Meet the Newest Member of the Team!
We are very happy to welcome Ali-Marie Mattice, LCSWA to Carolina Psychological Associates.
Ali-Marie has experience as a hospice social worker, addictions specialist, and juvenile probation officer. Needless to say, she has a wide range of experience to bring to her work here at Carolina Psychological Associates. She sees adolescents and adults, and is currently accepting new clients!
Here are a few questions to help you get to know her!
How long have you been working as a Clinical Social Worker?
I have been working as a Clinical Social Worker since 2019. Prior to that, I held a certification that allowed me to provide specialized social work services to individuals struggling with addiction.
Why did you choose Social Work?
I feel as though the events in my life have led me to this path. I had studied psychology and criminal justice as an undergraduate. While working in the criminal justice system, I noticed the significance social workers could have in a number of situations. Later, I was offered a position working in a Substance Abuse Detox Program. During this time, I realized it was important for me to gaining more information and resources to better serve the population and decided at that time to go back to school for my MSW.
What population of clients do you serve? Why that group?
I primarily serve older adolescents and adults. This is the population I have the most experience working with and feel most confident in addressing their needs.
Where did you move from?
I moved to North Carolina from Silver Spring, Maryland, which is located about 30 minutes from Baltimore, MD and Washington, DC.
What are you sad to leave behind?
I am sad to leave behind a house that we had made a home, a great neighborhood, wonderful co-workers and many memories.
What are you looking forward to the most about living in North Carolina?
While I am sad to leave, I am looking forward to a new adventure! I am excited about finding a new home to make our own in a great place, being part of the CPA team, and making new memories. I am also happy to be in a place that has many great parks and hiking trails!
What is something that you enjoy doing for fun?
I enjoy spending time outdoors.
Share a fun fact about yourself!
I am also a diving coach. I was an assistant coach for a junior national diving team in Maryland and have hopes to find a way to support the sport while here in NC.