About

Education

I earned my Bachelor’s of Science (BS) from Central Michigan University in 2009 where I majored in Psychology.  Upon graduation I was awarded with Summa Cum Laude honors.  In 2014, I earned my MS.Ed. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at Old Dominion University: a 60-credit hour CACREP-accredited and nationally-recognized program. I obtained my licensed to practice as a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC #PC009176) in Pennsylvania in 2016.

My primary training is in client-centered therapy, which emphasizes strengths, growth, potential, and an inherent ability to transcend life’s challenges. I will work to build a strong, supportive, and trustworthy relationship with you so you can bravely confront difficulties and feel empowered to live a more fulfilling life. In addition to client-centered therapy, I have completed supplemental training in Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy, Behavioral Couples Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Emotionally-Focused Therapy, and Humanistic Therapy.

Clinical Experience

From 2009-2010 I worked as a drug test administrator in Michigan.  In this position I interacted with clients and probation officers and became exposed to the substance abuse and criminal justice field.  In 2010 I obtained a position working at a private community-based agency in Virginia where I primarily worked with culturally-diverse adults in both individual and group settings.  During this time I provided community-based counseling, psychosocial rehabilitation services, and individual counseling.  In 2012 I was promoted to the role of program director for a psychosocial rehabilitation program where I facilitated group counseling, provided client intakes, supervised student interns, and performed senior administrative duties until July 2016.  From February 2014 to March 2015 I worked as a couples therapist for a National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) clinical trial lead by Dr. Michelle Kelley (PI) and Dr. Matthew Henson (Co-PI) of Old Dominion University.  From August 2014 to July 2016 I worked in private practice where I provided mental health counseling services to adults and couples. From September 2016 to December 2018 I worked as a counselor at Child, Adult, and Family Psychological Center providing individual and marriage counseling. In January 2019 I opened my private practice in downtown State College where I continue to see clients today.

In addition to being a Licensed Professional Counselor, I hold a certification from the National Board for Certified Counselors and Affiliates as a Board-Certified Counselor (NCC #331635).

Areas of interest
Anxiety
Depression
Interpersonal difficulties
Adjustment-related problems
Clinical Supervision

Professional Memberships
American Counseling Association
Association for Counselor Education and Supervision
Association for the Development of the Person-Centered Approach
World Association for Person-Centered & Experiential Psychotherapy and Counseling

If you would like to schedule an appointment, or have additional questions, then please don’t hesitate to contact me.  I look forward to hearing from you!

Phone: (757) 793-8325
Email: bcarmichael@therapyemail.com

UPDATE 1/3/22: In response to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, I am only scheduling telehealth appointments. I hope to resume in-person sessions in the near future.