Karen P. Freed, LSCW-C, LICSW, BCD is a clinical social worker with more than 30 years of experience helping her clients deal with a wide range of issues including stress, anxiety, depression, grief, life transitions, learning disabilities and separation and divorce.

As a therapist she helps clients strengthen their relationships and improve communication. She works with individuals who are feeling anxious or depressed and helps identify the causes. Through this understanding she is able to help clients develop coping strategies to lead more satisfying lives.

Having worked with children and adolescents who have been diagnosed with Learning Disabilities, ADHD or Executive Function issues Karen has developed a keen understanding of the impact that these issues have on individuals and their family, school, work and social lives. She uses this insight to help parents understand their children and their children’s needs. She aids parents in developing strategies to help their lives run more smoothly. She helps adults understand their own learning, ADHD and Executive Function issues and guides them in developing coping strategies.

Karen provides support to clients as they adjust to separation and divorce and the changes brought about by the restructuring of families. She works with children to help them deal with their feelings as the separation and/or divorce are occurring. She helps parents develop ways to talk to their children about the family situation. She meets with couples to talk about process options available to negotiate and craft settlement agreements. She often serves as a coach in the Collaborative Divorce Process.

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.