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, 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.
Trauma and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
Healthy Mothers Healthy Babies Coalition of Broward County, Florida.
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.