Karen M. Sheehan: Growing Up in a Military Family


Karen Sheehan grew up in a military family that traveled constantly throughout her childhood. But no matter where in the world they lived, her mother always made it home.

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I am a Social Worker at the VA Medical Center, Albany, NY. I work with combat veterans with PTSD.¶ ¶ Nov. 2012 updated bio: Karen M. Sheehan was born an Army ‘brat’ in Cambridge, England. Her family moved throughout the United States and Europe until she was 15; they returned to Chester County, Pennsylvania when her father went to Vietnam. Ms. Sheehan attended the State University of New York, earning a BA in Psychology and a Master’s Degree in Social Work. She has been a psychotherapist in agency and private practice for over 20 years. Ms. Sheehan is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Program Manager at the VA Medical Center in Albany, New York, working with combat veterans and their families.