Carolyn Solo, Therapist in Blue Bell, Pennsylvania — Zencare
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Carolyn Solo

Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW
Pennsylvania Accepting Online
Blue Bell Accepting In-person
Updated February 21, 2022

Specialties & Expertise

  • Complex PTSD
  • Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Dissociative disorders
  • Pregnancy, perinatal, postpartum mental health
  • Schizophrenia
  • Psychotic disorders

Professional statement

Carolyn Solo is a social worker in Blue Bell, PA. She works with young adults and adults. Many of Carolyn’s clients come in to address trauma, maternal mental health, and dissociative disorders. Carolyn is particularly passionate about serving parents and those wanting to become parents and clients who have experienced significant trauma. She also has advanced training in treating dissociative disorders, PTSD, postpartum anxiety, depression, and psychosis.

Carolyn is trained in eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR,) psychodynamic therapy, and cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), of which EMDR is her primary modality. EMDR is a holistic mind and body approach to clearing the symptoms and effects of trauma that reside throughout the body and the mind. In addition to trauma reprocessing through EMDR, in session, Carolyn focuses on breathing exercises, grounding exercises, and therapeutic journaling. This approach empowers clients to move towards a peaceful and joyful future free of the symptoms of trauma.

Carolyn's style is warm, relational, and trauma-informed. When clients first start therapy, Carolyn works diligently to create safety, understand the client's history and presenting issues, and collaboratively set goals with clients.

Carolyn received their MSS from Bryn Mawr College Graduate School of Social Work and Social Research. She has worked at local community mental health agencies in Philadelphia, serving clients with a wide range of diagnoses and significant trauma histories. Outside of her private practice, she enjoys running, mountain biking, and anything that involves being outside.. Carolyn is offering in-person sessions for fully vaccinated clients, and virtual therapy for all clients.


Message to clients

Are you struggling with insomnia or nightmares? Do you watch the minutes and hours tick by every night, wondering when you’ll get some rest? Do racing, intrusive thoughts keep you from feeling in control of your life? Are you a pregnant woman struggling to find joy in your longed-for pregnancy? Are you constantly worried about the health of your unborn baby? Or are you a new mom who feels guilty about not loving every minute with your baby, that baby you hoped and dreamed about for so long?

Imagine feeling present, connected, and safe in your everyday life. Imagine actually getting a good night’s rest and waking refreshed. Imagine feeling a genuine and joyful connection to your baby and feeling confident in your role as a mom. Imagine a co-parenting relationship with your partner that is supportive and actually enhances your relationship!

My warm and nonjudgmental approach will help you feel comfortable and safe. My professional training in EMDR, CBT, and maternal mental health gives me the tools to help you move towards living joyfully. As a mom of three, I understand the challenges of pregnancy, parenting, and postpartum. Reach out for your free 30 minute consultation and let's begin!


Specialties

Complex PTSD - I treat clients who have experienced multiple significant traumas and experience significantly disruptive symptoms

Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) - Healing painful experiences and memories from the past

Dissociative disorders - Support processing and coping with painful or overwhelming emotions and reducing experiences of detachment from one’s reality, emotions, memory, and body

Pregnancy, perinatal, postpartum mental health - Addressing issues specific to women and families during the pregnancy and postpartum period, including postpartum depression and anxiety

Schizophrenia - Support monitoring and managing symptoms; building skills and supports to reduce and respond to stressors and sustain a balanced life

Psychotic disorders - Supporting individuals and families to manage symptoms such as delusions, hallucinations, and agitations while maintaining healthy, supportive relationships




Clientele

  • Adults (24+)
  • Parents
  • Young adults (18-24)

Insurance

Carolyn Solo is not in-network with any insurances.

Read about the benefits of seeing an out-of-network provider here.


Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions: $150 (50min)
  • Initial session: $150 (50min)

Additional session information

Out-of-network billing options

This provider can support you in getting reimbursement from your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network reimbursement. Here are the out-of-network billing options they provide:

  • Super billing
Payment options
  • Cash
  • Check
  • Credit Card
  • Debit Card
Session frequency

Frequency of sessions this provider offers to see clients once you are an established client.

  • Weekly
  • Every other week
  • Multiple times a week
  • As needed
Therapist's note

On occasion, I can offer a sliding scale. Currently, I do not have any sliding scale spots open.


Location(s)

Online Sessions (Pennsylvania)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
  • Tue 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
  • Wed 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Thu 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Fri 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Blue Bell practice
6198 Butler Pike, Suite 120, Blue Bell, Pennsylvania 19422
Accepting new clients in-person
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 12:00 pm - 7:00 pm
  • Tue Closed
  • Wed 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Thu Closed
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 8 years

Carolyn Solo LCSW, Private practice, 2020 - Present
Wedge Recovery Center, Mental health therapist, 2014 - 2017

Bryn Mawr College, PA, Master's in Social Service, 2014
Williams College, MA, Bachelor of Arts, 2002


Licensure

Pennsylvania: CW021563


Languages

English


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