Meet the Staff

Karen Tobias, LCSW, LSOE, LSOTP

East Peoria

Karen Tobias received her Bachelor of Arts in Religion and Philosophy from Illinois College in 2001 and her Master of Social Work from the University of Southern California in 2014. Karen has been working in the field of social work for the past 17 years including almost 9 years as a child welfare specialist and the last 5 years as a sexual abuse therapist at ABC Counseling in our Peoria office. Along with being a licensed clinical social worker, Karen is also a licensed sex offender evaluator and treatment provider. She has many years of experience using a strengths-based perspective to work with at-risk youth and their families. She has received training in trauma-focused cognitive behavioral therapy and adoption-specific therapy. Karen stands by the USC motto of “Fight On” and believes in empowering her clients to use their inner strengths to become victorious in all areas of life.