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Karen Frontczak Armstrong, LMHC, LPCC

Stress, Anxiety Addictions Relationship issues Trauma and abuse Self esteem
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About me

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.

Professional experience

25yrs in practice

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

License information




IL LCPC 180001769


These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Karen Frontczak Armstrong. We don't pay anyone to provide their review and they are all made voluntarily. Some people's experience receiving therapy with BetterHelp might be different.

Thoughtful always concerned with me and my situation

Written on Jan 03, 2023 after therapy with Karen for 4 years and 7 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, sleeping disorders, and self esteem

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

Karen is an exceptional therapist. I have had her support for close to three years. She has gone through the waves of various relationships that I have had and she steers me in a positive direction each time.

She is strong yet emphatic and understanding. She has me see things in different lights.

She is the best!!

Written on Nov 13, 2022 after therapy with Karen for 3 years on issues concerning relationship issues, grief, and intimacy-related issues

Karen always responds quickly, and she often takes the initiative to reach out to me when we haven't communicated in a few days - just to check on me.

Written on Oct 20, 2022 after therapy with Karen for 4 years and 10 months on issues concerning lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, and intimacy-related issues

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

She’s a great listener and touches base every now and then to see how I’m doing. She’s been helping me with coping and dealing with life’s challenges. It changed me slowly to a better version of me. Slowly. I’m still getting there. So I really appreciate her as my therapist.

Written on Aug 10, 2022 after therapy with Karen for 5 years on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, and bipolar disorder