Kristi Karel, LMSW, CAADC

Preferred Name: Kristi

About Me

I specialize in the treatment of individuals with complex trauma histories or C-PTSD and/or individuals with dissociative or depersonalization episodes or disorders. Clients who seek out treatment with me may have the following traumas: history of intimate partner abuse, history of childhood abuse/neglect, history of sexual abuse, witnessing violence or loss of a loved one. I am EMDR trained and working on certification.

Education & Experience

Western Michigan University - BS in Psychology Western Michigan University - MSW with Interpersonal Concentration I currently own and manage a private practice in Kalamazoo, MI.

Professional & Volunteer Affiliations


Specialty Area

  • Abuse/Neglect
  • Anxiety/Panic Attacks
  • Attachment Disorders
  • Depression
  • Dissociative Disorders
  • Domestic Violence
  • Mood Disorders
  • Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Stress Management
  • Traumatic Incident

Population Served

  • Adults
  • LGBTQ+


  • English


  • BlueCross BlueShield
  • UnitedHealth

Priority Health