Karleena is a Licensed Masters of Social Work (LMSW) and Certified Advanced Alcohol and Drug Counselor (CAADC). She completed her undergraduate degree at McNeese State University, in Lake Charles, LA then went on to complete her Master’s of Social Work (Clinical Focus) at Grand Valley State University.
Karleena’s experience has been with individuals who have experienced depression, anxiety, co-occurring disorders, childhood and adult trauma, relational/marital conflict, and substance use. She has had direct care experience with children diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and adolescent boys at a group home for delinquency issues.
Karleena utilizes therapies including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Solution Focused therapy (SFT), Motivational Therapy (MI), Narrative Therapy, and Mindfulness to best meet the needs of her clients. She is EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) trained working toward certification.
Karleena believes that every person she encounters is a Gift.