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 have lived in the Midwest as well as New England and Southern California and appreciate how different those cultures are. Also, I have worked in Corporate American and for small 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 and usually much faster than that. I will always let you know if I am going to be offline for longer than that. I would enjoy meeting you and helping you in this chapter of your life. Let's get to work!
- Relationship issues
- Self esteem
- Career difficulties
I also have experience in Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, LGBT, Family conflicts, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Sleeping disorders, Anger management
LMFT #35001390A (Expires: 2020-04-01)
LMHC #39000166A (Expires: 2020-04-01)
Karen has helped me with my anxiety so much. I’m so thankful to her and would recommend her to anyone struggling with anxiety. Thank you, Karen!
Caring, thoughtful and professional. I feel free to talk about anything that concerns me and appreciate her insight.
Karen listens very well and has an abundance of resources to help with many different situations.
She has been so helpful and provides ideas to handle situations appropriately.
Karen speaks very genuinely. I greatly appreciate her ability to be a listening ear with gentle advice or guidance. She is very kind and checks in often. I appreciate her constant positivity and encouragement.
Karen has helped me through a major change in my life. She was always available and at times adjusted her schedule to accommodate my schedule. I would highly recommend her.
Karen is a wonderful coach and has very good advise. I needed this in my life at this time. Thank you! Karen.
Great listener, always prompts me whenever she notices a period of silence just to check in. I feel good knowing that I can reach out to her at any time.
Karen's insights, patience, maturity and experience have all been brought to bear for my benefit. I am grateful.
I've never worked with a therapist before. I don't have any mental illnesses or familty trauma, so I assumed I wouldn't get much out of a therapist. However, as a frustrated single woman in her 30s, I reached out to Karen hoping that she could help me recognize and improve on some of my dating patterns. As a result of our messages and phone calls, I'm breaking out of self-limiting patterns. I'm approaching my dating life in a way that's way more healthy and fun, rather than gossipy and dramatic. It feels great, and Karen has been instrumental to that change. No amount of self-help books would have gotten me to this point. I strongly recommend Karen to anyone looking for an approachable, responsive, upbeat therapist who can help them better understand themselves.
I would recommend Karen to anyone in my life without a hesitation. She’s patient and kind, asks me great questions to get me thinking through things differently and to encourage me to engage in the conversation with her. She will send messages if I haven’t responded in a while, which is great for me to remember to touch base and get her input on what’s going on. Karen is very experienced and that is clear from the get.
Karen is a wonderful coach and has very good advise. I needed this in my life at this time. Thanks you! Karen.
Karen is thoughtful in her response to me. I feel respected, challenged, and supported.
I am grateful for Karen's time and patience. I am feeling more and more confident to open up and to confront what I have been ignoring for a very long time.
She listens and gives solutions. Totally recommended.
Karen is aware of my situation and offers great advice. It may not be what I want to hear but if it helps me thats all that matters and thats what makes a good counselor.
I really enjoy my sessions with Karen. I think she is understanding, compassionate and professional but she will always be honest and tell you the truth.
She if firm, but fair, engaging, open minded, honest and very caring!
She was very helpful and got me straight to the point, made me think before reacting.I would recommended Miss Fisher. Thank you so very much.
Karen is fantastic. She really well versed in her craft. She is an amazing counselor.
Karen has been a very supportive and consistent to my personal matters. She constantly checks in and listens to my life situations. She's always there for advice and recommendations. Thank you Karen.
Karen is wonderful at what she does. She listens and then provides feedback or asks just the right questions to stimulate me to think deeper. I feel very lucky to have her.
She is friendly, kind, shows that she cares. She actually cares what you have to say.
She’s amazing. She comes up with good coping skills and actually listens.
Karen has just been the person I've needed to talk to. She has given me some great perspective into my relationship with my partner and has been wonderful to speak to. Genuinely will miss speaking to you Karen!!! I would recommend you to anyone in a heartbeat!!!! I wouldn't choose to speak to anyone else in the future should I need to do so! Thank you again!
I learned a lot from Karen. She makes me realize a lot things from different situations I experience and learn more on how to handle life. Thankful for her!
I recommend Karen. She will be there to off-load anytime and anywhere you are.
Karen was really great - she listened attentively to get a sense of my worries and gave tangible ways of not only coping but of moving forward in a more sustainable way. Very much recommend her!
I just consulted with Karen for a week and it made me feel better. Her expertise made me believe that she can help me, especially worksheets that she assigned to me. They helped me to see myself in the positive way when I have not thought that way in the past. She always responds to me as soon as she can.
She totally understands what I’m saying and understands where I’m coming from. She has helped me a lot in many different ways with coping with things.
