Karen Conlon

Licensed Master Social Worker (NY)


About Me

I am a Health Therapist with a specialization in chronic gut-related inflammatory conditions and diseases. In my current role, I implement gut-directed hypnotherapy to help decrease both IBD and IBS related symptoms, increase resilience and help to improve overall quality of life. My goal is to teach patients coping techniques, in particular, self-hypnosis, to have as life-long tools in their journeys to successful self-management.


ROME Foundation Psychogastroenterology Section

NASW-NYC Chapter



As the IBD Health Therapist of the IBD Clinical Center at Mount Sinai Hospital, I provide therapy to patients with chronic Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) and overlapping IBS symptoms who want to treat health-related issues that affect their daily lives. My clinical approach to treatment involves a combination of modalities that includes Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Motivational Interviewing and Gut-Directed Hypnotherapy. Previously, I was a clinician at a Northwell Health School Based Health Center where I served adolescents and families with a wide range of medical, psychiatric and academic needs.


American Society of Clinical Hypnosis- 2016, 2017

Beck Institute for Cognitive Behavioral Therapy- 2015

New York University- Masters in Social Work- 2015

Fordham University at Lincoln Center- Bachelors in Political Science- 1996

NYU School of Continuing and Professional Studies- 1994

American University of Rome (Rome, Italy)- 1994 Italy


  • Coping with Chronic or Serious Disease
  • Chronic Disease Self-Management Skills Training
  • Chronic Digestive Diseases