Last updated: 1/16/2019

Karen Zittleman, LCSW (228) 326-7575
Last Updated: 1/16/2019
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Gender: Female/Female Identifying

Languages Spoken:

Focusing on:
Aging Anger Management Anxiety/Panic Disorders Attachment Disorders Attention Deficit (Hyperactivity) Disorder Behavioral Problems Bipolar Disorders Body Dysmorphic Disorder Career/Employment Concerns Child Abuse and Neglect Couple or Marital Issues Depression Domestic Violence Dual Diagnosis Eating Disorders Education/Personal Development Elder Abuse Factitious Disorders (Munchausen Syndrome) Family Issues Firesetting Gender Identity Grief/Loss Immigration/Newcomer Infant Mental Health Infertility Interpersonal Relationships Life Transitions Men's Issues Multicultural Issues Neurological Obsessive/Compulsive Disorder Pain Management Parenting Issues Phobias Physical Illness/Impairment Postpartum Depression Pregnancy/Childbirth Psychoses/Major Mental Illness Psychosomatic Runaways Selective Mutism Self Abuse Sexual Abuse/Rape Sexual Orientation Sexuality Issues Sleep Disorders Stress Suicidal Thoughts Trauma/PTSD Traumatic Brain Injury Women's Issues
Also serving:
Addictions/Other (gambling, sex, etc.) Addictions/Substance Adoption/Foster Care Asperger's Syndrome Autism Spectrum Developmental Disability Dissociative Disorders Forensic Learning Disabilities Medication Management Neuropsychological Testing Personality Disorders Sexual Disorders Spiritual/Religious Concerns Tourette's Disorder
Office and Contact Information
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Gulf Coast Social Work
Biloxi, MS 39532
(228) 326-7575

Office Hours:
MonBy appointment
WedBy appointment
FriBy appointment
SatBy appointment
Online Schedule: Schedule
Average wait time for new clients: Not specified

Gulf Coast Social Work
2112 Bienville Blvd. Suite J
Ocean Springs, MS 39564
(228) 326-7575

Contact: Karen Zittleman

Office Hours:
MonBy appointment
WedBy appointment
FriBy appointment
SatBy appointment
Online Schedule: Schedule
Average wait time for new clients: Not specified

Response Time to Call:
Weekdays: 1 Day
Weekends: 1 Day

Access by Wheelchair
Evening Office Hours
Home Visits
Weekend Office Hours


Years of Experience: 20

MS - LCSW [C-3768]
LA - LCSW [10746]

Credentials and Certifications:
Academy of Certified Social Workers (ACSW)
Certified Clinical Social Worker in Gerontology (C-CSW Gerontology)
Certified in Gerontology
Critical Incident Stress Debriefing (CISD)
Social Work Supervisor

Fees and Payment Options
Individual: N/A
Couples: N/A
Group: N/A
Family: N/A

Sliding Scale: No

Accept Credit Card: Yes

Medicaid (or equivalent state insurance): Yes
Medicaid QMB: Yes
Medicare: Yes
Private Insurance or Out of Network: Yes

Free Services:
One Hour per week for Military and Families

American Behavioral Horizon Behavioral Services
APS Healthcare Magellan Behavioral Health
Beacon Health Managed Health Network
Beacon Health Options Mississippi Health Connection (MHC)
Blue Cross Blue Shield (PPO) Mississippi Health Partners
Blue Cross Blue Shield Federal Employee Program (FEP) Mississippi Physicians Care Network (MPCN)
CIGNA HealthCare Mississippi Select Health Care (PPO)
CIGNA HealthCare (PPO) PacifiCare Behavioral Health
Family Health Care Plus Private Healthcare Systems (PHCS)
First Choice HealthPlan (First Choice Network) TRICARE
First Health (Network) United Behavioral Health (UBH)
GEHA Health Plan for Federal Employees United Healthcare
Great-West Healthcare United Healthcare
Gulf Health Plans United HealthCare (Options PPO)
Health Link US HealthCare

Age Groups and Specific Populations (focus areas are bold)
Age groups:
Adolescents (13-17) Adults (26-59) Children (6-12) Preschool (Under 6) Seniors (60 +) Young Adults (18-25)

Specific populations:
Adopted AIDS/HIV+ Alzheimer's Biracial Brain/Head Injured Cancer Patients Caregivers Children of Divorce Chronic Illness College Students Diabetes Disabled First Responders (Police, Fire, EMT) Gifted Grandparents Immigrants/Refugees Interracial Families/Couples Lesbian/Gay/Bisexual/Transgender/Queer (LGBTQ) Military/Veterans Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Obese or Overweight Offenders/Perpetrators Step Families Suicidal Transgender Twins

Treatment Methods and Approaches
Theoretical approaches - focus areas:
Advocacy Animal Assisted Therapy (AAT) Art Therapy Behavioral Behavioral Medicine Body Centered Psychotherapy Case Management Coaching Cognitive/Behavioral Crisis Intervention Critical Incident Stress Debriefing (CISD) Early Intervention (Birth to 3 years) Education Consultation Family-Based Treatment (FBT) Focusing Genetic Counseling Geriatric Consultation Guardian ad Litem Holistic Home Study Information and Referral Intensive Short-Term Dynamic Psychotherapy (ISTDP) Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT) Intervention (Alcohol, Drug, Gambling Addiction, etc.) Long-Term Mediation Meditation/Relaxation Mindfulness Based Approaches Narrative Therapy Nutrition Counseling Occupational Therapy Outreach Parent Guidance Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT) Play Therapy Prevention Psycho-Educational Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Relational Relationship Development Intervention (RDI) Sandplay Therapy Short-Term (Brief Treatment) Social Support Supervised Visitation Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) Vocational Counseling/Rehabilitation
Other theoretical approaches:
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) Advanced Integrative Therapy (AIT) Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) Contemplative Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) Ericksonian Evaluation/Diagnostic Existential Psychotherapy Expressive Therapy Feminist Forensic Evaluation Gestalt Humanistic Imago Relationship Therapy Integrative Medicine Internal Family Systems (IFS) Neuropsychological Testing or Consultation Pastoral Therapy Psychoanalysis Psychodynamic Psychological Testing and Evaluation Psychopharmacology Satir Schema Therapy Sex Therapy Somatic Experiencing Sports Psychology Systemic Thought Field Therapy (TFT) Transactional Analysis (TA) Transpersonal Psychology Traumatic Incident Reduction (TIR)
Methods - focus areas:
Couple/Marital Educational or Psycho-Educational Family Systems Individual Peer Support Supervision/Consultation
Other methods:
Group Online Therapy
Religious and Multi-cultural Experience (focus areas are bold)
Religious experience:
Jewish LDS/Mormon
Multi-cultural experience:
African-American Asian Brazilian Caribbean Hispanic Italian Pacific Islander
Native American
Professional Associations
Academy of Certified Social Workers (ACSW) National Association of Social Workers (NASW) R3 Continuum (formerly CCN)