Dr. Karen Daddona is a licensed psychologist providing therapy services to children, adolescents and their families, as well as to adults. She received her doctorate in clinical psychology from Fordham University in 2009, after completing a master’s degree in psychology at American University. Dr. Daddona completed her internship at Allegheny General Hospital in Pittsburgh, where she worked in a variety of outpatient settings for children and adults, including specialized training at the Center for Traumatic Stress in Children and Adolescents. She completed her postdoctoral training at the Joseph J. Peters Institute in Philadelphia. Her training and work experiences include inpatient and outpatient clinical work as therapist, as well as providing assessment. Prior to joining MK Plus, Dr. Daddona worked as a counselor at Holy Family University’s counseling center.
Dr. Daddona has specific clinical interest in helping clients who experience anxiety, mood issues, obsessive compulsive disorder, life transitions and loss, as well as social skill needs. She also has specialized training in helping children and families heal from the impact of trauma, and is currently acquiring additional training to better support LGBTQ youth and their families. Dr. Daddona’s therapeutic approach is integrative, drawing largely on a cognitive-behavioral approach with the incorporation of other evidence-based techniques. In working with clients of all ages, she values the therapeutic relationship as a supportive foundation as clients realize their strengths and learn pragmatic skills for managing life’s challenges. She also recognizes the need for child and adolescent therapy to be creative and engaging.