Karen Hamp

(MSW, ACSW, LMSW-M)

About Me

I am a licensed Social Worker who has been counseling for over 40 years. I have worked with all ages and many kinds of people. I work well with those who face life changes of all kinds, and with people who find themselves needing more stability, freedom, and satisfaction in their lives or relationships. I have worked in private practice, hospice, stress management, and medical settings. If you are finding yourself depressed, anxious, worried, confused, or grieving I am ready to help. Counseling can start with whatever you are experiencing now, and help you through to a better place.
Counseling is a way to look at your life and its patterns, and find better ways to cope with problems or changes, to help make hard decisions, or just live your daily life free of anxiety and depression. Beyond that, it is a way to help you reach your potential, both as an individual and in relationships.
Whatever the reason for your wanting some help, I will use care, strength, and respect, as well as knowledge and skill to work with you and meet your goals. If things seem dark, we search for light and life. When you lose your way or a sense of who you are, we can find your identity and your relationship to life again.
If you are coping with difficult circumstances, we can determine how best to cope, and whether to change your life.
We can work by phone, video, live chat, or messaging, Scheduled weekly sessions are encouraged and available although not mandatory.
We will start by gathering information, getting to know each other, and building a relationship.
Thank you for caring enough about your life to contact me. I look forward to working with you.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Relationship issues
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Self esteem
  • Depression

I also have experience in Family conflicts, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Parenting issues, Career difficulties, Coping with life changes, Coaching, Compassion fatigue

Years of Experience: 40

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LMSW #3827133 (Perm ID - 6801009395 (Expires: 2021-04-30)


Reviews

Written by R.I. on Jun 11, 2019 after counseling with Karen for 2 months on issues concerning depression, and grief

She had helped me with the loss of three of my family members and having to withdrawal from school due to that. She's is a great.

Written by N.I. on Apr 25, 2019 after counseling with Karen for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, self esteem, and coping with life changes

I would 100% recommend this counselor. She has already helped me do so much for myself, and I admit, it's at a time where I need it most. She's very respectful, very caring, and she's open to messaging, voice calling, and video calling; whatever you're comfortable with. We take the time to work on me, what I need, what's important, and it feels amazing to have someone like her. If I need her, she's there!

Written by D.A. on Apr 10, 2019 after counseling with Karen for 5 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, and parenting issues

Karen has been an absolute gift. Throughout the course of our time together she has been able to support and guide me in so many ways. She takes the time to listen carefully to expressed needs and concerns, but is also highly skilled in picking up on things that I hadn’t yet recognized or acknowledged in myself. This really helped me to see things from a new perspective and gave me the opportunity to address the true roots of my problems. I always feel like she is truly invested in my health, happiness and well being. She has a very natural way of incorporating healing work into the discussion; it never feels like ‘therapy’ or like I’m being ‘managed’. I always left my appointments feeling better and always looked forward to the next time we would speak. I can’t say enough good things! I highly recommend Karen, she’s an absolute pro. I’m so grateful to have found her through BetterHelp.

Written by A.D. on Apr 01, 2019 after counseling with Karen for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and coping with life changes

Karen is great! She is very professional and has helped me termendusly. I would definitely recommend her to any of my friends and family.

Written by C.A. on Dec 15, 2018 after counseling with Karen for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, intimacy-related issues, and self esteem

I’ve been working with Karen for about a month now, and so far I have really enjoyed our time together. She is such a great support and offers great insight to a variety of situations.

Written by K.E. on Jun 26, 2018 after counseling with Karen for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and intimacy-related

She's fantastic. It's like being counseled by my grandmother. Very loving and caring. Big support from her.

Written by J.A. on May 05, 2018 after counseling with Karen for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, family, and trauma and abuse

Karen is a great listener, and truly cares and wants to help!

Written by C.O. on Mar 22, 2018 after counseling with Karen for 4 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and career

Karen is amazing! Working with her for a while now, I feel more in control and have a lot of new tools to be able to cope and be happier in life. Thank you so much Karen.

Written by M.I. on Mar 01, 2018 after counseling with Karen for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family, and intimacy-related

Karen has given me advice that I have never had before and that advice truly helped me. It's only been a few weeks, but in this short time she helped me more than a couple years with other therapists had.

Written by V.A. on Jan 19, 2018 after counseling with Karen for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related, and self esteem

Karen has been a pleasure to work with. She really helped me to work through a pretty tough time in my life. Karen helped me to discover the tools that worked for me to sort out my crazy mixed up emotions during a time when I felt like my world was spinning out of control. I didn't know much about PTSD but she helped me to see how it was affecting me and what my triggers are. She was the exact mix of advice, encouragement and security I needed to face my past and deal with my present.

Written by C.R. on Jan 17, 2018 after counseling with Karen for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship, family, trauma and abuse, and self esteem

Great listener, encouraging , and knowledgable!

Written by T.I. on Jan 17, 2018 after counseling with Karen for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship, trauma and abuse, and intimacy-related

Karen is very supportive, open, and easy to communicate with. She responds very quickly and follows up in a very timely manner. I’ve been very impressed with her professionalism and expertise. Looking forward to continued work with Karen - she’s been helpful from day one.

Written by J... on Jan 08, 2018 after counseling with Karen for 2 months on issues concerning relationship

Thank you Karen!

Written by C.H. on Dec 14, 2017 after counseling with Karen for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family, trauma and abuse, grief, and self esteem

She has greatly helped me! I feel like I can get back on my feet and start walking again! She is very compassionate and very helpful! I was looking for options to be at home and BetterHelp was like a dream and it came true. It has helped me so much!

Written by S.U. on Dec 12, 2017 after counseling with Karen for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety

Karen is been immensely helpful as I work through some life issues. She has provided thoughtful insight and recommendations that have been very helpful. Would recommend highly!

Written by B.R. on Nov 21, 2017 after counseling with Karen for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship

Karen has been the perfect counselor for me, she understood me from the very beginning. She has changed my life for the better. She asked questions that no one has ever asked me before and it really made me think. I was a little skeptical about joining BetterHelp but I had no where else to turn and I am so glad I joined.

Written by D.A. on Sep 11, 2017 after counseling with Karen for 2 months on issues concerning relationship

Karen understands what my goal is and works to make that happen.

Written by V.A. on Aug 29, 2017 after counseling with Karen for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, grief, and self esteem

Karen is extremely compassionate. She listens actively and has a way of offering insight without judgement. She is the best therapist I have found, and I've looked far and wide. BetterHelp is great, for those of us who live in areas where therapists are not plentiful. Thanks to both Karen and BetterHelp for their services.

Written by S.A. on Jul 17, 2017 after counseling with Karen for 3 weeks on issues concerning trauma and abuse

She's been very helpful, and is more than my in-person therapy that I've had in the past.

Written by L.Y. on Jun 30, 2017 after counseling with Karen for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship, trauma and abuse, and career

Karen has provided the best experience I could ask for in counseling. I also love how everything is set up on Betterhelp, it's a very comfortable setting.
I am not good at putting my thoughts or emotions into words, and Karen has really helped me to do that. Through her help and support I am in a better place today and continuing my journey to healing, and for that I will be forever grateful.