Karlie is a Marriage and Family Therapist Trainee pursuing her master’s degree at UMass Global. She operates under the clinical supervision of Beatriz Garcia (LMFT Lic. 113315).
Karlie discovered her passion for mental health while earning her Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology at CSU Dominguez Hills. She noticed the generational trauma that affected her own family and wanted to help heal the wounds that it caused within her. After finding her own therapist and improving her mental health she became inspired to do the same for others. Karlie is open to working with multiple populations but has taken an interest in being of service to young adults, families, and couples. She likes to incorporate an integrative and systemic therapeutic approach where she utilizes the Solution-focused, Narrative, and Bowenian therapeutic models. Karlie is also a California Association of Marriage and Family Therapy (CAMFT) member. Karlie hopes to foster a collaborative and empathetic environment where clients feel seen, heard, and inspired to improve their mental health. She is committed to learning from her clients just as much as her clients are willing to learn from her. She is ready to help clients address the problems they may be facing within their everyday lives and to help them reach a level of functionality that truly boosts their well-being. Karlie grew up in a culture that did not endorse getting help for mental health; today she knows that working on one’s mental health is one of the bravest things a person can do.
“Listening is a magnetic and strange thing, a magnetic force. The friends who listen to us are the ones we move toward. When we are listened to, it creates us, makes us unfold and expand.” – Karl A. Menninger