Karol Darsa is the Founder and Executive Director of Reconnect Integrative Trauma Treatment Centers. She is a licensed psychologist specializing in the treatment of trauma. She is also the co-creator of, “Invisible War Recovery”, a program designed to treat survivors of military sexual trauma.
Dr. Darsa began her career in 1998 as a foster care social worker. Upon licensure, she continued working with abused children, their families and adults who had been abused as children. This work led to Dr. Darsa’s desire to specialize in trauma treatment and she began working as a trauma specialist in treatment centers. Prior to opening Reconnect, she worked at a variety of treatment centers including Clearview, Moonview Sanctuary and PCH.
In 2002, Dr. Darsa began studying with Christine Schenk, founder of the CHRIS-Technique, a unique energy work focused on teaching clients how to ground themselves in their bodies. In addition, Dr. Darsa is fully trained in Brainspotting (completed Levels I-III), and EMDR (completed Level I and II) and has studied Somatic Experiencing and Sensorimotor Psychotherapy.
A native of Turkey, Dr. Darsa has been living in the United States for 25 years. She has also lived in Spain, France and Brazil. Dr. Darsa’s exposure to numerous ethnic and social groups allows her to understand the cultural differences in human thought and behavior. She can provide therapy in English, Spanish, French and Turkish and is able to converse in Italian and Portuguese as well.
Dr. Darsa’s goal is to help clients release and heal from their trauma without becoming overwhelmed, using an approach that is gentle yet direct. Dealing with the effects of trauma and traumatic memories takes time, thus, Dr. Darsa encourages clients to work at their own unique pace and to trust in their ability to heal.
“The Invisible War”
Dr. Karol Darsa co-created The Invisible War Recovery Program, inspired by the Academy Award nominated documentary, “The Invisible War.”
This was an intensive treatment program for veterans suffering from MST (Military Sexual Trauma). The work with these women was funded by one of the executive producers of the documentary, Regina Scully and her Artemis Rising Foundation. The program was a huge success, and it was highlighted by Katie Couric on her nationally syndicated show.