Karen Fischer

(LMFT, LMHC)

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 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 would enjoy meeting you and helping you in this chapter of your life. Let's get to work!


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Relationship
  • Self esteem
  • Depression

I also have experience in Addictions, LGBT, Family, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Intimacy-related, Sleeping, Parenting, Anger, Career

Years of Experience: 21

Licensing

LMFT #35001390A (Expires: 2018-04-30)

LMHC #39000166A (Expires: 2018-04-30)


Reviews

Written by M.I. on Oct 13, 2017 after counseling with Karen for 2 weeks depression, stress, anxiety, grief, sleeping, self esteem, and career

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.

Written by R.A. on Oct 11, 2017 after counseling with Karen for 3 weeks relationship, family, and intimacy-related

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.

Written by S.A. on Oct 08, 2017 after counseling with Karen for 2 weeks depression, stress, anxiety, sleeping, and self esteem

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.

Written by B.R. on Oct 02, 2017 after counseling with Karen for 2 weeks stress, anxiety, relationship, family, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related, and sleeping

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!

Written by B.R. on Sep 30, 2017 after counseling with Karen for 1 month relationship, and self esteem

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.

Written by R.E. on Sep 11, 2017 after counseling with Karen for 2 months depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, family, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related, sleeping, parenting, and self esteem

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.

Written by M.A. on Sep 10, 2017 after counseling with Karen for 2 weeks stress, anxiety

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.

Written by B.R. on Aug 24, 2017 after counseling with Karen for 2 weeks depression, and stress, anxiety

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.

Written by E.L. on Jun 20, 2017 after counseling with Karen for 1 month depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship, family, grief, intimacy-related, sleeping, parenting, self esteem, anger, and career

Excellent.

Written by M.I. on Jun 09, 2017 after counseling with Karen for 3 weeks depression, stress, anxiety, family, grief, eating, sleeping, self esteem, anger, and career

Karen has been wonderful so far. She has offered some really insightful and helpful advice and just being able to get my thoughts in writing has helped me to make some decisions. I'm looking forward to continuing sessions with her.

Written by C.H. on Jun 08, 2017 after counseling with Karen for 1 month depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, family, and self esteem

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.

Written by T.E. on Jun 05, 2017 after counseling with Karen for 3 weeks depression, stress, anxiety, family, and grief

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 !

Written by H.E. on May 31, 2017 after counseling with Karen for 3 weeks depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, family, grief, intimacy-related, and self esteem

Karen has been kind and helpful so far, I think she's great!

Written by S.A. on May 15, 2017 after counseling with Karen for 3 weeks depression, stress, anxiety, family, grief, intimacy-related, sleeping, and self esteem

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.

Written by S.A. on May 05, 2017 after counseling with Karen for 3 weeks stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship, family, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related, eating, sleeping, self esteem, anger, and career

Karen Fischer was great to talk to . She was very objective