NECN Bi-Weekly Mental Health Segment

Dr. Karen appearing on her NECN bi-weekly mental health segment.

Tips to Help Children Attain Academic Success

September 8, 2018

Nature vs. Nurture, the age old debate and important discussion as to what influences us as humans. When it comes to formal educational attainment and success, it is my strong opinion that this is not an either/or debate. As a psychotherapist working with individuals of all ages, families and couples, it is quite clear to […]

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Helping Kids Adjust to Change

August 21, 2018

As parents, helping one’s children to adjust to the new school year, and transition smoothly when change occurs, all kinds of change, is an important part of parenting. During my bi-weekly segment on NECN this morning, I provided parenting tips to help with the process. If you missed my live segment, here’s the link for […]

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Census Survey: Couples And Financial Secrecy

July 31, 2018

New U.S. Census Bureau research shows that the income couples report on Census Bureau surveys do not always match tax data. Why the discrepancy? During my bi-weekly segment on NECN where I provide analysis and tips on timely mental health topics, I weighed in on this topic. Additionally, I discussed financial secrecy between couples in […]

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Me Too Movement – The Effect On Dating

July 17, 2018

The Me Too movement is extremely significant. The importance of holding those accountable for sexual assault is imperative. The after-effects this movement has had on dating and relationships is profound as well. I am hearing from males and females their experience in dating in terms of how this movement has effected them. During my bi-weekly […]

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Independence: What it is and How to attain it

July 7, 2018

What is independence? How can you help yourself and your children be independent? These are the questions I answered and Claiming Your Independence is the topic I addressed this week, during my regular bi-weekly mental health segment on NECN with anchor Joy Lim Nakrin. As we celebrate the national July 4th holiday of Independence Day, […]

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Summer Transition And Adjustment For Families

June 19, 2018

Summer is a time of transition for many families. Which means adjustment. During my regular bi-weekly mental health segment on NECN with anchor Joy Lim Nakrin, we discussed this topic today. We explored that for some families this results in positive feelings, excitement and connection. For others the result is family tension, family conflict and […]

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Marriage Tips

May 22, 2018

Marriage – empty nest, pre-marriage, newlyweds, long time marrieds – looking for a few practical tips? During my bi-weekly segment on NECN’s morning news with Joy Lim Nakrin, where I provide analysis and tips on timely topics, today I discussed: marriage, including my marriage book: Dr. Karen’s Marriage Manual. If you wish to watch this […]

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Summer Jobs For Teenagers – Value of Work

May 15, 2018

Teenagers: to work this summer or not to work? That is the question, and my most recent on air discussion during my regular bi-weekly appearance on NECN with anchor Joy Lim Nakrin, where I share analysis and tips on timely topics through my lens as a Psychotherapist/Family Therapist. My answer: oh yes! There is much […]

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Social Media – Healthy Debate or Hurtful Personal Attacks?

April 27, 2018

So many people are on social media. Thus, many know what it is like to post their opinion about a debate-worthy topic to only get blasted personally rather than the focus being on the debate topic at hand. Why is the communication style for some on social media attack oriented and aggressive? What are tips […]

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Teens, Sexting, Parenting Tips: What is normal sexual development?

April 7, 2018

If you are the parent of a teenager, then it is quite possible your teen is sexting. As NECN’s trusted go-to Psychotherapist/Family Therapist, this past week I had the opportunity to provide viewers with education regarding teen sexual development, my reaction to JAMA’s latest study about teenagers and sexting, share my timely analysis, and offer […]

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