Welcome! I'm honored that you are here. I believe therapy is sacred and it is a privilege to work with people on their respective life-paths.
My training and counseling approach is a humanistic perspective, mixed with depth-psychology meaning I follow your process and together we find new ways to cope with life's situations whether it is anxiety, depression, communication difficulties, relationships, peer pressure, bullying, perfectionism.
We all have needs, wants, desires as well as conflicts. I see the process of counseling as emotional, psychological, creative and a spiritual integration.
With each step there is a soulful expansion to understand ourselves better.
Counseling has different phases where we solve problems, look at our relationships, uncover why we do what we do, and ultimately see more clearly. I believe, when we devote the time and energy to self-exploration, we not only enhance our inner growth but we contribute to our personal and generational healing.
I provide my undivided attention, highly-sensitive abilities, deep listening skills, deep respect, ongoing training and reflect back to you in a kind, safe, genuine therapeutic relationship.
Here's an article where I explain 21 Signs of Good Therapy that you might like to read.
To Schedule a Session:
You can reach me best by email at:
CarolynRA7@hotmail.com and we can
then schedule a free 15-minute phone consultation, to see if we are a good match.
Due to the Coronavirus I'm only able to offer online telehealth via video and/or phone.
Counseling sessions are available at my office on Monday and Friday.
Any additional questions, please email me at: CarolynRA7@hotmail.com
"Carolyn recently helped our teenaged daughter through a rough time. Because my daughter's schedule was busy, the option to have online therapy worked well for us. She is so kind, understanding, intuitive and has a wonderful ability to make a connection with her clients. She’s a truly special human, and she helped our daughter so much." ~ J.B.
“Carolyn is the best counsellor I have worked with. She was able to hold space for the trauma and darkness from old abusive relationships I was experiencing after starting a new relationship. She cares deeply about her clients and is emotionally nurturing, with an ability to intuit meaning from complex relationship dynamics and facts. Her gentle, intelligent, nurturing support allowed me to navigate the emotional storms and stress of my new relationship (where both of us were healing C-PTSD from past abuse) and come through to the quieter weather of mutual love, happiness, and higher consciousness." ~ S.J.
"I view Carolyn as not only a highly gifted psychotherapist, but also as a modern day shaman, who has the capacity to take those she works with on a deep journey of self-discovery through multiple layers of being. Her work and her words tap into the rare quality of seeing between the lines, resulting in an ability to help her clients delve deeper into their own process of self, their innate creative expression, and their own inner knowing. Deeply sensitive and empathic, Carolyn has a way of amplifying the truth of a situation, which shines in her uncanny insights and keen perspectives. Her genuineness, compassion, and client-centered approach create an inviting, safe space for the sacred work of the mind, heart, and soul." ~ B.W.
“I was blessed to have the opportunity to work briefly with Carolyn for online therapy....my sessions with Carolyn turned out to be meaningful. Her style of therapy is nurturing, personal and geared towards expressing feelings and experiences in a way where they can be heard, witnessed and have the space to be released. This was a very powerful and poignant experience. She is highly intuitive and quickly picks up on the subtext beneath what is said and offers insight and methods by which to work with the feelings or difficulties that trauma creates. I was enriched by my time spent with Carolyn and am grateful for the work she brings to the world.” ~ N.S.
“Carolyn Riker is a gifted feeler, thinker, and seer. As a writer her gifts soar; as a counselor her gifts are grounded in individual depth and social justice.” ~ D. B.
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