My name is Carrie Herbst and I’m a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist practicing Psychotherapy, providing consultation to parents and caregivers, and leading workshops and parenting groups in San Jose, CA. I work primarily with children, teens, parents, and families.
I have worked with children and families across different landscapes for over 15 years. My background is in education, mental health consultation, and individual and family therapy. Working with children, teens, parents/caregivers, educators, and community services providers over the years, I recognize the importance of working from the understanding that all people exist within systems, and that no one develops in isolation.
Often what brings someone to seek counseling, either for themselves or for their child, is being faced with a challenge they need support navigating. This problem may result from an atypical experience or be more pervasive, and can bring about feelings of anger, depression, anxiety, low self-worth, communication issues, or many more. Taking the risk to ask for help is the first step on the road toward healing and growth.
I received my Master’s Degree in Counseling Psychology with a focus in the Expressive Arts from the California Institute of Integral Studies in 2010.
Finding a therapist you are comfortable with is important. I offer a complimentary 15 minute in-person or phone consultation to help you in this process. During this meeting or call we will explore what it would mean to work together, if it would be a good fit, pricing, and any other questions you might have. Please contact me today by email or phone to set up a time to talk.
Please note that I am not currently accepting insurance, but I am able to provide a monthly super bill, also known as a Statement for Insurance Reimbursement, for clients wishing to utilize their Out of Network benefits.
I am a member of the California Association of Marriage & Family Therapists (CAMFT) and the Silicon Valley chapter of CAMFT.
I am a certified trainer for community service providers on the following training topics:
- Ages and Stages Questionnaire (ASQ-3) & Ages and Stages Questionnaire: Social-Emotional (ASQ:SE-2)
- Brazelton Touchpoints Approach
- Standards of Quality for Family Strengthening and Support
- Strengthening Families Approach: Five Protective Factors
- Triple P: Level 4 Group Stepping Stones
Please contact me if you are interested in discussing hosting a workshop for your agency or organization.