Thank you for visiting my profile. I am so encouraged that you have taken the most important step toward addressing issues of concern, the first step. My name is Karen Eldridge. I joined the counseling field a little late in life though many would tell you that makes me experienced at this thing we call life with its' many twists and turns, good times and bad. I believe that my life experience, and work in other professions has prepared me to walk with clients to address a wide variety of concerns. I use a wide paint brush so to speak of my counseling style that is centered solely on genuineness, responsibility and accountability. I want my clients to be as comfortable talking to me as they would to their closest, and most trusted friend rather than a professional so very far away. I believe that together we can push aside the fear and embarrassment that too many people associate with therapy to develop a collaborative partnership to discover hidden desires and talents that will allow you to live your life with purpose and passion.
I obtained my Bachelor of Science in Psychology from The University of Virginia's College at Wise and a Master's in Counseling from Lindsey Wilson College. I have a PhD in Psychology from Capella University. I earned my National Certified Counselor (NCC) designation in 2013, and Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) designation in April 2019. I have experience counseling adults and couples. In my free time I enjoy reading and spending time with my family.
Additional areas of focus: Addictions, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, Blended Family Issues, Infidelity
Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy
VA LPC 0701008257
Karen is so personable, easy to talk with and very helpful! I highly recommend her!
Written on Jul 15, 2023 after therapy with Karen for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, self esteem, and adhd
A wonderful guide and a great listening ear for navigating the ups and downs of life.
Written on Jun 03, 2023 after therapy with Karen for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, career difficulties, and coaching
Karen is incredible. Our first session, she asked great questions to get to know me better and created a safe space to share details with her. She’s so respectful, listens intently, and holds me accountable in moments when I need it which was very important for me. She also validates my feelings/experiences. I love that she incorporates Christian based principles in our sessions, too! I look forward to my journey of healing and the guidance that Karen is providing.
Written on Nov 22, 2022 after therapy with Karen for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, parenting issues, and coping with life changes