Karen Mruk is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with an office in Midtown Manhattan specializing in individual and couples counseling for relationships, self-esteem, career challenges, anxiety, creative blocks, and depression.
Karen welcomes individuals and couples who are struggling with work and life balance, parenting issues, and those feeling disconnected from their partners. She also works with couples who are dealing with infidelity, miscommunication and loss of the connection that once drew them together. Drawing from personal experience in the arts, she particularly enjoys supporting creative and performing artists as they work through creative blocks and uncover their full potential. She also enjoys helping clients navigate career changes, providing emotional support during times of uncertainty and helping to advance professional growth.
Psychoanalytically trained, Karen primarily works with a relational focus. Her style is dynamic and versatile, integrating a therapeutic approach that addresses each client’s unique presenting concerns.
Karen is a highly seasoned clinician with over 20 years of experience supporting individuals, families, couples, and groups. She is dedicated to helping clients develop the tools to successfully achieve satisfying relationships and careers. Her office is conveniently located near the 6 train at Lexington and 33rd as well as the B, D and F trains at Harold Square.
Relationships - Understanding one’s needs in relationships; exploring patterns of interaction and attachment with your partner, and strengthening satisfaction in relationships
Self-esteem - Cultivating self-compassion, assertiveness, and confidence; developing ways to reduce anxiety and social withdrawal
Career counseling - Support around personal and professional growth; clarifying goals and steps to building a fulfilling career and meaningful work-life balance
Couples counseling - Addressing relationship challenges and strengthening communication; dealing with infidelity and loss of connection with your partner
Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; discomfort in social settings
Creative blocks - Setting goals and creating road maps to move beyond perfectionism, procrastination, and self-doubt; building self-awareness and skills to accomplish goals and nourish creativity
Depression - Providing support and promoting healing to address hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life
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Hunter College School of Social Work, Adjunct Lecturer Clinical Practice and Family Treatment, 2012 - Present
Private Practice, 1996 - Present
Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Study Center, Executive Director, 2009 - 2011
Jewish Board of Family and Children's Services, Clinician and Supervisor, 1994 - 2002
Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Study Center, Training Analyst, Supervisor
Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Study Center, Psychoanalytic Certificate, 2003
Hunter College School of Social Work, MSW, 1994