I am a Licensed Professional Counselor with a doctorate in Jungian Depth Psychology. I am trained in a variety of therapeutic modalities including sandtray therapy. My goal is to provide a sanctuary where you can freely explore, dream, and discover who you authentically are. In this safe space, you will be gently encouraged to unveil your strengths, and to confidently present the “real you” to the world.
I am especially gifted in working with teenagers, young adults, and women. And I work incredibly well with individuals who may feel resistant to therapy. My style of therapy is uniquely comfortable, creative, and grounding. I can help you safely work through trauma, and I can assist you with confusion related to life changes & identity, working together to clear obstacles that may be in your path.
Before becoming a psychologist I was a teacher, actor and theatre director. I was born in New York, and I lived in Portland, Oregon for 15 years before moving to Virginia. I am a lover of nature and adventure. My passion is helping to cultivate transformation in individuals who may feel "stuck." I also work well with dreams, and helping you to process your dreams.
If you have been looking for a creative counseling experience, with a therapist who thinks outside the box, you have found her.
1) 133 East Main Street
Purcellville, VA 20132
2) I also work virtually!
"But if you travel far enough, one day you will recognize yourself coming down the road to meet yourself.
And you will say – Yes."
who I am
Karina’s specialty is providing a counseling experience that is authentic and person-centered, using both traditional and creative modalities. She is skilled in Jungian sandtray therapy, and she can assist you with looking deeper into the unconscious aspects of the self. Her ultimate goal is to help you attune to your true self, bring that true self into daily life, where you can begin to thrive in the world. Karina possesses years of experience helping children & adolescents through all kinds of trauma, and assisting them in being more successful in school, relationships, and life. She also works closely with issues related to the grief and transformation process.
Ph. D. Depth Psychology
Licensed Professional Counselor (Commonwealth of Virginia)
Virginia-Board-Approved Supervisor of Residents in Counseling
Verified by Psychology Today
Member of Jung Society of Washington D.C.
In addition to a doctorate, Karina holds a Master’s Degree in Clinical Psychology & a Master’s Degree in Education (with specializations in English and Theatre Arts)
Sandtray Therapy Network Member
12 Years Teaching & Counseling in the Public School System, including:
Theatre Director, Department Chair
English & Speech Communications Teacher
Behavior Specialist with At-Risk Youth
College Professor in Psychology, Human Development, and Communications