K & M Center Story

In 1993 Dr. Karen Fried and Dr. Melissa Mullin were each beginning private practices in educational therapy, when a mutual friend introduced them.

Karen Fried PsyD and Melissa Mullin PhDMelissa and Karen’s educational background and training blended together to offer the latest research in learning theory and practice, along with developmental learning theory and methodology. Together they offer a unique view on the remediation of learning differences, and began training educational specialists to work at their center.

Karen and Melissa’s mission statement is to help students learn to their potential. That mission has not changed over the years. Each child that comes to the K & M Center is seen as an individual with his or her own learning style and unique talents. Each child has a treatment plan created just for him to address the areas that need remediation. Melissa and Karen work with parents and teachers to create a plan that will work for the child.

Having a Center allows Karen and Melissa the resources to invest time and resources to research and provide the latest research based programs in all areas of cognitive processing and academic skills.  They continually look for, and acquire, programs that will benefit their students.

Helping children learn and do well in school, and life, is a rewarding career that continues to motivate Melissa and Karen to provide the best learning center possible.

Our People Make All The Difference!

Karen Fried, PsyDKaren Fried holds a doctorate in psychology from Ryokan College. She received master’s degrees in both Human Development and in Clinical Psychology, as well as a Certificate in Educational Therapy, from the College for Developmental Studies. A licensed MFT, she has practiced educational therapy and psychotherapy for over 15 years.


Melissa Mullin, PhD.Melissa Mullin holds both a master’s and doctoral degree in Education with an emphasis on Educational Psychology from UCLA. She has practiced as an Educational Psychologist for over 15 years.

In keeping with our philosophy of attending to the whole child–including cognitive, academic, social and emotional aspects–the K & M Center offers each student the unique benefit of developing a one-on-one alliance with a trusted Educational Specialist who is supportive, expertly trained, and professionally objective.

Learn more about us: www.kandmcenter.com


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