Karen received her master’s degree in clinical counseling psychology from Lesley University in 2016. She began her post-graduate training in a community mental health setting and has worked as an In-Home Therapist for the Massachusetts Children’s Behavioral Health Initiative, in emergency services, and as a military and family life counselor providing in-person counseling to active-duty service members and their families in Europe, Asia and the United States. Karen is a Massachusetts LMHC and can also provide psychotherapy in Germany to expats struggling with cultural adaptation issues and the unique challenges living abroad can bring. Karen has experience helping clients manage anxiety, depression, stress, substance use disorders, relationship issues, and life transitions. She integrates cognitive-behavioral therapy and solution focused brief therapy. She will soon be certified in the Gottman Method, which she uses in couples counseling. She believes that effective therapy embraces various approaches depending on a client’s individual style and needs and that each person is a resilient and active participant in the shaping of their own lives. She enjoys long distance trail walks, and knitting.