Carolyn Elacqua, LMSW

Carolyn is a LMSW under the supervision of Susan Mackert, LCSW.

Carolyn has been working with children and young adults for over 20 years. Her focuses are: Psychoeducation, CBT and incorporating the visual arts in therapy. She is focused on assisting individuals and families heal from traumatic life experiences, loss and social displacement. Also, the understanding that at times in our lives we feel lost and alone and that having someone there to support you in the rebuilding of self and identity is the foundation of her approach.

Carolyn had begun working in the human services before becoming a teacher at The Boys and Girls Club, St. Anne’s Institute and at Parsons Child and Family Center, currently Northern Rivers, as a Therapeutic Foster Care Respite worker.

Carolyn earned her bachelor’s degree in Studio Art with concentrations in painting and photography with a minor in Philosophy from The College of Saint Rose. She returned to school and obtained her New York State teaching certification in Art Education and has taught Art at every grade level from Kindergarten to Postgraduate. In 2003 she earned a Master of Arts in Liberal Studies and in 2012, a Master of Arts in English, both from The University at Albany. Her love of the Humanities brought her back to social work in 2017 and in December of 2019 she earned her MSSW at the College of Saint Rose.

Lastly, Carolyn enjoys hiking, reading, traveling, and volunteering.


  • Visual Art

  • Issues facing those living with HIV/AIDS

  • CBT

  • Psychoeducation

  • Grief and loss

  • Working with children and young adults



  • OON

  • Self-Pay - Superbills can be provided to you to submit to your insurance company for reimbursement. CommonSense Wellness Network cannot guarantee if your insurance company will reimburse you.
    During the COVID-19 pandemic, insurance companies are required to cover co-pays and deductibles. However, some insurance plans are not covering these expenses, and in such cases the client remains responsible for payment.


  • Carolyn is not currently accepting new clients. Please text or call 518-545-4691 to get started. Please note in-person session appointments are very limited, whereas tele-session appointments can begin almost immediately after all paperwork is completed.


  • Carolyn is currently building a waitlist.

    Scheduling on a PC/Laptop works best, our client portal doesn’t work well with Tablets or Cell Phones