Carolyn Blackman, RN, LCSW

Carolyn Blackman, RN, LCSW

428 Escalona Drive
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
(831) 234-1951
Fax: (831) 426-9099
Contact by phone/e-mail

Wheelchair accessible

CREDENTIALS/DISCIPLINE: RN, LCSW 20 yrs in ED, EMDR and Internal Family Systems

Board Certified: Board of Registered Nurses and Board of Behavioral Sciences

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:
Number of years treating patients with eating disorders: 10+ years

Number of patients with eating disorders you treat annually: 15+

EDUCATION, TRAINING, and EXPERTISE: Family Systems, Cognitive Behavioral, EMDR, Internal Family Systems, Psychodrama, Art.

TREATMENT PHILOSOPHY:

Connection is everything. Missed connections should be repaired. Voices in the head need to be explored to unburden fears and secret histories. Eating disorders are healed within the context of family

Yes, I feel you can recover from an eating disorder and I define recovery as: No longer using ED as a coping skill.

LANGUAGES: English, Sign

POPULATIONS SERVED: Adolescents, Adults, Athletes, Children, Couples, Ethnic Minorities, Families, Females, GLBT, Males.

CONDITIONS TREATED: Abuse, Addictions, Affective Disorders, Anorexia Nervosa, Binge Eating, Body Dysmorphic Disorder, Bulimia Nervosa, Compulsive Exercise, Dissociative Disorders, Night Eating Syndrome, NOS (Eating Disorders Not Otherwise Specified), Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Overeater, Overweight.

TREATMENT APPROACHESArt Therapy, Biofeedback, Cognitive Behavioral, Couples Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, EMDR, Family Therapy, Hypnosis, Individual Therapy, Support Groups. Willing to work as part of a team.  Coordination of care with nutritionist, MD, dentist.

TREATMENT SETTINGS: Outpatient, Intensive Outpatient, Phone Counseling.

FEES: Cash, Credit Cards Personal Checks. “Provider out of the network” in a PPO: Will bill on behalf of patient