Karen Hillman Fried, Psy.D., M.F.T.

Karen Fried, Psy.D., M.F.T. is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and an Educational Therapist and consultant in Santa Monica, California. She has a private practice in Psychotherapy. Karen uses the Oaklander Model of Child Therapy in her practice and is the President of the Violet Solomon Oaklander Foundation. She trains child and adolescent therapists and educators in the US and internationally. Training, online tools, and many resources can be found at oaklandertraining.org. Karen can be reached at karen@karenfried.com. Trainings and Presentations: In response to COVID-19, Karen presented an article series to an international audience of child and adolescent therapists: “Just for Now, Using the Oaklander Model in a Time of Crisis” on a zoom call. Therapists and counselors from over 30 countries participate on this monthly call. Since March of 2020, Karen has presented to global audiences, trainings, presentations, and consultation on the use of Gestalt Therapy with children. Her in-person training program for therapists and counselors is now virtual and has expanded to participants worldwide.
Online Play Therapy Tools Karen and her tech team have developed play therapy tools to help professionals during this time, including ●  Projective Cards – https://www.oaklandertraining.org/projective-cards ●  Online Sand Tray – https://onlinesandtray.com/ ●  Online Puppets – https://onlinepuppets.org ●  Online Dollhouse – https://onlinedollhouses.com ●  Mindful Draw – https://mindfuldraw.com ●  and more are in development and coming soon
Just for Now: Virtual Use of the Oaklander Model in a Time of Crisis