Carrie is a licensed clinical social worker (LCSW). She studied psychology and engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign before earning a master’s degree in social work (MSW) at Loyola University Chicago. Carrie has a passion for working with children and adolescents and building safe and trusting relationships. She believes that a strong therapeutic alliance is the catalyst for client change and resilience. Carrie uses a strength-based and collaborative approach, combining cognitive behavioral therapy and solution focused techniques. Her experience working as a school social worker in Chicago and Austin has allowed her to help clients and families navigate within the school system. Carrie specializes in working with ADHD, anxiety, autism, depression, trauma, grief and loss, ODD, social problems, and self-esteem challenges.
Vida Clinic specializes in school-based mental health and provides a range of services that include individual, family, and group counseling; teacher training and consultation groups; school-wide workshops and trauma-informed culture building.