Carolyne Grizer, LCSWA, LCASA
A “Superbill” will be provided for any Out of Network insurance plans so you can submit a claim for reimbursement. Session Fees & Getting Started Carolyne sees people ages 15+ and is Telehealth only.
“As your therapist, I hope to help you find freedom and healing from your current and past struggles.”
We will create an individualized plan in our first session that includes short- and long-term goals. I will help hold you accountable to those goals and provide resources to help you outside of our sessions. I am intrigued by the human brain and why it operates the way it does based on life experiences. I bring this curiousity and knowledge into each session to help get to the root of dysfunction so we can make lasting changes.
Areas of Interest
I specialize in teens and adults who are struggling with mental health and/or substance use.
I have admiration for teens trying to find their way in life. Being a very quiet, and shy teenager, I know what it is like to not feel seen or heard. I know what it is like to have fears, worries, and doubts, all while not knowing how to communicate it. Adolescents today are facing a wide range of concerns and I was in their shoes not that long ago.
I have a passion for LGBTQ teens who are questioning or looking for a safe place to process their sexuality.
I work with adults to promote healthy, positive changes in behavior, outlook, and thought processes. Each phase of life seems to bring about a different obstacle. Common life changes I see are:
- Beginning a career or career change
- College students navigating their way through college
- Parents who find it hard to juggle the duties of being a parent
- Loss of a loved one or pet
- Relationship changes
- New to recovery
Life transitions such as starting a new job, getting married, or having a baby can cause feelings of anxiety and stress. These can be hard to deal with alone and this is where I come in. With the help of therapy, you can gain a better understanding of these difficult life events, helping you to build confidence, resilience and achieve mental wellbeing. Let me help you process difficult emotions and learn tools to better manage anxiety, depression, and stress. I also provide trauma-informed support to help you understand, address, and heal from traumatic experiences. With my help, you can create and sustain healthier relationships with yourself and those around you and begin to thrive despite your obstacles or your past.
Military Spouses & Families
I enjoy helping couples, families, and individuals who are military affiliated. Being a military spouse, I have faced challenges and a lot of the “unexpected”. I know just how difficult it can be to get on the same page with your spouse. Before you feel like giving up, let’s find space to talk through each of your concerns and process your emotions to develop resolutions.
Postpartum Depression (PPD) and Postpartum Anxiety (PPA)
I feel PPD and PPA symptoms are not discussed enough and often felt as taboo because it’s thought you “shouldn’t feel that way” as a new parent. Being a new mother myself, I know just how easily PPD and PPA can sneak into our day to day life. As a mother, you can easily overlook symptoms as your “to do” list can be so stressful and it’s hard to tell the difference between “normal stress” or something more. It is crucial you do not overlook these symptoms and begin finding new strategies as soon as possible.
“Believing that you are enough is what gives you the courage to be authentic.” — Brene Brown
My Therapy Approach
I incorporate a variety of evidence-based practices, including: cognitive behavioral therapy, solution-focused therapy, motivational interviewing, and a strength-based approach. You are the center of the session. The session will be centered around processing your emotions and feelings, along with establishing coping skills and new strategies to implement in your life. While working with you, I will provide a collaborative experience to manage your negative and unwanted symptoms.
My ultimate goal is to help you learn to trust yourself, gain understanding and ownership of your thoughts, feelings, and actions and help you reach your desired outcomes.
My Professional Background
I completed my Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) degree at Meredith College and my Master of Social Work (MSW) degree at East Carolina University. I also completed a certificate program in Substance Use Counseling and am dually licensed as a Licensed Clinical Addictions Specialist. I have worked in community based mental health, along with an outpatient substance abuse treatment clinic prior to my time in private practice. My experience and knowledge has allowed me to help individuals decrease unwanted behavior and break the cycle of addiction. I am in the process of getting EMDR trained to work more intentionally with those who experience trauma and PTSD.