Carina Taylor, LCSW, LCAS, CCS
Originally from Pennsylvania, Carina completed her Bachelor’s in Sociology with minors in Psychology and Social Work at Bridgewater College in Virginia and her Master’s in Social Work at East Tennessee State University. Before joining the team at Foundations Asheville, Carina was working as a Team Lead for an Assertive Community Treatment Program, serving adults with severe and persistent mental illness. Prior to that position, she served as a clinician for the same team. Carina has also spent time at a Recovery Education Center (REC) providing outpatient services for adults including assessments, short-term therapy, psycho-education groups, and crisis prevention and intervention. As a Primary Therapist at Foundations, she brings several years of experience in the field and is looking forward to providing therapy that focuses on values exploration, identity development, resilience expansion, and trauma-informed care including EMDR therapy. One of her biggest goals when working with students is to help them normalize what they are experiencing and why they are experiencing it, while moving through their experiences in a more resilient and settled state. In her free time, she enjoys being active, including roller derby, hiking, road biking, and weight lifting. She also enjoys spending time with her partner and their dog and cat, as well as reading and arts and crafts when she wants to relax a little more.