Carolyn is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) and Certified Clinical Supervisor in the state of New Jersey. Carolyn received her Master's of Social Work degree from Fordham University, with a specialization in Children and Family studies.
Carolyn treats children, adolescents, adults, couples and families. She has extensive experience providing therapy services for trauma, addiction, and family/partner struggles. Carolyn has worked in a range of therapeutic settings that include schools, intensive outpatient programs (IOP), outpatient clinics, and in-home therapy through New Jersey’s System of Care (CMO). She has also been clinically trained in a family therapy-centered environment with a connection and focus on trauma and sexual assault through the Essex County NJ Rape Care Center.
Carolyn utilizes an integrated theoretical approach that is based on a family systems perspective and incorporates solution-focused and interpersonal process theory . She also incorporates some CBT interventions to help clients meet their individualized goals and make positive change. Carolyn's therapeutic style is primarily client-centered, as she works closely on building a trusting therapeutic relationship, and helps people understand underlying issues that impacts their life. She believes that therapy can be challenging and uncomfortable at times, but should also be genuine and involve humor and fun. Together, Carolyn guides her clients toward self-discovery and meaningful solutions to their problems, to help each person live a productive and fulfilling life. Carolyn is also certified to provide Nurtured Parenting and ArcGrow Skill Building Interventions.
Prior to working in private practice, Carolyn has taught in the Graduate School of Social Services at Rutgers University for five years and believes strongly in the critical need for mastery in theory to effectively work with patients. She has also spent several years as the Program Director for community-based children and adolescent therapeutic programs that centered around substance abuse awareness, gang prevention, trauma, and social/emotional development