Caroline Brackette
Published August 3, 2021

Caroline Brackette is the assistant dean for accreditation and assessment and an associate professor at Mercer University in the College of Health Professions. She is a nationally certified, licensed professional counselor and clinical supervisor. She’s an expert in mental health counseling with a focus in sports.

Brackette specializes in the use of cognitive behavioral techniques to address behavioral, relationship and other issues. She assists clients in anxiety and anger management, communication skills, and stress management related to career, sports and performance. She is on the United States Olympic and Paralympic Committee Mental Health Registry and mental health directories for several professional sports leagues.

Previously, Brackette served on the Fulton County Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities Advisory Council, Georgia Statewide Human Trafficking Task Force, and American Red Cross Georgia Regional Disaster Mental Health Planning Council. 

She has deployment experience as a disaster mental health relief volunteer and military family reconnection workshop facilitator with the American Red Cross, and is a mental health medical reserve corps volunteer with the Georgia Department of Public Health. In 2020, she received an invitation from the White House to attend its 2020 Black Entrepreneur Summit and Reception.

Brackette has bachelor’s degrees in communication and psychology, a Master of Education in counseling, and a Ph.D. in counselor education and supervision, all from the University of Toledo.

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Pronouns: She/her

Expertise: Sports mental health counseling, disaster mental health relief, cognitive behavioral issues

Location: Atlanta, Ga. 


Phone:  (678) 547-6058

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