Caroline Fenkel is the Executive Director of the Center for Families in Malvern, Pennsylvania. The Center for Families is a safe place for teens and families to find community support, education, and sustainable healing for mental health and substance abuse struggles.
Caroline’s passion lies in helping heal adolescents through the use of experiential therapy, group therapy, and animal-assisted therapy. Her career began with her love for horses: She majored in equine studies and minored in psychology at Delaware Valley University, then completed her master’s degree in social work at Bryn Mawr College. From there, she combined these two focuses through practicing equine-assisted therapy and other forms of experiential therapy, including Relational Trauma Repair and adventure therapy. Caroline has worked with adolescents and young adults at all levels of care, including outpatient and residential, at numerous national programs, including Pyramid Healthcare, Adolescent Advocates, Mirmont Treatment Center, Elements Behavioral Health, and Newport Academy. Caroline recently earned her doctorate in clinical social work from the University of Pennsylvania. Caroline’s passion for helping those with substance use disorders stems from her own experience in long-term recovery. Dr. Fenkel’s strong systemic, evidence based social work background, propels her to support prevention programs throughout the region.