Carter Counseling & Consulting Services

Holts Summit Counselors, Also Serving Jefferson City, Fulton, and Columbia, Missouri

Carter Counseling & Consulting Services

Golden Key Counseling & Coaching Program

Hi, this is Don Carter. Angie and I are so happy you are here! We built this website to be a resource toolbox for our online and in-person clients. Your success is our success because we want you to experience the freedom that we have experienced. Over the years we found that the “golden key” to success is being equipped with all the right tools at your fingertips when you need them. So, we created the Golden Key Counseling and Coaching Program. We have put together a short video and some information about the Golden Key Program in case you would like to learn more about it. Click the image or the link below to take a look…

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.

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

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 Therapies

Watch the videos to learn more. Or Contact us to arrange a confidential free 20-minute telephone or video consultation.

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

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.

Clinical Hypnosis

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.

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. 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.

So, even if you are local, you may want or need to have an occasional online session simply for convenience. But when you can come for a visit, we strive to have a comfortable and safe place waiting for you!

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Frequently Asked Questions

Do you take Insurance?
No, we do not pursue insurance reimbursement for several reasons. However, we can provide clients with a special invoice called a “Superbill” which has all the relevant information and is accepted by virtually all insurance companies (although they may deny the coverage)

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?
Regular online and in-office sessions are the same rates of $75.00 USD per hour. (30-minute, 60-minute, and 90-minute sessions are available at a prorated fee.)
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?
It is best to take advantage of our 20-minute free initial session. At the end of that session, your counselor or coach will be able to advise you on next steps and technologies that may be best suited for your goals. As a Carter Counseling and Coaching Services client, you will have access to all the resources we have to offer at no additional charge. This means we have all the resources at Serenity Creations Online, Serenity Cafe Academy, Serenity Creations Estore and Internet-of-the-Mind.com at our disposal in helping you reach your goals.

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?
Usually, your therapist will have a number of therapy approaches to draw from. If what you’re doing is not working, you and/or your therapist may decide to try another approach.
How do I know which therapist is best for me?
During your initial assessment, you should get a good idea of whether or not you and the therapist will be a good fit. The therapist may decide to refer you to someone else if your issues fall outside of their expertise. If it doesn’t feel like you are well matched to your therapist, it is highly appropriate to ask for a referral to someone else.
How do online sessions work?
Online telemedicine video sessions work pretty much the same as regular face-to-face sessions. However, you are sitting in the comfort of your own home or office while your provider is sitting in the comfort of their own office. Just like one-on-one face-to-face sessions, there is a getting to know you stage which may include becoming familiar with the technology. Within a session or two, you should start to feel as connected as if you were in the same room together.

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.

How do I make an appointment?
To arrange an appointment, click the link below. It will take you to our secure online scheduler where you can set up your client portal. There you will be able to select Don or Angie as your provider. Next, you will select free initial consultation or another available session length. It is also helpful to fill out the initial paperwork online prior to your appointment so your therapist can review it and save time during your first session. If you prefer to contact us by phone, call one of the numbers below.

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Contact Info

83 S Larand Dr
Holts Summit, MO, 65043
+1-573-363-3128

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