Emalie Karp, LLMSW


Education & credentials

  • M.A. Social Work, Michigan State University
  • Limited Licensed Social Worker, State of Michigan


Beginning therapy can be intimidating. I commend my clients for taking this first step and am honored to work with people at their most vulnerable times. My goal is for my clients to feel open and comfortable and to have honest conversations that lead to healing, reflection, and self-growth. I strive to create a warm, caring, compassionate, and nonjudgmental environment where my clients can feel supported, listened to, and challenged wherever they are in life.

Personal Statement

“Emalie Karp has lived in the Lansing area for over 20 years. Her passion for maternal health led her to pursue her MSW after a career in secondary education. During her studies, she interned for Family Outreach Services at the Ingham County Health Department and was hired before the start of her internship to complete the Maternal Child Health Needs Assessment and present at the Infant Mortality Coalition’s annual meeting.

Her second internship was for Sparrow Family Medicine, where she participated in implementing Collaborative Care for at-risk patients. After graduating from MSU’s MSW program, Emalie worked with high risk families in Early Intervention at Community Mental Health.

As a therapist at Perspectives Therapy Services in Lansing, Emalie looks forward to working with a variety of clients, specifically including perinatal patients and women at all different stages of fertility and life. In addition to her work as a clinical therapist at PTS, Emalie is also currently working on a Michigan Health Endowment Fund grant project with MSU and Sparrow. The grant will implement Collaborative Care at three residency clinics to address perinatal depression in at-risk mothers.”

About me

What do you love doing more than anything in the world?
Eating dinners prepared by my husband and having interesting conversations with our teenage/tween sons.

What is the self-care strategy you use most often?
Without fail, taking a walk outside ( preferably surrounded by trees!) always helps me to feel a sense of calm.

What was your dream job in elementary school?
A photo journalist! I dreamed of traveling the world and meeting interesting people.

Describe your ideal vacation. Has it happened yet?
Traveling across Europe and eating delicious food. I have been to Europe, but there’s so much more to explore, and I hope to get back someday soon!

Schedule & Appointments

If you're interested in scheduling a new client appointment with Emalie Karp, call 810-494-7180

If you are an existing client of Emalie Karp's and need to reach her directly, call her 810-255-1284