Personal Growth &
Choosing a career path, or a college major can be daunting. Often this critical choice is made with little or no experience or knowledge to guide the choice. This can result in lost time and money spent in the wrong major or wrong career track.Career counselors use proven assessment toolsto help people identify their vocational strengths, their interests, and their passions and then match those to the realities of the world of employment. Career counselors also help people evaluate their potentials and employability during and after divorces or injuries.
Women's Health Services
Peri & Post-Partum Depression & Anxiety
Approximately one in five women will experience depression or anxiety during pregnancy and the period after delivery. Referred to as perinatal or postpartum depression this is due to shifts in your biology which are effectively treated with brief psychotherapy. Getting treatment is important for both you and your child. Untreated depression and anxiety is not only a problem for the mother’s health and quality of life, but can cause bonding issues with the baby and can contribute to sleeping and feeding problems as well. Fortunately, short term therapies are available so that you can get back to truly enjoying the happiness and excitement of a new baby.
Pregnancy & Infant Loss
Miscarriages represent the most common pregnancy loss, with one in four women and men enduring this invisible wound and the enduring emotional trauma that comes with it. As with most traumas it is best to seek treatment as soon as possible rather than waiting for symptoms to emerge. There are specific therapies available to insulate people from the long-term symptoms of trauma and therapies to help people recover and move on. If you or your partner are struggling with pregnancy loss or infertility, you are not alone, and you are not to blame. Our doctors can help you work through the grief process and find a path forward.
Menopause and Aging
Mental, physical and other changes that come with menopause can be very unnerving. They affect your moods, your relationships, your ability to enjoy your life. Biologic symptoms such as mood shifts, hot flashes, sleep disturbance, lower sex drive, weight gain, and changes in memory function can persist and become disruptive to relationships, self-esteem and the ability to enjoy life. If you, or someone you know, is suffering from any of these symptoms, there are treatments and solutions that can help. Don’t ignore your symptoms if they seem to be disrupting your life. Our doctors will work with you, and your physician when appropriate, to get to the root of your symptoms and help you get back to being healthy and cheerful as you head into the next phase of your life.
Eating Disorders & Weight Management Services
The Eating Disorder Clinic and Weight Management Program at Carter Psychology Center is a multifaceted out-patient program staffed by an experienced team of professionals
Bariatric Pre-Surgical Screening
Carter Psychology Center offers bariatric evaluations that meet the American Society of Bariatric Surgery (ASBS) guidelines. A bariatric evaluation will include:
According to ASBS, the ideal psychological evaluation for bariatric surgery candidates should assess the patient’s cognitive functioning, rationale for surgery, current coping strategies (maladaptive eating attitudes and behaviors), and psychopathology.
The psychological evaluation should also evaluate the patient’s developmental history and current life situation to screen for a history of trauma, relationship problems, significant stressors, utilization of social supports, and identify level of motivation and expectations.
Carter Psychology Center utilizes the best psychological measures to ensure that the national guidelines for this surgery are being met.