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About
Therapist

Welcome. My name is Becky Carter. 

 

I am a licensed trauma therapist at Family Resilience Group in Arlington Heights, IL. ​ I bring more than two decades of experience in helping people of all cultural backgrounds and genders heal the wounds of relational trauma that occur in utero and beyond. I am trained in both Somatic Experiencing and Transformative Touch Therapy.

 

As a biracial, cisgender, transracially adopted female whose ancestors are West African and Sicilian, I have a particular capacity and interest in racial trauma, adoption, racial identity, & intergenerational trauma. 

In my practice, I strive to create a space where clients can understand, through a new lens, the impact of trauma, stress and pain on their whole being.  I enjoy the process of nurturing resilience in clients and supporting the regulation of the nervous system.

I work with adults and teens and have special expertise with repairing complex trauma, dissociation and sexual abuse.  As a parent to two black adopted children, I have a special dedication to supporting adoptees and their families. 

 

I also facilitate groups for both male and female survivors of sexual trauma; creating a safe and collaborative process for oppressed, shamed and vulnerable clients to be witnessed and to find their voice. Some of my additional group training offers include groups on systemic racial trauma & the body in grief. I also offer my services work for organizations, consultations, and small group discussions. 

 

In my free time, I love expressing myself creatively through blogging and poetry.

 

You can find more about my work at the Family Resilience Group here: www.familyresilience.org

  • BA in Psychology from DePaul University, 1995, MS in Human Services Counseling, National Louis University, 1999.
     

  • Trained in Somatic Experiencing, Transforming Touch Therapy for Developmental Trauma, Internal Family Systems and Treating Dissociative Disorders.
     

  • Active in roundtable discussions of treatment of Complex Trauma and Dissociation through the International Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation (ISSTD).
     

  • Present in the community on The Impact of Sexual Trauma for both Male and Female Survivors and Somatic Sexual Healing.
     

  • Train and Educate parents and therapist community on Issues of Developmental Trauma and Loss in Adoption.

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