Carrie is organized, logical, direct, firm with boundaries, playful, and creative with new ideas and interventions. She has been working for over a decade with teens and their families.
Carrie received her Bachelor of Science degree 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. In this setting she learned that more successes are reached with adding to freedoms and making appropriate adjustments rather than using control to manage a situation. Carrie went on to complete her Master’s in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at the University of Utah.
Through the years, Carrie has gained specific expertise in working with adolescents that struggle with trauma, anxiety, depression, and oppositional defiance. Carrie is certified in DBT and TF-CBT (Trauma focused cognitive behavioral therapy) for adolescents and children, she is also trained in art therapy and sand tray.
Carrie understands that therapy is more than just talking, it is experiencing. She helps her clients process hard emotions and events, through experiences, when they don’t feel ready to talk. Carrie believes that healing the emotions, the mind, and the soul leads to greater fulfillment in life. She helps her clients feel safe enough to make beneficial life changes by genuinely caring about them.
Some of Carries personal interests include cooking, baking, sewing, reading, and swimming.