Karen Painter, LPC
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Care Manager
Counseling and Psychological Services

Karen is a Licensed Professional Counselor and Auricular Acupuncture Specialist. She holds a M.A. and Ed.S. degree from JMU’s Clinical Mental Health Counseling Program since 2001. With over 20+ years of clinical experience from a variety of community mental health settings including inpatient and outpatient, private in-home and foster care, private practice, and peer and community recovery networks, she collaborates with students (and allied supports), to offer hope, empowerment, connection, and practical clinical support to help overcome trauma and other barriers in their lives. Her clinical interests include cultural and identity development, family dynamics, healing practices integrating the mind and body, LGBTQ+ visibility, and creating change and equity with regards to systemic barriers to healthcare. For self-care she enjoys listening to inspiring podcasts, sharing good food with family and friends, and being outdoors.

Care Managers

550 Brandon Avenue Charlottesville, VA 22908

(434) 243-5150