Carlee is fun, engaging, and positive and so is her counseling style. Carlee earned her BFA in Theatre and Minor in Education from Abilene Christian University and then her MS in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from the University of North Texas at Dallas. She enjoys working with children, adolescents, and adults.
Carlee spent five years teaching 7th and 8th-grade special education and theatre, as well as acting in professional productions throughout the DFW area. During her time in the classroom, Carlee observed that many students were struggling socially and emotionally because junior high can be a rough season. Carlee noticed that kids and preteens were doing the best they knew how—and that they did what was modeled for them. Some kids (and adults!) struggle to deal with their emotions in a healthy way. Carlee decided she wanted to help end this cycle by working with children and adolescents, equipping them to handle whatever may come their way. Carlee also loves encouraging parents (both new and veteran) by providing them with information, strategies, and hope.
Additionally, Carlee is passionate about helping people heal their relationships with food and their bodies through an anti-diet approach. Carlee believes in Health at Every Size and that all bodies are good bodies. As an actor and dancer herself, Carlee is keenly aware of the pressure to meet society’s standards of beauty and she believes we need to fight to accept and respect the body we have today. Wherever you are in your journey to self-acceptance, Carlee is ready to partner with you.
Carlee believes that all people long to be heard and understood and that it can be helpful to have someone to walk alongside you in a season of growth. Carlee is LGBTQ+ affirming and believes that all people exist in unique contexts and she strives to enter into the world of the client and walk alongside him, her, or them.
When she’s not working with clients, Carlee can be found riding bikes with her husband while wearing her dog, Tallulah Lou, in a backpack. She also enjoys spending time with family and friends, doing yoga, running, singing, dancing, and acting in local musicals and plays.
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