My name is Karen F Armstrong. I am licensed in three states as a behavioral health and relationship therapist along with certification in two states as an addiction professional. I am also a certified employee assistance professional/career coach.
I have worked for over twenty years in the field of behavioral health/relationships/addictions. In each area I counsel I provide good listening skills, I am nonjudgmental, insightful and supportive. Through the years I have provided support and to help modify problem behaviors to those that suffer from anxiety, depression, poor coping, stress, grief, OCD, eating disorders and addictions. I have also worked with couples and guided them through their relationship problems including affairs, money, stress, and any issue that occurs within a relationship. I have assisted with family conflicts, communication barriers, divorce and with each family provided tools to help families navigate through their difficult times. For older people, I have dealt with issues that arose as they age, including chronic issues, retirement and children as they left home. When working with a variety of addiction disorders I have taught how to celebrate the good stuff in life and to give oneself permission to seek support when needed. I am a good listener, my role is not to judge but to support and validate while exploring options and other solutions to problems. I am here to help one sort through feelings and discover the reasons behind one's mental health behaviors and relationships. I have worked with trauma survivors in the areas of domestic violence, sexual abuse, and PTSD. I have worked to help increase trust issues, heal and feel safe. I have sat on the Board for Domestic Violence in my home state and have extensive training on PTSD through the military. I worked with the military and their families.
If you have a concern about your career, I am a certified employee assistant, I can help talk through your work problems and discuss workable options.
I also provide Christian counseling, I have a strong faith in something greater than ourselves.
Additional areas of focus: LGBT, Family conflicts, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Eating disorders, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Depression, Abandonment, Adoption and Foster Care, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Antisocial Personality, Attachment Issues, Autism and Asperger Syndrome, Avoidant Personality, BDSM, Kink, Alternative Sex Culture, Blended Family Issues, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Chronic Pain Illness and Disability, Co-morbidity, Codependency, Commitment Issues, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, Dependent Personality, Dissociation, Divorce and Separation, Domestic Violence, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Eating and Food-Related Issues, Emptiness, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Fatherhood Issues, First Responder Issues, Forgiveness, Gender Dysphoria, Guilt and Shame, HIV / AIDS, Hoarding, Hospice and End of Life Counseling, Immigration Issues, Impulsivity, Infidelity, Isolation / Loneliness, Jealousy, Life Purpose, Men's Issues, Midlife Crisis, Military and Veterans Issues, Money and Financial Issues, Mood Disorders, Multicultural Concerns, Narcissism, Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Paranoia, Personality Disorders, Phobias, Polyamory / Nonmonogamous Relationships, Postpartum Depression, Post-traumatic Stress, Pregnancy and Childbirth, Prejudice and Discrimination, Process addiction (porn, exercise, gambling), Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Harm, Self-Love, Sex Addiction, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Sexual Dysfunction, Sexuality, Smoking/Vaping Cessation, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Traumatic Brain Injury, Trichotillomania, Women's Issues, Workplace Issues, Young Adult Issues
Clinical approaches: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Existential Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
FL LMHC MH8341
IL LCPC 180001769
NM LPCC CCMH0176331
NV LCPC CP1203-R
Karen is an incredible therapist. She listens intently to my situation and I appreciate it so much. She reminds me to live each day fully and to focus on what I can control. I have come a long way in the few years that I have had this therapy. She responds quickly to my posts and she is available in case I really need to speak with her. I give her five stars for this counseling and her work with me.
Written on Jul 12, 2023 after therapy with Karen for 3 years and 8 months on issues concerning relationship issues, grief, and intimacy-related issues
Karen is very good at listening and understanding what I am going through.
I appreciate her in -put and advise and she does a amazing job staying in touch even with my crazy schedule
Written on May 12, 2023 after therapy with Karen for 5 years on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, sleeping disorders, and self esteem
Karen is amazing. I always feel better after talking to her.
Written on Apr 10, 2023 after therapy with Karen for 5 years on issues concerning depression, relationship issues, and eating disorders
Karen reaches out to keep in touch and check in on me
Written on Feb 26, 2023 after therapy with Karen for 5 years and 2 months on issues concerning lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, and intimacy-related issues
I can't express how much I appreciate having Karen there to talk to. She is great at understanding what I am seeing, even when I feel I am not making sense.
Written on Dec 26, 2022 after therapy with Karen for 2 years and 8 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, grief, self esteem, anger management, and bipolar disorder
10 out of 10
Written on Sep 09, 2022 after therapy with Karen for 1 year and 7 months on issues concerning family conflicts, parenting issues, coping with life changes, coaching, and adhd