Karen Foster Devlin

(LPC)

About Me

I am a licensed professional counselor (LPC) licensed in Oklahoma with 17 years of experience working with children, adults and families. I've worked with those struggling with severe mental illness as well as those individuals who are struggling with issues including depression, anxiety, grief & loss, divorce, LGBT issues, parenting problems and serious and/or life threatening illness.

My counseling style is client-focused ; I think it's very important to meet the client where they currently are in their journey and work from that point. I am very genuine in my day to day life and bring that trait to each session with the belief that in doing so, the client will feel more at ease with being honest as issues & challenges are being processed. I believe that everyone deserves respect and compassion as well as the opportunity to have added support when needed. My approach combines cognitive behavioral, client centered and rational-emotive counseling techniques. Your treatment plan and the direction of our sessions will be tailored to meet your individual needs.

It's not easy asking for help - especially when life is presenting you with more than your share of challenges. If you are ready to take that first step, I am here to support you.

I AM CURRENTLY ONLY ACCEPTING INTERNATIONAL AND OKLAHOMA CLIENTS


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • LGBT
  • Grief
  • Parenting issues
  • Depression

I also have experience in Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Intimacy-related issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Bipolar disorder

Years of Experience: 20

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LPC #4018 (Expires: 2019-06-30)


Reviews

Written by M.A. on Dec 12, 2018 after counseling with Karen for 2 months on issues concerning grief

Very insightful

Written by B.R. on Nov 27, 2018 after counseling with Karen for 3 months on issues concerning relationship issues

Karen has been amazing! She is so knowledgeable, professional, relatable, and kind. As someone who was on the fence about this platform, I can now say with complete certainty that signing up was one of the best decisions I have ever made. Feeling understood and being able to speak your mind without judgement is priceless!

Written by B.R. on Nov 15, 2018 after counseling with Karen for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and intimacy-related issues

Karen has helped me so much in the months that we've been working together. She's encouraging but realistic, and she's willing to call you out on any behaviors that might not be healthy. Working with her has made me a better person to myself and others, and I look forward to continuing to progress with her help!

Written by L.E. on Nov 08, 2018 after counseling with Karen for 5 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, lgbt, and self esteem

I love Karen! She is someone I can trust and can open up to. She makes me feel a lot better about myself, and has been helping me navigate through my anxiety and depression.

Written by A.N. on Nov 06, 2018 after counseling with Karen for 1 year on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, and intimacy-related issues

I like how well Karen listens and searches for ideas to help me handle things, meet people, and more based on the topics of discussion.

Written by K.O. on Oct 28, 2018 after counseling with Karen for 4 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety

Karen has helped me so much and I feel so free to share anything with her. I don't know where I would be if I hadn't connected with her! Thank God for her.

Written by A.N. on Oct 23, 2018 after counseling with Karen for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, and self esteem

Karen has been a blessing to have in my life. She is attentive, listens incredibly well, gives fantastic insight and ideas on how to better myself, and has given me plenty to work with in my toolbox of coping mechanisms. I would highly recommend Karen to any of my friends or family.

Written by S.U. on Oct 16, 2018 after counseling with Karen for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, and self esteem

Karen is extremely knowledgeable, caring, kind, and makes me feel like I can be open with her about the issues I struggle with including family, relationships, communication, and self image. I feel confident that she is one of the best therapists I could have ever been matched with. I’m grateful to be matched with someone who can explain things to me in a clear, concise, and caring manner.

Written by A.S. on Oct 13, 2018 after counseling with Karen for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, and parenting issues

Karen has been a great addition to the support systems in my life. I have really found comfort and guidance from her feedback. Thanks Karen!

Written by B.R. on Oct 01, 2018 after counseling with Karen for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and relationship issues

Karen has been with me through some of the darkest seasons of my life, as well as celebrated with me through small and large achievements. She has been my safe place; where I have never once felt fear or judgement, but found that she will always have my best interest as her primary focus. She helps me find reality when it seems lost, encourages me through my own insecurities and ensures me that the hard work I put into my own healing will be worth the temporary fear and discomfort I may experience while getting there. She was not wrong for the healing I have already gained, and she is still an integral part of my journey forward.

