Dr. Carroll is the counselor education program alum who has “returned” to the program as a core faculty member in 2019. She earned her Ph.D. in counselor education and supervision (CACREP-accredited) from Auburn University in Alabama. Her dissertation research explored counselor-in-training self-efficacy in providing addiction counseling. Dr. Carroll’s clinical background includes a variety of settings, including residential and outpatient treatment facilities, trauma counseling, career counseling, and working with male and female at-risk adolescents in a residential facility. She also worked with student athletes as an academic mentor and an academic advisor to undergraduate college students. Prior to teaching at PBA, Dr. Carroll taught for the clinical mental health counselor programs at Nova Southeastern University (NSU) and Florida International University (FIU).

 Dr. Carroll has served in various leadership roles with American Counseling Association, Florida Counseling Association, Association of Specialists in Group Work, and several others. Dr. Carroll is the past-president of the Florida Association for Spiritual, Ethical, and Religious Values in Counseling (FASERVIC). One of her goals include mentoring counselors-in-training in PBA’s counselor education program to become future leaders in the counseling profession, and creating connections within the counseling community throughout the state of Florida.


B.S., University of Central Florida; M.S., Palm Beach Atlantic University ’07; Ph.D., Auburn University.