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Gwendolyn Carlson, PhD

Gwendolyn Carlson, PhD


Licensed in CA #31487
Insurances Accepted: Anthem Blue Cross, Aetna, Health Net/MHN
Knowledge, science, and ongoing self-reflection guide my therapeutic approach.

My Therapy Style

I would describe my therapeutic approach as collaborative, supportive, genuine, and goal-oriented. I believe everyone can benefit from therapy. I help my clients to develop new strategies that allow them to cope, heal, and pursue what is important to them. I believe it is important to learn about the relationships among our emotions, thoughts, and behaviors. With this knowledge we can identify and practice a combination of acceptance and change skills to move forward in a desired direction. I am trained in the delivery of multiple evidence-based therapies, and I use my training to help my clients achieve their goals. Knowledge, science, and ongoing self-reflection guide my therapeutic approach and therapy sessions are tailored to the unique needs of each individual.

Education & Training

PhD - Clinical Psychology, University of Nevada Reno

Get to Know Me

Why did you become a mental health professional?

Growth, connection, and service are some of my personal values. Being a therapist allows me to act in line with my values and help others identify their own values.

What are your interests outside of work?

Gardening, reading, crafting, and exploring the outdoors.

What is one thing you do daily that supports your well-being?

Taking my dog for a walk every evening.

How do you recharge?

Curling up with a book in some comfy clothes with a cup of coffee or tea.

Do you have any pets?

I have a dog named Twyla. Her favorite activities are playing with her stuffed fox, greeting everyone in my neighborhood, and snuggling whenever possible.