Carol Carlson, Psychologist in Irvine
I treat psychological or relationship pain by taking a results-oriented approach. When someone suffers from a medical disorder, the doctor does a comprehensive assessment of the problem in order to come up with a correct diagnosis. If the diagnosis is incorrect, treatment will lead to ongoing wasted time. I am a skilled diagnostician who has had referrals from physicians throughout the years for patients who were non-responsive to treatment. Once correctly diagnosed, I develop a treatment plan then we work together to accomplish goals so you can be free from the psychological anguish that led you to seek help.
Specialties include working with marriage / couples issues (utilizing psychological assessments to deepen relational insight) along with adolescents & adults suffering from trauma, loss, grief or any other emotional pain requiring results-oriented, intensive therapy. Expertise in: loss by Suicide or Homicide; Trauma caused by Abuse; PTSD; Attachment Issues; Depression; Family Conflict; Executive Coaching and Forensics.
Before becoming a Psychologist, I spent my career in private industry thus I am extremely focused on achieving effective results in the treatment of psychological disorders. For someone to have psychological pain requiring endless therapy = malpractice from my perspective. Effective treatment leads to emotional health so one can move beyond therapy.
Call Carol Carlson for a free phone consultation now - (949) 529-5607

Qualifications

  • Years in Practice: 20+ Years
  • School: Boston University
  • Year Graduated: 1994
  • License No. and State: PSY14518 California

Finances

  • Avg Cost (per session): $250 - $300
  • Accepts Insurance: Yes
  • Accepted Payment Methods: ACH Bank transfer, Cash, Check

Accepted Insurance Plans
  • Anthem
  • Blue Cross
  • Out of Network
Verify your health insurance coverage when you arrange your first visit.

Additional Credentials

  • Degree: Pepperdine University/Master's Degree
  • Year graduated: 1988
  • Degree: University of Minnesota/Bachelor's Degree
  • Year graduated: 1982

Carol Carlson's Groups

Suicide Survivors

This group is for adults, parents, adult children, or individuals who have lost a family member or loved one to suicide. This group is an incredibly effective way to work through the guilt, shame, rejection, abandonment, emotional / relational / psychological devastation resulting from this most tragic type of loss. The group combines psycho-social education while focusing on movement towards healing. Without facing the pain resulting in death by suicide, relationships are usually negatively affected and the risk for long-term trauma (PTSD) exists. The group focus is: achieving deep healing while working through the complex grief process following death by suicide.

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Suicide Survivors

This group is for individuals who have lost a family member or loved one to suicide. This group is an effective way to work through the trauma of rejection, abandonment, guilt, shame, anger and emotional / psychological devastation resulting from this unique and most tragic type of loss. The group combines psychological education about suicide while focusing on movement towards healing. Without facing the pain resulting in death by suicide, future relationships are usually negatively affected and the risk for PTSD exists. The group focus is on achieving deep healing while working through the complex grief process following death by suicide. Please call to personally discuss.

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Specialties

  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Relationship Issues
  • Child or Adolescent

Issues

  • Addiction
  • Adoption
  • Anxiety
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Career Counseling
  • Depression
  • Divorce
  • Eating Disorders
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Family Conflict
  • Forensics & Faith-Based Therapy (X-tian)
  • Grief
  • Infertility
  • Life Coaching
  • Parenting
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Spirituality
  • Suicidal Ideation

Mental Health

  • Dissociative Disorders
  • Impulse Control Disorders
  • Mood Disorders

Client Focus

Religious Orientation: Christian

Age

  • Preteens / Tweens (11 to 13)
  • Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
  • Adults

Categories

  • Aviation Professionals
  • Cancer
  • Gay Clients
  • Heterosexual Clients

Treatment Approach

Treatment Orientation

  • Coaching
  • Family / Marital
  • Psychodynamic
  • Psychological Testing and Evaluation
  • Relational

Modality

  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Family
Last Modified: 10 May 2016
Carol Carlson, Psychologist in Irvine

Carol Carlson

Psychologist