Carolyn has worked in a variety of educational and therapeutic settings with children and adolescents, and their families. She particularly enjoys working in educational environments and supporting each individual as they gain their independence, learn to think and problem solve, and become responsible participants within the community. Carolyn’s passion is to engage individuals and groups in creative endeavors to achieve these goals.
Carolyn McDonald is a Master’s level Clinician focusing in Art Therapy, with a Master’s Degree from Marylhurst University. She also earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education from Wittenberg University, with a concentration in Multi-Cultural Studies.
Art and design have always been a part of her life. Prior to receiving her Graduate degree, she studied drawing and jewelry making at Oregon College of Art and Craft. She also learned to weld at Portland Community College’s Rock Creek Campus, which is where she fell in love with metal and all of its amazing possibilities. She now designs and fabricates her own jewelry line, which can be found in various boutiques and galleries.
Carolyn has two sons currently at Sunstone, Finn and Declan. She loves to spend her free time, with her husband and two boys, outdoors collecting inspirations for new jewelry pieces.