• Caroline Whitaker

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    “Nothing in life is to be feared, it is only to be understood. Now is the time to understand more, so that we may fear less.” – Marie Curie

    Caroline is a Licensed Professional Counselor with Mental Health Service Provider designation. Caroline graduated from the University of Tennessee with a Bachelor’s in Psychology and a minor in Spanish in 2015, as well as her Master’s in Clinical Mental Health Counseling in 2017.

    Prior to joining the KMWC team, Caroline was the Program Therapist and Director of Alumni Programming for an eating disorder IOP program, where she facilitated biopsychosocial diagnostic assessments, treatment plans, individual and group therapy, psychoeducation, community outreach, and aftercare programming for 7 years. As an outpatient therapist, Caroline enjoys working with eating disorders and body image concerns, mood disorders (depression, anxiety, bipolar, etc.), adjustment disorders (including grief counseling, life transitions, relationship difficulties, and career-related concerns), stress management, self-esteem and identity-related concerns, and trauma-related issues. Caroline is passionate about creating a culturally-sensitive and inclusive environment for all people, and she is proud to offer a safe and affirming space for the LGBTQIA+ community.

    Caroline’s counseling practice is informed primarily by the Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) model of counseling, and she borrows from traditional CBT, DBT, and somatic therapies to create a rounded therapeutic experience. Caroline believes that all people are capable of developing an empowered and meaningful life for themselves with the right resources and encouragement. Caroline empowers her clients by helping them translate their core values into meaningful, life-affirming action using cognitive flexibility, self-compassion, and mindfulness.