Carmella Whitehead

Carmella Whitehead, MS, LMFT is a licensed psychotherapist specializing in Men and Masculine Psychology. Each therapeutic journey is unique. It comprises of the specialized interaction between the patient and therapist. We enter into a relationship wherein we can explore, build, and create a more textured knowing of the Self. It is here where “more” becomes possible: more life, more love, more play, more feelings, more thought, more choice, more reflection.

Specializing in working with adult men who have experienced trauma, I combine psychodynamic, neurobiological, developmental, and trauma perspectives. The past can truly become past and the present freed to become reflective of the genuine talents, hopes, yearnings of the person with whom I journey.

I believe that experiences, and the creation of meaning of one’s self, derive from relationships with significant others. Therapeutic change operates both intra-psychically and inter-personally. These dynamics are most usefully explored in the evolving relationship between patient and therapist.

I have been honored to present and speak at the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT), the North Carolina Association of Marriage and Family Therapy (NCMFT), and major universities. I am endorsed by the American Psychological Association, the National Institute for Psychotherapies, The International Assoc. for Relational Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy, and Psychology Today. I am a mentor and lecturer for graduate and doctoral psychotherapy students.

I earned my B.A. in Psychology and Sociology from Randolph-Macon Woman’s College (Lynchburg, VA), and my M.S. in Marriage and Family Therapy from Auburn University (Auburn, AL). I received the honor of having my research thesis published in the scholarly journal of Contemporary Issues in Education Research.