(540) 977-6300 [email protected]

Carrie M. Lanning, MS, LPC


  • Anxiety
  • Depression/Mood Disorders
  • Adjustment Disorders


  • Abuse (physical, sexual, financial, verbal, emotional, etc.)
  • ADD/ADHD & Behavioral issues
  • Adoption
  • Adjustment Disorder
  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety
  • Autism Spectum
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Depression
  • Eating Disorders (anorexia or bulimia nervosa, binge eating, etc.)
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Family Issues
  • Grief / Loss / Bereavement
  • Identity (ethnic/racial, gender, sexual, etc.)
  • Life Coaching
  • Life Transitions
  • Mood Disorders
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
  • Oppositional Defiance
  • Parenting Issues
  • Panic Disorder
  • Relationship Issues
  • School Issues (bullying, poor behavior or grades, text anxiety, etc.)
  • Self-esteem Issues
  • Self-harm
  • Spirituality
  • Stress
  • Suicidal tendencies or thoughts
  • Trauma & PTSD
  • Weight Concerns
  • Women’s Issues

Carrie has a BS in Psychology and a MS in Counseling and Human Development. She became licensed as a Professional Counselor in January of 2017. Carrie has worked several jobs in the counseling field including being a day treatment counselor for school-aged children, a mental health supports counselor with adults, an intensive in-home counselor for children, adolescents and their families, and has been working in the outpatient field since October of 2015. 

Carrie believes most problems result from the inability to communicate thoughts and feelings in an appropriate and assertive way leading to problems in relationships with others at home, school, work or social situations. Carrie will use a strengths-based approach to help clients identify what triggers their emotions, how to cope with their thoughts and feelings, and how to put learned skills into practice. She focuses on increasing client’s self-awareness skills to show clients how their behaviors affect those around them and how other’s behaviors affect them as well.  She also teaches clients how thoughts affect feelings which, in turn, affect actions clients choose to take.

Carrie is a Licensed Professional Counselor with over 15 years of experience in counseling children, adolescents, and adults. Her areas of interest include treatment of anxiety, mood, and trauma/stressor-based disorders. Other mental health issues of importance to Carrie include ADHD, Autism Spectrum disorder, grief and loss, self-esteem and body image, and family/relationship issues. Carrie’s therapeutic style is person-centered, and she believes a trusting, honest, and mutually respectful relationship is the key to working through problems openly. Carrie also uses many types of play, art, and cognitive behavioral therapy techniques in hopes of building healthy, positive, and appropriate coping skills. She teaches tools to help clients accomplish their goals to be their best selves, and to improve their quality of life.


To schedule an appointment:

Ages of Patients:

  • Children (5 to 12 years)
  • Teens (13 to 17 years)
  • Adults (18 to 40 years)


  • Individuals
  • Families

Treatment Modalities:

  • Art Therapy
  • Coaching
  • Cognitive-Behavioral
  • Compassion Focused
  • Dialectical Behavioral
  • Eclectic
  • Exposure Responsive Prevention
  • Family Counseling
  • Family Systems
  • Integrative / Interpersonal
  • Mindfulness-Based (MBCT)
  • Narrative
  • Person-Centered
  • Play Therapy
  • Psychoanalytical
  • Psychodynamic
  • Rational Emotive Behavior (REBT)
  • Reality Therapy
  • Relational
  • Sand Play
  • Schema Therapy
  • Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)
  • Strength-Based
  • Trauma Focused / Trauma Informed