Thaw the Iceberg Online at Serenity Cafe Academy

 Discover Your True Self as You Initiate Healing for Any of These: Abandonment Issues, Toxic Shame, Adult-Child Syndrome, Addictions, Codependency, Trauma (Emotional, Physical, or Sexual), Attachment Issues, "I'm Not Enough" (False Self), and Imposter Syndrome (Invented Self)

Thawing the Iceberg Online

Six Courses and E-books PLUS Personal Coaching with Author and Creator, Don Carter MSW, LCSW

Thaw– Freedom from Frozen Feelings, is about the emotional wounds of abandonment, shame, and contempt created by growing up in a less-than-nurturing family.

Thawing Adult-Child Syndrome is designed for those who want to heal Issues such as abandonment, shame, addiction, Complex-PTSD, and codependency. Focus is on the Impact in current Relationships

Thawing Childhood Abandonment Issues mimics the developmental processes of childhood by following that same developmental pathway to heal. Here the focus is on healing childhood wounds.

Thawing Toxic Relationships is a book about healing and co-creating healthy, functional relationships for those who grew up in a dysfunctional family such as one that included alcoholism, addiction, and/or codependency.

Based on Thawing Addiction, Serenity Cafe Recovery Center is different than the other courses here at Serenity Cafe. It is built to provide an online structure, services, and Community similar to an intensive outpatient program.

Thawing the Spirit: STOP treating the symptoms of emotional or psychological distress! Use them to trace, unpack, and heal the root cause with Don's "Reverse Engineering Symptoms" and "R.A.D.I.C.A.L. Reintegration Protocol".

Don's Newest Release March 2023

Thawing The Spirit: Blending Science with Spirituality from a Biblical Perspective

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Are You Familiar with the
Elephant-in-the-Living-Room Metaphor?

"Maybe if We Ignore it, The Elephant Will Go Away"

Don Carter MSW, LCSW

Therapist, Author, & Recovery Coach

The middle of seven children, Don grew up on a farm with hard-working parents who had their own issues from childhood. The farm work led to a scholarship to play football at the University of Missouri at Columbia in 1977-79. He followed that with a brief stint with the New Orleans Saints in 1980. That experience was cut short by a developing problem with alcohol and drugs. 

A series of childhood tragedies, depression, anxiety, and bouts with addictions led him to an inpatient treatment program in 1986. Don found treatment and recovery such a profoundly gratifying experience that he returned to school, finished two degrees, became a licensed therapist, and for the past 35 years has dedicated himself to helping others find their way out too.


Thawing the Iceberg Online

Choose What is Right for You. "Easy Does It, But Do It!"

Thaw the Iceberg one course at a time, bundled together, with or without counseling or coaching services. Choose the best fit for you or, if you are not sure and have questions... 

Book a Free Consultation with Don

People have different needs and are starting from different places. Serenity Cafe Academy and the Thawing the Iceberg Series can be so overwhelming for some that a simple Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) section won't be enough to make a good decision. Especially since the most frequently asked question by far is: "Where do I start? Which course is best for me?"

For that reason, I have created an online scheduler so anyone can schedule a session or free consultation. Click the link and choose a day and time that suits you. I will let you know if there is a conflict (there is usually not a conflict).

Below are my recommendations for various scenarios. 

For Those New to Counseling or Coaching
If you are new to counseling or coaching, it is STRONGLY recommended that you start with a professional evaluation and recommendation for where to start. Once you get into the flow of it, if your counselor or coach agrees then would be a good time to start one of these courses.  

For Current Counseling or Coaching Clients of Don
If you are already a client, you already have access to these resources ~ all of them, for as long as I can keep them online. (Let me know if you have any trouble accessing them.)

For Those Currently in Counseling or Coaching with Another Professional
Talk with your counselor or coach to see if they think this would be complementary to what they are doing with you. Follow their advice. The courses here are not meant to replace professional help but to supplement it. If your coach or therapist would like to have access to your courses let me know and I will add them in your name. 

For Those With Experience or Training in Therapy and Personal Growth
You are welcome to use the course or courses as you see fit, which includes scheduling a session from time to time when/if you have questions. Keep in mind, again, that these resources are not meant to replace professional help but to enhance and supplement it. 

