I am a dedicated social worker in the mental health field. I have over 16 years of experience in mental health. I believe that each person has the ability to heal. Healing happens in the context of a good relationship. I come from a biopsychosocial and person centered model using a solution focus and motivational interviewing approach in addition to other practice skills I have outlined below.
I am currently working as a therapist at a government clinic in my local area. I have been here for 12 years practicing with populations from 3 years old to older adult. I treat families, trauma-using EMDR, Progressive Counting (PC), Trauma focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TFCBT), Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT), and Play Therapy. I incorporate Cognitive Behavioral work, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy work, as well as other models into coping skills and increasing strengths and resilience. In addition, I regularly practice and teach an adaptation of Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction. I have started the process of becoming fully trained in MBSR. I have an adaptation that I use as a curriculum that is shown to help with anxiety, depression, chronic pain, and trauma. I have created a website with the practices to better help those beginning and maintaining practices at home.
I am come from a trauma/developmental theoretical orientation. I believe that what happens to us in the past affects how we are now socio-emotionally and behaviorally including internally. Given that, our current environment, relationships, and interactions can adversely affect our socio-emotional health and therefore behavior and internal states.
I am great at engagement and treating a variety of concerns. I have an adult centered approach that using a solution focus to someone discover the identified concern and work towards a solution. Prescriptive approaches can be applied as needed based on the concerns presented. I look forward to working with you!
- Stress, Anxiety
- Trauma and abuse
I also have experience in LGBT, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Intimacy-related issues, Eating disorders, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, Coaching, Compassion fatigue, ADHD
LCSW #088332-1 (Expires: 2022-04-30)
So far Karan has been the best counselor I've ever had. She checks on me almost daily. She has given me some great things to read to learn about how to deal with my anxiety. So far so great!
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Karan is very attentive and she always responds in a timely manner. I'm very thankful to have her help me on my journey to recovery.
Karan is amazing. In my first week talking to her, she was able to get to the root of my problems instantly. There were things that were going on with me that I had no idea about until she pointed them out. Because she was able to understand me so well so quickly, we were able to cover a lot of ground in a short amount of time. She's very bright and observant and I look forward to working with her more.
Karan shows interest in working with me. She’s been polite and not pushy.