Karin L. DeLeon, LCSW

Preferred Name: Karin

Online Therapy

About Me

My name is Karin, I am a licensed clinical social worker with several years of experience providing effective and compassionate psychotherapy. I was trained by the Personal Transformation Institute in 2022. I work to foster a sense of safety, and collaboration with my clients in order to meet goals and create change. I believe in validating my clients, and joining them while problem solving. I value authenticity both in and outside of therapy, and hope to create a space where everyone can feel safe to be their full authentic selves and explore different parts of themselves. I am also bilingual in Spanish/English, and of Guatemalan heritage.

Education & Experience

I received my Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and a Master of Social Work from Virginia Commonwealth University. I completed a concentration year master’s level internship and post-master’s residency at Virginia Commonwealth University’s Counseling Services. I am currently pursuing a PhD in Social work at Sacred Heart University. I have spent the majority of my career working in various college counseling centers, with adults of all ages and concerns of all types. I have been part of multiple eating disorder consultation teams within these universities. I have also worked in community mental health, and practices/agencies specializing in working with neurodiverse individuals. Prior to receiving my Master of Social Work I was involved in public health research and community mentorship. Furthermore, I have provided trainings/presentations in relational cultural therapy, case conceptualization, suicide prevention, working with diverse populations, and in effective case management.

Professional & Volunteer Affiliations

National Association of Social Workers

Specialty Area

  • Abuse/Neglect
  • ADD/ADHD/Disruptive Behavior Disorders
  • Anxiety/Panic Attacks
  • Attachment Disorders
  • Autism Spectrum
  • Chronic Illness/Medical Issues
  • Depression
  • Family Issues
  • Gender Identity
  • Grief/Loss/Mourning
  • Marriage/Relationship Issues
  • Mood Disorders
  • Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Stress Management
  • Traumatic Incident

Population Served

  • Adolescents (13-17)
  • Adults
  • Immigrants
  • LGBTQ+


  • English
  • Spanish