Research Coordinator // Residential Counselor


Karina graduated from the The University of Mississippi with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology and a minor in Philosophy and earned her Masters of Arts degree in Clinical Psychology from The University of Houston-Clear Lake. Karina works as both the research coordinator and residential counselor for the McLean OCD Institute // Houston. Karina has received training in Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, and Exposure and Response Prevention Therapy. Karina is passionate about increasing awareness and accessibility of evidence-based treatments. In her free time Karina enjoys trying new restaurants, hiking/camping, and reading. 


Expertise/Clinical and Research Interests:

  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
  • Externalizing disorders
  • Behavioral interventions
  • Dissemination of empirically supported treatments to underserved populations



  • M.A. – Clinical Psychology, University of Houston-Clear Lake, 2019          
  • B.A. – Psychology, University of Mississippi, 2017