Karen is a former paramedic now licensed as a Marriage and Family Therapist. She has a private practice in San Jose and Alameda and specializes in the treatment of PTSD, Trauma, First Responders and their families. She is a certified EMDR therapist and provides consultation and CISM training for Paramedics Plus in Alameda County, her former EMS family. She was in the EMS field for 11 years and is a member of the Bay Area CISM Team and OFD CISM Team. She enjoys volunteering at West Coast Post Trauma Retreat to provide support to First Responders and understands, first hand, the challenges inherent to EMS work.