‘Our wounds are most often the openings into the best and most beautiful part of us‘
– David Richo
Dr Kareen is dedicated to her field and consistently explores the latest therapies and research in the field of psychology, undergoing regular further education. She has won numerous awards including the John Arthur Award for Excellence in Psychology, and has appeared on many TV shows. She is also member of Psy Chi, the US National Honor Society for Psychology.
She uses the most effective type or combination of therapies, based on each individual’ s specific needs. These include:
- Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for depression, bipolar, anxiety and personality disorders
- Integrative harm therapy for addictions and substance abuse, which focuses on meeting the client on their own terms rather than trying to force them to quit
- IMAGO therapy for couples, which uses existing conflicts in relationships to bring about behavior change and resolve problematic issues
- Newer treatment models such as dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) and acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), which are ‘third-wave therapies’ – modifications to standard cognitive behavioral treatment