Karen Abear

(LMHC)

About Me

Thank you for reaching out! I am Karen, and I am a seasoned clinician with over 8 years of experience in the field of mental health services. I finished graduate school, (2011) (LMHC). The bulk of my work has consisted of helping rebuild lives of people struggling with Substance Use Disorder. I have helped people rebuild their lives and overcome low self-esteem, trauma and abuse, depression and anxiety, codependency issues, compassion fatigue, LGBTQ concerns, simpifying your life and how to let go of things that no longer serve your highest purpose.

Learn about self love and acceptance, constructive anger, taking responsibility for your self care, valuing yourself, and making yourself a priority. I would love to work with you to help you to create a lifestyle for yourself that creates more happiness in your life and fun.

I offer phone sessions, live chat, and live video sessions. I have openings Monday thru Saturday and a few hours on Sundays to accommodate your schedule. I answer messages during daytime hours up until 8:00 pm then I will get back with your the following day. My counseling style is warm and interactive. I believe in treating anyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. My approach combines cognitive-behavioral, humanistic, psychodynamic, rational-emotive counseling, and I incorporate alternative healing modalities as well. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. It takes courage to seek for a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards a change. If you are ready to take that step I am here to support and empower you.

I understand that the service provided through BetterHelp is not intended for crisis situations and urgent needs. In a crisis situation, I agree to call 911 or local emergency services, or visit the nearest emergency room. Information shared with my counselor is confidential except in the following circumstances: If I present as a danger to myself or others, mandated reporting of abuse of children or elders. I am unable to sign letters or give away your personal information please reach out to contact@betterhelp.com for further clarification. Please refer to your primary doctor or legal representative for those supports.

I look forward to working with you!


SPECIALTIES
Addictions
Anger management
Self esteem
Coping with life changes
Also experienced in:
Stress, Anxiety , LGBT , Trauma and abuse , Career difficulties , Depression , Compassion fatigue , Grief and Loss
Years of Experience: 8


Specialties

  • Addictions
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Grief
  • Self esteem
  • Compassion fatigue
Also experienced in:
Stress, Anxiety , LGBT , Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Intimacy-related issues , Anger management , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Depression , Coping with life changes , Coaching , ADHD , Abandonment , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Existential Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 8

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LMHC #CMH0164481 (Expires: 2021-09-30)


Reviews

Written by B.R. on Jan 08, 2021 after counseling with Karen for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and self esteem

Karen is so kind and understanding. She always does her best to communicate clearly and give as many tools as she can to help me without overwhelming me. I greatly appreciate her.

Written by C.A. on Dec 29, 2020 after counseling with Karen for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, career difficulties, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd

She is one of the most supportive, compassionate, motivating therapists I’ve met. She compels me to grow, challenges my old mindsets, and reminds me that I am never alone in my battles.

Written by T.I. on Dec 22, 2020 after counseling with Karen for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Karen Abear has a way of making me feel like I matter even though I'm sure has plenty of other clients. She checks in if I haven't scheduled a session to make sure I'm doing ok. She makes me feel comfortable opening up about what's bothering me and things I need to work through. She offers great insight on all subject matters whether it's how to deal with day to day life tasks or things that I need help working through that are long term. I really feel like she cares about what I talk about and I never feel judged. She's quick to respond if I have questions and that is highly appreciated. I really enjoy our sessions and always feel way better after we talk.

Written by L.E. on Nov 27, 2020 after counseling with Karen for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes

I have loved working with Karen so far! I have tried many therapists and Karen has felt like the first true, great fit for me.
I really look forward to talking with her each week and appreciate the tools she provides me with after every session.

Written by A.L. on Nov 18, 2020 after counseling with Karen for 2 months on issues concerning lgbt

Karen is wonderful - respectful, patient, and understanding. She gives great, honest advice and will work with you to help be your better self. Don’t hesitate.

Written by A.R. on Nov 17, 2020 after counseling with Karen for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, grief, sleeping disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

Karen Abear has gone above and beyond for me, checks on me and makes sure all is well. Karen has made this whole process super comfortable for me, I’m so grateful to have a counselor like her in my life, truly appreciate her and BetterHelp.

Written by A.L. on Nov 15, 2020 after counseling with Karen for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, parenting issues, self esteem, and adhd

Wonderful way to get help and have access to a support in life.

Written by D.E. on Nov 02, 2020 after counseling with Karen for 2 weeks on issues concerning addictions, and relationship issues

Karen is very understanding and easy to open up to. This week will be my 3rd session and I can honestly say life has been so much better. Thank you Karen