As a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Carrie focuses on helping clients and families find their way through life’s struggles. Whether the transition of a new sibling, separating from a caregiver, grieving of a loved one, or adjusting to a new move, Carrie supports and encourages children and parents with evidence-based solutions and approaches. She loves to teach children strategies for emotional regulation, focus, problem solving, and confidence building. Carrie’s therapeutic philosophy can be described as developmental, cognitive behavioral, and solution focused. Carrie is continually in awe of children and the ways in which they interact with their world. She hopes that she can pass on strategies and find solutions in order to help children become more well adjusted, whole hearted individuals that are able to cope with whatever life throws their way.
Carrie’s education in the field of mental health began with her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from DePauw University in Indiana. She received her graduate training in Clinical Social Work from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio. Carrie’s internships and focus in training were on early childhood mental health and parent coaching as well as trauma and attachment in the foster care and adoption settings. Carrie has been licensed to provide mental health counseling since 2005 and has worked in various settings from schools, in-home services, to hospital-based care. Carrie has recently joined private practice to better meet the needs of both her clients and her family.
As “Mama” to two elementary-age children she understands the difficulties in putting parenting theories into real life practice. On a regular basis she has to put her own advice to use to survive the chaos of family life. Parenting is not for the faint of heart and pushes buttons you never even knew you had! Carrie hopes to help parents meet their needs while also meeting the needs of their children. By engaging with the entire family system, Carrie hopes to meet the needs of both parents and their children.
Carrie primarily works with:
- Preschool Age (Birth – 5yrs)
- Children (5-9yrs)
- Pre-teens (10-12yrs)
- Adolescents (13-17yrs)
Areas of Interest:
- Transition Concerns (divorce/grief/moving/new sibling/school)
- Parent Coaching
- Trauma and Grief
- Foster Care/Adoption
- Anxiety (separation/generalized)
- Emotional/Behavioral Regulation
- Interpersonal Relationships/Attachment
- In Utero Drug/Alcohol exposure