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Karen Fischer, LMFT, LMHC

Relationships Family conflicts Career difficulties Coping with life changes Coaching
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About me

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!

Professional experience

25yrs in practice
Relationships Family conflicts Career difficulties Coping with life changes Coaching

Additional areas of focus: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Depression, Abandonment, Communication problems, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, Divorce and separation, Domestic Violence, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Forgiveness, Midlife crisis, Money and financial issues, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Women's issues, Workplace issues

Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Gottman Method, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy

Services offered

Live Chat

License information

IN LMFT 35001390A

IN LMHC 39000166A


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

She has messaged and asked me how things were going. She obviously takes her work seriously. She has given me homework. She is a straight shooter but not belittling. She laughed at something I said but I have laughed about it too!! I have nothing bad to say about Karen.

Written on Apr 08, 2024 after therapy with Karen for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and anger management

Karen is thoughtful and checks in with me often. I can tell she genuinely cares about how I am doing.

Written on Apr 05, 2024 after therapy with Karen for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, grief, eating disorders, and self esteem

Karen has been very attentive.
Seems to know very well when to stay quiet and listen and when to interject.

Shes economic with her questions that seem to quickly add a realization and clarity and direction. that is timely to the process.

She seems to have good notes and be able to remember details of our conversations to quickly refer to or reference.

I feel especially privileged to have her.

Written on Mar 14, 2024 after therapy with Karen for 9 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, and adhd

Karen is a wonderful therapist who responds to my communications, is always helpful and quick to respond giving me options on how I want to communicate. I often prefer messaging because of the time zone difference it is easier. I would highly recommend Karen particularly if you are a female expat.

Written on Mar 11, 2024 after therapy with Karen for 2 years and 4 months on issues concerning intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and coaching

I've known many memtal health professionals over the years and Karen is one of the best. She has a great mind for the big picture and offers a logical approach. She actively participates in a minimal, unobtrusive and intelligent way and shes incredibly wise. She literally feels like that older person we all need in our lives who can show us why we are feeling insane at any given moment and how to confidently confront the causes of those feelings. BTW I went through four therapists here before I was lucky enough to find Karen. Karen, you're awesome!

Written on Mar 03, 2024 after therapy with Karen for 2 months on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, and intimacy-related issues

Karen is great. She gives the perfect balance of validating your feelings and experiences but also being direct when you're in the wrong and HOW to fix that which I really appreciate. I can talk to her about anything and she will help me see and use the logical side of my brain. Definitely recommend her!

Written on Dec 21, 2023 after therapy with Karen for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and relationship issues