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Carissa Montgomery, MSW, LGSW

Carissa Montgomery, MSW, LGSW

School-Based Therapist; Pinecrest/Hastings Middle School

As a social worker and future clinical social worker, I aim to practice from a lens that consists of providing quality service to properly address social issues, challenging social injustices, respecting the inherent dignity & worth of a person, recognizing the central importance of relationships, and practicing with integrity, cultural responsiveness, and competency.

Clinic Locations

  • Community-Based

Specialty Areas

  • School-Based Mental Health Services
  • Ages Served: 6-12
  • ADHD/ADD (Children), Anger, Anxiety, Behavioral Problems, Bipolar Disorder, Borderline Personality Disorder, Substance Use Disorders, Transitions, Shame, Trauma, Self Esteem, Self-Worth, Personality Disorders, Emotional Disorders, Depression, Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders – FASD, Emotional Regulation, Emotional Dysregulation, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy – DBT, Mood Disorders, Mindfulness, Schizophrenia Disorder, Relationship Issues, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Attachment Disorders, Grief, Self-Harm, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Co-Occurring Disorders, Panic Attacks, Personality Disorders, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

Professional Experience

I have more than three years experience as a practicing social worker. I spent my first two years in the field as a school social worker, which, ultimately, lead me to pursue a more clinical path within a school setting. I worked within two different intermediate school districts where the population consisted of students living with EBD, ASD, DCD, or OHD. The prevalence of mental health among children and adolescents was and continues to be incredibly transparent, which is what lead me to Canvas Health.


  • MSW - University of Wisconsin - Madison
  • BSW - University of Wisconsin - River Falls

License and Credentials

  • Master of Social Work (MSW)
  • Licensed Graduate Social Worker(LGSW)