Karena is a Licensed Master Social Worker (LMSW) working under the supervision of Jessica Ryan, LCSW-C.
Karena has experience working with many cultures and ages but has a special interest in supporting vulnerable and disadvantaged populations.
Through an anti-oppressive lens, Karena seeks to create a safe space for clients where they feel free to express themselves in therapy without any judgment attached. She is committed to being trauma-informed and recovery-oriented in her work.
Karena believes in establishing a person-centered and strengths-based environment where therapy is creatively catered to fit and address the needs and concerns of clients. As an advocate for holistic health, Karena also works with clients to not just support their mental/emotional health-related goals, but also, physical, spiritual, and social health-related goals.
Karena attended Nyack College in New York, NY and received her Master of Social Work. Karena is licensed in NY and MD and is excited to support the East Coast mental health community.