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Karen Michelle Zimmerman, American psychotherapist. Diplomate American College Forensic Examiners; certified marriage family therapist, clinical counselor, forensic examiner, rational marriage and family therapist, cognitive-behavioral therapist, alcoholism and drug abuse counselor, master addictions counselor, disability analyst, family mediator; licensed therapist, independent social worker.


Zimmerman, Karen Michelle was born on January 5, 1957 in East Greenwich, Rhode Island, United States.


Bachelor, University of Southern California, 1979;Bachelor, St. Leo College, 1979;postgraduate, University of Southern California, 1980-1982;Master of Social Work, University of Southern California, 1982.


Computer operator, programmer, United States Air Force, 1975-1979;teacher, Furman High School, Sumter, South Carolina., 1975-1980;teacher, Sumter School Dist #2, 1979-1982, 84-85;psychiatric social worker, Crafts Farrow Eastern State Hospital, Columbia, 1983-1984;psychiatric social worker, C.M. Tucker Human Resource Center, Columbia, 1983-1984;teacher, Sumter School Dist #2, 1979-1982, 84-85;director clinical operations, Psychiatric Health Services, Columbia, 1984-1987;principal, director, Associated Psychotherapists, Sumter, 1987-1991;principal, director, Sumter Therapy Center, since 1991. Owner, therapist Vocational Transfer Superior vena cava syndrome East, Sumter, since 1982. Consultant Sumter County Housing Authority, 1985-1986, Head Start Program, Sumter, since 1991, Wateree Cmty.

Actions-Minority Male Partnership, Sumter, since 1994, Wateree Cmty. Actions-Migrant Head Start Program, Sumter, since 1994, HeadStart On-Site Review Team, Atlanta, 1994-1996. Instructor Sumter Area Tech, 1980-1982.

Extensible Authentication Protocol Counselor, Sumter, since 1984. Adjunct assistant professor of University South Carolina., since 1987. Special lecturer Coker College, since 1989.

Adjunct Professor Western Carolina U., since 1991. Lecturer, presenter in field.


Board directors Young Women’s Christian Association, Sumter, 1984-1987, chair juvenile justice program, 1985-1987, chair adult programs, 1987-1990. Board directors Drug and Alcohol Commission Sumter County, since 1986. Campaign worker local political entities, Sumter, Pinewood, South Carolina, since 1983.

Area coordinator Cystic Fibrosis, Pinewood, 1984, 85. Chair, board directors Drug and Alcohol Commission Chamer Community Wellness, South Carolina Commission for Drug and Alcohol Abuse, Sumter, 1986-1994. Graduate Leadership Sumter, 1990-1991, Leadership South Carolina, 1996-1997.

Member South Carolina Task Force Drug and Alcohol Abuse, 1986-1994, Infant Mortality Task Force, 1990, Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome Task Force, 1992, Amb.'s Committee, 1987-1992, Governor's Community Youth Council 3d Judicial Circuit, Sumter, 1997, Sumter County chapter Unity Program, since 1997. Member health services advisory committee Wateree Head Start Program, Sumter, since 1992. Member American Association of University Women, National Association of Social Workers (chair chapter private practice steering committee South Carolina chapter since 1997), National Association of Female Executives, Academy Certified Social Workers, American Business Womens Association (president since 1986), American Association Family Counselors and Mediators, American Association Sex Educators, Counselors and Therapists, Society Clinical Social Workers, National Association Social Workers (certified), National Association Rehabilitation Counselors, National Rehabilitation Counseling Association, National Association Family Mediators, National Association Cognitive-Behavioral Therapists, National Association Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselors, National Academy Expert Witnesses, National Association for Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect, American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children, South Carolina Society Clinical Social Work, Public Health Association, Altrusa Club (vice president 1989-1992, president 1992-1994), Civitan (twin honoree 1987), Kiwanis (chair public relations committee since 1995).