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 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!


Specialties

  • Relationship
  • Self esteem
  • Career
  • Depression

I also have experience in Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, LGBT, Family, Grief, Intimacy-related, Sleeping, Anger

Years of Experience: 21

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LMFT #35001390A (Expires: 2020-04-01)

LMHC #39000166A (Expires: 2020-04-01)


Reviews

Written by N.. on May 28, 2018 after counseling with Karen for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, family, intimacy-related, eating, parenting, self esteem, anger, and career

She listens and gives solutions. Totally recommended.

Written by C.R. on May 18, 2018 after counseling with Karen for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship, and family

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.

Written by E.M. on May 07, 2018 after counseling with Karen for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, family, sleeping, parenting, self esteem, and anger

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.

Written by S.A. on Apr 21, 2018 after counseling with Karen for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family, grief, sleeping, self esteem, anger, career, and bipolar

She if firm, but fair, engaging, open minded, honest and very caring!

Written by T.H. on Apr 11, 2018 after counseling with Karen for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, and anger

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.

Written by M.I. on Apr 10, 2018 after counseling with Karen for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship, family, intimacy-related, sleeping, parenting, self esteem, and anger

Karen is fantastic. She really well versed in her craft. She is an amazing counselor.

Written by P.A. on Apr 08, 2018 after counseling with Karen for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship, intimacy-related, and anger

Karen is empathic, experienced and insightful. I am new to both BetterHelp and Karen, but have found both counselor and venue surprisingly good. In fact, there may even be advantages to interacting at a distance, which paradoxically can foster a willingness to be vulnerable and frank. I recommend Karen without hesitation.

Written by J.E. on Apr 06, 2018 after counseling with Karen for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, family, trauma and abuse, eating, sleeping, and bipolar

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.

Written by M.I. on Mar 27, 2018 after counseling with Karen for 10 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family, grief, eating, sleeping, self esteem, anger, and career

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.

Written by J.A. on Mar 23, 2018 after counseling with Karen for 2 weeks on issues concerning addictions

She is friendly, kind, shows that she cares. She actually cares what you have to say.

Written by S.A. on Mar 21, 2018 after counseling with Karen for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship, family, trauma and abuse, grief, sleeping, self esteem, career, and bipolar

She’s amazing. She comes up with good coping skills and actually listens.

Written by B.. on Mar 08, 2018 after counseling with Karen for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, family, trauma and abuse, grief, sleeping, self esteem, and career

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!

Written by T.I. on Mar 01, 2018 after counseling with Karen for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, and self esteem

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!

Written by M.O. on Feb 22, 2018 after counseling with Karen for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, sleeping, and self esteem

I recommend Karen. She will be there to off-load anytime and anywhere you are.

Written by A.L. on Feb 20, 2018 after counseling with Karen for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, and self esteem

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!

Written by N.A. on Feb 15, 2018 after counseling with Karen for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, family, grief, sleeping, self esteem, anger, career, and bipolar

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.

Written by E.R. on Feb 06, 2018 after counseling with Karen for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, family, sleeping, and self esteem

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.

Written by B.E. on Jan 29, 2018 after counseling with Karen for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship, family, and parenting

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!!!

Written by L.A. on Jan 24, 2018 after counseling with Karen for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship, family, trauma and abuse, and anger

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.

Written by N.O. on Jan 24, 2018 after counseling with Karen for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family, parenting, self esteem, and career

Very good.

Written by R.Y. on Jan 20, 2018 after counseling with Karen for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship, and intimacy-related

Helpful, good suggestions.

Written by J.A. on Dec 22, 2017 after counseling with Karen for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, trauma and abuse, and self esteem

She’s a great listener and tries to get to know you as well! Always encouraging!

Written by G.W. on Dec 14, 2017 after counseling with Karen for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship

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!

Written by B.R. on Dec 12, 2017 after counseling with Karen for 6 days on issues concerning relationship, family, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related, and self esteem

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.

Written by R.U. on Nov 16, 2017 after counseling with Karen for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship, family, intimacy-related, and self esteem

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.

Written by J.A. on Nov 11, 2017 after counseling with Karen for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship, and anger

She has been very helpful in all my questions and problems I do appreciate her for thoughts and caring great person for help

Written by J.E. on Nov 07, 2017 after counseling with Karen for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and grief

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.

Written by M.I. on Oct 13, 2017 after counseling with Karen for 2 weeks on issues concerning 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 on issues concerning 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 on issues concerning 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 on issues concerning 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 on issues concerning 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 on issues concerning 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 on issues concerning 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 on issues concerning 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 on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship, family, grief, intimacy-related, sleeping, parenting, self esteem, anger, and career

Excellent.

Written by C.H. on Jun 08, 2017 after counseling with Karen for 1 month on issues concerning 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 on issues concerning 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 on issues concerning 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 on issues concerning 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 on issues concerning 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