Therapy Austin
Carson McCarthy Therapy Austin

Carson McCarthy, LPC Associate

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Supervised by Stacey Helm, LPC-S

“Nature held me close and seemed to find no fault with me.” Leslie Feinberg


Hello!! I’m so excited to see you here taking steps to learn, grow, and heal. Finding a counselor who works for you can be exhausting at times, but just the fact that you’re here and looking around means you’re headed in the right direction. 

I work well with people who are looking for in-depth discussions on how to gain insight and build compassion for themselves, as well as want to improve on the already innate skills we possess in taking care of ourselves. Within all of us are healthy and unhealthy coping skills- I hope to help you flush out and reinforce healthy ones while also letting go of the shame we feel for our unhealthy ones. We’re humans! We won’t get it right every time and that’s ok. Genuineness, authenticity, and non-judgmental acceptance with a healthy dose of empathic confrontation are main tenants of how I approach both my work and my life, so if that’s something that resonates with you it would be a pleasure to see if we are a good fit for your healing journey. 

I’ve worked with a wide variety of people and hope to explore all walks of life. From families with unhealthy power structures to teens with severe mood disorders to couples looking to explore polyamory or ethical non-monogamy to individuals just hoping to find a space to talk, I enjoy getting to know people and helping them learn about themselves and how they operate in the world. I focus heavily on the ways our identities impact how we are able to navigate the world and the importance of addressing the intersectionality of those identities. Sometimes it feels like the world is working against you and sometimes that’s true- I want to help figure out what can be done and what needs to be let go. Balance is key, so let’s figure out what that looks like for you! 

Life can feel incredibly lonely at times, and the world can be an almost unbearably harsh place, but that doesn’t mean there isn’t good out there. Together we can explore the people you keep, the life you lead, and the choices you make so that you can find kindness and pride in the person you are. It takes a lot of courage to admit you need some support, and I hope you’re proud of yourself for taking this step and reaching out. You have your own incredible and unique story, and I would love to get to know you and all the multitudes you contain.

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More about Carson

Rates

Starts at $110/hr*
*Actual rates subject to counselor openings

Area of Expertise

Warm, humorous, affirming, empathic, and relaxed approach 

Personal growth, self-actualization, finding meaning, and mindful acceptance 

Person-centered, relational cultural theory, existentialism


Services

Individual Counseling

Locations

Central Main
South Banister
South Slaughter

Works With

Identity Development/Exploration
Imposter Syndrome
Inner Critic/Negative Self Talk
Issues Related to Oppression
Non-Monogamy/Polyamory
Anxiety & Stress
Depression/Low Mood
Trauma
Loneliness/Isolation
Low Self-Esteem
Troubled Childhood
Troublesome Behaviors
Relationship to Food/Body
Obsessive/Compulsive Tendencies
Problem Thoughts
Perfectionism
Personal Growth
Life Transitions
Spirituality
Grief & Loss
Exploring Sexuality/Sexual Expression
Gender Identity
Communication Issues
Conflict Resolution
Relationship Issues
Divorce
Death & Dying
Neurodivergence (ADD/Autism)
Interrupted Sleep/Insomnia
Career Transitions
Problems at Work
Problems at School
Development Trauma
Parenting
Domestic Violence
Caregiver Fatigue
Chronic Illness
Issues with Parents
Premarital Issues
Substance Use

Techniques & Experience

Practices from an anti-racist lens
Focused on practicing skills
Mindfulness modalities
Solution-focused/Brief Therapy
Integrates art therapies
Helpful with mid-20's challenges
Anxiety alleviation experience
Trauma-focused
IFS (Parts work)
CBT oriented
DBT trained/informed

Qualities

Lived experience/Identity affirming
Warm & caring
Calm & slow-paced
Friendly & direct
Youthful
Enjoys working with first-time therapy clients
Active sense of humor
Anxiety alleviation experience
LGBTQIA+ Affirming
Spiritually sensitive
Enjoys working with older adults
Enjoys working with young adults
Enjoys working with midlife adults
Experienced in raising children
Schedule Openings
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Additional Info

Clinical Supervision

Stacey Helm, MA, LPC-S, CTC

59 TX-150 Loop

Bastrop, TX 78602


512/321-6161

Contact Carson

512-201-4501 ext 336