Karen’s life work has been dedicated to understanding what creates and what relieves suffering. As a healer she provides knowledge, compassion, and intuitive guidance, in a safe and non-judgmental atmosphere. Karen understands healing and loss from a personal and professional perspective. She uses a combination of successful interventions personalized for each unique client. Karen is an Intuitive Healer, Kundalini Yoga Instructor, Channel, Reiki Master Teacher and Wholistic Psychotherapist.  

“Anyone who walks through my door immediately has my respect. It’s not an easy thing to look deeply at ourselves.  Harder yet, to accept and love ourselves as we are.”

A lifelong social worker, Karen earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Social Work from Central Connecticut State University and a Masters Degree in Social Work from the University of Connecticut.  Karen is a licensed clinical social worker and a graduate of the four year Spiritual Practitioner Training Program through the Centers for Spiritual Living.


Karen worked as Director of Volunteer Services  for the Sisters of Mercy at St Mary Home, Managed a shelter for battered women in Torrington, CT,

Karen developed and implemented the first community based programs for the Hebrew Home and Hospital that allowed older adults to remain in their own homes.

She worked at Asian Family Services as a therapist and clinical supervisor for 6 years, experiencing first hand the powerful experience of healing and recovery that is possible  even from the devastating effects of war and genocide.

Continued to experience profound awe at the resiliency of the human spirit, working with severely abused, traumatized children as a therapist at the UConn Health Center. working as  a community based hospice social worker going to patient and family’s homes throughout Connecticut.  A privilege and sacred work.

At the same time, she was working as a contractor with the state of CT Dept of Children and Families, as a trauma specialist and managed a private practice for 5 years.

Past Workshops

Trauma and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy 

Healthy Mothers Healthy Babies Coalition of Broward County, Florida.

October 2015, October 2016, November 2017

Consultant 2015 to present

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Self-Care 

TF-CBT Statewide Conference, Connecticut May  2014


Reiki in Hospice and Palliative Care 

VITAS Innovative Hospice Care, February  2014


Inspired Action vs. Required Action

Holistic Chamber of Commerce, October  2013 


The Foundations of Healing and 

The Healer Within –  An Integrated Body, Mind and Spirit Approach 

Clifford Beers Healing the Generations Trauma Conference: Integrated Care – Healing Body and Mind, October  2013


Please Don’t Try to Fix Me. I’m not Broken. 

NAFI; Foster Parents Annual Conference, May  2013


Yes, you can! Live your best life with joy and ease. 

Workshop Series at The Connecticut Center for Spiritual Living, Middletown, CT 2013

    Workshop 1: Emotion; An Intelligent Guide to the Universe, 

    Workshop 2: Trauma Transformed; The Foundations of Healing 

    Workshop 3: Inspired Action; Living a Life of Inspiration   

    Workshop 4:  Life Embraced; A Conversation about Life, Death and Dying


When All That’s Left of me is Love

VITAS Hospice staff and volunteers, February 2013.


The Foundations of Healing

Third Annual Connecticut Tf-CBT Learning Collaborative Conference. May 20, 2011


Transcending Tragedy; The Healing Power of Compassionate Presence and Bearing Witness.

National Association of Social Workers, Connecticut Chapter, Annual Conference. April 2011


The Healer Within: A Body, Mind, Spirit Approach to Healing the Healer and Working with Trauma.”

National Association of Social Workers Specialty Conference on Trauma, November 2010.