Karen's emphasizes clients' strengths in her treatment approaches, to care for the whole person and not only their diagnosis or mental health concern.
Adjustment, Anxiety, Blended Families, Depression, Family relationship concerns, Mood Disorders, Parenting concerns, Stress, Trauma/PTSD
How We Get There
Art Therapy, CBT, EMDR, Mindfulness, Motivational Interviewing, Strength-based, Client-centered
Karen views each client as a whole person, not a collection of labels or diagnoses. Her experience is in working with children, adolescents, adults, and families who are dealing with depression, anxiety, trauma, relationship difficulties, family conflict, parenting concerns, and behavioral challenges.
She is trained in art therapy, Trauma Focused-Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT and CBT+), Motivational Interviewing (MI), Common Elements Treatment Approach (CETA), Helping the Noncompliant Child (HNC), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), and Functional Family Therapy (FFT). She has a strength-based, family-centered approach to her work, and uses a client’s strengths as the basis for growth.
- MA Child, Couple, Family Therapy & Art Therapy, Antioch University
- BS Biomedical Communication, University of Illinois