Karen Kraut

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Being a parent can be enormously fulfilling, but also frustrating. As a mother of two, Karen knows our kids can make it difficult to be the parent we always imagined we'd be!

Karen gives parents concrete tools to help them relate better to their kids, reduce challenging behavior, and build their child/teen's skills in self-regulation, communication and problem-solving. 

Karen teaches parents the Collaborative Problem Problem Solving (CPS) approach, developed by Think:Kids, a program in Massachusetts General Hospital's Department of Psychiatry. CPS is a revolutionary, evidence-based approach that is based on the understanding that many kids lack the skill - not the will - to behave well. When parents learn to solve problems collaboratively, they can prevent challenging behavior and build their child's cognitive skills. Parents and their kids feel more confident, competent and connected.

Individual/couples coaching takes place in Brookline or at the client's home, depending on location (an additional travel fee may be applied).

Parent testimonial: "I recommend CPS to any family. It is the most helpful thing I've done to improve how my daughter and I interact. Karen is a great combination of compassionate, smart, and insightful."


  • Parenting children ages 3-18 years old

  • The Collaborative Problem Solving approach


Practice details

  • $110 / hour

  • Typical client engagements last for 4 sessions, 1.5 hours each 

  • Currently accepting new clients

Qualifications & Training

  • Master of Public Health, University of California, Berkeley

  • Graduate Certificate in Counseling and Psychology, Lesley University

  • MGH Certified Trainer in the Collaborative Problem Solving Approach



Brookline, MA 02445