Karen joined the Arkansas Counseling Associates team in June of 2009. She is a Regional Manager and is based out of the White Hall office. Karen received a Bachelor of Science in Exercise Sports Science and Biology from McMurry University in Abilene, Tx, a degree in Secondary Education from the University of Texas at Arlington and a Master of Education degree in Counseling Psychology with a specialization in Rehabilitative Counseling from the University of Texas at Austin. She completed postgraduate work in forensic psychology at the University of Texas and is interested in incorporating trauma focused cognitive behavioral therapy and play therapy into her work with children and trauma. Karen volunteers at the Child Advocacy Center and serves as a core team member for the Jefferson County Multidisciplinary Team on child abuse. She also enjoys spending time outdoors with her two children and golfing with husband Jeff of 9 years.