Carly Guari, LPC

You might be asking, “But what about my kids that are older than 7 and need help?!” Don’t worry! I’m here to help you and your older children through many different challenges and stressful experiences. I specialize in Child and Family Therapy here at Bloom Therapy. I have a special focus on traumatic events throughout adolescence, but can see kids and families for any number of reasons. 

I work with children and adolescents to increase their confidence and ability to communicate their complex feelings, while empowering you (the caregiver) to find solutions and lead your families toward healing. In the case of a traumatic experience, we work on expressing the thoughts and feelings around the event and building strength so that it no longer has power over your child or family. If your child has not had a traumatic event, these skills are helpful for a number of problems including anxiety, depression, self-esteem, and opposition. 

With you, the parent or caregiver, we will work on your own experience of the event and your own roadblocks. I want you to reach your highest parenting potential. I will help you learn how best to respond to your child when they need you most. We will focus on emotions, trust, identity, and communication in every relationship, whether that is with yourself, your family, or others. I believe that once you are tuned in to your own emotions you can approach problem solving from a calm and insightful position.

If you are interested in the details, I am a Licensed Professional Counselor here in South Carolina. I grew up in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and when I say it you’ll hear my accent peek out. I have lived here since I graduated from Furman University with a degree in Psychology. I spent two years in Johnson City, TN to get my degree in Couples and Family Counseling from East Tennessee State University. I promptly returned to Greenville and worked for a year with adults and the past 4 years with children who have experienced trauma. I am trained in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) and Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TFCBT), two approaches specifically for resolving trauma in children.