Marie Allen Carroll

Dr. Marie Allen Carroll is a counseling psychologist, individual and group psychotherapist, researcher, trainer, teacher, and curriculum developer. She is the Clinical Director of The Discovery Clinic at The Renascence Institute International. Her Masters is in Clinical Community Counseling with a specialization in child & adolescent psychology, and her Doctorate is in Psychology with a specialization in Family Psychology. She feels as though she was destined for the world of psychology, having a psychiatrist as a father who instead of asking, “How was your day”, would greet the family with “What’s on your heart?”

Dr. Allen Carroll is also the Director of Training and Curriculum Development for The Family Program. The Family Program is a research driven, evidence based program which provides free group therapy to marginalized communities throughout the Bahamas.  A key component of The Family program is the assertion that in order to reach people nationally and internationally, community members need to be trained in the role of Family Group Facilitators. Dr. Carroll developed, and is currently implementing, the Family Group Facilitator Training curriculum.  Thus far quantitative and qualitative data have demonstrated significant decrease in violence, anger and need for revenge in persons attending The Family groups.

Dr. Allen Carroll’s current research projects include The Family Program and its impact on re-socializing, shame based, fragmented individuals and families; examining how Dr. David Allen’s Contemplative Discovery Pathway Theory  relates to the psychology literature; the integration of spirituality and therapy; cultural influences on body image dissatisfaction; and the impact of media on individuals and their relationships. Her passion is to continue helping people everywhere. “As a therapist, teacher, researcher, and trainer in the field of psychology, I strive to use my personal experience and the experiences of others, to help people move from their shame based false self towards the discovery of their true self based in love”.

Dr. Allen Carroll is passionate about her family, friendships, nature, reading, writing and embracing lifelong learning. Her place of serenity is the beach – her “thin space” between Heaven and Earth, and her saving grace is her Faith based relationship with God.