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Karen Golombecki, PsyD, LP

Behavioral Health



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Psychologist Karen Golombecki, Psy.D., L.P., joined the Behavioral Health Team of Cuyuna Regional Medical Center in Crosby in August 2023. Dr. Golombecki provides both individual and group therapy for patients who are dealing with chronic medical conditions, chronic pain and complicated medical issues.  She specializes in Rehabilitation Psychology and Health Psychology, supporting individuals in adjusting to difficult life changes in a manner of fact and down to earth manner. Utilizing Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy approaches, she is able to support patients in processing through stressors, managing role changes, and adjusting to a “new normal.” Additionally, she works with patients on health behavior change goals, including weight loss and chronic pain management. She has a specialty in working with individuals with Intellectual disabilities and cognitive impairments. Dr. Golombecki is looking forward to expanding psychological testing services at CRMC, to include cognitive assessment, neuropsychological screenings and testing to support diagnostic clarification of mental health diagnoses and developmental/learning disorders. The psychologist came to CRMC from Included Health in Plymouth where she practiced virtually since 2020. She also practiced at CentraCare Health in St. Cloud for eight years and Courage Kenny Rehabilitation Institute for one year. Dr. Golombecki earned her Doctor of Psychology degree in Counseling Psychology at the University of St. Thomas.  She also holds a Master of Science degree in Rehabilitation Counseling and Community Psychology and a Bachelor’s degree in Special Education and Social Services from St. Cloud State University. She has published research and made numerous professional presentations on various topics, including Adjusting to Disability, Brain Injury, Chronic Pain, and Intellectual Disabilities. Outside of her work, Dr. Golombecki enjoys volunteering as the Clinical Director for Strong Minds (a mental health screening program for Special Olympics of Minnesota), being a roller derby referee, teaching fitness classes, attending local music events (including going to her husband Ryan’s band gigs), practicing her American Sign Language skills, and spending time with her husband on their land in Central Minnesota.