Carmichael Psychology PLLC was founded by Dr. Chloe Carmichael, a Licensed Clinical Psychologist. Carmichael Psychology PLLC provides clinical therapy and coaching services to a variety of clients: in individual, couples, and/or family/group in-office setting and in a HIPAA-compliant online platform setting. It specializes in stress management, anxiety, relationship issues, and goal attainment.
Why did you choose this particular business/industry?
I love working with people, especially with my clinical training that allows me to help people stay on track, see things clearly, and navigate certain situations more successfully. I was a yoga teacher before I became a clinical psychologist, so I’ve been studying with mindfulness, various forms of meditation, and breathing techniques for years. Blending those tools with psychology techniques to help people acheive goals is very fulfilling for me, and I’m very excited to share them with the world in my new book, Nervous Energy: Harness the Gift of Anxiety for Success.
Who is your ideal client?
High-functioning individuals – intelligent and motivated people who want to do even better in life, who want to harness their anxiety and interpersonal relationship skills in a more sophisticated way. They are people who are not struggling with serious thoughts of harm to self or others. I am currently under contract with Macmillan Publishers for a book on high-functioning people.
What would your clients say about you?
My clients would say that working with me is like having a safe space where they are able to share whatever they like without being judged and that it will remain confidential. My practice has three dedicated receptionists who answer clients’ calls or emails seven days per week, which my clients appreciate because it saves them from playing phone tag just to get basic information or book a session. They also appreciate the concierge-like services we provide them, like checking their insurance benefits, filing claims, and liaising with their insurance company so that they are not stuck dealing with paperwork.
What do you love about your life?
I truly love most every aspect of my life- I am deeply fortunate to have a wonderful family, and a career that gives me such incredible freedom. I enjoy spending time with my husband and our son; as well as rising at the crack of dawn to drink coffee and write in solitude.