Carolina’s passion for helping others was birthed throughout her childhood in the foster care system. She was inspired by those that helped her along the way. She also served as a musician at funerals for 20 years that allowed her to tap into the depth of grief and how to facilitate healing. It was the loss of her own daughter though that sparked the passion for trauma-based psychodynamics in the treatment of what is underlying addiction and mental health. She achieved two bachelor’s degrees - one in music therapy and the other in applied behavior analysis. Carolina completed a master’s degree in psychology with an emphasis on addiction counseling. She specializes in treating from a reality, solution-focused lens, while also allowing consciousness to grow as clients uncover the underlying trauma & pain that has been avoided through addictions.
“As I healed psychologically from my own traumas, I realized that addiction is sourced in trauma. Whether its physical and/or psychological pain – addiction is not the problem. Unaddressed pain, isolation and lack of connection are the problems. I learned this on an intimate level and felt I could understand my future clients from that unique perspective.”