Karisse enjoys working with adults who identify with an ethnic minority group who may be having trouble regulating emotions, experiencing symptoms of stress or trauma, or impacted by addiction. Her treatment approach is collaborative and grounded in Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), and mindfulness. Karisse is passionate about helping clients learn
emotion regulation skills, to strengthen their mind-body connection, and learn how to cope with distress through a holistic and culturally appropriate lens to improve quality of life and overall mental health.
Karisse is a licensed professional counselor and substance abuse counselor with over 10 years of experience. She received her Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling with a specialization in Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse from University of Wisconsin-Stout and a PhD in Counselor Education from Texas A&M University – Corpus Christi. In addition to clinical work, Karisse is an assistant professor of counselor education at Marquette University who has been training graduate level counseling students and engaging in research for over 5 years. She has training in DBT and integrated somatic trauma therapy and enjoys reading, walks with her dog, drinking hot tea, and practicing yoga.