About Dr. Karin

Dr. Karin is a sought after developmental expert with a specialty in relationships, gender issues, stress coping, and resiliency.  Dr. Karin has worked in numerous clinical fields with individuals, couples and groups in inpatient, outpatient, emergency, and private counseling settings.  Through her acclaimed work as a therapist, educator, author and motivational speaker, she maintains a unique holistic focus to facilitate the healing process and promote life purpose.

With ground-breaking research on women’s transitional issues and divorce recovery, Dr. Karin’s extensive training is focused on resiliency, wellness, relationships, spirituality, and life meaning. After facing her own series of private and public losses, shefound a calling in helping others who are facing transitions, seeking healing, and possibly, reinvention.

Dr. Karin has broad clinical experience, including work at DeKalb Medical Center, the Anxiety & Stress Management Institute, Visions Anew, and Georgia State University.  She also is a popular motivational speaker with broad experience in corporate, non-profit and educational venues.

A sought after guest in the media, Dr. Karin has been featured on NBC/WXIA-TV, CBS/Atl46, TBS, CNN’s Headline News, WSB AM 750 Radio, B98.5 FM Radio, WLAQ 1410 AM Radio, 1290 KOIL Radio, Southern Season’s Magazine, The Atlanta Journal & Constitution, USA Today, The Huffington Post, HuffPost Live, BlogHer Daily  and Joyful Woman Magazine, in addition to extensive media over the years.  Dr. Karin is a contributing editor at Southern Season’s Magazine, with her own column, “Ask Dr. Karin” and a featured blogger on the Huffington Post.

Dr. Karin received her Early Childhood Education degree from Wesleyan College, her Master’s degree in Counseling from Argosy University, with honors, and her Ph.D. in Counselor Education and Practice from Georgia State University, with high honors. As a humanitarian, Dr. Karin has been presented numerous community awards including the One of 100 Who Make Children Feel Like A Million Award,  Atlanta’s Leading Ladies Award,  one of Jezebel Magazine’s “50 Most Beautiful Atlantans,” one of The Real ‘Out-of-Housewives of Atlanta’ and the feature of the Meet Dr. Karin cover story.

Currently, Karin is co-authoring a motivational book for Fatherless Daughters with Denna Babul and says, “This book will be the life-changing resource that girls and women need to stop being a victim and start being amazing!” Their work can be found at Dr. Karin is also the featured therapist and co-producer of their documentary, The Fatherless Daughter Project.

Personally, Dr. Karin has been deeply committed to the mission of the Atlanta Ronald McDonald House Charities for over a decade, especially since personally experiencing the trauma of having a medically fragile child born in 2010. She resides in Atlanta, Georgia with her husband, Joe, 5 year old boy-girl twins, West & Elise, bonus miracle 3 year old son, Hoyte … and a closet dominated by a leopard print rug & the color orange.  She’s a LEO after all.

Karin is the happiest when she is entertaining, cooking, practicing photography, enjoying her best friends, stretching in Pilates, or dancing with her three wonderfully precocious children.


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