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Carnessca Butler, LPPC-S
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Carnessca Butler, LPPC-S

Clinical Therapist




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Carnessca is excited to help individuals recognize their strengths and areas for growth to improve their overall quality of life. She is passionate about providing therapy to culturally and ethnically diverse populations and has been doing so for over a decade, working in a variety of settings, including community mental health, schools, and jails. The focus of my work is to provide a space of compassion and empathy to empower clients to determine their goals and live life in a way that is authentic and genuine. Her areas of interest include but are not limited to anxiety, interpersonal relationships, life transitions, cultural integration, family challenges, and identity development. I take an eclectic approach to therapy that involves Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Person-Centered Therapy, Solution-focused Therapy, and different family therapies and techniques. In her work, Carnessca provides services to adults, adolescents, couples and families. 

In her spare time, she enjoys running, reading, and keeping up to date with pop culture.  



Credentials, Qualifications and Languages

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    Northern Illinois University, MS in Education in Counseling, 2009

Carnessca has been able to work in a variety of settings which have allowed her to work with new clinicians and students. She got her supervision designation while working with college students on a multidisciplinary team and coordinating with the college of education to train new counselors. As Carnessca continues to seek trainings to deepen her understanding of the impact of environment & cultures on mental health as well as ways to provide quality therapy to individuals and families.

Why Healthcare

My ideal client would be someone who is ready to make changes and begin therapy. I would enjoy working with someone who has goals but may need some help clarifying them and making a plan to work toward them. They would want to improve their anxiety and relationships to improve their overall functioning.

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