Allison Carter, LCSW, Clinical Social Work in Pasadena, California, 91101

Allison Carter, LCSW

Allison Carter, LCSW

Professions: Clinical Social Worker, Mental Health Counselor, Psychotherapist
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: LCSW - 75499
Billing and Insurance:

I don't currently accept insurance, but I can provide documentation if clients wish to submit to an insurance company for "out of network" benefit coverage

Fees: My standard fee is $150 for a 50 minute session for individual therapy. I offer sliding scale appointments based on availability and need.

If you would like to submit for reimbursement from insurance I'm happy to walk you through the process.

Shoot me an email or give me a call! I provide a free phone consultation where you can ask any questions and get a feel for my style.
Free Initial Consultation
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130 South Euclid Ave
Pasadena, California 91101

My Approach to Helping

Are you stuck in outdated fears or routines and hoping to take the next step towards feeling healthy, courageous, creative, and fulfilled? Welcome. I have a warm, active, and curious therapy style. My goal is to support you in connecting fully with yourself for deep, sustainable healing. In therapy you will have the opportunity to explore your life and attend to your wounds and strengths in a safe, open-minded environment. Additionally, you will have the opportunity to acquire new skills, solve problems and learn concrete strategies to help you feel better. I love what I do and look forward to supporting you on your journey.

More Info About My Practice

I have an eclectic approach that prioritizes compassion and mindfulness. I am trained in mindfulness-based therapies including DBT and the Trauma Resiliency Model, and also pull from cognitive behavioral, feminist and creative arts therapies as is relevant to your needs and goals.

Specific Issue(s) I'm Skilled at Helping With

I specialize in working with clients who have experienced low self esteem, eating disorders, depression, anxiety or perfectionism, as well as with survivors of trauma. Additionally I have special insight into the needs of artists and individuals in creative or high stress careers.

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Services I Provide

  • Creative Arts Therapy
  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Marriage, Couples, or Relationship Counseling
  • Online Counseling / Phone Therapy

Ages I Work With

  • Adults


  • English

Groups I Work With

    Artists, survivors, students

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Anxiety
  • Attachment Issues
  • Body Image
  • Breakup
  • Communication Problems
  • Control Issues
  • Creative Blocks
  • Depression
  • Dissociation
  • Eating and Food Issues
  • Exercise Addiction
  • Fear
  • Identity Issues
  • Inadequacy
  • Individuation
  • Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance
  • Mood Swings / Mood Disturbance
  • Panic
  • Perfectionism
  • Phobias
  • Posttraumatic Stress / Trauma
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • Self-Compassion
  • Shame
  • Social Anxiety / Phobia
  • Stress
  • Trust Issues
  • Worthlessness
  • Young Adult Issues

Types of Therapy

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)
  • Feminist Therapy
  • Mindfulness-Based Interventions
  • Psychodynamic
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