Karen R. Schultz

Title: Clinical Social Worker; Author; Publisher; Speaker
Company: Private Practice
Location: Hinsdale, Illinois, United States

Karen R. Schultz, Clinical Social Worker, Author, Publisher, and Speaker, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Health Care Professionals for dedication, achievements, and leadership in mental illness advocacy and social work.

Licensed as a clinical social worker in the state of Illinois, Ms. Schultz has thrived as a prolific figure in social work, writing and public speaker for more than 30 years. Currently operating out of her private practice in Oak Brook, Illinois, she began her career as a unit director and an administrator for Camp Algonquin in 1981. Subsequently, she flourished as a clinical social worker for United Charities of Chicago from 1982 to 1986 and a social worker for the Hartgrove Hospital from 1986 to 1987, at which point she decided to seek a more independent professional path. Previously, she obtained a Bachelor of Arts, with honors, from Binghamton University, a part of the State University of New York system, in 1980. Ms. Schultz concluded her academic efforts with a Master of Arts from the University of Chicago in 1982.

In addition to her primary responsibilities, Ms. Schultz has been active in a variety of notable endeavors, including as an independent teacher of intuition and counseling since 1995, a grief support counselor for the Adolf Funeral Home since 2008, the owner and the founder of the Inner Space Public Company in 1993, an instructor on eating disorders at the College of DuPage from 1990 to 1992 and an instructor on social work at Moraine Valley Community College. With myriad speaking credits to her name, she has excelled in the publishing landscape as well, notably authoring “The River Within” in 1993, “Shelter in the Forest” in 1998, “Flashes of Brilliance” in 2002, “Giving Up the Ghost: Let Go of The Grief and Restore Your Life” and “Little Karen & the Egyptian Priestess.” Inspired by her own family’s struggle with mental illness, she was also motivated by her experiences with Nancy Ging, a world-renowned holistic health counselor. Affiliated with the National Association of Social Workers and the Academy of Certified Social Workers, Ms. Schultz has been selected for inclusion in Who’s Who Among Human Services Professionals, Who’s Who in America, Who’s Who in American Education, Who’s Who in Medicine and Healthcare, Who’s Who in the Midwest, Who’s Who in the World and Who’s Who of American Women.

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