About Karin

Finding a Therapist in Miami

I’m so glad you stopped by. Finding a psychologist or therapist in Miami that you feel comfortable with can be time consuming and frustrating. How do you know who you can trust? How do you know who can help? My work is focused on getting great outcomes, and I am happy to help direct you to the best person to meet your needs, whether it is me, or someone else. Call me at (954) 336-4049 for your free 15-minute phone consultation to find about psychotherapy services in my Miami office.

A Bit About Who I Am

I am a licensed psychologist, public speaker, and writer. I graduated with my doctorate in 2008 and was first licensed as a psychologist in the state of California (PSY23438) in 2010. I then moved to Miami and became a Florida licensed psychologist in 2011 (PY 8275). I have spoken at over 15 conferences and workshops around the country, presented in webinars and have been interviewed on international podcasts. I’m also an intensive supervisor in the clinical psychology doctoral program at Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

To say I have a dedication and love for the field of psychology is an understatement. My work is a large part of my life and I’m happy learning, teaching and processing life with others. Don’t get me wrong though, I do exist outside of work and am consistently striving to practice what I preach by having a full life that includes travel and trying to keep tropical fruit trees alive and thriving!

Biscayne Blvd. OfficeBecause I have had the experience of living in four of the United States and moving 9 times in 20 adult years, I have a particular passion for those professionals who are in the process of relocating to Miami and the surrounding South Florida area. Sometimes we make a big move and it feels exciting and fresh! Only later it can feel discouraging, anxiety-provoking and lonely. It is not easy creating a life in a new place and south Florida has its own brand of challenges. This metropolitan area can be a very transient community with people often coming to live for a year or two. It’s hard to make friends and create lasting relationships when people are coming and going. Sometimes that leads to feeling disconnected and a lack of feeling at home. Just know that I believe it is possible to make your life here . . . and make it a good one at that!

I work collaboratively in helping people to create change in their lives that they want. Sometimes our work together looks like increasing self-awareness and understanding, exploring new perspectives to broaden your horizons, and sometimes you may choose to experiment with ideas, choices, and/or communication patterns in your life between sessions. My psychotherapy style is flexible and I utilize multiple schools of thought in my work, depending on the needs and personality of the client. To learn a bit more about what psychotherapy actually is, look here.

My educational and work background includes a concentration in health psychology (dealing with health issues and the emotional toll that it can cause, as well as how the health of the mind can support the health of the body), mindfulness based skills (increasing our awareness and decreasing our automatic judgmental mind), the spectrum of eating disorders and chronic dieting (by compassionately looking at our relationship with food & with our body), life empowerment (starting a new chapter, writing our future), exploring creativity and learning how to step outside of your box to bring zest and adventure to life. Learn more about my specialty in binge eating in Miami here.

Whether you use the online resources on this website in a self-help format or make the decision to work with me directly, my hope is that I add to your journey in some way.

MEMBERSHIPS:
American Psychological Association
Division 42 – Psychologists in Independent Practice
Florida Psychological Association
President-Elect for the Miami-Dade-Monroe Chapter of FPA
International Association for Eating Disorder Professionals
Vice President of the Miami Chapter of IAEDP
The Southeast Florida Association for Psychoanalytic Psychology

I can help you make the change that you deeply desire. Call me at (954) 336-4049 for your free 15-minute phone consultation to find about psychotherapy services in my Miami office.

 

Karin Lawson

7300 Biscayne Blvd Suite 200
Miami, FL 33138

karin@drkarinlawson.com
954-336-4049

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