Carolina Wade, LMSW
Based in our Coralville office.
"Have you ever felt like nobody was there? Have you ever felt forgotten in the middle of nowhere? Have you ever felt like you could disappear? Like you could fall, and no one would hear?"
--- *Marc Platt Productions; Perfect World Pictures. (2021). Dear Evan Hansen [Film].
Those thoughts and feelings can be so heavy and isolating. You are welcome and invited here to share your story. Together, we can explore your thoughts and experiences in a safe space and unpack those overpowering feelings. Together, through the use of ACT, CBT, motivational interviewing, and mindfulness techniques, we can work to lift the clouds that are making thinking, feeling, and living difficult. I offer the opportunity to be vulnerable, honest, and uncomfortable in a non-judgmental and non-biased setting.
My areas of interest include working with clients who are 16+ and are experiencing symptoms of grief, trauma, depression, and anxiety. I work with clients who come from adoption, the BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and People of Color) community, the LGBTQIA+ community, and those who are experiencing family estrangement. I have 5+ years of crisis work experience and am ASIST trained and certified.
When I am not working, I am listening to one-hit wonders and pop music from the 90’s and early 00’s, and watching classics like ER, Will & Grace, and Parks and Recreation.
Education and Training
Licensed Master Social Worker, licensed to practice in the state of Iowa
Master of Social Work from The University of Iowa, with a Certificate in Aging and Longevity Studies
Bachelor of Arts in International Studies from The University of Iowa
ASIST (Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training) Certified
UIChoice, Blue Cross Blue Shield, HealthChoices, Medical Associates, Medica Insure, Medica IFB, Midlands Choice, UnitedHealthcare, UMR, Veterans Affairs Community Care Network (VACCN)
Medicaid: Amerigroup Iowa and Iowa Total Care