Cindy Carter: Graduate College of Social Work - University of Houston
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Cindy Carter, LCSW-S (she/her)


Clinical Assistant Professor

Room: 203 Social Work Building
Phone: Coming Soon

Current Résumé

Personal Statement

Cindy Carter received her Bachelors in Psychology from Florida State University and went on to earn her Masters in Social Work from The University of Texas at Austin. Prior to joining the GCSW faculty in 2021, Cindy worked as a clinical practitioner whose primary focus was on treating children, adolescents and families. Cindy has specialized clinical training in open adoption, somatoform disorders, pediatric chronic illness and Borderline Personality disorder. Cindy was most recently the Lead Clinician for an innovative therapeutic day treatment program for children and adolescents with chronic medical illness and co-occurring mental health diagnoses; a program she helped to launch in 2016. She provided individual, family and group therapy; as well as serving as the program’s grant manager. Additionally, Cindy supports future clinicians as a board-certified clinical supervisor. Cindy is passionate about collaborating alongside the GCSW Practicum Education team as they work together to reimagine the practicum experience. She desires to create spaces for students to learn how to approach their placement experience with humility and curiosity, as well as, with a critical lens focused towards social justice and equity. She is eager to engage in the work of dismantling oppressive barriers that have far too long limited access to the social work profession.

In her free time, Cindy is an avid reader and the founder of a local book club. She lives in Houston with her husband and 7-year-old bonus son.


  • MSSW, University of Texas at Austin, 2009
  • BS, Florida State University, 2007

Licenses and Certifications

  • Licensed Clinical Social Worker
  • Board Approved Clinical Supervisor

Courses Taught

Coming soon

Areas of Specialization

  • Diversity and Cultural Humility in Mental Health Treatment  
  • Field Instruction
  • Clinical Supervision
  • Counseling with Children, Adolescents & Families 
  • Pediatric Chronic Illness and Somatoform Disorders in Children and Adolescents