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Meet Caroline Kinna, Outpatient Therapist

Caroline Kinna knew from a young age that she wanted to become a social worker or therapist to help people better their lives. After graduating from Walkersville High School, Caroline pursued her passion by earning a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work from Hood College and a Master’s Degree in Social Work from the University of Maryland School of Social Work. She is currently a licensed master social worker (LMSW) and is working to complete the requirements necessary to earn her clinical license designation (LCSW-C).

Caroline’s dream of becoming a social worker was solidified after her first position as a Behavioral Support Specialist at Ballenger Creek Elementary School in Frederick. She worked as part of a specialized program that assisted students who needed extra support with social/emotional learning and behavior management. She later transitioned into a position with the Frederick County Department of Social Services as a Child Protective Services social worker before joining the team of therapists at Brook Lane’s Frederick outpatient location in early 2020. 

As an outpatient therapist, Caroline provides individual and family therapy for children, teenagers, young adults, and older adults to help them better manage and cope with mental health and emotional challenges. The focus of her work is mainly with teenagers and young adults. She enjoys building relationships with her clients and seeing them progress and make changes to improve their mental and emotional well-being. Caroline describes herself as a very positive person and she loves to share inspirational quotes with her clients. Her favorite quote is, “Be the change that you wish to see in the world.” –Gandhi 

Caroline is a sports enthusiast who played volleyball in high school and college. She continues to play on a recreational team. She also enjoys attending cycling spin classes and running outside when the weather is nice. She is an avid Orioles and Ravens fan. She recently purchased a condo in Frederick where she lives with her rescued 2-year-old pit mix named Marlie. Family is very important to Caroline and she makes it a priority to spend time with her parents weekly.