Karissa graduated from Spalding University in Louisville, KY in 2014 with a Master of Social Work degree. With education being the forefront of her life, this accomplishment was the beginning of a career of her dreams: to become a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. She begins her journey toward her Doctorate in Counseling Psychology at Texas Women’s University in Fall 2021 with intention to become a licensed psychologist. Karissa works closely with those experiencing depression, anxiety, relationship issues, addiction, identity issues, and more. As a Black queer woman, she believes representation is imperative for her fellow BIPOC to have options in the mental health world. Her goal is to provide quality, client-centered therapeutic service while bringing her genuine self to every session. Karissa believes to help others on their journey to mental wellness and sustainability is a gift given to share. She looks forward to every potential connection and intentional nurturing of the relationships that develop.