Celeste Carlson,MA

Celeste Carlson,MA

Telehealth Available
Professions: Psychotherapist
License Status: I'm a therapist practicing under supervision. Supervisor: Psychologist
Primary Credential: Psychological Associate - 94027364


Pasadena, California 91101

My Approach to Helping

Hi there! I want to give you a warm welcome. Do you find yourself living life on autopilot? Maybe you're moving throughout the world without deep thought or feeling – simply doing. Well, I believe there is much more to life than that! You may be thinking about trying therapy but feel stuck in the process of getting started. Sometimes the first step is the hardest and finding a therapist you connect with, someone who truly sees you, is so vital to your healing process. I hope to use compassion, warmth, authenticity, and a little humor to help you navigate that experience.

My goal is to help you reconnect to yourself, the people, and things that reinvigorate you. I will help you to look inward at parts of yourself, some that may be unknown to you, and explore how these parts are played out in your relationships (including the one with yourself!) Reflecting on these old stuck patterns can help you evolve and grow. It can also give you the chance to understand who you want to be and what you need in order to truly thrive. I know there is far more to you than the bad things that have happened – so I want to celebrate the wonderful parts of who you are too! I believe laughter is one of life’s greatest creations, and I hope to make our time together one that you can enjoy.

My approach to therapy is integrative, meaning that I use techniques from several theories about how people change. My foundation is rooted in relational psychoanalysis - I see our early developmental relationships and experiences as a guide for who we become. I believe the therapeutic relationship is powerful, and can help us engage in new ways and learn more about our connection with ourselves and others.

Everyone deserves a life lived in joy and personal freedom! If you’re interested in connecting to see if we’d be a good fit together, please email me to set up a free 15-minute consultation. I offer in-person and telehealth services!

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Ages I Work With

  • Adults
  • Elders


  • English

Groups I Work With

    Adults, emerging adults, couples, religious and developmental trauma, stress and anxiety, depression, identity exploration, communication problems, life adjustmentstransitions, existential crisis, relational concerns, grief and bereavement.

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Abandonment
  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Anxiety
  • Attachment Issues
  • Codependency / Dependency
  • Communication Problems
  • Depression
  • Family of Origin Issues
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Identity Issues
  • Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance
  • Posttraumatic Stress / Trauma
  • Relationships and Marriage

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