Karen is a licensed clinical psychologist who specializes in treating adults across the lifespan who are experiencing stress and burnout, anxiety, depression, life transitions including grief and divorce, coparenting and parenting issues, and substance use disorders. Karen also works with adolescents ages 13+ while working collaboratively with parents to build understanding, reconnection, and healthy communication skills in the family unit.
Karen first entered the health field as a massage therapist and this training strongly influenced her therapy philosophy as a psychologist. She learned to look beyond symptoms and diagnoses to help clients optimize health and well-being through awareness, education, and growth. While working with clients, Karen employs a holistic, wellness model which assesses physical, mental, emotional, spiritual, social, and vocational health to help clients create meaning and purpose in all areas of their lives.
Using a thoughtful, nonjudgmental style, Karen works collaboratively with clients to develop an individualized treatment plan that is client centered and strength based. Clients are taught creative, practical tools based on Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR), and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT). Practicing these learned skills and completing assignments between sessions are an integral key to success as a client. Through dedication and consistency, clients will see positive changes in how they think, feel, and act leading to more fulfillment and authenticity in life.
Karen received her doctoral training from Adler University in Chicago, IL. She completed her internship at Park Avenue Center in Minneapolis and her post-doctoral training at Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation in Center City where she gained additional training treating substance use disorders and working with adults in recovery. In her free time, she can be found creating in the kitchen or in her craft room, soaking up the sun in her garden, and spending time with her family. She enjoys reading about spiritual and metaphysical topics and loves to discover new things about the world through art, music, and travel.
We are located near the intersection of Zachary Lane & Weaver Lake Road in Maple Grove. We are easily accessible to those in the surrounding communities of Osseo, Rogers, Plymouth, Brooklyn Center, Brooklyn Park, Champlin, and Minneapolis. We welcome you to our office and look forward to knowing you!