Karen House

(MA, LPC, MSW, LMSW)

About Me

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.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Addictions
  • Relationship issues
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Grief
  • Sleeping disorders
  • Anger management
  • Self esteem

I also have experience in LGBT, Family conflicts, Parenting issues, Bipolar disorder, Depression

Years of Experience: 22

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LPC #LPC.0005744 (Expires: 2021-08-31)

LPC #0088671 (Expires: 2020-09-30)


Reviews

Written by M.I. on Sep 24, 2019 after counseling with Karen for 3 years

While working with Karen, I feel as though I have been heard, but not judged. I was extremely apprehensive to engage. After having shared some things that I have traditionally been guarded about, I felt a sense of relief. I am definitely going to continue with this process. Something about it felt therapeutic.

Written by L.E. on Sep 22, 2019 after counseling with Karen for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Karen has been a waking point in my life. She’s taught me so much in such little time. She’s a great therapist to talk to, she listens carefully and responds to every aspect of what you wrote. She truly does care about making people feel better and helping them out. She shares lots of articles for references as well!

Written by A.A. on Jul 26, 2019 after counseling with Karen for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, and adhd

Karen has helped me immensely and I feel very lucky that she is my therapist. Would definitely recommend her to anyone in need.

Written by A.I. on Jul 08, 2019 after counseling with Karen for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and self esteem

I feel so grateful to have Karen as my therapist.
She gave me advice and made me understand a lot of things.
Thank you for your patience and kindness. Thank you so much, Karen.

Written by C.H. on May 28, 2019 after counseling with Karen for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, coaching, and compassion fatigue

Karen really understands my needs and has helped me come over many challenges in just a few weeks. I like her approach, I am usually flooded and overwhelmed with emotions. She has helped me address and work some ways I can release negative thought patterns. I've started with her for about 3 weeks now, since working with her I've seen many improvements in how I feel. I've been feeling much more confident about myself and, I'm finding myself returning to enjoying my hobbies again whereas for a couple past years I wasn't able to. I still have much work to do, I know with her continued support I will be to achieve my personal my goals to managing my emotions more effectively.

Written by J.I. on Mar 19, 2019 after counseling with Karen for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and coping with life changes

I feel so fortunate to have Karen on my side. She is top-notch and exactly the personality I need to help keep me moving forward and making progress. She listens attentively and offers advice and concern in a warm and caring manner. I look forward to our sessions and I'm truly grateful to have her expertise and care.

Written by O.L. on Mar 13, 2019 after counseling with Karen for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, and intimacy-related issues

Karen is wonderful! I feel like she really takes the time to understand what it is I'm working through and gives really thoughtful, insightful responses. She has a lot of life experiences that make her a very relatable counselor. I've really enjoyed working with her.

Written by M.O. on Feb 11, 2019 after counseling with Karen for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, and grief

Thank goodness for this program and for Karen. She was there when I needed someone.

Written by E.M. on Nov 30, 2018 after counseling with Karen for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues

Thanks a lot, Karen.

Written by J.I. on Sep 26, 2018 after counseling with Karen for 3 months on issues concerning trauma and abuse

I appreciate Karen's expertise in counseling I am receiving. She has helped me get through the hardest time in my life with real solid advise and direction.

Written by C.H. on Jul 23, 2018 after counseling with Karen for 5 months

Working with Karen House has helped me through my recovery process. I have overcome many obstacles because of the way Karen is as a therapist. I never felt that a problem I was battling would lead to judgment. As she is very transparent and honest she maintains compassion through that. I recommend Karen House to anyone that struggles with mental health and substance abuse issues.

Written by K.I. on May 14, 2018 after counseling with Karen for 1 year and 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, family, trauma and abuse, grief, and self esteem

Karen is.... just amazing. I made progress I never thought possible with her help!! Thank you Karen!!

Written by M.A. on Jun 23, 2017 after counseling with Karen for 1 year on issues concerning stress, anxiety, self esteem, and depression

Karen House is absolutely wonderful. She has been extremely helpful and came up with very effective ways to deal with my issues. Unlike some therapists I have had, I really feel like she listens to me and helps me understand what's going on.

