Carmel McKentry, MA, LPC, received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Pre-Law (Political Science) with an additional major in Psychology from Michigan State University. Carmel earned her Master’s Degree in Counselor Education/Community Counseling at Western Michigan University.
Carmel’s work experience includes providing services to adults, adolescents and children. Carmel has provided direct service to at risk families identified through Children’s Protective Services and community Family Resource Centers for over 10 years. She trained and supervised parent mentors who provided support and direction to at risk families. Carmel continues to facilitate a group for the department of correction parolees and a support group for perinatal mood disorders.
Her Behavioral Health Counseling skills include treatment of depression and anxiety, addressing trauma, crisis intervention and co-occuring disorders through the use of cognitive behavioral therapy techniques and other treatment modalities. Treatment plans are individualized to meet the patients’ need in regard to improving life skills, self-management, parenting skills and connection to community resources.