I am a licensed Social Worker who has been counseling for over 45 years. 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 with recovery from trauma, and from dysfunctional or addictive family patterns. I have worked with chronic illness, and issues of aging and change . If you presently are looking for help with depression, anxiety, worries, confusion about your life or about leftovers from past events, I am ready to help. Counseling can start with who and where you are now, and move you through to be better, more satisfactory and healthy place in your life.
Counseling is a way to look at your life and patterns, and help you heal from the past, make hard decisions in the present, solve difficult dilemmas, and work toward an even better future. Beyond that, it is a way to help you solidify your individual potential and identity, and build close and successful 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.
- Stress, Anxiety
- Relationship issues
- Trauma and abuse
- Self esteem
I also have experience in Family conflicts, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Parenting issues, Career difficulties, Coping with life changes, Coaching, Compassion fatigue
LMSW #3827133 (Perm ID - 6801009395 (Expires: 2021-04-01)
Karen is wonderful! She has a wealth of experience and knowledge while still being so caring and genuine. I am grateful for the support and tools she has given me!
Karen is an excellent counselor and person. She is an excellent listener, is encouraging and very non-judgmental. I feel safe discussing delicate topics with her and she encourages me to speak freely about whatever I am thinking or feeling. Karen has helped me undercover the deeper issues to many of my situations and create healthy coping mechanisms that help move me towards my goals and improve my quality of life. I am very thankful to be working with Karen and would highly recommend her.
Karen has helped me through some very turbulent times of adjustment. Because of her help I have been able to understand my past mistakes and begin a new healthy relationship. She has also helped me in my transition between occupations and finding what makes me truly happy by evaluating my life goals.
I have found Karen's empathy, reframing, and gentle, yet professional, approaches to my concerns to be soothing and beneficial each time we message or engage in a live session!
Karen was immediately kind, open hearted, and knowledgeable. She helped me through an acute crisis with expertise and compassion. Have been raving about her and BetterHelp to all my friends. For real.
I've been back several times to connect with Karen as my therapist. She's a wonderful support person and provides realistic guidance towards healing. I have recommended BetterHelp to so many people. Thanks for the service :)
Karen has been an essential part of my growth journey for the majority of this year. My self-esteem has grown steadily, joined by a confidence I had when I was younger but hadn't been able to find within myself for a very long time. Karen helped me uncover a pattern that has caused intense mental anguish for much of my life and also helped me whether the emotional roller coaster that followed as we untangled it, using a variety of techniques. She is calm, caring, experienced, and wise, and I am very grateful to be working with her!
Karen is fantastic! She really takes time to understand you and your concerns. My husband appreciates her so much and would recommend her to anyone.
Karen provides great prospective to difficult situations.
Karen is very kind and caring while being able to honestly provide feedback and asks the right questions to narrow down what the issue/s are. She has provided additional resources and offers scenarios to help explain things or even how to approach them on your own. She gives concrete suggestions for things to work on between appointments to help you to resolve issues along the way.
Karen is extremely responsive and supportive. She is flexible and meets me where I'm at. She's also great at checking in on goals we have set together and aligning our time to make progress on those goals. Appreciate her greatly!
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.
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!
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.
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.
She's fantastic. It's like being counseled by my grandmother. Very loving and caring. Big support from her.
Karen is a great listener, and truly cares and wants to help!
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.
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.
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.
Great listener, encouraging , and knowledgable!
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.
Thank you Karen!
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!
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!
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.
Karen understands what my goal is and works to make that happen.
She's been very helpful, and is more than my in-person therapy that I've had in the past.
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.