Carly McCarvill, MA, ED.M, MHC-LP
(She, Her, Hers)
Dr. Fallon’s Practice is thrilled to welcome aboard Columbia University trained psychotherapist, Carly McCarvill, MA, ED.M, MHC-LP! Carly is an empathetic, open minded, and enthusiastic New York State Mental Health Counselor (Limited Permit). Carly is a born and bred New Yorker who graduated Magna Cum Laude as a sociology major from Colgate University and went on to receive two master’s degrees in Psychological Counseling and Mental Health Counseling from Teachers College, Columbia University.
Carly has helped clients facing a diverse range of challenges and has received extensive training working with individuals struggling with anxiety, ADHD and learning disabilities, eating disorders, relationship troubles, life transitions, OCD / OCPD, self-esteem & self-compassion, trauma, and chronic illness. As a type one diabetic herself, Carly knows that neither shame nor guilt will lead to a change in behavior; she believes it is essential to lead with warmth, compassion, and honesty.
Carly’s primary objective is to make every person feel understood on an individual level – to show others that they are listened to and supported. She understands that each client comes to therapy with their own story, beliefs, and needs.
While Carly utilizes an eclectic approach, she frequently utilizes techniques and ideology rooted in: positive psychology (helping clients identify their strengths and highlight their accomplishments), feminist psychology (empowering clients to become independent agents and build assertiveness training skills), REBT and CBT (challenging clients’ faulty, self-deprecating beliefs and replacing them with new, more productive thought patterns), and motivational interviewing (collaboratively working with clients to create concrete, realistic goals).
Carly works alongside clients to explore the impact of their past on their present day lives, using this insight to help her clients create tangible, meaningful change. When appropriate, Carly enjoys adding levity by incorporating humor into her sessions. She strives to empower her clients to become the most content, confident version of themselves. We live in a demanding world and rarely make time to love and care for ourselves. As feminist writer, Audre Lorde argued, "self care is a radical act." Carly invites us all to be radical and learn to invest in our own well-being.