About Karin

Hello! I’m so glad you stopped by my corner of the internet. Finding a psychologist in Broward or Miami can be time consuming and frustrating. How do you know who you can trust? How do you know who can help you? Call me at (954) 336-4049 for your free 15-minute phone consultation and let’s have a conversation to find out about what’s going on. If I’m not the right therapist for you, I’m happy to give you some additional names in the community, who might be.

A Psychologist in Plantation and Miami

I am a licensed mental health professional, a psychologist, public speaker, and writer. First licensed as a psychologist in the state of California (PSY23438), I then became a Florida licensed psychologist in 2011 (PY 8275). Speaking at over 15 professional conferences and workshops around the country has been a highlight of my professional life. In addition, I have presented 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. 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. A full life for me that includes travel, SUP and trying to keep tropical fruit trees thriving in my backyard!


The Move to South Florida

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. Because 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 adults who are in the process of relocating to South Florida while balancing their work and relationships. Know that I believe it is possible to make your life here . . . and make it a good one at that!


Emotional Eating, Binge Eating, Food Body Issues

For most people in the western world, the relationship with food and our body is complicated. Are you feeling full of self-criticism? Having thoughts of never being good enough or “too much” or both? Finding yourself trapped in a comparison mindset? Do you have a restriction of life, relationships, fun, light-heartedness and playfulness? Take heart, so much of my professional life has been supporting people to navigate their relationship with food and their body.

Changing perspective and recognizing how our relationship with food and body parallels the way we live life, can be eye opening. You’re not alone in struggling with this multi-layered issue. I collaborate with various healthcare professionals in Plantation and Miami to support you. I work with you to create tools to self-soothe and regain more pleasure in life, rather than defaulting to food as the source of comfort, reassurance and escape from life. My clients work toward checking-out less and engaging in the life more . . . in ways that feel satisfying. To learn a bit more about what psychotherapy actually is, look 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. Call me and let’s chat about working together.


Professional 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 believe together we can make the changes that you deeply desire. Call me at (954) 336-4049 for your free 15-minute phone consultation to chat about what’s concerning you.


Karin Lawson

150 S. Pine Island Road Suite 300
Plantation, FL 33324

7300 Biscayne Blvd Suite 200
Miami, FL 33138