My Personal Message to You

"May you always remember your innate beauty and the treasures that lie within you. May you walk toward your own true light with unwavering integrity. When challenges face you, as they assuredly will throughout life, may you meet them with a courage that stems from your extraordinary inner strength. When you doubt or feel alone, trust that there are others who will support you and guide you when you call out. May you always remember that you are here for a purpose, and every day of your life you have the incredible opportunity to be true to yourself. May your life be filled with the light of love, integrity, peace, and wisdom."

Carla Marie Manly, Ph.D.

Whether you are new to psychotherapy or a seasoned client, I invite you to explore how my approach to therapy might nurture your journey. If you are feeling anxious, overwhelmed, confused, or frightened by issues in your life, there is hope...reaching out is the first step. I view psychotherapy as a bridge to a healthier and more fulfilling life. Therapy is a tremendous opportunity to let go of ways of thinking and being that no longer serve you; by freeing yourself, you are then able to move toward a life that is rewarding and satisfying. I believe that the answers ultimately lie within you, and sometimes all that is needed is a bit of clarity and objective guidance.

Life presents us with many unique challenges. It is often extremely difficult to face the more intense challenges alone. Whether you or a loved one are suffering from anxiety, depression, trauma, or grief, seeking support is the wisest step you can take. When you are troubled by issues such as relationship problems, demanding life transitions, or a low sense of self-worth, it is often hard to see clearly when in the midst of turmoil or confusion. It is natural to need assistance, and turning to others for guidance is a sign of strength, not weakness. Although some people try to "go it alone," most situations can be more easily faced and surmounted with caring and compassionate direction. In seeking psychotherapy, you are allowing yourself to gain insight and perspective from a professional clinician who has been trained to offer you appropriate care. It is important to select the right therapist to have a good fit that will foster effective therapy. My website is designed to offer you important details about me and my therapeutic approach. As you explore my site, you will also find contact information for many valuable resources and materials.