Dr. Karen Hutcheson is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist. She specializes in the assessment and treatment of kids from “hard places.” Dr. Karen is known for her domestic and international clinical work focusing on helping children and adolescents from foster care, international adoption, domestic adoption and their forever families.
Dr. Karen has served as a missionary in Uganda and is an adoptive mother and an orphan care advocate. She speaks regularly at national adoption conferences and provides clinical consultation and training in orphan care settings domestically and internationally. She is also the Director of Discipleship and Training at Scarlet Hope in Louisville, Kentucky.
She is professionally trained in the Trust Based Relational Intervention (TBRI), Theraplay, and EMDR. She has a heart for working with children who come from “hard places.” Dr. Karen has a wide range of experience in areas of child development, attachment, parent training, relationship-based traumas, pre and post adoption services, international orphan care community consultation, and missionary member care.