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I am available to see clients.  Confidential video-conferencing sessions are provided using the HIPAA-compliant Zoom Platform for residents of VA, MD, and KY.  Contact me for a free, telephone consultation to discuss your needs and our fit. 

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With locations in Arlington and Kensington, Dr. Gloria Carpenter is able to meet with clients around the DC metropolitan area.  Her offices are warm and inviting for individuals and couples.  Moreover, your confidentiality is prioritized in either space.

Dr. Carpenter provides high quality therapy services within an ethical and goal-oriented approach.  Clients receive a non-judgemental, empathetic, safe space to gain self-awareness and insight that will lead to change. Dr. Carpenter is sensitive to her clients’ needs, and she encourages self-compassion from her clients.  Consequently, clients are empowered to be more present, yet objective and intentional.  

Dr. Carpenter works effectively with individuals and couples.  As part of her therapy services, she will help you define and surpass your expectations.  Furthermore, her style is nurturing and direct, yet led by your needs.  Because of her genuine concern for clients, you will receive support and challenge for a healthier relationship and an overall more fulfilling life.

Dr. Carpenter specializes in psychotherapy that produces outcomes.  This private practice offers an interpersonal framework of evidence-based theories for individuals and couples to understand their emotions and  behaviors, and improve their relationships.  Therefore, therapy is a collaborative effort to help you engage your emotions and explore what obstacles are getting in the way of your happiness.

Please take a moment to explore the site, learn about therapy with Dr. Carpenter, and feel free to contact her if you have any questions.  In addition, you will find that Dr. Carpenter is also featured on Psychology Today, Therapy for Black Girls, New Millennium Employee Assistance Services, and Psyris.

With your active input, she can help you to make realistic goals and bring about a happier, healthier you!