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Hi, My name is Carly!

“Parents, true growth and healing in your home does not start with your child changing. It starts with YOU changing”.

I am currently accepting new clients!

My Story

My name is Carly Rowan, and I am a licensed professional counselor.  I am a Ph.D. student pursuing my Counseling Education and Supervision degree from Liberty University. I completed my degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at LeTourneau University. I also completed my undergraduate degree in Psychology from Tabor College. In addition, I will be featured in the upcoming publication of Marquis Who’s Who in America. I am a member of the American Counseling Association (ACA).

 

I focus on issues related to children, adolescents, and families. While my expertise involves working primarily with children and adolescents, I provide counseling for all ages and varying relational and clinical issues, including but not limited to autism, ADHD, abuse, depression, anxiety, suicidal ideation, and additional problems that have affected my clients’ respective families. Through extensive training, I am considered a Certified Autism Specialist and a Certified ADHD Professional. I have also led groups to teach appropriate values, social skills, and relationship-building tactics to the groups’ members and provided educational groups to parents of children recently diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder.   

 

I also utilize a trained therapy dog named Packer that will at times be present in session with me. Research shows many benefits to animal-assisted therapy.

 

Benefits

  • Animals provide a sense of security and emotional support. Dogs offer unconditional acceptance and positive regard.

  • Animals can promote relaxation. Research has demonstrated that petting an animal can help lower blood pressure, heart rate, and increase oxytocin (a feel-good chemical in the brain).

  • Animals can help the client learn frustration tolerance and other anger management techniques.

  • Animals can help in the areas of focus and attention.

  • Animals can be instruments of learning, which can increase self-confidence and self-esteem.

  • Animals offer humor and fun due to their playful nature.

  • Animals in therapy ask for clients to develop empathy, nurturance, and responsibility, and model other skills like forgiveness and patience.

I am excited to work with you to bring wellness to your nest!

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