Karen Fischer has been a tremendous help to both myself and my husband. We experienced some rough times in our relationship, and she was there for me to talk to at any time. She would always respond quickly with great advice. Thank you, Karen, for helping to save my marriage!!!
The old adage, "You cannot see the forest from the trees" is one I have always believed in. Karen helps me see the forest in a non-judgmental and compassionate way. I appreciate the way she guides me to a more well rounded way of thinking and I am excited to continue on this path to healing with her. I feel this service is worth every penny and I have already seen success in the few weeks we have been speaking. Thank you, Karen.
She’s a great listener and tries to get to know you as well! Always encouraging!
My counselor was very good with getting back to me and talking to me about my issues, she makes me feel comfortable and offers insight from a different perspective which helps. Thanks!
Karen Fisher is a very supportive counselor. She provides practical advice that is useful when navigating tough relationships. I was initially skeptical about counselling but working with Karen showed me that seeking professional help is essential when trying to repair broken relationships, mental health and well being. Thank you so much Karen for responding to my concerns and giving me well needed advice.
Karen is great. She knows completely what she is talking about, and if you get her as your counselor, you are in good hands. I cannot recommend her enough.
She has been very helpful in all my questions and problems I do appreciate her for thoughts and caring great person for help
Karen is wonderful. She is very supportive and has helped me tremendously through a tough time. She was very timely in responding and even reached out to me when I hadn't messaged her in a couple of days. I highly recommend her to others.
Karen Fischer is simply amazing. I signed up for a month of therapy thinking I would need more than a month to sort all of the issues out. I have never done therapy and didn't really know how it works and I couldn't see anyone being able to help me if I didn't know how to help myself. Within one week I felt so much better which I honestly never imagined my life could improve so much in just one week. I highly recommend Karen she is very professional in the work she does and she responds to you relatively quickly.
Due to my schedule, more than likely I would not be in counseling if I had to physically be in an appointment for an hour like most counseling is set up. The fact that I can write out my thoughts and send them at the time I am thinking about it. Then get an email back later which gives both of us time to collect our thoughts. It is so nice to have time to think about what Karen last said and what my current thoughts are. In the past it was difficult for me to think of everything I would want to tell a counselor in that 1 hour of face to face time. I would leave and then think of some relevant thing I wanted to discuss but it was too late, the session was over. This method works so much better for me. I have had a phone conversation with Karen also that was very helpful. Karen has recommended books that have been enlightening. She is very supportive but also has a way of getting me to examine myself and encourages personal growth. Thank you Karen.
It's immensely helpful to have a neutral party to discuss my issues with. And with several options I can choose the most comfortable communication method for me. I appreciate Karen's thoughtfulness and quick responses.
Karen has been very helpful and professional. She has listened to me and has helped me find ways to successfully deal with some problems I have. I feel very lucky to have her as a counselor!
I think Karen is a fantastic counselor. She responds in a timely manner and gives really helpful, no-nonsense insight into the situation by asking questions and helping you think through the issues. She has given me a lot of tools to be more stable and understand what I need and deserve in a relationship and helped me apply those tools.
Karen responds in a timely manner and listens to your story and makes recommendations such as self reflection, workshops, reading materials and groupinars to help you address your concerns.
My work with Karen so far has been extremely beneficial. She responds to my concerns and questions quickly and with a lot of respect. I appreciate her input and plan to keep working with her.
Karen provided me with some very helpful tools on creating boundaries. I was really struggling with anxiety in my job. The information she presented to me was very easy to understand.
In a time when I felt completely helpless I turned to Betterhelp as my last resort and all I can say is it has exceeded my expectations. Karen Fischer has been patient and kind with me. She has made me feel as though I am the only person needing help because she responds quickly and pays close attention to my life story and current situation. I could not have asked for a better person who I've come to depend on for emotional support and emotional survival tips. Thank you Karen.
Karen is awesome. She has really helped me. Unbelievable the difference she has made in my life. She explains very well! Thank you, Miss Karen !
Karen has been kind and helpful so far, I think she's great!
Karen Fischer is amazing. I didn't know what to expect with this program but I felt comfortable with her right away. She's so patient even when I write books to her, and I adore that. She's really helping me see why I am how I am and offers great means to figure things out from different aspects, ones that I'd not seen before. I've always been rather an "off the record" "psychologist " for friends and strangers alike and being on the other side of the" desk", now I know how everyone I have helped feels. It's amazing to have someone there who doesn't judge and helps me grow and heal. Thank you, Karen, and thank you, BetterHelp. You have helped me start to rise up from a lot of dark places. The sun is peeking out of the dark clouds.
Karen Fischer was great to talk to . She was very objective