Carolyn Scorpio, LMSW

Carolyn Scorpio, LMSW
Pronouns she/her/hers
Job Title
Staff Social Worker
University of Michigan School of Social Work
Professional Interests:
- Trauma, including developmental trauma
- Family of origin and attachment concerns
- Grief and loss
- Anxiety
- Perfectionism
- Life transitions and adjustment
- Resilience and self-compassion
- Social justice
Approach to Therapy:
My approach to therapy is trauma-informed, integrative, and collaborative, drawing from a variety of treatment modalities depending on each individual's needs and goals. I draw from from cognitive, psychodynamic, and mindfulness approaches, grounded in a feminist and multicultural framework, and have a growing interest in internal family systems/parts work and somatic psychotherapy practices. I aim to create a compassionate, supportive, and strengths-based therapeutic environment where individuals are able to explore their areas of concern with curiosity and self-compassion, and work toward healing, growth, and connection.
Approach to Wellness:
My approach to wellness includes a balance of rest and activities that help me feel centered and connected to myself and others. I enjoy quiet time at home to read or watch a favorite show, trying out new recipes and restaurants, spending time with family and friends, practicing yoga and hiking, going to concerts and shows, and traveling and exploring new places.
Supervisory Style:
My supervision style is collaborative, strengths-based, and relational, with the goal of helping to facilitate learning, growth, and confidence in one's clinical skills and professional identity. I aim to create a supportive environment that allows for curiosity, transparency, and self-reflection, as well as recognition of how social identities, cultural background, power dynamics, and systemic issues impact our supervision relationship and clinical work. My professional areas of interest include trauma, attachment wounds, grief/loss, and anxiety, and I have a growing passion for somatic (mind-body) approaches. I deeply appreciate the experience of supervision and look forward to learning from, and alongside, supervisees.