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Karen Hamp, LMSW

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

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.

Professional experience

47yrs in practice

Additional areas of focus: Family conflicts, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Parenting issues, Anger management, Career difficulties, Coping with life changes, 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

License information

MI LMSW 6801009395


These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Karen Hamp. 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.

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

She is a great listener. She is an encourager. Responds right away.

Written on Dec 21, 2022 after therapy with Karen for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, and intimacy-related issues

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

I'm not exaggerating when I say that the partnership I have with Karen - her teachings, her candor, and her support - is the single most valuable factor in my personal satisfaction, healing, and relationships. I'm a healthier person in all aspects of my life because of the work I've done with Karen. I only wish I had found her years ago.

Written on Sep 18, 2022 after therapy with Karen for 1 year and 9 months on issues concerning relationship issues

Karen has been a wonderful therapist for me. She has been supportive in helping me face my anxiety about being an empty nester, and how to understand my new normal in relating to my adult children. She showed me empathy and encouragement in dealing with several areas of my life. I am very thankful to Karen for guiding me to a better understanding of my purpose in life. Thank you, Karen!!!
Deborah Gottschall

Written on Sep 14, 2022 after therapy with Karen for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, self esteem, and compassion fatigue

Karen is a great listener and uses her experience to get through my chaotic life. She is able to identify places I can address and keep me on track with my progress. I could not be happier.

Written on Apr 13, 2022 after therapy with Karen for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and intimacy-related issues