Carla has spent most of her life in Lenawee County serving, youth, families, and those in need. She has extensive training and experience working with trauma recovery, sexual assault/abuse, domestic violence, childhood abuse and neglect, depression, anxiety, and Bi-Polar Disorder. Carla especially likes to work with people who are going through transitions in their lives. You decide the journey and bring the strengths, Carla will guide with an integrated psychotherapy approach designed to compliment each individual person who walks into her office. Carla values the experiences, strength, and knowledge of every human and therefore believes that no one knows more about you, than you! Clients can expect a gentle spirit that supports you unconditionally in an environment that is calm, nurturing, and inviting. Prior to becoming a therapist, Carla worked as a teacher, director of a teen center, and Foster Parent. She is an Ally and advocate for those that are often oppressed and marginalized in society, especially women, people of color, and those that identify as part of the LGBTQIA+ community. She honors your experiences and welcomes the opportunity to learn from you as she brings resources to enhance your journey. Carla is an avid reader and recently been enjoying British Crime novels. She enjoys the animals of her hobby farm including goats, chickens, cats, and of course her anxious therapy dog. Carla is the proud mother of 4 strong, resilient children who range in age from 3-15. She manages all this with her husband of 22 years. Carla's favorite activities are always with her family and include travel (when COVID allows), time in nature, sports, art, and laughter. She very much looks forward to meeting you and would be honored to join you on your journey. Currently accepting new clients ages 12 and up. Experience with a variety of diagnosis, including chronic mental illness and co-occurring substance use and mental health. Offering both in-person and virtual appointments.