Hello, I am Karen and I have over 20 years of experience as a marriage and family therapist (LMFT) and mental health counselor (LMHC). Helping people improve their quality of life is my passion! To help with immediate relief, I work from Solution Focused Brief Therapy and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) orientation to empower you and get you moving in the direction you desire. I am also trained in Family Systems Theory which takes a comprehensive approach to addressing issues for the long term. I am happy to meet you where you are and go at your pace whether that is baby steps toward a goal or dealing with sudden, massive life changes. I can help you see things from a different perspective by asking thought provoking questions. I like to emphasize your strengths while supporting you learning new skills and can be very direct when needed. Together, we will determine together what you want and need to achieve your goals.
Personally, I am from the Midwest and have enjoyed living in New England and Southern California as well as Florida. I have learned to appreciate how different those cultures are. I have diverse work experience having worked in management in Corporate America as well in startups and family owned businesses. I enjoy traveling, am very social and strive to keep myself physically and emotionally healthy.
I will always reply to your messages within 24 hours. I will always let you know if I am going to be offline for longer extended periods of time. I would enjoy meeting you and helping you in this chapter of your life. Let's get to work!
Additional areas of focus: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Family conflicts, Grief, Self esteem, Coping with life changes, Abandonment, Attachment Issues, Codependency, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, Divorce and Separation, Domestic Violence, Expats, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Impulsivity, Infidelity, Isolation / Loneliness, Jealousy, Midlife Crisis, Money and Financial Issues, Mood Disorders, Paranoia, Post-traumatic Stress, Process addiction (porn, exercise, gambling), Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), 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), Gottman Method, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Internal Family Systems
IN LMFT 35001390A
IN LMHC 39000166A
Karen has been a diamond in the rough. I’ve had the hardest time finding the right therapist who is understanding, compassionate but direct, practical, and able to apply her professional lens to the things I share with her. I feel so understood by her and she’s provided helpful resources and worksheets that I’ve used time and time again, whether it be to practice fighting well with my husband or looking inwardly at unhealthy behaviors and where they might root from (as well as how to combat them). I highly recommend Karen and BetterHelp as an affordable therapy channel!
Written on Aug 21, 2023 after therapy with Karen for 5 months on issues concerning depression, relationship issues, and anger management
Karen is great, attentive, and always messages to ask about me! She is a good listener and really tells you how it is. And that’s always a good thing to have from your therapist.
Written on Jul 10, 2023 after therapy with Karen for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd
I have just started with Karen so it is hard to do review. I can say she is easy to talk to and I trust her . In my book that is very important.
Written on Jun 16, 2023 after therapy with Karen for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, and anger management
Karen is awesome!
Written on Apr 14, 2023 after therapy with Karen for 6 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, sleeping disorders, self esteem, and career difficulties
Karen is great! She is very professional and offers a lot of good advice and perspective. I’ve only been working with her for 2.5wks now and I can say I’m very thankful to have found her. She is very attentive and her communication is great.. very proactive!!
Written on Mar 13, 2023 after therapy with Karen for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, coping with life changes, coaching, and adhd
Karen has utterly changed my life, without her expertise, knowledge, and understanding I would not have gotten through the difficult time I was having. She is highly intellectual, well educated, very experienced, and has a nurturing side to her all wrapped together. I consider myself extremely lucky to have found someone like herself to help me through such a difficult time. Gratefully, Nashville
Written on Feb 08, 2023 after therapy with Karen for 2 years and 7 months on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, parenting issues, and anger management