Karen M. Erikson, Ph.D.

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Dr. Karen Erikson is a licensed psychologist in the state of North Carolina.  She earned her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the University of Nevada, Reno, and joined Durham DBT after completing her clinical internship at Duke University Medical Center.  Karen has extensive training in evidenced-based therapy and in clinical research.

Karen is a cognitive-behavioral therapist, and has expertise in the use of acceptance-based treatments including Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) and the treatment of trauma.  Karen sees a wide variety of clients in her practice, including individuals struggling with symptoms of borderline personality disorder (BPD), depression, and anxiety disorders.  She also works with survivors of trauma, including physical and sexual abuse and assault.  She believes that effective treatment begins with a collaborative relationship with her clients.

Outside of her clinical practice Karen also teaches college courses.  She is currently teaching at Wake Tech Community College.  Karen has served previously as the coordinator for a domestic violence treatment program (in Reno, NV), served as a research-therapist on an NIMH-funded study researching the effectiveness of DBT for college students, and occasionally contributes to academic writing on use of DBT and treatment for trauma survivors. 

You can contact Karen directly at (919) 308-8675, or through email at karen@durhamdbt.com