Dr. Karin Fields is a license mental health counselor in the state of Florida and a graduate from the our own Counselor Education doctoral program. For the last 10 years, Dr. Fields has managed a thriving private counseling practice in Gainesville where she specialized in working with children, teens, and families. Dr. Fields’ areas of expertise include significant life transitions, adoption, identity, teenage risk-taking, and empowerment. Her research interests include maternal identity development for adoptive mothers, the relationship between trauma and personality development for children in foster care, holistic clinical supervision for counseling students and new counseling professionals, and the connection between personality and mental health disorders. Dr. Fields and her husband are parents to three amazing elementary-aged children who keep her life exciting and call her out when she reflects their feelings too much.