Karen Mruk, LCSW

Is it difficult to remember when you last felt passionate about your work or interpersonal relationships?

Do you feel that the enthusiasm and excitement you once felt for your career or partner is no longer in the forefront?

If you've answered yes to these questions you may be feeling depressed and anxious.

In our work together we can look at these questions and find solutions to the confusion you may be feeling with the goal of getting your life back on track.

Karen Mruk, LCSW

Contact me at 212-726-2068 or

Education and Training
1994 Master of Social Work – Hunter College School of Social Work – New York, NY

2004 Certificate in Psychoanalysis – Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Study Center, New York, NY

As a psychotherapist I attend conferences, continuing education courses and workshops; they focus on many different areas and specialties such as addictions, life coaching, sexual abuse, and the treatment of depression and anxiety.

Professional Experience
For 10 years I worked at the Jewish Board of Family and Children’s Services–Madeline Borg Outpatient Clinic where I treated patients with a wide range of issues and mental illnesses in both short- and long-term therapy. Many of the patients I worked with had severe and debilitating mental illnesses and that experience gave me the grounding and confidence to do the work I do today. At the Jewish Board I was also a Clinical Supervisor and ran and presented clinical case conferences.

Some of my other clinical experience includes group facilitator and ER advocate at Mt. Sinai’s Rape Crisis Intervention Program where I worked exclusively with sexual abuse and rape survivors. At the Jewish Board of Family and Children's Services I was coordinator of the Rape Crisis Intervention Program for several years. These opportunities contributed to the extensive experience I have working with adult survivors of sexual abuse in my private practice.

I have been in private practice since 1996 where I see patients in individual, couples and group therapy. I also supervise other therapists.

I am on the faculty of Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Study Center where I teach, supervise and am a training analyst to psychoanalytic candidates. From 2009-2011 I was Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Study Center's Executive Director. I was also a member of their Executive Committee and created and chaired the Supervision for New Clinicians Program and chaired the Student Colloquiums - mini conferences held four times a year.

I am on the faculty of the Silberman School of Social Work at Hunter College where I teach Clinical Practice at the Master's level.

License and Certificates
Licensed Clinical Social Worker – New York State License Number 050677

Certificate in Psychoanalysis – February 2004