Carolyn Passen

If you’ve experienced trauma, or something that made you feel powerless, hopeless, or afraid, then Carolyn would love to help you in your recovery process. Carolyn specializes in working with adults and teens to help them heal from trauma, such as domestic violence, abuse, and neglect. She also supports people in managing concerns like depression, anxiety, substance use, family/relationship conflict, grief, and anger management. She uses evidence-based techniques including EMDR, CBT, and DBT. She has experience working within the LGBTQ+ community, and she is able to provide counseling in both English and Spanish.

Carolyn’s therapeutic style is authentic, direct, and empathetic. Her work focuses on helping clients break patterns of ineffective behaviors and have healthier relationships with themselves and others. She collaborates with her clients to identify and reinforce the strengths they already possess in order to succeed in life, now, and in the future. She feels honored to share a space with clients who trust her to support them during their healing process.

Carolyn earned her master’s degree in social work at the Indiana University School of Social Work. She has worked in school-, community-, and home-based settings, as well as in domestic violence and sexual assault advocacy centers and nonprofit counseling agencies. She has a passion for helping motivate people to build romantic relationships based on equality, respect, and nonviolence. Carolyn enjoys engaging in advocacy and social justice work.