Education and Professional Training

Education in clinical psychology and counseling

  • Karen-office2Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology, American School for Professional Psychology (Virginia), 2000
  • Post-doctoral work at Columbine High School in trauma and grief therapy
  • Trainer, Educator, Practitioner of Psychodrama, Sociometry and Group Psychotherapy
  • M.A. in Education, University of Colorado
  • M.A. Outdoor Recreation, University of Maryland
  • B.A. University of Virginia

Background and experience in trauma resolution

  • 15 years experience in counseling with a specialty in experiential methods,
    gay/lesbian issues and trauma resolution
  • Eight years experience working with eating disorder treatment
  • Training and experience in EMDR, eye movement desensitization and reprocessing
  • Training and experience in Brainspotting, a body-centered trauma resolution therapy
  • Advanced training in psychodrama for trauma resolution

Professional Affiliations and Activities in psychotherapy and counseling: