Carmen Rickman, DSW, LCSW-C serves clients via telehealth throughout the state of Maryland at the Center for Adoption Support and Education. She has provided mental health services to children, teens, families and groups in various therapeutic settings, providing in-home, outpatient and residential mental health therapy. Carmen has experience working with clients who have challenges managing anxiety; adjustment disorders; depression; ADHD; trauma; abuse; attachment disorders and conduct disorders. Carmen has been trained in Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), Motivational Interviewing (MI) and Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR) to facilitate positive change and growth in her clients. Her strength based approach typically incorporates art and play based modalities. She is passionate about helping clients develop the tools and skills necessary to cope with challenges, as well as identify and explore strengths that lead to improved self-worth and quality of life. Carmen views therapy as a collaborative process and welcomes the involvement of family members, care providers, and medical professionals.