Carrie grew up in Frisco, Texas back when it was a small town and only had one stop light. Carrie graduated from Trinity Christian Academy in 1999 and then attended the University of Texas at Austin for her undergraduate studies. After graduation, she spent a summer in Argentina with Vida Estudiantil (a branch CRU) before getting married and beginning graduate studies in counseling at Dallas Theological Seminary. A couple of months after graduation from DTS, Carrie had a baby and decided to be a full-time stay at home mom to her son (and soon-to-be other 2 sons). During this season of raising young children, Carrie put her degrees to use by volunteering as counselor in a church ministry, working with youth, and teaching preschool. In 2014, Carrie reentered the professional counseling profession by taking her NBCC licensing exam and began work as a Licensed Profession Counselor Intern at the Dallas Children’s Advocacy Center. During her 2 years at the DCAC, she worked with children, adolescents, their families, as well as adult victims of abuse. Carrie has a passion for those who have experienced trauma and has completed training to become a certified Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavior Therapist. In addition, Carrie has experience in working with a variety of issues such as anxiety, depression, grief, and eating disorders. Carrie volunteers several times a year with Camp Sol (part of Children’s Health), which hosts weekend camps and events to support families who have experienced the loss of a child.
For fun, Carrie loves to spend time with her family and friends. She also enjoys reading, yoga, board games, long walks, dancing around the kitchen, and is always up for an adventure. She is actively involved in her church and her kids’ school. On any given weekend you could probably find her and her husband cheering from the sidelines at one of their boy’s sports games.