Carolyn Presnall

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About Me

I have over 40 years of experience and expertise in the field of mental health as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, a Licensed Professional Counselor and Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist . I have thoroughly enjoyed spending my career treating the elderly, adults, adolescents, children and their families in private practice, residential , hospital and educational settings. I've received specialized training in trauma treatment , cognitive behavioral therapy, PTSD treatment, play therapy, solution focused therapy and client centered therapy, among many other treatment modalities .

I truly believe that every individual deserves help, treatment and the opportunity for hope. I've been told , numerous times , that I possess a wonderful sense of humor; I believe that laughter , along with compassion , empathy , kindness and understanding are mandatory to be give an individual the therapeutic outcome they deserve.

I've held several administrative positions in mental health including directing a residential treatment program for severely emotionally disturbed children and years later I was the Director of Psychiatry for a major children's medical center.
I spent several years working with adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities helping them navigate the system and building relationships within the community.
In private practice I worked with adults struggling with relationship issues, stress issues, issues related to raising difficult to manage children and adolescents and parenting issues.
This past year has been extremely difficult for adults, children and families. As a result, it has created stressful situations for parents. If you've had difficulties with these issues , I taught parenting classes for numerous years and I'm more than happy to help with issues related to anxiety, depression and any school related problems your children or adolescents may be experiencing as a result of the pandemic.
Please feel free to reach out to me, I'm here to help.

I look forward to working with each one of you !


  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Family conflicts
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Parenting issues
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
Relationship issues , Anger management , Self esteem , Bipolar disorder , ADHD , Aging and Geriatric Issues , Cancer , Caregiver Issues and Stress , Co-morbidity , Divorce and Separation , Family of Origin Issues , Family Problems , Read more...

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

Years of Experience: 35

Services Offered

  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video


LCSW #00199 (Expires: 2022-01-31)

LPC #5583 (Expires: 2022-01-31)

LMFT #1621 (Expires: 2022-01-31)


Written by L.A. on Sep 16, 2021 after therapy with Carolyn for 2 weeks

Our son seems to connect really well with Carolyn. In the first two appointments she pointed out really interesting observations that has led us to pursue some opportunities we would not otherwise have thought of. She is direct but kind, listens very well, and our whole family trusts her.