Thawing the Iceberg Series

Thaw-Freedom From Frozen Feelings, Thawing Adult-Child Syndrome, Thawing Childhood Abandonment Issues, Thawing Toxic Relationships, Thawing Addiction, and Thawing the Spirit

Read each book, front-to-back, in the Reading Rooms @ Serenity Cafe. Choose the book that is right for you! Just click or tap the link above, enter your name or a screen name. Next, choose an avatar, upload your own image, or leave the image blank. Start reading!

All Courses Free in 2023! (Signup Below)

Serenity Café includes everything from Thawing the Iceberg Series: Courses, E-books, Audios, Videos, ect. and everything from the Oasis @ Serenity Cafe: Audios, Videos, guided imagery, self-hypnosis, meditation music, brainwave entrainment, binaural beats, how to create and use visualization and affirmations, digital therapy cards and documents, and Free Webinars, Q&A Sessions, and Coaching Calls!

Read Thawing Childhood Abandonment Issues

Thawing Childhood Abandonment Issues Free Online

Do you experience feeling “triggered” into painful and confusing emotional states? Are you tired of fearing abandonment? Tired of toxic shame attacks that make you feel small or unworthy of getting what you want? Tired of carrying around a load of contempt for yourself or others? 

Thawing Childhood Abandonment Issues is an “Inner Child” 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 an interactive workbook with approximately 60 Audio programs that are designed to help release blocked emotions and resolve childhood grief & loss issues. Sign up for free in 2023 and start now.

Natural Rhythms, Brainwave Entrainment

Read Thawing Adult-Child Syndrome Online

Carter Counseling and Consulting Services

Read Thawing Adult-Child Syndrome Free Online

Thawing Adult-Child Syndrome focuses in on the “here-and-now” symptoms of dysfunction in our  relationships. This program brings one’s “Inner Family of Self” & “Life Script” to the surface and heal the relationship with self, which is based upon the idea that “One cannot have a healthy relationship with others until they first develop a healthy relationship with themselves.”

Recovery and healing the past so you can disarm triggers and break free of reactivity or what is often referred to as “Living life in reaction”. Freedom from these survival skills mean you can move into the future in a pro-active, intentional way.

Anyone who finds themselves repeating dysfunctional patterns that has caused problems in their lives and relationships is likely to experiencing Adult-Child Syndrome.

Brainwave Rhythms, Volume II

Read Thawing Toxic Relationships Online

Read Thawing Toxic Relationships Free Online

Thawing Toxic Relationships is about healing and co-creating healthy, functional relationships for those who grew up in a dysfunctional family.

In Don’s Thawing Toxic Relationship Online course, there are four sections. Section One: Stop the Bleeding! Section Two: Assess the Condition of Your Relationship, Section Three: Apply First aid, (also known as skill-building), Section Four: Co-Create a Healthy Relationship.

Building healthy relationships is a skill that eludes most people who have been raised in a less-than-nurturing family. Learn about the Cycle of Drama, improve communication, how to set and maintain healthy boundaries, how to be assertiveness, How to identify relationship mind games and why we play them. Then gather the tools and skills necessary to overcome them.

The Serenity Series Guided Imagery Collection

Read Thaw~Freedom From Frozen Feelings Online

Read Thaw Free Online

THAW – Freedom from Frozen Feelings, is a book about the emotional wounds of abandonment, shame, and contempt created by growing up in a less-than-nurturing family. If you experience abandonment issues, emotional flooding, toxic shame, or a pattern of dysfunctional relationships, or you help people who do, THAW – Freedom from Frozen Feelings is a “must have”.

Moderate-to-severe cases of abandonment come from situations in which the child does not fully or consistently get their emotional dependency needs to be met such as when the child lives in a shame-based family system. In such families, the children get messages of disapproval through constant criticism rather than messages of approval and warmth. A shame-based family system is characterized by the parent’s use of shame to provide direction.

Self-Hypnosis @ Serenity Cafe

Inner Child Hypnosis Image
Find Your Inner Child Splash Image

Read Thawing Addiction Free Online

Addiction comes in many forms and while each of them has their own idiosyncrasies, recovery from them is generally the same process. Don believes “What works for most people – works for most people.” The more than 200 Twelve-Step programs available today are a testimony that it works in the vast majority of cases.

An Integrative Psychotherapist and recovered alcoholic/addict, and Author of the bestselling Thawing the Iceberg Series, Don Carter MSW, LCSW wrote Thawing Addiction as a way of paying forward his personal, professional, academic, and spiritual blessings. Don holds advanced certification and experience in the treatment of trauma, Complex PTSD, attachment wounds, mood disorders, addictive disorders, and relationship issues.

The Meditation Music Collection

Woodland Trail download Image

Read Thawing The Spirit Free Online

Thawing the Spirit tells us to STOP treating symptoms of emotional or psychological distress and use them to trace, unpack, and heal the root cause of those symptoms.

An Integrative Psychotherapist and Author of the bestselling Thawing the Iceberg Series, Don Carter MSW, LCSW offers Thawing the Spirit as a distillation of his personal, professional, academic, and spiritual experience as he approaches 40 years of service with advanced certification and experience in the treatment of trauma, complex-PTSD, attachment wounds, mood disorders, addictions, and relationship issues.

Over the years, Don has integrated that training and experience to create his “Reverse Engineering Symptoms Process” and “R.A.D.I.C.A.L. Reintegration Protocol” which he introduces in this book.

Carter Counseling & Consulting Services

Don Carter MSW, LCSW

In addition to his private practice, Don is also on staff at the Center for Mental Wellness at Capital Region Physicians in Jefferson City, MO. Don has worked in outpatient, day treatment, and inpatient settings. 

Don’s Specialties Include

  • Alcoholism & Other Addictions
  • Codependency & Adult/Child Syndrome
  • Depression, Anxiety, & Dissociation
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder – PTSD
  • Attention Deficit Disorder – ADHD and ADD
  • Addiction Intervention for Families

Angie Carter CRADC, SAP

Angie Carter has been a certified substance abuse counselor since 2000. She has been an outpatient counselor, Director of a Recovery Center, and is now in private practice at Carter Counseling and Consulting Services.

Angie’s Specialties Include:

  •  Alcoholism & Other Addictions
  • Codependency & Adult/Child Syndrome
  • Families in Recovery
  • Adolescent Addiction Treatment
  • Relapse Prevention & Recovery Coaching
  • Addiction Intervention for Families

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?

Don Carter (Addiction and Mental Health Counseling or Coaching) Regular online and in-office sessions are the same rates of $120.00 USD per hour. (60-minute, and 90-minute sessions are available at a prorated fee.)

Angie Carter (Addiction Counseling) Regular online and in-office sessions are the same rates of $85.00 USD per hour. Contact Angie for information re: D.O.T. Evaluations. (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 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.

Arrange an Appointment

How do I find your office?