Karolina Lipka is a Marriage and Family Therapist with CCSN Behavioral Health providing outpatient psychotherapy to families, children, teens, and adults with Autism, ADHD, Anxiety, Depression, and trauma related disorders. Karolina takes on a multisystemic approach to treatment ensuring that family needs and barriers to family harmony are unearthed and addressed throughout the individual’s and family’s treatment. Her extensive experience working with children and families at all different stages of life and level of functioning informs and guides her treatment modalities to reach symptom extinction and improve family functioning. She has experience in working with clients and families across a variety of settings including home, school, community, and psychiatric residential facility.
Karolina has a Master’s from Central Connecticut State University and a Bachelor of Science in Human Development and Family Studies from the University of Connecticut. Prior to joining the CCSN team Karolina diversified her clinical experience as she provided clinical support in outreach programs to families in inner city settings, provided in home family therapy focused on stabilizing young children and parenting skill development. Karolina is familiar with working in the school setting and navigating challenging barrier to support client needs in all settings, as well as advocating for parents needs and supports. Most recently Karolina worked at a psychiatric residential treatment facility with children ages 6-12 and their families, who presented with challenging behaviors and limited social emotional skills. Karolina is trained in Circle of Security, EMDR, and Trauma Focused Therapy and employs a variety of interventions and modalities to best support her clients’ and families’ in reaching their goals.