My Approach to Helping
Helping others heal, grow, and thrive every day brings great meaning to my life. I know from personal experience how life can sometimes feel unbearable. I also know from personal experience what it is like to work closely with a gifted psychologist to create a new perspective and a new life that are even better before. I am passionate about providing the highest-quality mental health services to each of my clients and would love the opportunity to team up with you to help through this tough time.
Please feel free to reach out—whether you want to schedule a free consultation, need some handoutsresources, or just have some questions—and allow me the honor of serving you as a local resource. I am happy to listen to your needs, discuss your options, and then point you in the right direction to help you find the care you are looking for, whether it is with me or another provider.
I am the founder of Insight Psychology Center, Inc. and the 2020 President of the Orange County Psychological Association. I specialize in providing compassionate and scientifically supported individual and group psychotherapy, Gottman Method Couples Therapy, and personal growthskills groups. It would be a real pleasure to work with you!
More Info About My Practice
ONLINE SESSIONS ARE AVAILABLE
At Insight Psychology Center, Inc., we offer you the convenience of attending your sessions in person at our lovely Newport Beach, CA location, andor you can work with Dr. Carey online (this is called "telehealth") through our HIPAA-compliant, secure web portal. Web sessions are simple to set up and many of our clients enjoy the option of meeting with Dr. Carey in the comfort of their own homes. Busy professionals also appreciate the convenience of scheduling a session during down-time at their office without having to deal with the hassle of traffic or drive time. Please contact us to find out more about our telehealth option.
Groups are limited to 5 clients. Weekly meetings take place via secure, online video; join a meeting from anywhere with your phone or computer. Cost: $45 per 90-minute group meeting.
Support for First Responders (ONLINE Support Group); Mondays 7-8:30pm
This ongoing support group was created exclusively for COVID-19 first responders. In our group, you will have the opportunity to share advice, gain new perspectives, improve resiliency, and learn new coping skills—all while interacting with others who are navigating similar experiences. Multiple groups and times are available, depending on need. Participation is FREE May 1 through June 15, 2020; after that, you may choose to continue this ongoing weekly group at $55 per 90-minute meeting.
Stressed-Out! (ONLINE Support Group); Mondays 5-6:30pm
Led by a compassionate and highly-experienced group leader (Dr. Carey), this ongoing support group will provide you with a safe and caring environment in which to share your worries, battle feelings of isolation, receive (and provide to others) healthy social support, make new friends, and learn valuable skills to improve your ability to relax, sleep better, reduce stress, and feel more calm.
Self-Care for Women (ONLINE Support Group); Wednesday 7-8:30pm
This support group is for you if you are ready to make yourself a priority and engage in regular self-care activities. Led by a compassionate and highly-experienced group leader (Dr. Carey), this ongoing support group will provide you with a safe and caring environment in which to share your struggles about self-care, develop better self-care habits, and receive support from a group of wonderful women.
Specific Issue(s) I'm Skilled at Helping With
Gottman Method Couples Therapy
Does having a healthy relationship seem impossible right now? It doesn?t have to be. It would be my privilege to help you and your partner grow closer, and more connected, while improving your conflict management skills and eliminating the behaviors that are destroying your relationship. Please contact me today for a free consultation so I can answer your questions and help you get the solutions you are looking for!
Dr. Carey is dedicated to the well-being of her clients. She has had the opportunity to work successfully with a variety of couples, both in-person and online (via a secure, HIPAA-compliant, video platform). She has experience in providing individually tailored marital therapy and pre-marital counseling. Additionally, she has helped couples looking for help with healing after an affair, and those seeking an amicable break-up or divorce. Dr. Carey also specializes in treating issues related to depression, anxiety, traumatic stress (e.g., PTSD, issues related to childhood abuse), grief, and life transitions.
On the Fence About Going to Therapy?
Why not try a Group?
It has been well-established that group therapy is an effective method for targeting the relational aspects of symptoms, behaviors, thoughts, and emotions. In a group, the relationships between members, as well as with the group leader, begin to form and each member's longstanding social patterns emerge.
Hope builds as a members witnesses others in similar situations heal and grow. The sense of isolation and being secretly "defective" dissolve as it is discovered that other people have been through the same awful experiences. Finding out that you are not alone can provide a huge sense of relief and even help the healing process. Clients who enter feeling a deep sense of having nothing to offer anyone else find they can be of importance to others. This can boost self-esteem and begin the process of thinking in a new way. With the help of a highly skilled group therapist, clients can work within the group to learn to attune to their interactional style, improve the way they respond to others, be less judgmental, and even have more empathy.
It is worth noting that many clients think joining a group of strangers seems intimidating, but (again, with a very skilled group therapist leading the way), these strangers can become a new support network, a sounding board for all sorts of issues and ideas, a source of specific ideas for improving a difficult or challenging situation. Listening to the problems of others can help you put your problems into perspective and also help you learn how different people with different personalities and backgrounds look at situations in different ways.
The bottom line here, is that group therapy is a great modality all by itself, and it is often just what is needed to round out individual treatment.