College of Social and Behavioral Sciences
Dr. Carey has been a practicing mental health clinician for over 20 years. She earned her doctorate in Counselor Education and Supervision with an emphasis in Child and Adolescent Mental Health and School Guidance Counseling from Oakland University in Rochester, MI. Dr. Carey is licensed as a Licensed Professional Counselor Supervisor (NC), Licensed Clinical Addictions Specialist (NC), Master's Ltd. Psychologist (MI), and Licensed Guidance School Counselor (MI & NC). She also holds certifications as a Credentialed Distance Counselor, Approved Clinical Supervisor, National Certified Counselor, and Board Certified Health Services Professional.
Dr. Carey has vast clinical experience in adult and pediatric crisis intervention, substance abuse counseling, inpatient and outpatient therapy, school based counseling, and in community mental health.
Dr. Carey has served as an instructor in higher education for several years at a variety of public and private colleges and universities. Her instructional experiences include providing instruction in both, face-to-face and virtual classroom environments.
Dr. Carey frequently presents at several regional and national conferences annually. She has previously served on the Board of the North Carolina Licensed Professional Counselors as State Conference Committee Chair.
Dr. Carey is a strong advocate for increasing education regarding mental health as improving health equity. She engages frequently with her local community in an effort to decrease the stigma associated with mental illness and to promote help seeking behaviors. Dr. Carey is very active in her local community and volunteers at The National Alliance on Mental Illness, SafeChild, The American Red Cross, and Alliance Medical Ministry.