Associate / Licensed M.F.T.
Direct Phone (424) 532-0020
Carolyn received her Master in Clinical Psychology from Pepperdine University and a BA in Literature from UC San Diego. Her passion for psychology and wellness began in her early 20s. During this time she studied mediation, mindfulness and the importance of being in the present in Northern California. This study continued for several years before she extended her learning to the mindfulness practice and research of psychologists Jack Kornfield, PhD and Dan Siegal, PhD of UCLA.
Her knowledge and experience of mental health grew to include the research-backed and empirically studied treatment modalities including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Dialectical Behavior
Therapy. She gained this experience as a research assistant at UCLA for Dr. Bruce Chorpita’s study on the effectiveness of current mental health technologies for children and adolescents. In addition, she obtained her graduate and post-graduate clinical training at the renowned treatment center for eating disorders, Monte Nido Eating Disorders Treatment Centers, as well as the outpatient treatment facility for eating disorders in Santa Monica, A New Journey.
Carolyn’s experience also extends to working with grade school children at Para Los Ninos, and at the long standing non-profit organization, The Southern California Counseling Center which
dedicates itself to bringing mental health care for at-risk populations suffering from a broad and diverse set of mental illness and interpersonal and relational challenges.
Altogether, Carolyn has direct experience working with people suffering from depression, anxiety, eating disorders, substance abuse, ADHD, self-injurious behaviors, Bipolar and related disorders and insomnia. She can also help clients find balance and fulfillment in the wake of complex life transitions.