Carol has a Master of Fine Arts degree from the University of Michigan and a Masters of Social Work degree from The Hunter College of Social Work in New York City. Carol also completed a post-graduate Art Therapy certificate program at the University of Arizona in Tucson. Carol has been a therapist for 25 years.
Carol has done extensive work with children, adults, families and couples in New York, Arizona and New Mexico. In New Mexico, her work experience includes Clinical Services Director at Crossroads for Women, the Veterans Health Administration and Addiction and Substance Abuse Programs (ASAP). Carol has made presentations to professional groups on subjects including crisis counseling, art therapy and identifying mental health issues in families and preschool children.
Carol uses a holistic approach when working with clients, incorporating a vast array of techniques and tools in order to meet the client’s identified needs and goals. She endorses the “recovery model,” believing that we all have the capacity to improve our lives and our ability to function more successfully in this complex and, at times, overwhelming society. She is sensitive to client diversity and difference and is always able to meet the client where she/he/they are at on their life journey(s).
Carol uses both verbal and non-verbal techniques: art therapy, play therapy, psychotherapy and evidenced based practices. She has conducted individual and group treatment for trauma using Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT) for PTSD. Carol is patient, gentle, thoughtful and has a great sense of humor. Carol is a mother and grandmother and lives with her life partner, John, two dogs and a cat. They have their home here in Albuquerque and have built a small rustic cabin in Alto, New Mexico on “the mountain”. Carol is an artist and utilizes the art process as a means of ongoing creative expression.