with Jacintha Carson
January 29, 2020
Jacintha Carson is a Board Certified Licensed Professional Counselor and has worked as a mental health therapist in the DMV ( DC, Maryland, Virginia ) area for over 9 years providing therapy to adolescents, adults, families and groups.
Mrs. Carson completed her undergraduate degree in Psychology at the University of Virginia and went on to complete her Masters degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at the George Washington University. After graduating from her Masters program, Mrs. Carson worked for a nonprofit that focused on at-risk adolescents in a Silver Spring, MD middle school. There, she started a Girls on Track/Girls on the Run program and led groups relating to social skills, self-esteem for girls, and an outdoor adventure camp. Prior to coming to the office, Mrs. Carson spent 4 years at JSSA, a non-profit in Fairfax, working with individuals, families, and leading groups. There, she helped create and facilitate a
life skills program for young adults on the autism spectrum and an anxiety group for adolescent girls.
Throughout her career, Mrs. Carson has worked with clients on topics such as coping with stress, depression, anxiety, life skills or”adulting”, life transitions, cultural identity, grief and loss. Mrs. Carson has extensive experience using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) techniques, and believes in a holistic wellness approach to therapy. She uses a strengths-based approach to improve clients thought
processes, physical health, sleep hygiene and social connections. She believes that her role, as a therapist, is to be a support, educator, and guide to help empower clients to live their best lives.
Outside of work, Mrs. Carson lives with her husband and daughter in Northern VA. She enjoys spending time with family and friends, traveling, and yoga. She also enjoys dance workouts and outdoor activities in the DMV area.