Eric Carter, LCSW

Hello, I’m Eric!

Therapist, Licensed Clinical Social Worker

I’m a born-and-raised native New Yorker from Long Island. I played lots of sports and I’m a die-hard fan of the long-suffering Knicks. Growing up I spent time hanging out with my sister and four brothers. We were a close family and always made time for one another. We found a new home in Colorado to make sure my wife and I get to see our grandbabies grow. Both of our children have found their way out here too, but we will still root for the Jets!

I always felt the need to help people through their obstacles. Listening, giving support, or just helping others make sense of life, whether they were friends, family, or people in our community church. I developed the skill of meeting someone where they were and not passing judgment while helping them.
I attended Suffolk Community College for an Associates Degree, then Stony Brook University for my Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and a Master’s Degree in Social Work. As a therapist, I have worked with different cultures and age groups. I love my work as a therapist and I’m happiest when my clients are moving forward.

Having raised two children, working with adolescents is also an area of therapy I find rewarding. Young people go through changes and can find it tough to name what they are feeling or even to understand it for themselves.  Having someone outside of the family to relate to them and not judge can help teens to develop healthy coping and communication skills, and to navigate life with increasing independence.

With clients, I often pull out a chess board and play as we talk.  I use Mindfulness Techniques in session, and personally enjoy martial arts as a way to gain awareness.  I am a black belt in Tae Kwon Do and am avidly pursuing my second black belt.   I use Cognitive Behavioral Therapy in session and find it to be a great tool to help with decision-making and focus on the choices we make as we feel.  Motivational interviewing is another model of therapy that I specialize in.  I help client see how and where they are stuck as they think about where they are and what it might take to make changes in their life.

Hello, I’m Eric!

I’m a born-and-raised native New Yorker from Long Island. I played lots of sports and I’m a die-hard fan of the long-suffering Knicks. Growing up I spent time hanging out with my sister and four brothers. We were a close family and always made time for one another. We found a new home in Colorado to make sure my wife and I get to see our grandbabies grow. Both of our children have found their way out here too, but we will still root for the Jets!

I always felt the need to help people through their obstacles. Listening, giving support, or just helping others make sense of life, whether they were friends, family, or people in our community church. I developed the skill of meeting someone where they were and not passing judgment while helping them.
I attended Suffolk Community College for an Associates Degree, then Stony Brook University for my Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and a Master’s Degree in Social Work. As a therapist, I have worked with different cultures and age groups. I love my work as a therapist and I’m happiest when the clients I see sense we are helping them move forward.

Having raised two children, working with adolescents is also an area of therapy I find rewarding. Young people go through changes and can find it tough to name what they are feeling or even to understand it for themselves.  Having someone outside of the family to relate to them and not judge can help teens to develop healthy coping and communication skills, and to navigate life with increasing independence.

With clients, I often pull out a chess board and play as we talk.  I use Mindfulness Techniques in session, and personally enjoy martial arts as a way to gain awareness.  I am a black belt in Tae Kwon Do and am avidly pursuing my second black belt.   I use Cognitive Behavioral Therapy in session and find it to be a great tool to help with decision-making and focus on the choices we make as we feel.  Motivational interviewing is another model of therapy that I specialize in.  I help client see how and where they are stuck as they think about where they are and what it might take to make changes in their life.

Having served over 7 years in the Army, including two overseas in Germany, I understand the issues that Military families are facing. They often deal with relocation, time away from their loved ones, and adjusting to a new lifestyle. PTSD, Addiction Issues, Anger Management, and Reconnecting Couples are common areas of interest that I have in my work with Vets.
Having served over 7 years in the Army, including two overseas in Germany, I understand the issues that Military families are facing. They often deal with relocation, time away from their loved ones, and adjusting to a new lifestyle. PTSD, Addiction Issues, Anger Management, and Reconnecting Couples are common areas of interest that I have in my work with Vets.