MEET THE BAYVIEW TEAM
Massage Therapist & Yoga Instructor
Karen Haas. LMT & E-RYT-500
Karen H. offers massage therapy by appointment, and teaches yoga classes at Bayview. She began exploring alternative medical modalities after she was diagnosed with a "chronic" medical condition in her early thirties--from which she is fully healed. She is a NY State Licensed Massage Therapist, and a certified Yoga Instructor with 500 hours of training and more than 2000 hours of teaching experience. Karen earned a masters' degree in Public Communications from Syracuse University and is retired from a career in technical communications consulting. She and her husband, Dan Larson, started Bayview Wellness Center in 2011.
Karen Lesko, LMT
Karen L. offers massage therapy by appointment, and is available at Bayview on select Sundays. She is a skilled, very experienced therapist and provides deep work in a gentle way. She is a NY State Licensed Massage Therapist, and an Athletic Trainer with a bachelor's degree in Biology & Psychology. She has been working full time as a Massage Therapist for decades, including 10 years of working in a physical therapy practice. Karen L. lives with her husband and two children in Fair Haven.
Licensed Clinical Social Worker
Amanda Sears, LCSW
Amanda is a NY State Licensed Clinical Social Worker with substantial clinical experience serving youth, adults, and families. She offers in-person mental health counseling to clients at Bayview by appointment. She also offers telehealth appointments.
Amanda earned a master's degree in social work from Syracuse University, and has spent the last 14 years working for an agency providing mental health treatment to children and adolescents in a residential setting. She has experience working with folks experiencing a variety of symptoms and diagnoses. Amanda is trained in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Dialectical Behavior Therapy. Amanda grew up in our community and still lives in the area with her husband and family.
Licensed Mental Health Counselor
Jennifer Hawkins, LMHC
Jennifer is a NY State Licensed Mental Health Counselor with more than 6 years of clinical experience serving youth, adults and families. She offers in-person mental health counseling to vaccinated clients at Bayview by appointment. She also offers telehealth services.
Jennifer earned her masters' degree in Mental Health Counseling from SUNY Oswego. She has spent the last several years working for an agency providing mental health treatment to elementary school-aged children struggling with a variety of symptoms and diagnoses, including ADHD, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Anxiety, Depression, and others.
Jennifer is a graduate of Red Creek High School and lives with her husband and two small children in Sterling.