Prof. Nick Caruso

Therapist Prof. Nick Caruso Photo

About Me

Welcome! My Name is Nick Caruso I am a mastered prepared, Licensed Clinical Social Worker practicing in Arizona where I have provided counseling services for young adults, and families for over 30 years. I have worked directly in high school settings providing individual and group counseling for over 15 years.

My counseling style is centered on you and is strength based. My approach is uses best practice techniques from many theoretical perspectives. I approach counseling as a partnership as you are the best expert on yourself, within a problem is the solution, and my role is to help facilitate you maximizing your true self and ending self-defeating behaviors. We start where you are at, identify the goals you are motivated to achieve and develop strategies to achieve those goals be they individual and or in your relationships with others.

I look forward to the opportunity to work with you and commend your courage to engage in the work to be your personal best.


  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Relationship issues
  • Parenting issues
  • Depression
  • Coping with life changes
Also experienced in:
Addictions , Family conflicts , Grief , Anger management , Self esteem , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Coaching , Compassion fatigue , ADHD , Antisocial Personality , Caregiver Issues and Stress , Co-morbidity , Codependency , Read more...

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

Years of Experience: 31

Services Offered

  • Messaging

  • Phone

  • Video


LCSW #LCSW-0059 (Expires: 2022-12-31)


Written by C.A. on Dec 14, 2021 after therapy with Nick for 2 weeks

Prof. Caruso immediately knew what to do and had a plan of action after consulting with me and then meeting my daughter. My daughter normally has not taken to any of her counselors, but after meeting with Prof. Caruso she stated she liked him. And she meant it. He is kind, funny, and validating. His experience with students has him dialed in to every issue teenagers are facing and he knows how to handle them with care. Highly recommended.

Written by D.A. on Oct 07, 2021 after therapy with Nick for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, anger management, and adhd

I would recommend everyone to have a therapist they can speak to. Prof.Caruso is respectful and attentive. You can tell that he cares deeply and tries to find different ways that the therapy will work for the unique individual. I think this is one of the most important emotion to feel as a patient-that the person cares about your well being. Prof.Caruso is goal based, with me anyways. It’s nice to have someone to message about that thoughts I have and receive wise responses that comes from years of education and experience. It’s my 3rd week into therapy with Prof.Caruso and I am happy that I have started. I would truly recommend it for everyone.

Written by K.I. on Oct 02, 2021 after therapy with Nick for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, and adhd

Nick has helped me so much during these past few months. Even better yet, he has been teaching me how to help myself. He is very easy to talk to and has lots of experience which he is able to apply to my situation and give advice.

Written by S.U. on Jun 07, 2021 after therapy with Nick for 1 month

Nick has been amazing with myself and my daughter. He encourages me as a parent and keeps in contact, but doesn’t give me details about my daughter’s session allowing her to have her own autonomy. My daughter connects well with him and is far more communicative with us, as her parents. I would highly recommend Nick to any teen who struggles with anxiety and depression.

Written by P.A. on Jun 02, 2021 after therapy with Nick for 3 weeks

Professor Caruso is an excellent teen counselor. He replies promptly to all of my questions and concerns with detailed and thoughtful answers. My son really seems to appreciate and respect him. I have seen a noticeable difference in my son since he started working with Professor Caruso, and I would definitely recommend him to other parents.

Written by L.U. on May 22, 2021 after therapy with Nick for 1 week on issues concerning depression, addictions, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, and career difficulties

Professor Caruso has been a blessing. He is very knowledgeable and helpful in my time of need. His advice has covered a variety of my issues varying from substance addiction counseling to relationship advice. His kindness and patience make him easy to talk to. He is down to earth and goal oriented which makes his advice easy to follow. He never feels judgmental and it truly feels like he listens deeply and actually cares about me. I would highly recommend his services to anyone struggling. Thank you for all your help Professor Caruso.