Meet Karen, M.D., M.B.A.

Karen G. Gennaro  |  

Meet Karen, M.D., M.B.A.

I’m Karen G. Gennaro, M.D., M.B.A. and I practice psychiatry and psychoanalysis.

I look forward to sharing my story. I hope that you will enjoy getting to know me better.

After growing up in a suburb of Detroit, Michigan, I studied finance at the Booth Graduate School of Business at the University of Chicago and worked in banking, sales, and marketing for nearly ten years. After a decade in the corporate world, I made a rewarding career change and enrolled in medical school. I have now been practicing Psychiatry for twenty years.

I have combined my early career in business with expertise in psychiatry and psychoanalysis acquired later in life. This experience has made me a therapist with an ear that is highly attuned to the unique issues of business people and makes me highly effective in helping business executives, as well as their spouses, in working out problems in living, loving and working.

Also, I have expertise in working multi-culturally and can offer support and perspective to expatriates from other countries who are temporarily or permanently working in this country.

Helping people become truly in touch with their inner self is very rewarding for me. I also find it extremely rewarding to get to know people who come from different walks of life and trust me to help them.

I enjoy working with people from various backgrounds and cultures. Although we may come from different parts of the world or have different beliefs, we are all similar in that we have doubts, questions, and conflicts in our lives. Talking with a trusted professional can provide understanding and relief.

I work with people who are stuck, who want to do things differently than in the past, who desire to work out a dilemma or who merely want to be heard by a caring person who is highly trained in the listening profession. It is a privilege to work in a profession where people often share their most intimate thoughts, feelings, and secrets. You can be assured of the highest level of confidentiality as we develop a trusting relationship in which you will become free to wonder about your life.

When I meet people for the first time, I keep in mind how difficult it may have been for them to take the first step to get help. I listen without judgment, and people usually feel comfortable with me from the outset.

Some people have had a hard start in life, through no fault of their own, while others have come upon difficult times later in life. I offer a warm and supportive ear and listen with no preconceived notion about your issues. I hope that you will experience a new felt freedom to understand yourself truly.

I admire Gandhi who said, “Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony.” People often need the help of a psychotherapist to achieve this level of harmony, and I consider it an honor to help people achieve this goal.

I have enjoyed sharing my story about the things which matter to me and how they influence the way I work.

If you or someone you know could benefit from my expertise in psychiatry and psychoanalysis, I invite you to get in touch.

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