Karissa earned her B.A. in psychology from Millersville University and her M.S. in clinical and counseling psychology from Chestnut Hill College. She is a fourth year doctoral student at Chestnut Hill College in clinical psychology. Karissa’s primary theoretical orientation is integrative, combining psychodynamic and family systems theories, while incorporating cognitive-behavioral techniques. She values a warm and collaborative therapeutic relationship and strives to create a safe and supportive environment. Karissa works with students to gain increased self-awareness as well as to develop the skills necessary to achieve their desired goals.