I am a Therapist with over 10 years experience and 20+ years in mental health/crisis management. My approach is slow and gentle - I believe it takes time and comfort for a clinical relationship to grow and develop.
I specialize in Depression, Anxiety, aging, unexpected illness, Substance Abuse and needing time for self care.
I look forward to meeting you.
Karen Drake, LISW-S
Additional areas of focus: Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Grief, Eating disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Coping with life changes, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Blended Family Issues, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Chronic Pain Illness and Disability, Divorce and Separation, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Family Problems, Fatherhood Issues, First Responder Issues, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, HIV / AIDS, Hoarding, Infidelity, Isolation / Loneliness, Midlife Crisis, Mood Disorders, Paranoia, Polyamory / Nonmonogamous Relationships, Post-traumatic Stress, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Harm, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Traumatic Brain Injury, Women's Issues, Workplace Issues, Young Adult Issues
Clinical approaches: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
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Karen has been amazing and so helpful. I truly enjoyed working with her.
Written on Nov 29, 2022 after therapy with Karen for 3 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety
Karen is a great therapist who is helping me through some very traumatic childhood experiences.
Written on Dec 09, 2021 after therapy with Karen for 2 weeks on issues concerning family conflicts, and trauma and abuse
I have only met Karen once through online chat. But she has made some good points that has made me take a step back and reflect on changes that I need to do. I plan on continuing my therapy in hopes that I can over come everything that has happened to me that has lead me to therapy in the first place.
Written on Dec 04, 2021 after therapy with Karen for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, depression, self esteem, and relationship issues
Karen is understanding, honest, non judgmental, and comforting. I’ve had some terrible experiences with BetterHelp therapist and she is a diamond in the rough. I’m glad I was matched up with her
Written on Dec 01, 2021 after therapy with Karen for 2 weeks on issues concerning addictions