Hi, I'm Carrie Howard, LCSW, CCATP
Founder of THRIVE Anxiety Solutions
I'm so glad you're here!
Are you tired of feeling stuck in your anxious feelings?
Do you plan your life around your fears and anxieties, instead of going after your dreams and goals because it feels too hard and scary?
Do you wish your anxiety and fear weren't getting in your way of what is truly important to you?
Has life felt more like you're just getting by and surviving because of your anxiety, rather than thriving in your fullest potential?
If this sounds like you, I have been there myself and would love to help!
Sounds like me! Let's get started!
A Little About Me
I live in an awesome small town called Gunter, TX where cow pastures line the sides of the roads and everyone knows each other. It's safe to say, this former suburban girl has found her place in the country!
No matter what I'm doing, my favorite people to be with are my sweet and spunky little family. I've been married to my husband for 9 years and we have 3 incredible kids together (ages 6, 5 and 1).
Becoming a wife and a mom was always the desire of my heart growing up, but I never knew if that would be my reality because of how hard I struggled with my mental health. Finding freedom from my anxiety allowed me to open myself up to the beautiful reality of being able to enjoy such beautiful relationships!
My Background and Approach
I'm an anxiety coach, but did you know I’m also a licensed therapist (Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Certified Clinical Anxiety Treatment Provider)? While I'm a fully licensed therapist, the work I now do with clients is in the realm of coaching and not traditional therapy.
As a therapist, I became skilled at treating anxiety through the medical model of psychotherapy alongside medication management. After 8 years treating individuals with anxiety and other mental health issues in the clinical setting, I believe using ONLY that model as a blanket approach to dealing with anxiety is so limiting!
I am a firm believer in the power of therapy and medication when needed, but the medical model does not provide the full range of support needed to truly thrive in a fearless life! It also doesn’t address the problems created by anxiety and fear that we ALL face, that aren't necessarily diagnosable anxiety disorders.
As an anxiety coach, my passion is helping women find freedom from fear and anxiety with a holistic approach that emphasizes total mind, body and soul wellness and includes evidence based techniques proven to help calm anxiety and fear.
Real Talk Here!
My knowledge of anxiety and fear go far beyond book knowledge and professional experience. I have known the pain of struggling to manage my anxiety ever since I was a child. I especially struggled with panic, social anxiety, excessive worry, and fear-based limiting beliefs that held me back from so many fulfilling opportunities, experiences and relationships.
When it comes to understanding what you're going through, I truly get it because I've been there myself!
Deciding I was done living my life defined and controlled by my anxiety and taking actionable steps toward genuine freedom was the one of the best decisions I've ever made. Now that I have experienced my own healing and recovery from anxiety and fear, it’s my passion and privilege to walk alongside other women who are wanting a path to freedom as well!
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