Carrie employs a warm and engaging style in her approach to therapy. She seeks to connect with each of her clients in a way that makes them feel comfortable and understood. Carrie’s philosophy is grounded in psychodynamic psychotherapy, meaning that therapy is utilized to understand not only the symptoms presented, but also the roots of the symptoms, leading to longer-term change. Carrie’s hope is that she helps clients not only resolve the immmediate
challenge for which assistance is sought, but that she can also help them develop the tools necessary to carry the skills forward and apply them to other challenges they may face in the future.
Carrie received her Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from the University of South Florida in 1996 and earned her Master’s Degree in Social Work from New York University in 1999. She completed a two year post graduate certificate training program in psychodynamic psychotherapy through the Contemporary Institute for Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis in Sarasota, Fl. Carrie is also involved in ongoing advanced training programs in both individual and couples psychodynamic psychotherapy through the International Psychotherapy Institute in Chevy Chase, MD. She has advanced training in child play therapy, which she currently utilizes with families. Carrie is a qualified supervisor for Clinical Social Workers, Marriage/Family Therapists, and Mental Health Counselors.
Carrie’s has had over fifteen years of clinical experience in a variety of areas. She has worked in both the public and private sectors as a therapist, clinical supervisor, and program administrator. Because of her extensive experience and expertise, she is often asked to present educational lectures to various groups, including to other professional colleagues and organizations. Carrie has been in private practice in Tampa, Fl since 2002. The foundation of her practice was built on her work with children and their families. Since 2006, Carrie’s clinical practice has evolved to focus solely on Adult Individuals and Couples, while continuing see some Adolescents, primarily utilizing a psychoanalytically oriented psychotherapy approach.
Carrie’s Professional Affiliations
Carrie is a member of the International Psychotherapy Institute, a professional learning community advancing the education of psychodynamic psychotherapy.
Carrie’s Areas of Specialization
Carrie’s specialties include Marriage/Couples Therapy, Adolescent/Family therapy and Therapeutic Parent Coaching. She also specializes in Individual Adult Psychotherapy for those desiring a more fulfilling and satisfying life through insight oriented work.