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Lara Carter LCSW

VerifiedOffers Online TherapyIn-person Meetings
Acepting new clientsAccepts Insurance
Headshot of Lara Carter Licensed Clinical Social Worker

General Office Hours

In Eastern Time

Mondayfrom 08:00 AM to 09:00 PM
Tuesdayfrom 08:00 AM to 09:00 PM
Wednesdayfrom 08:00 AM to 09:00 PM
Thursdayfrom 08:00 AM to 09:00 PM
Fridayfrom 08:00 AM to 09:00 PM
Saturdayfrom 08:00 AM to 09:00 PM
Sundayfrom 08:00 AM to 09:00 PM

What does a first session with you look like?

The first session, as with all Thriveworks therapists, will involve talking through your needs and goals for therapy — whether those involve managing depression, anxiety, relationship problems, or another mental health challenge. This will enable you to receive the very best care, as a personalized treatment plan will then be developed for subsequent sessions. Thriveworks helps people live happier, more fulfilling lives. Clients are guided and supported as they work through their unique mental health challenges – and, along the way, shown the life-changing power of therapy.

What is your style/approach to therapy?

I offer a variety of counseling approaches including CBT / Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Family Systems. In an ever-changing world, I understand the challenges of trying to prioritize your mental health and staying resilient while there are many circumstances beyond our control.

What should we know about your experiences and background?

Lara Carter is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in the state of New Jersey. Lara s goal for her clients is to provide a safe, non-judgmental environment for every individual. She aims to help clients learn how to manage their mental health effectively and work towards their personal goals while prioritizing their mental and emotional well-being. She has experience working with adolescents, adults, and families with a variety of presenting issues. These areas include depression, anxiety, mood disorders, trauma, anger management, life transitions, LGBTQIA+ issues, and substance use disorders. Lara received her Bachelor s degree in Social Work from Seton Hall University and her Master s degree in Social Work from Rutgers University. Through her educational background and professional experience, she understands the many circumstances that contribute to making us unique  culturally, spiritually, mentally, and emotionally. Lara aims to help clients through their unique mental health journey by providing them with the individualized support that they need to grow. Some of the therapeutic approaches she uses to navigate these areas include cognitive behavioral therapy, person-centered therapy, and motivational interviewing. There are times when we all need extra support to make it through the challenges we are facing. Lara helps empower clients to recognize their abilities to create positive changes in their lives and believe that they can take back control, even though life can be stressful. It takes incredible courage to reach out for help, and she is here to help when you are ready to start your mental health journey!





Sexuality Based Issues

General Expertise




Aging related concerns

Anger management

Gender identity & transgender health


Coping Skills

In-Network Insurance




Cigna EAP




First Session$200
Individual Therapy$170
Marriage & Couples Counseling$170
Family Therapy$170
Group Therapy$170

Types of Therapy

Individual Therapy

Marriage & Couples Counseling

Family Therapy

Group Therapy


Adults (25-65)

Seniors (65+)

Adolescents (13-17)

Treatment Approaches / Modalities

Compassion-Focused Therapy

Eclectic Therapy

Motivational Interviewing

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

Emotionally Focused Therapy


  • New Jersey, Licensed Clinical Social Worker, 44SC06142000


Masters of Social Work, Rutgers University

Work History


Online Therapy

Office at Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Paramus, Paramus, NJ

Frequently Asked Questions About Lara Carter, LCSW

It’s not uncommon to have questions before starting therapy. Lara Carter, LCSW, has answered a few of the questions they receive most often from new clients.

Is Lara Carter accepting new clients?

Yes, Lara Carter is accepting new clients for online therapy in New Jersey and in-person appointments at Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Paramus, 11-13 Sunflower Avenue Suite 1020, Paramus, NJ, 07652.

Does Lara Carter accept insurance?

Yes, Lara Carter accepts insurance, including Aetna, Anthem, Cigna, Cigna EAP, Humana and Optum.

What types of therapy does Lara Carter offer?

Lara Carter offers therapy for couples, families, groups and individuals.

Does Lara Carter offer in-person appointments?

Yes, Lara Carter offers in-person appointments at Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Paramus, 11-13 Sunflower Avenue Suite 1020, Paramus, NJ, 07652.

Does Lara Carter offer online therapy?

Yes, Lara Carter offers online therapy via video sessions to people in New Jersey.

How quickly can I see Lara Carter?

Lara Carter typically can speak with new clients within 48 hours. You can see their current general office hours and request an appointment on their profile page.

What languages does Lara Carter speak?

Lara Carter conducts therapy sessions in English.

Can I book an appointment with Lara Carter online?

Yes, you can easily book an appointment with Lara Carter online using Choosing Therapy’s directory.