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Andrea Karr, LCSW

Stress, Anxiety Anger management Self esteem Depression
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About me

Hello! My name is Andrea, and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. I like to say that I have been a social worker throughout all my jobs, starting as a library assistant in my hometown as a teen. In this position, I encountered many people who needed personal guidance and connections to resources and knew then, this was something wanted to be able to help people with. I explored several career paths in college before landing on social work. All of them revealed the common thread of helping people get the supports they needed to be successful in their lives and community. I recognized my personal mission was to help others be able to be in their best place.

As a social worker, I have had the opportunity to work in a variety of settings with a variety of people. Let me share a few of these experiences with you so you have some insight into my attitudes about therapy and recovery. I have worked with families with addiction issues whose children were in DFS custody. My role was to address barriers that stood in the way of families being reunited and having positive futures.  I learned a great deal about generational patterns of dysfunctional behaviors, effects of trauma, and addiction. It was rewarding work to help families find a way to become whole and healthy. I have worked with individuals who have committed violent crimes which helped me gain perspective about who people are, and who they want to be. It has helped solidify my belief that people can gain insight, find hope, and change if there is a desire to do so.  I have also worked at an inpatient psychiatric hospital for several years. This was one of my favorite positions as people who were admitted were usually experiencing a crisis and needed immediate help. In my position there, I was able to offer intensive therapy, assist with access to appropriate medication, worked on immediate problem solving, and arranged continued supports once they were discharged. Many of the people reported that they left the hospital feeling BETTER and more hopeful when looking forward to the future.   Most recently, I have worked as an outpatient therapist. I have especially enjoyed working with individuals with anger issues, anxiety and mood disorders, OCD, and personality disorders. I enjoy working with all ages. My therapy approach varies depending on what the individual needs, but my favorite approaches are dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT), acceptance commitment therapy (ACT), and cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT). 

I look forward to knowing your story and how I might help you with any challenges you may be encountering!

Professional experience

3yrs in practice

Additional areas of focus: LGBT, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue, Codependency, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder (DMDD), Impulsivity, Mood Disorders, Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Personality Disorders, Self-Love, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Young Adult Issues

Clinical approaches: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy

License information

MO LCSW 2020031551


These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Andrea Karr. We don't pay anyone to provide their review and they are all made voluntarily. Some people's experience receiving therapy with BetterHelp might be different.

Andrea is a fantastic listener, very easy to talk to and gives great insight and advice. She has helped me become better equipped to face life challenges.

Written on Oct 28, 2022 after therapy with Andrea for 7 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

Andrea is great and creates a chill environment in which we can discuss any issues I may be having without feeling judged.

Written on Jun 24, 2022 after therapy with Andrea for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, grief, sleeping disorders, self esteem, and career difficulties

Andrea is very responsive and always has good ideas that help my on my journey.

Written on May 19, 2022 after therapy with Andrea for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, eating disorders, parenting issues, and anger management

A lovely therapist that has helped me through some tough mental states.

Written on May 06, 2022 after therapy with Andrea for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, depression, self esteem, family conflicts, and coping with life changes

Ms. Karr is a very caring, thoughtful, and open minded therapist. She gives great feedback and sends articles to help guide you to the answers you need regarding your situation. I feel very connected with her and comfortable being vulnerable about what I’ve experienced and need to work on. I would recommend her to anyone who is wanting to grow and learn more about themselves. She is amazing!

Written on Apr 22, 2022 after therapy with Andrea for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd