Karen Travis

Karen Travis

Karen Travis, LCSW, MSW

Karen S. Travis is a licensed clinical social worker, board certified diplomat in clinical social work and a certified group psychotherapist. She graduated with an MSW in 1980, did agency work until 1992 when she opened a private practice.

Post graduate school she earned a certificate in Gestalt Therapy. She was an adjunct faculty at the LSU school of social work for 9 years and taught Advanced Group Treatment. Currently along with a full time private practice she is a contract group therapist at Jefferson Oaks Behavioral Health, runs and teaches group at the OLOL Psychiatric Residency Program, and supervises new professionals for LCSW licensure.

Karen has served on many committees and board of directors both locally and nationally. She is a fellow in the American Group Psychotherapy Association. Currently is incoming chair of the Group Foundation for Advancing Mental Health,a long time and active member of The National Association of Social Workers, Louisiana Group Psychotherapy Society and The American Group Psychotherapy Association. Intrigued by group therapy since her late teens when she took her first group treatment class in undergrad social work school, she has lead groups for 34 years and worked with individuals, families and couples.

She presents at conferences locally, nationally and internationally. Most recently she presented at the International Group Therapy conference in Croatia.