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Experience Change with
F. Jeri Carter, Ph.D.

Supporting You Every Step of the Way Toward a Better Tomorrow

Life can be overwhelming and even exhausting, especially if you are struggling with issues related to trauma, grief, depression, anxiety, or major life changes. Sometimes we need some help from a qualified professional with the expertise to help us cope with many of life’s challenges, and that’s never been more true than in today’s world. If you or a loved one are feeling overwhelmed and suffering from mental health issues, please look for help. Whether it's here with me or elsewhere, finding professional help is an important step toward feeling and getting better.

I’m a WA State licensed Psychologist, with over 40 years of clinical experience across a wide range of issues, ages, and identities. I provide clinical services to adult patients in the Puget Sound area who are seeking individual or couples therapy. My goal is to help you understand yourself more deeply and better cope with change. Please read the information about my credentials and experience, and if I seem like a good fit, I’d love to help you on your journey toward healing and self-discovery.

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Supporting You Every Step of the Way With Personalized Care & Professional Expertise

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Couples Therapy

Couples Therapy

Reconnecting & Building the Relationship

Feeling discouraged, hurt, angry, or disconnected in your relationship with one another? Hoping to rekindle that special spark that you shared? Sometimes it's difficult or embarassing to talk with one another about what's bothering you most, and interfering with emotional and physical intimacy. In our sessions, we’ll work to resolve current problems and address old ways of relating and communicating that interfere with your growth and happiness together. I will help you “re-frame” your reactions and provide you with valuable tools to cope more effectively with life’s obstacles. Get in touch to book an appointment.

Individual Therapy

Individual Therapy

An Investment in Yourself & Your Well-being

Feeling anxious, depressed, or overwhelmed? Trying to cope with trauma, problematic eating, or relationship issues? Whatever your concerns, if you’re looking for Individual Counseling sessions with an experienced WA State licensed Psychologist who cares about helping you, then you’ve come to the right place. Working together, utilizing scientifically-sound methods and strategies, we will address your concerns, deepen your understanding, increase your coping skills, and guide you toward achievement of your goals. Start the process of feeling better by scheduling an appointment today.

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I am a Washington State licensed psychologist, and I have been a clinician for over 40 years; and practicing, teaching, training, and consulting as a psychologist for over 30 years.

I earned a Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from the University of Georgia in 1988, and a Psy.D. respecialization in Clinical Psychology from Widener University’s Institute for Graduate Clinical Psychology in 1999. I completed concentrations in Assessment, Community/Prevention Psychology, and Geropsychology, as well as additional training in Clinical Hypnosis and Sex Therapy.

My clinical training internships were at Scottsdale Memorial Hospital and Mesa Lutheran Hospital, Scottsdale and Mesa, AZ (1985-1987), and at Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia, PA and Crozer-Chester Medical Center, Chester, PA (1997-1999).

My practice experience includes working with adult individuals, couples, and older adults, addressing a wide range of issues and concerns, with emphasis on health/medical psychology, life and health transitions, the treatment of complex trauma and PTSD. I am especially interested in building and supporting resilience that enables people to live healthier, happier, and more productive lives.

Clinically, I work from an integrative, broadly-based relational-developmental approach. This means that there are many different methods that we may use together to deal with the problems that you hope to address. However, in general, I follow an approach that focuses on your history of personal development and relationships as a way of understanding your current situation, and this helps to develop strategies for supporting you in the achievement of your goals.

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"The greatest discovery of my generation is that human beings can alter their lives by altering their attitudes of mind" - William James

“In my early professional years I was asking the question: How can I treat, or cure, or change this person? Now I would phrase the question in this way: How can I provide a relationship which this person may use for his own personal growth?”
― Carl R. Rogers

“In the final analysis, the questions of why bad things happen to good people transmutes itself into some very different questions, no longer asking why something happened, but asking how we will respond, what we intend to do now that it happened.”
― Pierre Teilhard De Chardin

“The most empowering relationships are those in which each partner lifts the other to a higher possession of their own being.”
― Pierre Teilhard de Chardin

I believe that the therapist's function should be to help people become free to be aware of and to experience their possibilities. -- Rollo May

“it is a serious thing /just to be alive / on this fresh morning / in this broken world.” -- Mary Oliver

“Real isn’t how you are made,” said the Skin Horse. “It’s a thing that happens to you. When a child loves you for a long, long time, not just to play with, but REALLY loves you, then you become Real.”

“Does it hurt?” asked the Rabbit.

“Sometimes,” said the Skin Horse, for he was always truthful. “When you are Real you don’t mind being hurt.”

“Does it happen all at once, like being wound up,” he asked, “or bit by bit?”

“It doesn’t happen all at once,” said the Skin Horse. “You become. It takes a long time. That’s why it doesn’t happen often to people who break easily, or have sharp edges, or who have to be carefully kept. Generally, by the time you are Real, most of your hair has been loved off, and your eyes drop out and you get loose in the joints and very shabby. But these things don’t matter at all, because once you are Real you can’t be ugly, except to people who don’t understand.”

--Margery Williams, “The Velveteen Rabbit”

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Contact Me

I am not accepting new patients at this time. I am still seeing patients as a member of a group practice in Silverdale, WA, and am offering telehealth-only therapy. Please send me an email if you are interested in further information.


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