Karen is a clinical psychologist located in Denver, CO and licensed in Colorado and Illinois. A Certified Eating Disorder Specialist (CEDS), she has worked in the field for over 20 years. This includes an extensive experience developing and facilitating eating disorder treatment programs at all levels of care. Karen, therefore, has the depth and breadth of knowledge to support clients in all phases of the recovery process. Appreciating that the healing journey looks different for everyone, she explores each person’s definition of recovery through addressing themes of physical and emotional self-care, body acceptance, mood regulation, and relationship building.
Karen’s practice also focuses on trauma recovery--working with survivors of complex trauma, veterans, and first responders. She believes that people are fundamentally resilient, and thus the focus of therapy is to enhance each person’s strengths. Karen also recognizes that many of us have never fully learned how to take care of ourselves, to truly care for ourselves. Coping strategies we have previously reached for may sometimes become ineffective. Therapy carves out that space to slow down, reflect on what works, and learn new skills. It provides a safe way to challenge ourselves and take risks. Therapy creates an opportunity to have a voice and be heard, to re-connect, and re-build.
Karen’s therapeutic framework centers on an interpersonal, holistic lens that values developing an honest, trusting, and consistent relationship. She also incorporates mindfulness practices and cognitive-behavioral interventions to facilitate skill building. Karen values working collaboratively, and involving comprehensive “treatment teams” (e.g., dietitians, psychiatrists, family physicians) as indicated. She welcomes the possibility of meeting you, learning about your goals and wishes, and developing a path forward together.
Eating disorders - Reducing unhealthy eating patterns, beliefs, and behaviors, such as restricting, purging, and binging; healing the emotional pain surrounding disordered eating
Trauma - Coping and healing after threatening or scary events, such as witnessing accidents or experiencing sexual, verbal, emotional, or physical abuse
Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)
Depression - Providing support and promoting healing of hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life
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Private Practice, 2005 - Present
Adjunct Faculty University of Denver, 2017 - Present
Psychologist, Long Term Care Facility, 2015 - 2018
Clinical Director Outpatient Services Eating Recovery Center, 2010 - 2015
Clinical Coordinator Eating Disorder Programs, Alexian Brothers Behavioral Health Hospital, 1999 - 2008
Chicago School of Professional Psychology, PsyD, 2004
Brandeis University, BA, 1994