Karina Krosbakken, MSW, LICSW



Concordia College, Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Studio Art, 2013 

University of St. Thomas,  Masters of Social Work, AEA Scholar, 2015

Working at UMD Health Services Counseling since 2019.


I view counseling as a collaborative and curious process. I see students as experts in their own lives and together we work to better understand emotions, highlight strengths, set goals, build resilience, reflect, and grow. I seek to create a space for students to be heard, feel supported, and learn practical skills to enhance wellbeing. 

I am a person of mixed caucasian and hispanic heritage who works with students of various identities and backgrounds. As a generalist practice practitioner, I can address a large variety of concerns and do so by integrating a variety of therapeutic modalities. I especially enjoy working with persons experiencing: life transitions, situational stressors, identity development, depression, anxiety, grief and loss, relationship concerns, athletic performance and chronic illness.

When not in the office you can find me traveling and enjoying a variety of outdoor activities with people who bring me joy!

Karina Krosbakken