Don Carter, MSW, LCSW

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Professional Experience

Hi, my name is Don Carter. I've been in private practice as a psychotherapist for nearly 30 years during which time I have been employed at several mental health agencies around Mid-Missouri. During the eight years prior to going solo, I managed the Behavioral Health Program at Capital Region Medical Center in Jefferson City, MO. My primary specialty areas include addictions, codependency, and Adult/Child Syndrome. I have extensive experience providing therapy for...

  • Alcoholism & Other Addictions
  • Codependency & Adult/Child Syndrome
  • Depression and Anxiety Disorders
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder - PTSD
  • Attention Deficit Disorder - ADHD and ADD
  • Dissociative Disorders
  • Relationship problems.
I've worked in all settings including outpatient, day treatment, and inpatient hospitalization. I'm a graduate of the University of Missouri-Columbia, School of Social Work where I received my Bachelors (BSW) and Masters (MSW) Degrees in the early 1990's.

Professional Credentials & Organizations

  • Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) State of Missouri.
  • Member of the American Society of Clinical Hypnosis (ASCH)
  • Certified Neuro-Linguistic Programming Practitioner (C.NLP)

Personal Experience

I'm sure I am a counselor today because that's what God planned for my life. I believe the things I've experienced have made me better able to understand my clients. I grew up in a family where depression, rage, abuse and suicide were the norm.

But no family dysfunctions all the time... There were also times of closeness and love. I lost my mother to suicide when I was 18 years old and began a ten year addiction to alcohol and pot shortly afterward.

By the time I was 29 years old I was ready to go the same route as mom. The only thing that stopped me was a promise I'd made to myself that I would never put a child of mine through that - I had two kids at the time... 3 and 5 years old... so I checked into a treatment center for my addictions in 1986.

That was 22 years ago and my life has been an incredible journey since then. By the grace of God I have been able to remain sober, completed two degree programs, have had the privilege of helping hundreds of adults, adolescents, and families get what they needed, and have experienced a connection with God I have never thought possible.

Don't get me wrong... It's not always been easy and I've chosen to return for more therapy several times over the years. I lost two younger siblings in the 1990's - one to AIDS and the other to suicide. My first marriage did not survive the addictions... I was divorced two years after I got sober.

Even though hard things in life still happen... I can get through those times in healthy ways now. My passion is helping others find what I have found in life... I've made it my business to learn everything I can that will help me be the best helper I can be. My recovery has been like peeling an layer uncovers another...but each layer off has been extremely liberating!

Meet My Partner

Angie Carter

This is my wife, Angie. She's also a counselor. Angie and I have been married since 1999. Angie is a Certified Substance Abuse Counselor (CRADC). She is also certified by the Dept. of Transportation as a Substance Abuse Professional (SAP).

We love being able to work together and pursue our own dreams while helping others to do the same. Angie loves gardening, reading and photography.

Angie Carter, CRADC, SAP