Karen Stewart, LCSW, CAC

Karen Stewart, LCSW, CAC

This field chose me. I began my career in substance abuse following my own struggle with addiction and difficult childhood and young adulthood experiences. If I would have had an uneventful childhood, I would not be the person I am.

Richard Leider said, "The purpose of life is to live a life of purpose." I am passionate to share my knowledge and experience—educational, practical, field-based, and life-learned—with others. I have worked as a social worker for 25 plus years domestically and internationally in the fields of mental health, HIV/AIDS, addiction and trauma. 

My hope is that new professionals can see and feel a positive impact they may have on another person or community. I hope that they accompany people on their journeys of self-understanding, healing, and change, and that those persons feel supported and encouraged working with them.


WORDS I LIVE BY:
The African word "ubuntu" is described by Desmond Tutu as "what it means to be truly human, to know that you are bound up with others in the bundle of life, for a person is only a person through other people." It is humaneness, it is kindness, understanding, compassion, tolerance, caring, sharing, sensitivity, and respect all in one.

LICENSURE INFORMATION:
Type: LCSW, CAC
State: Colorado
Numbers:
LCSW #: 992040
CAC II #: 3529
Year of Licensure:
LCSW: 1996
CAC II: 1992 

SUPERVISION CREDENTIALS:
Meets State Requirements

ALMA MATERS:

  • Metropolitan State College, Denver:  BA
  • University of Denver:  MSW
    AREAS OF SPECIALTY:
    • Trauma
    • Substance Abuse and Addictions
    • Grief & Loss
    • Immigration / Newcomer and Refugee Populations
    • Disaster and Emergency Mental Health
    • Suicidal Ideations and Psychiatric Emergencies
    • Sexual Orientation Issues
    • Gender-Based Violence Issues
    • Stress and Self-Care Issues

      PREFERRED MODALITIES:

      • Systems Theory
      • Psychodynamic Theory
      • Trauma-Informed
      • Solution-Focused
      • Strengths-Based
      • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)