Karin Kennedy, LMSW

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Karin Kennedy, LMSW

Karin Kennedy, LMSW

Karin is a fully licensed clinical and macro social worker. She earned her undergraduate degree at Michigan State University and her Master’s in Social Work at the University of Michigan. She completed both the Specialist in Aging and Sexual Health post graduate certificate programs at U of M. She holds a national certification in sex therapy (CST) through the American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors and Therapists (AASECT).

She has been working as an outpatient therapist at the Pine Rest Portage Clinic since 2015 and is able to see clients remotely through the Pine Rest Telehealth Clinic. She worked previously at the Pine Rest Kalamazoo Clinic from 1998-2006.

During her career, Karin has provided medical social work in hospital and home based settings with people facing chronic illness, end of life issues, grief and loss, older adult issues, substance use, pregnancy and newborn care. She has served children and families as a school social worker and also in her private practice.

Karin enjoys working with people of all ages. Her practice focuses on Mood Disorders, Grief and Loss, Chronic Illness, Anxiety, Panic Disorder, PTSD/Trauma, Adjustment Disorders and Perinatal Mood & Anxiety Disorders.  She sees adults struggling with Sexual Health issues including sexual dysfunction, sexual pain, desire discrepancies, low desire, gender related issues and life changes.


  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Couple / Marital Relationship Issues
  • Family, Parent, and Child Issues
  • Grief and Loss
  • Mood Disorders (Depression / Bipolar Disorder)
  • Older Adults / Senior Care
  • Perinatal Mood Disorders
  • Sexual Health Issues

Patient Ages

  • Adolescent
  • Adult
  • Children
  • Older Adult


  • Portage