Karin Mayberry is currently a predoctoral psychology intern enrolled in the PsyD Program at California Southern University. She has a focus on Neuropsychology and working with Military, Veterans, and Military families. Prior to her studies at California Southern, she earned undergraduate degrees in Accounting, Business, Sociology, and Criminal Justice from St. Louis University. She has a Masters Degree in Organizational Management from the University of Phoenix and a Master's degree in Psychology from Northcentral University. Karin also worked in the medical field in the US Air Force serving as an Emergency Room Technician and Dental Technician. She is in the process of completing her dissertation working with a focus on non-medication therapies in the treatment of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder for Combat Servicemembers and Veterans of the United States military.
Karin has an Integrative approach implementing cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), mindfulness, and humanistic therapy in the treatment of anxiety, depression, trauma and abuse recovery, grief and loss, career change, and coping with disabilities. She also has experience working with patients with pain management and eating disorders. Karin completed her practicum work at the Ministry of Counseling and Enrichment in Abilene Texas under the supervision of Dr. Michael McNeil. While there she provided counseling services and testing for children and adults. She also assisted in disability interviews and testing for military service members and veterans. She also worked at DFW Psychological under the supervision of Dr. Betty Eitel completing assessments for Social Security disability, Texas Workforce assessments, and pre-surgical bariatric and pain management patients. While there she completed a wide variety of assessments for children and adults including ASD and ADHD. She has provided psychological services for patients and clients ranging from ages 24 months old to 80 years old. She has been at Real Hope Real Help since December of 2019. Since joining the organization she has completed a wide variety of psychological and neuropsychological assessments and counsels patients from 6 years old to 80+ years. Karin's experiences have allowed her to work with patients with major depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, autism spectrum disorder, suicidal risk, psychotic episodes, self-harming behaviors, oppositional defiant disorder, posttraumatic stress disorder, traumatic brain injury, obsessive-compulsive disorder, eating disorders, neurocognitive disorders, gender dysphoria, LGBTQ issues, sleep-wake disorders, and addictions. She is experienced in working with foster children, as a foster mother and counselor, and has worked with at-risk youth while working as a public school teacher in both Texas and Arizona.
Karin plans to complete both her predoctoral and post-doctoral internships at Real Hope Real Help. She hopes to gain the experience and supervision needed for her to continue in private practice after graduation and post-doctoral work working with a wide array of patients in West Texas. She wishes to continue working with the Military, Veteran, and military families. She is originally from Illinois, has traveled the world, and moved to Texas after retiring from the United States Air Force. Karin has been working with children and adults at Real Hope Real Help in treating ADHD and neurocognitive disorders with non-medication options that increase focus and executive skills utilizing modern technology. She has also been successful in helping children develop emotional regulation skills with the use of technology.