Dr. Carolyn V. Becker PhD
Writing a professional about me page is difficult because it requires a lifetime of experiences to be reduced down to a few paragraphs. The goal is to highlight specific events that support my claim as a professional therapist. But, it is not only what is listed below that creates a good clinician. I believe that it is a combination of academic, professional, and personal life experience that contributes to my success as a therapist.
About me: Professional Training and Education
My marriage and family therapy training included a position as an administrator for the Anger Management protocols of California’s Drug Treatment Program. This involved working with individuals desiring a better way to interact with society. I also provided therapeutic counseling to my clients in both inpatient and outpatient facilities. This training involved a rotation within the various psychiatric hospitals in Los Angeles, California. The purpose was to improve placement and treatment options for individuals suffering from mental illness and their families. My work in this area has given me insight and appreciation for the challenges in our mental health system.
How This Benefits You
My experience guided my development as a Marriage and Family Therapist as the framework for my practice. I recognize the power of anxiety and distress on couples and how it obscures and interferes with healthy family adjustment. My office is a place for a safe examination of your concerns and unwanted behavior. Learning a new behavior is possible. I believe healing conflicts is possible and relationships can become stronger.
I Specialize in Anger Management Solutions.
If you’re struggling to control your anger, anxiety or depression, you are not alone. Marriage and family therapy is the pathway for change to strengthen relationships and improve family cohesion. 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.
About Me: Publications
C Becker Therapy was featured in VoyageDallas.
I was a contributing author for The Symbolic Experiential Therapy Model in Marriage and Family Therapy: A Practice-Oriented Approach by editor Dr. Linda Metcalf.
About me: Education
I have earned a 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 with 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.