Karen Abear


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 the last 6 years. I have helped people rebuild their lives and overcome low self-esteem, trauma and abuse, depression and anxiety, codependency issues, compassion fatigue, parenting concerns, LGBTQ concerns, unemployment and overcoming other life challenges. I would love to work with you to help you live a healthier, and happier life.

The frequency with which you can have access to a counselor to work through day to day emotions and problem solving is extremely beneficial for most and a nice change from traditional outpatient counseling. I check my messages a twice a day and respond twice per day. I offer messaging between sessions, and offer phone sessions, live chat, and live video sessions only. I have openings Monday thru Saturday accommodate your schedule.

I see all faiths, but I am not a Christian counselor. If you are specifically seeking a Christian counselor then please make sure you let BetterHelp know that is your preference. My counseling style is warm and interactive. I believe in treating anyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion, and I don't believe in stigmatizing labels. My approach combines cognitive-behavioral, humanistic, psychodynamic and rational-emotive counseling. 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 look forward to working with you!

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


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


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