Meet Karina Penrod
Karina earned her social work master’s degree from the University of Utah. She provides therapy for individuals, couples, families and groups, including children. Karina specializes in CBT (cognitive behavioral therapy), ACT (acceptance commitment therapy), Gottman Method and EFT (emotionally focused) couple therapies, solution-focused, non-directive/child-centered play therapy, and a trauma recovery therapy called The Healing Timeline.
Karina became a single mom when her first four children were ages 2-9. As a single mom she learned how to set healthy boundaries, develop self-worth, and began a lifetime journey of embracing new perspectives and ways of being that invite and sustain healthy, fulfilling relationships with secure attachment. She has been happily married to David for 18 years. They love to hike and explore national parks, beaches, coasts and lakes. Karina is also a certified yoga instructor and group fitness instructor. She utilizes mindfulness and experiential techniques to assist clients in healing and progressing more quickly.
Specific areas of experience include: adjusting to major life changes, including divorce and combining families, adoption, attachment, autism spectrum (teens and adults), decision-making, faith crisis, gender and sexuality Diversity (LGBTQ+), grief and loss, mood disorders – anxiety, panic, depression, bi-polar, parenting, relationships, self-esteem, single parenting, and trauma recovery
Karina works Wednesdays, 9am-2pm and Thursdays 10 am - 2 pm. Karina is not taking new clients at this time.
Karina utilizes mindfulness and experiential techniques to assist clients in healing and progressing more quickly.