I am a licensed professional counselor (LPC) licensed in Oklahoma with 20 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.
At this time, I do not have live session availability so am accepting only those clients who are messaging based only.
I am accepting both international and Oklahoma clients!
- Stress, Anxiety
- Parenting issues
Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Trauma and abuse , Intimacy-related issues , Anger management , Self esteem , Bipolar disorder , Abandonment , Adoption and Foster Care , Aging and Geriatric Issues , Caregiver Issues and Stress , Chronic Pain Illness and Disability , Divorce and Separation , Domestic Violence , Family of Origin Issues , Guilt and Shame , Isolation/Loneliness , Mood Disorders , Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks , Posttraumatic Stress , Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) , Self-Love , Women's Issues Read more...
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy
LPC #4018 (Expires: 2021-06-30)
I love working with her. She's always there when I need an ear!
She’s amazing and I love the time and care she provided me over the last several years. She is my safe space and I treasure her.
Karen is a wonderful counselor. She sweet, kind and understanding and really cares about her clients. She is full of experience and great advice and is extremely professional. 10/10 would reccomend to anyone.
Karen has offered tremendous support for me as I have entered a very difficult stage of life in becoming a full-time caregiver for my aging mother who has dementia. Karen has offered insight, and reminded me of important priorities, and has offered practical support and ideas as well. She easily relates to my thoughts and ideas and offers grounding support and guidance. She has been particularly helpful in helping place perspective on the coronavirus pandemic. I would recommend Karen to anyone seeking support and insight into their own thoughts and behaviors. Thank you Karen!
I have come to work through many internal issues and wounds with Karen’s support. Through counseling with Karen via BetterHelp, I have discovered, overcome and have healed things I didn’t even know where in me. I’ve grown so much!
I have been very impressed with Better help and the availability of my counselor Karen being available in more ways than a session. I'ts been great to have a way to express some thoughts and struggles between counseling sessions.
Karen has given me some very useful tools
Karen is knowledgable and truly cares about her clients! She always addresses my concerns and it's nice that she obviously makes notes and doesn't just listen without doing any work. I've had counselors think they just need to be an confidential ear for someone to vent to and that is enough. Yes it helps, but it helps a lot more if they can reference your past sessions and actually remember what you vented about! Lol! Karen is a jewel!
Karen is amazing! I came into using this app very anxious and depressed, feeling misunderstood by people in my life. Karen really helped me understand myself better and she has made me confident that I don’t have to face these battles alone. She is very understanding and great at explaining things. We’ve been communicating through messaging and she is so great at really putting her thoughts, explanations, and advice into words. Her messages are very well thought out and I greatly appreciate her and am very grateful to have met her through this app.
Karen is kind, thoughtful, and compassionate. She makes me feel heard, and offers heartfelt, insightful comments. She’s definitely helps me to see myself in a new light.
Karen is the best! Wouldn’t want anyone else! She’s very understanding, honest, and it’s very clear she cares!
Karen listens to me and is able to pull my own thoughts out that I didn’t even know I had until she asked the right questions. I feel so comfortable with her and she has been so supportive helping me deal with the grief of losing my son. Highly recommend!
Karen is a wonderful counselor. She always responds to messages within a day or so, and makes sure to check in on me. She’s very easy to talk to, and I feel comfortable sharing things that I’ve had issues sharing in the past.
I appreciate the flexibility Karen provides. She must take great notes as she remembers almost everything I’ve told her!!
I couldn’t ask for a better person to hold me accountable, voice understand while encouraging change and challenging me to be the best version of myself. She has been such a blessing in my life in many ways.
She is simply amazing! She’s very experienced and open minded. She helps with problems big and small. She gives me the tools needed to cope with things big and small. She’s very understanding, compassionate, and insightful. I highly recommend her to anyone and everyone!
Karen’s the best! Talking to her is so easy. She supports me but is also honest and gives good feedback and challenges me. We’re going on a year and even though some of the toughest times are behind me I still gain so much from our meetings together and look forward to continuing our sessions for the foreseeable future!
Karen has quickly gained my trust as a therapist. She tells it straight! There is no sugar coating and that’s what I need...HONESTY! She has helped me between scheduled sessions when a problem arises! She is a fantastic therapist...(and I have had a few!)
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!
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
Karen is knowledgeable and helpful.
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.
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.
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.
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 :)
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.
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.
She is a great listener and a skilled counselor.
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.
Working with Karen is really helpful. Her advice is real and to the point! Wish I could meet her in person.
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.
Karen is really intuitive about my needs and we communicate very well. I have learned so much from her.
Karen was very helpful, she made me see things from a different standpoint and also gave me a few articles to read!!!
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.
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
Karen is very sweet and very intuitive. Great people skills, and very knowledgeable.
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.
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!!
Karen is awesome! She is honest and has great ideas to add to your life in difficult situations. I would recommend her to anyone!
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!
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.
Karen has been great!
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.
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.
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!