Treatment & Services
- Coping with Hereditary Cancer Risk
- Coping with Loss
- Existential Psychotherapy
- Family Adjustment To Chronic Illness
- Health Psychology
- Individual Psychotherapy
- Medical/Surgical Decision-making
- Presurgical Behavior Health Evaluations
- Psychological Evaluation
- Systematic Desensitization
Specialty in Diseases & Conditions
- Breast Cancer - High Risk
- Cancer - Gastric
- Cancer Genomic Medicine
- Familial Adenomatous Polyposis
- Family Cancer History
- Grief And Loss
- Hereditary Colon Cancer
- Hereditary Gynecologic Cancers
- Lynch Syndrome
- Ovarian Cancer
- Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
- Pre-implantation Genetic Diagnosis
- Psychological Aspects Of Genetic/metabolic Disorders
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Education & Professional Highlights
Education & Fellowships
Fellowship - City of Hope Medical Center
Cancer Risk Assessment
Duarte, CA USA
Fellowship - Mount Sinai Medical Center
Cancer Prevention and Control
New York, NY USA
Medical Education - Temple University
Philadelphia, PA USA
Residency - University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey - New Jersey Medical School
Newark, NJ USA
Undergraduate - Bryn Mawr College
Bryn Mawr, PA USA
- Intensive Course in Cancer Risk Assessment, City of Hope, Duarte CA, 2007
- Member, Advisory Board, Bright Pink
- Member, Advisory Board, Facing Our Risk of Cancer Empowered
- Member, Advisory Board, Cancer Support Community’s Breast and Gastric Cancer Registries
- Member, Advisory Board, Sharsheret
- Member, Advisory Board, The Gathering Place
Hereditary cancer syndromes (BRCA1/2, familial breast/ovarian cancer, Lynch, FAP, CDH1/hereditary diffuse gastric cancer, Li-Fraumeni, other cancer risk genes), decision-making about risk-reducing surgery, other medical and treatment decisions, communicating with children about risk, fertility and assisted reproduction, pre-implantation genetic diagnosis (PGD), psychological resilience, adjustment and quality of life after surgery, identity after cancer, post-traumatic stress, bereavement
Awards & Honors
- Russell Conwell Fellowship, Temple University, 1990-91
- FORCE (Facing Our Risk of Cancer Empowered) – Spirit of Empowerment Award, 2014
- Member, American Psychological Association
- Associate, National Society of Genetic Counselors
Research & Publications
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32 Patient Satisfaction Reviews
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9 Patient Comments
Reviewed on Jan 4, 2023
I'm so thankful for Dr. Hurley! She is an empathetic listener & gives great advice. A true advocate.
Reviewed on Nov 21, 2022
Dr Hurley is amazing. Highly recommend.
Reviewed on Jun 8, 2022
Dr. Hurley is the best.
Reviewed on Jun 6, 2022
Karen has been exceptionally caring and listens very carefully to what I am saying. I feel she is helping me work through some recent difficulties by letting me have a voice and be "heard"as well as pointing out why I might be reacting in certain ways. She is really skilled at helping you understand behaviors and ways of dealing with them. I think she is more compassionate than other providers I've seen and Is dedicated to helping to identify issues and work through them. I feel I can be honest with her and I don't have to worry that she will judge me or be critical. She gently guides you through exploring feelings and responses that I've lived with for a long time.
Reviewed on May 6, 2022
Dr. Hurley has been so helpful. I've made more progress with her in the last two years than I did in a decade with other therapists.
Reviewed on May 3, 2022
I have experienced a great amount of healing under Dr. Hurley's care. I have been in therapy for decades and never knew what professionalism & boundaries looked & felt like in the therapy setting until working with her. It has been a safe and empowering experience. I feel more hopeful for my future now than ever because of my work with her.
Reviewed on May 2, 2022
Dr. Karem Hurley is amazing. She has changed my life for the better. Given me hope and ways to deal with all I and my family have to deal with.
Reviewed on Feb 2, 2022
Dr. Hurley has helped me make great strides. She's very knowledgeable and very compassionate. I wouldn't have made the improvements I have without her.
Reviewed on Feb 1, 2022
My time with Dr. Hurley is always healing and I come away from it feeling better. I have made a huge amount of progress with her in life and as a person.
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