Karen Brooks

(MSSW, LCSW)

About Me

I have more than 20 years of experience working in educational and mental health settings, including working with children, adolescents, adults/adolescents with disabilities, developmental delay (Autism Spectrum) and hospice patients (including families navigating grief and loss). I am eclectic in my approach, customizing treatment to meet individual needs and utilizing a strength based approach. My style is direct and empowering. I like to have a focus in therapy and bring it to an end when we've achieved your goals.

You can become confident in your ability to manage stress, develop effective coping skills, improve your relationships while choosing to embrace life.

Modalities utilized are: Cognitive behavior therapy (CBT); brief solution-focused therapy, Mindfulness – based (MBCT), Person-Centered, Play therapy/Artistic Expression, Enneagram, Solution Focused Brief (FBT), Strength-Based and trauma-informed approaches.

I believe people have the capacity to change if provided a safe environment in which to recognize and overcome obstacles or barriers to personal happiness. I am passionate about seeing people experience freedom and seeing lives healed.

Over the past 20 years in the Mental Health field, I have had the privilege to walk with individuals and couples through difficult times. This experience has given me the perspective that even though we may face extraordinary challenges, if provided with the right tools and understanding, overcoming becomes natural.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Grief
  • Parenting issues
  • Self esteem
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
Addictions , Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Trauma and abuse , Intimacy-related issues , Eating disorders , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Coping with life changes , Compassion fatigue , ADHD
Years of Experience: 20

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LCSW #27768 (Expires: 2021-10-31)


Reviews

Written by S.T. on Jun 17, 2020 after counseling with Karen for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, career difficulties, and adhd

Karen is a wonderful listener and is very empathetic and positive. She was extremely supportive and gave wonderful advice.

Written by A.N. on Jun 11, 2020 after counseling with Karen for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, eating disorders, self esteem, and career difficulties

Karen is an excellent counselor and support! She is a wonderful listener and is encouraging, supportive and honest. She's great!