Dr. Carolyn V. Becker, PhD
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
Specializing in Anger Management Solutions.
If you’re struggling to control your anger, anxiety or depression, you are not alone. Therapeutic work is the pathway for change to strengthen relationships and improve family cohesion. Everything we do in life is enhanced by our ability to successfully bond with others on some level. Difficulties with anger, depression, and/or anxiety can hurt this effort and result in a high level of conflict infecting every facet of our lives. A tailored approach targets these negative emotions and offers solutions to achieve the results you want. I utilize Family Systems with a Collaborative approach to achieve these goals.
My training included therapeutic strategies in both inpatient and outpatient facilities. The position involved a rotation within the various Psychiatric Hospitals in Los Angeles and working with patients to improve placement and treatment options for individuals suffering from mental illness. I also administered Anger Management protocols for California’s Drug Treatment Program. My work in this area has given me insight and appreciation for the challenges in our mental health system.
This experience guided my development as a Marriage and Family Therapist using Narrative Theory as the framework of my treatment. The power of anxiety and distress on couples can interfere with healthy family adjustment. My office is a place for a safe examination of life’s difficulties that we explore together. Conflicts can be healed and new emotional expressions can be learned. I currently offer Anger Management, Trauma Relief, Anxiety, and Depression Therapy, and Marriage Counseling at my private office in Fort Worth, Texas.
You can read more about my work and background in VoyageDallas.
I also contributed a chapter on the Symbolic Experiential Model in Marriage and Family Therapy: A Practice-Oriented Approach by Dr. Linda Metcalf.
I’ve earned my Doctoral Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy at Texas Wesleyan University in Fort Worth Texas. My research seeks to understand and improve alternative family system adjustment. The goal is to improve the transition adjustment that Step and Blended Couples must negotiate and strategies to create a more enjoyable and healthier home life.
A Master of Science degree in Counseling Psychology was awarded to me in 2002 from California Lutheran University. Along with my counseling practice, I also own and operate an eCommerce website offering luxury goods worldwide.
A Bachelor of Science in Business Administration/ Marketing was attained from the Business School at San Diego State University. With this credential, I worked for many years as a small business consultant and ran the operations of many personally owned business’s prior to shifting my attention to counseling psychology.