KaRae' Powers-Carey

Core Faculty
College of Social and Behavioral Health
School of Counseling
M.S. Clinical Mental Health Counseling

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 Board Certified Telemental Health 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.


PhD, Oakland University

MS, Madonna University

BS, Madonna University

AS, Henry Ford Community College

AA, Henry Ford Community College

Public Service

North Carolina Licensed Professional Counselor Association, Chair -

Awards / Honors

2010 Outstanding Humanistic Dissertation Award, Association For Humanistic Counseling, 2010

Chi Sigma Iota, Counseling Academic and Professional Honor Society International, 2005

Kappa Gamma Pi, Madonna University, 2000

King-Chavez-Parks Future Faculty Fellowship, Oakland University, 2004

Robert Brown Memorial Fund Scholarship, Oakland Unviersity, 2005


Powers-Carey, K. (2016). Teaching Counseling Techniques Using Technology.


Blume, T., Powers-Carey, K., Roan, B. (2005). Using Good Will Hunting to teach counseling theory integration. Association for Counselor Educator Supervisors Biannual conference

Carey, K. N., Kargharia, B. (2011). The Integration of Technology in Substance Abuse Treatment.

Carey, K. N. (2009). The Experience of the African American Stepmother.

Crable, A. R., Powers-Carey, K. (2015). Through the Fire: Counselor Educator Burnout. ACES