Karen has over 25 years of experience and a vast array of skills to offer clients and has in-depth and diverse experience serving children, adolescents and adults. Karen has experience working with clients of diverse cultures, specializing in areas of anxiety, depression, trauma, ADHD, blended families, stress management, grief, behavioral difficulties and supporting individuals identifying as LGBTQ.
Education and Experience
Karen received her Bachelors and Masters of Social Work degrees from Wayne State University, and her Master of Science in Administration from Madonna University. Karen has received multiple certifications: Certified School Social Work Specialist (C-SSWS), SEL (Social and Emotional Learning) certified trainer through the Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence, Trauma and Loss trainer through the National Institute for Trauma and Loss, TECIP- After the Crisis: Traumatic Event Crisis Intervention Planning, Certified Crisis Responder through the FEI Behavioral Health Institute, Michigan Organization on Adolescent Sexual Health (MOASH) LGBTQ State Trainer, and SYMBIS (Saving Your Marriage Before It Starts) counseling. Karen has worked as a clinician in private practice, a school social worker in Michigan and school counselor in Queretaro, Mexico, an elementary school principal, and as a school consultant in climate and culture.
A Bit About Karen
Karen’s years of experience working with children and adults is evident in the warm environment she creates, accepting each client unconditionally, while helping him/her discover how they can empower themselves to improve their lives. Karen integrates a variety of treatment approaches, tailoring her approach age-appropriately and to fit individual needs. Lastly, Karen believes in including the family and significant others as needed in client therapy sessions to fully support individuals and perpetuate lasting healthy changes, happiness and achievement of personal goals.