• Autism – emotion regulation and coping skills


    Parenting Support

    Attachment Based Family Therapy

    Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT)

    Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT)

    Psychoeducational and Autism Assessments

karen black, M.A.


I provide an accepting space where you and your family will feel safe, seen and heard. I draw on my specialized training in attachment and behavioural approaches to support children, adolescents and parents coping with trauma, grief, depression, anxiety, and challenges with emotion regulation.

I work from a client-centered, strengths-based, family systems approach and I am gender-affirming. I have researched the relationship between family and child mental health and coping skill improvement for autistic children who receive CBT-based therapy, as well as the benefits of trauma-informed care, mindfulness, and educational game design.


B.F.A. Creative Writing

B.Sc. Psychology

M.A. Clinical-Developmental Psychology

Ph.D. Clinical -Developmental Psychology (in progress)

Pre-Doctoral Internship