Karen Foster

(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
  • Grief
  • Parenting
  • Depression

I also have experience in LGBT, Relationship, Family, Trauma and abuse, Intimacy-related, Anger, Self esteem, Bipolar

Years of Experience: 19

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

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


Reviews

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 A.N. on Jun 19, 2018 after counseling with Karen for 7 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship, family, and intimacy-related

I enjoy talking to Karen. She listens well and helps me think about various options in life.

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 K.R. on May 31, 2018 after counseling with Karen for 6 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, family, trauma and abuse, grief, and self esteem

I love Karen! She is by far the BEST counselor I have ever had! Very down to earth, real, and compassionate!

Written by B.R. on May 23, 2018 after counseling with Karen for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and relationship

Karen has been an absolute God send to my life. I remember the first time talking with her she asked me, “on a scale of 1-10, how much I did not want to be there,” and my answer was 100. I was in a very broken and desperate place, and she patiently and gently walked me through that brokeness and desperation. I genuinely feel she saved my life; she humbly reminds me that I’m the one that did the work, she was there for guidance. The healing that I have come to in my time with Karen has been far greater than I could have even anticipated. She reminded me that there would be extremely difficult periods of work that would come, but she was there for support, and she always was. I could go on and on, but my words would never be fully sufficient as to how thankful I am for her approach to the work she loves, and the impact her guidance has had on my life as a whole.

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!