Margena Carter, Carter Carter Therapeutic Services Founder:
I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Social Worker and Professional Life Coach who specializes in personal growth, relationship and career counseling. I hold a Master's Degree in Clinical Psychology from Antioch University of Los Angeles and I am confident my education and experience working in clinical settings combined with my dedication to support clients in optimum living and coping will help you in reaching your goals.
Throughout my career I've worked in private practice, psychiatric hospitals, intensive in-patients and outpatient divisions. My skills and abilities widely range from managing clinical services department to conducting corporate trainings. As a therapist, counselor, medical social worker and life coach, I have facilitated individual and group therapy sessions, provided case management, client de-escalation and many other therapeutic techniques using an array of principals and approaches. I have had the opportunity to treat adults and children experiencing homelessness and mental illness. Many were co-occurring with emotional and physical disabilities, addictions, terminal diseases and other disorders.
My work with non-profit organizations and my professional affiliations with the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapy have afforded me the opportunity to treat individuals and families, many under privileged and at risk. In these settings I’ve provided school and residential counseling, play therapy, anger management and cognitive behavioral therapy. Additionally, I have appeared on several television networks as a Relationship Expert.
I am a collaborative, solution-focused, mindful, humanistic therapist. Through this approach, I provide support and practical feedback to help clients effectively address personal life challenges. I also integrate behavioral techniques and helpful assignments to offer a highly-personalized program tailored to you. With compassion and understanding, I work with you to help build on your strengths and attain the personal growth you are committed to achieving.
Annalisa Thomas, Licensed Clinical Social Worker:
Welcome, and Congratulations on taking the first step towards personal growth. I would love to be a part of your journey toward a better you. Have you been troubled by difficult thoughts, emotions, or circumstances? I invite you into a safe, judgement free, and trusting environment where you can discuss your feelings, needs, and life challenges.
I have more than seven years’ experience in the mental health field. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of California. I specialize in Depression, Anxiety, Trauma, Women Health Issues, Fertility Issues, Infant and Pregnancy Loss, Military issues, and Self-Esteem. My experience includes work with adolescents, young adults, and older adults. I use the therapeutic modalities in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy to treat depression and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy to increase emotional regulation when experiencing difficult emotions. I am a certified Trauma Professional and Trauma Focused-Cognitive Behavior Therapy.
I am a therapist who works with you to identify your goals and your challenges. In addition, I will help you to see the strengths inside of yourself that can help you to reach your goal and overcome life’s trauma and challenges.
No matter our age or background we all go through periods in life where we struggle and need some extra support.