Khara is receiving clinical supervision from the owner of DBT of South Jersey, Shaelene Lauriano. 

Khara is receiving clinical supervision from the owner of DBT of South Jersey, Shaelene Lauriano. 

Khara M. Schenker

MA, M.Ed., LAC, NCC

I became a therapist because I want to help others heal in a nonjudgmental space. I have found that meeting people where they are, creating a trusting relationship, and growing together to achieve one’s goals are the most fulfilling parts of being a therapist. My hope is to provide you with the tools that will help you live your best life.

I obtained my Master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Walden University in November 2017. I recently finished my internship in a local private practice, where I was able to work with clients on a variety of concerns and co-lead a DBT skills group.Helping clients learn to balance between acceptance and change became a huge part of my work during internship and helped me realize that further training in DBT was where I wanted the next step of my career to go. I completed foundational training in DBT with Behavioral Tech in April 2018.

In addition to my clinical training in mental health counseling, I also have a Master’s degree in Human Sexuality from Widener University. I am Kink-Aware and am knowledgeable about sexuality topics including gender identity and dysphoria, LGBTQIA communities, coming out, and general sexuality identity exploration.

Balance in my life comes from helping clients but also recognizing the importance of self-care. In my free time, I enjoy cooking, reading fiction, practicing yoga, and exploring new restaurants with my significant other. I believe in nourishing my soul through good food, good books, and good people.