Carter Counseling & Consulting Services
Carter Counseling & Consulting Services
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About Don & Angie Carter
In their private practice, Don and Angie see clients in office as well as online. Don provides a wide range of therapies including standard and modified EMDR (modified for addictions), Clinical Hypnotherapy, Ego-State Therapy, Inner Family Systems Therapy, and many other forms of psychotherapy. Angie provides many of these therapies in the context of addiction treatment with outpatient and intensive out-patient services (IOP) Don and Angie offer state of the art technologies such as HIPPA compliant video conferencing, direct messaging, online courses, and many other highly secure resources.
Don Carter MSW, LCSW
In addition to his private practice, Don is also on staff with Capital Region Physicians at the Center for Mental Wellness in Jefferson City, MO. Don has 30 years experience. His therapies include Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Clinical Hypnosis, Addiction Therapy, Inner Family Systems, Ego-State Therapy, and Inner Child therapies.
Don provides In-Office and Online Therapy, Individual, Couples, Small Groups, Adults and Adolescents, Telephone, Chat, and Email Coaching. Don’s Specialties Include therapies to treat Addictions, Codependency, Adult/Child Syndrome; Mood Disorders such as Depression and Anxiety; and PTSD from Emotional, Sexual, and Physical Trauma.
Angie Carter CRADC, SAP
Angie is a certified substance abuse counselor. She has been an outpatient counselor, Director of a Recovery Center, and is now in private practice at Carter Counseling and Consulting Services. Angie has over 20 years experience. Her practice is focused in the area of Addiction Therapy.
Angie provides in-office and online sessions compatible with 12-steps models. such as 12-Step Recovery, Family Systems, Ego-State Therapy, and Inner Child Therapies. Angie’s specialties include all Chemical Dependency, Codependency, Adult/Child Recovery, Women in Recovery, and Addiction Intervention. She serves adults, adolescents, couples, and families.
Carter Counseling and Consulting Online Resources
Serenity Cafe Academy
At the Serenity Cafe Academy, we have built a huge library of online resources in various formats, including audio, video, online courses, documents, links to web pages, journaling assignments, interactive presentations, CBT activities, and much more. At Serenity Cafe Academy alone there are enough resources to keep one person busy for years.
We have taken the academy to the next level with our new Golden Key Coaching & Counseling Services. For progress between sessions, we make recommendations and assignments from bundles of courses in our counseling and coaching. Our clients get 24-hour access to us and all of our resources.
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Carter Counseling and Consulting Online Client Portal
Secure Client Portal
At Carter Counseling and Consulting Services clients have the convenience of a private HIPPA Compliant secure portal to arrange, reschedule, and cancel appointments in real time. New clients can fill out the initial paperwork through their client portal prior to the first session. This saves time and money because it does not have to be done during the assessment. Clients can also pay for their sessions through the Client Portal with the same level of comfort when banking online because the encryption is the same as bank-level security.
Carter Counseling and Consulting TeleMedicine Sessions
Don and Angie offer online, HIPPA Compliant SecureVideo™ which is powered by best in the industry ZOOM™ web conferencing software. Individual and group sessions are also available online. There is a getting to know you stage that is similar to face-to-face sessions which includes becoming familiar with the technology.
After the first session or two, sessions begin to feel as normal as if in-office. (A good Internet connection is required, telephone sessions are also available if that is not possible)
Carter Counseling and Consulting Home Office
Our Therapy Office
At Carter Counseling and Consulting Services we see clients in our office as well as online. These days, it’s more important to stay connected through as many channels as possible because life moves fast and does not wait for any of us. Online sessions have many benefits, such as no travel time, easier to fit your schedule from home or office, still able to connect when traveling for business or vacation. Even if you are local, you may want to have an occasional online session simply for the convenience. We have busier lives and schedules than ever before. Below are some of the technologies that help us to stay connected…
How to Use Audios for Mental Programming
Learn how to best use meditation music, brainwave entrainment, guided imagery and self-hypnosis audios for reprogramming your subconscious mind. These Serenity Cafe Academy online courses include tips for reprogramming, the Art of Visualization, How to use Audios for reprogramming, and How to create and use Powerful Affirmations. The courses include access to more than 75 audios you can use to practice these new skills.
