Clinical Mental Health Counselor – Intern
Carina is a Park City native who graduated from Purdue University Global with her Bachelor of Science degree in Health and Wellness. She is currently a student at Liberty University working towards her Master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, with an anticipated graduation date of August 2022.
Carina has experience working with Active-Duty Military and their families from when she worked at the United States Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, CO. While working with our service members, she gained an understanding of the importance of incorporating the mind/body connection into therapy. Carina also has experience working with adolescents, given she worked at a Montessori school in Park City before transitioning into working as a therapist full-time. While working with this population, she learned the importance of establishing a foundational emotional awareness from childhood. Carina has many ties to the LGBTQAI+ population in Utah and is passionate about holding a safe place for those individuals to learn and grow. Carina is fluent in Cued Speech and can communicate with the Deaf population, she wears a Cochlear Implant and has a passion for bridging the gap between the Deaf and hearing population when it comes to therapy.
Carina is completing her training through the Clinical Yoga Institute, which encourages mindfulness practices in therapy sessions by bringing Yogic breathing techniques that clients can use to self-regulate outside of their sessions. Carina has training on Ketamine-Assisted Therapy and hopes to expand her research on ways to assist individuals with PTSD and trauma. Carina has specialized training in A.R.T. (Accelerated Resolution Therapy) and is pursuing her training in EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) therapy.
Areas of Focus
Individuals (children, adolescents, adults) and families dealing with:
- Stress and anxiety
- Women’s issues, prenatal and postpartum counseling
- Life transitions
- Gender identity
- Deaf population
- Family conflict
- Emotion regulation
- Spiritual issues
Private pay and scholarships available.
- Select Health
- Tall Tree Administrators
Please contact your insurance company to verify your specific coverage prior to beginning therapy.