Caitlin Crolley received both her undergraduate and graduate degrees in social work from Kennesaw State University in Georgia. During her studies, she embarked on roles working for both nonprofit and government agencies serving youth affected by violence and trauma; she considers herself fortunate for stumbling upon the field of social work during her freshman year. While completing her graduate degree, Caitlin worked at a domestic violence center and was credited with co-developing a children’s program providing therapeutic, academic, and experiential services to adolescents living in transitional housing.
Upon graduation, she relocated to Western North Carolina where she pursued a career working in community mental health and helped to serve youth and their families in outpatient and intensive in-home settings. And although Caitlin has always felt passionate about helping others, especially girls and women, it was during this time that she discovered a strong conviction to support teens and sexual violence survivors.
Caitlin then transitioned her career to working as the lead counselor for a rape crisis center where she strengthened her knowledge of trauma and the long-term effects that it has on the brain, body, and mind. She strives to empower women to use their voices and to feel heard, and believes that the validation of a traumatic sexual experience is the first step in healing.
Through her ongoing research and treatment of sexual traumas and attachment issues, Caitlin has expanded her knowledge through training in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) and Brainspotting. She also utilizes practices found in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), psychotherapy, and Yoga for Resiliency and Trauma in treating her clients. During her free time, she enjoys practicing yoga, being outside hiking and rock climbing, singing, writing, snuggling with her furbabies, and spending time with her partner, friends, and family.