About Karin

I’m so glad you stopped by. 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 14 conferences and workshops around the country, presented in webinars and have been interviewed on international podcasts. 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 and healthy relationships!

Because I have had the experience of living in four of the United States and moving 9 times in 20 years, I have a particularly 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. 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/communication patterns in your life between sessions. My counseling style is flexible and I utilize multiple schools of thought in my work, depending on the needs and personality of the client.

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.

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

 

Karin Lawson

7300 Biscayne Blvd Suite 200
Miami, FL 33138

karin@drkarinlawson.com
954-336-4049

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