(1) helping seniors and families in understanding their needs, planning for care, identifying resources for support, and navigating the complexity of aging;
(2) helping professionals and organizations gain knowledge and access specialized support to best assist their clients; and
(3) helping clinicians gain experience and expertise for licensure and specialty credentials to further their professional growth and increase services in the community.
Karin is a licensed mental health counselor, geriatric mental health specialist, and approved clinical supervisor. She has worked in mental health with older adults for over 13 years and has taught continuing education and graduate level courses.
"I was led to work with older adults by my love for my late grandparents, all of whom experienced cognitive impairment and disability as they aged. Each faced different challenges and received various types of care. Also my husband's parents passed before we met, and his family are all overseas. There is much that I could not do before, or cannot do now, for my own extended family -- so I feel a strong mission to help others find the best possible solutions.
"Understanding people's values and the functions of the systems surrounding them are essential for this work. I have a great appreciation for the culture, experience, and life stories that are shared with me, and I consider it an honor and a privilege to get to know my clients and their families."
Before working in mental health, Karin did organizational development and project management consulting in a variety of fields. Her diverse experiences across the corporate, non-profit, healthcare, and social service worlds give her a broad perspective and an ability to think of creative solutions.
Your first phone call is always free, and you will get at least one piece of information or resource that you can use immediately.
If you don't hear back from me within the next business day, call again -- sometimes messages get lost, but I will never ignore you.
Karin Taifour, MA LMHC GMHS
Aging Care Consultation Services