Karen McCorkle, LCSW

770-953-4744 ext. 49
, Licensed Therapist

Treatment Philosophy

Therapy can help you develop a deeper understanding of what is happening in your life so you can make life-enhancing changes. Exploring significant life experiences can offer important insights into your current issues, however insight alone is not enough. Ultimately, the goal of therapy is to help you change the way you think, feel and act. Our work together will focus on interventions and strategies to relieve current problems and allow you to take affirmative steps to achieve more fulfillment in your life.

I enjoy the collaborative process of therapy. My clients frequently tell me that my presence has a calming effect on them. Building a safe, strong, nurturing relationship helps my clients candidly address the issues and concerns that brought them into therapy. Each individual’s goals and objectives for treatment are based on their unique personality and situation.

I returned to this important work after taking some time "off" to have and raise my children. While I was away from the field of Clinical Social Work, I kept abreast of changes and developments in psychotherapy, completed training at the Parenting with Love and Logic Institute in Colorado Springs, Colorado, and developed and taught parenting classes. Prior to that, I worked with clients in several outpatient and inpatient settings. Including; the Johns Hopkins Hospital, Department of Child Psychiatry, Mercy Medical Center, Eating Disorders Unit, the Meyer Clinic in Washington, DC, the University of Maryland Counseling Center and in private practice with Jan Freeman and Associates.

At this point, I have been in private practice with PFPA for 9 years, since July of 2014. I enjoy the wide range of collegial resources of this group of skilled therapists, which nourishes my growth as a clinician and benefits the clients I work with in many ways. Recently, I moved out of state, so I currently see Georgia clients virtually.

Outside of work, I am involved in a number of community outreach projects and enjoy gardening, hiking, skiing and several book clubs.

Specialty Areas

  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Depression
  • Eating Disorders (BED, Bulimia, Anorexia)
  • Relationship and Family Issues (including parenting issues)


  • Individual Therapy with young and older adults (age 20+)

Professional Organizations

  • National Association of Social Workers
  • Society for Clinical Social Work


  • 1989-1990 University of Maryland Health Clinic Department of Social Service
  • 1991-1192 Johns Hopkins Hospital
  • 1992-1994 Mercy Medical Center, Center for Eating Disorders
  • 1995-1997 Private Practice
  • 2009-Present Parent Training


  • Washington School of Psychiatry, Dynamics of Psychotherapy Certificate (1994)
  • University of Maryland, Baltimore, Master of Social Work (1990)
  • Davis & Elkins College, BA Psychology (1979)

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