Born in California, Carrie has spent the majority of her life in Southern Utah enjoying the red rocks and intense hot weather. Carrie received her bachelors of science in Psychology at Southern Utah University. While doing her undergraduate work Carrie worked as a staff member at a residential center for teens and found her passion for working with adolescents to overcome and work through difficult feelings and situations. Carrie completed her master’s in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at the University of Utah. During her graduate work, she worked with adult men and women with mental health and substance abuse problems in residential settings and within the state probation and parole settings. She received extra training in working with children and teens during her education, receiving certification in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Children and Adolescents. Following the completion of her degree, Carrie worked with male and female teens in a highly structured residential setting focused on impulse control and conduct disorder issues, substance abuse, mood disorders, and interpersonal problems.
Carrie was drawn to New Haven for the programs relational focus, knowing that truly effective changes within a person happen in a setting where teens feel the care and concern of their staff, therapists, and teachers. Carrie has loved her opportunities to lead individual and group therapies, use creative art interventions, and outside of work enjoys reading, swimming, and increasing her American Sign Language skills.