Karen Peña, LCSW, provides psychotherapy services to HIV-infected and affected individuals and families at the Special Needs Clinic at New York Presbyterian Hospital. She has experience working with HIV-infected women who have complex trauma histories and immigration issues. Ms. Peña delivers psychiatric case management supervision as a site coordinator at her clinic, and serves on the training staff for child psychiatry. She serves on the Clinical Subcommittee for Child Psychiatry at Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital, and on the Social Work Council Committee at New York Presbyterian Hospital.
Ms. Peña is as a clinical consultant at Cicatelli & Associates, a diverse, mission-driven nonprofit dedicated to improving the quality of health care and social services delivered to vulnerable populations worldwide. She has collaborated with senior trainers to provide mental health trainings to community agencies, providers, and clients. She has developed and executed webinars specific to women’s mental health issues, trauma, and substance use. Ms. Peña maintains a private practice in NYC, through which she provides evidenced based interventions and trauma-informed care to adult women with histories of trauma in conjunction with mood, stress, and personality disorders. She earned her MSW from Fordham University in 1999.