Dr. Carrola received his Ph.D. in Counselor Education and Supervision from the University of Texas at San Antonio in 2012. He is a Licensed Professional Counselor through the Texas State Board of Examiners of Professional Counselors and is also a board approved LPC supervisor. Dr. Carrola received his Master’s degree in Community Counseling in 2004 and has over eight years of clinical experience in the mental health field. He has worked with disadvantaged populations including prison inmates and individuals of low economic means. He has worked in institutional settings, school settings and in private practice. Dr. Carrola has worked with both adults and adolescents on issues ranging from anger management, crisis management, behavioral problems, family counseling and substance abuse.
Dr. Carrola’s research interests are supervision, counselor burnout, prison counseling and domestic violence. He has been awarded both the UTSA 2012 Presidential Dissertation Fellowship award and the Texas Counseling Association’s Educational Endowment Award for his dissertation research on prison counselor burnout. He also has published other work on counselor burnout and is continuing research into related areas.