Vince Carter, LMSW

Specializes in Men's Mental Health

When a man needs to fix a car, he finds the right tools. But when a man is feeling unwell on the inside, our society says, ‘Man up!’ – which is never the answer. Men by nature are problem-solvers, but without the right coping tools, you might be stuck. Shame or stubbornness can hold you back, but don’t let it. Most of the men I work with say going to therapy was the best decision they made to truly solve problems, restore hope, and reclaim their lives.

I work with men of all ages. Young men navigating a new job, relationships, early fatherhood, ideas of masculinity, or older men struggling with pain, retirement, regrets, and life adjustments. I can help with issues like alcohol, substance use, divorce, trauma, grief, gambling, anger, anxiety, depression, and veteran issues (my past service in the military fuels my desire to help our veteran families). I work with teenagers as well and understand the ups and downs of adolescence. Couples therapy is also a part of my work.

I’m highly motivated, a Christ follower, and I adhere to treating anyone with respect, honesty, and dignity. I truly believe hope is possible during difficult times in life. You may be in a crisis. Maybe you’ve struggled in your relationships. You might be feeling confused and overwhelmed about what to do next. I care about your journey and I’m here to talk through any challenge you face.

EDUCATION

  • Bachelor of Social Work, Ferris State University
  • Master of Social Work, Grand Valley State University

WORKS WITH

  • Teens
  • Adults
  • Couples
  • Families

TYPES OF THERAPY

  • Person Centered Therapy
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)
  • Motivational Interviewing

People find me to be caring and personable. I value health and wellness, being part of a community, and hard work. I also value having fun, I see the importance of being responsible, and I am committed to your personal growth. I genuinely care about your stories and we’ll begin wherever you are most comfortable. We will focus on your positives and I will validate your decision to come to therapy. I’d be honored to help you on your journey to wellness.

FAVORITE SELF-CARE

I like to practice what I preach. I like to play! I enjoy spending time with family, playing with grandkids. I enjoy backpacking, fishing and hunting. I love to spend time on the tractor. I love yard work and getting dirty. I love to laugh and joke. I like good food (sometimes too much)!

FUN FACTS

  • I’ve been married for 36 years to my wife Teresa. We have two children who have started their own families. We have 7 grandchildren.
  • I love many outdoor sports.
  • I enjoy good coffee and going to different places for ice cream.
  • I have more books than time to read, but always need more books!
  • Dogs have always been my favorite pets.

LIFE MOTTO

  • “He who gives an answer before he hears, it is folly and shame to him.” -Proverb
  • “The key to success is to be a lifelong learner who continuously works hard to improve.” -Jon Gordon

Contact us to setup online therapy with Vince!

Email hello@riveroakspsychology.com

Call/text 248-717-1232