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Carla Harper Psychotherapy, LPC

Carla Harper is a licensed professional counselor (LPC) with a broad base of counseling experience with children, adolescents, and families. Her areas of emphasis include mood disorders, anxiety disorders, bipolar disorder, and autism spectrum disorders. She views mental health holistically, incorporating the roles of mind, body, and spirit as key components to healthy living.

Specialties
  • Anxiety and Panic Disorders
  • General relationship challenges (family, friends, co-workers)
  • ADD/ADHD
  • Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • Trauma and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
Finances
  • $ $ $ $ $
    $140-200
  • UnitedHealthcare
  • Oxford Health Plans
  • Aetna
  • UMR
  • Oscar
  • UHC Student Resources
  • Out-of-pocket
Locations
Licensed in
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  • Connecticut
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“I have considerable experience working with adolescents who have suffered from various types of physical and/or sexual abuse, varying degrees of trauma, dysfunctional family systems, and physical disabilities.”
What was your path to becoming a therapist?
Becoming a therapist wasn't always what I thought I would do with my life. Honestly, it was the many people around me who, for whatever reason, felt comfortable telling me their life stories who pushed me in this direction. Somehow, I always knew what to say or how to give them the encouragement they needed. When I decided to go back to school to pursue a career, it only made sense to go into what I naturally did: Therapy.
What should someone know about working with you?
I have considerable experience working with adolescents who have suffered from various types of physical and/or sexual abuse, varying degrees of trauma, dysfunctional family systems, and physical disabilities. A majority of my success has been in the areas of teen social issues, divorce, couples, and self-harm.
What are you most excited about within the evolving mental health landscape?
Telehealth has changed the medical and behavioral health world, and I don't imagine it going back to the way it was. I am excited by the prospect of reaching new clients who previously wouldn't have sought therapy. I believe that telehealth allows clients to avoid the negative stigma that much of the world still has toward therapy. It puts them in a more comfortable setting, allowing them to open up.
“A majority of my success has been in the areas of teen social issues, divorce, couples, and self-harm.”
Interested in speaking with Carla?