Karen is a licensed professional counselor who helps adults navigate difficult life circumstances and grow through them. She works with issues such as anxiety, chronic illness, codependency, compulsive behaviors, depression, family conflict, grief, intimacy, peer and work relationships, recovery, self-esteem, sexual identity (lgbtq+), spirituality, stress, and trauma history. She draws on client-centered, Gestalt, and psychodynamic (insight-oriented) approaches to therapy and on her 25 years of experience in other helping professions.
Karen has provided therapy in drug and alcohol rehab, community mental health, and non-traditional settings. She has an M.S. in counseling psychology from Chatham University, is licensed in Pennsylvania, and is a nationally certified counselor. A member of the Pennsylvania Counseling Association and Psi Chi—The International Honor Society in Psychology, Karen is a trainee at The Gestalt Institute of Pittsburgh. She also holds master’s degrees in English and theology, both from Duquesne University.