Beth Carter, LPCC
Adoption Specialist, Teen and Young Adult Therapist
What I’m passionate about…
- Helping people of all ages find their way to emotional health and wellbeing.
- Helping children and families develop close, nurturing bonds to achieve the warm, loving relationships they desire.
- Helping those touched by adoption understand its impact, and to help everyone involved find the family and the healing connections they want and deserve.
Hi, my name is Beth Carter, and I am an adoption focused therapist at UpliftME Attachment-Based Therapy. As an adopted individual myself, I am deeply aware of the many challenges that adoptive families face and I am dedicated to helping adopted children and their families navigate their unique adoption experience with love, confidence, and grace.
I have come to counseling as a career later in life, as I practiced dentistry for over thirty years. But, a lifelong interest in emotional wellness, the specific issues of adoption, and a continued desire to serve others has driven me to pursue a second career, and I love it!
I am a mom of two grown children, two grown stepchildren, and I am also a new grandmother. I have a deep love of the outdoors and can be found hiking all over the mountains on any given day. I am also an avid runner, skier, reader, and traveler, and cooking for my family and friends brings me joy.
I graduated from Northwestern University with a degree in Biology and went on to dental school at the University of the Pacific in San Francisco. After years of practice, I decided to go back to my alma mater, Northwestern, and earned my Master of Arts in Counseling.
As a therapist, I am person-centered, compassion-focused, and believe in the fundamental wellness and potential of all human beings. Trauma and attachment issues are fundamental to my understanding of each person’s experience, and these are uniquely important to those who are touched by adoption. Adoption carries with it so much love and healing, but also very specific challenges. I hope to assist those who are struggling with these challenges to find peace, connection, and hope in their adoption journey.
Trained in the Nurturing Parenting Program (NPP)
Trained Trust-Based Relational Interventions (TBRI) therapist