In my 21 years of private practice and 10 years as a Program Director of a Professionals’ Health Program for medical professionals, I have extensive experience with a diverse population and issues. I believe providing a nonjudgemental, empathetic, safe and accepting environment is an essential aspect of therapy. Utilizing various therapeutic approaches (i.e. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, Emotionally Focused Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and Rational Emotive Behavioral Therapy) help individualize the treatment plan. Although a seasoned therapist, I believe I can always learn more and have a willingness to research avenues to find the best resources for my clients.
In working with teens, I believe there are different approaches that may assist them in overcoming the resistance to therapy. It takes courage to share personal life issues with a stranger. I assure you, I will listen with respect and compassion as we navigate through the journey of therapy together in order for you to achieve your goals.
- Stress, Anxiety
Family conflicts , Trauma and abuse , Grief , Parenting issues , Anger management , Self esteem , Career difficulties , Coaching , Adoption and Foster Care , Blended Family Issues , Caregiver Issues and Stress , Co-morbidity , Codependency , Communication Problems , Drug and Alcohol Addiction , Family Problems , First Responder Issues , Infidelity , Midlife Crisis , Military and Veterans Issues , Mood Disorders , Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks , Postpartum Depression , Post-traumatic Stress , Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) , Social Anxiety and Phobia , Trichotillomania , Women's Issues Read more...
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
KS LCPC LCPC 198
These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Carolyn Westgate. We don't pay anyone to provide their review and they are all made voluntarily. Some people's experience receiving therapy with Teen Counseling might be different.
I’ve been going to Carolyn for a little over a year now and she is the best! Would recommend her to anyone I know!
She’s amazing, can empathize with both parties while remaining unbiased. Is supportive and very easy to speak to. She’s very attentive and gets thoroughly invested in her clients.
I’ve only worked with her for a few months, but she has already made me feel heard and seen as a person. She’s not afraid to challenge my irrational beliefs and how to make changes. I am excited to continue and grow with her in therapy.
I have just begun therapy but I’m very pleased with Carolyn Westgate. She is knowledgeable, patient and a good listener. I know I will have a good outcome over time with her help and guidance.
Carolyn helped me through a lot of internal conflict with my job as an animal control officer and the restrictions I face in extreme circumstances. After these issues had largely resolved and I remained quiet on my end for some time, when I reached out with a new problem, Carolyn went out her way to respond to me quickly even while she herself was on vacation. She makes me feel valued as an individual and not like I'm just a box to check off as part of a job.
She is good at listening to my concerns.
Carolyn was amazing! We only had a few sessions but learned SO much during those and felt like we were truly seen by her. We really enjoyed working with Carolyn and would 100% recommend her to other couples seeking therapy.
She’s a great therapist!!
Very good experience
Carolyn has been so supportive she has pushed me to grow and rework my thinking to be more positive but never makes me uncomfortable and always makes me feel understood and cared for!
Carolyn was wonderfully accepting and it was gratifying to have her listen to my concerns, and let me know it was ok to have been affected by my past the way that I have.
Carolyn listened with compassion and helped me through a really difficult time. She is caring, genuine and helpful. I would definitely recommend her to a friend who is looking for a therapist.
Carolyn has been great to work with! I've had a previous therapist that I thought was pretty good until I started working with Carolyn. Working with Carolyn , I understand stand now what a good therapist really is!
Carolyn has been very cooperative and responsive during this difficult time.
She listened very well and addressed the issues I would like to work on.
Carolyn is a great therapist.
Carolyn had a substantial positive impact on my life in just a few months of therapy.
She is incredibly kind, caring, and talented. She helped me process things that were holding me back and take the right steps to move forward.
Anyone, especially if they suffer from ADHD and/or depression, would likely mightily benefit from working with Carolyn.
Carolyn is experienced and very professional but still caring. She makes me feel comfortable and has great and helpful tools for navigating anxiety. I highly recommend her!
Carolyn is very knowledgeable. She has helped me tremendously within the last 3 months.
Carolyn is caring and understanding. She’s straightforward and helps me understand my feelings and concerns.
She is amazing!!
Carolyn is awesome! Very good listener with great suggestions, deeply understands even the hardest things I have to discuss. Compassionate, already an ally on my team and it usually takes longer for me to feel trust. I talk a lot so we plow through quite a bit in a session but I believe she would listen whether I could talk or not.