Karen Guthrie-Douse

“Karen is a Registered Social Worker, in practice for the past 24 years. Her experience includes 16 years of working at a children’s mental health centre in Toronto, specializing in adolescent mental health and developmental disability. Karen has been a clinical panel member of the Office of the Children’s Lawyer since 2004, where she completes Section 112 reports, and assists OCL panel lawyers with their files. She has testified in the Ontario Superior Court of Justice, Family Court Division.

Karen has operated a private practice for 15 years, in which she specializes in custody and access, separation and divorce, parenting, and blended family issues. She provides parent coaching, parenting plans and consultation to families and professionals. Karen is a Parent Coach and Child Specialist within the Collaborative Practice model, and is able to assist clients to resolve their separation and divorce issues in a respectful manner.

“”Without our realization that new beginnings are always near, we can never challenge what we have always done; we never consider that we can have what we truly want for our life. New beginnings are your reminder that there is much awaiting your life. Just be willing to step forward; to look ahead; to seek what you have not yet found.”” – Source Unknown.”

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