Kristen Carney, LMSW

Kristen Carney

Embedded Clinical Social Worker, Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS)

Kristen Carney is a clinical social worker at the University of Michigan's Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS). She is embedded at the Ford School and School of Education.

Educational Background

Wayne State University School of Social Work

Current Research

Professional interests
Identity development
Adjustment and transition
Empowerment and resilience
Maternal mental health

Approach to therapy 
Through a collaborative and supportive process, I strive to help individuals feel more connected, self-aware, and motivated. I work within a framework that is relational, evidence-based and trauma-informed. My approach to therapy is largely influenced by psychodynamic and behavioral perspectives and from my experiences as a social worker in child welfare, education and private practice.

Approach to wellness 
Movement and connection play a fundamental role in my health and wellness. I enjoy nature, music, exercise, and I prioritize spending quality time with family and friends.