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Karen Henderson, LCSW

Stress, Anxiety Self esteem Depression Coping with life changes Compassion fatigue
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About me

I have had the pleasure of serving the community and individuals for over 20 years. I have a Masters Degree in Social Work and am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Illinois. I have had the opportunity to lead a Hospice counseling team, teach at a community college, provide inpatient and outpatient counseling, and work along side an amazing team as Director of a counseling and foster care agency. My style is a strength based approach utilizing cognitive-behavioral and humanistic therapy to focus on rapport building and solution focused outcomes.

Taking time to invest in yourself is critical to your overall health. Most people at some point in their life can benefit from having another person to share their experiences with along with sharing their reactions to those experiences. I look forward to meeting you, discussing your counseling goals, and working towards healthy next steps together. Counseling can be a path to a healthier you.

Professional experience

21yrs in practice

Additional areas of focus: Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Parenting issues, Anger management, Career difficulties, ADHD, Abandonment, Adoption and Foster Care, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Attachment Issues, Blended Family Issues, Body Image, Cancer, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Codependency, Commitment Issues, Control Issues, Divorce and Separation, Domestic Violence, Emptiness, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Fatherhood Issues, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Hospice and End of Life Counseling, Impulsivity, Isolation/Loneliness, Jealousy, Money and Financial Issues, Mood Disorders, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Postpartum Depression, Post-traumatic Stress, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Love, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Somatization, Women's Issues, Workplace Issues, Young Adult Issues

Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy

License information

IL LCSW 149012593


These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Karen Henderson. 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 really listens and is great on picking up on cues to help process underlying feelings and emotions. Give great tools for reflection and thought work.

Written on Dec 16, 2022 after therapy with Karen for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, self esteem, career difficulties, and coaching

A really good listener. That matters a lot.

Written on Dec 07, 2022 after therapy with Karen for 3 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Karen is a wonderful listener. She helps guide the conversation by giving you thoughtful questions to help you sort out how you’re feeling. She is extremely warm, comforting and supportive. I would recommend her to anyone who needs a person to talk to.

Written on Nov 11, 2022 after therapy with Karen for 5 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, and career difficulties

Karen was extremely helpful to me in a time where I was changing careers and my life was a bit murky. She helped me find new strategies and better ways to cope with my anxiety. She helped me build myself back up and identify my strengths and find my confidence again. She is truly an amazing therapist who provides you with the tools to succeed.

Written on Nov 01, 2022 after therapy with Karen for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Karen has made my first therapy experience very comfortable. She has been a tremendous help in connecting the dots in some of my issues. Highly recommend.

Written on Nov 01, 2022 after therapy with Karen for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, self esteem, career difficulties, coaching, and adhd

Karen was extremely helpful to me. She is a great listener and provides concrete feedback and exercises to meet goals.

Written on Jun 27, 2022 after therapy with Karen for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, and self esteem