Karen specializes in Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy and focuses on building upon a client’s existing strengths to help them achieve meaningful growth.
Karen earned her Masters in Social Work from the University of Kentucky in Lexington, KY, and
her Bachelor’s in Sociology from Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge, LA. She has worked
with the criminal justice system, substance abuse programs, families experiencing
homelessness, and as part of a multidisciplinary hospital team serving patients and families
undergoing organ transplant. Working with these diverse populations, she has been able to
provide individuals and families counseling for a range of issues, including anxiety, depression,
post-traumatic stress disorder, post-partum mood disorders, and substance use disorders.
Karen also has experience leading psychoeducational groups, parenting classes, and life skills
Karen relocated to Okinawa in the summer of 2019 with her family. In her free time, Karen enjoys trying new restaurants, watching the New Orleans Saints, and exploring the beautiful island with her family. Her professional areas of interest include working with women and children, people with chronic health issues, and helping families adjust to change. Karen’s approach is to work with her clients to build coping skills and find therapeutic solutions for complex problems.