Karina is experienced supporting folks through a variety of stressful life events and transitions. She has particularly enjoyed supporting individuals who have endured mental-health stigma, traumatic experiences, anxiety, depression (including prenatal/postpartum onset), addiction, parenting stress, relational difficulties, attachment disruptions, burnout, compassion fatigue, suicidal ideation, and self-harm. She also has significant experience with folks who have received formal diagnoses, particularly individuals with thought and mood disorders (e.g., psychosis, schizophrenia, bipolar, etc.).
What is your favourite food?
I would have to say pizza, especially more authentic Italian kinds. Though I have never been to Italy, trying a slice from the pizza-mother-land is definitely on my bucket list. On that note, I am accepting any and all favourite pizza joint recommendations in the YYC area…
What is a skill you are working on currently?
Moving my body more. Whether it is through sport, hobbies, play, or time outdoors. Lately, I have been doing 5k walks around my community with my partner and kids.
What do you do in your spare time?
Quality time with family and friends ranks high in my books. I also enjoy yoga, reading, hiking, camping, road trips, going to the trampoline park, and watching new series on Netflix.
What is your dream car?
I am not one to fantasize about cars, but I recently upgraded my small beater car to a family-size SUV. I am feeling pretty stoked with the new family whip.
What is your go-to for a good laugh?
Reminiscing on funny moments from my upbringing with siblings, and sarcasm with co-workers, friends and family. I also am known to enjoy a funny Internet meme. I like to connect with others through laughter and I try to find ways to bring humour to each day.