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Karen Bridwell, LCPC

Stress, Anxiety Trauma, Abuse Anger management Self esteem, Motivation
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About me

Karen is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC) in the state of Illinois. She received her Master’s Degree in Clinical Professional Psychology from Roosevelt University, and she is also a member of the American Counseling Association (ACA), the American Association of Christian Counselors (AACC), and the Illinois Mental Health Counselors Association (IMHCA).

Karen is an individual with strong personal and professional ethics with a reputation for competency in counseling. One of her key strengths is her interpersonal skills, as she is recognized as a person others are comfortable approaching for guidance. She excels in helping clients pursue and achieve their goals through education and redirection in a safe, respectful, and supportive environment, and she does so with a nonjudgmental approach, honesty, and a servant’s heart.

Karen’s specialties include anxiety disorders such as generalized anxiety, panic disorders, panic disorder with agoraphobia, specific phobias, post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD). Another area she specializes in is mood disorders such as depression and bipolar disorder. She also has significant experience in counseling victims suffering from the effects of trauma including domestic abuse, domestic violence, sexual abuse, and sexual assault. In addition, she is well equipped to help people experiencing the effects of issues such as anger, grief, impulse control challenges, relational issues, self-esteem, and self-injury. Other areas of experience she possesses include couples counseling, counseling adolescents and their families, and she has also assisted individuals facing life altering health issues and their families.

Please contact our office to make an appointment with Karen at 224.578.5548.

Professional experience

16yrs in practice
Stress, Anxiety Trauma, Abuse Anger management Self esteem, Motivation

Clinical approaches: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT)

Services offered

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License information

IL LCPC 180007734


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

Karen is a Godsend to me.
I was in a crisis situation and I was given the tools to step back and separate my emotions to see the situation for what it really is. I feel empowered to make healthy decisions for myself. I still have a way to go but am grateful Karen is there with an open heart, wisdom and practical tools to help me. E counseling does work!

Thank you

Written on Jul 15, 2015 after therapy with Karen for 3 weeks