Karen Rosenberg, LISW, is one of the co-creators of Portals to the Self: A Women’s Circle by the Sea. She strongly believes in the healing power of community in women’s lives and is committed to the process of creating communities which encourage women’s growth, individually and collectively. Karen is a clinical social worker in private practice in Cleveland Heights, Ohio, with a long history of being involved in multi-cultural and global social work. She is currently facilitating Diabetes Public Health Clinics and working with indigenous women to become more self-sufficient through a beading cooperative, both projects in Mexico. She also recently worked on a project providing technical assistance and clinical supervision in Adoption Mental Health in Romania. Karen has lead women’s retreats in Mexico, Costa Rica, Peru, Crete and Bali.