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


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


  • 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.

More about this group


  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Relationship Issues
  • Child or Adolescent


  • 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


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


  • Aviation Professionals
  • Cancer
  • Gay Clients
  • Heterosexual Clients

Treatment Approach

Treatment Orientation

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


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

Carol Carlson