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    About Me - Dr. Karen Tantillo

    Welcome to my practice website. 

    I’m a Certified AEDP therapist and embrace the AEDP (Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy) community as my therapeutic home. My ongoing training and growth as an AEDP clinician and AEDP-informed clinical supervisor strengthens my ability to offer deeply relational and experiential emotion-focused guidance to foster healing, growth and change for those with whom I have the honor to work.

    I have advanced training in EFT (Emotionally Focused Therapy) for relationships and work well with issues around sexuality, betrayal trauma, loss and change related to life stressors, medical issues and aging. I have also been intensively trained in DBT (Dialectical Behavior Therapy), Mindfulness Based Therapy and EMDR. DBT can offer practical and life-enhancing skills for more effective coping throughout our lives and can be integrated into our work together.

    I received a Masters of Social Work (MSW) degree from NYU (New York University) over twenty-five years ago! After working in the mental health field for many years as a therapist, I decided to go back to school to deepen my professional growth and practice, finishing a Doctorate in Clinical Social Work (DSW) from the University of Pennsylvania, School of Social Policy and Practice (2022).

    Covid dramatically shifted the way psychotherapy is offered. So I focused my dissertation on how the therapeutic relationship has been affected by the pandemic and the transition to tele-health practice. Undoing Aloneness in the COVID-19 Pandemic: How AEDP Clinicians Have Experienced the Shift to Telehealth and the Impact on the Therapeutic Relationship can be found on the blog section of my website.

    My Credentials

    I am actively involved in ongoing consultation, supervision, and training to enhance my skills.

    I am a cisgender white female and a proud parent of three twenty-something year old adult children. 

    I am also a dedicated psychotherapist and clinical social worker in all of the three states that I have practiced and resided in throughout my career including: New York (LCSW-R 040257), Georgia (LCSW 004053), and South Carolina (LISW-CP 12815). 

    I continue to actively work on and address my own cultural competence and awareness, striving to be sensitive to the many diverse experiences of race, ethnicity, gender, and sexuality.  

    Although my primary practice is in New York City (with availability to offer in-person sessions in Manhattan), I am also honored to continue to provide tele-health psychotherapy sessions in both Georgia and South Carolina.

    Testimonials for Dr. Tantillo

    “Karen is a true professional with incredible clinical skills. I use her as a referral source often because I truly believe in her abilities.”

    “Karen is an excellent, deeply attuned therapist. She gently leads her patients
    with her warm tone of voice and steady rhythm of speech. She organically creates a sense of safety. “

    “Dr. Karen Tantillo has a fantastic ability to combine her professional skills with gentle compassion for resolving personal difficulties and relationship challenges. I endorse Karen wholeheartedly.”

    “Karen is a warm, caring and empathetic therapist whom I trust and highly recommend for those who want to dive in to a deep emotional work.”

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    I welcome you to reach out to me. Please complete the form below to find out more or to schedule an appointment time. I look forward to speaking together.