Meet our Therapists

Meet our Therapist Karin Kassab

Karin Kassab, MA, LPA, LCAS

Karin Kassab, MA, LPA, LCAS

Feeling stuck and miserable? It’s time to make a change. Karin Kassab, a clinical psychologist and co-owner of Clarity Counseling Center, is not the therapist who sits quietly and nods. Karin is energetic, ambitious, and her approach research-based and participatory. Her direct approach is coupled with her sense of humor and belief that therapy should be fun and valuable.

Her training, experience, and private practice include working with individuals to facilitate the learning of new coping skills that, eventually, lead to new ways of living and thinking,  resulting in a more satisfying, productive, and peaceful life. Karin has a genuine passion for ‘helping people help themselves, and she works in a very collaborative and participatory manner. You’ll get feedback and valuable evidence-based skills in each session. She is dedicated to staying current and providing her clients with superior research-based care. 

"I believe therapy should be fun and valuable."
- Karin Kassab

Karin Kassab is an advanced generalist and loves working with millennials and individuals struggling with attachment issues, codependency, breakups, relationship issues, adulting, anxiety, and depression. Karin has a genuine passion for helping teens, millennials, and college students (especially UNCW and CFCC students) find their path. She specializes in working with adolescents who are stressed, gifted/overachievers, behaviorally disruptive, angry teens, self-harmers, and have low self-esteem.

She has specialized training in the treatment of eating disorders (anorexia, ARFID, bulimia nervosa, and binge eating disorder). She helps individuals with eating issues live more joyful and peaceful lives. She knows that successful treatment of an eating disorder requires care, compassion, and a lot of support. Consistent with her therapeutic approach, she treats eating disorders with (CBT) strategies aimed at improving client quality of life through enhanced cognitive and emotional awareness and regulation. In the treatment of this population, Karin encourages a team approach to include clients, family members, psychiatrists, nutritionists, and primary care physicians working in collaboration to support clients during treatment. 

Karin specializes in working with therapists, counselors, P.A.'s, nurses, M.D.'s, and other healthcare professionals.  We call her the therapist FOR therapists. She has a keen awareness of the unique issues and stressors that often accompany healthcare professionals. She also understands the importance of professionalism and extreme confidentiality when working with medical professionals.  She believes that individuals in the healthcare industry are often overworked, overstressed and are taught to self-deny.

Mrs. Kassab is passionate about helping busy businesspeople, and boss ladies, anxious entrepreneurs, and other stressed and pressured high-profile clients. Growing up around her father's business coupled by starting her own successful business, lends Karin unique insight into the stressors and phases of business and entrepreneurship growth and development. 

Fun fact: Karin is our resident yogi and loves gadgets and tech.  

Specialties: 

  • Academic problems
  • Anxious entrepreneurs
  • Anxious overachievers
  • Adult children of individuals with substance use issues
  • Adult children of individuals with a personality disorder
  • College transitions and issues
  • Career transitions
  • Codependency  
  • Depression
  • Eating disorders -ARFID, AN, BN  
  • LGBTQ issues
  • Life transitions
  • Pressured, overwhelmed, "over achiever", gifted individual issues
  • Therapy for healthcare professionals
  • Therapy for therapists/counselors
  • Self-harm
  • Stress
  • Working with healthcare professionals: therapists, counselors, doctors, nurses, etc.

EDUCATION 

UNDERGRADUATE, Karin received her undergraduate degree in Psychology  and minor in Education from UNC Chapel Hill, the University of Salvador, Brazil, and Griffith University, Australia.

GRADUATE, Karin received her Masters in Clinical Psychology, with a substance abuse treatment concentration, from the University of North Carolina at Wilmington.