About Karen Nisenson

Karen Nisenson
Executive Director, Women Empowering Women Institute (WEW)

Karen Nisenson has been in the field of Creative Arts Therapy for 35 years as both a Teacher and a Therapist. Her training as a classical pianist and education in music and arts has given Karen the creative freedom and flexibility to help special needs individuals discover their potential for self expression, self awareness and personal growth.

In 2000, she established Arts For Healing, a 501 c3 non profit that served as a conduit to ensure arts therapy services were offered to individual clients, schools, institutions, hospitals and elderly care centers in New Canaan, CT and throughout Fairfield  County. Karen also served as Director and became involved in the day-to-day operations of the organization. After providing assistance to the community for 25 years, Arts For Healing merged with Concordia College Conservatory in 2019. Presently, it is a department within the organization where Arts Therapy programs continue to thrive.

Her past experience as Founder of a non profit organization, as well as Karen’s own journey as a single parent of five children, has given her a deep understanding of how to overcome obstacles, as well as achieve personal empowerment and growth. She is a testament to the power of transformation and healing. Karen’s experience overseeing a non profit has provided her a solid foundation to move Women Empowering Women Institute (WEW) forward. She is committed to seeing all women discover their potential and live the life they were meant to live.

Karen has a BS from Hunter College, a BA and MM in Piano Performance from the Juilliard School and an MA in Music Therapy from New York University.