everything!!!!