Karin Arizala, Ph.D.
Information: Karin Arizala completed her doctoral degree in Counseling Psychology from University of Oregon in 2011. She did her predoctoral internship at University of California, Santa Barbara’s Counseling Services, and completed a Post-Doctoral Fellowship at Stanford University’s Counseling and Psychological Services, where she was in the Gender and Sexual Identities Specialty Track. She completed her Bachelors of Arts degree in Government from Cornell University in 2001. Karin has worked with adults, youth, and families in a wide range of clinical and outreach settings, including summer camps, alternative schools, and community centers. Karin’s clinical interests include depression, anxiety, LGBTQ issues, gender identity, mindfulness, chronic illness, group therapy, and working with students with disabilities. Her doctoral research focused on tribal participatory research and historical trauma in American Indian communities, and she continues to have a special interest in empowerment, multiculturalism, and social justice. During the summer Karin also works as the Mental Health Consultant for Dragonfly Forest, a free summer camp near Philadelphia for children with serious illnesses and disorders. She enjoys spending time outdoors hiking, running, and playing soccer.