Karen Sheldon, MS, LPCC, NCC, NIC

Karen is a Mental Health Professional and Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC) who completed her Master's Degree in Mental Health Counseling from Capella University based in Minneapolis, Minnesota. She earned an Associate of Applied Science in Sign Language Interpreting and Transliterating from Saint Paul College, A Community and Technical College.  She earned a Bachelor of Applied Science in Psychology at the University of Minnesota Duluth. Karen is also a 200-hour Registered Yoga Teacher.

Karen has worked as a Sign Language Interpreter for the past eight years in community and educational settings. Prior to interpreting, she provided direct care, and supervised group homes and day treatment settings for adults with traumatic brain injuries, mental illness, and developmental disabilities. Currently, Karen works as a therapist as part of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing, Outpatient, and Early Childhood programs at TSA.  Karen is trained in Managing and Adapting Practices (MAP), DC:0-5 Assessment and intervention, Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and Theraplay interventions. Karen uses her trauma informed yoga training to support evidence-based interventions focused on mindfulness and embodiment.

Karen’s passion lies in working with children, families, couples, and individuals, as they address challenges relating to hearing loss, language and learning challenges, disability, and cultural differences and identity development.  She focuses on wellness and resiliency.