Carla Lemon, M.S., LPCC
- Title: Professional/Clinical Counselor
- Phone: 614-292-5766
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
I approach my work with the belief that therapy is an exploration process. I believe that you are the expert in your life. My role is to support your journey by highlighting strengths and providing additional skills to help work through life’s challenges. I am passionate about working with students during times of transition. Periods of transition are difficult and often we project to the world only the tip of the iceberg. I am also passionate about helping students navigate that which is “under the surface.” The theoretical approaches I tend to utilize are Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Solution-Focused Therapy with a strengths-based perspective. I aim to help students develop insight and coping skills in order to find their voice and accomplish their goals.
As a therapist, I am non-judgmental and open-minded. I strive to have a practical approach that includes an open and honest dialogue with students. I believe in the power of challenging students to increase self-awareness, while at the same time maintaining an unconditional positive regard for their experiences.
I believe in empowering communication, which is appropriately assertive, in which the supervisee can be open to his/her experience and fully engaged with the client. I believe in creating an environment of trust and collaboration to foster growth. I prefer an integrative supervisor approach, specific to the supervisee’s needs, in which I take on varying roles of teacher, counselor, and consultant.
My clinical interests include women's issues and empowerment, anxiety, depression, spirituality, grief and loss, relational concerns, multiculturalism.
Groups and Liaison Roles:
In the fall semester I will be running the Understanding Self and Others group. This is an undergraduate student group that provides a safe and supportive environment, allowing you to practice new ways of relating to others, gain a better understanding of yourself, share personal experiences, express fears or worries, and receive support and feedback.
I attended Wright State University where I received both my Bachelors in Psychology and my Masters in Community Counseling.
I enjoy spending time with my family and friends, traveling, singing, watching a good movie, dining out with family and friends, shopping/thrifting, and leading a small women’s group.