Karen Seroussi D.O.

Dr. Seroussi founded the clinic Vibrant Minds to provide Mental healthcare for the children, adolescents and adults in central Texas. Dr. Seroussi is a diplomat of the Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, and member of multiple professional societies both locally and nationally.  

Dr. Seroussi comes to Child Psychiatry as a second career, after a strong background in attachment-based child development. She practiced in a field that supported the healthy interaction of parents and children. For many years, Dr. Seroussi taught both individuals and small groups as well as spoke at parent education conferences on subjects such as toddler discipline, healthy sleep and other early childhood topics.  She also provided support to women as an IBCLC, helping with breastfeeding difficulties.

This grew into a commitment to have the tools to help more families, leading to medical school after her own children were school-age. During Medical School, Dr. Seroussi became the only medical student to teach a course for her fellow students entitled "Parent-skills for Pediatricians" so that these Pediatricians-in-training could learn the basics of parent education.

Dr. Seroussi has experience working with the full range of psychiatric diagnosis and treatment, including medication, various therapies and alternative options. She has particular specialization for women and children. This includes working with children and families, especially birth – 13 years old and adolescent girls; providing family support and behavioral interventions. She also specializes in psychiatric care for pregnant, post-partum and breastfeeding moms.

Dr. Seroussi envisions a behavioral health and wellness clinic that understands the challenges that sometimes come along. She looks at each person with a confidence that they can reach their best potential by working with their own inherent strengths and resilience when combined with appropriate help and support.

  • Undergraduate Education: University of Florida, Gainesville, FL
    • BS in Agriculture/Animal Sciences
  • Medical School: Des Moines University College of Osteopathic Medicine, Des Moines, IA
  • General Psychiatry Residency: University of Texas Southwestern, Austin TX
  • Child & Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship: University of Texas Southwestern, Austin, TX
 

From the Desk of Dr. Seroussi:

"I like to approach each person or family who seeks help at Vibrant Minds as a part of a bigger picture. You (or your child) are the center of this situation, but there are several layers, other pieces to your psyche, environment and daily routine. These are often part of the current issue, maybe subtly, and also can be considered when working on a treatment plan. As such, I will ask you to share your values and priorities, diet and exercise, any other health issues, daily activities, support system, etc. as comfortable."

"When we get to treatment planning, my primary philosophy is that you are the author of your own (or child’s) life, the expert on yourself or child and your personal journey to wellness. I will discuss your priorities and goals and then give my professional recommendations. We will then work together on how that to best apply a treatment plan to your circumstances. I am your consultant (as the kids would say), NOT your boss."