Karen Zurlo, PhD, MBA, MSW, LSW
Dr. Zurlo received her MSW and PhD at the University of Pennsylvania in 2002 and 2009, respectively. Since receiving her degrees, she has been employed as a part-time out-patient therapist and as an Associate Professor at Rutgers University in the School of Social Work. In her therapy practice she works with adults experiencing severe mental health issues, depression, anxiety, and struggles with transitions in life. At Rutgers University she teaches and conducts research on adults and mental health outcomes. Prior to receiving her degrees at UPenn, she worked in the corporate world for 15 years.
As a therapist, Dr. Zurlo predominantly works with adults. She utilizes a mix of evidence-based treatment modalities with her clients. They include: cognitive behavioral therapy, solution-focused therapy, and psychodynamic therapy. She supports clients with the challenges they face as individuals and in relation to the systems in which they interact, namely family, friends, the work environment, and the community.
In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her family, as well as hiking, biking, reading, and cooking. She has an extended family that she enjoys visiting regularly. She thrives when faced with challenges that require creative solutions.