Information For Health Care Providers and Their Patients

I enjoy working collaboratively with other health care providers, and offer consultation about psychosocial issues and resources on behalf of the health and well being of clients and patients – in other words, “whole-person health care.”


As a medical social worker for almost twenty years, I loved being part of a multidisciplinary team with doctors, nurses, nutritionists, midwives, chaplains and other care providers. In my private practice, I partner with other providers to effectively address the medical, psychosocial and spiritual needs of patients/clients and families.

I welcome your inquiries and referrals. Please contact me for more information.

I have been sending a wide variety of my patients to Karen for almost 20 years. She has provided support for my patients’ mental health needs with kindness, love and compassion. I feel comfortable referring a broad range of patients to her. She also goes out of her way to help find alternative therapy options or in-network providers for any patient in my practice.

–Lisa Sterman, MD; San Francisco, CA