Carla Carter, Ed.D., LCPC, CMPC, EMDR Certified
Dr. Carter began her career working in education. She received her Bachelor’s Degree in Special Education from Northern Illinois University. She furthered her education at National Louis University by earning her first Master’s Degree in Curriculum and Instruction. Dr. Carter went on to earn her Doctorate in Education and System Reform from Loyola University in Chicago. Upon deciding to change careers, she attended Adler School of Professional Psychology and earned a Master’s Degree in Counseling with an emphasis in mental skills and performance.
Dr. Carla Carter works with individuals dealing with a variety of issues such as depression, trauma, anxiety, and adjusting to new life circumstances. She specializes in helping those struggling with compulsive overeating as well as those struggling to overcome traumatic events. She finds that the combination of CBT, EMDR, and mindfulness techniques provide her clients with the tools needed to overcome the obstacles in their life.
As a certified mental performance consultant, she works with coaches, athletes, and parents to overcome barriers that they may be experiencing while involved in sport. Either as a team or individual, mental skills help clients gain an edge in their sport as well as in their everyday life.
“I’m passionate about working with people to solve their own problems. Everyone has the capacity to resolve their issues and lead a healthy life but not everyone realizes they have the tools. Some need help discovering these tools so they can develop a healthier life.”