Getting To Know Carrie
Around the office, we like to call Carrie the “Kid Whisperer”. Maybe she’s so great with kids and teens because she’s still a kid a heart. Carrie discovered this passion while providing developmental services to both young children with delays and disabilities and their parents as an Early Intervention Specialist at ECI and licensed clinical social worker.
Caring for children with a potential disability and the difficult transitions that come along with that is a unique parenting challenge. A core piece of Carrie’s work includes working within the family unit to strengthen parent-child relationships. She also enjoys working with parents on managing difficult behavior from every-day struggles to more severe behavior challenges.
A Passion for Adolescents
Carrie has worked in private practice at her church, as well as her own practice where she focused on older children, adolescents, and couples. Carrie loves effecting change in tweens and teens as they form their identities and move toward becoming productive members of society. She firmly believes all people deserve to be heard and valued, and that everyone has the ability to change and become who they want to be. She strives to consider a person’s complete story when leading them towards the path of change.
Saving the World One Community At A Time
While spending a summer with Project Transformation, Carrie found a love of serving others in local communities. During her time there, Carrie created and implemented three after-school programs in inner-city Dallas, expanding the program from summer day camps run by college interns to a year-round program led by a staff of professionals and college students. Soon after, Carrie felt called to expand her horizons and save the world. She prepped herself by graduating with a Master’s in Social Work from The University of Texas at Austin and working as an Oncology Social Worker for a few years before moving back to the Dallas area.
When she is not counseling, Carrie spends her time as a volunteer Uber driver for her 3 children. Carrie also volunteers in the children and youth ministries at her local church and enjoys making wreaths and baking/decorating cakes. Carrie works our of our Frisco and Plano/Richardson locations