“Difficult Roads Often Lead to Beautiful Destinations.”
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker serving the Las Vegas and Henderson community with over 15 years of experience in the mental health realm. I provide psychotherapy, parent training, group therapy, and self-development services for adults, adolescents and children. My background in social work has allowed me to view the person in the whole system of their lives and assist individuals in dealing with mental health struggles as well as attaining emotional wellness. I primarily use cognitive behavioral therapy as the groundwork for making change, but I consider myself eclectic as each individual, family and situation are highly unique.
I started out in Las Vegas working as a therapist for a local non profit contracted to work with the child welfare system and later became the clinical director of the treatment home program. Starting out with a struggling and traumatized population has been invaluable to my work as a therapist. With time, I have noticed that although situations are unique, we all have experiences, both positive and negative through our lives that shape who we become and the goals we try to accomplish.
My last 8 years of private practice and contract work have focused on anxiety, depression and grief primarily. However within these broad subject matters I have recently taken extensive post graduate continuing education and have studied literature in the following areas:
- Complicated Grief (Columbia University)
- School refusal
- Anxiety and Food Allergy
- Depression due to chronic illness
- Highly gifted children and adults
Additionally, I have been working with many professionals in the community to assist them in ensuring that although they have successfully accomplished their professional goals, it may be time to focus on their life and emotional wellness goals. This is the area I refer to as self-development.
For additional information on publications, experience history and education please refer to my curriculum vitae.
Joann Carter serves Las Vegas and Henderson, Nevada as a certified therapist with over 11 years of experience.
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA
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