Carla Wincentsen is a Licensed Professional Counselor with a Master’s Degree in Community Mental Health. She has over 10 years of mental health experience working with adolescents, adults and families. Much of Carla’s experience and passion is embedded in working with individuals struggling with depression, anxiety, self-esteem, relationship difficulties, women’s issues and trauma. In addition, she has a special connection and interest in working with military families and considers it a small way to give back to our service members and their families.
Carla grounds her therapeutic approach in an eclectic, strength-based and humanistic manner, but values adjusting therapy to each individual she works with and meeting them where they are at. She will draw from various approaches that include: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Trauma-Focused CBT, Solutions-Focused Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Mindfulness based practices and some sense of humor!
Regardless of the approach being used, Carla finds it extremely important to provide an open, non-judgmental and authentic space for people to safely explore their needs. She is grounded in the belief that we all have an inherent ability and strength to achieve change and growth in a meaningful manner. She believes that her role is to encourage and challenge you in a way that feels empowering and compassionate and promotes healthy change.
Carla is originally from Wisconsin and moved to North Carolina in 2015. She currently lives locally with her husband and dog, Cooper. She enjoys reading, being outdoors and traveling back to the Midwest to see family and friends.