Carolyn Sanchez Hulstrand, MSW, LGSW, is a Licensed Graduate Social Worker currently working under the supervision of Kathryn Elison, LICSW. Carolyn identifies as biracial, with roots in Mexico and Minnesota; she speaks Spanish fluently, and has provided much needed outreach to the Latinx community. Carolyn has experience working in grade schools supporting students and families with their social and emotional needs, especially during distance learning. She has worked closely with children with disabilities, giving her experience with autism, cognitive delays, ADHD and presentations of complex trauma.
Carolyn received her Bachelor of Arts degree in English from Hamline University. During her graduate studies at the University of Minnesota, she interned with families who were facing challenges related to early childhood development. She also interned with a community-based program that offered rehabilitation services to adults experiencing severe mental illness. Carolyn believes that recovery is non-linear and looks different for each individual. Her method includes collaborating with clients to best achieve their recovery vision. Carolyn draws from a range of evidence-based interventions, including play therapy, mindfulness, psychoeducation and motivational interviewing.
Carolyn sees clients in Blaine and Fridley at the Child & Teen Medical Center, at Natalis University and Woodbury locations, and in the school-linked program.