Karen’s work very much reflects the knowledge she has gained from her own personal experiences. From these experiences, Karen brings not only a very keen awareness of others but a genuine authenticity to all of her work. There are two main areas in which she puts her energy: relationships/marriage and in assisting people achieve their greatest potential.
Her first book, Marriage Magic! Find It, Keep It, and Make It Last is a self-help book that allows couples to revitalize their marriage. Karen strongly believes that most marriages can be salvaged and thrive if the partners give it attention. Her second book, Mindfulness and The Art of Choice: Transform Your Life, is an award winning self-help book, that focuses on enabling people to let go of their wired-in automatic responses from their past in order to live a life of their choosing. It was written after a difficult personal journey.
Additionally, Karen has been a contributor to a number of books: Complete Marriage Counselor, Your Mental Health Questions Answered, 101 Great Ways to Improve Your Life ( Vol.2 ), Power of Persistence, Recovering the Self ( Vol. 2, 3), I am Bound and Determined.
She writes for HitchedMag.com and has been a featured writer on Yahoo Personals.
Karen offers workshops and teleseminars on these topics. She’s also a frequent guest on inter/national radio and her expert opinion has appeared in numerous publications (Family Circle, Woman’s Day, Men’s Health, Albany Gazette, Woman’s World, L.I. Newsday, Sly, Self, The Bridal Book, Crain’s NY). In the past, she enjoyed being the relationship expert on the Bo Griffin Morning Show. She has also appeared on TV.
In addition, she also serves on the faculty of an undergraduate department in psychology at a local university.
Her memberships include American Psychological Association, American Counseling Association, Nassau County Psychological Association. She’s certified as a Nationally Board Certified Counselor and a National Family Life Educator and belongs to The National Registry for Marriage Friendly Therapists.
She and her husband have enjoyed over 35 years of marriage and have two daughters, a son-in-law and two grandchildren. In her spare time, Karen enjoys reading, traveling, and cooking.