Dr. Karen E. Landry is a Licensed Professional Counselor, Speaker, and Soul Care Retreat for Women Creator and Facilitator. She has a Doctoral degree in Education (EdD) in Counseling Psychology. Dr. Landry moved to Georgia in 1994 from her home state of Michigan. Dr. Landry’s clinical experiences include training as a Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapist (St. John’s University Center for Psychological Services Queens NY, Intensive training in Cognitively Based Compassion Training (CBCT) at Emory University. Dr. Landry owned a private practice as a Psychotherapist in McDonough, GA from 2007-2011.
Dr. Landry previously taught as an Adjunct Professor at University of Phoenix, Saint Leo University and Liberty University. and Grand Canyon University. Dr. Landry previously owned Sevananda The Joy of Service; A Retreat and Refuge (group home) for Adolescent Girls that experienced severe mental health and sex trafficking. \Additionally, Dr. Landry has 15 years of experiences in the corporate sector and 20 years in the Human Service field. Dr. Landry started working in the social service field in 1998 at a children’s shelter and fell in love with having a hand in changing the lives of adolescents, particularly of young girls.
Dr. Landry has worked for Clayton County Dept. of Family & Children Services, Gwinnett Children’s Shelter, Jessie’s House (a private children’s shelter in Cumming, GA), Clayton County Juvenile Detention Center, Macon Youth Detention Center, and Butts/Henry County Counseling Centers and is currently a counselor for adult inmates in 8 counties in the state of GA. \n\Dr. Landry empowers parents and caregivers to expose their children to local and global experiences (even if local) so as to broaden their worldviews, and to instill in children that they have the power to make choices and become aware of how big the world is beyond their neighborhoods.
Dr. Landry has a personal and deep practice of compassion, meditation, yoga, empathy and a genuine love for young adults and women. She believes that change begins with training the mind to change behavior. Dr. Landry encourages and motivates others to “live on purpose” by being authentic and living compassionately with empathy.