Carmela J. DeCandia
Carmela DeCandia is a licensed clinical psychologist with specialties in trauma, child and adolescent development, program development and assessment. Throughout her career, she has worked with underserved populations, including young parents and children, families experiencing homelessness and trauma, and those involved in the child welfare system. She has spent more than 20 years in roles that include service delivery, program management, clinical director and vice president. DeCandia spent over a decade at St. Mary's Center for Women and Children in Dorchester, MA, working with families experiencing homelessness and trauma to achieve residential and economic stability, educational advancement and emotional well-being.
Dr. DeCandia has worked as a school psychologist conducting school-based assessments. She has also taught as adjunct faculty at Lesley University about understanding trauma in the lives of children and adolescents. Dr. DeCandia received a mastery certificate in Global Mental Health from the Harvard Program in Refugee Trauma.