Dr. Karen Fox Ph.D.


  • B.A. Ohio State University
  • M.A. University of Massachusetts
  • Ph.D. California School of Professional Psychology
  • Advanced training in Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy


  • 1996 Licensed as a Clinical Psychologist in California.


Dr. Fox has been working with individuals, couples, families and groups since 1981. She has been in private practice since 1988. In San Diego, Dr. Fox has worked at:

  • Professional Community Services

  • Pathways Substance Abuse Treatment and Education Center

  • Community Research Foundation crisis centers

  • Spring Valley Youth and Family Service Center

  • Dr. Fox facilitated the outpatient eating disorder program at Alvarado Parkway Institute from 1990 – 1992, using cognitive-behavioral group and family therapy interventions.
    • In 1999, Dr. Fox began working with active duty servicepersons and their families at the Navy Fleet and Family Service Center, using short-term, solution-focused therapeutic interventions.


    • Dr. Fox has done research in communication, linguistics, and literary style; gerontology; doctor-patient relations; drug addiction; human attachment; father-daughter relationships and eating disorders.

    Professional Affiliations:

    • Active member of the American Psychological Association
    • The San Diego Psychological Association
    • Chair of local chapter of CLASP, Colleagues Assistance and Support Program since 2001.

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