Karisse Callender, MS is a native of the Caribbean, living in the Midwest. She obtained her Master of Science degree in Mental Health Counseling with a concentration in Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse and is a licensed Substance Abuse Counselor. She does individual and group therapy with a Not-for-Profit Agency where she incorporates various treatment modalities to aide in client care. She has a special interest in relapse prevention, integrated treatment, counselor and client wellness and dual diagnosis. She enjoys reading, crafting, baking, socializing with friends and trying out different brands of tea.
Lessons From the Couch was created out of her experiences on her new journey as a professional. This blog is about the process of seeing things unfold with clients who have mental health and addiction concerns and her keen interest in self care.