Karina is a student of Lama Tsültrim Allione and Chögyal Namkhai Norbu Rinpoche. Karina is also a psychotherapist and healer, integrating somatic therapy with contemplative modalities drawn from Buddhist wisdom, sound therapy, and indigenous healing practices. Through developing the healing power of presence, she helps people unveil authentic insight and their inherent capacity for compassion. Since 2013, she has worked with women, families, and elders, and is the co-founder of Wisdom Care, an organization devoted to serving elder women.
She holds MSSW from The University of Tennessee, and is in training as a Somatic Experiencing®practitioner. She is a Compassion Teacher in Practicum from Stanford University’s Center for Compassion and Altruism Research, and she facilitates the Feeding Your Demons® protocol developed by Lama Tsültrim Allione. She holds an MBA and has studied psychology, religion, and social entrepreneurship. She was also the co-founder of the Sound Collective of NYC.
Her work has focused on caring for those most neglected in society. She is passionate about issues of social justice, especially in the context of empowering women, mothers, and elders. Karina has also worked with the integration of psychedelic-assisted therapy and other intuitive methods of helping clients process trauma. In addition to using the sounds of indigenous instruments and Eastern voice practices, Karina continually seeks to explore new modalities of bringing healing awareness to individual, social, and environmental forms of suffering.