I am a licensed Social Worker who has been counseling for over 45 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 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.
Additional areas of focus: Family conflicts, Intimacy-related issues, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Depression, Coaching, Compassion fatigue, Abandonment, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Attachment Issues, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Chronic Pain Illness and Disability, Codependency, Commitment Issues, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Divorce and Separation, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Fatherhood Issues, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Hospice and End of Life Counseling, Life Purpose, Midlife Crisis, Mood Disorders, Narcissism, Post-traumatic Stress, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Love, Somatization, Women's Issues, Workplace Issues
Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Mindfulness Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Somatic Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
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Karen is an amazing therapist and has been a great help to me in my healing journey.
Written on Jul 03, 2023 after therapy with Karen for 2 years and 6 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and eating disorders
Karen has been awesome throughout my therapy experience. She has provided me with tools that I can use during my difficult times. She is a good listener and offers constructive suggestions when I need them. I appreciate the fact that she is closer to my age, and can understand where I come from as far as my worldview.
Written on Apr 28, 2023 after therapy with Karen for 7 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, and intimacy-related issues
Karen is fantastic! She is very considerate, thoughtful, and open. She helped me through a very hard and confusing time in my life, and helped me become more independent. She offers advice when necessary. She is a kind caring and compassionate person who can help you through anything in your life.
Written on Mar 16, 2023 after therapy with Karen for 5 months on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, and parenting issues
I cant say enough about how wonderful it has been to have therapy with Karen. She is extremely knowledgeable, compassionate, warm, trusting, a great listener, insightful, all the good things!!
Written on Feb 23, 2023 after therapy with Karen for 4 years on issues concerning depression, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, self esteem, and adhd
Karen helped me through the rough patches of my new relationship, she helped me learn and understand my triggers and develop tools to navigate. She was patient and kind to me, especially when I was anxious and all over the place! I highly reccommend her. Looking forward to working with her again, sometime in the future!
Written on Feb 07, 2023 after therapy with Karen for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and self esteem
Karen Hamp was my therapist for over 6 months. She helped me overcome a lot of anxiety and anger in my life. She was approachable and non judgemental making it easy for me to confide in her. I learned techniques on how to live my life with more joy and less second guessing. I would highly recommend Karen Hamp to others looking for help.
Written on Dec 20, 2022 after therapy with Karen for 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, and parenting issues