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Shenay Bridges-Carter, Ph.D.

Director of Clinical Services (EV)

Director of Clinical Services (EV)

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers


I joined Northwestern University in August of 2021, and as a native of the Chicagoland area (Aurora), I was thrilled to be a new member of the NU family! I am the Director of Clinical Services on the Evanston campus of CAPS. In this role, I work a lot with our staff on various clinical concerns, and I help manage a lot of the processes within CAPS that impact the flow of students seeking services. My approach to my work is very person-centered, and I value every interaction I have with members of our NU community. I ground myself through empathy, cultural humility, and always a bit of humor and fun. My clinical interests include relationship concerns, depression, trauma, couples, and group therapy, as well as clinical supervision and community outreach. I have worked on many university campuses, and I have always enjoyed the energy that exists both within the student body as well as with the faculty and staff. Within my work, I have always advocated for a vision of mental health treatment that helps to break down barriers to treatment and to advocate for social justice and anti-racist paradigms.

I identify as a Black, cis-gendered female, and I was born and raised in the Midwest. I have attended various institutions, including The University of Illinois and Hampton University (go HBCUs), and I obtained my doctorate in Counseling Psychology from The Pennsylvania State University (go Big Ten). I am a licensed clinical psychologist and have worked in the mental health field for almost twenty years. I am married to another Chicagoan, and we, along with our three children, reside on the Southside of Chicago (although I’m still a Cubs fan).