Karla Rieneke-Sargent, MSW Student Intern
Louisiana State University School of Social Work
Karla Rienecke-Sargent is a graduate student at Louisiana State University working toward her Master of Social Work degree. She is currently in her second year of the MSW program and will graduate in May 2024. She began her education at Towson University where she obtained her bachelor’s degree in psychology.
Karla’s experience in behavioral health began while working on various inpatient units at Sheppard Pratt Health System in Towson before settling on the Neuropsychiatric unit for children and adolescents, working with children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD). Through her experience she was able to develop necessary skills to support children, adolescents, adults, and geriatric patients to deal with various disorders such as bipolar, schizophrenia, PTSD, DID, anxiety, depression, OCD, ODD, ASD, and dual diagnosis. Most recently, she spent the last three years as part of the team at J.Kent McNew Family Medical Center under Luminis Health AAMC, where she has worked as a patient care technician helping clients with a broad range of mental health issues. Karla also interned at MSA The Child and Adolescent Center working with both children and adolescents conducting group and individual therapy sessions.
Through her work she seeks to maintain an environment tailored to each unique individual and create a safe space for clients to share and process things that are difficult. Karla enjoys working with clients across the lifespan employing a trauma-informed approach. She believes in meeting all clients where they are, with empathy, respect and freedom from judgement.