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Meet Carolyn Becker of C Becker Therapy

Today we’d like to introduce you to Carolyn Becker.

Thanks for sharing your story with us Carolyn. So, let’s start at the beginning and we can move on from there.
Starting out my career as a small business developer, I learned that many entrepreneurs were influenced by their positive and negative internal experiences. Success or failure is directly correlated with the ability to manage emotions and adapt quickly to fluctuating environments. After a decade of consulting, I shifted my career to the study of psychology and how individuals may strengthen their emotional experiences to realize their professional potential. This is what compelled me to return to school and get a Master’s degree in Counseling Psychology. Fifteen years later, I have worked with many individuals to repair and strengthen relationships that are crucial to emotional health. With practical communication tools and coping strategies, challenges may be overcome, and personal goals may be achieved.

I attended the Business School at San Diego State University and graduated with a BS in Business Administration/ Marketing in 1990. The many years I worked as a small business consultant has contributed to the success I enjoy in my psychological counseling career. I have worked in the mental health profession since graduating from California Lutheran University in early 2002 with a Master’s of Science in Counseling Psychology. My training was enhanced when I served as a liaison to build collaboration between Los Angeles’s psychiatric hospitals to improve services to the mental health population. I was also an administrator for The Anger Management Program for California’s Proposition 36 Drug Treatment Program within the criminal justice system. My work in this area has given me the insight and appreciation of our mental health system.

Currently, I am pursuing my Ph.D. in Marriage and Family Therapy at Texas Wesleyan University while working with clients seeking Anger Management and Emotional Regulation.

Overall, has it been relatively smooth? If not, what were some of the struggles along the way?
The road was not always smooth, but the journey has been worth it. I grew the most when faced with a challenge. Even the difficult times served to add to my repertoire of resources that serve me today. I have encountered financial setbacks, health problems, and relationship disruptions that were distracting and left me feeling overwhelmed. However, I believe in the adage that there is no failure until we give up.

I had enjoyed a satisfying career because I just didn’t give up when obstacles were threatening my goals. I say “satisfying” because I don’t believe in an absolute success or absolute failure. I believe that everything I’ve gone through in my life has contributed to the growth of my career and the resources that I depend on to offer effective counsel to my clients.

C Becker Therapy – what should we know? What do you guys do best? What sets you apart from the competition?
C. Becker Therapy provides psychotherapy services to individuals, couples, and families that are struggling with the relationships that are central to their life. I specialize in Anger Management and Conflict Resolutions that will help calm the chaos that interrupts our relationship harmony. Useful communication tools and coping strategies will transform serious problems into workable solutions, build trust, and encourage personal growth. My psychotherapy service is for anybody that is unsatisfied with their relationships and want more from their life. The session is tailored to each client’s unique situation.

What is “success” or “successful” for you?
Success to me is when I can contribute to my clients, partners, and colleagues in a way that inspires them to persevere or make life better. I no longer measure success by financial means or by a title. Looking back, I can assign a judgment of success or failure at many points in my life. Neither declaration would be true or false. It was only a moment in a long string of moments that will ultimately change whether we want it to or not. Success and failure are fluid, and we should not focus too much on how we measured up to that moment. Social systems and opinions are often used to judge us that are not accurate or informed. Then we apply this judgment to our sense of self and wind up feeling less than or not good enough in our present and future endeavors. This is a common mistake that is neither accurate nor helpful. Instead, I espouse that success or failure is just a label that will change often. Our goal should be to measure our contribution to our world that makes a positive difference for ourselves and others. This is the only real success or failure measurement that has value.

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