Karlin is a limited licensed clinical social worker who received her education and training at the University of Michigan. She is passionate about providing evidence-based care to children, adolescents, and young adults experiencing a range of emotional and behavioral concerns such as ADHD, anger, anxiety, depression, trauma, and grief. Karlin also works closely with caregivers to provide assistance in managing stress, improving emotional regulation skills, better understand their child’s needs, and support the parent-child relationship.

 Karlin values taking a strengths-based approach and working collaboratively to help individuals set goals and find joy, meaning, and personal growth in everyday life. Above all, she strives to provide a compassionate environment that welcomes clients and families identifying with a range of backgrounds, including race, ethnicity, gender, sexuality, religion, and ability. She is committed to providing a safe and non-judgmental space where clients experience support and growth.

 

Master of Social Work – University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, Minor in Gender and Health – University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

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Children, adolescents, and young adults struggling with ADHD, anxiety, depression, and trauma

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High risk adolescents struggling with interpersonal relationships, difficulty regulating intense emotions, self-harm behaviors and suicidal ideation

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Children, adolescents, and young adults going through major life transitions

Treatment Approaches:

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Dialectical Behavior Therapy

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Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

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Psychodynamic Therapy

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Exposure Response Prevention

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Parent-Management Training

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Trauma Focused Care

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Culturally Sensitive Care

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Strengths-Based Care

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Mindfulness

Why did you decide to become a mental health professional?
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Since I was very young, I knew I wanted to go into a helping profession. I care deeply about others and their wellbeing, and I love making a difference in their lives. I chose social work specifically because I feel it’s important to consider the ways in which individuals are affected by different systems, whether it’s their family system, school system, community, or the larger world at play.

I absolutely love learning from my clients. As much as they are learning from me, I am constantly learning from them. I consider myself a life-long learner.

I most enjoy working with teens and young adults struggling with symptoms of depression, anxiety, and issues related to self-harm and suicidal ideation.

My favorite therapeutic modality is Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT). DBT focuses on teaching skills in four main areas – mindfulness, distress tolerance, emotion regulation, and interpersonal effectiveness. I love supporting clients in their journey to learn how to live in the moment, manage their emotions, and decrease conflict with others.

She/Her/Hers

I love taking my Labrador Retriever Monty on walks around Ann Arbor and to the dog park. I also enjoy baking, spending time with friends and family, skiing in the winter, trying new sushi restaurants, and traveling.