Carrie Wirick, LPCC- S LICDC - CS
Conference Committee Co-Chair, Board Member
Director of Community and Crisis Residential Services
Carrie has thirty years in the mental health and substance abuse treatment field. She has been involved in the Crisis Residential Association from the beginning, and is on the board. She got her Master’s degree in Rehabilitation Counseling from Bowling Green State University, and her post graduate studies at the University of Dayton. Carrie is a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor and a Licensed Independent Chemical Dependency Counselor in the state of Ohio. She has worked as a substance abuse and mental health counselor in community mental health, hospitals, private practice, managed care, and crisis centers. She has been in management for over 21 years. In her current work, she directs two Crisis Residential units, a high volume Crisis Hotline and Homeless Hotline, and a community trauma support mobile team, as well as maintaining a private practice. If you ask her, she see her job in mental health management is “Making it easy for staff to do the right thing.” Every day, she loves helping people, and through her work in management, she loves helping people help people. No stranger to challenges, she lives in Delaware, Ohio, in a 150 year old house, with her husband and a rambunctious chocolate lab. She is an established, knowledgeable, and engaging trainer in mental health and substance abuse topics.