253 . 651 . 3752

Helping people bring structure and calm to chaos

Deanne Carter, LMHC

253 . 651 . 3752

Helping people bring structure and calm to chaos

Deanne Carter, LMHC

Need DeStress tools right now?​

Complete this four part course in about two hours

with guided strategies to find calm in the chaos

and stay cool under pressure.​ For $49

1. Expand your Awareness​

  • Identify the signals of a trigger and what to do about it

2. Transform by updating your programming ​​

  • Make space for mental clarity to increase your presence and ability to problem solve

3. Take more strategic action

  • Become more responsive and resourceful to yourself and others

  • More effective decision making  

How can you help me?

Feel like you don’t know who you are?

Do you experience invasive thoughts that you can't stop?

Is your partner relationship not what it used to be?

Are you struggling to connect with life

People come in for a variety of issues: struggling through a transition, coping with the aftermath of an affair, tired of having the same arguments with loved ones, people who want to feel more fulfilled, and even therapists who are seeking their own growth. 


​Old beliefs like "I'm not good enough" or "I'm not important" can get in the way of your happiness. Change happens when you update these negative beliefs.


Since 1996, I've been helping people shift sabotaging behaviors and focus on solutions. Stop blaming, power tripping, and disrespecting yourself or your partner. ​

Call me, and we can talk about which option works best for you.


  • Weekly individual appointments (currently full)

  • Individual Intensive - shift the root of the issue and start making changes now

  • Relationship Coaching Intensives

 “Why do the work in longer sessions rather than the traditional therapy hour?”

The traditional therapy hour includes a check in and closing. It’s important for the therapist to assess your current state to guide the session content, as well as assist you to be ready to integrate outside of the office after each session. While that is necessary, the longer sessions allow the work to unfold deeply.

Research shows that intensive sessions allow clients to achieve their therapeutic goals in nearly half the time. This is cost effective and very satisfying to clients to overcome those trigger reactions and behaviors in a shorter period of time.

“How many intensive sessions will I need?”

After completing two or three days, most people notice changes in how they manage emotional situations and an improved sense of boundary setting. They tend to be more calm and able to make decisions with more ease. Others report not explaining or defending themselves, or getting hooked in other ways. Clearing out old templates/stories we live by, can give you more ease of experiencing emotions and give your adult self a fresh perspective and allow you to easily update strategies you are using in current life situations. People with complex trauma may complete a few more intensives, or do 2.5 hour sessions to experience the same results.


It is important to work with someone who is a good fit for you. As a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) and National Certified Counselor (NCC) with over 20 years of experience, I can support you in gaining clarity about where you would like to be in your life.




For therapists seeking in office or virtual licensure supervision, I am a Washington State Clinical Supervisor for LMHCAs. (Currently no openings)

If you have a telehealth appointment scheduled, sign in to the waiting room here.*

*Test your audio/visual technology prior to your appointment.

If your computer does not support the use of, we can arrange to use VSee or PsychologyToday. Click here for the link. 


How do I get started? 

I currently have openings for individual or couple intensives (1/2 day sessions). 

Virtual Laser Coaching

30 minutes - Ask Me Anything - 

coaching for individual or couples: Pay here:$100

Don’t just survive – thrive.

Get strong through the struggle.

Call 253.651.3752 to get started.

What clients say:​

Deanne Carter is an amazing therapist and healer.  I started working with Deanne in June 2018 after years of struggling with Complex PTSD, unresolved childhood trauma, depression and the laundry list of struggles that comes with those issues.  I had been in group therapy, individual counseling and recovery programs for years, but still felt stuck, misunderstood and that the tools provided were not effective for me for long term healing from my C-PTSD.  


When my therapist retired and my group therapy ended, I approached Deanne as I found that she was trained in EMDR, a methodology I hadn't tried yet.  As we started on my therapy journey we did, and continue to, use EMDR but also so many other tools that Deanne brought to the table.  I soon gained a high level of trust with Deanne, something that doesn't come easy to me as a person that has a background of trauma.  Since we have started, I continue to see significant progress with healing my anxiety, depression, hypervigilance, childhood trauma issues and most importantly, my relationships with friends, family and the world at large.  


In addition, my effectiveness in my outside recovery programs have much improved as well, as I am beginning to recognize and understand the root of addiction and how to use the solutions presented in those programs.  In conjunction with this, I have been able to find a spiritual path for myself that is mine and I am beginning to trust.  In short, I have learned to trust myself as part of this process and our work together has been, and continues to be, effective in a profound way for me.  


Deanne is very professional and current with the most cutting edge therapy but also exhibits deep empathy, understanding and insight that comes with experience healing people who tend to resist looking inside themselves to find their healing path.  She has provided me with a safe environment to delve into, understand and heal my inner depths.  Considering where I started and where I am now, the above accolades don't due justice to how grateful I am to have found Deanne as my therapist.  I have recommended her to many of my recovery friends who were searching for a trauma therapist and highly recommend Deanne as a therapist, relationship counselor or spiritual coach.  Thank you Deanne for your commitment to this work and my recovery!


~Brad, Tacoma WA


I encourage you to read over my website and schedule an intake meeting. If you decide within the first 15 minutes we are not a good match, you owe nothing. Otherwise, we’ll take time to carefully assess how to turn your concerns into goals and your pain into wisdom.

253.651.3752 or

email me to schedule an appointment

Emails and voicemails are typically returned

within 8 hours Monday through Thursday.

Licensed mental health counseling and coaching services for teens, adults, individuals, and couples.  

Located in the Stadium District, serving the Tacoma, Sumner, Puyallup,

Steilacoom, and University Place area in Pierce County, Washington​


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therapy treatment, nor establish a counseling or coaching relationship with the reader. 

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