Carmen’s Bio

The Nuts and Bolts

I earned an M.Ed. in counseling psychology with specializations in both the treatment of trauma and substance abuse from Cambridge College and I have been providing psychotherapy to adults and children for 7 years. I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Massachusetts, an EMDRIA-Certified EMDR Therapist and Consultant. I have received advanced specialty training in the treatment of complex trauma, attachment trauma, dissociation, personality disorders and in clinical hypnosis.

I provide therapy to adults and children (2 or older) with trauma-related concerns and clinically significant dissociation.


We all come to therapy with a history. My life experiences, particularly my twenty years as a Caltech- and Harvard-trained Ph.D. level biomedical scientist and biotech executive before I became a therapist, my own healing work to release the impact of complex childhood trauma, motherhood and marriage have shaped my active, data-driven approach to counseling, and my commitment to keeping up-to-date with the latest clinical literature. This makes it easy for me to connect with individuals in the fields of science, technology, management and law.

Many of my life experiences contribute to the breadth and depth of my ability to relate to clients who have strong analytical skills and are under considerable pressure professionally and with respect to work-life balance.

My LinkedIn profile lists my prior professional experience, academic pedigree, license agreements, patents, peer-reviewed publications and management experience.

As a first-generation immigrant from Austria, I have native speaker proficiency in English and German.