Carlina (they/them) is a mental health practitioner completing their master’s degree in Counseling Psychology at the University of St. Thomas.
Carlina uses a person-centered approach and brings to therapy a sense of curiosity, empathy, and acceptance. They know that therapy can be challenging and sometimes scary, but they also believe that it can be a space of safety, self-exploration, healing, and humor. As a queer, nonbinary person, they hope to provide a sense of understanding to LGBTQIA+ clients even if your reasons for seeking support are unrelated to sexuality or gender identity.
Prior to pursuing therapy, Carlina spent many years in public health roles, primarily working in HIV. They believe in a holistic approach to health and healing and view therapy as a collaborative process built on trust between client and therapist. Carlina has a wide range of clinical interests and is most interested in working with older adolescents, young adults, and adults to help them explore their inherent complexity as a human living in the world.
Carlina received a bachelor’s degree in Community Health Education from UMD in 2013. They are practicing under the clinical supervision of Adeline Taylor, MS, LMFT, and see clients at Natalis’ University Avenue location and at a local elementary school.