MEET BRITTINI AND OUR CLINICIANS

 
Brittini Carter, LMHC
Owner and Founder of Carter Therapy

 

"Today, I want you to think about all that you are instead of all that you are not." - Brittini Carter

 

With over 15 years of experience in the mental health field, Brittini Carter has worked with adults of all cultural, socioeconomic, religious backgrounds, and sexual orientations. She is recognized for teaching individuals on how to manage their responses to life events and occurrences. Brittini began her online practice in 2017 with the pursuit to equip clients across the world with evidence-based methods and techniques to successfully navigate through their life’s journey. Brittini graduated from Troy University with her Master’s in Counseling Psychology in 2008 and is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and a Qualified Supervisor in the State of Florida.  Brittini serves as a Trauma Informed Yoga Teacher. In 2019, she completed the requirements to be a certified teacher in a Yoga Alliance approved school and opened her practice for yoga and guided meditation. Brittini offers a unique yoga experience for students in the Central Florida area by coupling her expertise in mental health and holistic wellness.

In addition to the services mentioned above, Brittini is also the author of the self-paced E-course “More Than A Mother”, a guide to rediscovering yourself. This course gives mothers at any stage the opportunity to find balance in motherhood and live a more fulfilling life.

Although Brittini is the founder and owner of Carter Therapy, she still sees clients, as this is her original passion in life.  These days you can also find her utilizing her skills by providing clinical supervision and facilitating workshops, training, and speaking engagements. To hire Brittini for your event/workshop, please email brittinicartertherapy@gmail.com

Therapy Specialties: Anxiety, Coping Skills, Depression, Grief, Body Image, Life Transitions, Family Issues, Anger Management, Self Esteem, Marginalized Populations, Parenting, Codependency, and Stress Management.

 

 

Tranquilla Golden-Taylor
 Registered Marriage & Family Therapist Intern  

 

Tranquilla Golden-Taylor is a Registered Marriage & Family Therapist Intern currently residing in Kissimmee, FL. Born and raised in Belle Glade, FL she always knew she wanted to make an impact on underserved communities. Being from a small town, she saw the impact of racial divide and socioeconomic disparities run rampant in her hometown. As such, she completed her undergraduate degree in Criminology from the University of Miami to study the historical context of the relationships between the criminal justice system and minority communities in an attempt to eradicate the problem from within. After working in the field and gaining connections with the Central Florida Reentry Network serving on their Mental Health and Substance Abuse Committee, she realized the mental health impact that economic and societal disparities have caused on individuals, particularly on how it caused discord and conflict within our households. As such, she returned to school for her Master of Science in Marriage & Family Therapy.

Tranquilla has experience in the criminal justice sector, research and development, teaching, and the mental/behavioral health field. Her unique blend of experiences offers her insight and compassion to work with individuals from all walks of life. Her clinical experience includes working with individuals, couples, families, and groups from ages 6+. She has worked with persons battling mental health issues such as Depression, Anxiety, Bipolar Disorder, Adjustment Disorder, PTSD, Grief, and Trauma. She also tackles behavioral and family issues ranging from substance abuse, family violence, and relational discord. Tranquilla primarily enjoys working with individuals to value and appreciate their most important relationship—themselves. To do this, she works using an arsenal of interventions derived from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Bowen’s Intergenerational Theory, Solution Focused Theory, and Psychoeducation to promote self-love, self-care, self-preservation, and self-compassion. By enthralling ourselves in these four capacities, Tranquilla believes we have the basis of everything we need to preserve ourselves and our relationships.

Tranquilla has one son, Jayden, whom she absolutely adores watching grow into a young man.  They enjoy volunteering together at Give Kids the World Village, taking day trips, watching cartoons, and crafting.

 

 

Ivy Mairura
Mental Health Counselor Intern

 

Ivy Mairura joined Carter Therapy in 2021 and she brings a diverse background to the counseling experience. She has worked in healthcare and social services helping clients overcome obstacles to achieve their goals. Her counseling experience includes working in residential/outpatient treatment programs for adult clients suffering from mental health crisis and/or substance abuse. In addition to that, she worked in a high school counseling high risk students.

Ivy believes that your story, pain, and compilation of struggles are unique to you. There is no one size fits all approach to therapy. She will spend time with you understanding what you are experiencing so that you can make enhancements that will help you enrich your life.  I believe that everyone should have a safe and healing place to work through life's challenges. The goal is to help you increase self-awareness, gain new perspectives, decrease symptoms, and increase personal strengths to have a more profound life experience. Some of the approaches I use include but are not limited to Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution Focused Approach and Motivational Interviewing.  However, I understand that each client’s experience will be different, therefore treatment is customized to their individual needs.  Counseling is a collaborative process where the client and counselor work together to identify issues and establish therapy goals to facilitate personal growth and healing. I can help you overcome tough areas such as:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Parenting struggles/challenges
  • Adolescent/ children's concerns
  • Anger issues
  • Relationship challenges
  • Career/vocational concerns
  • Communication issues
  • Life adjustment issues
  • Job related stress
  • Stress management