Carla Barrow (She/her)


Multi-dimensional; helping professionals, family members and couples use strengths and resiliency to catalyze change and invent new futures.

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Ft. Lauderdale, FL

  • Free Initial Consultation
  • Contact
  • Individual
  • Couples
  • Family
  • Child
  • Adolescent/Teen
  • Group

About My Clients

Internal conflicts with ourself or others, leave us feeling anxious, irritated, drained and dissatisfied -- disconnected from our best self and what we always wanted in life. Changes, and big emotions surrounding them, can be scary, but with deep listening and insight, clients learn to manage anxiety, depression, worry, and grief, to move on. Therapy helps recalibrate where we are in life and relationships at work, school, the family or with a partner/spouse. New insights and choices emerge.

My Background and Approach

As a lawyer-turned-therapist, I am trained in problem solving. Clients often thank me for my warm smile and being open and easy to trust. Using systemic foundations, I help adults, professionals, families, and couples take a closer look at the people, beliefs and circumstances impacting quality of life. I understand how small changes in one area can impact the whole. I believe life is negotiable and that clients are experts in resiliency. I listen for their strengths and resources, and work collaboratively with them to achieve positive outcomes, heal traumas, and address ineffective patterns of relating. Solution-focused, with extensive training in trauma/attachment, mindfulness, hypnosis and psychodrama, I use an integral, whole-person approach, uniting mind/body/spirit in the therapeutic process. My therapy toolbox also includes behavioral methods (CBT and DBT), Gottman couples techniques, family systems, psychosensory/somatic tools and expressive writing, e.g. journaling.

My Personal Beliefs and Interests

My first career was law. I came to the field of marriage and family therapy as a second career, out of appreciation for the healing therapy provides communities. In litigation, we work with many parts that make up the whole of a story, recognizing that change in any one part, however small, can radically alter a case outcome. In therapy, we also work with the parts and the whole, reframing circumstances to suit what you need from life right now, and as life progresses. After all, who you were at 15 is not who you are at 25, 50 or beyond. Sometimes, what we need are the insight and freedom to adapt. Using my training in trauma and effective communication, I help you identify where conflicts of the past -- including ruptures with family or authority figures, romantic interests, siblings and colleagues -- impair the present and future. Compassionately, we bring conflicts into full view. With guidance and feedback, clients discover new choices for action and reclaim their desired future.

I offer online counseling in the following states:
I have experience with the following
  • Multifaith

At A Glance

  • Experience: 5 years of practice
  • Languages: English, EspaƱol
  • Rate: $140 - 185/session


954-247-8120 Email Carla
2419 E. Commercial Blvd.
Suite 203
Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33308
7451 Wiles Rd
Suite 206
Coral Springs, FL 33067

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