Karen holds a Master Degree of Social Work from Loyola University, Chicago and an Ohio License to practice independent counseling. She co-founded Life Steps Inc. in 1992 having had prior experience at Pasadena Child Guidance Clinic, California and The Center, Mansfield Ohio. She has provided supervision for social work students and for Ohio Licensure. Karen has a long history of providing services to clientele of all ages with special focus on parent guidance, blended families, adoption, grief work, couples and family relationships, adolescent self esteem and social skills, and victims of abuse. Her philosophy is that it is never too late to make changes in your life. When not busy at Life Steps Karen enjoys bridge, water aerobics, crafting, church fellowship but most of all spending time with her very large family.