Drema Carpenter is currently a fourth-year Clinical Psychology Doctorate student at Florida Institute of Psychology with an emphasis on children, adolescents, and family therapy. She holds a master’s degree in Counseling Psychology from Immaculata University and a second master’s degree in Clinical Psychology from Florida Institute of Technology.
Drema has proficient experience specializing in children, adolescents, adults, and family therapy. She started her professional career working with children, adolescents, and family in 2008 and has continued for the last 10-years. She traveled to elementary and middle schools to facilitate group therapies with a focus on anger, depression, anxiety, and identity stressors. During this time, she also facilitated groups for children 6-years-old and younger at an outpatient setting. Along Drema’s path, she has also worked in school systems with an Applied Behavioral Analysis approach for the autistic population and equine-assisted group therapy and workshops at an outdoor experiential setting with an emphasis on social skills training, improvement in communication, and boundary settings for individuals with a variety of concerns. Drema also has experience in marriage/couples and sex therapy.
Drema has experience conducting psychological and intelligent testing for children, adults, and couples. Drema’s areas of concentration have been working with children, adolescents, and adults with a history of trauma, identity development stressors, depression, and/or anxiety, along with obsessive compulsive disorders, and bipolar disorders. She has also co-facilitated therapy groups with a focus on substance abuse in outpatient and partial hospitalization placement. The combination of Drema Carpenter’s experience in outpatient and inpatient settings with a cognitive behavioral based therapeutic model, her Applied Behavioral Analysis experience in school district settings, her training in animal behavior, and her psychotherapeutic skills creates unique opportunities for exploration, insight, and dynamic growth for therapy clients consisting of all ages.