Carol has worked for over 30 years as a licensed clinical social worker and psychotherapist with a career-long commitment to women’s psychological health. She treats women and men of all ages in her private psychotherapy practice, with offices in Belmont and Concord, Massachusetts.
Carol received her undergraduate degree from the University of Michigan, and a Master of Clinical Social Work degree from Boston University. For a decade before entering full-time private practice, she was a member of the clinical staff at McLean Hospital, a private psychiatric hospital affiliated with Harvard Medical School. Currently, Carol remains on staff as a consultant, and makes treatment recommendations for patients at risk for domestic abuse.
Since 1993, Carol developed a unique expertise that brings together insights from mental health, trauma recovery and domestic violence. Aware that most victims of abuse are women, she co-founded the highly successful “Groups for Women with Controlling Partners.” She successfully treated hundreds of women who’ve been held hostage–psychologically and sometimes physically–by controlling partners. In addition, Carol raises awareness about domestic violence through speaking to lay audiences, and professionals in mental health and medicine. Her domestic violence expertise has taken her from educating volunteers in a domestic violence program affiliated with local police, to providing domestic violence training and consultation to the National Football League. In all her endeavors, Carol brings critical attention to psychological abuse and the major losses to women’s mental and physical health–underscoring the need to take it seriously.