Karen Dubin McKnight is a Columbia trained, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Midtown, Manhattan with almost 20 years of experience working with families, adolescents, and adults with anxiety and trauma (associated with grief and loss, as well as workplace stress and trauma). She also works with families with loved-ones living with serious mental illness. She has worked with individuals undergoing role transition, major life changes, and groups of individuals requiring holding difficult conversations and remediation.
Karen’s treatment approach is rooted in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), including the use of the Socratic Method, which helps clients improve their awareness of irrational thoughts, so they can begin to consciously question their own thoughts. She works with her clients to help them better understand why they make the choices they make, what happens when they have a flashback, and how prior experiences influence who they are today. Her sessions are client-driven and empowerment-based. She wants her clients to reshape their trauma and come to the realization that it does not define who they are.
Karen has an extensive history working within the court system, operating programs, supervising staff and conducting evaluations. She has also been supervising and coaching students and experienced professionals of varying backgrounds and has helped them figure out their career path for the past 17 years.
Karen ultimately wants her clients to move to a place of owning a different kind of healing growth and experience. She offers them a safe space to work through their experiences and reframe their thoughts and behaviors. Her office is conveniently located steps from Grand Central.