Sandra Sosa-Carlin, Ed.D., NCC
Sandra Sosa-Carlin, Ed.D., NCC received her doctorate from the University of West Georgia’s Professional Counseling & Supervision program in 2013. Prior to pursuing a doctoral degree, Dr. Sosa-Carlin worked as a Professional School Counselor in Georgia and in Florida. Her background includes mental health counseling, assertiveness training, child abuse prevention, and program evaluation in which she completed her dissertation evaluating a child sexual abuse prevention program at the elementary level. During her tenure in Georgia she received the C.A.R.E. (Counseling Advocacy Responding with Excellence) Award from Henry County Schools in 2013 among all the district's elementary school counselors for her work with students, families and the community. She was also awarded February Employee of the Month in 2013 for her outstanding work with students, personnel and the community at Oakland Elementary School. Lambda Theta Alpha also recognized Dr. Sosa-Carlin's hard work by awarding her the Professional of the Year award in 2012 for her work with schools, youth and the community in the areas of service learning, mental health and counseling.
Dr. Sosa-Carlin is also certified in Educational Leadership and Administration. She is a Nationally Certified Counselor (NCC), and a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) for the state of Georgia. She received her Bachelor’s and Master's degree from the University of Georgia in Child & Family Development and in Professional Counseling, respectively, and her Specialist's degree in School Counseling from Georgia State University. She is an active member of Lambda Theta Alpha.
Dr. Sosa-Carlin joined our team as the Youth Mental Health First Aid (YMHFA) Training Coordinator for component two of Florida’s AWARE Project. Her responsibilities include raising mental health awareness among youth-serving adults so they may be able to recognize the signs and symptoms of an adolescent experiencing a mental health crisis, challenge or illness, and how to help in the interim while connecting the youth to professional help/resources.