Colby Carter, PhD

Clinical Psychologist

Colby Carter, PhD at Paradox Psychological Services

Colby Carter, Ph.D. works with individuals across the lifespan experiencing a variety of psychological stressors. He enjoys supporting children, teens and young adults in realizing their highest potential by overcoming their feelings of anxiety and depression. His therapy approach involves a blending of mindfulness techniques (relaxation, meditation), insight into past experiences, and skill building for success outside of therapy. He strives to support each client’s well-being and positive growth. Dr. Carter’s therapy style includes cognitive behavioral therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Exposure Therapy for Anxiety, and mindfulness based techniques. He also has extensive experience in psychological testing for accurate diagnostics and interventions.


After earning his Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and a Master’s degree in Experimental Psychology from California State University, San Marcos, Dr. Carter went on to obtain his Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Idaho State University.  He completed his predoctoral internship in a family medicine facility and his postdoctoral training in a private practice. The education and training that he has received have all emphasized an interdisciplinary approach to healthcare involving physicians, psychologists, nurses, pharmacists, and other professionals such as teachers. This approach provides comprehensive care in treating the whole individual.

Colby Carter, PhD offers child and teen therapy services for:

  • Anxiety (e.g., panic attacks, worrying, separation anxiety)
  • Depression, feeling down, low self-esteem
  • Addiction (e.g., substance abuse, drug abuse, alcohol abuse)
  • High Functioning Autism and Asperger’s Disorder
  • Grief and Loss
  • Mindfulness and self-compassion building
  • Bullying and social skills
  • Oppositional defiant disorder and behavioral difficulties
  • Academic stress and challenges associated with learning disability

Personal Life

Dr. Carter was born and raised in Southern California, enjoying surfing, hiking, and backpacking in the Sierras. He moved to Idaho to pursue his Ph.D. and Atlanta for his postdoctoral training where he enjoyed many of the outdoor activities these places provide. But his heart has always been in Southern California and when his training was complete he returned. When he is not working you may run into him surfing or hiking the Pacific Crest Trail.

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