EDUCATION & BACKGROUND
Carol has been a private practitioner since 2002. She directed a bereavement program for a local hospice from 1991-2007, where she was also responsible for supervising trainees and interns.
Prior to returning to graduate school to become a therapist, Carol taught and worked as an administrator in Lutheran schools for sixteen years. Carol holds an art credential and has supervised the art lab for student teachers at San Jose State. Earning her Art Therapy Certification and MFT from Notre Dame De Namur University in 1991, Carol currently serves there as an adjunct professor teaching “Elder Care in the 21st Century” to graduate Art Therapy students. In 2007, Carol contributed a chapter to an art therapy textbook entitled “The Art and Angst of Trauma.”
In 2011 Carol served on a mental health team which traveled to the Ukraine in Russia to train people working with street orphans and children at risk.
She is also a practicing portrait painter who uses pastels or oils in her renderings of people from life and photographs. She recently partnered with a colleague to teach the value of art therapy in working with human trafficking victims at a Freedom Summit for volunteers. Carol currently utilizes art working with assisted living residents on a weekly basis.
American Art Therapy Association
California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists
American Association of Christian Counselors