Staff Bio

Carly Rushton, AMFT

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I’m passionate about helping children, teens, and adults struggling with grief and loss, anxiety and depression, ADHD, behavioral concerns, trauma, stress management, life transitions, and issues related to low self-worth or self-confidence.

My background includes providing mental health support to diverse populations in various nonprofits settings as well as local community colleges. My approach is grounded in open, compassionate, and collaborative relationship building. This means together we make meaningful adjustments to ensure you feel your therapeutic goals are being met and you’re experiencing positive shifts towards healing.

Therapy can be a place where someone can walk with you on your path of discovery. Since your path is unique, your therapeutic journey should be individualized. My goal from the start of our work together is to create that space for meaningful change. Many times that looks like expressing difficult emotions, setting boundaries with less anxiety, finding confidence in your strengths, quieting your inner critic, integrating trauma safely, replacing unhealthy behaviors, or befriending your authentic self.

I use a holistic approach which includes complementary client-centered modalities. I typically integrate cognitive-based therapies such as M-CBT or DBT with emotion and process focused therapies, as well as experiential therapies rooted in somatic techniques, or art and nature-based interventions. Using an integrative approach, we look to relieve stuck emotions that often lead to intrusive thoughts, troublesome somatic symptoms, and unhelpful behavioral patterns that hold us back from the life we want to live.

I earned my Master’s in Counseling Psychology from USF. I am pre-licensed and am supervised by Dr. Shereen Mohsen (PSY 23831).

Carly Rushton, AMFT

Education

  • USF

Additional Trainings and Interests

  • Art based therapy
  • Anxiety and depression
  • Grief and loss
  • Mindfulness Based Therapy
  • Mind-Body Connection
  • Attachment and Trauma
  • Self-Esteem and Identity
  • LGBTQ+ friendly
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