Christopher B. Carpenter, LCSW-C

  • Licensed Certified Social Worker – Clinical
  • Master’s Degree in Social Work from the University of Florida
  • Existentialism
  • Gestalt
  • Humanistic/Person-Centered
  • Solution Focused Therapy
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • Systems Therapy
  • Existential Crisis
  • Self-Actualization
  • Life Transition
  • Spirituality
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Substance Abuse (for those who want to stop)
  • Couples/Marriage Counseling
  • Interpersonal Relationships
  • Sexual Dysfunctions

“The ultimate goal of therapy…it’s too hard a question.  The words come to me like tranquility, like fulfilment, like realizing your potential.” Irvin D. Yalom.  Finding a passion for the therapeutic process Christopher began studying psychology in 2006, learning different theoretical practices in his undergraduate honors work.  He directed his graduate focus towards assisting individuals, couples, and groups on the journey of self-actualization in finding answers to the questions: “why am I here?” “What is my true purpose?” “Why do I feel and act this way?” “How do I grow into being my genuine self?”

Chris utilizes an existential approach to therapy in the belief that depression and anxiety disorders can be greatly improved by understanding the root causes that dictate current feelings and behaviors.  Being able to hold emotional space for a client where they can safely express themselves with a therapist who will allow that client to feel what they need to feel.  Chris believes some of the best growth can occur in our most challenging times.

Chris feels fortunate to have successfully assisted teens, young adults, and couples through life challenges and transitions.  His work has resulted in client’s gaining self-awareness, personal growth, improvements in life satisfaction and the ability to cope with difficult life situations.

Prior to working with Lifespan Behavioral Health Services Chris worked with client’s in assisting families, teens, couples and individuals in the community and in an office setting giving him insight and an appreciation for who the client is as a whole person in their environment.