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About Me

I am a Clinical Social Worker licensed in Connecticut over 15 years of experience working as a Social Worker and Clinician. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, PTSD, chronic and persistent mental illness, self esteem issues, relationship issues and life changes. I have worked extensively with military members (Active Duty and Veterans) and have also helped many people who have experienced physical trauma or emotional abuse (both combat and non-combat related).

My therapy style is warm and interactive. I believe in treating anyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. My approach is always trauma informed, and I use Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Trauma informed approach (ARC Trained), and Mind Body Resiliency (MBRT) Master Trainer. I am committed to being Client focused and strengths based. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs.

It takes courage to seek a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards change. If you are ready to take that step, I am here to support and empower you.

I look forward to working with you!


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Self esteem
  • Depression
  • Coaching
Also experienced in:
Addictions , LGBT , Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Eating disorders , Sleeping disorders , Parenting issues , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Coping with life changes , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 15

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LCSW #58.008134 (Expires: 2022-11-30)


Reviews

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

Written by M.A. on May 05, 2022 after therapy with Karen for 4 months on issues concerning intimacy-related issues, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

Karen is wonderful. She is so easy to talk to and offers insight in a way I never feel judged. I'm so lucky to have her.

Written by R.A. on Apr 10, 2022 after therapy with Karen for 3 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, and coaching

She’s amazing.

Written by D.A. on Mar 28, 2022 after therapy with Karen for 2 weeks on issues concerning self esteem, relationship issues, and coping with life changes

Karen is very understanding and attentive to my words and emotions. Her questions are pointed to the core issues I want to tackle. The session flow is optimal and allows to soal in new information. I feel understood and appreciate every technique that Karen shares with me.

Written by A.N. on Mar 24, 2022 after therapy with Karen for 3 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, and coping with life changes

I look forward to my time with Karen every week. She creates a space where I can share my thoughts, feelings and experiences, without judgement. She is present and empathetic, knowledgeable and gentle. She makes me feel heard and understood, and always gives me the tools to do some tough inner work. She’s amazing - can’t stress it enough

Written by K.A. on Mar 22, 2022 after therapy with Karen for 4 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, coping with life changes, trauma and abuse, and intimacy-related issues

Karen has been nothing but sweet and supportive. She listens to everything very well and knows when to be sensitive to cultural differences (my family is from the Philippines). After each session I feel heard and validated

Written by K.A. on Mar 17, 2022 after therapy with Karen for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, parenting issues, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

I have been working with Karen for around four months I believe now. She has helped me find different techniques to cope with anxiety to help me find which is best for me. She also helped me conquer some grief I was having after the loss of a loved one. She is very supportive, compassionate, intelligent, and I could go on for days about good things to say about her as a Therapist. Karen is the second therapist I have worked with on BetterHelp and I will never use another. She has helped me be not only a better person but most importantly she has helped find out the person I want to be. She has really changed my life for the better. BetterHelp is really lucky to have a therapist as good as her on their team. She is definitely a asset.

Written by M.A. on Mar 12, 2022 after therapy with Karen for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, grief, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, and adhd

Amazing therapist. She’s helped me a lot these past few months! She has a great energy and the kindest smile and you can tell she cares a lot about you❤️

Written by B.B. on Mar 05, 2022 after therapy with Karen for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, self esteem, and compassion fatigue

I absolutely love Karen she's flipping amazing. This is the 1st time in my life I've had someone to talk to about my mental health that has just been absolutely perfect in every way.

Written by J.O. on Mar 04, 2022 after therapy with Karen for 4 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, depression, self esteem, relationship issues, adhd, career difficulties, sleeping disorders, and parenting issues

Karen is a very sweet therapist, and she is very understanding and knows how to handle the topics we speak about thoroughly.

Written by S.A. on Feb 26, 2022 after therapy with Karen for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and adhd

She helped me understand my bodily functions during my pre greiving stages when I was thinking about leaving work and I had no idea what was going on with my body and mind at the time.

Written by J.O. on Feb 10, 2022 after therapy with Karen for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

Karen is extremely personable, patient and kind. I felt listened to and she provided me with really great resources and materials for working through / processing my feelings

Written by M.I. on Jan 23, 2022 after therapy with Karen for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and self esteem

Karen is the best therapist I have had. I love doing therapy online — Karen and this site have greatly improved my life!

Written by F.E. on Nov 28, 2021 after therapy with Karen for 2 weeks on issues concerning lgbt, trauma and abuse, grief, and career difficulties

Karen is extremely knowledgeable and effective in her therapy practice. Right away, Karen has been able to help me sore out where I’d like to begin in my therapy journey and offers a variety of tools to support me with my goals. I’ve seen other therapist in the past that felt more like passive participants in the therapy process whereas Karen really does feel more like a teammate and guide who genuinely cares. Totally recommend.

Written by T.R. on Nov 10, 2021 after therapy with Karen for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, and adhd

Very professional, compassionate, great listener, stays engaged.