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Karen Bludorn, LCSW

Stress, Anxiety Addictions Trauma and abuse Anger management Depression
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About me

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who has had the privilege of gaining experience in a variety of counseling settings. I offer individual and couples counseling. I provide a holistic approach to counseling by addressing your physical, mental, emotional, social, and spiritual needs. I approach therapy in a very integrative, client-centered manner to ensure the highest quality care is provided. I have experience working with individuals struggling with negative self-talk, challenging feelings and beliefs about the self, identity development, mood instability, substance use, anxiety, and history of trauma. I use a variety of therapeutic techniques that include cognitive-behavioral, dialectical behavioral, solution-focused, psychoeducational, trauma-informed, mindfulness, and more. I promote growth by offering a safe, accepting atmosphere so that you feel heard, validated, and empowered.

Professional experience

14yrs in practice

Additional areas of focus: Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Parenting issues, Self esteem, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Attachment Issues, Chronic Pain Illness and Disability, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Domestic Violence, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Family of Origin Issues, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Life Purpose, Mood Disorders, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Personality Disorders, Post-traumatic Stress, Process addiction (porn, exercise, gambling), Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Social Anxiety and Phobia, Women's Issues, Young Adult Issues

Clinical approaches: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Gottman Method, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

License information


UT LCSW 9201966-3501

AZ LCSW 15634


These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Karen Bludorn. 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.

Very professional and knowledgeable.

Written on Feb 11, 2023 after therapy with Karen for 11 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, grief, parenting issues, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and adhd

Karen is amazing !!!!!!!! I’ve only had one session with her and can’t wait to go back. Typically it can be hard to find someone fitting on the first try. She was great!!

Written on Sep 06, 2022 after therapy with Karen for 4 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, coping with life changes, and adhd

She is very kind and checks in with me often if she doesn't hear from me.

Written on Aug 10, 2022 after therapy with Karen for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, parenting issues, coping with life changes, and coaching

wonderful session

Written on Jul 26, 2022 after therapy with Karen for 3 weeks on issues concerning family conflicts, and anger management

I really enjoy and appreciate Karen’s gentleness and wisdom! Every session I walk away feeling a little sore from my personal healing but also encouraged and stronger from what Karen walked me through!

Written on Apr 11, 2022 after therapy with Karen for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, grief, sleeping disorders, self esteem, coping with life changes, and adhd

I’ve only briefly worked with a few other therapists, but Karen has been by far the most professional, knowledge-rich, comfortable, communicative therapy experience. I have no idea how she interacts with other clients, but our interactions feel very tailored to me. She created a great foundation for our communication by identifying how I give and receive information best, and it’s allowed the sessions to feel very productive. She has a plethora of resources, articles, and insights to offer that give me confidence in her expertise and allow me to understand my own mind and experience at a higher level. I’m also very reassured that she is “up to date” with new mental health data, research, and practice, and as a young woman in a world with experience and influence from the modern world, that is so very important! I’ve had therapists try to diagnose (or not diagnose) me by filling in generalized work sheets and checking boxes, and those methods often fail miserably when paired with my less conventional life experience. When I talk with Karen, I know she is taking the full scope of information I’ve given her to come to educated conclusions, and I trust that she’ll continue to adjust and add to her perception of me as I share with her further. I’m not sure what I expected before my first session with Karen, but I know she has exceeded my expectations in ways that I didn’t even know would be beneficial. If I could make any adjustments in therapy, I would simply increase my time with her. If you’re in search of a knowledgeable, empathetic, comfortable therapy experience, absolutely give Karen a try. If she’s not the right fit for you, she’ll be happy to help you identify what you may be looking for in a therapist/in your sessions; and that in itself is a service.

Written on Mar 07, 2022 after therapy with Karen for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, and adhd