Carrie E. Collier completed her master’s in rehabilitation counseling from the University of South Carolina, School of Medicine, Columbia, SC in 1999 where she became a licensed professional counselor while working in the emergency department conducting psychiatric evaluations and assessments. Dr. Collier earned her PhD in counseling from The George Washington University in Washington, DC. She completed her clinical residency at the Georgetown Family Center Clinic and trained in the Postgraduate Program at the Georgetown Family Center from 2007-2010. She was appointed to the associate faculty in 2013 and the Board in 2018. She has served as the Director of the online program since 2016-2020. She has served as an editor for the Family Systems Journal 2018 to present.

Dr. Collier has practiced as a licensed professional counselor since 2000. She has provided outpatient and inpatient counseling services to couples and families, children, adolescents, adults, and older adults in South Carolina, Maryland, Washington DC, and Virginia. She has offered face-to-face, telephonic couples counseling and pre-marital and marital counseling services. Dr. Collier’s past experiences in the mental health field have led her to use Bowen family systems theory in her practices with individuals, couples, and families. Some of her more successful counseling outcomes have occurred when the couple, individual, and/or the family approached and resolved his/her problems using Bowen family systems theory.

Dr. Collier’s research focus entails parenting in family systems and family system responses to challenges. She has conducted research on the relations between wisdom and ethics of care in late life and parenting. Dr. Collier is an adjunct faculty member in the Department of Counseling and Human Development at The George Washington University, Washington, DC; she has taught at Trinity Washington University in the Department of Counseling and Human Development and Marymount University in the Counseling and Forensic Psychology department.