For Professional Counselors and Coaches Using These Resources with Clients
You are welcome to use these resources with your clients at no charge to you. Just have each client enroll and name you as their counselor or coach. Then send me a copy of your credentials (i.e., license or certification).  Keep in mind, again, that these resources are not meant to replace professional help but to enhance and supplement it. 

Tips for Everyone and Anyone Considering the Journey of Recovery
Doing these activities alone has its place and benefits. However, doing them with an accountability partner or group is even better. Invite a close, safe, like-minded friend or friends to join with you. Let me know when someone you invite takes you up on it and I will give them a 50% off coupon to join you. If your accountability partner is your therapist or coach, I will enroll them for free under your name.

If you are caught up in an active addiction or severe depression., seek professional help immediately. If you are in danger of withdrawal or self-harm, call 911 or equivalent, go to your local emergency room, or call your local law enforcement office. 

Thaw the Iceberg Online

A Course at a Time, 

Bundled Together,

With or without

Coaching or counseling

Counseling & Coaching Services

Can't Come In Person? Join Me Online with Our  HIPPA-Compliant Web Conferencing Platform

Serenity Cafe Academy

In this 26-minute Sample Lesson, Don Summarizes the Relationship Between Depression, Anxiety, Addiction, and Compulsion, then Summarizes the Solution. (Use Full Screen Mode)

Here's Just Some of What's Included Plus More Than I Can List Here

Thawing the Iceberg Online
at Serenity Cafe Academy 


All Six Thawing the Iceberg Series Ebook Downloads

$50.00 Value

All Six Thawing the Iceberg Series Online Courses

$230.00 Value

Minimum One Hour of 1:1 Coaching with the Don Carter

$120.00 Value

All Future Courses, Therapy Cards, and Downloads

Unlimited Value

All Live Webinars, Events, and Webinar Replays

$1440.00 Value

Total Monetary Value: $2,200+

But The REAL Value is Determined by You and Your Level of Commitment. 

It will be Worthless if You Don't Do the Work, Priceless if You Do!

Is Counseling/Coaching For You?

I can offer the tools and I can join you on the journey, but YOU have the hard part! YOU have to take the steps, complete the work, and follow the path(s). While this does NOT require perfection it does call for commitment and discipline. You need to ask yourself how badly you want it.

My Availability

There is only one of me and my availability ebbs and flows. There may be a lag in taking on new clients from time to time. If you see the options to enroll in counseling or coaching below, it means I am currently taking new clients. The option to sign up for the courses will always be available. 

Notice and Recommendations

Although they can enhance professional help, these courses are not meant to replace professional evaluation and therapy. If you don't get that with me as your counselor or don't already have a counselor,  please reach out to someone for evaluation and recommendations.

If you are feeling like hurting yourself, having an emotional crisis, or even thinking of suicide STOP and go to a local emergency room or call a local law enforcement agency. Here are some resources to find help in the USA: Local Suicide Hotline Information 

Final Notes

If you already have experience or training in counseling and feel competent to take the courses and resources only, feel free to do that. You can ask questions at the live webinars and events. You can also message me and text me with questions from the portal.

Doing these activities alone has its place and benefits. However, doing them with an accountability partner or group is even better! Invite a close, safe, like-minded friend or friends to join with you. Let me know when someone you invite takes you up on it and I will give them a 50% off coupon to join you. 

If your partner is your therapist or coach, I will enroll them for free under your name. Once on board in my client portal, message me. I will get them enrolled under your name.

REFUND POLICY: If you are not completely satisfied with these resources or a specific coaching or counseling session, I will refund 100% of your money for the courses or that specific session. No questions asked.

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    All Courses, Ebooks, Webinars, Events, and 1-Hour Coaching (30, 60 minutes)$127.00
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    All Courses, Ebooks, Webinars, Events, and 2-Hours Coaching (30, 60, 90 minutes)$240.00
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12-Hour Counseling  or Coaching Package
Use as needed while working through any or all of the courses. Sessions can be between 30-Minutes and 3-Hours at one time, online or in Person. (Save $240)

Clinical Hypnosis and EMDR Sessions usually require 70-90 minutes. 3-Hour Intensives are limited to what I can schedule.

I am licensed for counseling in Missouri. Check with your state authority to see if they recognize Missouri credentials. Multi-state licensure is enacted in Missouri.
(Coaching is available in all states.)
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