She/Her/HersLicensed Mental Health Counselor, LMHC Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC Master of Education, MEd Specialties • Insurance & Fees • Locations
Carla Antonellis is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and Licensed Professional Counselor. Carla supports individuals and couples. She enjoys working with those who are motivated to better understand themselves and their emotions, which often lead to lifestyle changes towards a more authentic way of living. Many of Carla’s clients arrive at therapy feeling stressed, overwhelmed, and anxious, whether that’s because of a major life transition or a period of transition, which can come with feelings of confusion, frustration, and grief. They might also face issues trusting others or being vulnerable with loved ones. Carla helps these clients to overcome their challenges and find a more comfortable sense of balance in their lives.
Carla begins therapy sessions with encouraging clients to slow down and become aware of what’s happening for them. She then asks clients to reflect on the origins of their distress, which can help them decide what to do with those uncomfortable emotions. Her primary therapy modality is Emotionally Focused Therapy, which has foundations in attachment theory. She also uses Narrative Therapy approaches to help clients see that they aren’t the problem, rather that there might be external factors impacting their situation. Through Family Systems Therapy, Carla helps clients understand the different parts of themselves and how those parts work together, with the goal of embracing the “messier” parts and understanding their role. She is a nonjudgmental, caring therapist who strives to show up wholeheartedly for each client.
Carla earned a Master’s degree after spending 10 years in the field of education as a teacher. She believes that clients are the experts on themselves, and encourages clients to trust their intuition. She empowers clients to leave shame behind and to feel fully engaged in the trajectory of their lives.
Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)
Attachment issues - Development of effective relational and communication skills; insight into family attachment patterns;fostering healthy family relationships.
Couples counseling - Addressing relationship challenges and life transitions; strengthening communication and feelings of security, desire, connection, and love
Depression - Providing support and promoting healing of hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life
Existential crisis & challenges - Supportive exploration of meaning and purpose in one’s life; finding one’s path in the face of existential anxiety, dread, and feelings of meaninglessness
Relationship issues - Understanding one’s wants and needs in relationships; exploring patterns of interaction, addressing concerns, and strengthening satisfaction in relationships and dating
Carla Antonellis is not in-network with any insurances.
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Years of Experience: 9 years
Self-Employed, Private Practice Therapist, 2020 - Present
Advocates, Inc, Crisis Clinician; Site Director of Emergency Services, 2014 - 2020
Mendon-Upton Regional H.S., High School English Teacher, 2005 - 2015
Lesley University, MA Counseling Psychology, 2015
Salem State Univeristy, MA Education, 2008
St. Anselm College, BA English, 1993