What is hope? It is the fuel that powers change. Whether good or bad, change is constant. How we react to change stimulates interaction with others creating consequences that affects our world.
Hi, my name is Karen. I have a BS in Religion, a MA in Marriage and Family Therapy and I am licensed in the state of North Carolina as a Clinical Mental Health Counselor. My approach to helping people is Eclectic Therapy. I integrate multiple psychotherapies from a variety of disciplines to customize the best possible therapeutic process for each unique client. Whether using a single treatment or a combination of treatments, each counseling session, each treatment plan is adapted to the needs of each individual client, depending on their problem.
I have worked with clients in many venues: hospital, private practice, outpatient facility, crisis line. I have treated and co-treated numerous problems: schizophrenia, bi-polar, GAD, PTSD, ODD, OCD, family, marriage and couple relationship issues, pornography, grief, caregiver burnout, substance use, addictions, career changes, trauma, abuse, and more.
Asking for help is not always easy but it can be extremely rewarding. I hope when we connect that my training, experiences and style is the right fit for you.
Additional areas of focus: Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Intimacy-related issues, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Blended Family Issues, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Codependency, Commitment Issues, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, Dependent Personality, Divorce and Separation, Domestic Violence, Emptiness, Family Problems, First Responder Issues, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Hospice and End of Life Counseling, Infidelity, Isolation / Loneliness, Jealousy, Life Purpose, Midlife Crisis, Money and Financial Issues, Multicultural Concerns, Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Postpartum Depression, Post-traumatic Stress, Prejudice and Discrimination, Process addiction (porn, exercise, gambling), Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Harm, Self-Love, Sex Addiction, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Sexual Dysfunction, Sexuality, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Women's Issues, Workplace Issues, Young Adult Issues
Clinical approaches: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Existential Therapy, Gottman Method, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
NC LCMHC 13136
Motherly to me. Advices are realistic and helpful.
Written on Aug 25, 2023 after therapy with Karen for 11 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, sleeping disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, coaching, and adhd
Karen reminds me of family. She perfectly understands my problems because she has so many years of expertise in the areas where I struggle. I'm really grateful for her taking away a lot of stress and giving me good coping skills that are practical and actually help.
Written on Jul 26, 2023 after therapy with Karen for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, self esteem, and coping with life changes
She REALLY listens and offers usable suggestions!
Written on Jul 12, 2023 after therapy with Karen for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, grief, self esteem, and coping with life changes
3 weeks in and I am very happy with Ms Cauthen !
Written on May 03, 2023 after therapy with Karen for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, grief, and compassion fatigue
She’s awesome. I respect anyone that is straight to the point and makes me think about why I do what I’m doing. I would recommend her to anyone.
Written on Apr 30, 2023 after therapy with Karen for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, intimacy-related issues, anger management, and bipolar disorder
Karen is a fantastic woman with great advice. Sessions with her feel equivalent to speaking to a very wise friend. I appreciate her support and welcome her biblical wisdom into our sessions which makes the richness of our talks much greater. I highly recommend her.
Written on Apr 22, 2023 after therapy with Karen for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, self esteem, and coping with life changes