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Nathan D. Zasler, MD

Mark Bender, PhD

Carrie Hartwell, PhD, LCSW



Tree of Life Staff

Carrie Hartwell, PhD, LCSW

Social Worker

Carrie Hartwell, PhD, LCSW, MA, is a licensed clinician specializing in trauma, anxiety and mood disorders, and individual and family adjustment following traumatic events, loss, or illness/injury. As both a clinician and researcher, Dr. Hartwell's primary interests are in risk and resiliency among trauma survivors, with particular emphasis on identifying and strengthening factors which promote positive adaptation and healing. She has over 16 years of experience as a mental health practitioner in the U.S. and abroad, serving in clinical, administrative, and academic roles. For the last 10 years, Dr. Hartwell has been in private practice in Richmond, Virginia, providing individual, family, and group psychotherapy to diverse clientele including traumatic brain injury survivors, while also providing consultation to social service organizations and teaching in both community and academic settings. In 2012, Dr. Hartwell was delighted to join the dedicated, multidisciplinary team of professionals at Tree of Life Services providing rehabilitative care to brain injury survivors and their families.