Cynthia Rollo-Carlson, LICSW

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Image of Cynthia Rollo-Carlson, LICSW, a therapist at Lake Country Associates in Bemidji.

Cynthia Rollo-Carlson, LICSW, uses a person-centered approach that has the understanding that the client is the expert of their life. She approaches therapy with a collaborative and holistic mindset. From there she helps the individual to explore problems that are showing up and solutions that may be most helpful. Cognitive Behavioral therapy one of the main approaches that she uses as well as Strength-Based therapy and Narrative therapy.   She also incorporates motivational interviewing to help meets clients where they are at on their journey towards healing and growth. She helps clients to identify a purpose for their life that was lost along their journey.  She has a wealth of experience working with ADHD, anxiety, depression, PTSD, along with grief and trauma. She is a Certified Thanatologist, which is a special certification addressing grief and loss. There are many types of grief and loss, death being primary, but there are also losses that occur when someone goes through a divorce, looses a job, moves, or has an abuse history. She believes that everyone encompasses the inner strength and resiliency that is needed for healing, and she is here as a guide and to help individuals tap into your own resources. She also works with people who are in recovery from substance use but struggling with other areas of their life. She has experience working with Veterans and their families, particularly with those who are experiencing PTSD or MST.  She is very comfortable incorporating a Faith-based approach into the counseling experience.

Cynthia is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker and earned her MSW at the Jane Adams College of Social Work and the University of Illinois – Chicago. She earned her Bachelors of Social Work from Southern Illinois University. She also has a Masters of Arts degree in English from Bemidji State University with a focus on poetry and creative writing.  She is also a Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor and a Certified Thanatologist through the Association for Death Education and Counseling. She also teaches full time for the Social Work online program for the University of Southern California. Prior to that appointment, she taught part time at Bemidji State University for 11 years. She attended New Directions, a psychoanalytic writing institute for 3 years as well.

In her spare time, Cynthia enjoys being in the outdoors. She also likes writing and has several publications. Poetry and creative writing are her passions.

Call 218-444-2233 to request an appointment with Cynthia Rollo-Carlson.

Karen Hill, MS, LPCC
Paula Ocampo MCMHC, LPC

Feedback from LCA clients:

My therapist is great!  Of all the therapists we've had over the years, she understands our family and kids the best.  Very helpful!

Easy to get to.  Very friendly people willing to help.

Her thoughtfulness and her knowledge of helping people with depression is what I need to achieve my goals!

I'm so appreciative of my therapist's knowledge, skill and understanding.

My son and daughter are making steps toward our family goals!

My children's counselors are awesome.  I've seen huge progress in both my kids.

Easy to work with.  Made me feel comfortable!

Location is great and the staff is excellent with customer service.  Therapy is also professional and comfortable.

Talking with my therapist is helping, instead of holding it all in.

The appointment times work well with my schedule.  My children get along well with their therapists.

I always feel that my therapist is listening to what I have to say and helping me come up with practical ways to deal with things.

You are all warm, welcoming and so very helpful!  Thank you!!

The staff have good attitudes and open minds.

Meeting with my therapist has been making my life and relationships a lot less stressful.

They matched me with the perfect therapist!

They work with your schedule and do whatever they can to help you.

The staff members are always well informed and ready to help/answer questions.

My therapist was very, very kind and is an awesome problem solver.

Greatly appreciate having the option of Christian Counseling and being able to filter issues through that lens!

They gave me hope for the future.  Life saving.

I appreciated being treated normally, even though I was getting help with a difficult situation.

All the staff were friendly and helpful.  They answered all my questions.

Our counselor wanted to meet our entire family to find out how to better help our son.  She offered lots of suggestions and things to help us in the long term.

My counselor helps me out when I need it most.  I can always count on them to say the right things, even when I don't want to hear it.

Everyone was very helpful.  I'm glad I called to get help!

Quick and easy to get an appointment.  Friendly, helpful staff.

My therapist is a life saver! :-)

It is a very comfortable atmosphere.  Everyone is flexible and understanding!

She's thinking through things with me instead of just giving directions.  It shows that she cares.

Friendly and helpful atmosphere.  Feel at ease walking in.

I appreciate the text/phone reminders.

When we come in for an appointment, the reception staff always has a friendly smile on her face.

Good location, feels very professional and confidential!

Easy to work with.  You can tell they genuinely care about their clients.

I found scheduling flexible to my needs.

The receptionist staff have been amazing.  They are friendly and caring.  You can tell they enjoy their job.

The front desk staff had a positive attitude and was patient with me.

My therapist understands my child's needs and listens.

My child's therapist is awesome!  So helpful and relates well to the whole family.

Therapy at LCA has helped my progress immensely!

My ARMHS staff is awesome!  She has helped me make progress in many areas of my life.  I have better relationships now.

The receptionist knew my name after the second visit...very friendly!

I love coming to LCA.  Everybody is so friendly and make you feel so much better.

I have a great therapist.  I appreciate her assistance!

I like that the staff are flexible with scheduling.

I love the comfortable feel in the office.

I am so thankful I was directed here!

Listens to both my child and me.  Getting us through some very difficult times with care and compassion.

Very welcoming place.  We love our therapist!

I had a person to talk with about my problems and my problems are getting better.

They were open to my opinion of which counselor I see.


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