Karen Archer, MSW, LCSW, OSW-C

Behavioral Health Therapist, Oncology

Karen is a licensed Clinical Social Worker and has an Oncology Social Work Certification. She earned her master’s degree from Virginia Commonwealth University in 2001. She has worked in the field of oncology for over 35 years. She joined Life with Cancer in 2014. Prior to coming to Life with Cancer she worked at Inova Loudoun Hospital in the Radiation Oncology department for 17 years. In December 2014, she moved to Inova Fair Oaks Hospital (IFOH), and assumed the role of a behavioral health therapist, oncology for Life with Cancer. She has special interest in offering complementary modalities and counseling in cognitive behavioral therapy for anxiety, end-of-life care, grief/bereavement, and survivorship. In addition to providing counseling to individual patients and caregivers, she facilitates support groups and develops programs with the IFOH team.

She enjoys spending time with her family, her cats and in nature.