Dr. McClintock will be closing her private practice office on December 31st, 2017 in order to focus on her consulting and writing careers.  She has been awarded a prestigious Louisville Foundation Pastoral Study Project grant for 2018 to study ecclesiastical and theological resistance by the church to full disclosure around sexual harassment and abuse.

Karen A. McClintock holds a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology and is licensed by the Oregon Board of Licensed Psychologists. She is a graduate of Pacific School of Religion with a Master of Divinity Degree, and the Union Institute and University of Cincinnati where she completed the Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology. She teaches in the psychology department at Southern Oregon University.

Dr. McClintock’s specialty areas include sexual shame, and other areas of human sexuality. She specializes in family secrets, divorce, grief and loss issues, life transitions, and couple’s communication. She is a frequent key-note speaker and workshop leader in the area of LGBTQI secrets in families. Her second language is American Sign Language and she has studied Deaf culture.

Dr. McClintock is a consultant to congregations in conflict resolution, leadership training, and spiritual retreats. She provides consultation services to individuals, congregations, businesses, and schools on issues of sexual boundaries, sexual harassment, and abuse prevention. She is a published author of five books, which can be found at

Dr. McClintock fully complies with the legal mandates for practice in the State of Oregon and ethical mandates of the American Psychological Association. She is a member of the Southern Oregon Psychologists Association.

Former clients may obtain written permission to review their files by contacting her at 541-326-1616.