Having worked in the field of addiction for over 15 years in both inpatient and outpatient settings, Carolyn brings a wealth of experience and education to her role as Clinical Director at the Dunes East Hampton.
Carolyn provides clinical oversight to the Dunes therapeutic team, manages the daily operations of the program and continues to collaborate with Dr. Shaffer and team members to expand the unique Syndrome Model of Addiction treatment at the Dunes.
Carolyn holds Masters Degrees from Columbia University in both Philosophy and Education and an MSW from New York University. Under the instruction of Richard Schwartz, she has completed all three levels of training in Internal Family Systems. She also completed level one of the Sensorimotor Psychotherapy training with Pat Ogden and holds a twelve-month certificate of completion from the Association for Spirituality and Psychotherapy at the National Institute of Psychotherapies in New York City. Her studies in addiction have focused on attachment and trauma.