Carrie Ishee is a clinical counselor, art therapist, and certified coach specializing in somatic-based creative-expressive approaches to healing.

She helps people:

What Others Are Saying About Carrie's Writing

A beautiful and evocative account of how a client feels on the other end of the so-called slippery slope, the receiving end of egregious sexual exploitation. In this book, Carrie Ishee makes the path intelligible and sympathetic without recourse to angry polemics or victimology. You will hand your heart over to her and thank her for your deepened understanding of this terrain and for the knowledge that there but for the grace ….

–Andrea Celenza, Ph.D. Assistant Professor, Harvard Medical School, Author, Sexual Boundary Violations: Therapeutic, Supervisory, & Academic Contexts

What Others Are Saying About Carrie's Speaking

Carrie Ishee’s message from her lived experience is powerful and vital. Through her compelling art work, and the healing and transformative impact of the use of creativity for repair and growth that she describes, Carrie is helping those of us who work with people who have experienced trauma, and also for all of us, to tap into other parts of ourselves.  Carrie is a generous speaker and writer, and helps others put into words otherwise nameless feelings and thoughts.  By allowing herself to be open and expressive, so many are able to hear her message of growth and restoration. 
 
Nancy Ingraham, Psy.D.
Clinical Psychologist, Psychoanalyst
Carrie Ishee’s message from her lived experience is powerful and vital. Through her compelling art work, and the healing and transformative impact of the use of creativity for repair and growth that she describes, Carrie is helping those of us who work with people who have experienced trauma, and also for all of us, to tap into other parts of ourselves.  Carrie is a generous speaker and writer, and helps others put into words otherwise nameless feelings and thoughts.  By allowing herself to be open and expressive, so many are able to hear her message of growth and restoration. 
 
Nancy Ingraham, Psy.D.
Clinical Psychologist, Psychoanalyst
Carrie Ishee’s message from her lived experience is powerful and vital. Through her compelling art work, and the healing and transformative impact of the use of creativity for repair and growth that she describes, Carrie is helping those of us who work with people who have experienced trauma, and also for all of us, to tap into other parts of ourselves.  Carrie is a generous speaker and writer, and helps others put into words otherwise nameless feelings and thoughts.  By allowing herself to be open and expressive, so many are able to hear her message of growth and restoration. 
 
Nancy Ingraham, Psy.D.
Clinical Psychologist, Psychoanalyst

About Carrie

Carrie T. Ishee, M.A., LPCC, LPAT, ATR-BC, PCC

Carrie T. Ishee is a licensed professional clinical counselor, board certified licensed art therapist, professional certified coach, speaker, and award-winning author with a private practice in Santa Fe, NM. She specializes in somatic-based creative expressive approaches to healing.

Early in her career she studied Clinical Psychology at Virginia Commonwealth University with a focus in Behavioral Medicine. She  held clinical and research assistant positions at the Johns Hopkins University Hospital in the Department of Behavioral Pediatrics (post graduate internship at the Kennedy Institute), the University of Maryland Hospital Intensive Behavioral Management Program, and in the Department of Orthognathic Surgery at the Medical College of Virginia.

Carrie Will Help You:

My mission

is to educate, teach, and inspire others to overcome shame, trauma, heartbreak, and loss and become their best selves.

My purpose

is to be a voice for transformation, help others heal shame and darkness, and inspire authenticity and connection.

My story

 is one of overcoming soul shattering trauma to become a creator of a joyful, purposeful life.