Written by J.E. on Jun 02, 2017 after counseling with Karen for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, sleeping, and self esteem

I was only able to use Betterhelp for a few weeks, but I had Karen House for the entirety of the duration, and I'm really thankful I was matched with her. She is very kind and was able to give me advice and solutions for all the problems I voiced with her, and recommended great resources that aid me beyond the counseling. It felt as though I was talking to a friend, and that I could trust her wholly with my struggles.

Written by D.A on Apr 28, 2017 after counseling with Karen for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, grief, sleeping, self esteem, and bipolar

Karen, is a wonderful, warm lady. I am enjoying working with her and crushing all those goals.

Written by Y.E on Apr 01, 2017 after counseling with Karen for 3 months on issues concerning depression, lgbt, relationship, self esteem, and career

With straightforward and effective tools and ideas, Karen has been helping me to make sense of my life and of who I am.

Through new ideas and even readings and other complementary material shared per my request, our written correspondence, twice or three times a week, is when I can put order on my thoughts and feelings, share it with someone and receive useful feedback and orientation.

Thank you, Karen, for being there!

Written by N.I. on Mar 29, 2017 after counseling with Karen for 3 weeks

Karen is thoughtful, funny and compassionate. She's also direct in a way that is never overbearing just straight laced and i've been so happy to work with her. She gives me space to think things through but never lets me become overwrought.

Written by N.I. on Mar 15, 2017 after counseling with Karen for 3 weeks

Karen is fantastic!

Written by V.A on Mar 06, 2017 after counseling with Karen for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship, and grief

It's been great working with Karen.

Written by L.A on Mar 05, 2017 after counseling with Karen for 1 month on issues concerning depression, addictions, relationship, grief, and self esteem

Karen is very sweet and caring and full of good advice

Written by R.A. on Jan 23, 2017 after counseling with Karen for 3 weeks on issues concerning relationship, grief, self esteem, and anger

Extremely proactive in trying to find solutions and in messaging me on a regular basis. I find Karen really tries to understand my issues and reads everything I write in detail (which must take a while!). Very understanding and helpful.

Written by G.U on Dec 27, 2016 after counseling with Karen for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, sleeping, self esteem, anger, and bipolar

Karen is a real professional, we're a very good team. Thanks for helping me overcome all of this. It was a very good choice.

Written by S.A on Dec 11, 2016 after counseling with Karen for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship, sleeping, and self esteem

Karen is incredibly easy to talk to and very concise and lovely. Even through a few message conversations she was able to help me see where I needed to change my thinking, and has made a big impact on my life. Thank you, Karen.

Written by A.L on Nov 17, 2016 after counseling with Karen for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship, and bipolar

Karen is great. She is responsive and insightful. It is a joy going through this process with her.

Written by M.A on Oct 19, 2016 after counseling with Karen for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship, family, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related, and sleeping

Karen is great! She goes out of her way to find information she doesn't know, and will tell me information she does know, as many times as I need her to.

Written by R.A on Oct 17, 2016 after counseling with Karen for 2 days on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship, grief, and self esteem

I am excited to get to work with Karen I think she will be very helpful to me in this tough time I'm facing.

Written by S.U on Sep 08, 2016 after counseling with Karen for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, and bipolar

I love this form of therapy. I've had many sessions over the years with counselors face to face. By far this has been my best experience. Karen is objective and understands my needs because of her experience, therefore her help has been very insightful and focused. I'm so pleased she was assigned to me. I have a lot of work ahead of me but motivated to take the journey with Karen.

Written by S.H on Aug 14, 2016 after counseling with Karen for 2 days on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, grief, and self esteem

Karen listened to me and gave me options and I really appreciate it, definitely recommend her :)

Written by B.E on Aug 05, 2016 after counseling with Karen for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related, sleeping, self esteem, and bipolar

Karen is very caring and understanding. She gives practical suggestions that really help. Thank you!

Written by J.U on Jul 17, 2016 after counseling with Karen for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, and grief

Going through the most difficult time in my life and Karen is making such a difference. To have access to leave her a message whenever I need to is making all the difference in the world and she's really prompt about leaving them too.

Written by M.A on Jul 03, 2016 after counseling with Karen for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, self esteem, and depression

I love working with Karen House! She has been helping me so much. I am finally starting to get my anxiety under control and I feel like this was the best method for the money I have spent. I get more interaction with Karen more frequently then if I would was going into a therapists office. She is always responds back with in a day and has amazing advice which has helped me tremendously.

Thank you so much Karen and I look forward to working with you more!