Karen Schanck, LCSW
Life can be hard…It takes courage to take the first step in getting help. Karen is honored to help her clients move towards improved emotional health and freedom, and believes that the therapeutic relationship is founded on trust and respect. Her primary treatment modality is EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing), an evidence-based treatment that incorporates various theoretical underpinnings. She approaches counseling from a grace-based, Christian perspective. Karen specializes in helping adults, adolescents, and children with the following issues: trauma; PTSD; anxiety/stress; depression; grief; emotional, physical, and/or sexual abuse; military combat stress; first responder stress; and medical trauma. She received her B.A. in Psychology from UVA, her Masters in Social Work from VCU, and became a licensed therapist in 1995. Her experience includes working in residential, non-profit, military, and private practice settings. Karen is trained in EMDR, Levels 1&2, has her CCTP (Certified Clinical Trauma Professional) designation, and is a member of EMDRIA (EMDR International Association), IATP (International Association of Trauma Professionals), and the EMDR Therapist Network.