DR. BE G. CARTER, PsyD


Therapist

Pronouns: She/Her
Location: Andersonville
Languages I Speak: English

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AREAS OF FOCUS

  • Adoption
  • Behavioral Issues, Oppositional Defiance & Teen Violence
  • Domestic Abuse & Violence
  • Eating Disorders & Body Image
  • Family & Relationship Conflict
  • Gender Exploration, Expression & Identity Affirmation
  • HIV / AIDS
  • Kink, Sex Positivity & Sex Work
  • Learning Disabilities
  • Mood Disorders (Bipolar, Depression, Major Depression)
  • Personality Disorders (Antisocial, Borderline, etc.)
  • Sexual Abuse & Violence
  • Self-Harm & Suicidal Ideation
  • School Issues
  • Transgender & Transitioning
  • Trauma & PTSD

CLIENTS I WORK WITH

  • Individuals (Children, Adolescents, Adults, Seniors)
  • Families (Chosen, Family of Origin, Single Parents)
  • Relationships (Couples, Open, Polyamorous/Polycule, Separation/Divorce)

PHILOSOPHY

I believe that healing from mental illness and trauma is a process that takes time, patience, and compassion for yourself. As a queer clinician, I am deeply committed to helping build a world where everyone is able to live a life free from oppression in all its forms and which celebrates individuality. In my personal and professional life, I place great value on creating equity in the communities I participate in and I always seek to maintain curiosity about the world around me. My philosophy for therapy is that as a client, you should be provided space to guide the work, fostering self-empowerment, identity development, and discovering what will work for you. My goal is to create a partnership with my clients while bringing in my knowledge about psychological care. I believe that any journey of healing starts from within, though this is not a path that you have to travel alone.

THERAPY WITH ME

In my therapy work, I strive to create a non-hierarchical space that allows for the full expression of every individual I work with. The principles of anti-racism, existentialism, and intersectionality are of central importance in my clinical work. I practice from a Relational Psychodynamic lens, while incorporating a diverse range of theories on an as needed basis. I place great value on creating an affirming environment and listening to the lived experiences of my clients. I have worked with children, adolescents, and young adults in a variety of clinical settings, including schools, private practice, residential facilities, and the juvenile justice system. Throughout this work, I have learned of the important role that humbleness and flexibility plays in providing quality care. Everyone’s journey through life is unique, and as such, your therapy should tailored to meet your needs.

EDUCATION & TRAINING

License:

  • Licensed Clinical Psychologist Candidate
    Practicing under the supervision of Dr. Leesa Contorino, PsyD-L (License No. 071010237)

Degrees:

  • PsyD in Clinical Psychology, The Chicago School of Professional Psychology
  • MA in Clinical Psychology, The Chicago School of Professional Psychology
  • BS in Psychology, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign

TYPES OF THERAPY

Attachment-Based Therapy (ABT), Culturally Sensitive Therapy, Developmental Psychology, Dreamwork, Emotionally-Focused Individual & Couples Therapy (EFT/EFCT), Expressive Arts Therapy, Family Systems Therapy, Group Therapy, Mindfulness-Based Interventions, Object-Relations Therapy, Parent Work, Psychodynamic Therapy, Relational Psychotherapy, Solutions-Focused Brief Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy.

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