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
Weekend Availability

Offices

130 South Euclid Ave
Pasadena, California 91101

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My Approach to Helping

Are you stuck in painful, destructive or unhelpful patterns in your thoughts or behavior? Welcome. I have a warm, active, and curious therapy style. My goal is to support you in finding deep, sustainable healing, whatever that looks like for you. In therapy you will have the opportunity to explore your life and attend to both your wounds and strengths in a safe, open-minded environment. Additionally, you will have the opportunity to acquire concrete skills for managing thoughts, emotions and relationships.

More Info About My Practice

I have an eclectic approach that prioritizes self-understanding and mindfulness. I am trained in multiple 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. I have a strengths-based approach and work hard to understand you in the unique context of where you come from and where you want to go.

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 and perfectionism, as well as with survivors of sexual assault. 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

Languages

  • English

Groups I Work With

    I work with many artists and have special insight into the specific concerns of individuals in high stress or creative careers. Additionally, I'm proud to serve the LGBT community.

Client Concerns I Treat

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

Types of Therapy

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