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Karen Fischer, LMFT, LMHC

Relationship issues Family conflicts Anger management 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

Additional areas of focus: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Grief, Sleeping disorders, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Depression, Coping with life changes, Abandonment, Codependency, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, Divorce and Separation, Domestic Violence, Expats, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, First Responder Issues, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Impulsivity, Infidelity, Jealousy, Life Purpose, Midlife Crisis, 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: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Gottman Method, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy

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.

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

Karen was a great listener and has helped me navigate difficult periods of anxiety in my life and get back to normal. Highly recommended

Written on Jan 26, 2023 after therapy with Karen for 4 years and 3 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, sleeping disorders, self esteem, and career difficulties

Karen has been great, she offers an understanding ear and gives good advice. She responds very quickly.

Written on Nov 18, 2022 after therapy with Karen for 1 year and 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and relationship issues

She’s amazing and listens to what I have to say, and she offers her advice on how to help correct the situation and behaviors and it’s been a major help with everything

Written on Nov 17, 2022 after therapy with Karen for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, self esteem, and adhd

Always thoughtful and unbiased in her answers. Helped me to be happier and away from toxic environments for over 2 years.

I have blossomed into a happier person. Highly recommend.

Written on Oct 20, 2022 after therapy with Karen for 2 years and 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, sleeping disorders, self esteem, and career difficulties

Karen is more then I even imagined
I wanted a someone who would challenge my beliefs and offer me new perspectives.. give me homework to listen to and read so I can progress .. I didn’t just want someone to b vent to
Karen was amazing with providing me with all the info
Life changing experience

Thank you so much Karen

Written on Aug 22, 2022 after therapy with Karen for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, relationship issues, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue