Carmy Howard, LMHC, DCC

Change is possible one session at a time
Licensed Mental Health Counselor
6 years in practice
Accepted Insurance Plans:
  • Cigna
  • Empire BCBS
  • Fidelis
  • Aetna
  • American Behavioral
  • Humana

About Carmy Howard, LMHC, DCC

I am the founder of Destined Horizons, Inc. In a society where “everyday” life

stressors and even trauma have become the norm, I have always believed that there is a new

horizon of awareness that awaits. With over 15 years of experience working with youth and

families, I’ve promoted change through teaching parenting skills, working with

at-risk adolescents and providing therapy to a variety of clients. My experiences range from

play therapy with children, adolescent individual and group therapy, family therapy, couple

therapy and grief counseling. Through modalities such as Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy,

Impact Therapy, Schema Therapy, Trauma Focused and Behavioral Therapy, I have been able

to bring awareness to dark places one session at a time. I am a Licensed Mental Health

Counselor, certified as a Clinical Trauma Professional, Certified Life Coach through the

Behavioral Health & Leadership Dynamics, LLC and is credentialed as a Distance Counselor.

My greatest passion is to walk the journey with a client from obscurity to clarity, while building

on existing strengths. Life has a way of challenging us to newer horizons, through an eclectic

approach that meet the needs of each individual, I work alongside my clients to reach their

destined horizons.

Answers  (5)

This sounds very stressful. Setting boundaries is important to maintaining a peace of mind. If you have not communicated your feelings to your family member, that would be a good first step. Communicate with the intent of simply expressing your feelings and your expectations going forward. Do... more

The information above is intended as general information...  (more)The information above is intended as general information based on minimal information, and does not constitute health care advice. This information does not constitute communication with a counselor/therapist nor does it create a therapist-client relationship nor any of the privileges that relationship may provide. If you are currently feeling suicidal or are in crisis, call 911 or proceed to your local emergency room.

Long distance relationships have the addition strain of being far away. It sounds like you and your girlfriend overcame the initial challenges considering that you’ve been together for over a year and she was honest in telling you about her crush. These are some clear strengths in your... more

The information above is intended as general information...  (more)The information above is intended as general information based on minimal information, and does not constitute health care advice. This information does not constitute communication with a counselor/therapist nor does it create a therapist-client relationship nor any of the privileges that relationship may provide. If you are currently feeling suicidal or are in crisis, call 911 or proceed to your local emergency room.

Hi, your situation sounds very complicated and sensitive. It is important to handle it with care as it involves your children. When parents are attempting to co-parent, the clearer the boundaries and expectations are the easier it gets to effectively co-parent. Parenting your child is not “living... more

The information above is intended as general information...  (more)The information above is intended as general information based on minimal information, and does not constitute health care advice. This information does not constitute communication with a counselor/therapist nor does it create a therapist-client relationship nor any of the privileges that relationship may provide. If you are currently feeling suicidal or are in crisis, call 911 or proceed to your local emergency room.

I am so sorry you are experiencing this situation. Considering that you mentioned not having a place to go, it may be best to address the problem as oppose to “just take all of it”. Confrontation can be done in a healthy and effective way. Being able to communicate your feelings with the intent of... more

The information above is intended as general information...  (more)The information above is intended as general information based on minimal information, and does not constitute health care advice. This information does not constitute communication with a counselor/therapist nor does it create a therapist-client relationship nor any of the privileges that relationship may provide. If you are currently feeling suicidal or are in crisis, call 911 or proceed to your local emergency room.

I am sorry you are feeling this way. We all have narratives that we say to ourselves whether it is valid or not. In your case it would be beneficial to explore when and how this belief began and rewrite your story. There are different ways to explore and rewrite. This process requires commitment... more

The information above is intended as general information...  (more)The information above is intended as general information based on minimal information, and does not constitute health care advice. This information does not constitute communication with a counselor/therapist nor does it create a therapist-client relationship nor any of the privileges that relationship may provide. If you are currently feeling suicidal or are in crisis, call 911 or proceed to your local emergency room.

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