Carter Counseling and Consulting Therapies
The Iceberg Model
Watch the Video: The “Iceberg” is a unified model of addiction, codependency, and childhood abandonment issues Don developed over the past 30 years. Part one describes the emotional dependency needs of a child and explains the Iceberg as a model. The pain of abandonment, shame, and contempt can set a person up for various types of addictions, chronic depression, anxiety, relationship problems, and so on. We don’t like pain! When we encounter it we are compelled to seek comfort and relief – but NOT from within, we don’t go there! People often sense that addictions, obsessions, compulsions, are just the “Tip of the Iceberg” and that there are usually underlying issues as they are often referred to – and rightly so! However, it is not a good idea to go to the root of the pain without first treating the addictions, mood disorders, complex PTSD and other emotional issues arising from unmet childhood dependency needs.
Thawing Childhood Abandonment Issues Course
Watch the Video: The Thawing Childhood Abandonment Issues book and online course is an “Inner Child” focused, step-by-step approach for grieving abandonment issues and healing the unfinished business of childhood. Since the wounds of unmet childhood needs are emotional in nature, recovery from these wounds needs a healing process emotional in nature. The program integrates journaling, videos, readings, and over 60 Audio programs designed to help release blocked emotions, heal abandonment issues, and resolve inner conflicts from childhood. In Thawing Childhood Abandonment Issues, we explore your “inner landscape” in more detail by looking briefly at the origins of Codependent/Internalizer and CounterDependent/Externalizer tendencies come from unmet dependency needs in the first six of Erik Erikson’s Eight Stages of Human Development.
Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprograming (EMDR)
Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing therapy is an integrative psychotherapy approach that has been extensively researched and proven effective for the treatment of trauma. EMDR therapy includes a set of standardized protocols that incorporate elements from many different treatment approaches. Modified EMDR protocols are being developed rapidly as research and experience accumulate. One of the most promising modified versions of EMDR for Addictions is called Feeling-State Addictions Protocol (FASP) and Feeling-State Image Protocol (FSIP). Don Carter provides EMDR, FSAP, and FSIP to clients in and around Holts Summit, Jefferson City, and Columbia, Missouri
Integrative Psychotherapy is an assimilative eclectic blend of complementary therapy approaches provided on a foundational framework of Erik Erikson’s eight developmental stages of life. In this video the one of the creators of Integrative Psychotherapy, psychologist Richard Erskine Phd., shares his definition and fundamental concepts of this relationally based approach to psychotherapy. Don practices Integrative psychotherapy blending Ego-State therapy, Internal Family Systems therapy, Gestalt therapy, Clinical Hypnosis, EMDR, and other complementary therapies to find the “Golden Key” for change.
The American Society of Clinical Hypnosis (ASCH) offers professional hypnosis training workshops, certification, and networking opportunities to licensed healthcare workers and, at a minimum, must hold a doctorate, PA Certification, APRN, CRNA or masters degree in a health care discipline. Don Carter has Basic, Intermediate, and Advanced training from ASCH. He has been providing Clinical Hypnosis for over 10 years. This eighteen-minute video presents George Glaser, MSW interviewing ASCH member Eric Spiegel, PhD of Philadelphia about the use of clinical hypnosis in his clinical psychology practice. The video is produced by the American Society of Clinical Hypnosis for use by the general public, and psychological and medical professionals.
Frequently Asked Questions
Do you take Insurance?
Because we take self-pay clients only, we are able to keep our fees far below the Usual and Customary Rates (UCR). Other benefits include that your services are more discrete, confidential, and private because they don’t go into a national database as when you use insurance benefits.
How much do sessions cost?
How many sessions will I need?
The number of sessions will be determined by your goal as well as the progress being made from one session to the next. Having said that, the average number of sessions per counseling episode is 12 to 14.
How do I know which technologies are best for me?
With our Therapy Messaging App, we can be connected in real time with HIPPA Compliant security. Do and Angie can draw on videos, audios, online courses, documents, worksheets, journaling activities, links to relevant web pages, and even direct messaging when you have questions or comments. Why wait until your next session and try to cram everything into a one-hour session? If the technology is there, then why not use it?
How do I know which therapy is best for me?
How do I know which therapist is best for me?
How do online sessions work?
It is important to have a webcam and a good internet connection such as high-speed internet and broadband. If that is not possible, then telephone sessions are the next best thing. Our TeleMedicine software is very versatile allowing us to share our screen, make presentations, conduct small groups, do couples counseling online, meet with family members in different locations, and share a whiteboard. We can train families who are spread out at various locations across the country on such topics as how to do an intervention with a loved. The opportunities and possibilities are unlimited.