Hi! I'm Karen and I'm so happy that you've gained the courage to ask for help! I've been a counselor for 18 years, and have worked with a broad range of clients. My style is casual, but I really like to focus on problem solving. My hope is that you'll come out of your first session with a couple of tools that, if you apply them, will help relieve the problem. During every session, we build onto the foundation we've laid, increasing your tools and addressing any new issues. I'm a great listener, and am able to tease out things that might guide you to relief. Counseling is a great tool, but its a two way street - you'll have some homework and activities to do between sessions, and it's important that you fully engage in your healing. I have expertise with Military - active duty or veterans and have worked with Regular and SOF troops, spouses and families. I believe in empowerment for my clients, and my hope is that through our work together, you can heal and move through your problems with strength, integrity and grace.
Additional areas of focus: LGBT, Family conflicts, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Bipolar disorder, Depression, Attachment Issues, Co-morbidity, Codependency, Commitment Issues, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, Divorce and Separation, Domestic Violence, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Emptiness, Expats, Family Problems, First Responder Issues, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Isolation / Loneliness, Life Purpose, Military and Veterans Issues, Mood Disorders, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Post-traumatic Stress, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Traumatic Brain Injury, Women's Issues
Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Existential Therapy, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Gottman Method, Jungian Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
CO LPC LPC.0005744
NM LPCC CCMH0088671
Amazing woman. I trust her and she’s like a walking super hero.
Written on Oct 06, 2021 after therapy with Karen for 2 months
Karen has taken me from being a suicidal patient with no confidence to a competent, independent person with a toolbox full of tactics to tackle every challenge that comes my way. Her laid-back demeanor sets me at ease, yet she takes my issues seriously. It helps that Karen is a kindred spirit to me: she loves to travel, lives simply, and isn't opposed to moving across the country on a whim. I would highly recommend Karen to any one of my friends!
Written on Aug 12, 2021 after therapy with Karen for 11 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, eating disorders, self esteem, anger management, and career difficulties
Karen is personable and a great listener. She knows when to prompt me for more information and helps open my mind to different possibilities within the issues Im facing and challenges me to do better and pursue my goals. She offers me support where and when I need it and I appreciate her time and expertise so much! Love working with Karen!
Written on Apr 15, 2021 after therapy with Karen for 10 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, anger management, career difficulties, coaching, compassion fatigue, and adhd
I feel so grateful to have Karen as my therapist. She has been helping me in many ways, and I'm feeling better day by day. Thank you so much Karen
Written on Aug 30, 2020 after therapy with Karen for 1 year and 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and self esteem
Karen is awesome!
Written on Aug 17, 2020 after therapy with Karen for 2 weeks
Only have a couple of weeks talking to Karen. What a relief, she listens, holds me accountable, and is always willing to give a helpful, noncritical feedback about some of my bad habits, relationships, friendships, anger.
Written on Jan 07, 2020 after therapy with Karen for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, and compassion fatigue