Written by C.O. on Sep 30, 2018 after counseling with Karen for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and grief

Karen is knowledgeable and helpful.

Written by K.R. on Sep 30, 2018 after counseling with Karen for 10 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, and self esteem

I absolutely LOVE Karen! She is so easy to talk to and very understanding! She has a heart full of compassion and love for her clients! Couldn’t ask for anyone better!

Written by N.E. on Sep 14, 2018 after counseling with Karen for 4 months on issues concerning relationship, grief, and intimacy-related

Karen is fantastic and understands what empathy in action looks like. She's kept me sane in my darkest hours, reminded me time and again that I'm not alone and has given me practical tools to move forward. I am so grateful.

Written by W.H. on Sep 06, 2018 after counseling with Karen for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, family, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related, self esteem, anger, and career

I really like Karen as a counselor and feel she is a very good match for me. She always makes an effort to understand me and to make a safe place for me to voice myself. She really helps me understand myself and offers a lot of helpful insight and info. work sheets. I am very pleased to have been matched with her.

Written by J.E. on Aug 16, 2018 after counseling with Karen for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, and trauma and abuse

Karen is amazing. She listens to your concerns and she’s kind and very caring. She’s very helpful, and she gently nudges you to getting your life back to where it needs to be. I absolutely love her.

Written by J.A. on Aug 15, 2018 after counseling with Karen for 4 months on issues concerning depression, relationship, intimacy-related, and self esteem

Karen is amazing. We get along really well and she is very supportive. Whenever I tell her about anything, she always has ideas to help me see things from a new perspective and find solutions to whatever I turn to her with. We mostly communicate through messages and when I write very long messages, she really takes the time to properly go through them and give me the best answer possible.
Couldn't have picked a better person to guide me.

Written by K.A. on Aug 07, 2018 after counseling with Karen for 5 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship, and intimacy-related

Karen has been such a blessing! I have been dealing with a lot of transitions in my life, and she has been very encouraging while also helping me find ways to make things more manageable. I also have something I can take away from our meetings and apply afterwards. She has made such a big difference in my life. Because of her I have already recommended Better Help to several of my friends and family!

Written by C.O. on Jul 10, 2018 after counseling with Karen for 3 months

Karen is so awesome!!!! She truly gets you where you are at, and she gives you practical advice on how to change it. I love the way that she gently will nudge you if you are not maybe being completely honest or there is more to the story. She has saved my life more then once. I am so blessed that I found a counselor that truly gets me, and meets me right where i am at and we go from there :)

Written by M.E. on Jul 05, 2018 after counseling with Karen for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship, trauma and abuse, grief, and self esteem

Karen is a wonderful listener. Extremely patient and kind as she gently nudges you onto the right path. She has the wonderful ability to put you at ease and feel heard. She provides useful resources to help guide you toward your goals.

Written by K.E. on Jun 30, 2018 after counseling with Karen for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship, family, parenting, and self esteem

Karen is very sweet and I love the advice she gives. I love knowing that I can pick up my phone and message her anytime.

Written by B.E. on Jun 29, 2018 after counseling with Karen for 3 weeks on issues concerning relationship, and family

She is a great listener and a skilled counselor.

Written by R.E. on Jun 26, 2018 after counseling with Karen for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, self esteem, and career

Karen is absolutely wonderful. Not only does she listen to you and offers her advice, she works with your own thoughts to solve the problem, which I really appreciate. She values your thoughts and feelings that instead of a stranger I met a couple of weeks ago, she feels like a friend.

Written by L.E. on Jun 20, 2018 after counseling with Karen for 4 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship, intimacy-related, self esteem, and anger

I love her so much! Her help in just these past few weeks has been so beneficial. I can’t thank her enough for the insight she has given to me. It’s so nice to hear a new perspective and she is such a great fit for me.

Written by L.I. on Jun 15, 2018 after counseling with Karen for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, intimacy-related, and self esteem

Working with Karen is really helpful. Her advice is real and to the point! Wish I could meet her in person.

