About Me

Soni McCarty, M.A., Licensed Mental Health Counselor, has more than fifteen years experience working as a Child Therapist, Play Therapist, Adolescent and Family Counselor.  She formed Compassionate Counseling LLC in 2013.

Ms. McCarty has extensive training and experience in treating divorce issues, depression, anxiety, childhood trauma, grief issues, unmanageable behavior problems, life transitions, family relationship issues, mood disorders, co-parenting issues, school problems, healing from abuse, separation issues, attachment issues, medical illness issues, sexual acting-out problems, aggression, and other emotional and behavior difficulties.

Ms. McCarty has presented both locally and nationally on issues related to mental health treatment. She has provided training to crisis response providers, local universities, and organizations within the foster care system.

Ms. McCarty has worked as a therapist at Kids House, the Child Advocacy Center for Seminole County; a social worker at Orlando Health, a leading provider of world-class healthcare services in Central Florida; and a therapist at the University Behavioral Center providing intensive mental health services to children, adolescents and adults.


Completed Registered Play Therapist Certification which involves 500 hours of post masters training in working with children, 15 years experience in the field of trauma, 54 hours of EMDR training

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