Hello, and thank you for visiting my page. I've worked in the field of mental health for over 15 years. I graduated with my Masters in Social Worker at Loma Linda University in San Bernardino California. My passion has always been to help others overcome challenging obstacles that we may face in our lives. I have worked in various settings that are geared towards helping individuals with mental health disorders such as depression, anxiety, PTSD and other mental health concerns. Additionally, I have experience working with survivors of violent crimes which include sexual assault victims, robbery/assault, domestic violence, homicide survivors. I also have comprehensive expertise with complex grief and loss.
I utilize cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectical behavioral therapy, and mindfulness. I am EMDR certified to aid in complex traumas, client centered approaches that are customized to fit your individual needs, and I also utilize the empowerment model which helps identify those strengths that you've had all long. I am just a guide to help you uncover all your greatest potential. You are the gem you've been looking for, now it's time to find your healing.
Additional areas of focus: Addictions, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue, Abandonment, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Blended Family Issues, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Codependency, Communication Problems, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, Dependent Personality, Domestic Violence, Emptiness, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, First Responder Issues, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Hospice and End of Life Counseling, Immigration Issues, Impulsivity, Isolation / Loneliness, Life Purpose, Midlife Crisis, Mood Disorders, Multicultural Concerns, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Paranoia, Post-traumatic Stress, Prejudice and Discrimination, Self-Love, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Women's Issues, Workplace Issues, Young Adult Issues
Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Mindfulness Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
TN LCSW 6768
I am very happy!
Written on Feb 20, 2023 after therapy with Karina for 4 weeks on issues concerning depression, relationship issues, grief, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and coaching
Written on Jan 27, 2023 after therapy with Karina for 8 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, eating disorders, self esteem, and coaching
My experience has been nothing but positive. I feel seen, heard, and validated. Karina is very easy to talk to and I have gained new insight and learned healthy coping skills to apply to my life, with her help. I’m grateful for the space she holds and would recommend her to anyone who has suffered trauma and is ready to take their life back.
Written on Nov 23, 2022 after therapy with Karina for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, and self esteem
Karina is awesome!
Written on Sep 30, 2022 after therapy with Karina for 2 weeks
Written on Aug 17, 2022 after therapy with Karina for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, grief, self esteem, and bipolar disorder
Good insight and ability to guide me through the issues
Written on Jul 12, 2022 after therapy with Karina for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, parenting issues, anger management, and coping with life changes