Our Founder Karen Rothstein-Pineda Founder/Psychotherapist Hello, I am Karen Rothstein Pineda, LCPC. I am excited to launch Multicultural Counseling Associates, P.C. We are a unique group focusing on the needs of people of color as well as the LGBTQQ community. I earned my MA in Community Counseling in 2003 from Northeastern Illinois University. After years of experience working with schools, community mental health centers and in private practice it became clear to me that there is a need for providers who have specific skills in working with diverse communities. I am able to provide therapy in both English and Spanish and take pride in being bilingual and bicultural. I also have personal involvement and professional expertise working with LGBTQQ adults, children and families. I generally provide therapy using an integrative and flexible approach. In sessions, I build upon your skills and coping patterns using my background and knowledge to help you achieve your therapeutic goals. My passions also include music and creative expression. I have experience as an actor, musician (piano) and vocalist. These passions motivated me to begin the process of learning and applying Expressive Arts Therapy techniques in my practice.