Written by C.A. on Jun 14, 2018 after counseling with Karen for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, intimacy-related, sleeping, self esteem, anger, and career

I'm very thankful for Karen, she has helped me cope. I find thing much more tolerable now. I would recommend Karen to anyone looking for help. I know at some point I may leave BetterHelp when I feel confident enough to handle things. But if I need to come back to BetterHelp I know I will be requesting Karen.

Written by C.A. on May 17, 2018 after counseling with Karen for 6 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, lgbt, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related, self esteem, and career

Karen is really intuitive about my needs and we communicate very well. I have learned so much from her.

Written by D.E. on May 04, 2018 after counseling with Karen for 4 months on issues concerning relationship, and anger

Karen was very helpful, she made me see things from a different standpoint and also gave me a few articles to read!!!

Written by K.A. on May 03, 2018 after counseling with Karen for 1 month

Karen is kind, patient, and gives me wonderful tricks to stay on track. She checks on me if I take longer than normal to respond, which I love. Karen also celebrates with me when I do well. I am happy to be working with her.

Written by K.A. on Apr 21, 2018 after counseling with Karen for 2 weeks on issues concerning lgbt, relationship, family, parenting, and self esteem

Karen is very warm and she always knows what to say. She understands me and she supports me. When I’m having a bad day, she’s always there for me. And after we have talked, I always feel better and she encourages me to become a better version of myself. Thank you for not only being my counselor, but a friend. I would recommend Karen because she is good at her job and she really does her best to help me

Written by A.L. on Apr 13, 2018 after counseling with Karen for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, family, trauma and abuse, and self esteem

Karen is very sweet and very intuitive. Great people skills, and very knowledgeable.

Written by M.A. on Apr 07, 2018 after counseling with Karen for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, family, and parenting

I appreciate the fact that Karen reaches out to check on me even when I haven’t sent an email. She often reminds me to self care and offers advice without a condescending tone. I have enjoyed my experience thus far.

Written by J.A. on Mar 18, 2018 after counseling with Karen for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression

She’s beautiful and very warm. She’s got spunk. You can tell! She sends you things that are helpful and really listens. Karen is a great counselor! A wonderful woman!!

Written by R.O. on Nov 18, 2017 after counseling with Karen for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, and family

Karen is awesome! She is honest and has great ideas to add to your life in difficult situations. I would recommend her to anyone!

Written by A.L. on Nov 07, 2017 after counseling with Karen for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, family, and self esteem

Karen is so caring and insightful! She is not afraid to be honest, but does so with a tremendous amount of tact and understanding. Feels just like talking to a friend, but one who is an expert at approaching a vast variety of situations and emotions!

Written by A.L. on Oct 13, 2017 after counseling with Karen for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, sleeping, self esteem, and career

Karen has been so kind and helpful. She is very professional but also adds in her charming personality. It feels like I'm talking to a friend but one that knows what they're talking about.

Written by P.A. on Aug 22, 2017 after counseling with Karen for 1 month on issues concerning relationship, family, and intimacy-related

Karen has been great!

Written by J.A. on Aug 18, 2017 after counseling with Karen for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, family, trauma and abuse, grief, eating, sleeping, self esteem, and career

Karen is kind and wonderful to speak with. She addresses everything very openly and honestly, and makes sure you are making progress on your personal journey. I look forward to continuing on mine with her thoughtful guidance.

Written by E.S. on Aug 03, 2017 after counseling with Karen for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related, self esteem, career, and bipolar

Karen is really understanding. I'm glad that she listens to me in a nonjudgmental way. That she does what she can to understand, help me calm down, etc, with the information I give her, and that she responds to all my "essay long" messages in detail.

Written by T.E. on Jul 30, 2017 after counseling with Karen for 2 weeks

At first I wasn't sure if Karen would be a fit for me, because I am an over thinker and thought she might be very black and white thinking. WOW! Karen is AMAZING! She immediately checked on me, gave me support and explained in very easy language how she can help me without me losing control. My PTSD and depression were out of my control and Karen has quickly helped me re-set my thinking. She assures me that I am in control of my sessions.... she really cares!