Dr. Karp earned his Master's and Doctorate degree in Clinical Psychology from the Illinois School of Professional Psychology; and his Bachelor's degree in Psychology and American Studies from Brandeis University. His development as a clinician has been deeply influenced by his work with children and adolescents who were wards of Illinois while at Jewish Children's Bureau and Central Baptist Family Services.
Additionally, Dr. Karp gained invaluable experience both as a clinician and administrator of the crisis evaluation department at several behavioral health hospitals in metropolitan Chicago. As a clinician, he conducted assessments with children, adolescents and adults to help determine what level of care was indicated ranging from inpatient hospitalization to community referrals for outpatient therapy. As an administrator, his focus was on service excellence, staff development, reducing barriers to entry, and enhancing the client/family experience.
Having accumulated 20 years of behavioral health experience, Dr. Karp's holistic approach to therapy considers all aspects of the individual's emotional health. His genuineness, respect, and sense of humanity helps foster a collaborative relationship where an individual can gain insights, explore options, and feel empowered to succeed. Along with this person-centered approach, he utilizes systems and cognitive-behavioral methods to aid in the therapeutic process. Dr. Karp specializes in working with children, adolescents and adults that may have Mood or Adjustment Disorders and Co-occurring Disorders.
Dr. Karp is passionate about staying active whether it's CrossFit, tennis, volleyball, or running. In order to be your optimal self, he believes that we all need to create a balance of what's most meaningful and finding your "fit."