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    Carlos McCray, LCSW

    Co-Founder and Psychotherapist

    Carlos B.P. McCray, also known as Smiles, is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Adjunct Professor, Social Entrepreneur, and a lover of life. Carlos obtained his Bachelor’s degree in Child Development and Family Studies from Long Beach State University, and a Master’s degree in Social Work from San Diego State University. Carlos has been in the field of Social Work for over 15 years and you can spot Carlos wearing a smile and reminding us of the choices we each have in our pursuits of happiness. As a true believer in the power of human connection and extracting the good from every interaction, he often leaves people he interacts with walking away in the direction of his or her dreams. Carlos is powered by the belief that anything is possible, especially through mutually beneficial partnerships and collaboration, and brings that into every moment of his life. Carlos is determined to shatter the “because that’s how we’ve always done it” ideology and eclipse it with models of sustainable change. Through his passion to empower those living in underserved communities, he works daily on illuminating and leveling the playing field. He has channeled his passion, creativity, and boundless energy while co-founding several social enterprises including:The Dojo Cafe, StaySmilinLife, and his non-profit Get Empowered Today. Carlos can also be found motivating, inspiring, and teaching Social Work and Human Connection classes at Cuyamaca Community College and SDSU.

    CA BBS License: LCSW-93140

    Booking Options: (619) 771-4218 or [email protected]