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Karen Burns, MSW, LCSWA

Outpatient Therapist

Karen Burns (she/her) is an Associate Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSWA) with an MSW from UNC Chapel Hill and a Certificate in Nonprofit Leadership. She earned her Bachelor’s Degree from Duke University with majors in Psychology and Political Science.

With over 15 years of experience in research, school, and clinical settings, Karen is currently the Program Manager for NC Maternal Mental Health MATTERS, a statewide perinatal psychiatry access program providing training and consultation to healthcare professionals. In her clinical practice, Karen employs a solution-focused and collaborative approach, drawing from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT), and Compassion-Focused Therapy (CFT). A trained Circle of Security Parenting Facilitator, Karen focuses on creating a safe and validating environment for caregivers and their families.

Originally from Florida, Karen has called North Carolina home for 20 years. She enjoys listening to audiobooks, attending the theater, and traveling with her family.

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