Welcome to my very first blog! My name is Carmen Wolf and I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in Virginia, Connecticut, and New York. However, my primary and physical practice is in Virginia Beach, VA. I solely own and operate Atlantic Family and Adolescent Therapy, PLLC. I specialize in treating families and teens, but I also treat a variety of individual issues including depression, grief, and anxiety.
Family therapy is my passion. I especially love working with families who are having issues navigating the teenage years. Individual work with teens is equally as rewarding to me, but since I work from a systems approach, everyone affects everyone else in some way; I usually try to include the family in that also.
I am originally from NJ, but I also lived in Northern CA for 6 years. I was a military spouse for 10 years before my husband separated, so I can understand how hard the transitions in life can be. I received my Bachelors from Rutgers University in NJ and my Masters from Alliant International University in CA. I am still working, slowly, towards my Doctorate, also at Alliant.
I decided to start a blog because I wanted to better connect with my clients. I want to be able to offer helpful information and possibly a connection to let someone know they are not alone in life’s difficult times. If I can help people in additional ways via my blog, then that is my goal! My blogs at times may have a theme or may be completely random. I anticipate blogging about parenting tips, scientific perspectives on mental health, grief, teens, the brain, depression, etc. If you have a topic you would like to hear more about please let me know.
I encourage comments on my articles, whether they agree with me or not. I appreciate feedback and constructive criticism. Please feel free to email me and share any posts you feel may interest others. My email is: CarmenWolf@AtlanticFamilyTherapy.com
Thank you for taking the time to read my welcome introduction and I look forward to providing you with useful and thoughtful information.
-Carmen Wolf, LMFT