Karena is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist and holds a Doctorate and Master’s degree in Clinical Psychology. She is licensed in Maryland, Virginia, and the District of Columbia. Karena has experience providing group, individual, and family psychotherapy as well as conducting psychological evaluations and testing for children and adults. She completed training at a children’s trauma center, a state psychiatric hospital, a community mental health center, and a forensic setting. In addition to providing services in the school setting, she teaches graduate psychology courses, supervises graduate students, and provides services in private practice.
Karena believes in creating a safe and nurturing environment where individuals can feel safe to explore their differences. She also believes in empowering individuals to recognize their strengths in order to take control over their lives and to achieve personal growth. In her spare time, she enjoys traveling, shopping, spending time with family, and eating desserts.