Carolyn Bridges, Psy.D., LCP
Dr. Carolyn Bridges is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist in the state of Virginia. She is a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional (CCTP-I) and a Complex Trauma Treatment Professional (CCTP-II). She provides individual therapies for adolescents and adults to address a wide range of concerns, including depression, anxiety, mood, relational concerns, and stress. She provides couples therapy, including premarital therapy. Dr. Bridges works from an Interpersonal/Psychodynamic Therapy perspective, while also including beneficial aspects of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Sensorimotor Psychotherapies, and mindfulness. Her experience includes working with persons diagnosed with severe mental illness in both inpatient and outpatient settings.
One of Carolyn’s areas of specialization is Women’s Reproductive Mental Health. This emerging field addresses the unique impact that women’s reproductive health may have on mental, emotional, relational, and spiritual wellbeing due to experiences such as changes in hormones (e.g., Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder), infertility, pregnancy, high-risk pregnancy, miscarriage, abortion, birth, postpartum (e.g., Postpartum Depression and Anxiety), breastfeeding, and menopause.
Dr. Bridges attained her Masters (M.A.) and Doctorate in Clinical Psychology (Psy.D.) from Regent University. She is passionate about bolstering her local church’s understanding of mental health issues and enjoys consulting with church leadership teams to enhance their understanding of mental health disorders, equip them to better serve their congregations, and avoid burnout.
Carolyn has experience moving across the country throughout her life, including during the time her spouse served in the US Air Force. She enjoyed being a stay-at-home parent during her three children’s early years. Drinking tea and reading books are a few of Carolyn’s favorite things.
Specialties: consultation, depression, anxiety, trauma recovery, women’s reproductive mental health, military families