Carolina Bunta, born and raised in Puerto Rico, went on to get her Bachelor's Degree in Graphic Design from Western Connecticut State University. Having worked previously with youth and families through various leadership and ministry roles, she found a passion for family systems and decided to pursue a Master's Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy (MFT) at Southern Connecticut State University. Carolina is a pre-clinical member of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT), and the Connecticut Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (CTAMFT).
As a bilingual therapist, Carolina has experience in systemic treatment approaches to marital and couple's therapy, family therapy, group therapy, and individual therapy. Carolina’s clinical lens is heavily informed by Post-modern frameworks. Her work also incorporates a systemic approach that includes the use of Multi-generational theories, and Experiential Models.
Carolina also incorporates Faith-based practices and Spirituality in her clinical work. She is the founder and Chair of Love-on; a faith-based non-profit organization in Connecticut. Love-on is a means through which the gap between Mental Health and Spirituality is bridged. "To Love-on is to understand that bridging this gap is not about prioritizing Mental Health over Spirituality or vice versa; it’s about the possibility and effectiveness of these coexisting in harmony. No one should ever feel they must choose one over the other. Society speaks volumes of the gap that exists; sadly, so many lives have fallen and are falling through it. Our hearts ache for those spiritual leaders, mental health professionals, and many others who struggle and are torn between seeking professional help or turning to their faith; ultimately opting to not choose either." –cbunta
Carolina believes that a willing spirit is the catalyst and promoter of healthy change and growth. Carolina is passionate about empowering lives of individuals and families. She works relentlessly to help her clients develop their unique talents and passions all while encouraging them to set and reach goals that empower them to become the best versions of self they can be. She believes that our respective adversities may be utilized to our advantage to help strengthen our personal resiliency and adaptability to future challenges. She is sure that within our adversities is the landing strip for our greatest breakthroughs.
Carolina's experience, particularly with adults, has included addressing issues of marital and premarital education, conflict resolution, substance use, trauma, anxiety, adjustment and depressive disorders. Carolina is in pursuit of her Doctoral Degree in Education in Community Care and Counseling, specializing in Marriage and Family counseling.