Kapsanis, Karen


Karen joined PPI in 2016 through a program that supports her pursuit of licensure as a professional counselor (LPC). She provides therapy in non-traditional circumstances. As part of her licensing process, Karen is supervised by Randy Hoedeman of PPI.

Among the issues she addresses are anxiety, depression, grief, incarceration, life transitions, spirituality, substance use/early recovery, and trauma.

Karen works with individuals, couples, families, and groups.

Her approach to therapy is strength-based and client-centered.

Karen also works as an outpatient therapist at Gateway Rehabilitation Center.

Karen earned a master's degree in counseling psychology from Chatham University.

In addition, she studied at Duquesne University, where she earned a master's degree in theology and a master's degree in English. Karen worked as a magazine editor and an English teacher. Her academic work and professional experiences support her interests in spirituality, career/life changes, and the therapeutic value of writing.


  • Pittsburgh Pastoral Institute (Shadyside)


  • Clinical Staff


  • Person-Centered/Rogerian
  • Strength Based Approach

Issues Tackled:

  • Anxiety

Pittsburgh Pastoral Institute

6324 Marchand Street
Pittsburgh, PA, 15206

Phone: 412-661-1239
Fax: 412-661-1304