Carolyn J. Fields MA, LPC
Discontentment, burdens, pain, confusion, loneliness, loss, change, uncertainty, and distress are all difficult elements of life. Further, sometimes things can build up over time, or become compounded as life unfolds, making them even harder to manage. You are not alone! How might having the support of an experienced professional help lighten your load?
I am passionate about life, purpose, growth, and the innate potential of each person. Further, I am inspired by challenges and opportunities that can serve to transform trials into resilience, heartache into hope, and loneliness into connection. Ultimately, I am moved by the freedom that comes from health and happiness, and an inner realm that serves to support us in a complex and dynamic world. These elements of life are fundamental to the path I have chosen as a Licensed Professional Counselor. Counseling is a special endeavor of the heart, mind, and soul. It is a collective and voluntary journey characterized by collaboration, expression, exploration, intention, understanding, discovery, cultivation, growth, and transformation. I believe that counseling has tremendous potential to make a positive impact on one’s life and relationships. Counseling opens the door to having a safe space to work through pain and confusion, build insight, explore concerns and areas for growth, improve one’s ability to cope and thrive, process, and make sense of emotions, and to regain power and control in your life. You may even find counseling to be the journey of a lifetime! May I extend this opportunity and invitation to you into this realm. Each journey is unique, and the over-arching goal is to bring about desired results. I am happy to explore and discuss your concerns, and to consider with you what a counseling journey might look like for you. My hope is that counseling will be a segue toward a fruitful and rewarding path forward. I love Alfred Adler’s quote: “Empathy is seeing with the eyes of another, listening with the ears of another, and feeling with the heart of another.” My primary goal as a therapist is to offer clients a comfortable space to be vulnerable in an atmosphere of support; to seek to understand, and ultimately work with clients to foster growth, strength, healing, and empowerment.
I have had the privilege of experiencing different roles in my work history. My career as a counselor commenced in 2015. Prior to this, I worked in business and sales for twelve years, and I gained a great deal from those experiences. My initial work as a counselor began at a Crisis Center where I worked with clients and families (in person and online via telehealth) whose lives had been impacted by various forms of abuse. After this, I shifted my focus to private practice where I continued to work with clients with various needs and concerns independently. My Christian faith is foundational in my life, and counseling is a special calling for me. I believe deeply in the scripture found in Romans 8:28: “And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.” God has a purpose for everything in life, and even in suffering and trials, there is great purpose. My hope is to offer support that is fitting for each client, and to walk alongside clients as they embark on a journey of self-discovery and progress toward their goals. I enjoy incorporating faith into the counseling journey, where appropriate; however, I deeply respect each person’s individual faith journey and am happy to engage in a therapeutic approach that is secular in nature if desired. My approach to therapy is eclectic, with a foundation in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Existential Therapy. I have experience working with clients in the following areas: trauma, grief, depression, anxiety, relationship issues and concerns, skill-building, personality, codependency, anger management, behavioral issues, coping skills, divorce, domestic violence, abuse, addiction, conflict, stress, life transitions, career-related concerns, self-esteem, spirituality, and marital counseling. In my work as a therapist, I have worked with individual adults, couples, families, and children (teens/pre-teens). It would be an honor to meet you, and to have the opportunity to partner with you on your counseling journey.
Fun Facts About Carolyn
I love playing tennis in my free time
Writing and reading are some of my favorite pastimes
I love the outdoors and participating in shooting sports and target-practice
I enjoy spending time with family & friends
SCUBA diving is a hobby of mine