Grace Carter

Grace Carter (She/Her)

Professional Counselor Associate

Supervisor: Tever Nickerson, LPC

I am a creative and intuitive counselor, with a warm and relational style.

Client Status

accepting clients

Contact

971.282.3871

2926 N.E. Flanders St.

Portland, 97232

At a Glance

Me

Rate: $120-$130

Provides free initial consultation

Services

  • Individual
  • Relationship
  • Teen

Insurances Accepted

My Ideal Client

Maybe you feel like nothing you do is good enough, sapping your energy and joy from life. Your critical inner voice as at a volume 10, and things just don’t feel worth attempting to do anymore. Generally, you feel worn out, and tired of repeating the same patterns. You feel alone. You wish for a feeling of peace with who you are, and a sense of confidence and clarity in your way forward. You want to feel joy and have a sense of contentment with your loved ones. You want to live your life!

How I Can Help You

I offer sessions that can target the specific areas that you are wanting to address. I offer trauma informed talk therapy and creative/somatic therapies for creative thinkers. Clients who work with me appreciate my warmth and compassion, and my illuminating insights. Check out my website and book a free consultation today!

Why I Became a Therapist

I’m no different from the clients I see. Like everyone else, I'm a human who has made many human mistakes. I've been through wonderful and difficult experiences. These experiences have shaped who I am, and how I help clients. Throughout my younger years as an adult, I struggled with emotional wounds that created real difficulty in my personal and professional life. During that time, I worked with a therapist whose warmth and guidance created a path for healing and peace. It was one of the most important and profound experiences of my adult life. I realized that I wanted to be a part of this journey with others, as a guide. I feel true awe and gratitude at being entrusted to do this work. I believe in this process and I have been through it myself. There’s no doubt, my life experiences are what led me to become the therapist I am today.

Techniques I Use

Specialties

  • Internal Family Systems (IFS) External link

    Internal Family Systems (IFS) uses Family Systems theory—the idea that individuals cannot be fully understood in isolation from the family unit—to develop techniques and strategies to effectively address issues within a person’s internal community or family. This evidence-based approach assumes each individual possesses a variety of sub-personalities, or “parts,” and attempts to get to know each of these parts better to achieve healing.

  • Psychodynamic  External link

    In psychodynamic therapy, therapists help people gain insight into their lives and present-day problems. They also evaluate patterns people develop over time. To do this, therapists review certain life factors with a person in therapy: emotions, thoughts, early life experiences and beliefs. Recognizing recurring patterns can help people see how they avoid distress or develop defense mechanisms to cope. This insight may allow them to begin changing those patterns.

  • Somatic Therapy (Body Centered) External link

    A modality grounded in the mind-body connection, somatic psychotherapy is the largest branch of somatic psychology. Contemporary practitioners of somatic therapy believe that viewing the mind and body as one entity is essential to the therapeutic process. This mind/body entity will move toward healing and growth of its own accord, given the right environment, and interpersonal interactions, when conducted in a safe and respectful manner, can positively impact and help regulate the mind/body.

  • Emotionally Focused External link

    Emotionally focused therapy, an intervention based on scientific study of adult love and bonding processes in couples, is designed to address distress in the intimate relationships of adults. Strategies from emotionally focused therapy can also be used in family therapy to help family members connect and improve emotional attachment. Couples seeking counseling to improve their relationships may find this method a beneficial approach, as it can help people better understand both their own emotion

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