Resident In Counseling & Director of Community Engagement
Karin is a life-long resident of Alexandria, and lives with her husband, five children, and lab mix “Tala.” She loves to read, play soccer, and coach her kid’s sports teams. Karin believes that the culmination of her life experiences have helped her become a good communicator and counselor. With over 17 years of parenting her own children in public schools, she strongly believes in the coordination of care between home and school.
With a background in healthcare (she worked critical care at Inova Fairfax Hospital for fourteen years) and being certified as a registered yoga instructor, she brings a wide array of experiences to the Wise Family. During the day, Karin is a school counselor. Karin holds a Master in Educational Psychology from the University of Virginia, and a Master of Arts in School Counseling from The George Washington University. Karin is recognized as a National Certified Counselor (NCC) and she is actively pursuing licensure in Virginia as a Licensed Professional Counselor.
“I went home and practiced what Amy taught me…and it worked!”— 8-year-old coaching client
“Amy is like Oprah – she’s the neighbor you love who is very, very smart”— Parent of 14-year-old son and 18-year-old daughter
She has been a tremendous help with family issues and getting our children organized for success in life. Highly recommend her.— Mom of three young adults ages 20 – 24