Karina Krosbakken, Aging Services Specialist

Meet Karina

Karina’s background is in both mental health and aging. She received her undergraduate degree in psychology and art from Concordia College, Moorhead and then her Master’s Degree in clinical social work from The University of St. Thomas/ St. Catherine University in St. Paul. She has completed Dementia Capability Training, Caregiver Coaching Basic Training, Skills Training for Professionals Supporting Family Caregivers, and Resources for Enhancing Alzheimer’s Caregiver Health (REACH) Training.

While receiving her Masters, Karina specialized in gerontological social work through the Area of Emphasis in Aging program. Through this program, Karina was able to focus her clinical coursework on the aging population, participate in community outreach and complete her Clinical Research Paper on service needs for those with Frontotemporal Dementia while also participating in field practicum at the Wilder Foundation Center for Aging and at the Memory Loss and Dementia Clinic at Bethesda Hospital in St. Paul.

Karina also has professional caregiving experience and experience working in both outpatient and inpatient mental health settings and is looking forward to cultivating relationships while creating additional connections to better serve the community of older adults in this area. “Working with the aging population has been a passion of mine for many years!”