Carrie Zinser, LMSW



Carrie spent almost 20 years working in the public school system with the special education population. Through this experience she learned to understand the importance of everyone working together as a team to help a child meet his or her maximum potential. Carrie uses direct teaching, play, behavioral, and supportive therapy techniques to help address client-identified concern areas.

Carrie loves working with children and their parents. She believes therapy is not just about the child, it is about everyone in the family finding a more useful and functional process. Carrie believes in empowering parents to be the best support and advocate for their child that they can be.

Carrie Zinser is the 2022-23 Excellence in Field Education Recipient from the WMU School of Social Work Office of Field Education. This award is bestowed for outstanding impact in field education – the “Signature Pedagogy” of the social work profession.


  • B.S. Psychology — Grand Valley State University — 1994
  • M.S.W. — Grand Valley State University — 1996

Areas of Interest

  • Parent Training
  • Developmental Issues
  • Sensory Integration Issues
  • ADHD
  • Autism
  • Reactive Attachment Disorder
  • Pediatric Mood Disorders
  • Pediatric Anxiety Disorders