I am a therapist licensed in Missouri who has been practicing for over six years. I have experience in working with various range of concerns including depression, anxiety, trauma/abuse, attachment disorders, substance abuse, sexual issues, and LGBTQIA + populations. I also have experience work with couples and family systems.
My counseling approach is warm, open and interactive. I enjoy working with each client to create a unique treatment plan that will ultimately help each client achieve their individual goals. I believe in coming to each session from a place of non-judgment and warm acceptance for where my clients are in their lives and what goals they are trying to achieve. I incorporate approaches from solution focused therapy, EMDR, narrative, DBT and feminist therapies to create a unique treatment approach with each client.
Seeking treatment is a step that requires courage and when you are ready to take that step I am here and excited to help you on your journey.
Additional areas of focus: Addictions, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Adoption and Foster Care, Attachment Issues, BDSM, Kink, Alternative Sex Culture, Blended Family Issues, Body Image, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Chronic Pain Illness and Disability, Codependency, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder (DMDD), Divorce and Separation, Domestic Violence, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Forgiveness, Gender Dysphoria, Hospice and End of Life Counseling, Infidelity, Life Purpose, Midlife Crisis, Mood Disorders, Polyamory / Nonmonogamous Relationships, Post-traumatic Stress, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Love, Sexuality, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Women's Issues
Clinical approaches: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Jungian Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
MO LPC 2016016613
IA LMHC 108400
I've spoken to Michele on and off for two years now and she's a fantastic motivator and great at helping me see new perspectives during my relocation. I don't know how I could ever do it without her!
Written on Jun 14, 2023 after therapy with Karen for 1 year and 8 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes
My therapist gets me. She’s the best.
Written on Oct 06, 2022 after therapy with Karen for 1 year and 8 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue
Karen is Incredibly helpful! Helped me tap into the real roots of my past and really has assisted me in leading a much more proactive and healthy life! I look forward to picking back up with Karen :)
Written on Feb 24, 2022 after therapy with Karen for 8 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, and self esteem
Michele is such a kind hearted person. I’ve made so much progress since having sessions with her and I now have loads of useful tips and tricks to use when I’m struggling. I always find our sessions useful and would recommend Michele to anyone!
Written on Feb 10, 2022 after therapy with Karen for 2 months on issues concerning depression, family conflicts, and self esteem
Highly recommended! She is always there for me and replies right away whenever she can. She is very easy to talk to, and I feel very comfortable talking to her.
Written on Jan 24, 2022 after therapy with Karen for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, and career difficulties
Karen is a wonderful human being. She is so knowledgeable and has really helped me through some shit. I highly recommend Karen to anyone going through anything!
Written on Jan 23, 2022 after therapy with Karen for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, depression, and coping with life changes