Karen is passionate about helping young people thrive. She likes to challenge her clients to find their inner strength, as this creates a lasting healing effect. Karen engages her clients with creative interactions to reduce stress, improve self- esteem, challenge negative thoughts and emotions and help them develop effective coping skills. Karen uses a variety of integrated treatment approaches including play therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, sand tray therapy, mindfulness, relaxation, and other creative therapy techniques. She builds a working relationship that best meets her client’s goals. Karen works with children as young as 3, teenagers and young adults.
Karen is a licensed clinical social worker who has been working in the Mental Health field since 2006, primarily with children, adolescents, and young adults. Karen has a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work and Psychology and a Master’s Degree in Social Work with a Concentration in Mental Health from the University of Maryland, Baltimore School of Social Work. Karen has over 12 years of experience. Karen is also a Registered Play Therapist specializing in Child Centered Play Therapy and Filial Therapy.
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