Karen D. Sanders, LCSW
Karen D. Sanders is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the State of Tennessee. She is a graduate of The University of Tennessee at Martin where she earned a Bachelor of Science in Social Work degree. Ms. Sanders attended The University of Tennessee at Memphis and earned a Master of Science in Social Work degree.
Ms. Sanders began her career as a case manager, social worker and group therapist on the Adolescent Units at Mid-South Psychiatric Hospital in Memphis from 1985-1987. Ms. Sanders served in the same capacity at Parkwood Hospital from 1987-1993, where she was also the Acting Program Director of the Adolescent Unit, Director of Social Work Services and Senior Social Worker. Ms. Sanders earned the Employee of the Year award in 1990 at Parkwood for her dedication to the patients and families with whom she worked. During this time, she also completed her graduate school internship on the Adolescent
Alcohol and Drug Unit at Parkwood. Ms. Sanders worked at Genesis Day Treatment Program in Memphis from 1993-1994, where she served as the Program Director and Primary Therapist for the Child and Adolescent Day Treatment Program, and the Primary Therapist for the Adult Day Treatment Program.
Ms. Sanders has been in private practice at Germantown Psychological Associates, P.C. since 1993. She also worked part-time at The Pediatric Adolescent Center from 1994 to 2003 as a therapist with children and adolescents. Ms. Sanders specializes in working with children, adolescents and adults who are experiencing issues related to AD/HD, anxiety, fears, depression, family problems, anger, stress, parent-child conflict, learning problems, women's issues, and grief/bereavement. Ms. Sanders is also certified in EMDR, which is a treatment modality focused on resolution of traumatic events. She has presented at several conferences/seminars on AD/HD, depression, self-esteem, parenting, effective discipline, anxiety and other topics related to children and adolescents.