Karen Corcoran-Walsh, MFT, MCAP, IC&RC, CADCII is nationally known as an expert in the treatment of mental health and drug or alcohol abuse and addiction, also known as Dual Diagnosis, with a specialty in working with teenagers. Renowned as an adolescent addiction treatment center professional, she has worked in the professions of education and drug treatment for approximately 20 years. Karen is the co-founder of Inspirations For Youth And Families, LLC an adolescent treatment program and The Cove Center For Recovery, LLC an adult addiction treatment center.
Karen makes guest appearances speaking for organizations and television shows featuring adolescent issues and stories on mental health, drug abuse and addiction, and behavioral issues.
Karen began her career working with children as a preschool educator prior to graduating college. She earned a Bachelor of Science degree in education at Nova Southeastern University and worked as a teacher in both elementary and middle schools. During her years as an educator, she recognized the struggles of children and families, many of whom sought direction and assistance from her. Karen returned to academia and earned a Master of Science degree in Marriage and Family Therapy. During her internship requirements for the MS degree, she discovered her talents and pursed her interests in working with addictions and dual diagnosis with individuals and families. Shortly after graduating the master’s program, Karen established a private counseling business, known as Cove Counseling which grew into The Cove Center For Recovery. Her experiences in providing private counseling and therapeutic treatment for adult addictions led to her discovery of the lack of services available for children and their families.
Karen responded to the community and it’s needs for counseling and treatment for adolescents by establishing Inspirations For Youth And Families, providing residential and outpatient care for teenagers and their families. Her focus in working with teenagers involves providing education simultaneously with behavior modification, therapeutic intervention, drug abuse counseling, family therapy, and life skills.
Karen is married with three children. She spends her time with her family and helping the family business grow. Her business ventures help provide counseling and treatment for children, adults, and families.