I enjoy walking with clients on their journey to improved mental and emotional health. Most of us spend our lifetimes trying to understand and grasp the ideas that lead to more happiness and better well-being. It is still an honor, even after 30 years of practice, to be chosen to accompany people on that path. I most enjoy issues related to phases of life, work (such as burnout, job stress, or career changes), and maintaining recovery from addiction. But, being in the business for a while means I've worked with people on all sorts of goals.
I attended Arkansas Tech University in Russellville for an undergraduate degree and then the University of Central Arkansas in Conway for a Master's of Science Degree. I have licenses to practice as an LPC-S (Licensed Professional Counselor with Supervision specialty), LPE-I (Licensed Psychological Examiner with Independent Practice and a technology certificate), and LADAC (Licensed Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselor).
I tend to use Rogerian (Person-Centered) theory as a base and then build on that with Cognitive Behavioral tools.
When the COVID pandemic occurred in 2020, I made the accidental discovery that technology counseling was really enjoyable. I would not have believed that until I had to try it. Now, I'm contracting with BetterHelp because of their technology platform.
People seem to describe my personality with words like calm, kind, understanding, patient, encouraging, and helpful. If that matches the characteristics you are looking for, then let's talk and find out what goals interest you!
Additional areas of focus: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Sleeping disorders, Bipolar disorder, Depression, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Codependency, Commitment Issues, Communication Problems, Divorce and Separation, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Emptiness, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, First Responder Issues, Guilt and Shame, Isolation/Loneliness, Jealousy, Midlife Crisis, Money and Financial Issues, Mood Disorders, Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Phobias, Postpartum Depression, Process addiction (porn, exercise, gambling), Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Love, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Women's Issues, Workplace Issues, Young Adult Issues
Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
AR LPC P0208040
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Karen has been most helpful. She listens and is very , knowledgeable, patient and laid back. I would highly recommend her.
Written on May 17, 2022 after therapy with Karen for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, grief, and coping with life changes
Thank you for all that you do. Thank you for validating my emotions when I feel as if they’re silly.
Written on Feb 10, 2022 after therapy with Karen for 8 months on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, self esteem, and coping with life changes
Very nice and helpful, very patient to 10/10 would recommend
Written on Oct 18, 2021 after therapy with Karen for 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, coping with life changes, and adhd
Karen was a great help. Got me through what I needed help with.
Written on Oct 11, 2021 after therapy with Karen for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes
Karen has been extremely helpful in helping my process the big changes in my life.
Written on Oct 06, 2021 after therapy with Karen for 4 months on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, and coping with life changes
I was hesitant for years to try counseling, for so many reasons. But after my first session with Karen I knew I’d found exactly what I needed. She’s helped me through so much already in the last two months that I honestly don’t know how I would’ve made it out of things without her support. If you’re reading this and are looking for a sign that you need Karen in your life, HERE IS YOUR SIGN!
Written on Jul 14, 2021 after therapy with Karen for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, and anger management