Ms. Karen Kristine Newkirk

Education & Experience

I have 40 years of experience in the field. I have worked in addiction treatment with those suffering from addictive disease and their families in various capacities including as a therapist, program developer, consultant, program manager & educator. As a private practitioner I have specialized in women's empowerment issues, addiction & co-addiction, psychospiritual/transpersonal issues, and the treatment of depression, anxiety and co-occurring conditions. I have an extensive background in providing marital and family therapy, and recently I have added EMDR to my repertoire. I hold a Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology from JFK University & a Master of Arts in Transpersonal Studies with an Emphasis in Women's Spiritual Development from the Institute of Transpersonal Psychology (both in California).

Specialty Area

  • Abuse/Neglect
  • Addictions
  • Anxiety/Panic Attacks
  • Chronic Illness/Medical Issues
  • Depression
  • Grief/Loss/Mourning
  • Marriage/Relationship Issues
  • Phobias
  • Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Race, Culture, Ethnicity Issues
  • Sexual Abuse

Population Served

  • Adults
  • Couples
  • Families
  • First Responders
  • Seniors


  • English


  • Aetna
  • BlueCross BlueShield
  • Cigna

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