Carmen is a psychotherapist practicing in New York City. She has a Master's degree in clinical social work from New York University. She works with individuals on issues of anxiety and depression, and uses an insight-oriented approach to help uncover and explore contributing root causes including transitions, identity, trauma, and grief and loss.
Carmen has a warm, open, and interactive manner, and practices with culturally-sensitive, trauma-informed, and strengths-based lenses.
Prior to becoming a psychotherapist, Carmen had a 20-year career working for global advertising agencies, and as a consultant. She is also a parent, and has experienced working in the corporate world while raising young children, as well as being a stay-at-home mom.
Due to Covid-19, Carmen is currently only conducting video sessions.
Race & cultural identity - Exploring topics of racial, cultural, and ethnic background as it relates to one’s family origins and personal identity
Cultural adjustment - Acclimating to a new environment; managing stress and coping with feelings of loss and separation from familiar people and places
Self-esteem - Cultivating self-compassion, assertiveness, and confidence; developing ways to reduce suffering, anxiety, social withdrawal, and self-neglect
Loss and grief - Emotionally preparing for the anticipated passing of a loved one; managing feelings and reactions to a death or loss of significance; support during the process of healing and acceptance
Life transitions - Coping with difficult or impactful life changes, such as moving to a new area, relationship transitions, child rearing, or career changes; learning self-care to better manage resulting stress
Existential crisis & challenges - Supportive exploration of meaning and purpose in one’s life; finding one’s path in the face of existential anxiety, dread, and feelings of meaninglessness
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Institute for Contemporary Psychotherapy, 2019 - Present
East Side Community High School, 2018 - 2019
New York University, MSW, 2020
University of Western Ontario, BA, 1994