carrie wheaton

Carrie has many years of combined work and volunteer experience working with adults, children, and families in community outreach, mental health residential care, and in-home care services. She has her Bachelor of Arts degree in Social and Behavioral Studies through George Fox University and is currently a student at George Fox University pursuing the degree of Masters of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling.

About Carrie

Experience:
Caring for a loved one or having your own mental health issues can be overwhelming. Having a solid support system in place and connecting with appropriate resources can help you navigate life’s challenges. Carrie’s life experience, education, and work/volunteer history has shown her that it is essential to treat the whole person to find balance in your mind, body, and spirit. As individuals, and in relationship to others, we need to find ways to connect, discover our strengths, and develop a positive self-image. Carrie is passionate about working with clients coping with severe mental illness, chronic medical conditions, elder care, and families impacted by substance abuse, domestic violence, or neurological issues (ASD, ADHD, Alzheimer’s disease).


Counseling Approach:

People usually enter counseling after trying everything they can think of. Counseling is an impartial and non-judgmental way to explore other possibilities. Carrie offers a safe place to talk about what is not working for you now and where you would like to see improvement. She is trained in Cognitive, Behavioral, Psychoanalytic, Humanistic, and Systems theories. Her approach is Person-Centered, Humanistic, and Solution Focused. These approaches can help those struggling with anxiety/depression, life transitions, relational issues, and spiritual problems. Carrie believes we may have no control over what happens to us - but can develop our own coping skills to help us meet those challenges head on. And we can always have faith and embrace life in grace, while hoping for the best possible outcome. 


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Carrie provides telehealth and in-person services for Oregon and Washington residents. 

*In person can only occur when requested and is dependent upon client proof of vaccination. Masks would be required at all times.