Karen Weidner received her B.A. from Trenton State College with a fine arts degree that included coursework in art therapy. She has worked with many different populations across the lifespan, from preschool children and at risk youth to the aging population both in the community and in nursing home settings. A commitment to social justice is a force which drove Karen’s work in all of her positions both in the arts and human services. Karen was active in her community’s interfaith team in Binghamton, which worked to bring together individuals of diverse faith experiences to work toward common goals in the community.
Her work in the arts and human services led to a Masters in Social Work degree from the University at Albany. Karen started at Adirondack Samaritan Counseling Center as a second year intern while in graduate school and has been with the center since 2000. Karen is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. She also has worked in the substance abuse and developmental disabilities fields since her licensure.
Karen lives in Glens Falls with her husband. Together they have two grown children.