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LMFT Alfred Carter

Provides online counseling through BetterHelp

Mental health conditions are real, common and treatable.

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Alfred Carter is an experienced, licensed Medical Health Professional who specializes in affordable online therapy.

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Licensing: LMFT
Years in Practice: 16
State: CA

Do you want to overcome the obstacles preventing you from being your best self? My name is Alfred Renard Carter and I'm a Licensed Psychotherapist. My clinical experience and specializations are Depression, Anxiety, Stress management and relationship dynamics (couple/marriage/family). I take a strength-based approach to empower you to overcome the psychological and emotional distress you're experiencing. I'm eclectic from a theoretical standpoint. However, I lean towards Cognitive Behavioral and Humanistic Existential theories as a base treatment modality. I believe in allowing your needs intrapsychic needs to determine the theoretical approach and interventions most suitable for your treatment. While my education and professional experiences provide me the competence to provide effective treatment, I don't profess to be an expert on you. You're the expert on your life journey. My role as your therapist is to walk with you through your past as well as present challenges to alleviate the psychological symptoms and barriers preventing you from overcoming its impact on your well-being.

About online counseling

Online counseling allows you to receive care from an online mental health practitioner via phone, video chat, or instant messaging. It is convenient for those who may have trouble getting to or would prefer not to have in-person therapy appointments. Ranging from $60 to $90 per week, online counseling is generally more affordable than in-person counseling. A study by researchers at University of California, Berkeley found that online counseling can be just as effective as face-to-face therapy while being more convenient, affordable, and accessible.

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Mr. Carter has been such a wonderful therapist who has helped me along my journey of self discovery over the past few years. He has helped me to recognize coping mechanisms I implemented as a child and understand feelings I’ve been trying to protect and how those habits don’t actually serve me anymore. He has listened and gently guided me to see the root cause of so many issues and has encouraged and supported me as I face the past trauma so I can move forward and grow. He has helped me realize that childhood trauma is not just physical or sexual and that emotional trauma and abandonment have just as much of an impact. He gave my trauma a name and it was shocking to hear the term of abandonment when, I had both of my parents present in my life. I can now see that physical presence isn’t the same as emocional security. I cannot thank him enough for all the progress I have made and I look forward to his continued support.

Jan 12, 2023


I’ve been talking with A. Carter for over a year now and he has helped guide me through every facet of my life (family, work, relationships, self-esteem, and many more). With his insightful guidance, I have grown so much as a person and I’m so very proud of the issues I have overcome after years of unsuccessfully trying to “fake it til I make it”. He has helped me uncover childhood trauma and recognize how the past has influenced my present life. I have grown so much and have uncovered so many things from my past which have been affecting my relationships and how I interact with people. It hasn’t been an easy journey and even when I feel like we have nothing pressing to talk about, we somehow can peel back another layer and I am forced to face unresolved feelings and influences. He is so easy to talk to and has an excellent ability to ask questions and share his insights while leading me to the answers that were seemingly right in front of my face. I’m so grateful and lucky to have found A. Carter who has impacted my life in so many positive ways. I’m glad I finally decided to invest in my mental health and tried different therapists until I found a good match. I used to believe that therapy wasn’t for me. However, I now know that finding a therapist who you connect with can be a challenge, but once you find the right person, that is when you can start to heal and grow. If you don’t feel like you are accomplishing your therapy goals, it might be time to try a different type of therapy or even a different therapist. There is no one size fits all and there may be some bumps in the road, but finding that connection with the right therapist can make all the difference. Thank you BetterHelp and A. Carter!! ❤️

K.E.·May 12, 2022


Mr. Carter is professional, attentive, open , and respectful. He takes the time to listen and doesn’t impose his views or thought he allowed me to find my way and kept me from veering off my set path.. Truly a light,

D.E.·Jul 23, 2021


My favourite thing about Alfred is his tendency to counsel in a way that is less him telling you how to fix the problem and more him encouraging you to listen to your gut, find the root cause for the issues and become more comfortable depending on yourself. He offers insightful guidance and is attentive and thoughtful, but he really encourages you to develop your own insights.

C.R.·Jul 20, 2021


I have signed up for my second round of sessions with Alfred after my first round went well. Alfred was understanding, supportive and effective in our time working together. I trust in him and his ability to help me manage my mental health which is invaluable. It’s great to have the confidence in this second round of sessions with Alfred. I know I will be in a better place once they’re completed with Alfreds help and guidance.

R.O.·Mar 12, 2021


Alfred is great. He's attentive, respectful and insightful. I've made progress with him and I'm grateful.

C.R.·Feb 03, 2021


When I first was looking around at where I could do online counselling I came across BetterHelp. I did a short serve that allowed them to connect me with somebody most qualified for my specific needs. Alfred has been full of insight and questions that helped me begin to process my own emotions on my own two feet. I’m grateful for all he has allowed me to share and all the progress he has granted me. I am now in a better position to push through the obstacles of life with full force.

B.E.·Nov 18, 2020


Renard is great. Soft. Listens. Understands your goals. Takes the time to learn about you. Helps you find the wisdom already inside you

A.L.·Nov 13, 2020


Alfred helped me so much more than I would have expected. He listened and understood all my needs and helped me with many coping strategies and different ways to work through things. I would recommend him to everyone. Thank you!!

T.A.·Nov 11, 2020


Alfred is a good guy, responsive and understanding. He listens and helps with perspective. He really helps focus on the positive without negating the challenge we are currently dealing with.

M.A.·Aug 23, 2020


I have never had a counselor who has been so good at listening and asking thought provoking questions like Renard has. He has been able to ask the right questions which have allowed me to connect the dots of past experiences and figure out how they have influenced my present behaviors. I am amazed at how much we accomplish in a 30 minute video session and messages throughout the week. He is great about responding to all my questions and analyzing the information I am sharing with him and then getting me to consider things in a way I haven't been able to figure out on my own. I am so grateful for all I have accomplished with Renard and I look forward to continuing to work with him in the future.

K.E.·Aug 15, 2020


Alfred Carter has already given me tangible tools and observations in our two sessions together so far. I feel like he is a balance of both listening, while actively asking questions and giving tools to use. I wanted a councilor to challenge me, and to give perspective I didn’t have and not only listen to me venting. Alfred Carter is the type of councilor I was looking for and look forward to what progress I can make.

L.O.·Aug 03, 2020


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