Capt. Andy Carrier
Vice President & Clinical Director
Valor Station, LLC
Andy Carrier serves as Vice President and Clinical Director at Valor Station, LLC in Augusta, Georgia, an in-patient treatment facility for first responders. He served with the Georgia State Patrol for 31 years, reaching the rank of Captain and retiring as the Director of the Office of Public Safety Support. During his service he assisted in passing state legislation on two occasions, both of which, greatly benefit public safety in the area of peer support and mental health services for all first responders, including corrections and 911 dispatchers. Carrier has a Master’s in Social Work from the University of Georgia, a Master’s in Public Administration from Columbus State University and a Bachelor’s in Criminal Justice from Brenau College. He is a graduate of the 245th Session of the FBI National Academy in Quantico, Virginia and a graduate of the 19th class of the Georgia Law Enforcement Command College at Columbus State University. Carrier also graduated from the Georgia Chiefs of Police Basic Class, 2018. Carrier is a licensed Social Worker and is licensed to practice mental health in Georgia, South Carolina, and New York. In 2020, he was appointed by Georgia Governor Brian Kemp to the Georgia Composite Board of Professional Counselors, Social Workers, and Marriage and Family Therapists. He serves as clinical director for the State of New York’s Post Critical Incident Seminar (PCIS) and has assisted in bringing the PCIS model to other locations throughout the United States. Carrier has extensive training in PTSD and Grief and Loss. He is trained in Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR). Carrier has presented at the FBI National Academy Associates National Conference in Quebec City, Canada and at the American Academy of Psychiatry and Law Conference in Chicago and West Palm Beach, Florida. Carrier is a member of the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP), FBI National Academy Associates, American Association of State Troopers, Police Benevolent Association, Fraternal Order of Police, and the EMDR Institute. Carrier resides in Augusta, Georgia.