Hello. Thank you for visiting my page. I am a licensed independent Social Worker in Ohio and have both a Bachelor's and Master's degree in Social Work from The University of Cincinnati. I do have special interest in relationship issues, and working with couples and have taken some special trainings in that area to further my knowledge of the needs of couples, and while this platform does not address marital counseling, many people have issues related to relationships that bring them to counseling, so that area of interest can help me a great deal even with working with individuals. I have 18 years of experience and have worked with those suffering from anxiety, depression, bipolar, schizophrenia, and other mental health disorders as well as trauma and grief issues.
While all of the education and training is great, I owe credit to life experience and my work with all of my different clients for my knowledge base. I use real life examples to relate to my clients, and I do not mind sharing some of my personal experiences. I am a human and we all have similar needs and emotions, and we should not be ashamed to admit or share them. My sense of humor is something that I value and use in sessions with all of my clients; I am a warm person, but also can be direct and no-nonsense when needed.
I enjoy supporting others in this journey of life. I look forward to meeting you and offering whatever help I can to assist you live your best life.
- Stress, Anxiety
- Relationship issues
- Intimacy-related issues
- Coping with life changes
I also have experience in Addictions, LGBT, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Parenting issues, Self esteem
LISW #I 1600110 (Expires: 2020-03-31)
Karen does her best to respond to my needs. My specific needs are kind of out of her expertise range but she is doing her best to accommodate me . She has offered several remedies to my issue of which I will implement as soon as the opportunity presents itself . Mine is a very delicate and sensitive issue which requires candor on both our parts and we have both had rose to the occasion. It is difficult for me to get into details but I have stepped out of my comfort zone and some of the suggestions that Karen has given me will help.