Updated: Aug 11
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startup nation, meet:Carla Barrow
Carla is a licensed marriage and family therapist in South Florida and loves working with couples, professionals, teens and individuals managing life-quakes, high conflict and big emotions.
Carla practiced law as an AV rated attorney for 27 years before becoming a therapist. She attributes her ability to manage the storms of her first career to years of personal therapy, and playing in the world of transformation.
She has presented nationally and locally on topics promoting mental health in lawyering and conducts workshops on Journaling, which she calls Mindfulness with a Pen.
She is currently launching an Adult Dialectical Behavioral Skills, which she calls A Taste of DBT.
Carla was married for the first time at 42, adores her husband and furry child Maltzu, Mishka, while harboring a love for Hello Kitty.
When you find yourself in a swirl, STOP (Stop, Take a step back, Observe what's going on, Proceed mindfully).
MAP the process - Try listing/sketching out the parts and people important to the flow of your business system. M (Map things out), A (Address the elements/self-audit), P (Pull from your Resources, get Personal feedback, and Pace yourself).
Make room for both mistakes and self-compassion. A swirl isn't a swirl forever. Try the DBT dialectical way, recognizing that we are both doing the best that you can AND we need to do better, try harder, and be more motivated to change.
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