Hi! My name is Carla
Thank you for taking the time to learn about me. I am a mental health therapist who finds joy in seeing others grow and overcome challenges. I see the good in others and love to help people who seek my counseling services. I am fluent in Spanish and consider myself bicultural. I enjoy being involved in the community and making a difference. I have a passion for assisting and empowering others. I enjoy providing therapy services to teens, and adults.
I believe in constant growth and learning from past experiences. I have lived in Texas, California, Mexico, and North Carolina and my experiences there made me realize the importance of respecting others and appreciating diversity. I take pleasure in attending conferences and workshops because I want to provide the best therapy I can. The counseling theories that resonate with me are Existential Theory, Reality Therapy, and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.
I have a Bachelor of Arts in Education from the University of North Carolina Charlotte. I had the pleasure of teaching elementary school students in Charlotte, NC and Austin, TX. While I was teaching, I attended Texas State University to earn a master’s degree in Professional Counseling. I enjoyed working with students, parents, and the community in Round Rock, Texas, where I was employed as a School Counselor. After moving to the Houston area, I worked as a Clinical Therapist at a Psychiatric Outpatient Hospital and later at a counseling private practice as a Mental Health Therapist. I now own and operate Calderas Counseling.
Licensed Professional Counselor in Texas
National Board Certified Counselor
Trained in Level 1 & Level 2 of the Gottman Method Couples Therapy
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Certified
Other trainings include: Adolescents & Grief Workshop, Youth Mental Health First Aid Workshop, Cross-Discipline Trauma Conference, Calming the Brain through Mindfulness, Nutritional and Integrative Interventions for Mental Health Disorders
Member of the American Counseling Association
Member of the National Board for Certified Counselors
Graduate of Animal-Assisted Counseling Academy
Member of Toastmasters International
Areas of Specialization
Depression and Anxiety
Life Changes and Transitions
Emotional, Social, and Spiritual Wellbeing
Coping Skill: Singing! When I am feeling overwhelmed, stressed out or I want to cope with daily stressors, you can find me giving a concert at my house.
Favorite Quote: “Yesterday I was clever, so I wanted to change the world. Today I am wise, so I am changing myself.”
Feedback I’ve Received
Carla is truly passionate about helping navigate the waters of life. Through hills and valleys, anxiety and depression, Carla is dedicated to working together by teaching the importance of self-love and self-care. She knows the adolescent and teen years can be emotionally charged. She is dedicated to helping children AND their parents, by giving them tools they can use to help manage the challenging times in an effective manner.
Carla is an amazing counselor with a wealth of knowledge and skills. Her demeanor immediately puts you at ease and you instantly feel like you can tell her anything! Highly recommended!
Carla is a passionate counselor with a talent for helping young adults harness tools for life's hurdles. Keep up the great work!
Carla Calderas is an amazing counselor with a talent for helping young adults to overcome issues in their lives.
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