Dr. Carpenter is a trained Clinical Psychologist with experiences in academic and clinical settings. She is committed to her work and takes great care to provide attention to her clients' needs. She has extensive experience working across all age groups in areas of depression, anxiety, relational difficulties, and behavioral/process addictions.
Dr. Carpenter has a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Miami University, Ohio. She appreciates scholarship and research that informs evidence-based practices and can bring about real change.
She teaches several undergraduate and graduate courses using different modalities. She has also conducted research in pediatric psychology and community psychology. Thus, Dr. Carpenter is an active proponent of continued education and the use of valid and reliable interventions.
As a Licensed Clinical Psychologist in Maryland, Virginia, and Kentucky, Dr. Carpenter may provide telehealth services to clients in these locations whenever possible.
At Oxford Psychological, LLC, you can trust that your care and well-being is a priority. Dr. Carpenter appreciates her client's abilities to seek treatment and improvements for their life.
Psychotherapy is provided to adult individuals and couples, using an interpersonal approach based on the Gottman Theory with strategies from cognitive-behavioral and dialectical behavioral techniques. A typical psychotherapy session is 45 minutes, scheduled at a time of convenience. Couples therapy can be 45 minutes, but a 90-minute session is recommended.
Therapy Services can address:
-Grief and loss
-Behavioral Medicine Interventions (e.g. obesity treatment, sleep management/hygiene, adjustment to chronic medical illness, medication management)
Areas of Expertise
Dr. Carpenter specializes in ethical, evidence-based treatment for adults, adolescents and couples. The goal of all sessions is to provide quality care to all clients.
Dr. Carpenter has extensive training in research-based interventions to effectively treat anxiety and mood disorders, as well as relationship difficulties. This includes working with adults and couples with behavioral/process addictions, including sex addictions and gambling among others. Dr. Carpenter has extensive training in Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT), and strives to help clients learn to establish deeper, more satisfying and meaningful connections. Her couples work is based on the Gottman's theory of relationships.
Primary issues addressed in therapy: