Carrie Buckner, MDiv, LCSW


Carrie seeks to work with adult individuals that desire healing and self-growth. She believes that observing one’s past often brings insight into the present and she encourages clients to explore more deeply with self-discovery.  She enjoys witnessing outcomes from clients who are willing to work hard and be honest to better understand themselves and enact the change they are seeking. Carrie is active in her Christian faith, yet open minded and educated to work with clients in a wide spectrum of faiths and non religious views. She welcomes learning about a client’s worldview and beliefs and how that helps to better understand themselves. 

She received a bachelor’s degree in psychology in her undergraduate studies and has also earned the Joint Master of Divinity/Master of Social Work degrees from the Pittsburgh Theological Seminary and the University of Pittsburgh. She is a licensed clinical social worker in the state of Pennsylvania.

Carrie became a therapist because she wanted to help people in the church better understand mental and emotional health and now this same passion has expanded into serving individuals on an interfaith basis here at the Pittsburgh Pastoral Institute.