Karen Gail Lewis , EdD, MFT, MSW

Author, Social worker

Dr. Karen Gail Lewis, Inc.

8720 Georgia Avenue
Ste 905, Silver Spring, Md 20910

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Karen Gail Lewis

Dr. Karen Gail Lewis has been practicing as a marriage and family therapist for over 40 years, in both Washington, DC and in Cincinnati, Ohio. She is author of 10 books: her newest is Siblings: The Ghost of Childhood that Haunt Your Love and Work. Some of the others are Why Don’t You Understand? A Gender Relationship Dictionary; With or Without a Man: Single Women Taking Control of Their Lives; The Secret to a Solid Marriage, and Siblings in Therapy. She writes on topics related to adult siblings, marriage, single women, and gender differences.

In 1996, she founded and has run Unique Retreats for Women, fun and personal growth weekends. She has one retreat just for single women and the unique issues they face living in a society geared for marriage (http:/wwwUniqueRetreatsForSingleWomen.com). She also offers weekend retreats for individual family siblings to resolve and unravel conflicts and misunderstandings.

Dr. Lewis lectures both nationally and internationally on a wide range of topics, focusing on family and couples’ relationships, women’s friendships, and adult siblings. She is frequently interviewed by all forms of media, newspapers, magazines, radio and television.

Dr. Lewis has been on several university faculties (i.e., Johns Hopkins Medical School, Cincinnati Medical School) and on editorial boards of four professional journals. She has a private practice in Cincinnati, Ohio and in the Washington, DC area. She also does phone consultations.

She is available for speaking engagements, workshop presentations, and private consultations.

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Professional Roles

Author, Social worker

Therapeutic Approach / Theoretical Model

Family Systems, Group Therapy, Integrative Models, Internal Family Systems Therapy, Multiple Family Therapy, Relational Models, Social Justice Therapies, Structural Family Therapy, Systemic Cognitive-Developmental Therapy

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