Avery Carmichael, Social Work Intern

Avery Carmichael is a Social Work Intern at Behavioral Psych Studio. She is currently pursuing her Master’s Degree in Social Work at Columbia University, where she is concentrating on Advanced Clinical Practice. 

At Columbia, Avery is the Editor-in-Chief of the Columbia Social Work Review, an annual peer-reviewed journal for students in the field to share research, experiences, and views, as well as the host of the Social Work Votes podcast. Additionally, Avery has completed trainings in Prolonged Grief Disorder Therapy (via The Center for Complicated Grief), Trauma-Focused CBT (via MUSC), and DBT-informed therapy (via Wise Mind Counseling). Avery received her bachelor’s degree from Duke University in Durham, North Carolina, a city that is very near and dear to her heart. 

Avery also completed an internship at Windsor Terrace Middle School, where she delivered treatment in both individual and group settings, including a psychoeducation group focused on mindfulness and anxiety. Avery’s experience working within a charter school environment, particularly amidst a pandemic year, has reinforced her dedication to fostering authentic, mutual, and effective relationships with her clients. Co-creation, balance, and fidelity to evidence-based techniques are at the core of Avery’s mission. 

An animal lover, foodie, and a born explorer, Avery spent three years working at Indagare Travel where she travelled to and wrote about, among other things, some of the most fantastic animal-based experiences on earth. Her favorite moment? Trekking with mountain gorillas in Rwanda. Now, she keeps things a little lower octane, cuddling with her dogs Lucy and Cooper on a regular basis. Keep an eye out for Avery on the Brooklyn Bridge, where she loves to take in the views and walk with a giant pretzel to-and-from Manhattan. 

Avery Carmichael