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About the Author

Karen D. Wood is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in private practice as a Brain Trainer and Neurotherapist (karendwood.com).


- B.A. in Fine Arts, California State University Hayward

- Masters in Social Work, California State University Fresno

- Licensed Clinical Social Worker

- Worked as social worker in foster care and group home, where the clarity came that teaching brain and behavior allowed kids/parents to achieve more success.

- Became certified in Outcome Based Thinking, and continued exploration of incorporating brain functioning in counseling.

Current Work:

- Co-founder of the Clear Thinking Counseling Alliance (CTCA), a group of therapists  and counselors committed to training together to help clients  discover how to access   their best states of mind.

- Developing concept of “art thinking,” using drawing to explore reactions,  brain processing and viewing of self in the future.

- Co-facilitator for four years of a weekly support group for parents with addicted children/adults, through Prescription Abusers in Need (gotPAINUSA.com).

- Writing more books on Brain Prayers (for specific topics, i.e., brain on drugs, PTSD).

- Speaking on brain, breathing & behavior.


- Married to Russell for thirty years, with two adult sons, Drew and Parker.

- On national Board of Directors for Assemblies of God Marriage Encounter  (you deserve a weekend! agme.org).

- Voracious appetite for dark chocolate, reading anything about the brain, and biographies of the journeys of people doing faith, trauma and joy.

4 thoughts on “About the Author”

  1. "Aunt" Helen says:

    Hello Karen Dawn, so glad this is finally done! Looking forward to my copy.

  2. Evelyn van Andel says:

    Hi Karen Dawn, so proud of you for doing this! Look for to seeing it!

  3. Helen says:

    I am ordering 3 more copies of this book by request of those who have reviewed it. Another LCSW at my church was extremely interested in using it for herself and in her work. A teacher also wanted a copy. I believe more people will request copies or order their own as they are able to see it for themselves.

  4. Ruth says:

    Ordering 3 more copies for people at church who saw Ben’s copy and wanted their own!

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