Karen completed her Masters of Clinical Psychology and Masters of Research degrees at Macquarie University. During her training she worked across the lifespan with clients from young children to older adults affected by anxiety, depression, ADHD, autism spectrum disorder, bipolar disorder and schizophrenia, providing individual and group therapy. Karen has worked with individuals on the autism spectrum since 2014 in both clinical and research settings. Karen has an additional interest in supporting the emotional wellbeing of individuals with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder, a condition that often occurs along with anxiety and low mood. Karen has published her research on ADHD, including the treatment of co-occurring anxiety, in peer-reviewed scientific journals (https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Karen_Gould2). She has also facilitated group-based therapy assisting adults with ADHD to improve their quality of life.
Karen uses Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Interpersonal Psychotherapy and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy approaches, and is trained in delivering the Cool Kids Anxiety Program and Collaborative and Proactive Solutions (CPS). She strives for a warm and non-judgemental therapeutic approach and greatly enjoys working with clients from a diverse range of backgrounds.