I am a licensed clinical social worker with more than 30 years of experience helping clients throughout the DC Metro area deal with a wide range of issues including stress, anxiety, depression, grief, life transitions, learning disabilities and separation and divorce.

My primary practice area is separation and divorce. I provide support to clients as they adjust to the often overwhelming concept of separating and divorce as well as to what feels like daunting changes brought about by the restructuring of families. As a divorce consultant I help couples know that they have viable options to a non-adversarial process. I work with parents to develop ways to talk to their children about the family situation. As a therapist I also work with children to help them deal with their feelings both as the separation and/or divorce are occurring as well as during its aftermath.

I am an experienced Divorce Coach in the Collaborative Divorce Process. As such I help parents develop communication strategies that lay a foundation for successful co-parenting. Together we develop a parenting plan that helps parents avoid conflict and confusion and provides children with clarity moving forward.

In other areas of my practice and through years of experience, I’ve come to understand what it takes for individuals to strengthen their relationships and improve communication. Through this understanding I am able to help clients develop skills and coping strategies to lead more satisfying lives.

I have also worked with children, adolescents and adults who have been diagnosed with LEARNING DISABILITIES, ADHD, OR EXECUTIVE FUNCTION issues and have developed a keen understanding of the impact that these issues have on individuals and their family, school, work and social lives. In the case of children, I can assist parents in developing strategies to help their lives run more smoothly. I can help adults understand their own learning, ADHD and Executive Function issues and guide them in developing their own coping strategies.

Please take a look around my website for more information about my educational and professional experiences, affiliations and services. You will also find useful resources here. Please either contact me by phone at 301-816-0978, or via email by clicking here with any questions or comments you may have.

Washingtonian Magazine December 2012 coverWashingtonian Magazine, Marriage Edition, December, 2012: Karen is recommended as couples therapist by her peers and attorneys
Washingtonian Magazine July 2009 coverWashingtonian Magazine, "Best of Washington", July, 2009: Karen was chosen as one of the best mental health professionals in the DC Metro area in the category of separation and divorce.