Karen is a Clinical Psychology Registrar who completed her Master of Clinical Psychology at Griffith University. She also holds a Master of Science (Research) from the University of Southern Queensland. Karen has experience working with people across the lifespan, with a special interest in supporting the adolescent and younger adult population. Karen also understands that, at times, the entire family may require support and is able to offer her assistance in this area.
Karen uses an integrated approach to therapy, drawing from her experience using Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Dialectical Behavioural Therapy, Interpersonal Psychotherapy, and the Family Systems Approach. Karen’s previous work experience include the space of counselling and crisis support, working within a hospital setting, as well as school provisional psychologist. From this broad range of experience, she has developed skills that include managing risk while using an empathic and client centred approach to the young people she supports. Treatment plans are tailored to suit the specific needs of the client.
Karen’s particular areas of interest are in the areas of anxiety and panic, depression, emotional dysregulation, grief, loss and stress. Karen also has experience in conducting assessments and assisting to manage neurocognitive and developmental concerns.