Dr. Carrie Swiderski

(PsyD, LPC)

About Me

I have worked with individuals, ages 6 to 80 with a range of reasons they are seeking therapy, including, stress, trauma, post traumatic stress, anxiety, depression, addictions, obsessive compulsive disorder, social conflict, family conflict, gender and sexual identity concerns, mood dysregulation, and pain.

I have been trained in several evidence-based interventions including, multi systemic therapy, dialectical behavioral therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, trauma focused cognitive behavioral therapy, motivational interviewing, solution focused therapy, mindfulness based cognitive therapy, EFT, and EMDR. in addition I have training in yoga, meditation, and stress management techniques.

I take a holistic approach to therapy and employ different interventions based on need, preference, and desired outcomes. I work collaboratively with clients to develop their treatment goals and treatment plan so that the treatment is tailored to each unique person.

I believe the goals of therapy are to:
Increase our understanding of ourselves
Learn to mange stress more effectively
Learn to be less reactive to our thoughts or body sensations
Learn to create healthier habits
Learn to create secure attachment relationships
Learn to like the self
Learn to soothe the self

*I have over fifteen years of experience working with teens and teen-related concerns, including teen gender and sexuality concerns, acting out, aggressive behavior, illegal behavior, youth on probation, youth in foster care, substance abuse concerns, self-injurious behavior, anxiety, depression, and youth who cannot regulate themselves emotionally or behaviorally.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Relationship issues
  • Family conflicts
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
Addictions , LGBT , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Anger management , Self esteem , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Coping with life changes , Compassion fatigue , Abandonment , Adoption and Foster Care , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Somatic Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 16

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LPC #003660 (Expires: 2021-06-30)


Reviews

Written by J.A. on Apr 06, 2021 after counseling with Carrie for 3 months

Her voice is soothing

Written by E.L. on Mar 16, 2021 after counseling with Carrie for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, bipolar disorder, and adhd

She is exceptional, she has a lot of experience, she is intuitive & creates a safe, non- judgmental space for healing to take place . I highly recommend her!

Written by J.E. on Mar 05, 2021 after counseling with Carrie for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship

Dr. Swiderski is excellent. She is straight forward and easy to open up to. Signing up to utilize her expertise is the best decision I have made in a very long time!! I feel such a sense of relief having her guidance and feedback.

Written by J.A. on Mar 04, 2021 after counseling with Carrie for 2 weeks

She is amazing! I found on the first day I got a good report with her

Written by T.J. on Feb 22, 2021 after counseling with Carrie for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, anger management, and coping with life changes

Dr. Swiderski has been instrumental in helping me systematically breakdown and address a variety of areas that seemed so complex previously.

Her active, methodical, collaborative, "get stuck in" approach provides a real sense of "team support". She always has sharp recos concerning additional, relevant resources, allowing me to pursue growth in my own time should I choose to do so.

Great listener/communicator, sharp and very responsive - Dr. Swiderski is a great asset to anyone's overall "health team".

Written by H.E. on Feb 20, 2021 after counseling with Carrie for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, and self esteem

Had a great experience with great progress! Always felt relaxed and comfortable. Highly recommend Dr Swinderski

Written by C.A. on Feb 09, 2021 after counseling with Carrie for 1 month on issues concerning relationship

Dr. Swiderski really knows what she’s doing. She’s educated and also in touch with a deeper level of intuition and spiritual understanding of humans and relationships. She’s well versed in dealing with trauma and in finding the root of an issue. I would recommend her to anyone!

Written by C.O. on Jan 21, 2021 after counseling with Carrie for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, lgbt, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, coping with life changes, and adhd

Dr. Carrie is AMAZING! I immediately connected with her and felt I could speak without judgement. She has already exceeded all of my expectations for therapy. I have complete confidence in her and the work we are doing.

Written by N.A. on Jan 09, 2021 after counseling with Carrie for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, and intimacy-related issues

Dr.Swiderski- highly recommend her for above and beyond work. I have valued our time together. Very intelligent and wise to remember how events connect. The top and best counselor I have matched with on teen counseling. Made me feel understood, seen and heard.

Written by A.N. on Jan 05, 2021 after counseling with Carrie for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, and self esteem

She completely respects you as a person. She is so compassionate, understanding, and empathetic. I would recommend anyone to her. She is the most knowledgeable intelligent person I have ever spoke with, and she is doing wonders for my mental health.

Written by Z.A. on Dec 29, 2020 after counseling with Carrie for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and intimacy-related issues

Dr. Swiderski is compassionate, professional and very helpful. I very much look forward to our weekly sessions, and am very grateful for her help and expertise.

Written by T.R. on Dec 12, 2020 after counseling with Carrie for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, and adhd

Dr. Swiderski is an amazing counsellor who, in the short time that i've known her, has been extremely helpful and supportive. I feel as though I'm just talking to a friend about the problems in my life rather than a counsellor and she always responds with encouraging words and helps me to work through my issues.