Caroline Conley, CSW
Caroline was born and raised in Northeast Texas, but her heart has always resided in Utah with her extended family and Utah’s climate and scenery. She earned her bachelor’s degree in psychology from Brigham Young University and then began working as a staff at a residential treatment center for women and teen girls with eating disorders. Caroline found true joy while working with these courageous women and knew she wanted to do more to help those battling emotional distress and mental illness.
After several years’ experience in a residential setting, Caroline pursued her master’s degree in clinical social work at the University of Utah. While working on her degree, she was able to gain more experience working with adolescents both in the public school system and in residential treatment. These experiences helped her decide to continue working with teenagers because they are full of surprises, fun, and potential, and they need all the support and love they can get while on their journey to discover who they are and want to become.
Caroline was drawn to New Haven for our emphasis on values. She believes values are a core part of a person’s identity, can be a source of self-esteem, and act as a compass to help achieve personal goals. Caroline’s own values align with New Haven’s focus on the family. She credits her family for supporting her through her own challenges and finds strength in knowing that they will always be there for her.