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Carson McCarthy, LPC Associate
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Supervised by Stacey Helm, LPC-S

Senior Counselor
Specialized in Neurodiversity, Trauma (Cognitive Processing Therapy)

“Nature held me close and seemed to find no fault with me.” Leslie Feinberg


Hello!! I’m so excited to see you here taking steps to learn, grow, and heal. Finding a counselor who works for you can be exhausting at times, but just the fact that you’re here and looking around means you’re headed in the right direction. 

I work well with people who are looking for in-depth discussions on how to gain insight and build compassion for themselves, as well as want to improve on the already innate skills we possess in taking care of ourselves. Within all of us are healthy and unhealthy coping skills- I hope to help you flush out and reinforce healthy ones while also letting go of the shame we feel for our unhealthy ones. We’re humans! We won’t get it right every time and that’s ok. Genuineness, authenticity, and non-judgmental acceptance with a healthy dose of empathic confrontation are main tenants of how I approach both my work and my life, so if that’s something that resonates with you it would be a pleasure to see if we are a good fit for your healing journey. 

I’ve worked with a wide variety of people and hope to explore all walks of life. From families with unhealthy power structures to teens with severe mood disorders to couples looking to explore polyamory or ethical non-monogamy to individuals just hoping to find a space to talk, I enjoy getting to know people and helping them learn about themselves and how they operate in the world. I focus heavily on the ways our identities impact how we are able to navigate the world and the importance of addressing the intersectionality of those identities. Sometimes it feels like the world is working against you and sometimes that’s true- I want to help figure out what can be done and what needs to be let go. Balance is key, so let’s figure out what that looks like for you! 

Life can feel incredibly lonely at times, and the world can be an almost unbearably harsh place, but that doesn’t mean there isn’t good out there. Together we can explore the people you keep, the life you lead, and the choices you make so that you can find kindness and pride in the person you are. It takes a lot of courage to admit you need some support, and I hope you’re proud of yourself for taking this step and reaching out. You have your own incredible and unique story, and I would love to get to know you and all the multitudes you contain.

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MORE ABOUT Carson

Rates

Starts at $110/hr*

*Actual rates subject to
counsellor openings

Area of Expertise

Warm, humorous, affirming, empathic, and relaxed approach 

Personal growth, self-actualization, finding meaning, and mindful acceptance 

Person-centered, relational cultural theory, existentialism


Services

Adolescent Counseling
Individual Counseling

Works With

Academic Pressure
Anxiety & Stress
Bullying
Career Transitions
Caregiver Fatigue
Chronic Illness
Communication Issues
Conflict Resolution
Death & Dying
Depression/Low Mood
Development Trauma
Divorce
Domestic Violence
Exploring Sexuality/Sexual Expression
Gender Identity
Grief & Loss
Identity Development/Exploration
Imposter Syndrome
Inner Critic/Negative Self Talk
Interrupted Sleep/Insomnia
Issues Related to Oppression
Issues with Parents
Life Transitions
Loneliness/Isolation
Low Self-Esteem
Neurodivergence (ADD/Autism)
Non-Monogamy/Polyamory
Obsessive/Compulsive Tendencies
Parenting
Perfectionism
Personal Growth
Premarital Issues
Problem Thoughts
Problems at School
Problems at Work
Relationship Issues
Relationship to Food/Body
Relationship to Social Media
Social Skills Development
Spirituality
Substance Use
Trauma
Troubled Childhood
Troublesome Behaviors

Techniques & Experience

Anxiety alleviation experience
CBT oriented
DBT trained/informed
EFT (Emotion Focused Therapy)
Focused on practicing skills
Helpful with mid-20's challenges
IFS (Parts work)
Integrates art therapies
Mindfulness modalities
Practices from an anti-racist lens
Solution-focused/Brief Therapy
Trauma-focused

Qualities

Active sense of humor
Anxiety alleviation experience
Calm & slow-paced
Enjoys working with first-time therapy clients
Enjoys working with midlife adults
Enjoys working with older adults
Enjoys working with young adults
Experienced in raising children
Friendly & direct
Identity Affirming
LGBTQIA+ Affirming
Lived experience/Identity affirming
Nonjudgmental
Patient
Social Media Savvy
Spiritually sensitive
Warm & caring
Youthful

ADDITIONAL INFO

Clinical Supervision

Stacey Helm, MA, LPC-S, CTC

59 TX-150 Loop

Bastrop, TX 78602


512/321-6161

Contact Carson

512-201-4501 ext 336

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