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Karen Skrzypek, LMSW

Karen SkrzypekKaren Skrzypek is a Licensed Master Social Worker in the state of Michigan and a Certified Advanced Alcohol and Drug Counselor through the Michigan Certification Board of Addiction Professionals (MCBAP).

Ms. Skrzypek earned her bachelor’s degree with dual majors in psychology and sociology from Central Michigan University.  She went on to earn her master’s degree in social work from Wayne State University.

Ms. Skrzypek has over 20 years of education and experience working in a variety of settings including inpatient psychiatry units, psychiatric partial hospitalization programs, intensive outpatient programs for substance use disorders, medical hospitals, hospice and outpatient mental health and substance use clinics.

Karen has worked with individuals ages 5-70 from a variety of diverse backgrounds.  She specializes in providing evidence-based treatment for mental health and substance use disorders including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Mindfulness, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Motivational Interviewing.  She prides herself in being able to blend these various therapies to meet the needs of each individual and their treatment goals.

Ms. Skrzypek also specializes in providing evidence-based Executive Function Skills Coaching to adolescents and young adults to help foster success in school both academically and socially.  The coaching program that Karen provides will help improve functioning in areas such as planning, organizing, decision making, attention, regulating behavior, solving problems and evaluating choices.

Ms. Skrzypek enjoys helping people gain mastery over problematic areas and develop further insight into how and why these issues have come about. Her practice focuses on the management of anxietydepression, bipolar disorder, life transitions, academic and job stress, relationship issues, emotional regulation, grief and loss, pain management, chronic medical issues, co-dependency and relapse prevention for both mental health and substance use disorders.

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