Karen A. McCauley is a Clinical Mental Health Counselor in Utah and a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in California.  She specializes in psychoanalytically-oriented individual, couples and adolescent psychotherapy.

She has interned at The Maple Counseling Center in Beverly Hills as well as at UCLA-Santa Monica Hospital, where she was certified as a sexual assault counselor and worked with teens in high school settings.  She has additional training providing Mentalization-Based Treatment (MBT), which is an evidence-based therapy designed to improve significant mood disorders and interpersonal problems.   She specializes in helping individuals struggling with relationship problems as well as with depression, anxiety and personality disorders.

She also holds a doctorate from the University of California, Los Angeles in Russian Languages and Literatures. She has lectured in Russian and Comparative Literature Departments at the University of Southern California, UCLA, and in the Department of Modern Languages at the University of Utah where she offered a course on “Psychological Realism in 19th-century Russian Literature.”  She has published both in the fields of Russian literature and psychoanalysis.

California State University, Northridge – M.S., Counseling/Marriage and Family Therapy
University of California, Los Angeles – Ph.D., Russian Languages and Literatures
University of Pennsylvania, M.A., Slavic Languages and Literatures
University of New Hampshire, B.A.

Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, Utah
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, California

Advanced Certifications
Sexual Assault Counselor
Mentalization-Based Treatment, advanced practitioner level

Professional Activities and Memberships
California Association for Marriage and Family Therapists
American Counseling Association