My Approach to Helping
Lacy believes in the healing power of being able to share your story. She strives to create a safe environment where people are comfortable to be open and vulnerable because when our stories go untold, we end up feeling lonely, without purpose, unloved, or unworthy. Her goal is to create wholeness and connection through therapy and the sharing of each person’s story.
She believes a good match between therapist and patient is essential for success. Lacy is passionate about working with clients with ADHD and teaching clients strategies related to executive functioning skills. Presenting issues that she regularly treats also include anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, and personal growth. Whatever your concern is, as a unique therapeutic alliance develops, Lacy’s goal is to support you in a safe and confidential environment.
Lacy is a mother to an elementary age, high-energy, but so much fun boy, as well as a very involved aunt. When time allows, Lacy loves to travel. She has done extensive volunteer work with victims of domestic violence in both Guatemala and Peru.
Lacy Carpenter is a Licensed Professional Counselor. She received her master’s degree in Mental Health Counseling from MidAmerica Nazarene University. Lacy has also completed training as an educational advocate and focuses much of her continuing education to learn more about treating clients with ADHD and related coexisting diagnoses. Previous experience includes addressing mental health concerns with teenagers and young adults in both inpatient and outpatient settings. As well as reinforcing skills in school settings.
Lacy operates primarily from a framework of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, and Strength-Based Therapy. Lacy works mostly as a contract therapist with the Olathe School District at Summit Trail, Mission Trail, and Prairie Trail. She also offers in office and Telehealth appointments. During spring and summer, Lacy also offers walk & talk therapy at local parks.
It takes courage to seek a more fulfilling life and to take the first step toward change. Please reach out to me with any questions you may have about starting therapy.