Karyn is specialized in the field of grief, loss, fertility and perinatal mental health and reproductive mental health for over 20 years. She provides a comfortable and warm space to work together while navigating life's challenges and transitions. Thank you for taking this first step for yourself. Whether you are a new parent, or a veteran parent, or trying to become a parent, you deserve to have the support and guidance to help during this challenging time in your life. You don't have to go through it alone. I will offer you a safe environment with compassion, warmth, and no judgment. You deserve this time and I hope to help you along your journey. I have been working as a specialist in grief, loss, trauma, perinatal mental health, and reproductive mental health for over twenty years in private practice, and seven years prior in hospice. I also provide hypnotherapy services which is very helpful for anxiety and stress management. I have also been trained in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) which is an evidence based approach to work through trauma that may have occurred presently, or resolve any past issues that may have resurfaced. I am a contributing author for Understanding the Journey with a chapter entitled "Self-Care is not Selfish." This may be one of the most difficult times in your life, so we can work together to begin to work through the myriad of emotions including guilt, pressure, anxiety and sadness, and help find peace, empowerment, and strength. I often will work with a partner, spouse, or family member to improve communication and understanding. I am here to help build your tool chest of coping skills and strategies, and give you a space to breathe. You have already taken the most difficult step, and I look forward to joining you on your journey.
Bachelor's of Psychology (1990)
Master's of Social Work (1994)
Certified in Perinatal Mental Health (2019)
Trauma Trained EMDR (2018)
Certified Hypnotherapist (2000)
American Society of Reproductive Medicine
Florida Society of Oncology Social Workers
National Association of Social Work
Postpartum Support International
Florida Society of Clincial Hypnotherapy
Professionals United for Parkland
Association of Death Education and Counseling
Karyn has extensive experience in general psychotherapy, but she is most specialized in grief, loss, trauma fertility counseling and reproductive mental health. She holds a certification in perinatal mental health assisting clients with postpartum depression and anxiety. She works in the field of third party reproduction, offering consultation, mental health screenings and evaluations, and counseling with egg donors, surrogates, and Intended Parents (IP).She is a trauma trained clinician in EMDR. (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing). She has served as expert witness on grief and loss issues. Karyn has been an invited speaker at professional conferences, and serves as a lecturer and trainer for the community. She is invited to work with schools and workplaces offering crisis counseling and providing critical incident stress debriefing. Karyn has extensive experience facilitating bereavement support groups and providing professional trainings.