Carolyn E. Yoder

Specializing in addressing trauma to interrupt cycles of violence, and eco angst.

Carolyn Yoder is a licensed psychotherapist and the Founding Director of STAR (Strategies for Trauma Awareness and Resilience), a justice and conflict informed training program of Eastern Mennonite University’s Center for Justice and Peacebuilding. STAR has trained thousands of civil society leaders on six continents in building resilient communities amidst crisis, division, and violence. She is the author of The Little Book of Trauma Healing: When Violence Strikes and Community Security is Threatened (2005, 2020). Carolyn spent 18 years working in Asia, Africa, the Middle East, and the Caucasus where she provided services for, among others, USAID/State Department, UNHCR, and Peace Corps. She now lives in Harrisonburg, Virginia where she has private practice locally and online worldwide and speaks to community groups on eco-anxiety and action.

Carolyn’s current focus is working with a diverse collaborative of STAR Certified Trainers and Practitioners to create a Climate STAR training. The mission is to help communities turn the energy of climate angst into meaningful collective action while cultivating the capacity to do the deep work of living consciously in a time of dying, uncertainty, and possibility.