Author Carmen Love
Carmen is a Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor and holds a bachelor’s degree in Human Services and Mental Health Counseling. Experienced in both mental health counseling and domestic violence Carmen uses a faith-based person-centered integrative approach in providing counseling services while also offering art therapy and CBT to enhance the therapeutic process.
She has previous experience facilitating individual and group therapy related to the use and abuse of alcohol and drugs, trauma informed recovery, and domestic violence prevention and intervention. As a Substance abuse therapist, Carmen is passionate about helping clients reach a higher level of self-awareness and gain insight into their thoughts, feelings, and behaviors by using a strengths based and spiritually informed approach towards healing.
Carmen is also an Author of faith-based books related to Trauma substance abuse, and healing from a spiritual approach. Author Carmen Love is the author of They Loved with a Closed Fist: When Love Hurts and More Than Just a Pretty Face: Meditations for Women in Trauma Recovery. Ms. Love has written four additional books thus far. She has made it her life’s mission to help others by becoming a licensed violence prevention and addiction counselor with over 18 years of experience and has a focus on safety, hope, and healing. Author Love is passionate about her ministry of inspiring, encouraging, and empowering others towards purpose. Love’s ability to survive the personal seemingly insurmountable odds in her own life, has allowed her to channel this negative energy into a positive direction, and she continues to look for the beauty in the ashes of every storm, .set back, and adversity.
Author Love graduated at the top of her class and was named an outstanding student at Metropolitan State University in St. Paul, Minnesota. Well known for her excellence in academic performance, Love was honored in December 1999 with a scholarship in her name. The Carmen Love Endowment Fund is for low-income students who struggle financially, just as Love herself struggled. In May 2000, Love was honored with numerous awards including: The Reatha Clark King Award, The Zonta International Club Award, The American Association of University Women Award, The St. Paul Business and Professional Women Award, and The Bonnie Luke Award. With these accolades and a newfound strength, soft-spoken Love became a spokesperson for her former university.